Dell Inspiron e1505 Bios Password

By geekware ·
I purchased a dell Inpiron e1505 laptop with a bios password. I thought I would some how be able to get around the password, but as of yet nothing has worked. I tried the following.
1. Removed CMOS battery 30 min.
2. Overloaded Keyboard and mouse buffer.
3. typed in eight spaces and some other backdoor passwords.
4. Removed the harddrive to force it to boot from a live linux CD (it will not even do this)
5. Tried looking for the chip were the password is stored to short it. But i could not find the chip.

Every thing i have tried does absolutly no good. When i removed the CMOS battery it cleared the settings in CMOS, because now when i boot up it says invalid CMOS configuration before it gets to the password screen. I found out latter the password is stored on a non-volotile chip. If i overload the buffers it just shuts down. And you can use absolutly no software approach because it does not even attempt to boot from anything until it has the password. So it all needs to be done on the hardware or password level.

Do any of you know of any possible way to get around this.

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When all else fails

by mjd420nova In reply to Dell Inspiron e1505 Bios ...

Call Dell, be prepared to supply the serial number and if it hasn't been reported stolen they will help you get around the BIOS password.

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Dell Inspiron e1505 Bios ...

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You need to call Dell and inquire where their nearest Authorized Service Agent is than take it to them and they will clear the Password but they will also check to see if it has been reported as stolen and if it has they will contact the Authorities and Report the Claimed Owner as is their Legal Obligation.

Of course depending where you purchased this from you could return it to them for a fix or refund.


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unbootable E1505 inspiron

by gerryjet In reply to Dell Inspiron e1505 Bios ...

I have same problem can't boot anything nothing without password (what to do) computer protected by authentication system please type administrator password person I got computer from a Dr. said she had it in her garage for months forgot password

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