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#26 andykivo

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:18 PM

Hi Steve6375,

 

It's correct, I Press F2, enter FRED 15+ Times and password remain.

i can keep doing the same thing all day and vostro BIO'S don't lockup at all.

 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

Andy



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:42 PM

That is not what should happen according to those websites!

 

You could try flashing on an old BIOS - but this could trash the mainboard as they mention 'corrupt NVRAM'...



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:16 PM

Can you send a screenshot of what you get? Rather than us trying to guess what you are seeing.

What codes do you see? Service Tag? HDD number? System Number?  FFID? Hint? etc.

 

 

This page has many examples

http://dell-vostro-b...vostro_323.html

Do you have any of these?

 

This page is for 3400 (I don't know the company at all)

http://biospassword....-without-suffix


Edited by steve6375, 10 December 2016 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:25 PM

It seems you can buy replacement chips

http://www.ebay.com/...d-/141591825586



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Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

Hi steve6375

 

Most of those website are using Dogbert program i already try with 6 vendor in ebay (the same guy same vendor with more than 10 listing and 10+ websites offering same service),  and none solved. As i said : As long the Service tag have 7 digits + 4 digits mixed with letter) using dogbert program the password can be removed. I'll take screen shot and i'll post monday (i don't have a notebook with me)

btw the screen shot from http://dell-vostro-b...vostro_323.html none of it are the same what i'm getting., (i'll read these site from UK.)

 

My last step will be the eprom replacement.

 

 

Thanks

 

 

Andy


Edited by andykivo, 10 December 2016 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:44 AM

OK, so what about other possibilities that were mentioned:

 

1. Downgrade to early BIOS

2. Short pins on SEEPROM chip

3. You said you flashed the EEPROM - do you mean the NVRAM SEEPROM that stores the password, etc. or the BIOS EEPROM?

 

If you can replace SEEPROM chip, and you have a programmer, you could just buy one chip and then copy the contents to the others.

 

P.S. re. Dell master pwd - presumably you were very careful about case-sensitive letters?

I am surprised Dell gave you these - were they for one specific system or were they generic?


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