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08-05-2021 04:59 AM - last edited on 08-06-2021 01:47 PM by RodrigoB
I have a laptop HP ZBOOK14G2 and When I tried to enter the BIOS to make some modifications, I found that it was protected with an unknown password,so I called the hp support service to get the SMC.bin file, but this file was not given to me,
so I ask you for a way to remove this password, or maybe give me smc.bin. Please and thank you
This is information for my laptop
08-05-2021 09:59 AM
HP no longer distributes these files, so there is no way we can send them to you.
BIOS and power-on passwords are contained in the firmware that is present inside the BIOS chips -- which are soldered to the motherboard and thus, are not replaceable. So, you can't just buy a replacement chip and swap them. Also, neither your nor HP can reset the BIOS password on the current motherboard. Thus, replacement of the motherboard is required with one that has a BIOS chip that does not have a password in the firmware. This is very expensive to do and can often cost more than simply replacing the PC
If you are not prepared to spend the money to get HP to replace the motherboard, you would have to take the PC to a local repair facility to see if they can do anything for you -- but we can not assist in that in any way.
I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
08-05-2021 12:28 PM
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Community.
According to the Community's Rules of Participation:
4d. No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures.
Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP support in your region.
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