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Resetting a Dell Optiplex GX110 Bios Password

By eraser3498 ·
I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex GX110 PC from a school and I was not give the password for the BIOS setup. I tried taking out the battery but no luck there is also no jumper for resettin the BIOS. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion of how to reset get the password for the BIOS. Phoenix Bios Dell Bios version A02. Any help is greatly appreicated.

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by dmiles In reply to Resetting a Dell Optiplex ...

Open the computer cover.


NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.

Remove the jumper plug labeled "PSWD" from the jumper.


See "Jumper Settings" to locate the password jumper.

Close the computer cover.


Reconnect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.


This disables the existing password(s).

Enter system setup and verify that Setup Password is set to Disabled.


Exit system setup.


CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the steps in "Safety Instructions."

Open the computer cover.


NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.

Replace the PSWD jumper plug.


Close the computer cover and reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.


This re-enables the password feature. When you enter system setup, both password options appear as Not Enabled?the password feature is enabled but no password is assigned.

Assign a new system and/or setup password.

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by dmiles In reply to Resetting a Dell Optiplex ...

Open the computer cover.


NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.

Remove the jumper plug labeled "PSWD" from the jumper.


See "Jumper Settings" to locate the password jumper.

Close the computer cover.


Reconnect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.


This disables the existing password(s).

Enter system setup and verify that Setup Password is set to Disabled.


Exit system setup.


CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the steps in "Safety Instructions."

Open the computer cover.


NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.

Replace the PSWD jumper plug.


Close the computer cover and reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.


This re-enables the password feature. When you enter system setup, both password options appear as Not Enabled?the password feature is enabled but no password is assigned.

Assign a new system and/or setup password.
See the following for ref. to jumper setting

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/advfeat.htm#1128421

I am sorry for the double posting

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