ASUS F3E Bios Password

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-08

A client of mine has an ASUS F3E which had the bios batter fail.    Now in order to boot the system we must enter the bios and save the settings.. Unfortunately the bios seems to have a password hard set.  By any chance is there anyone out there that can recommend any passwords to try or maybe some nifty fix?   note: the bios is American Megatrends

any help will be appreciate
Question by:benfixit
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    This is a password stored on a chip. You can't remove it by usual methods.
    It is kept it in a security chip - for anti-theft reasons, thus resetting the bios does not help,  nor does removing the battery.

    Contact ASUS and you will need to show proof of ownership - then they can reset / unlock it or give you a solution.

    If you want to try to reset / unlock it yourself see:
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    i wonder if this would help ?

    Author Closing Comment

    didn't help but I learnt something! :)
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    now you made me curious - what did you learn, if you don't mind telling me?

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