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Dell Studio 1537 Laptop CMOS/HDD Password

A client has got a laptop from a dead relative, the laptop has a CMOS/BIOS password and an HDD password, and does not have the password.
It's a a Dell Studio 1537 Laptop.
It's out of warranty and the user would prefer not to pay Dell for the help.
Any solutions or backdoor passwords I can try to use?

**It has a CMOS password AND an HDD Password**
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Apparently there is a program that calculates a master password based on the service tag. I haven't used it, so use at your own risk:
http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-dell-bios-password.html
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I reset the dip switch, thank you :)
nobus

can you explain what switch?  or post a picture?
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