Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

I need to reset the bios password on a Gateway ML3109 notebook.

Posted on 2008-10-20
2
Medium Priority
?
1,425 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I need to reset the bios password on a Gateway ML3109 notebook. Im not sure who makes my bios so I dont know if there is a backdoor. Im also open to removing cmos battery from the motherboard but I have not been able to locate it. If anyone has a backdoor password or a schematic showing where the cmos battery is that would be a huge help. Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:JoeITPlumber
2 Comments
 
LVL 93

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 80 total points
ID: 22764987
on modern laptops, you cannot reset the password, it is stored in a security chip - so you need to contact Gateway, show proof of ownership - and then they may help
otherwise, you need to replace the mobo
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
JoeITPlumber earned 0 total points
ID: 22768421
I gave in and took the notebook apart,  removed the cmos battery for ten minutes and it reset the bios password.

To get at the the cmos battery in a gateway ML3109 you must remove the keyboard, hard drive, unmount the lcd screen from the main unit, split the case apart, remove the cable for the touch pad, remove the cd drive, pull the mother board out and flip it toward you. Once flipped the battery is located on the bottom left hand corner of the motherboard.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So, if your PC is old or new and it does not boot or has no display then what do you do? Precautions : -During connecting or disconnecting devices, be sure to have the AC electrical power disconnected -Temporarily ground yourself, or use a wris…
On September 18, Experts Exchange launched the first installment of the Help Bell, a new feature for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts. The Help Bell will serve as an additional tool to help teams increase question visibility.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Suggested Courses

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question