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Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless?

Someone walk into my office and stole my lappy

Acer Aspire 5310

How can i render it useless.

I will appreciate your prompt response.

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the last time i checked, the only way to remove a bios password is to take a laptop apart to get to the eeprom chip, and flash it

most of the 'computer engineer's in computer village will try the old trick - removing the cmos battery for five minutes. this does not work with modern laptops.

if you take a laptop to pc village to get the bios password renmoved, you are more likely to get your system bricked than anything else

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Nawao

so they even remove bios passwords?

OK

God Dey

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@poster; sorry about the loss.But nothing can be done.Hope you had backups shaaa.

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when booting press f2 or f12 or f6- it varies btw manufacturers- to get into the bios

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thanks

I will check that out

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there's anti-theft software for computers. . . can exactly say what it does though, i know i saw among the options when i was customizing my computer on HP website its called LOJACK or somefink of that sort

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Thanks

But how do i do that?

I will appreciate.

Nice Weekend

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what u can do with your future laptop is create a bios power up password. you can also create a bios admin password and tweak some settings in the bios.

bios passwords on laptops are notoriously difficult to break, so anyyone getting hold of a laptop with a bios powerup password is prolly getting how do they say - a brick, or a nice paperweight. if u forget the password u are fked - just keep that in mind. . .

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Thankx 4 yr concern.

Really?

That is Ok

May God see us through

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sorry for the loss.

I'm afraid nothing can be done remotely.

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