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Bios Chip on mainboard of 6730B

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Could anyone tell me where bios chip is located on the mainboard of 6730B?

I would like to erase and reprogram the chip with an chip programmer. I bought this laptop from internet and it has a bios password and harddrive lockcode. I can not contact the seller anymore.

 

Below in the image i think it is the U21 with a blue dot.

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I have soled this issue.

The bios is the U21 chip (image1). I bought a nano bios chip programmer from ebay and programmed the bios with new firmware.

Now it is password free.

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@Jeethen wrote:

Could anyone tell me where bios chip is located on the mainboard of 6730B?

I would like to erase and reprogram the chip with an chip programmer. I bought this laptop from internet and it has a bios password and harddrive lockcode. I can not contact the seller anymore.

 

Below in the image i think it is the U21 with a blue dot.

 


Since the seller is refusing to respond then you should contact eBay if you bought it through them and file a compliant and let them redress the situation but if it is a individual online then there is nothing more any on hp user can do to help. If this isn't a business laptop you can enter the passsword 3x and get a lockout code and other user can find the BIOS reset password but for the HDD reset there nothing you can do but toss it out and get a new HDD and start over.

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@Jeethen

 

Contact HP.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.htm​​l

 

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

 

Or download these files.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-k​​fX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0

 

Insert clean USB flash drive.

 

Then run USB Image tool.

 

Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE.

 

After restore remove flash drive.

 

Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ”If HDD is installed remove before booting.”

 

At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..   “Then hit enter”

 

Type HPBR   “Then hit enter”

 

First thing is to save your settings.

 

Select #3 re-program.

 

Press “S” to save system information.

 

Type HPBR and hit enter.

 

Select   “FIRST RUN”

 

Then select model.

 

After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT “SECOND RUN”

 

Some instructions here. “If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.”

 

http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios​​​​-unlock-for-dos.html

 

More here.

 

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-​​​​Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility

 

REO

 

I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Thanks for the response, i bhought the laptop from marktplaats. Marktplaats wil not help em to find the seller.

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Hello 

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I have soled this issue.

The bios is the U21 chip (image1). I bought a nano bios chip programmer from ebay and programmed the bios with new firmware.

Now it is password free.

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