Please kill my Bios
Posted on 1998-08-08
Even an expert needs help sometimes.
I have a 1993 Gateway HandBook.. It has a removal battery pack and an internal battery which is soldered in.
there are no jumpers near the bios nor the battery Or anywhere as a matter of fact. With as many computers as I have worked on in the past this is a first for me. I remove the internal battery for over 30 days and a bios still retained its original information. Might I add that I had installed a password, now forgotten. This puts me in a predicament. I intended to give it to a neighbor boy for some help around my house.
this little portable is not worth more than 50 to 75 dollars. Gateway tells me the only way to clear the password is to send it in for repair................. BUNK!! It will cost me more than the computer is worth, then to have them fix it.
If Gateway can clear the bios so can I. I just lacked the knowledge that they have.
This is what it has:
8680 CPU.(80286 like)........SCAT Bios....Whatever that is, ........two TC518512FTL-80(512X8) rams
Shoot..... I am beginning to thinking that it may even have bubble memory of some sort. There is one chip that has 16 pins and some small parts coverd patly by a plate.?????
Well, there you go. Can you find a solution to my problem?