Sony VAIO

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  1. R!f@@

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    Any one has any idea on how to reset the bios of a Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-6QFP
    Or how I can get my hands on a one time pass that these darn things uses.

    Rifaa
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    Whats a one time pass?
     
  3. R!f@@

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    Clearly you never used a VAIO dude :(

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  4. kubeek

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    THAT really helps with your question, doesn't it?
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  5. R!f@@

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  6. jpanhalt

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    I had a Vaio for several years. Updated it once. Threw it out two months ago. I have no idea what you are talking about. Hope that helps. :D

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  7. Dave

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    One-time password?

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  8. R!f@@

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    Oh boy!!..
    Jpanhalt...u said few years. which means the you are not up to date on Vaio bios.
    and Dave you too? :cool: you guys a like so yesterday on laptops, HUH!! :)
    OK , Ok, I'll tell, it's a bios password, the thing is I was upgrading the HDD and I was in bios set up when a call came and I wondered away while I was talking and my little angel is so like imitating me, she can read and like knows how to hit enter and write her name and stuff. I was at bios password renew option when I left and I think you can figure out the rest. :D
    So when I can back the darn thing was in post at bios password.
    So now she don't remember what she typed and I am locked out, after 3 miss types, the bios gives a security key and asks to enter a one time pass to unlock the bios and this pass key is renewed every time it restarts.

    So I thought before I dismantle the whole thing to read the EEPROM software, it's a suggestion I found surfing, I would ask around if there is like another way to do it, cause I kinda like it and it's brand new too, the latest japanese model, which you cannot find any where.
    If you do not believe me try to find this model Sony Vaio PCG-6QFP.
    My chinese babe send it as a gift to me :p

    So any ideas any one.

    Rifaa

     
  9. Wendy

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    Have you got a manual? Don't know about laptops, but a lot of computers have reset jumpers inside, short them and the computer BIOS is blanked.

    How old is the little angle?
     
  10. Dave

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    Not sure how you came to that conclusion, I merely tried to suggestion that "one time pass" actually meant "one time password".

    Would you believe it ;)

    Have you tried Hiren's Boot CD? There is a BIOS password remover in there. Use at your own risk.

    This is also better suited in the C&N forum.

    Dave
     
  11. R!f@@

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    No bill, laptops are more secure than mother boards as I have came across, and these Sony things come with finger print too. and about Hiren's boot cd,never heard of it and the use at your own risk sounds creepy.
    Still I'll check it out, thanks though.

    and OH !! my little darling is almost four.

    Rifaa
     
  12. Dave

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    I only said use at your own risk because this is a power tool with the power to make significant changes to your system and I am merely covering myself in this regard. I have seen it recommended on many reputable computing forums, so its integrity is not something I'm so-much questioning.

    Dave
     
  13. R!f@@

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!
    This is gonna be a lesson to ya all about Sony VAIO laptop password or what ever thingy :D
    Cause it's time to rip open this baby.
    I'll post the tips and tricks once I get em formatted. :p

    Rifaa
     
  14. Dave

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    Did Hiren's Boot CD not work?

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  15. R!f@@

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    Oh that, I did check em out but I could not find any thing that will erase a pass word in the bios by booting from a cd. I mean the POST is something that the bios initializes and only after that the bios boots from the CD, if the bios does not allow process anything before a pass is given how in the heck's name will the CD would ever work.
    What do you think?

    Rifaa
     
  16. Dave

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    There are two utilities on Hiren's Boot CD for removing the BIOS password: cmospwd and cmospwc. If you have your system to boot from the CD drive then insert Hiren's Boot CD before the system tries to boot normally from disk (you either need to be fast or put the CD and reboot).

    Either of them may allow you to remove and reset your password. It is merely a suggestion that may save you some time.

    Dave
     
  17. fake_lover01

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    I think you must open your laptop and remove its cell for some time and then put it back.
     
  18. n9352527

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    I don't think there is a cmos memory or eeprom in that thing anymore. So removing the cmos battery or reading the eeprom might not be an option. Most modern ones use flash chip, and finding where the password is actually stored amongst all the other numbers and data is not easy. Not to mention that the password might be lightly encoded when stored.
     
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