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I forgot my BIOS password!

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I forgot my BIOS password!

#1 Post by u666sa » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:40 am

W520 is my system, 4270CTO. I forgot it!!! :|


Thing is I forgot it long time ago, but I used to enter BIOS using FP. Then my FP sensor went bad, and only now I ordered and installed the new top panel with FP, color, touch, etc. Basically FP now works in Windows. But when I go to BIOS FP does not light up like it used to. Anyway to make it ask me for my FP in BIOS again?

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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:34 am

Sounds like you set and forgot the supervisor password. If that is the case you will need to remember the password or be prepared to replace the MB sooner or later. The hardware maintenance manual have a write up on setting passwords.

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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#3 Post by u666sa » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:54 am

That's what I forgot yes. Shouldn't the Finger Print reader allow me to swipe my finger to enter BIOS and change settings?

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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#4 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:32 pm

Eh... for all I know you can just replace the BIOS chip in worst case.

On desktops it's just as case of pulling the BIOS battery and using the Clear CMOS jumper 8)
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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#5 Post by u666sa » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:06 pm

I've come to a conclusion that this is it. I forgot my BIOS pwd, and that is that :eek:


Solution #1 xxxx cost is $180.

Solution #2 yyyy and it is cheaper.


Do you think solution #2 will work on my W520?

Moderator edit: the Forum Rules do NOT allow to discuss password removal methods or URLs!

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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#6 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:57 am

Guys, these kind of discussions are not allowed in this forum. I'd edit/delete your posts (otherwise a moderator will)
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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:45 am

jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:Eh... for all I know you can just replace the BIOS chip in worst case.

On desktops it's just as case of pulling the BIOS battery and using the Clear CMOS jumper 8)
It's been mentioned here before: passwords are NOT stored in the BIOS.
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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#8 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:59 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:Eh... for all I know you can just replace the BIOS chip in worst case.

On desktops it's just as case of pulling the BIOS battery and using the Clear CMOS jumper 8)
It's been mentioned here before: passwords are NOT stored in the BIOS.
End of discussion.
You're responding to a post that was edited and is now complete BS... not done by me.
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Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

#9 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:21 pm

I happen to be the Mod that edited u666sa's post and deleted jcvjcvjcvjcv's eBay post.
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