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Acer 5610Z... hdd passworded

chookey

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A friend asked me to take a look at his laptop, telling me that he had forgotten his bios password. No problem getting into the bios as it is the hard drive that is passworded.
Am I right in thinking that a replacement hdd would solve his problem and the hdd password would change from "set" to "clear" in the bios?.

The guy is a tinkerer and has to reformat his desktop practically on a monthly basis, lol. Wouldn't have thought that he has had time to put anything of value on the laptops' hard drive.

Chookey
 

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If the hard drive is locked using HDD level password (like xbox) then you will need the original motherboard to unlock it. If you want to stick in a different drive that should not be a problem.
 

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If the hard drive is locked using HDD level password (like xbox) then you will need the original motherboard to unlock it. If you want to stick in a different drive that should not be a problem.
Cheers mate. Think I will try and get hold of a cheapo first to make sure.

Chookey