12-09-2018 03:10 PM
I think this a a great oversight. A work colleague was left in the lurch - owed rent for several months amongst other debts etc. She was left a A700 AIO by the tenant and has asked me to convert it into a viable asset - ie a working PC again.
Only problem is the BIOS is passworded and I cannot reset it. As far as I have read I need to get a new MB?... Really???
12-10-2018 11:16 AM
There is no BIOS password reset tool for it so most repairs ends up replacing the systemboard from where it stores the password on the chip soldered on-board.
Passwords are security protection tool so contacting the previous owner for the password would be the best thing to avoid an expensive workaround.
I hope this helps answer your query.
12-10-2018 11:33 AM
It isn't an oversight; it is that way by design. Think about it as if it were your computer. You set the password for your protection, and your machine got stolen. You wouldn't want some sort of backdoor password providing acccess to your machine and data.