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Compaq Armada M300 with wrong serial number in BIOS

Posted on 2003-12-08
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Hello I have a Compaq Armada M300 that the BIOS serial number is not the same as listed on the box.  This was purchased from a reputable dealer with many others that are fine.  Is there a utility to reset the serial number correctly without sending it back to a compaq dealer?
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Almost but I want to actually write the appropriate serial number into the BIOS.  Some systems such as IBM provide a means to Flash the BIOS with an update so that you can manually change the reported serial number.  That is what I am looking for.
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According to the HP rep in that forum:
"You are going to have to take your units to a Authorized Compaq Service Center to have the Serial Number on the systemboards match the BIOS Serial Number. Thank you for using Compaq's Support Forum."
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Yes, that is the answer I have been getting from all over.  Too bad the computer is in use by a client and at this time cannot be taken out of production use.  I guess I will have to wait.    If there are no other responses in the next couple of days I will award the points.  

Thanks for your assistance chicagoan.
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