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Windows 7: How do I reboot my Laptop when the BIOS settings won't let me?

10 Apr 2013   #11
zilean0475

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Wait....

I think I went a bit too far...


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10 Apr 2013   #12
zilean0475

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think I went a bit too far.....I could've just pulled it out of its slot where it was getting its electricity.
Oh well it was fun...now the hard part. PUtting it all back together. xD
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10 Apr 2013   #13
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

lol hope it goes back together again and you don't have any parts left over (hate it when that happens)

and you didn't go too far.... it's a learning thing. now you know how to take apart your laptop. upgrading RAM and such will be easier should you choose to also it's good to open it up and clean out any dust with canned air.
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10 Apr 2013   #14
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Your CMOS battery is not soldered. But a riproaring pain to get to.

Thorsen's link to your manual will give you a section for coin-cell battery removal.

You basically have to strip down the entire laptop until you get the motherboard off.

Print out the routine and put all the screws on a labeled section of your work table where each set came from. I like to put a white sheet down and use masking tape to write on (stuck to the sheet). DO NOT MIX UP THE SCREWS!!!

Leave the battery out for at least an hour. Have lunch or dinner. That will clear the BIOS password.
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10 Apr 2013   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I wish I had found this thread sooner to advise you that removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the password. The BIOS in a laptop is different from what is in a desktop. Removing the battery will not reset the password. The chip that is used to store the passwords can retain its info even if the CMOS battery is removed. Its done that way on purpose so if the laptop is lost or stolen the password can't easily be bypassed.
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10 Apr 2013   #16
zilean0475

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zilean0475 View Post
I think I went a bit too far...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I wish I had found this thread sooner to advise you that removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the password. The BIOS in a laptop is different from what is in a desktop. Removing the battery will not reset the password. The chip that is used to store the passwords can retain its info even if the CMOS battery is removed. Its done that way on purpose so if the laptop is lost or stolen the password can't easily be bypassed.
So in your words...the BIOS passwords' will not change? I didn't mind at all disassembling my laptop apart.
I have not reassemble my laptop together because I'm taking the process of installing every little part back the way it was according to my documentation.

Oh well I guess I'll live with Windows Home Premium 64 bit :|
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10 Apr 2013   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zilean0475 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zilean0475 View Post
I think I went a bit too far...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I wish I had found this thread sooner to advise you that removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the password. The BIOS in a laptop is different from what is in a desktop. Removing the battery will not reset the password. The chip that is used to store the passwords can retain its info even if the CMOS battery is removed. Its done that way on purpose so if the laptop is lost or stolen the password can't easily be bypassed.
So in your words...the BIOS passwords' will not change? I didn't mind at all disassembling my laptop apart.
I have not reassemble my laptop together because I'm taking the process of installing every little part back the way it was according to my documentation.

Oh well I guess I'll live with Windows Home Premium 64 bit :|
Its been my experience that no the BIOS passwords will not change in a laptop when you remove the cmos battery. If you call the manufacturers tech support, and you can prove ownership, they may be able to help you reset or bypass them.
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10 Apr 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Actually alpha I did mention in #4 to contact Dell and zilean I didn't mean to frighten you with the soldering mate I have to own up to not watching that video.
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10 Apr 2013   #19
zilean0475

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Actually alpha I did mention in #4 to contact Dell and zilean I didn't mean to frighten you with the soldering mate I have to own up to not watching that video.
It's all good; let's just hope when I'm done with re-assembling with my laptop that it still works.
I'm expecting that wizard to realize some-hardware has changed and deal with that.
I am currently re-assembling my laptop.
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10 Apr 2013   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Actually alpha I did mention in #4 to contact Dell and zilean I didn't mean to frighten you with the soldering mate I have to own up to not watching that video.
I skimmed though the posts a bit so I missed that.

Some laptop CMOS batteries are soldered in by the way. Most times you don't know until you get it all apart. I've seen instances where there are two or even three batteries used and then attached to the motherboard with wires. Two or three batteries lasting longer than one so you hopefully, never have to replace them.
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