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Martin Schneuer
Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 1:10 pm:   

I have an old Sharp PC-3030 Notebook. My son changed the system and setup bios pasword. Now I need to recover an important file, and my son does not remember the password.
I live in Chile, South America, and Sharp has not representative to help me. The information I can read at startup is as follows:
Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0
Copyright 1985-1995 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Build Time: 04/18/96 15:15:36
CPU=Pentium 100 MHz

MagicGraph NM2070 40K SVGA BIOS Version 1.14
Copyright 1994-96 Neomagic Corp.
VESA VBE/1.2+ BIOS Extensions Enabled

I disasembled the notebook, and has a soldered battery. Also has a chip which I removed about 1 hrs, and still request password. The chip is printed with

Your help on how to remove the password, and to identify the motherbord will be highly appreciated.
Posted on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 11:23 am:,1286,24,00.html
are sharp's web pages for contact in the americas. unfortunately, when you remove the battery, it may cause problems when you get it working, so you'll have to setup the bios again most likely. you can try to contact sharp via the web page's e-mail function and ask what they can do for you, to reset the bios password. they should have a backdoor for it. of course, most manufacturers need proof you are the registered owner, so be ready to give them your info when requested.
mashooq ali
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2002 - 11:22 am:   

i have got one IBM ThinKpad 340cse laptop, my friend has gifted me before leaving to states.But he forgot to provide me the password.
This pc is provided with security features,
as soon as i start the pc one small (lock type icon) comes up on the
screen to enter password, the manual states that there is no other way
to enter into the bios without entering password or visit to the
authorised dealer to have the password cancelled, there is no dealer in our town.I have tried everything like desktop pcs
( del, pressing J key while booting etc).Ihave solved this type of
problem many times by clearing CMOS/BATTERY IN DESKTOP PCS. I have
little knowledge about hardware. In this case I DEASSAMBLED the laptop
but did not find any CMOS battery to my surprise, I have gone through
the whole manual nothing about the motherboard /cmos mentioned. please help me

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