Power-on Password (8554)

  Power-on Password

To service a computer with an active, unknown, power-on password, do the following.
  1.  Power-off the computer and unplug the power cord.
  2.  Remove the keyboard and top cover.
  3.  Locate the override connector on the system board.  Some models use connector J12 (8 pins shown below). Other models  use connector J13 (a 2-pin connector).
  4.  Install a jumper over the pins of the connector as shown.
  5.  Power-on the computer to erase the password.
  6.  After POST completes, remove  the jumper. Otherwise, you will  not be able to reset a power-on password.


To set the password, start the system programs, select Set features from the Main Menu, then select Set password and unattended start mode, and follow the instructions on the screen.

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