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Need an EEProm erase tool.

Hello,

I am trying to erase a set password in an old Dell CPx.  I called Dell.  Talked to  
four different techs.  The last came to the conclusion that the system is so old there were no master passwords would unlock this system. The EEPROM chip is underneath the case which would include a major teardown. Is there any tool other than the paerclip method to clear the chip? Thanks!!!

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avinash016Commented:
see that u can reset the power in the cpu by removing the chargers......and reprogram the roms which would be useful.
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compucharleyAuthor Commented:
What chargers are you talking about?
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GeisrudSystems AdministratorCommented:
What about resetting CMOS by moving jumpers
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compucharleyAuthor Commented:
There are no jumpers.  This is a laptop
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snerkelCommented:
You could try removing the main battery (not cmos battery), on many laptops the cmos battery is small capacity and rechargable as it generally uses the main battery so is only needed while the battery is changed.  A few days may well be enough to flaten the cmos battery
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compucharleyAuthor Commented:
I will give it a shot and see what happens!!!!
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f-kingCommented:
Resetting software won't work here because you cant get past the bios ,making booting from a cd or diskette impossible!!

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compucharleyAuthor Commented:
I let the systems sit for 4 days and it did not reset the BIOS settings to clear the passwords.
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compucharleyAuthor Commented:
Thanks snerkle.

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