I have been searching all morning into the afternoon. I had to set a bios password to keep my son off my Dell latitude d600 and saw that you can help via pm. If you are still active on here can you please help me too :-)

6 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by hotmatrixx

I'm trying to unlock my Dell latitude d600 I read a thread that had a Dell support member here that would help.I apologize if I posted in the wrong forum.


No worries. It is easy to do, kind -of.

the usual method is to remove all power to the computer, pull it apart and find a little battery - like one in the back of a watch. pull it out for ten minutes, reassemble, and the CMOS password is wiped.

Depending on the laptop, there may be a jumper switch you can cross under some panel somewhere under the laptop. you cross it, reboot, and it resets the BIOS.

Although some do say that Dell has made these features obsolete.
I did see this though:

Undocumented BIOS feature of Dell Latitude D600

If you are only looking for the BIOS feature: Alt+E, Alt+F will reset your BIOS of your Dell Latitude D600 laptop to factory settings. It might work for other types as well. There you have it. No need to read on, unless you want to know how inefficient Dell works.

There is nothing to indicate when these were pressed - whether during boot, or at the password screen, or whether a reboot ras required after, no more information that what I have given you here.

come back and let me know how you get on!

the thread you were looking for was this one:

and you PM by clicking into their user profile, look down the RHS for "contact this member", Send a Private Message.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.