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I need a name of BIOS chip on Dell Inspiron 640m/E1405

Don't say : " Call to Dell".
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November2007Author Commented:
May be somebady has masterpwd generator program. Thanks.
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MarkCommented:
If you are looking to get past a BIOS password, it is not held in the BIOS chips, so replacing it won't do any good.
The BIOS password is held in an EEPROM chip that is specifically a security chip. This is seperate from the BIOS chip.
One  way to get by this security chip is to (sorry but it must be said) call Dell and give them proof of ownership.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins640m/en/om/security.htm#wp1054722

Another is apparently this company if your Service Tag ends with D35B , 595B and A95B
http://www.classidol.com/content/view/6/9/
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nobusCommented:
a good starting point would be to know why you need the name of the chip
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MarkCommented:
And the last comment here--> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/PC_Laptops/Q_23313113.html

If nothing we know how to research
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MarkCommented:
I think the point I.m trying to make is that the BIOS chip is not involved in this issue of a passworded laptop.
The security chip is the one that holds the password info. This chip is referred to as a TPM(Trusted Platform Module)chip.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module
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MarkCommented:
I think my last comment says it all, especially with the authors added comment"May be somebady has masterpwd generator program. Thanks."
The BIOS chip doesn't hold the password info, the security chip does.
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nobusCommented:
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MarkCommented:
That's a great link nobus , but for the Inspiron it reiterates what I posted in my first post. It says to call dell and give proof of ownership, and that you may have to transfer ownership.
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modus_operandiCommented:
answer was provided
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