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BIOS Admin Password Reset

Product Name: 15-p111nr
Operating System: Other

Hello, I'm needing a BIOS reset password.  The current halt code is 5C533F4A.

 

I have tried https://bios-pw.org/ and the results do not work.

 

Thank you.

-Timothy

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Re: BIOS Admin Password Reset

Hi,

 

Your notebook is producing a hexadecimal halt code which is stored in ram as a 'one off' and will be re-calculated after a reboot.  This indicates you have one of the later AMI bios's and unfortunately none of the current code generators will work for this - surprisingly, you can still remove a power on password from the machine by removing the rtc cell ( leave the power board connected ) then hold down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc.

 

The bad news is that the rtc is on the 'wrong' side of the system board so will require quite a lot of disassembly - see Page 115 of your Maintenance & Service Guide.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Re: BIOS Admin Password Reset

Hi,

 

Your notebook is producing a hexadecimal halt code which is stored in ram as a 'one off' and will be re-calculated after a reboot.  This indicates you have one of the later AMI bios's and unfortunately none of the current code generators will work for this - surprisingly, you can still remove a power on password from the machine by removing the rtc cell ( leave the power board connected ) then hold down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc.

 

The bad news is that the rtc is on the 'wrong' side of the system board so will require quite a lot of disassembly - see Page 115 of your Maintenance & Service Guide.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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THANK YOU!  That information helps a lot! =D

 

Not easy, but worth it as the unit ran out of warranty 2 months ago.  Bought it without knowing there was an admin password and I'm trying to do nested virtualization which requires the firmware to have that turned on.

 

I can get into Windows....so there isn't a power on password.  Will this method work against the admin password too?

 

Have a blessed day!

-Timothy

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Hi Timothy,

 

You're welcome and yes, it should remove the bios admin password also.

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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SUCCESS!!!  Disassembled using service guide and YouTube video.

 

The only thing that was really weird was one of the plastic covers that covered a screen making the top plate hard to remove.

 

Replaced CR2032 battery while I was at it.

 

Upon power up, CMOS was reset clearing the password - toggled virtualization on.

 

Thanks again!

-Timothy

How to disassembly and update RAM Fan CPU cleaning & Thermal Paste Replacement : https://youtu.be/KZcl2zzak6o ReAssembly: https://youtu.be/c0OUITYzeJc Screen Replacement: https://youtu.be/Q_K_do5u6XM HP pavilion 15-p Series Beats audio edition J8D18EA
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@tjchan

 

You're welcome and good to hear it's Ok Smiley Happy

 

All the best,

 

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I have a 15-r052nr...  disable code is 84869120

 

Are there any master passwords for this model?

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@Leadfingers

 

Enter    31741106

 

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I have a probook 6455b, no disable code.

R there any master paswords for this model?
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@DavidPK

 

A thousand thanks, sir.  Well done.

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