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BIOS Password Reset and Recovery for Laptops & Notebooks

Do you need to reset, delete or recover the BIOS password of your laptop or notebook? Here are links to do-it-yourself instructions. If you have written a free guide yourself (or if you know of a tutorial not linked here), please submit a new entry.



Acer Aspire 5672WLMiHow to remove the default BIOS password by disconnectng the CMOS battery to resolve a standby problem.
Acer TravelMate 220Take apart and BIOS password resseting guide (in Czech).
Acer TravelMate 240How to remove the keyboard to access the switch 1 - SW1 which is responsible for BIOS password resetting (in Czech).
Acer Travelmate 613TXVComplete disassembly with pictures to get the BIOS password recovered (in German).
COMPAQ Armada 1700/1750 [archived link]This guide shows how to clear the power-on password.
DELL Latitude (unknown model)Take apart and password recovery instructions.
IBM ThinkPad 560XHow to remove the power-on password.
IBM ThinkPad 760ELSupervisor password bypass, hexediting and booting tutorial.
IBM ThinkPad T40, T41, T42, X24, X30, X40IBM laptop harddisk password bypass. A feature badly configured or a bug on most of the IBM laptops T model and X model allows to access to the hard-disk without entering the password by using the WakeOnLAN feature.
IBM ThinkPad T42Lost your IBM ThinkPad Supervisor password? No problem, this guide will show you how to recover your old password. Although IBM claims their ThinkPad BIOS passwords are impossible to break, there is an easy and cheap way to fix this. The stuff you need cost about 5 $ at your closest radio shack type of store. Also you need a spare PC with a serial port.
IBM ThinkPad N.N.A BIOS password recovery proposal.
Olivetti Quaderno [archived link]Lost your password? no need to open the case anymore, here are instructions about using the hardware-reset-key.
Toshiba Tecra 530CDTNotebook BIOS password removal via parallel port, backdoor schematics and soldering tips.
Toshiba (misc. models)How to clear the BIOS password. Different methods for different laptop models from this manufacturer.
Zenith MiniSportLaptop Hacking: Deleting the CMOS password.
Zenith MiniSport [archived link]EEPROM hacking, some notes and pictures, explaining to get rid of the boot password.
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