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Alasdair Locke
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omnibook 900b bios password reset?

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I've lost the bios password to my Omnibook 900b...is there any way to reset it? I've tried desoldering the bios battery but it doesn't work! Thanks a lot, any help would be majorly appreciated.
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Jerome Henry
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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

You have to find a jumper somewhere on your Motherboard looking like 'clear cmos' or 'cmos something'. Removing the battery is one thing, you then have to empty your setup...

Remove the battery, move this jumper, boot...

Then put this jumper back to its place, and battery back... No password anymore...

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Alasdair Locke
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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

hey jerome, thanks for the reply. i've had the whole thing apart and nowhere on the board is there a jumper of any description. there are a few pairs of widely-spaced solder pads (too widely spaced for surface mount components, and obviously matched, so i'm pretty sure they're jumper pads) scattered about but as i'm not sure if any of them are bios resets, i don't want to go shorting them out!

any ideas?
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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

Mmmmm... of course, you can call HP support with your invoice number, they will tell you how...

Easiest would be to find an indication on these solder pads. But there is no motherboard specifications nor indications anywhere on HP site... Isn't there somewhere some 'rst' indications ? If not, you can still take the battery off, and wait for the BIOS chipset to empty its charge. But it can take days...

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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

You need to contact HP support and provide proof of purchase to show that you are the original owner. There is no dipswitch or secret password. I believe you have to send the unit in to have the password removed, but I could be wrong about that.

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Alasdair Locke
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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

My laptop is second hand, I have no proof of purchase!

So basically I'm screwed. Thanks HP.

Cheers for your replies guys.
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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

If HP can remove it, then there is a way, and it can't be magical...

If you have no other solution, try the 'wait' technique...

Sorry not to have straight solution...

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Re: omnibook 900b bios password reset?

A BIOS password on a corporate laptop is generally considered a pretty good anti-theft measure and a desirable feature. Without it, the unit is pretty useless, as you've no doubt discovered.

Suggestions would be to go back to who you got the unit from and 1) ask them what the password is, or failing that 2) ask them for a bill of sale.

Sorry, but that's about all I can think of.

See:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis09474
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