Clearing BIOS Passwords on Desktop Boards

Documentation

Install & Setup

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10/11/2017

Solution:

Caution
To guard against electrical shock, always power off and unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
 

Before you start:

  1. Make sure the computer and any attached devices are powered off.
  2. Disconnect the computer from the power source.
  3. Remove the computer cover.

Clearing the password:

  1. Find the onboard configuration jumper.
  2. Move the configuration jumper to pins 2-3.
    configuration jumper to pins 2-3
  3. Plug in the computer to the power source and power on the computer.
  4. The computer starts the setup program, and the Maintenance menu is displayed.
  5. Select Clear Passwords and press Enter. A confirm dialog window is displayed.
  6. Select Yes and press Enter. The Maintenance menu is displayed.
  7. Press F10 to save the current values and exit setup.

Restarting the system:

  1. Power off the computer and disconnect it from the power source.
  2. Move the configuration jumper back to pins 1-2.
    configuration jumper to pins 1-2
  3. Replace the cover.
  4. Plug in the computer to the power source and power on the computer.