View Full Version : Acer Aspire 5610Z HDD and BIOS Locked

09-26-2007, 03:08 PM
The Title pretty much says It all,
My girlfriends mom has some mental issues and promptly stole her laptop and somehow put a HDD and BIOS password on the Aspire, Tried all the backdoor passwords for Phoenix bios, I downloaded Victoria but I have no idea how to use it. Any Suggestions?

09-26-2007, 04:02 PM
For a BIOS password you can either reset the BIOS using the jumper located near the battery or take the battery out for a few minutes. This will reset the CMOS and allow you to get in the computer.

09-26-2007, 04:33 PM
I hate to be a bother:(, but im not entirely sure how to get to it, its covered by the laptop case, and that docent seem like it will let me into the HDD.:confused: Unless theres some smart guy thing im missing here :confused:

09-26-2007, 06:34 PM
hmmm I missed the fact that it was a laptop. Your probably not going to be able to get to the mother board to reset the BIOS. You might have to take it in so a professional can take it apart or be brave and do it yourself. As far as i know thats the only way your going to be able to get around the lost BIOS password.

09-26-2007, 07:34 PM
Yep, if it was a desktop system you would be looking at a 5 min. fix, but for a laptop if you set a bios password on most modern ones its pretty much locked up for good if you forget the password. You will see lots of these on ebay for cheap.

09-29-2007, 05:04 AM
If i remeber correctly on the acer's the bios battery is accessible from under the keyboard.

On the back of the laptop remove the battery and any screws under it, if you look just above the keyboard theres a seperate peice of plastic now remove any screws on the back that could potentially screw into it and remove it (theres normally clips aswell and sometimes you have to slide it either left or right first. Then theres normally a screw holding the keyboard in normally locted in the centre and 'sunk-in' deeper than the rest of them remove that and the keyboard should lift up, careful its still attatched via a zif connector, remove this by pulling up the little tags at the edges of the connector pulling it out (should come out easily) then you looking for either a single cell battery or a black thing in the shape of a battery with a black and a red wire coming out of it.

Thats how you get to the battery (cant be sure if thats correct the though haven't got one infront of me atm)

Also although this will reset the bios password and settings it wont remove the HDD password as its on the actual HDD not in the bios hence you'll have to send it off to a specialist.

also if you do decide to take it apart i recomend you get a blank sheet of A4 and carefully place the screws on the paper in the same layout as on the laptop, also mark each screw's location on the paper with a pen just to be sure.