Need help unlocking Pheonix Award 6.00 BIOS on Gateway Computer.
Posted on 2007-10-18
I have a Gateway AMD X2 6000+ computer using a Pheonix Award BIOS 6.0. As I am sure most of you are aware, this BIOS is locked.
I've seen some things online that would lead me to believe this can be overcome by just switching the CMOS jumper on your MB for a few minutes to drain power from the BIOS, and then switch it back. Upon restart, your BIOS is back to factory specs and everything is unlocked.
Being a total noob, this is the impression I got, but I am also pretty sure I am completely wrong. Is this correct or will I turn my computer into a paperweight by doing this?