Reset pwr-On Pswd on older Compaq LTE Elite 4/75 Laptop
Posted on 2003-03-03
Does anyone know how to reset the power-on password for the older Compaq LTE Elite series laptops?
I have several that the bios reports the password is set, and it won't let me unset it, however non is asked for and it boots. So you say what's the problem? Well these are used for an application where I dont' want a surprise inability to logon due to a password glitch appearing and I'd be more comfortable if it were cleared. What I'm assuming is someone stored a blank password.
Comapqs site says take it to the dealer, but these are older thatn most dealers techs. They are workhorses and I love them but want to clear the PW's. There is a jumper on the MB that I expect will/might do it but wanted to know a more formal procedure before I fiddle and screw one up.
Thanks very much for the time to help,