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Old 02-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Locked Dell Inspiron 1520

I found a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop that works, but it's "locked." Here's what it says when I turn it on . . .

THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM, #5HB3GF1-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.

Opened it up to see if I can find the CMOS battery. There is none. Can't even find the CMOS section on the motherboard. I thought some short circuiting might do the trick.

Can any of you tech heads help me with this? RSVP Please email me at lleach823@netzero.net. Thanx in advance for your help.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like the laptop that you found use to belong to a corporate.
Sounds like you have a bios password there.

Depending on how Dell as set that up, you might need to flash the BIOS.


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Old 02-20-2010, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found? Really?

Closing thread. You may be able to flash the bios, but more than likely you can't get anywhere without that BIOS password.
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