Ok.. A friend of mine locked out his netbook with a HDD Password. I opened her up to take the battery out.... only to find it was soldered to the mobo. so, can someone show me the jumper points on the board to clear the cmos?
Well, sh*t outta luck. I did alot of searching on the net, only to find out it is unrecoverable. You can clear the Cmos by jumping the contacts for the battery. but, the HDD stores the PW not only on the Main board, but in a secret sector right on the Platters. so the only way you can get the Netbook working again is by getting a new HDD.Actually they don't tell you how. I locked myself out somehow on my UL50VT Asus and I can't figure out for the life of me the password which doesnt make sense since I use the same p/w for all my computers. Anyways, have you tried calling Acer for a 'masterunlock' key?
I could post the E-Mail Response. but its 60 bux per 30 minuts.Hrm, don't think it would be a secret sector on the hdd, its more likely theres some flash memory that remembers your password so it can't be cleared by resetting the cmos. As for asking acer, thats kind of weird they would charge you 60$ to solve your problem. They should have a free technical support.