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Factory Default BIOS Password

EliteBook 1040 G3
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

On a newly bought EliteBook 1040 G3 the BIOS setup (F10) asks for 'Administrator Password'. It gives 3 attempts and thereafter there is no error code but just a message 'Press power button to restart'. 

 

Is there some kind of default/factory password on the BIOS? The laptop is all new...

 

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For that model you will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html

 

When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

 

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