Acer V3-771G: BIOS password forgotten :(

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by madmacs, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. madmacs

    madmacs MDL Novice

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    #1 madmacs, Nov 26, 2012
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    Hi @ all,

    I recently purchased an Aspire V3-771G and stupidly forgot my BIOS (Insyde) password that I entered (late) one evening.
    To add to my problems, I also cannot boot from a CD/DVD as this was also disabled in the BIOS, lol :eek:

    I´ve downloaded the latest BIOS for my system from Acer, and have tried messing around with the .ini file to clear password/ clear CMOS without any luck.

    I also don´t receive an error notification (number) after trying to enter a PW three times, just a black screen.

    Is there any way to reset my password without actually opening my laptop and shorting the jumpers?

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I hope I´ve posted this in the right forum
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    try bios recovery procedure with usb. works on most models
     
  3. madmacs

    madmacs MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply LatinMcG. Can you point me in the right direction. New to this stuff and I don´t want to brick my bios, lol.

    Cheers.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Nov 26, 2012
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    EFI / Insyde BIOS
    Recovery filenames are: VAG70X64.fd http://www.mediafire.com/?it1kzt1jiv96o5a (This is Version 1.01.. update to newest after password cleared)
    remove battery
    hold Fn ESC keys with the file in USB plug in power cord when power button flashes. press it

    if it dont work it might need autoexec.bat modified to flash /ALL with flas**t.exe

    another way is to leave without power for a few weeks when cmos batt dies.
     
  5. madmacs

    madmacs MDL Novice

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    Thanks again, I´ll try it later when I get home :)
     
  6. madmacs

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    No luck unfortunately. I can´t even boot from USB!!! So booting into a DOS enviroment is also impossible. Oh well, I´ll wait until there a workaround. Thx anyway
     
  7. quid

    quid MDL Senior Member

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    Most laptop OEM's put a cmos reset switch on the motherboard under the ram slots I guess for ease of repair. Usually you just have to short it and the password will be cleared. I'd check there first (assuming this laptop isn't an ultrabook with soldered ram.). Look for something labeled reset, rst, rest...etc.
     
  8. madmacs

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    Thanks quid. Was just trying to get around the opening of the Laptop. Never mind, guess I´ll have to reset the CMOS today.
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    bios recovery is not booting from dos. its a bootblock function to recover bios which also resets password usually