Resetting Dell BIOS with a paperclip

March 18th, 2009 by admin in BIOS, Password Info, Privilege Escalation

Here’s a .pdf by Fastback68 which appears to to compiled from qasimtoep’s old website explaining how to reset a Dell BIOS password using a paperclip.The laptop that was used in this demonstration is a Model 630 type PPX.

There are a lot of people who have a dell or similar laptop that they are not able to use because of a special password chip that can’t be cleared by resetting the CMOS using software or by removing the battery. The chip that Dell uses is called a 24C02 chip. Dell will not give any help to these people without verifying that they are the original and registered owners of these laptops. Their justification is that it is part of their security / anti-theft program, and keeps people from stealing their laptops or accessing their data.

Included in the .zip file with the .pdf are instructions that show you step by step instructions on how to reset the chip  by using a paperclip and how to remove a laptop bios battery for Dell computers that support the resetting of passwords using that method (Latitude L400 is used)

Programs to create a bootable thumbdrive,CD or floppy to remove the Dell Service Tag Number from the bios.

Master Password Generator: If your SERVICE TAG ends in D35B then you can use this to generate a password for your laptop, IT WILL NOT WORK FOR SERVICE TAGS ENDING IN 595B.

Also as an added bonus a simple vbs script that shows you your Dell Service Tag Number while in Windows

on error resume next
strComputer=InputBox ("Enter the computer name of the server you'd like to query for Service Tag")
Set objWMIservice = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
set colitems = objWMIservice.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_BIOS",,48)
For each objitem in colitems
Wscript.echo "Dell Service Tag: " & objitem.serialnumber


also this site has a good tutorial

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  1. suresh said,

    on September 20th, 2009 at 3:56 am

    fly v110 imei number is 354101011170790 give password

  2. Tom said,

    on January 3rd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Any idea of how to reset the newer chips (atmel)? I have an inspiron 1705 and 1525 that are both locked. Any help would be appriciated! Thanks.

  3. jennerka said,

    on January 20th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    help me please…
    my DELL Inpiron 1420 need administrator password,
    my TAG System : #1V3DW1S-595B

  4. admin said,

    on June 2nd, 2010 at 7:20 am

    DELL service tag: 1V3DW1S-595B password: uxl0j7z0

  5. jhonny said,

    on June 3rd, 2010 at 10:45 am

    please my dell inspiron d630 my tag system 7055yf1-595b

  6. sasa said,

    on June 9th, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Please help, i need administrator password for dell inspiron 3800
    service tag #KI6WR**-595B

  7. Ramu said,

    on June 10th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    help me please,
    My dell inspiron 1525 need a administration password in bios,

    My service tag is: #B50KLF1-595B

    Thanks, in Advance

  8. dainius said,

    on June 11th, 2010 at 4:54 am

    help please dell latitude e5500
    service tag 5BLX74J-2A7B NEED PSSWORD 🙁

  9. admin said,

    on June 12th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    we can recover it

  10. admin said,

    on June 12th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    please visit here

  11. admin said,

    on June 12th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

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  12. DAMING said,

    on June 25th, 2010 at 6:31 am

    i need help, i need the bios password for my dell inspiron 1420 with service tag DPJ2Y1S-595B EXPRESS SERVICE CODE: 29841874912

  13. Takashi said,

    on July 14th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Same problem
    i use Dell Inspiron 1420 – Need administrator password
    here my id – #DS4BX1S-595B

    and i would like to learn how to get the pw if you free to share 🙂
    i’m just new in this sector

  14. Dev Team said,

    on July 22nd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    purchase the recovery service from us

  15. GarJuLin said,

    on October 9th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    help me please…

    my DELL Inspiron 1420 need administrator password,
    my TAG System : #CR4VQ1S-595B

  16. Tiffany said,

    on October 18th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    need help… 5HV9HH1 service tag …. #5hv9hh1-595b

  17. Costel said,

    on October 24th, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Please i need the bios pass Dell INSPIRON 1525 Service Tag #2X64J3J-595B ( Model Bios 2X64J3J-1525 ) Service Code 63-592-375-51
    Help me please, Thanks.

  18. admin said,

    on October 25th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    send in payment and we will send you the password

  19. admin said,

    on October 25th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    send payment plz

  20. - said,

    on November 14th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    fyi, googling suggests “model 630 ppx” is variant of Latitude D630

  21. dzdecode said,

    on December 13th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Costel , Tiffany, GarJuLin
    i have your passwords
    contact me

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  23. BUDDENBRUCK said,

    on July 8th, 2011 at 2:51 am

    bonjour conbien de tem pour resevoire le mo de passe—-hello how much time to receive the password

  24. Chris said,

    on September 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Pls my ppl let’s help each other pls i ned password my system dell 630

  25. A dumb user said,

    on March 1st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Hi, I need help recovering my locked laptop, please help!
    Model is Dell Latitude D510, my service tag is JCTVT91-595B
    Thanks in advance!

  26. eman said,

    on September 29th, 2014 at 3:47 am

    help me please…

    my DELL E6420 need administrator password,
    my TAG System : #C6YQ3R1-1D3B
    Thanks in advance!

  27. Tom said,

    on November 16th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Great post. I’m experiencing some of these issues as well..

  28. Emily said,

    on August 19th, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Does anybody know how to override the system password for Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop

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