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November 17, 2011 7:13:33 PM

Hi,

I purchased an Aspire One KAV10 LA-4781P netbook at an auction a few months and during the process of installing linux as an OS discovered the BIOS is password protected. In trying to reset the CMOS I discovered that the battery is soldered on and there is no CMOS jumper. The only manual I could find states that there is a CMOS "gap". Unfortunately the manual doesn't match my mobo and in addition I see two gaps, but nothing like in the manual and I'm not sure which one to short to reset.

Here is the manual I found linking to the Aspire One Series
http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/aspire one.pdf

And here are some pics of my netbook.

Top (keyboard side)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30191066/s2/DSCN3436.JPG

Close up of potential gap on top
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30191066/s2/DSCN3437.JPG

Bottom
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30191066/s2/DSCN3445.JPG

Close up of potential gap on bottom
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30191066/s2/DSCN3444.JPG

Note that both gaps, although opposing sides, are both near the CMOS battery


I know your initial response will be to make the person who sold it give me my money back, but thats not really an option, and it was pretty cheap for a netbook and is functional. Its just an issue I would really really like to solve. Thanks for any help in advance!

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November 18, 2011 11:13:05 PM

My apologies - Forum rules do not allow questions like Password Reset to be answered - Please contact manufacturer.
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