How to reset CMOS/BIOS Acer Aspire 5517

Aspire 5517 laptop.  I need to reset or delete the bios password.  I have done a lot of research on the Internet and I cannot find any jumpers.  How can I reset this password?
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rbudjAsked:
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Craig BowmanIT Services ManagerCommented:
you can try cmospasswordutility  from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
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ggefterCommented:
if you can get to the cmos battery, just pull it out and wait 10 sec and then pop it back in .... or do as cbowman recommends
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edbedbCommented:
try this. To clear the User or Supervisor passwords through hardware. Remove the battery and AC power. Open the WLAN door and use a metal instrument to short the J1 jumper
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rbudjAuthor Commented:
The CmosPwd seems to instruct me to desolder something which I'm not sure about.  Also, I've seen lots of suggestions about shorting the J1 but I see no J1 anywhere on this board.  Btw, I have an identical board without the casing so I am looking at the entire board.  No J1.
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edbedbCommented:
It is suppose4d to be accessible by removing the cover for the wireless adapter.
Another way to reset the password is from a DOS prompt, execute clnpwd.exe
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rbudjAuthor Commented:
I took another look and I do see a J1 and a J2 but it is on the wireless card itself which can be removed.  Can you tell by the attached photo if I am looking at the correct thing?
IMAG0151.jpg
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edbedbCommented:
That is the WLAN card but that's not the jumper we are looking for. Can you post a picture or two of what you see when you remove the cover.
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rbudjAuthor Commented:
here is the board under the wireless card.  Maybe you can tell by this.  It is the best picture I can get because of the aluminum stickers.
IMAG0152.jpg
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edbedbCommented:
I can't see it from that. Take a look at this image taken from the service guide that I got here.
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/Manuals/acer/2009/ServiceGuides/SG_Aspire_5517_09172009.pdf
 

j1.jpg
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nobusCommented:
You can't
modern laptops keep it in a security chip - for anti-theft reasons
resetting the bios does not help;  nor does removing the battery, since the password is not in there
you would need to know in what chip it is, and how to reset that
you have to turn it in to the manufacturer, and show proof of ownership - then they can help
or replace the mobo !
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rbudjAuthor Commented:
Wonderful!  This worked.  For future readers, go to the link for the service manual posted by edbedb.  Under the Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery is another image which points out the jumpers.  There are only two and they just look like two solder joints and there is no J1 to identify them.  I followed instruction to remove batter, hard drive, disconnect from power.  The jumper is located under the ram.  I took out the ram, placed a flat head screwdriver on both joints, plugged in the AC adapter, turned on the computer.  Powered it off, replaced the ram, HD and battery, booted to F2 and No More Password.  Thank you SO much!
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