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i have been using a dell vostro 1520 but i accidentally locked myself out of it. i am really frustrated with it. is there any way to reset the pw or something? frown.gif

i called dell tech support but it is out of warranty...
Edited by ihatelolcats - 4/22/14 at 11:03pm
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i have been using a dell vostro 1520 but i accidentally locked myself out of it. i am really frustrated with it. is there any way to reset the pw or something? frown.gif

i called dell tech support but it is out of warranty...

Cant do a fresh install or something? Is the laptop disabled at the BIOS level?
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Ya, funny how dell tech support will not lift a finger to help you if you are not under warranty, unless you pay a one time fee of over $100.00.

I'm not sure about a solution to your situation. However you may be able to call Geek Squad at Best Buy and see if someone there might be able to walk you through what you need to do. I know if you bring it in they will charge you, but if you are able to get a hold of someone who knows your issue, they may be willing to help you over the phone (They have done that to me once smile.gif ).
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thanks for the responses, i literally just fixed it using this site bios-pw.org

hope this helps someone else
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thanks for the responses, i literally just fixed it using this site bios-pw.org

hope this helps someone else

Ah then it was BIOS level locked. Glad you got it fixed! thumb.gif
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