They have up to 10 different possibilities for algorithm based on dell laptop with service tag ending in: 1f5a, 1d3b, 1f66, 6ff1, 3a5b, 595B, 2a7b, Also Dell error: system disable, unlock key hint number, primary or administrator password, system or administrator password, enter current password, dell laptop displaying service tag, ppid, password unlock key, system disabled, hdd password error code, all that and much more is supported! The waiting period allows enough time for them to discharge. . Here are some of the ones that have been reported. Remove the screws from the bottom of the laptop and from the back of the laptop and begin to disassemble the laptop, taking care to track where each piece goes and which screws go in which holes. They can unlock all Dell Laptop model such as: Inspiron, latitude, precision, xps, vostro, studio, alienware, and venue, also most dell Desktop such as optplex, and etç. I have been told in every instance to pay and we will fix your problem and that includes this conversation with you.
Remove the keyboard and the touchpad if necessary. This should not be performed on Laptops if you are not experienced working with laptop hardware. Once you have located it, observe how the latches are holding it. You may need to try quite a few passwords before you find one that works These passwords are CaSe SeNsItIve. This is normally all that is required to boot to the operating system. The computer must not be able to get power from anywhere for this to work.
I also tried the interactive comments on the Dell support website, and I also called Dell support. I am the owner of said laptop. I tried your suggestion about emailing after reading the previous post that you tagged in your post. Removing the battery and holding the power button will not reset it. The Latitude E5400 is an Enterprise class laptop, hence incredible layers of security.
The reason for this wait is because the computer can still store power in its capacitors even though everything is unplugged. Remove the motherboard from the laptop and inspect both sides for the location of the battery. I found the error code numbers a few weeks ago, and thankfully wrote them down from one of my bios errors while trying to set a new password. Luckily for him someone provided him with a password that works. Supply the password to log onto Windows. I personally owned a E5420 with this problem. It is also an Inspiron 3537.
I have no connection with pwd4bios. How is this different than a virus or malware program that infects your laptop without your knowledge and then when discovered you are demanded to pay a ransom to get full access to your own laptop. Some computers have this part standing upright. To bypass this password the operating system may need to be reinstalled from recovery or restore disks. So -- the warranty extension might not be a bad idea. No password will be required to boot the computer to the operating system.
If everything went well there should be no more password. The operating system password cannot be reset by this method and must be entered correctly to proceed. The inner workings of the laptop are static-sensitive and care should be taken to be properly grounded prior to opening the case. Warnings Laptops are delicate and not designed to be disassembled. Use extreme caution when removing parts as the tiny plastic tabs and connections break very easily and can render the laptop unusable.
Would one of the Dell employees that monitors these forums explain to me how this is a fair practice. You should now see a menu asking what you want to crack, in most cases its the Supervisor or System Passwords you want to crack, so press the 1 key on your keyboard. There is one link that may work using a password found from a hash of your service tag but chances are slim. One of the error numbers was my service code number, find it on the bottom of the Inspiron, white sticker , which was in the bottom rectangle of the popup error box. Boot the computer and follow the prompts to set the date and time and to save settings.
I have found that these are very popular on ebay being sold as password locked, usually from corporations. I have proven to Dell that I am the owner of said laptop. In your second sentence you say if I want to have the password cleared, call the support line. All three times I was told that since I purchased my laptop a couple of years ago and it was no longer under warranty, that the only way they can give me the password is to extend my warranty. If the paid call doesn't solve the problem, and you wind up needing a mainboard, the warranty extension would cover that. However, this method is dangerous and can result in some unexpected and unwanted results. For best results set up a large piece of paper to set the screws and parts on as they are removed, labeling each one for location and sequence of removal and re-installation.
Remove parts from the laptop until the battery is discovered, but do not remove any more components once it is located. I told the gal who helped me my problem, she asked for my Service Code number and other verification info, then she asked for my error numbers. It should look something like the picture to the right. Give them your Service Tag number. This is a false positive. It will then show you another menu asking how you want it to be cracked. So yes you can trust the website.
I unlocked my Dell Laptop using and I created this video to show everybody that their password works 100%. Remove the optical drive if it is accessible at this stage. I can tell you none of the suggestions here work. Many screws are of a particular length and must be replaced in the correct holes. Disconnect the small ribbon cables and other cables carefully and note where they go and how they connect.