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RichardLandis
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G60-235DX Power on password

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I replaced the hard drive in my laptop. I ordered the recovery disks from HP. I installed the hard drive, started the computer so I could put the recovery disk in the CD rom tray. I shut off the laptop and started it back up again. It is asking for a power on password. I unplugged the cmos battery for 30 seconds, that did not fix it. I called HP. AMAZINGLY they actually gave me a little info without charging me $50.00. They said the password is stored in the BIOS. Is there any way to remove this password if I do not remember it?

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erico
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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

Removing the RTC battery for five minutes or more should clear the password from BIOS.

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RichardLandis
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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

RTC battery? is that the little watch looking battery or the main battery?

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erico
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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

That is the little quarter size watch battery. It is also called the BIOS or CMOS battery.

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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

removed it 3 mins ago...will check back in a while

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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

I removed the CMOS battery for over an hour just to be on the safe side, and it worked. TY so much

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Re: G60-235DX Power on password

I am glad to have been able to help you.

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