Master Password for dell latitude d830 Unlock Setup

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  1. gurs

    gurs MDL Novice

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    Thanks, but no luck. When I go into the BIOS and try to disable the system password, it asks me to enter the current password. When I tried the first two passwords above, I got an "invalid password" error. The third password was too long and I couldn't even enter the whole thing before being met by a bunch of beeps. Any other ideas?
     
  2. abbs2002

    abbs2002 MDL Junior Member

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    469BWD1-xxxx what is the rest of the service tag? it makes it easier to get the right code.
     
  3. LatinMcG

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    #203 LatinMcG, Jul 19, 2012
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    what is the bios version ??
    is the keyboard QWERTY or DVORAK ?
    tried holding CTRL Enter after typing the pwd ?

    got a usb flash stick ? not all work but sandisk do for sure to Perform the USB recovery method.
     
  4. gurs

    gurs MDL Novice

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    The full system number is 469BWD1-3A5B.

    The BIOS version is A16 and the keyboard is QWERTY. I tried doing control-enter, but the passwords previously posted still didn't work.
     
  5. LatinMcG

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  7. LatinMcG

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    they wanted to keep security as good as possible to try to win gov contracts to sell them hardware.
    but u might be right also.
     
  8. gurs

    gurs MDL Novice

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    Okay, hope you guys will help me through this one. I had hoped it would be easy to get a working password from the 469BWD1-3A5B system tag, but it looks like I’ll have to do it the hard way. So….

    1. I downloaded the A11 BIOS from here: downloads.dell.com/bios/D830_A11.EXE
    2. I opened a command prompt, pointed to my downloads directory and ran the command D830_A11.EXE /writehdrfile
    3. This created a file in my downloads directory called “D830_A11.hdr”
    Not sure where to go from here, unfortunately. Do I load that file onto a USB drive and then boot from the USB drive? Do I follow the instructions posted by @LatinMcG above? Appreciate your help.
     
  9. gurs

    gurs MDL Novice

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    Do I need to do anything to the usb flash drive before I copy DAWSA11.HDR onto it? Does the usb drive need to be bootable? If so, is there a certain image you recommend using for this purpose to make it bootable?
     
  10. LatinMcG

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    #213 LatinMcG, Jul 20, 2012
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    no just fat32 and no other hdr files.

    plug in to pc . no battery or power cord.. hold END and power.. then plug in power cord. let go 5 seconds or so after power on. battery led starts blinking. if no blinking green orange.. then try a different usb port.. or USB storage device

    try A14
     
  11. Linuxtoy

    Linuxtoy MDL Novice

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    [h=2]Help please! Can someone generate a password for my Dell Latitude E6320?!?!
    Service tag is 4SH33R1

    Thank u in advance!
    [/h]
     
  12. shanadoia

    shanadoia MDL Novice

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    hi there, read your post on your hard drive being locked...QUESTION...when you turn on your PC and it boots up what screen does it stop at and if it says hard drive locked or system locked you need to WRITE DOWN THE NUMBERS OR LETTERS OR WHATEVER IS THERE EVEN DASHES OR STARS NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE.....everthing after the number sign ( # ) example ---> ***A325LD-7D2
    REMEMBER.....this is case sentisive ......get me the number and i will give you the master number to unlock the hard drive or bios let me know which... i hope this will help you... leave me a message when you get it....Shan
     
  13. shanadoia

    shanadoia MDL Novice

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    #216 shanadoia, Aug 2, 2012
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    Linuxtory ---> is it for bios or hard drive and exactly what is the number after the # sign and is case sensitive include all stars or dash or underline ect and i will try to help plz message me with results
     
  14. LatinMcG

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  15. Soott

    Soott MDL Novice

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    I just made an account to thank LatinMcG. :) I hardly had to spend anytime on this problem. Thanks!
     
  16. ciselec

    ciselec MDL Novice

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    need help for dell latitude d830 bios password
    Service tag 3kj40f1
     
  17. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    its one of these.
    After inputting and it does not work, input the password key and hold the Ctrl key down and hit the enter key

    Dell by serial number hesc4soy qql6n0f4 oUaw2sjYLMQ1gR1B