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So I recently bought a used netbook, and I've replaced the bad hard drive with a bigger new one. Anyway, I managed to get Ubuntu Netbook Edition on there, but I'd rather have Windows 7 on here. All fine and good, except I can't get into the boot order.

I can no longer use my flash drive as a bootable drive when the hard drive is in there, and I don't want to plug my hard drive in while the netbook is running. The BIOS has a password on it, and I have no clue what it is. I can't change any boot settings or anything while I can't access the BIOS.

So, any help? I've already flashed the BIOS to the latest version from the support site, and that didn't clear the password.
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Did you try pushing and holding the power button for several seconds while the battery is disconnected, and it has now power... Then give it power and try and access the bios?

If not you may need to check one of the access panels for a jumper possibly. Good Luck, don't buy stolen stuff anymore! j/k
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Heh, I bought it from a pawn shop. If it was stolen or not is none of my concern.

Anyway, I tried the whole no battery and held down the power button for a good 15 seconds, but that didn't reset anything.
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Heh, I bought it from a pawn shop. If it was stolen or not is none of my concern.

Anyway, I tried the whole no battery and held down the power button for a good 15 seconds, but that didn't reset anything.
Bummer, I assuming you checked the access panels for a jumper or switch? Also assuming you already googled this and didn't come up with anything???
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I've attempted opening up my netbook, but I can't really get the front panel off without fear of breaking the plastic.

And yes, I've been googling for an answer to this with no luck.
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I've attempted opening up my netbook, but I can't really get the front panel off without fear of breaking the plastic.

And yes, I've been googling for an answer to this with no luck.
I think you lift the Keyboard up to access from front usually... You might want to search a YouTube video to see if someone has shown where the keyboard clips are located for your model...
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post #7 of 19
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I know that. I've got the keyboard out and all that, taken out all the screws and ALMOST got the front off, but it's just stuck in this one spot, and if I fear if I put to much force into it, the plastic will break.
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Ok, I've got to the cmos battery. It seems to be glued to the connectors or something, and there are no jumpers to short it out.

I have an idea, but I have no clue if this will work or not, but what if I cut the connectors to remove the battery for a few minutes, then resolder the connectors back to the motherboard. Any ideas? Might that work?
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post #9 of 19
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Ok, I've got to the cmos battery. It seems to be glued to the connectors or something, and there are no jumpers to short it out.

I have an idea, but I have no clue if this will work or not, but what if I cut the connectors to remove the battery for a few minutes, then resolder the connectors back to the motherboard. Any ideas? Might that work?
That would work if you can't just take the battery out. Did you break plastic getting to it or were you able to do it without breaking anything? Any chance you can take some pictures of it and post??? It's got me curious now...
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post #10 of 19
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Turns out there was a hidden screw I missed. Took it out and the front just popped right off.

Anyway, here's a picture, I've circled the cmos battery.

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