I have recently bought a second hand Dell Latitude D610 laptop but the previous owner does not know the BIOS security password, so I cannot go into the BIOS and change the boot sequence or activate the new wireless card I have bought for it.
I have tried various methods, being a laptop removing the CMOS battery has no effect and I tried a program 'latitude.exe' that did create a password from my Dell service tag, but this was not accepted. I am aware of the so called 'paperclip' solution, but this sounds a bit drastic with the potential to brick the computer - any suggestions of an alternative or if anyone has successfully used the 'paperclip' method (i will use a proper microclip and probe if it comes to it!) I'd appreciate any feedback.
Many thanks all.