I recently acquired a compaq lte 5300 laptop. When I turn it on it boots up, goes through the checks and balances and finally arrives at this point: NetBSD i386 (lte 5300) (console)
Now the problem is that I don't have the login or password codes for this laptop. Does anyone know how to bypass the login/password section? Does anyone know where I can get a manual or users guide for this laptop? And once I get past the login/password section does anyone know what I should do with this laptop? Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated.
Hi, you might be able to erase the password by disconnecting the CMOS battery. theres a small narrow panel on the bottom of the laptop. you will need to use a flat-head screwdriver to pop it out using the two gaps. when i removed mine to see what it was thinking it might be access to the ram i did one after the other so don't worry if one side comes out before the other.(use a clean roundish tip screwdriver to avoid scratching to plastics)(not a mini one) you can see a battery connected by a wire just try and feed out the wire until you find the plug connection. disconnect and reconnect leave to few minutes and power up. Goodluck
I have the same problem, I can't format / install anything because i can't access the system / bypass the password.
powering up the laptop only offers F1 to continue or F10 setup. F10 doesn't react, F1 results in the beautiful blue screen with a password box in the middle. filling in the password isn't possible either, the keyboard doesn't respond exept for.... F1
how to deal with this....
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