Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook ?

I bought a inspiron 9400 off ebay and the bios is locked. Dell will not help me because I am not the original purchaser. please any help.


Answers :

Only A Couple Things You Can Try Here.....
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\015\012You Can Attempt To Clear the BIOS By Removing The CMOS Battery...
\015\012You will have to disassemble to get to it...Not sure offhand on your exact model whether your battery is plugged into the motherboard or directly soldered.. I am almost certain yours is a Snap in/out that gets inserted into a carriage on your motherboard... Either Way... You Will Need to remove it... Make sure your Power Battery is also removed... and your AC Adapter is not plugged in..
\015\012Then Press and Hold Your Power On Button To SHort Out The Connection... THen After 30 seconds or so.... Reinsert CMOS Battery...
\015\012Reinsert Power Battery...Plug In AC Adapter...
\015\012Attempt To Power On
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\015\012Didn't Work... Option 2:
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\015\012Try Using A Backdoor Password Or Default Pass...Go To THe Following Link For More Info On It: http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml
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\015\012Still Didn't Work... Option 3:
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\015\012The BIOS Will Either Need To Be Flashed... Or You Will Need To Replace The Motherboard...
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\015\012The BIOS ROM CHIP can be flashed (erased and written over) but it is costly... you Can Google Search That Information If You Choose To...
\015\012Use Search Term: Dell Inspiron Bios Flash
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