1. #1
    Senior Firefly
    Joined
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Queensferry North Wales [UK]
    Posts
    1,599

    bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    a freind of mine a given me her acer aspire 3690 to look @ as her windows installation has gone corrupt.
    i need to get into the bios to set it to boot from the dvd drive , but its passworded + i cant find the password
    anybody here no the password do i can enter the bios

  2. #2
    Administrator
    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASROCK Fatal1ty z77 Pro
      • Chipset:
      • Intel P77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 2600K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • Stock
      • CPU Cooler:
      • Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance 16GB
      • Memory Speed:
      • 1600 Mhz
      • Video Card(s):
      • MSI GTX780 6GB
      • Video Card Speed:
      • Stock
      • Sound Card:
      • Soundblaster Z
      • PSU:
      • CM SilentProM 1000
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 840 Pro + RevoDrive X2
      • Optical Drives:
      • LG Bluray/HD-DVD Combo
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 x64

    Joined
    Jul 2000
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,854

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    Whatever they set it to, noone can tell you what she set it to

  3. #3
    Senior Firefly
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,501

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    The boot menu is typically F9 or F11 on acer laptops. Some acer laptops have a jumper that you can use to clear the bios password; you just need to find it. Last time I needed to clear a password; the jumper was placed so that you had to completely dismantle the laptop to get to it. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Master Onion
    Joined
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    5,867

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690


  5. #5
    Proxycon Emperor
    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • Clevo P150EM
      • Motherboard BIOS:
      • Original
      • Chipset:
      • HM77
      • CPU:
      • I7 3610QM
      • Memory:
      • Kingston hyper-X DDR3 SODIMM
      • Memory Speed:
      • 1600Mhz 9-9-9-27
      • Video Card(s):
      • HD7970M 2GB GDDR5
      • Video Card Speed:
      • 980/1450
      • PSU:
      • 180W
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 256GB M4 SSD + 64GB M4 SSD
      • Optical Drives:
      • Sony Optiarc BC-5500S Bluray (external)
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Home Premium

    Joined
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    13,358

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    Have you tried unplugging the laptop and removing the battery? Then try backhanding her for setting a password and forgetting it. :p
    Last edited by Meaker; August 9, 2009 at 22:16.

  6. #6
    Senior Firefly
    Joined
    Oct 2002
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,503

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    Quote Originally posted by Meaker View Post
    Have you tried unplugging the laptop and removing the battery?
    My Dell laptop has a small rechargeable battery that plugs into the motherboard. Acer likely has something similar. The OP needs to open the laptop and unplug that too.

  7. #7
    Veteran Master Onion
    Joined
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Worcestershire UK
    Posts
    7,145

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    Quote Originally posted by Orcass View Post
    The boot menu is typically F9 or F11 on acer laptops. Some acer laptops have a jumper that you can use to clear the bios password; you just need to find it. Last time I needed to clear a password; the jumper was placed so that you had to completely dismantle the laptop to get to it. Good luck.


    Yep!!!!!


    i had this to like they are gona make it easy you just unskrew a panel....................nope its like your dismantling it complelty (lol)

  8. #8
    Administrator
    • Computer Specs
      • Motherboard or Laptop:
      • ASROCK Fatal1ty z77 Pro
      • Chipset:
      • Intel P77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 2600K
      • CPU Overclock Speed:
      • Stock
      • CPU Cooler:
      • Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance 16GB
      • Memory Speed:
      • 1600 Mhz
      • Video Card(s):
      • MSI GTX780 6GB
      • Video Card Speed:
      • Stock
      • Sound Card:
      • Soundblaster Z
      • PSU:
      • CM SilentProM 1000
      • Hard Drive(s):
      • 840 Pro + RevoDrive X2
      • Optical Drives:
      • LG Bluray/HD-DVD Combo
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 x64

    Joined
    Jul 2000
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,854

    Re: bios password for a acer aspire 3690

    I realise this is an old post, but my colleague had the same issue recently. I worked out that the bios password is whatever the owner sets the administrator password to.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts