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2017/08/12 21:06:37 (permalink)
Tried to clear the password on my Z170 FTW. now it wants a password to enter the Bios and my old pass doesn't work...

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    Re: Bios security password reset 2017/08/12 21:14:56 (permalink)
    If you haven't already, turn off and unplug the PSU, press the power button to dissipate residual voltage, and then clear CMOS with the button or remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes or so..See how that works.

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    Re: Bios security password reset 2017/08/13 23:48:35 (permalink)
    Called tech support. That's a no go. Apparently once you write a password it's permanently written to the Bios. So depending on your board you need a bios switch, a new bios chip, or a new board.

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    Re: Bios security password reset 2017/08/14 19:20:26 (permalink)
    EVGA can send you a new bios chip. It's easy to swap them.

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    Re: Bios security password reset 2017/08/14 19:31:24 (permalink)
    mike406
    EVGA can send you a new bios chip. It's easy to swap them.


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    Did you register your MB ?
     
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    Figure you made sure the "Caps Lock" was off already

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    Re: Bios security password reset 2017/08/14 19:41:06 (permalink)
    I already have a new chip on the way.
    Then I just have to figure out the whole NVME SSD situation.

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