HP Probook/Elitebook BIOS Password Reset [Utility]

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  1. tancela

    tancela MDL Novice

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    hello everybody.i have a HP 620,which has an administrator password in the BIOS.Please help with a password to unlock it.my laptop is a NOTEBOOK HP 620 running WINDOWS 7 X86. [serial number:CNU0260SST].Thanks very much in advance.
     
  2. Heinz 25.01.

    Heinz 25.01. MDL Novice

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    Hi everybody, maybe somebody of you can give me support in the following matter. For the last three months, I have been a happy owner of an HP EliteBook W840 G5 (W! 0 PRO 64bit). At the beginning of my use I had set the BIOS settings and also set a password (maybe I sometimes do things that I would have better not done, my mistake).
    I wrote down the password on a piece of paper that I can now find nowhere else.
    I now wanted to install a dual-boot setup (W10, Ubuntu Linux) and for that I would have to tweak some things in the BIOS. Without the password this does not work now. So I contacted the HP support, my UUID communicated (was validated) and asked for a SMC.BIN file to reset the password. The SCM.BIN file was sent to me via e-mail, after the instructions I created both a thumb stick and a volume on my NVME SSD (HP_TOOLS, subdirectory HEWLETT-PACKARD, BIN File in Root Directory) Unfortunately, the SMC method described by HP does not work (does not start) I always end up in the mask for entering the password HP has now closed the support case, I do not know what I can do any more Do any of you have any advice? to me?
     
  3. Mah9292

    Mah9292 MDL Novice

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    Could you please please forward a link where I could find the programs??
     
  4. Mah9292

    Mah9292 MDL Novice

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    please tell me where can I find the link to download the tool? I really really need it please
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #1065 LatinMcG, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018

    Attached Files:

  6. Vostronicle

    Vostronicle MDL Novice

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    @Mazzif - You absolute Legend!
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  8. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    The file do not work. Can not open with WinZip.


    Regards
     
  9. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    Mazzif, Does it means that Will not work with an EliteBook 1040 G2? Also, can I open the file HP BIOS Password Reset 04-11-16.gz?, WinZip Will not do it.

    Thanks

    Regards
     
  10. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    I opened with 7-Zip, WinZip Will not do it.

    Regards
     
  11. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    winzip is lame.. old trash.

    the newer elitebooks wont work as Hp has patched the workaround.
    read bios chip and post here.
     
  12. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    Thank you for your answer.

    Is this what you need?

    Versión 1.6.1.0 -BIOS

    Current System BIOS Versión M76 Ver. 01.06 05/04/2016

    Intel(R) GOP driver [5.5.1031]

    Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-5300U CPU [5.5.1031]

    If now how can I read the BIOS chip?



    Is there a way to unlock my BIOS (EliteBook 1040 G2)?

    Mi HP MotherBoard had a short circuit (with a little help of some water).The Soud and the network stop working. I bought a same MotherBoard model from china (HP ask for a new one $1.500). Everything works perfectly but i am not able to update the bios because my supplier lost the password.

    Thanks and regards
     
  13. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    Maybe this helps:

    BiosCharacteristics={7,8,11,12,15,16,19,26,27,28,29,32,33,39,40,41,42,43}
    BIOSVersion={"HPQOEM - 1","M76 Ver. 01.06","HPQ - 10000001"}
    BuildNumber=
    Caption=M76 Ver. 01.06
    CodeSet=
    CurrentLanguage=en-US
    Description=M76 Ver. 01.06
    EmbeddedControllerMajorVersion=129
    EmbeddedControllerMinorVersion=43
    IdentificationCode=
    InstallableLanguages=14
    InstallDate=
    LanguageEdition=
    ListOfLanguages={"en-US","da-DK","nl-NL","fi-FI","fr-FR","de-DE","it-IT","ja-JP","no-NO","pt-PT","es-ES","sv-SE","zh-CN","zh-TW"}
    Manufacturer=Hewlett-Packard
    Name=M76 Ver. 01.06
    OtherTargetOS=
    PrimaryBIOS=TRUE
    ReleaseDate=20160504000000.000000+000
    SerialNumber=8CG6123RXT
    SMBIOSBIOSVersion=M76 Ver. 01.06
    SMBIOSMajorVersion=2
    SMBIOSMinorVersion=7
    SMBIOSPresent=TRUE
    SoftwareElementID=M76 Ver. 01.06
    SoftwareElementState=3
    Status=OK
    SystemBiosMajorVersion=1
    SystemBiosMinorVersion=6
    TargetOperatingSystem=0
    Version=HPQOEM - 1
     
  14. Frederick S.

    Frederick S. MDL Novice

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    I just purchased a used HP Elitebook 840 G2 and replaced the motherboard. Cannot set the serial number. Does this method help with this? Also, the original file link appears dead. Is there anything out there that I can do? HP wouldn't help because I have no product information stickers on the thing.
     
  15. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    Set the serial number?

    With the HP support assistant Will give you your serial number.
     
  16. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    Dear LatinMcG, any idea that can help to read the BIOS or unlock it for my Folio 1040 G2?
     
  17. LatinMcG

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    get a cheap programmer. Ch341a (if u only need 1 time) or EZP2013

    read bios chip to backup.bin (check if chip is 1.8 or 3.3 volt)
    send file and i can try to reset pwd in it then send back to flash and done.
    !! if u write someone elses bios dump, pc wont boot on that model likely.
     
  18. Chikel Trismegristus

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    The link is broken. Saying that file is no longer available
     
  19. Elilama

    Elilama MDL Novice

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    #1080 Elilama, Dec 3, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
    Let see if someone can help me.

    I have the following idea.

    Because I have the old MotherBoard I can unweld the BIOS chip and weld it to the new one that has a BIOS chip that can not be accessed.

    I have found 2 BIOS chips one next to the other a winbond 25Q16BVSIG and 25Q18A. Which is the one that need to be changed?

    Will it work?