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Power on Password problem

By Flash01 ·
How on a compaq armada 1700 can I remove power on password that no one ever set? Is there a simple method?

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by Albert Franco II In reply to Power on Password problem

Just about any computer will lose the BIOS password if you unplug the onboard battery which keeps the clock alive.

This is not a procedure for someone who is afraid to open the box.

If you are in this group then take the computer to a repair facility they can do it very quickly.

Here is an excellent description of the problem you face. It also includes a wealth of possibilities...

Another list of possible passwords:

Another user with a 1700 said this works but be careful when opening the computer...

Remove a single screw from the back (it had a little keyboard picture next to it) - this allows you to remove the main keyboard (be careful..)

There was a PCB sticking out from the front of the (now open) main case. I.e. seemed to be coming from under the buttons for the mouse.

On the underside of this is a small battery holder and 10mm diameter battery. Pop it out with a screw driver. Remove the main system battery and power up ONLY WITH THE AC CABLE - with the battery it doesnt work.

Power up, it counts the memory and complains about lost settings then no-more boot password.

Good Luck,
Al Franco, II

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by Flash01 In reply to Power on Password problem

The sites you gave me the answer.

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