Locked out of Sony laptop

model=PCG-71C11L
product name=VPCEL22FX
windows 7
dual processor
4gbs ram
after powering up it goes to bios password right away, i tried removing cmos battery overnight nothing, pressing f2 on start up , nothing and left right arrows on start up nothing no warranty left on machine.
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  1. so you forgot you password?
  2. i never put a password in it
  3. Passwords don't magically appear. They have to be entered, re-entered to be confirmed, and then the settings saved to the bios before it actually takes effect.

    Laptops save the password to an EEPROM chip, so taking the battery out doesn't do anything.

    It's against Tom's rules to help people get past passwords, so you're out of luck here..

    If you bought the laptop stolen or stole it yourself, turn it in to the police, they can contact the owner and get the password for you, because there is no way a spontaneous password is going to appear.
  4. im not that kind of guy i don't buy or own stolen stuff including software so fyi not stolen i just don't have enough money right now to take it to a Sony dealer so it sounds like my kids where playing around with it and some how got into the bios and put a password in hmmm can someone help me even if that happened
  5. i can post serial number to help prove its not stolen
  6. what does the EEPROM chip look like and where is it on motherboard and if i short it out what will happen
  7. Ask your kids what password they put in, they had to put it in twice to confirm it.

    Other than that, not really, laptop bio's as I stated, are designed to get past the battery removal thing and write them to a certain chip onboard, that companies charge $100-$200 to replace.
  8. ohkwehonwe said:
    what does the EEPROM chip look like and where is it on motherboard and if i short it out what will happen

    if you short it out, you will need to buy a new laptop.
  9. i contacted the place where i bought it and they give me the number for a sony place and they want 100 so i have to wait till tax time and kids dont remember any password
  10. You're willing to short out an EEPROM chip and can't ask your kids what password they put on there? Now it's starting to seem fishy.
  11. dang thanks anyways guys i had to try
  12. please don't insult me by call me a thief i just run into hard times for awhile it can happen to anyone be careful
  13. getochkn said:
    Passwords don't magically appear. They have to be entered, re-entered to be confirmed, and then the settings saved to the bios before it actually takes effect.

    Laptops save the password to an EEPROM chip, so taking the battery out doesn't do anything.

    It's against Tom's rules to help people get past passwords, so you're out of luck here..

    If you bought the laptop stolen or stole it yourself, turn it in to the police, they can contact the owner and get the password for you, because there is no way a spontaneous password is going to appear.

    im still researching the sony and fyi bios passwords can magically appear if theres problems in some of the hardware i found that right on the sony support site
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