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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: ipsedixit
Speaking as a sys-admin (Windows and Linux), you do not provide enough info in your thread to help you with your problem.
Without providing enough info, no-one can help you. BIOS password resets are rarely accomplished by simply removing the battery. The usual procedure is remove CMOS battery, change a jumper (I hope you know what a computer jumper is and it's not something a PC uses to keep warm), replace CMOS battery and power up system for 5 seconds, turn off system, return jumper to original position, then restart. Model and make may differ slightly but the manual should help.
I tried to help you in your last thread but with all due respect, if you don't truly know what you are doing or rely on ATS to help you, you will lose hours or possibly even days and not solve the problem at hand.
Hope it helps.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
I changed out the cords, removing the special cord (at both ends) and replaced it with a VGA cord, but I still have no visual signal on the monitor.
I'm wondering if I am going to have to reset the CMOS setting for the motherboard using the jumper.