Disconnect the power button cable, status light cable and touch pad cable from the motherboard. It should so a series of letters and numbers, if so then it can be unlocked by dell assuming you can prove ownership. For security reasons, I would request to remove the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the post as it is considered personal information. . Remember the key for your dell might be differ but most Dell laptops use F9.
What you need to do is turn on the labtop, short these pins. In this position the correct pins are the third from the left on the bottom and top. Unexpectedly I forgot the password. Looking at this chip where the dot is is pin 1. This post explains 3 methods for unlocking Dell password.
This is the first program that loads when you turn the computer on before even the Operating System starts loading. Consult your manual for the battery's location on your specific Dell laptop model. When I did it I used another hard drive in the labtop that had xp installed in it. Remove all screws from the bottom. In this guide I explain how to take apart a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Call Dell Technical Support at 800 624-9896 to get this number. Replace it with a new one if needed.
It will open up at a 9. I am sending you a private message as well. As per your private message to us we have replied to you. On the following picture same connector shown in the unlocked position. As it shows the Dell splash screen press F2 to interrupt the normal boot process. Please reply if you have any questions. The solution that you have been looking for There is a eeprom chip that controls the stored passwords on this labtop.
Can any one please tell me how to proceed further for resetting the password? For me E4300 the filename was E4300A06. Lift up and remove the cover. There are four screws securing the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop. The Dell web site also has a tool to. Dell Technical Support will request the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the bottom of the Latitude. You can remove rubber covers with a sharp object. If your device is not listed in.
Start separating the top cover assembly from the base. Please provide me the name as it appears in records via Private Message Click on my name and click on Start Conversation. Also similar to Inspiron M5. I have added you as a friend. Hi Niranjan, Welcome to the community.
Follow the directions on the screen and input your new password where needed. Thanks, Greg Hi Greg, Please share if you are able to boot to Windows 8 after you enter the password. Even more curious: how is this post at the top of New Questions? Lift up and remove the hard drive. This password adds an extra degree of protection against hackers and thieves and prevents a thief from digitally accessing the data on the hard drive. That is all I can think of right now if you have any questions let me know And also that the only posts mr. I reconnected them and put the laptop back together as per the manual.
Some notes about disassembly and reassembly: make sure to remove the monitor screen first. Remove the top cover assembly. Remove five screws securing the top cover assembly. Do the same with all remaining latches. If the computer is asking for the windows log in password and if you are unable to log in to windows, Kindly private message the service tag. Go to Control Panel 2.