Acer Aspire Laptop 3000 Series BIOS Password

Recently upgraded friends laptop with 256 mb stick bringing the total to 512 after i put the cover back on for the memory went to boot up to make sure it recognized the memory and instead it asks for a password before it even boots and the freind said he never remembers setting a password for boot up
i feel so bad for this guy cause now he has no laptop to use until we fix this please help.
pebblestonedAsked:
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rindiCommented:
He probably hasn't set a boot up password, but one for the BIOS. If something in the system is changed, like added RAM, you first have to enter the BIOS and save these changes. Old laptop models used to have backdoor passords which you could use to clear a forgotten user password, but with new laptops like yours, these don't work anymore. You'd have to get into touch with acer and they will reset the password for you against a fee and if you can show proof of ownership. Possibly, if you press F1, the boot process might continue, though. You'd have to do that everytime you boot, or you could remove the new ram again.
bagged2dragCommented:
Unplug it and remove the battery pack.

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pebblestonedAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks ill try those solutions but out of curiosity is there not some kind of reset button underneath the machine or would removing the cmos battery if so equipped do the trick of erasing the password
rindiCommented:
Thanks too. No button, and removing the cmos battery won't help either. These passwords are there for making the system unusable for theifs, and therefore there is no simple way to reset such passwords.
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