Hack a tc4200 Bios Password?

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  1. hchin444

    hchin444 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi, I just bought an HP Tc4200 from craigslist for $1200. Unfortunately, she never remembered the password she put on the bios (I wanted to set it to boot from the external dvd - IO Magic) so I can reformat the drive. I'm pretty sure she took the money and ran, so does anyone know how I can get access to the bios without the password? :confused: \
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    hchin444
     
  2. hchin444

    hchin444 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Also, I did ask my brother to literally tear apart the machine to get to the RTC battery (which HP's online support recommended I do) and leave it out for about 15min. Slapped it all back together (luckily no extra screws) and it still had the lousy password.
     
  3. nickyockey@yahoo.com

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    Hey did you or anyone ever figure out how to remove the bios passwords for the tc4200 series thanks in advance for any info
    nick
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  4. yoshi

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    If you didn't remove the regular battery as well you should try that as well as attempting to leave both batteries out overnight. This has worked for me in the past.
     
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