I've got a laptop that I've been assigned to work on in my IT class and there's a CMOS password on it that keeps it from booting. The owner of it died and their family wants to be able to use it. I opened it up and couldn't find a CMOS jumper or battery, and research on a few other sites indicates that the system is probably using a security chip so that the CMOS can't be erased easily. My options seem to be replacing the security chip or replacing the motherboard, and the chip seems to be a less expensive alternative.
I've only found a few sites selling security chips, and most seem to be resellers that get it from one source. I'm looking for feedback on that source, and maybe alternatives that I haven't found.
The source I found is: