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    UX280P Dashboard
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    Last Reply: March 11, 2009, 10:23 pm

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    fatladymsjune

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      Posted: 2009-03-08 23:43

    Please help me to get rid of BIOS password (that I didn't set or don't even know).  Allowed nephews to use little computer and can't get system to boot up. AFter the Vaio comes up it goes to black screen  that says "Error loading operating system".  So then upon trying to reboot I function 2 and then it asks for password.

    thanks
    fatlady


       


    jttar
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    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2009-03-09 22:04

    fatladymsjune,

    On a typical PC or Notebook the way to clear a BIOS password would be to remove the CMOS battery and then re-insert it. I am fairly certain that your UX280P probably would work the same but I am unable to advise you on how to open it up. 

    You might want to do some research on how to locate the CMOS battery if you don't already know. The better solution would be to pump your nephews for the password so that you could use it to turn off the password function. Best of luck.

    Joe 


         
    claudio
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      Posted: 2009-03-10 18:05

    I read the same thing that Jttar posted:

    I have found in the past to reset bios password is a challenge in itself,
    Ok this is how I understand this process,

    on the mother board is a battery whos sole purpose is to keep minimal power in reserve to power bios functions and memory.

    If you remove this battery the stored info will be erased after a few minutes,

    You can replace this after reset time period (approx 2 min)
    Start up and away you go.boot sequence may have to be reset
    to deault factory settings,save and reboot.

    Here is the manual for VGNUX280p

    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/VGNUX280P.pdf


         
    fatladymsjune

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      Posted: 2009-03-11 02:12

    Thanks guys


       
    jttar
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      Posted: 2009-03-11 22:23

    fatladymsjune,

    Please post back and let us know how things work out. It can be of helpto other VGN-UX280P owners in the future.

    Joe


         
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