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BIOS password reset

Product Name: Compaq 2510p
Operating System: Other



There was BIOS password set and don't have now.

How do I reset the password?

Model: Compaq 2150p


Grately appreciate help from the community.


Thank you





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Member Since: ‎09-24-2010
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Re: BIOS password reset



Try the following.


Shutdown the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and remove the battery.


Remove the rtc cell from the system board - see Page 57 of your Maintenance & Service Guide.


Hold down the power button for 60 seconds.


Leave the machine like this for a few hours, then re-insert the rtc cell, plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the main battery out for now ) and start the notebook.


Unfortunately, if this procedure doesn't clear the password, it probably indicates that 'Stringent Security' has also been enabled in the bios - if that's the case, there is no way of removing/resetting the password.






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