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How to reset the BIOS password of HP elitebook 2530p?

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How to reset the BIOS password of HP elitebook 2530p?

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HP Service is the only available solution. If you didn't use any of the ProtectTools or Sparekey applications, then the service will remove the password and enable its usability. But if you did use Sparekey and don't remember the answers to the security questions, most likely you'll need a new motherboard for the laptop as this password cannot be unlocked by the HP Service.

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SOLUTION: This is what I did and worked like a dream. Contacted HP, told them the problem. They "escalated the case," took my info. The next day I was emailed a file called SMC.bin. It is formatted specifically for my machine, has to match the UUID. Copied file to FAT 32 formatted jump drive, booted it as per the email instructions, reset bios password.

I did this via chat on HP's website.

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