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clear BIOS password hp 8510p or reveal the current password

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How can i reset the bios password
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Hello Karel, I'm afraid this is a difficult one. You will have done some searching yourself probably, I find only 2 ways: one is take it to HP (service center) or look on ebay for "BIOS PASSWORD UNLOCK: hp COMPAQ 8510P" - they sell a chip for ~ $28
Agree@gerwinjansen notebooks are diffrent to desktops, you can't just use jumper or take away the battery to clear cmos. Notebooks store bios password in special non-volatile chip.
In old days it was done by desoldering the chip, reprogramming it and soldering back.
Take it to a HP service center.

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Hello,
I have already removed the RTC battery but that didn't help solving the problem. I already heard that resetting the bios password woud be hard. No i am sure that this is teh only solution
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hello karel, may I ask why you accept asavah's solution? I made the same suggestion: take it to HP for service. Removing the battery won't work because password is stored in NVRAM.

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Your right what sould i do?
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Thanks, you can use the Request Attention button on top, informing a moderator that you want to close the question differently.