04-08-2006, 10:13 AM
I own a Hi-Grade Notino 7200 Notebook, given to me second hand. When I first turned it on, I received a message asking me for a system password - which neither myself or the previous owner know.
Is there a way to reset the password on this laptop? I've searched everywhere for a user manual, sent countless emails, all to to no avail.
The help is much appreciated.
04-08-2006, 10:23 AM
Your last resort is to take out the cmos from the laptop, let it sit for a few hours and how that works. I don't even know where the cmos might be in that laptop. Guess you could search for it. Hmm this link might be useful. http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml
I didn't even know about these. I'm going to try them.
04-08-2006, 10:34 AM
If I leave it, it starts making a REALLY annoying beeping sound, which gets more repetetive the longer you leave it.
And I couldn't find any information about how to reset the BIOS PW on a Hi-Grade machine from that link either.
04-08-2006, 10:39 AM
Guess you aren't willing to open it up then...that is the only way. CMOS is part of the hardware in the laptop.
04-08-2006, 10:53 AM
I've tried that as well. There's a screw in it that won't budge. :(
04-08-2006, 10:56 AM
Looks like everything is going wrong for you? How can the original owner forget a password?
04-08-2006, 11:46 AM
He lost the power supply for it, and once the battery died, he put it in a cupboard, and let time forget the password.
I forked out £40 for a replacement PSU, so one can understand why I want it working! :eek:
04-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Well guess now your only chance is to get that screw out. Maybe you can drill it out?
04-08-2006, 12:19 PM
I could try that. Well, I'll ask my father - I might cause a lot of damage!:rolleyes:
04-10-2006, 11:38 PM
It's OK - the backdoor password was 'maximum' - the manufacturer told me.
04-11-2006, 04:09 AM
I'm surprised they actually told you what it was.
05-04-2006, 05:18 PM
Because I wouldn't stop *****ing about it, lol. :)