Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reflow - Full Guide

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*** Friendly note : Please wear anti-static wrist strap when you work with laptop/electronic component, because electrostatic will damage your laptop permanently.***
This guide is for you if your laptop still alive with LED light on but no Display = Black Screen

Dear readers,
Especially to those laptop users who experienced this problem (Black Screen = GPU Failure -one of the reason). What you should know is, every laptop are using built-in GPU. In simple word, the Graphic Card is attached to your laptop motherboard directly and can't be separate by any human (unless you use violence ??? ).

Why GPU failing??? Ok, the explanation is here. Earlier, I said your GPU is attached to your motherboard and can't be separated by any means. So it means something must be putting them together. The glue in electronic world is the solder.

Now we know about the solder. For your information, everything have its specific melting point. For this solder, the melting point is about 150 - 200 degree celcius. Check this out to know other solder melting point.
The melting point is low because of the use of tin based solder. It's cheaper than the other thats why they use it to attach a GPU to the motherboard and also attach other component to the motherboard such as capacitor.

Let us understand the condition of the solder on the motherboard. Let say you put an ICE cube on a plate, and heat it. It will melt right. If you cool it down to its freezing point, it will freeze again but lets observe its shape? does the shape of the ice cube same as before it melt? No right? So, basically, the same thing happen to the solder on your motherboard. Sometimes the heat exceed the melting point of the solder, so it will melt. But, when it cooldown and freeze, the shape maybe different. Maybe have tiny cracks that invisible to your eyes has occur. *** Even a tiny crack on the solder can make your laptop malfunction ***

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Laptop Black Screen - Hardware Faulty

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Hello guys,
I will guide your through this problem. Now we assuming there is hardware faulty.

Cause :
1) Due to constant opening and closing the lid, your screen cable maybe damaged.
2) The connector might loose.

Where is the place of these connection???

Above keyboard, under your laptop speaker, and runs by the side of the screen hinge up to the back of the screen and connect at the top.

Before we get started, you should know the following :
Basically, the cable runs between the base of the laptop and the back of the screen and there are about thirty tiny wires wrapped up with tape. When I took my laptop to bits I removed this cable and re attached x4 broken wires using additional super fine wire ply and tape. The ideal would be to solder the new wire. My tip is to burn away the wire casing using a match/ cigarette lighter very briefly then rub off the plastic to expose the wire using finger and thumb.

*** If you don't have the skill level to repair broken wires then simply buy a new screen cable, when you open the laptop up there is a code under sticker on the cable. You can buy them from any good HP spare parts retailer ***

Know how to remove the damage cable? If not, please follow the instruction below :

1. Remove the battery and power cable.

2. Remove all the rubber pads from the inside of the screen to expose screws (x5) -Please don't unscrew!

3. Tip the laptop over and remove x6 sliver screws from within the battery compartment. (These screws hold on the speaker cover above the keyboard that also houses the quickplay buttons volume and power button)

4. Very carefully using a flat blade screwdriver prise off the speaker cover around the left and right hand side of notebook. DO NOT PULL COMPLETELY OFF THIS COVER UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE ATTACHED QUICKPLAY WIRE !!!

 5. Once this speaker cover is completely removed then you will see x2 hinge covers that are kept in place with a screw on each. Remove each of the screws then gently prise off the hinge covers being very careful not to disturb the wires that run around them.

6. Next is to remove the inner screen cover surround. All the screws should already be exposed, remove them all now and them very carefully prise the casing off using a flat blade screwdriver.

7. At this point you will now see additional screws attaching the lcd screen to its mounting plate X3 at each bottom corner and x2 at the top. Remove all of these screws and this will allow access to the back of the lcd screen.

8. You now need to remove the cable which should be in plain view front and back. Firstly disconnect from above the keyboard using a screwdriver to gently prise off the clip. Next remove the plug from the inverter (a long strip of circuit board that runs at the bottom on the screen. Only disconnect the left hand end that connects to the screen cable. Once these two have been released, go around the back of the screen (helps to gently move the screen hinge forward for this bit. Remove the celloptape that holds the bottom of the cable in place, then remove the plug at the top of the screen by firsly removing the holding tape. Be very gently and pull out using both hands gently wriggly out the socket.

*** Friendly note : Please wear anti-static wrist strap when you work with laptop component, because electrostatic will damage your laptop permanently.***

At this point the cable should be free and can be gently removed from the note book for either repair or replacement. Repair is quite simple if you are handy with electronics but beware, the cables inside the black tape wrap are very very small. It is delicate work. If you can't fix then replace by quoting the code number on the cable sticker.

Refitting is the opposite of the removal, just remember to be very careful with the cable placement and when starting to open and close the lid again, do it very slowly the first time to ensure no part of the cable is trapped.


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Baily boy from http://en.kioskea.net/forum/ as references

REFLOW Laptop, PS3, XBOX without opening your device

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This guide is meant for LAPTOP that still can run, only the Screen is Black

Hi guys,

I'm sure you ever heard of REFLOW process. You can find the meaning of the word REFLOW if you search it on google. Reflow is the technical term of melting the solder used on the motherboard and make the component re-attached to your motherboard again so that the circuit will again be completed - means that power will once again run through the veins

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Why Mozilla Firefox Lagging ??? -Solved

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I'm sure all of Mozilla Firefox user will ask this question because they have experienced this problem especially when they already use Mozilla Firefox for a long time, but the cause of this problem is unidentified. For me, I feel weird because after clearing cache, clearing history, etc, still the problem persist. I tried to uninstall and reinstall my Mozilla Firefox, but still no luck. The lag keep getting worse day by day. So, I've decided to look for answer and solution for this problem.
Below is the explanation on how to solve this problem.

Solution 1 :
1) Clear your Mozilla Firefox Cache.

2) Exit Firefox.

3) Go to your profile folder - Visits this links for guide http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

4) Delete all sessionstore.js

5) Restart Firefox

Solution 2 :

Disable hyperthreading -> right click the Firefox icon click>properties>compatibility>put check mark in compatibility mode box and run in windows 98/windows me mode. This will disable hyperthreading for Firefox on a windows system. (I've tried this method and FYI, I'm using Windows 7 32bit, after I do this step, I can't run Mozilla, I mean when I double click, nothing appear.

Solution 3 :
  1. When Firefox is started,launch the Windows Task Manager (press CTRL+ALT+DEL, or right click the clock display on the Windows Taskbar and select Task Manager)
  2. Select the process tab
  3. Locate and right-click on the Firefox process
  4. Select the set affinity option from the popup menu
  5. Uncheck CPU 1 and validate with OK.
  6. You can go back to Firefox. " 
If none if the above works for you, Read this post :
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    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    ASUS G50Vt Windows Vista 32bit/64bit Driver

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    Please visits the link below for Download link :

    ASUS Official Download page

    ASUS G50Vt Windows 7 32bit/64bit Driver

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    Visits links below for the driver :

    ASUS Official download site

    ASUS G50V Windows Vista Driver

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    Click the link below to get the driver :

    ASUS G50V Windows 7 Driver

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    Please visits this links to go to the download page :

    ASUS Official Page

    Hotspot Shield (Free)

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    About Hotspot Shield
    • Secure your web session, data, online shopping, and personal information online with HTTPS encryption.
    • Protect yourself from identity theft online.
    • Hide your IP address for your privacy online.
    • Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.
    • Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices.
    Works on wireless and wired connections alike. Provides Unlimited Bandwidth.
    Works on the PC and the Mac, including new operating systems (Windows 7 and Snow Leopard)
    Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP’s. Unless you choose to sign into a certain site, you will be anonymous for your entire web session with Hotspot Shield. We love the web because of the freedom that it creates to explore, organize, and communicate. Hotspot Shield enables access to all information online, providing freedom to access all web content freely and securely. Secure your entire web session and ensure your privacy online; your passwords, credit card numbers, and all of your data is secured with Hotspot Shield. Standard antivirus software protects your computer, but not your web activities.
    That's why AnchorFree is pleased to offer Hotspot Shield. Our application keeps your Internet connection secure, private, and anonymous.

    100% Security Through a VPN

    Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers, hackers, ISP’s, from viewing your web browsing activities, instant messages, downloads, credit card information or anything else you send over the network. Hotspot Shield security application is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use.
    So go ahead - Get behind the Shield - Try Hotspot Shield today!
    Hotspot Shield runs on:
    • Windows 7
    • Windows XP
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Vista
    • Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard)
    • Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard)
    • Mac OS X (10.7 Lion)

    Typing practice software

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    Dear all,

    A fast typing is essential skill for all people. Just imagine what you can get when you have a fast typing ability. If you have fast typing ability, you can earn some extra cash by offering the typing service. Many company or individual interested to hire a typist to help them type their assignment or key in data from their research.

    In addition, when you have speed typing ability, you can finish your work in no time and it will surely helps you a lot when you are applying for a job. Of course your boss will choose you, who can do fast typing rather than the other candidate without the ability.

    So, why not try out these software that I list out below to assist you in your practice to gain the ability of speed typing.  All these software is freeware and guess what, you can practice anytime and with a considerable practice session, you can type fast in no time. So what are you waiting for? try it, feel it, and be a great typist.

    Software 1
    Rapid Typing Tutor - Great for novice typist.
    Software price : Freeware

    Software 2 
    KeyBlaze Typing Tutor 
    Software price : Free

    If you have the interest of doing practice online you can go to below link. You can also set your schedule of training and see your improvement through sets of test.
    Typing Tutor Online 
    Typing Master Online Typing Tool


    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    How to check Streamyx SNR Margin and Line Attenuation reading?

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    Firstly, what you need to know is the measurement and what is the meaning of each number you see. Refer below.

    How to know which interval is good???
    For SNR Margin:

    If your SNR reading is equal or less than 6dB
    - bad connection/frequent disconnections(Disconnected in 1-5 minutes) or can't connect at all

    If your SNR reading is between 7dB - 10dB
    -Consider average connection but still have disconnection issue

    If your SNR reading is between 11dB - 20dB
    -Good connection with no connectivity problem

    If your SNR reading is between 21dB - 28dB
    -Excellent line quality

    If your SNR reading is greater or equal to 29dB
    -Fantastic, never worry about anything!

    For me, 11dB-13dB is good enough and you can already connect to the internet without disconnection issue/problem because my house distance is greater than 5KM from the nearest TM. *** For you to achieve SNR reading above 20dB, your house distance from the exchange point(Nearest TM) must be less than 5KM.*** 

    There's one more thing about Streamyx Line, that is the Line Attenuation, below is the interval guide line (Basically, Line Attenuation is opposite to SNR margin value) :

    For Line attenuation:
    Greater than 60dB
    -Bad Line Quality

    Between 50dB - 60dB 

    Between 40dB - 50dB

    Between 30dB - 39dB

    Between 20dB - 29dB

    Less than 20db (your house must be very near with TM)

    How to check this information ???
    1) First, make sure you connected to your Riger Modem(wired/wireless). 

    2) Open your browser and on the address bar, write "" without the quote and press enter.
    *** Note that the192.168.1.1 is common ip address for Riger modem or any modem for streamyx ***

    3) You should see the login page. Now fill the Username and Password Field. "Username : tmadmin ; Password : tmadmin"

    4) Now, you should be seeing your modem information. Don't change anything, just browse through every tab. Because different Modem will store the Line Attenuation and SNR Margin in different tabs. 
    *** Note : Please make sure that you are connected to the internet, if not, the SNR Margin and Line Attenuation field will be blank. ***

    5) Compare your modem reading with the information I give earlier.

    Streamyx Problem - Frequent Disconnection

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    Hi guys,

    First ISSUE

    I know that this problem is a pain in the ass problem, because I already experienced this. When I apply for Streamyx for the first time, they give me a wired modem ( I need to use LAN wire to connect my laptop and PC to the modem ).
    For your information, the modem TM contractor gave to me was Riger.

    Here's my problem for the first modem.

    *** Friendly Reminder : Please check that there's no other telephone in your house connecting to your house wall socket as i know some house have more than 1 telephone wall socket. Streamyx modem can't connect to the internet if there's other devices(telephone) connected in parallel with it. all telephone must be connected from the splitter *** 

    I have frequent disconnection issue. When I say the word frequent, I mean my internet connection was never be able to connect and stay stable for more than 30 second, sometimes maximum connection time is 5 minutes. This happen during daytime(As people says the telephone cable(on the pole) is getting longer during daytime because of the heat from the sun(Physic). So, this may decrease your SNR (Signal to noise Ratio) and increase you Line Attenuation reading.

    For a Streamyx user who encounter this problem,
    Here what I do,

    1) I try to bypass the splitter and connect my modem directly to my house wall socket. ( Splitter is the small rectangle box which connecting your Home Telephone and your modem )
    See image below :

    Step 1 worked for me as the SNR Margin increase and no more disconnection occur. So I know my splitter is the problem and I change with a new one(try to find splitter with high quality).

    2)  Try to change your Telephone jet(small cable connecting your modem to the splitter and wall socket. If still doesn't solve your issue,

    3) Check if your house wiring more than 5 years, it also may cause you a problem.(your wire may be damage by weather or other causes). Change a new cable from the Telephone Pole to your house and change also your wall socket.

    4) If the above steps doesn't solve, call 100, or directly call the TM technician(FOC) not the contractor as they will charge you. If you want them to work fast, call and remind them everyday.

    Second ISSUE

    This happen when I change my MODEM to a WIRELESS RIGER Modem from a Wired Modem. It may sound silly, but this is what happen to me. I thought there'll be no more disconnection issue because I already solve my disconnection ISSUE while I'm using the wired modem.

    After I change my MODEM to a wireless modem, I can't have a stable connection at DAYTIME starting at 8a.m until 7p.m and I always get disconnected from the internet within 30 second or maximum 5 minute after i connected to the internet.

    SEE my SNR Reading at daytime.

    Funny thing is, after 7p.m daily, I have no disconnection issue. (Means that I can conclude that the source of the disconnection problem is not from my wiring, telephone jet) because at night the connection was great.

    So, how i solve my second issue,
    1) I call 100 and speak to TM Staff. Make sure you mention all steps you already make like in my FIRST ISSUE. Because, they will ask you to do the same thing.

    2) Let them know your SNR Reading and Line Attenuation Reading.

    3) Sometimes they will reset your port from their office. They'll ask you to restart your modem. (This doesn't solve my problem).

    4) Lastly, I ask them to send their Technician to go to my house and check the necessary thing. I call them daily. So they send a Technician only about 3 working days. The Technician climb on the Telephone pole and do something (I don't know what) but after that, the connection was splendid and MY PROBLEM SOLVED!!! Never have a disconnection issue again even though my house distance from the exchange point is more than 5KM.

    Please take the Handphone number of the technician as you can save your time to call them instead of calling the 100.

    The fastest way is to ask the technician to come but TM have their way of doing things, must go trough this first and then that and that... Never ending protocol.

    How to RESET MySQL Password

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    Follow the steps below :
    1. Stop the mysqld daemon process.
    2. Start the mysqld daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option.
    3. Start the mysql client with the -u root option.
    4. Execute the UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘password’) WHERE User=’root’;
    5. Execute the FLUSH PRIVILEGES; command.
    These steps reset the password for the “root” account to “password.” To change the password for a different account or to set a different password, just edit the variables in single quotes in step 4.

    If the user knows his/her existing MySQL root password, steps 1-3 are not necessary.

    *** Hope this helps!!! Guide was taken from www.tech-faq.com

    How to RESET DELL BIOS Password?

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    Dell Dimension BIOS Password Recovery

    The BIOS password may be cleared from a Dell Dimension by moving the password jumper on the motherboard.
    The password jumper’s location on a Dell Dimension motherboard can be found by reviewing the Dimension User Guides.
    For most Dell Dimension desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:
    • Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
    • Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
    • Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
    • Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.
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    Dell Optiplex BIOS Password Recovery

    The BIOS password may be cleared from a Dell Optiplex by removing the password jumper (PSWD) from the motherboard.
    The password jumper’s location on a Dell Optiplex motherboard can be found by reviewing the Optiplex User Guides.
    For most Dell Optiplex desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:
    • Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
    • Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
    • Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
    • Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.

    Dell Inspiron BIOS Password Recovery

    Each Dell Inspiron has a master password that clears the BIOS password. Call Dell Technical Support at (800)624-9896 to get this number.
    Dell Technical Support will request the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the bottom of the Inspiron.
    If the current user is not the original Inspiron owner, Dell will transfer the used Inspiron’s registration from the original owner with only the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the tag on the laptop.
    To transfer a used Dell Inspiron’s registration, fill out the Transfer of Ownership form on Dell’s web site.

    Dell Latitude BIOS Password Recovery

    Christophe Grenier wrote a program that calculates the master BIOS password for Dell Latitudes from the Service Tag number. That program is available here.
    If a Latitude cannot be booted to run this program, call Dell Technical Support at (800)624-9896 to get the master password.
    Dell Technical Support will request the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the bottom of the Latitude.
    If the current user is not the original Latitude owner, Dell will transfer the used Latitude’s registration from the original owner with only the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the tag on the laptop.
    To transfer a used Dell Latitude’s registration, fill out the Transfer of Ownership form on Dell’s web site.

    This guide was taken from www.tec-faq.com

    How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Laptop Password?

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    Good day dear readers,
    For you information, an IBM ThinkPad laptop can have three hardware password sets:
    • Power-On Password
    • Hard Disk Password
    • Supervisor Password

    Power-On Password

    RT/CMOS RAM has 8 bytes reserved for the power-on password and the check character. The 8 bytes are initialized to hex 00. The microprocessor can access these bytes only during POST. After POST is completed, if a power-on password is installed, the password bytes are locked and no program can access them.
    During power-on password installation, the password (1 to 7 characters) is stored in the security space.
    Installing the password is a function of the built-in system program Easy-Setup. The power-on password does not appear on the screen when it is installed, changed, or removed. After the power-on password has been installed, it can be changed or removed only during POST.

    Hard Disk Password

    The hard-disk password (HDP) prevents unauthorized persons from accessing the data on the removable hard disk drive.

    Supervisor Password

    The supervisor password prevents unauthorized persons from changing the system information in Easy-Setup.

    How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password using Software

    If the user can boot the IBM ThinkPad, KeyMaker will recover the BIOS password.

    How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware

    If the ThinkPad cannot be booted, reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware.
    If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password.
    1. Power off the computer
    2. Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer.
    3. Short circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit.
    4. Under the short circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed.
    5. Reinstall the DIMM cover.
    If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords:
    1. Press and hold F1 to power on the computer.
    2. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears.
    3. Click the Password icon.
    4. Click the Power on icon.
    5. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar.
    6. Press Enter twice.
    7. Click Exit then click Restart.
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      How to recover ACER BIOS Password

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      • Click the Start button
      • Click the All Programs menu item
      • Click the Empowering Technology menu item
      • Click the Acer eSettings Management menu item
      • Once inside Acer eSettings Management, click the Security button.

      Sending a Computer to Acer for a BIOS Password Reset

      Acer refuses to assist customers with BIOS password issues. The only option they discuss involves sending the laptop to them and paying a $100 fee.

       How to Reset an Acer BIOS PasswordHere is a copy of an email from Acer Support:
      Thank you for contacting Acer America. I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. In order to have the BIOS or hard disk password removed (This include any biometric security), the notebook will need to come in to our repair depot for password removal. This service is not covered by warranty and unfortunately there is no other recourse to remove a BIOS or HDD password from the notebook. The flat fee for BIOS password removal is $100.00 US dollars plus tax. If it is a BIOS or HDD password and you would like us to service it for you, please contact our telephone technical support line at 1-800-816-2237. Hours of operation are 7am-9pm CST Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm CST Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays.

      Resetting an Acer BIOS Password with Hardware

      If the user cannot boot the Acer and does not want to send his/her computer back to Acer for an unknown amount of time, he/she can try to reset the BIOS password via hardware.
      Forum members have reported that they were able to remove their Acer BIOS passwords by simply opening their notebooks and removing the CMOS batteries for 30 minutes.
      Once the BIOS password is removed, press the key during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the Acer BIOS setup.

      Hope this help!!!
      *** Taken from www.tech-faq.com ***

      Recover Laptop BIOS Password

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      Good day everybody,

      The best method for resetting a BIOS password depends on what BIOS the computer has. Common BIOSs include AMI, Award, IBM, and Phoenix. Numerous other BIOSs exist, but these are the most common.
      Dallas Semiconductor DS1687 3 How to Reset a BIOS Password
      Some BIOSs allow the user to require a password before the system will boot or before the BIOS setup may be accessed.
      The general solution categories to reset a BIOS password are:
      • Using a Backdoor BIOS Password
      • Resetting the BIOS Password using Software
      • Resetting the BIOS Password using Hardware
      • Vendor Specific Solutions for resetting the BIOS Password

      Using a Backdoor BIOS Password

      Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works no matter what the BIOS password is set to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.

      AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords

      Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.

      Award Backdoor BIOS Passwords

      One reported Award backdoor BIOS password is eight spaces. Other reported Award backdoor BIOS passwords include 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 , ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW, AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo, d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, and ZJAAADC.

      Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords

      Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, and PHOENIX.

      Backdoor BIOS Passwords from Other Manufacturers

      Reported BIOS backdoor passwords for other manufacturers include:
      Manufacturer BIOS Password
      VOBIS & IBM merlin
      Dell Dell
      Biostar Biostar
      Compaq Compaq
      Enox xo11nE
      Epox central
      Freetech Posterie
      IWill iwill
      Jetway spooml
      Packard Bell bell9
      QDI QDI
      Siemens SKY_FOX
      SOYO SY_MB
      TMC BIGO
      Toshiba Toshiba
      Remember that the passwords listed may not be the actual backdoor BIOS passwords. These backdoor BIOS passwords may simply have the same checksum as the real ones. For Award BIOS, this checksum is stored at F000:EC60.

      Resetting the BIOS Password with Software

      Every system must store the BIOS password information somewhere. If the user can access the machine after it has been booted successfully, he/she may be able to view the BIOS password. He/she must know the memory address where the BIOS password is stored and the format in which the BIOS password is stored or have a program that knows these things.
      Users can write their own program to read the BIOS password from the CMOS memory on a PC by writing the address of the byte of CMOS memory that they wish to read in port 0×370, then reading port 0×371′s contents.
      !BIOS recovers the BIOS password for most common BIOS versions, including IBM, American Megatrends Inc., Award, and Phoenix.
      CmosPwd recovers the BIOS password for the following BIOS versions:
      • AMI BIOS
      • AMI WinBIOS 2.5
      • Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0
      • Compaq (1992)
      • Compaq (New version)
      • IBM (PS/2, Activa, Thinkpad)
      • Packard Bell
      • Phoenix 1.00.09.AC0 (1994), a486 1.03, 1.04, 1.10 A03, 4.05 rev 1.02.943, 4.06 rev 1.13.1107
      • Phoenix 4 release 6 (User)
      • Gateway Solo – Phoenix 4.0 release 6
      • Toshiba
      • Zenith AMI

      Resetting the BIOS Password via Hardware

      If a user cannot access the machine after it has been powered up, it is still possible to get past the BIOS password. The BIOS password is stored in CMOS memory that a small battery maintains while the PC is off, which is attached to the motherboard. If the user removes this battery, all CMOS information (including the BIOS password) will be lost. The user must re-enter the correct CMOS setup information to use the machine. The machine’s owner or user will most likely be alarmed when he/she discovers that the BIOS password has been deleted.
      ti benchmarq bq3285ecss How to Reset a BIOS Password
      The battery is soldered to some motherboards, making it difficult to remove. If this is the case, there is another alternative. Somewhere on the motherboard is a jumper that will clear the BIOS password. If the user has the motherboard documentation, he/she will know where that jumper is. If not, the jumper may be labeled on the motherboard. If neither of these is the case, try guessing which jumper is the correct one. This jumper is usually standing alone near the battery. If the user cannot locate the jumper, he/she might short both of the points where the battery connects to the motherboard.
      If all else fails, clear the BIOS password by resetting the RTC (Real Time Clock) IC (Integrated Circuit) on the motherboard.
      Many RTCs require an external battery. If so, clear the BIOS password by removing the RTC from the socket and reseating it.
      RTCs that require external batteries include:
      Most RTC chips with integrated batteries can be reset to clear the BIOS password by shorting two pins together for a few seconds.
      There are a few options for some chips due to the testing that various people in the field have carried out. Remember to remove power from the system before shorting these pins.
      RTC Chip Pins
      Dallas DS1287ATI benchmarq bp3287AMT 3 (N.C.) and 21 (NC/RCL)
      Chips & Technologies P82C206 12 (GND) and 32 (5V)-or-74 (GND) and 75 (5V)
      OPTi F82C206 3 and 26
      Dallas Semiconductor DS12887A 3 (N.C.) and 21 (RCLR)
      Users should be able to figure out how to reset the BIOS password stored in most RTC (Real Time Clock) chips by reading the manufacturers data sheet for that RTC. Some RTCs, like the Dallas DS1287 and TI benchmarq bq3287mt, cannot be cleared. The solution for resetting the BIOS password on systems with those RTCs is to purchase a replacement RTC chip.

      Vendor Specific Solutions for Resetting the BIOS Password

      Resetting a Dell BIOS Password

      For information on how to recover a Dell BIOS password, please refer to How do I reset Dell BIOS password?

      Resetting a Toshiba BIOS Password

      KeyDisk resets the BIOS password on Toshiba laptops.
      Older Toshiba laptops can boot without their power-on BIOS password if a dongle is attached to the parallel port that crosses a number of pins. The pin out is:
      Some Toshibas can bypass the startup BIOS password if the user holds down the key while booting the system.

      Resetting an IBM Aptiva BIOS Password

      Some IBM Aptivas can bypass the startup BIOS password if both mouse buttons are pressed repeatedly while booting the system.

      Resetting an Acer BIOS Password

      For information on how to recover an Acer BIOS password, please refer to How to reset Acer BIOS Password.

      Guide taken from www.tech-faq.com 

      Forgot BIOS Password - PC

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      Hi guys, for those who own a PC and forgot their BIOS Password( if u set ), here are the solution and hopefully it works for you :

      This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

      A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
      In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

      *** Friendly Reminder : Please turn off your PC and unplug your power cable from the socket before you do STEP A. This step require you to open your PC CPU Casing, please equip yourself with proper tools ***

      Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

      When you find the jumper, look carefully.  There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

      B. By Using Software:

      I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
      BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

      Acer Aspire 4935 Windows 7 Driver

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      *** Note : Install based on your hardware brand ***

      Chipset Driver :
      Intel Chipset Driver 4.7 MB

      Audio Driver :
      Audio Realtek Audio Driver 66.9 MB

      Bluetooth Driver :
      Broadcom Bluetooth Driver (2045&2046) 57.7 MB

      Webcam Driver :
      Camera Suyin Camera Driver For 1.0M 3.3 MB

      Card Reader Driver :
      Jmicron Card Reader Driver (JMB385) 953.6 KB


      Jmicron Card Reader Driver 973.3 KB

      ENE CIR (Consumer IR) Driver 3.1 MB
      Acer Aspire 4935 Windows 7 Driver

      Fingerprint AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver 6.2.56 108.8 MB
      Acer Aspire 4935 Windows 7 Driver

      LAN / Ethernet Driver

      Acer Aspire 4750G Windows 7 Driver

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      Chipset Driver :
      Intel Chipset Driver

      VGA Driver :
      NVIDIA Display Driver

      Intel :
      Intel Display Driver

      WiMax Driver:
      WiMax Driver

      Wireless Driver :

      Atheros Wireless LAN Driver

      Hide My IP 5.3

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      Anonymous Surfing With Hide My IP

      Conceal your identity on the Internet. 
      # Surf anonymously, prevent hackers from acquiring your IP address, send anonymous email, encrypt your Internet connection, and un-ban yourself from forums and other websites. 

      # Protect your online privacy and browse the web anonymous by changing your IP with Hide My IP.

      # Hiding your IP address is as simple as clicking the "Hide My IP" button, which installs a "fake ip" in your favorite web browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Netscape, and many more! 

      # When you close Hide My IP, your Internet settings will revert back to normal.

      # What's New In Version 5.3? More IP addresses, improved interface, and the Gold Pass are just some of the New Features in Hide My IP 5.3.

      # Improved Browsing Speed & More IPs With The Premium Service! Adds support for dozens of non-browser applications such as Outlook, Windows Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, online games, and much more with the Premium High-Speed Service.

      How it works?

      When you browse the Internet normally, your computer makes a direct connection to the websites you visit. With Hide My IP running, an anonymous proxy server is set to relay information between you and the websites you visit, hence web sites see the fake relay IP and not your real IP address.

      Where are these fake IP addresses located? Hide My IP selects a random IP from a list of hundreds of anonymous fake IPs from all over the world. The chosen IP is then automatically installed into your web browser, e-mail client, game, or other application you specify Hide My IP to work with, allowing you to surf the Internet and use Internet-based software while remaining totally anonymous.
      *** Note : Any question, email me on fullversion of this software ;p, You won't regret this ***

      Hide Your IP

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       Your Benefits

      • Instantly hide your IP Address and protect your Identity
      • Surf the Web Invisibly with the click of a button
      • Crush Identity Theft - No one can track you
      • Surf with the fastest anonymous Proxies available
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      Hide Your IP Address purpose is to guard your privacy in Internet by changing your Internet IP Address. Start to surf anonymously.

      You can immediately take advantage of this handy and award winning software.

      The software will protect your Identity and Stop Hackers. Here is a short feature-list of this award winning software that gives you your privacy back!
      Protect and hide your Identity through hiding your IP address

      Prevent hackers from breaking into your computer

      Allows you to enter pages which are forbidden for you

      Changes your IP address (and your location)

      Delete information about ALL your internet activity

      Add your own Proxies and use your favorites


      Why should you hide YOUR IP address?

      Are you aware that many websites and most hackers use IP addresses to monitor your personal business, your home address and other personal information about you can be retrieved once your IP address is known?

      Everyone who is connected to the Internet has a unique IP address that allows information to be sent directly to her/his own personal computer. Unfortunately, about 99% of hacking attacks uses the victim’s IP address to monitor or steal personal information that can be used in identity theft.

      If your IP address isn’t hidden, virtually anyone with Internet access can track you directly to your home. Everyone can see your location (!!!), your Internet Service Provider and your host - including hackers! Your firewall does not hide your IP address. Everything you do online is connected back to you. Everything!

      About the software

      Advanced technology was developed in order to serve you with new and fresh proxies at the fastest possible speed.

      The system will give you only the most secure and fastest proxy when using this software.

      The system has 99.9% uptime and guarantees anonymous identity.

      Every hour thousands of proxy servers are scanned and only the most secure is delivered to you. Anytime you decide to change your proxy you will get only the one with fastest ping - all with the click on a button.

       Click HERE to visits the Download page.

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      Photoscape 3.5

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      Photoscape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

      Key Features :
      • Viewer : View photos in your folder, create a slideshow
      • Editor : resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming, clone stamp
      • Batch editor : Batch edit multiple photos
      • Page : Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo
      • Combine : Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo
      • Animated GIF : Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo
      • Print : Print portrait shots, carte de visites(CDV), passport photos
      • Splitter : Slice a photo into several pieces
      • Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it
      • Color Picker : Zoom in on images, search and pick a color
      • Rename : Change photo file names in batch mode
      • Raw Converter : Convert RAW to JPG
      • Paper Print : Print lined, graph, music and calendar paper
      • Face Search : Find similar faces on the Internet
      Go to the download page : Click HERE

      *** Friendly Reminder : For Windows 98 and Windows ME user, please use Photoscape version 3.4 ***


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      FeedDemonFeedDemon is a free, easy-to-use RSS feed reader that makes it quick and convenient to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information. The software is highly customizable, including the way feeds are organized and displayed. Custom news watches based on keywords can be setup, and podcasts can be easily transferred to portable audio devices.

      Mozilla Thunderbird

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      ThunderBirdMozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, newsgroup, and RSS feed client that offers a simple solution for online communication and information retrieval. The software is also highly customizable and expandable via a massive collection of available extensions.


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      TweakUITweak UI is a free user interface customization application released by Microsoft to help with customizing the Windows operating system. Although it is not supported by Microsoft, Tweak UI offers a more convenient way to adjust settings that would otherwise require manual registry editing. Most significantly, the software enables users with older, slower systems to turn off components of the operating system, such as menu fading, drop shadows, and cursor shadows to improve performance. Tweak UI also includes many features for customizing the way various aspects of the Windows interface function, such as the taskbar, desktop, and start menu. The program also allows users to move the location of special folders in Windows, such as My Documents, Music, and Pictures, as well as other system folders. It also offers tools that help users repair components of the Windows operating system, such as icons, hotkeys, the font folder, and file extension associations. Tweak UI can be used to disable AutoPlay on one or more drives as well. Tweak UI provides the capability to set up Xmouse for those familiar with the X Window System.  Note:  This tool is for use with Windows XP.  It is not designed for Windows Vista.

      Open Office.org

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      OpenOffice.orgOpenOffice.org is an open source productivity suite that serves as a replacement for Microsoft Office. It contains the same basic feature-set, but saves you hundreds of dollars since it is free. With that being said, OpenOffice.org does not include the grammar checking, macros, and a replacement for Microsoft Outlook. However, it does offer PDF output, Writer macros (Writer’s own macro and scripting feature), smaller file size documents than Microsoft Office, and simplicity. The suite includes Writer (replacement for Word), Calc (replacement for Excel), Impress (replacement for PowerPoint), Base (replacement for Access), Draw (replacement for Visio), and Math (replacement for Equation Editor).

      Windows Media Player is not responding

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      Problem : 
      Its freezes the computer up so bad until you have to manually power down because it says "not responding".

      Laptop Model : CQ62-219WM

      Operating System : Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

      Solution :

      It may be worth trying to reset Windows Media Player as follows.

      Click the Start Menu and select Control Panel.  Open Programs and Features, Click 'Turn Windows features on or off', open up Media Features and "untick" Windows Media Player.  Click Yes then OK and then restart the notebook.

      When Windows has restarted, click the Start Menu and select Control Panel.  Open Programs and Features, Click 'Turn Windows features on or off', open up Media Features and "tick" Windows Media Player.  Click Yes then OK and when WMP has finished installing, restart the notebook again.

      Next, carry out the following process to force Windows Media Player to re-build the Library Database.

      A useful utility for viewing all the files on your PC is called Free Commander, on the link below, as it displays folders that the Operating System normally hides and has a good search function.


      This is a zipped file.  If you don't have an extraction utility installed, download and install 7-Zip which can be used to open this so that you can run the installer.

      Make sure Windows Media Player and Windows Media Centre are closed.

      Launch Free Commander, double click Users, double click 'your user name', double click Local Settings, double click Application Data, double click Microsoft and double click Media Player.  Delete all the files that have the extension .wmdb - do not delete any folders.

      Close Free Commander and open Windows Media Player - it will now begin to re-build the library database which may take a while.

      Credits to Dean for the solution.

      DVD/CD-ROM device driver corrupted ( HP Laptop)

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      I'm not sure if the solution can be used on other brand of laptop with the same problem, but if someone do try, please comment to let us know. :)
      Note : 
      This solution is taken from http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/DVD-CD-ROM-device-driver-corrupted and hopefully it can solve your issue.

      Question 1 :
      I have a HP Pavilion dv6853cl notebook, Vista (64-bit). The DVD drive is listed in Device Manager as Slimtype DVD A DS8A1H ATA Device and reports "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)".

      Is there a way to download a new/updated driver or a registry update for this device that will resolve this problem?

      Solution : 

      Optical drives do not need drivers as such to be seen in the device manager....they are activated by the OS at a very low level. But XP and Vista are prone to occasionally losing them and you need to do a registry hack involving removal of the upper and lower filters. Here is the info you need:

      Apparently it seems that this is an age old fix for even XP systems. If you venture to the registry key above by doing the following steps:
      1. Click on the start menu.
      2. If this is a Vista machine in the search box type in “regedit” without the quotation marks.
      3. Maximize the HKLM and then go ahead and browse until you reach the key listed above.
      4. In the right panel you’ll see something along the lines of “UpperFilter” and “LowerFilter” you want to click on each “filter” key and hit delete. Click yes when it asks to confirm if you wish to delete the key.
      5. Restart Windows.
      Credits to Distinguished Professor for the solution for question 1.

      Question 2 :

      I am having trouble with a CD - Rom driver on my HP laptop.  Specifically, I am dealing with a Slimtype DVD A DS8AZH ATA device.  It has been giving me trouble for some time, I even returned the computer to HP, got the mobo replaced, and it is still giving me problems.  After uninstalling the device and restarting the computer, I get an error prompt stating:

      'Device driver software was not succesfully installed'
      Please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed.

       I do not to send my computer off for another three weeks, espcially if HP isnt going to fix my problem.  Can anyone please help me or at least point me in the right direction? 

      Thanks a bunch!

      Solution :  

      code 39 means that the filters for the DVD rom drive have become comprimised. You must have installed some type of burning software. you need to make a registry edit.


      1)Click start
      2)type "regedit" without the quotes
      3)above in the programs list right click on regedit and click "run as administrator"
      4)click file and click save to make a backup of the registry incase you mess up
      5) go to this path
       6)click on the file that states 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 and look at the right hand side
      7)right click and remove anything that says "upper filters" and/or "lower filters"
      8)close out of registry editor and restart the notebook
      9)Your issue should be resolved

      Your burning software will need to be reinstalled.

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