HP Probook/Elitebook BIOS Password Reset [Utility]

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by Mazzif, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. dan1995

    dan1995 MDL Novice

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    I can confirm, HP doesn't provide smc.bin any more. Looks like for newer models, replacing or programing the bios chip might be the only option.
     
  2. Bubba_tc

    Bubba_tc MDL Novice

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    well im screwed then. Ssd died on this EliteBook 840 g2 i got for free so i bought a new one to load windows on to but can't get into bios to use the windows iso off the flash drive
     
  3. waznewzea

    waznewzea MDL Novice

    Jun 30, 2019
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    same thing with me, a mate brought his 640 g2 over with a dead HDD and replacing prompts for BIOS password. annoying.
     
  4. AccountSaver

    AccountSaver MDL Novice

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    Today i as well got ignored from HP for the smc.bin file.
    So i will just replace the chip , i am not going to buy another motherboard as they suggested (crazy thinking ,for a service that was free, now to pay an entire motherboard) .
     
  5. kamien77

    kamien77 MDL Novice

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    Did you do it yourself or pay for computer service? Can you guide how to do it?
     
  6. Free_Being

    Free_Being MDL Novice

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    With another Computer, can you prepare SSD to be bootable with Windows 10 ISO, and insert SSD into "broken" computer to run Windows install from internal SSD ?
     
  7. Siggy007

    Siggy007 MDL Novice

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    #1208 Siggy007, Jul 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    @Mazzif Elitebook Hp8440p BIOS Version 68CCU Ver. F.50

    Tool worked but cannot enter serial number back.

    reprogram not working

    error 0 x 89
     
  8. Siggy007

    Siggy007 MDL Novice

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    #1209 Siggy007, Jul 9, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    I contacted hp today again. No SMC.bin. Looks like Hp blocked the tools from working. This possibly depends on bios version. Early version 68CCU Version F.12 it may still work but 68CCU Version F.50 nope. Hoping @Mazzif can find a solution. After 20 years using Hp I cannot support this bad business move. They are clearly not supporting us. Another thing I have learned from reading about this is the password lock could be caused by Hp Project Tools.
     
  9. tweeteee

    tweeteee MDL Novice

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    Yep same problem here. I contacted HP UK and they refuse to help saying SMC file is no longer provided to anyone. Instead wanted to send a service engineer at huge cost to replace entire motherboard. Needless to say I told them what they could do with that.
    No am stuck with no way to reset my HP Zbook G2 =(
     
  10. Siggy007

    Siggy007 MDL Novice

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    I find it strange 2 month after they stop giving out smc.bin i get locked out of my bios. I have owned this 8440p from day one almost 8 years. Thank goodness i was able to remove bios password but now no serial.

    I think this bios crackdown has to do with uefi lojack trojan. Hp is terrified lol

    I am done with hp. Next laptop will be an Asus.
     
  11. Mazzif

    Mazzif Elitebook Pwner

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  12. Mazzif

    Mazzif Elitebook Pwner

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    Putting the serial back should be very simple.
     
  13. crash2230

    crash2230 MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2019
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    the link is offline
     
  14. hmr007

    hmr007 MDL Novice

    Jul 30, 2019
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    the link exipred
     
  15. kamien77

    kamien77 MDL Novice

    Apr 17, 2014
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    @Mazzif so there is not any bootable "app" to remove bios password from 840 G2? The way is to remove bios from MB, read, erase and write new data?
     
  16. aspirov

    aspirov MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2019
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    The file you are trying to download is no longer available.

    Can you please update the download link?
     
  17. polarcoding

    polarcoding MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2019
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    meeen the download link fix it.
     
  18. seank99

    seank99 MDL Novice

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    @Mazzif my company is a recycler of laptops which would otherwise be thrown in the garbage. I would love to get your help from unlocking a bunch of laptops I have. Right now I have 25+ HP ProBook 640 G1's on hand right now that I need the bios reset or otherwise they'll end up in the dump. Would appreciate it if you could reach out and help us out. Thanks!