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    Acer is a leading computer hardware manufacturer. They make desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, projectors, servers, and storage devices.

    Every Acer computer and laptop comes with a pre-installed BIOS software. This BIOS software is generally protected and secured by some password. Because it is a common tendency for any person to forget passwords, this article specifically discusses about resetting or recovering BIOS password of any Acer computer or laptop.

    Mentioned below are few ways by which an Acer’s BIOS password can be reset or recovered.

    Using Acer eSettings Management

    This method will work only if you can boot into your Acer computer. Once you boot in, you can use Acer eSettings Management to reset the BIOS password.

    Note: Installing Acer Empowering Technology is a prerequisite to use Acer eSettings Management. Both utilities can be downloaded here.

    Step 1: Open Start Menu by clicking the Start button on your desktop.

    Step 2: Go to All Programs > Empowering Technology > Acer eSettings Management.

    Step 3: Click BIOS Passwords near the footer of the screen.

    Step 4: With the Create Password or Remove Password options, you should be able to regain control.

    Reset Acer Bios Password with Acer eSettings Management

    Using Computer Hardware

    This method involves fiddling with the computer hardware and components. Proceed only if you’re confident enough to do this task. This may also void your warranty period. The steps below are mentioned for both, desktop computers and laptops.

    Step 1: Disconnect the power cord from your desktop computer or laptop.

    Step 2: Remove the cabinet cover of your desktop.

    For a laptop, turn it upside-down and remove the battery. Open the hard drive compartment by sliding the cover out. Unscrew and pull out the hard drive from your laptop.

    Step 3: Locate a coin-shaped clock battery (also known as CMOS Lithium battery) and remove it. Keep it aside for at least an hour.

    For a laptop, disconnect the tiny power lead that connects the clock battery to the motherboard. Keep it disconnected for at least an hour.

    Otherwise, you can also locate a BIOS reset jumper marked CLRP1. Move this jumper to Clear position. Let it be in this condition for at least an hour.

    Step 4: After about an hour, replace the battery in the socket or move the jumper back to the Run position.

    Step 5: Fit the cabinet cover and start your computer.

    If done right, your computer or laptop should boot up without asking for any BIOS password.

    Contacting Acer Customer Support

    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.

    Below 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.

    Using Online BIOS Password Generator

    BIOS Password Generator Tool

    Instructions:

    1. Most BIOS password checksums are stored on the Flash ROM. Therefore, many manufacturers display this checksum (often called ‘hash’) on the screen by keying in 3 invalid passwords.
      Example: [CNU1234ABC]
    2. Do not be scared by any system messages such as ‘System Disabled’. Just plugout all power cords, replug and restart.
    3. Enter the checksum/hash (without any braces) you see on the screen in the above textbox and click Compute.

    Do you know of any other method to reset an Acer’s BIOS password?

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    178 comments
    1. jmarc

      17 June, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you very much. It worked for me.

      Reply
    2. alfen

      6 June, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      didnt work om my acer trravelmate 633

      Reply
    3. meli

      1 June, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Thank u ur generator works.

      Reply
    4. MartinB

      24 May, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks for the solutions! On my Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-173 the password generator worked. With the generated password I could enter the UEFI as well as reset the existing password. However, I still have no idea, how the password was set and what it was. I don’t really need one. Glad, it’s gone now.

      Reply
    5. Crazy 4 Linux!

      9 May, 2017 at 2:28 am

      I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! I was trying to show my best friend something in my UEFI and a password prompt popped up. I never remembered setting a password so then it became a guessing game. Then I got a prompt with a key, and with this page, I entered it and the Online BIOS Password Generator spit out a working password. Thank you so much for this tool!

      Computer Acer Aspire E15, Linux Mint 18.

      Reply
    6. abdullah

      1 April, 2017 at 5:25 am

      I have an acer travelmate 240 laptop its locked & it is showing the hint but still i dont remember the password & i dont have a reset disk also please help how can i open my laptop .

      Reply
      • Crazy 4 Linux!

        9 May, 2017 at 2:35 am

        Abdullah, have you tried the tool above? Your computer should have given you a key after three failed attempts, mine was 8 numbers. When I put them in the Online BIOS Password Generator, it spit out two possibilities. I picked the one for Acer/HP and used it as the password, and I was in! Make sure you change your password afterward. Good luck friend.

        Reply
    7. Paras

      10 March, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Few month ago i have entered password and then forget it.
      after visit this site and generating code I have try and got successfully unlock.

      Reply
    8. R to the J

      2 March, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Could anyone help with the backdoor password for my Acer 5732 Z.

      Reply
    9. Bobbie

      1 March, 2017 at 1:38 am

      I have an acer v5-571P I can not figure out the bios password

      Reply
    10. Copperman

      23 January, 2017 at 9:50 am

      I got locked out as well. Acer V5-571- Key Hint Number is 02E796EF…”Operating System not found” The generated password on this site doesn’t work. Thanks in advanced.

      Reply
      • Takedasan

        16 February, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Hey Copperman,
        Same problem here with my Acer V5-571, can tell me how to fix this?
        Thanks!

        Reply
    11. Lucas

      27 December, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      How to reset bios password on Acer aspire V3-731 that says NO BOOTABLE DEVICE.

      Reply
      • Tomek

        15 January, 2017 at 1:33 pm

        Hello i’m having the same problem can’t do nothing with my laptop and i tried everything, if you know the password please send it gapcio60@op.pl I woult be wery gratefoul.

        Reply
    12. GLobal Tech

      29 November, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      plaise i’m forget passeword of the BIOS my laptop Acer Aspire 4752.
      some m=one help me plaiiiiiiiiiise

      Reply
    13. Lars

      6 August, 2016 at 11:44 am

      That BIOS password generator did the trick for me!! Thanks a bunch. Just had to enter 3 wrong passwords first.

      Reply
    14. Joseph Pun

      14 July, 2016 at 4:56 am

      ooh it worked for me too, acer aspire e-15 but the windows is not loading even when i try to boot from cd, infact the boot manager when pressing f12 does not give me any option to boot from beside WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER and when i select it,doesn’t give me anything. any help there !!! thankx..

      Reply
    15. EvandroEA

      24 December, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      sou do brasil e fui salvo por este post.. muito obrigado!

      Reply
    16. Andrew Kaczrowski

      17 December, 2015 at 3:00 am

      The online password generation worked for me 🙂 Pretty neat.

      Reply
    17. Shannon Mossner

      13 October, 2015 at 2:08 am

      does anyone have the code to get passt that passcode for a v5122p

      Reply
    18. Philip Gerth

      24 September, 2015 at 2:42 am

      Looking for the password acer Z3101 – when Itry to hit pf12 it says enter current password. Have no clue what my customer put in

      Reply
    19. Charlotte Trott

      2 September, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      HI I CANT REMEMBER MY BIOS PASSWORD FOR ACER ASPIRE ONE 725.I TOOK IT IN TO THE SHOP AND THEY CANT FIX IT UNTILL I CAN REMEMBER BIOS PASSWORD.PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP THANK YOU

      Reply
    20. Peter Petropolis

      30 August, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Passsword Generator (above) worthless! Tried it many times, none of the suggested passwords worked. Also tried perhaps a dozen other “solutions.” Gave up on this. It’s impossible.

      Reply
    21. Amir Shahzad

      12 August, 2015 at 11:16 am

      I need bios password for acer laptop model Extensa 5204NWLMi , Please support any one thanks

      Reply
      • Benson

        6 February, 2017 at 12:19 pm

        Hello;

        I m having BIOS password problem on my Acer Aspire one 753 MODEL ms2296. kindly assist to resolve this problem.

        Reply
    22. Andrews posts

      9 July, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Acer 7736z amazing thx again.

      Reply
    23. Andrews posts

      9 July, 2015 at 2:19 am

      Ive tried for weeks to get by the bios pword with no luck.Then I found this site,THANKSSOMUCH.the pword generator worked amazing.

      Reply
    24. alpinemobile

      21 May, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Acer aspire V3. this worked great!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply
    25. MégaLAG

      19 May, 2015 at 6:02 am

      On an Acer Aspire 7720 laptop that has a BIOS password, it is impossible to change or remove it, even using Acer eSettings Management (it keeps saying invalid password), even using cmos cleaner, even d/cing the clock battery for an hour (it resetted everything but the password prompt is still there when trying to access the BIOS). No checksum displayed after keying in 3 invalid passwords either. Any ideas ?

      Reply
      • Sausage

        14 June, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        im having the same problem with aspire v3 731, tired every thing took out the cmos battery shorted the jumpers i dont get the code after entering password 3 times it just says “system will halt”

        Reply
        • MégaLAG

          14 June, 2015 at 9:24 pm

          BIOS info was on EEPROM in my case, I had to upgrade the BIOS to remove the password (I took the opportunity to install a custom BIOS with much more options as well). You can feel that ACER really don’t want you to solve this issue by yourself.

          Reply
          • Deviluke

            4 October, 2015 at 3:40 pm

            What custom BIOS did you use, and how did you do it? I also have the acer aspire v3-731 and I’ve tried everything to get in the BIOS.

            Reply
          • donq

            5 December, 2015 at 12:18 pm

            Hello, MégaLAG, how did you upgrade the BIOS ? I have the v5_551 and i also have the screen with ” system will halt “. Thank you.

            Reply
            • MégaLAG

              26 February, 2016 at 3:21 am

              Sorry for the late answer, didn’t see your comment in my comment feed. You can either get an official BIOS from ACER website (on content/drivers, then you select your laptop model, then you select BIOS/Firmware, then execute the BIOS update software), or get an unlocked one from bios-mods. Be careful to be sure the BIOS corresponds to your laptop, as it could semi-brick your pc (you’d have to flash BIOS manually from bootable usb to solve the issue).

            • Donq

              28 February, 2016 at 11:12 am

              Hello MégaLAG, how do you use a bootable USB-device when it’s not possible to choose a boot device (cd-rom, usb, extern HDD). I’m looking forward to your answer.

              Thank you.

    26. jeff

      17 May, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Wow thanks thats awesome, i got my friends computer working.

      Reply
    27. osman

      7 April, 2015 at 7:01 am

      i need help with master bios reset for acer aspire 4736z can anyone help please key hint number

      , srosmangoni.goni@gmail.com

      Reply
    28. osman

      7 April, 2015 at 6:55 am

      accer aspire 4736z, lock bios password, i want reset bios password, plz help me anybody

      Reply
    29. Mc mark

      17 March, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Code: 13879
      Acer 7741G
      please

      Reply
    30. fantomas

      17 March, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      hi

      this is my first post

      the cause? I put a HDD0 password on my Acer Aspire E1-771G and impossible to remember what it was.

      I looked for solutions on the net and I came across this blog

      I used “Online BIOS Password Generator” and it worked

      just thank you

      Reply
    31. dj

      28 January, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      acer d255e
      10727637316 serial #

      Reply
    32. Rose Blanche

      22 January, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      I need help. Notebook Acer Aspire V3-771 BIOS Password does not run. BIOS: Insyde Corp. V2.12… No errore Code, only the message: “system will halt”. What can I do? Contact me on FB

      Anyone an idea?

      Reply
    33. SteveLee

      19 January, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      HDD lock – Phoenix/acer
      23130

      please assist

      Reply
      • Donald

        10 March, 2017 at 7:34 am

        I got bios password from the online generator,but also need hdd password.is there anything like this that I can use to get the password for wd hdd?

        Reply
    34. bart

      7 January, 2015 at 4:45 am

      Hello I need help .. i forgot my acer aspire one d257-13448 netbook bios password. No error code after 3 unsuccessful attempts. Plz help me reset bios password? bartdman888@gmail.com

      Reply
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