Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Bios Prom - Christmas/B-day Present is a paperweight
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bios Prom - Christmas/B-day Present is a paperweight - Page 3

post #21 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by meggiebear View Post
I will try that. Someone earlier in the post gave me a link to a manual for the comp and it said to take out the laptop battery. Then the RTC battery. Then to let it sit for 5 mins. Then to put everything back in and all CMOS settings and passwords should be null. In the past all f8/12 did was make a horrible beeping noise until you quit pressing them and then it came up with the "enter password" box again.
There's a step in-between there. Did you disconnect the cable from the mainboard?
post #22 of 30
just wondering, did you remember to unplug the ac adaptor?
post #23 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by meggiebear View Post
I will try that. Someone earlier in the post gave me a link to a manual for the comp...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordova View Post
There's a step in-between there. Did you disconnect the cable from the mainboard?
Eagle Eyes FTW
+1 Cordova

meggiebear That Someone was Me (1st & 2nd replies after your OP and reply)
Those instructions were C&P'd directly from their "Service Manual" (linked also)
which -from reading it- is about as in-depth as you're likely to find;
It covers everything "service" related including complete teardown/rebuild procedures; and as such is intended to be the "back up" reference used by their techs!

Sooo.
The procedure should work as written!

Try it again -following all of the steps! <---not laughing @ you Meg! -with you!!
GL

Or...
Try this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
If anyone else has this problem download this file -
http://rapidshare.com/files/68277812/unlock6.zip.html

Just run the tool, enter the code you are given and it should give you a reset code.
from this OCN thread: HP DV2000 Bios password reset??
Seems to have worked for quite a few HP-DV2000 owners here.

Do whichever one you feel more comfortable with first.
( I don't know if "pushing the button" covers DL's and installations- but, you can't be that bad! (LOL'd at "uneasy alliance")
You've already taken your first "tinkering" baby steps and have done the rtc batt. pull once (mostly correct)
It should be a doddle for you to do again; but, as I said - whichever's the least traumatizing for you to do- do that one first.

Cheers
Royally MIIFed
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
  hide details  
Reply
Royally MIIFed
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 30
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz DFI LP DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 620HX Antec 1200 Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz DFI LP DK P35 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB Black Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 620HX Antec 1200 Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Sooo....my friend fixed it. Apparently there was a program that HP had up on their site for about 3 minutes that, if you entered the 6 digit number you were given after it said "sytem disabled", it would supply you with possible backdoor passwords. He found someone that had downloaded the program and aquired it himself and, voila, he fixied computer. YAY!!! No more BIOS password either. Double YAY!!!! Thanks to everyone who helped. You are greatly appreciated. Here's to hoping I don't do anything "smart" to my comp and have to come groveling for help again. lol. Now, back to Warcraft......


And to the service people at HP I had to yell at and wanted $350 of my money and hung up on me, I say:
post #26 of 30
well its nice to hear you got it fixed very cheap if not free
post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpcCdr View Post
Eagle Eyes FTW
+1 Cordova


( I don't know if "pushing the button" covers DL's and installations- but, you can't be that bad! (LOL'd at "uneasy alliance")
You've already taken your first "tinkering" baby steps and have done the rtc batt. pull once (mostly correct)
It should be a doddle for you to do again; but, as I said - whichever's the least traumatizing for you to do- do that one first.
I think I didn't let the battery lose it's charge is what my problem was. I've read through some other stuff now and people have reported having to leave that RTC battery unhooked for far longer than 5 min. My friend John came across that program that was linked to me and he fixed it, though. So, I didn't have to delve into the guts of my pretty baby anymore.

And you can lol all you like, I'm not kidding about the "uneasy alliance" thing. I've been known to walk past machines and they just stop mid-function. I'm like some freaky watch-battery-draining-type-person. The fact that I didn't kill myself or accidentally link myself to some NASA sattelite and get arrested by men in black suits for causing some unheard of global catastrophe when I took a screwdriver to my comp is a miracle. Trust. If it's bizzare and has to do with machinery, it will happen to me.

My dad has joked for years that someday the goverment will learn about me and steal me away and press me into service as some walking, talking EMP to use against our enemies.
post #28 of 30
I don't know if this pertains to the former problem, but for future reference, if your laptop bios locks you out, try one of these =]
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000451.htm
post #29 of 30
This is the tool to unlock your HP BIOS password:

http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...d-reset-4.html

Post #38

And here:

http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...ml#post5056707

Tells you how to do it, its very easy

EDIT... i see this has been posted above
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 1/1/09 at 12:20pm
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.5GHz Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 4GB G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 HK 4-4-3-5 @ 940MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD6401AALS 640GB Black + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung SM2253BW 22" 1680x1050 Microsoft Digital Media 3000 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX750 CoolerMaster 690 NVIDIA Edition Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.5GHz Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 4GB G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 HK 4-4-3-5 @ 940MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD6401AALS 640GB Black + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung SM2253BW 22" 1680x1050 Microsoft Digital Media 3000 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair AX750 CoolerMaster 690 NVIDIA Edition Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 30
Good to hear all is well! Happy New Year! Go start having fun with you new baby (toy) a little late but happy B-day and Merry XMass. Also if any trouble or questions post back. I think that is why this site exists, to help others and have fun?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9400 2.53Ghz OC 2.85Ghz Asus ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 OC 780/500 4GB PC2-6400 OC 900Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
WD 320GB @5400 Vista 32bit Home Premium 14" WXGA+ 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9400 2.53Ghz OC 2.85Ghz Asus ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 OC 780/500 4GB PC2-6400 OC 900Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
WD 320GB @5400 Vista 32bit Home Premium 14" WXGA+ 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Bios Prom - Christmas/B-day Present is a paperweight