Acer 215-21G BIOS locked.Unplugged CMOS + battery for 10 min, still the same

samuelfasho123
samuelfasho123 Member Posts: 2 New User
edited November 2023 in TravelMate and Extensa

Hello, I have an Acer 215-21G laptop and has a BIOS with locked password. I don't remember putting any password, tried leaving blank, error. Windows password, error. Eight 0, error again. Unplugged CMOS + battery for 10 min, still the same. Is there any way to unlock BIOS? I wanna install Linux and Secure Boot needs to be disabled :(

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  • AnhEZ28
    AnhEZ28 ACE, Member Posts: 3,577 Pathfinder

    @samuelfasho123

    It might be another person who tried to set up the bios password or something else. I recommend you contact the local Acer or bring it to them for BIOS password assistance.

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  • samuelfasho123
    samuelfasho123 Member Posts: 2 New User

    Hello, 1 year ago was the last time I entered BIOS to turn off the Secure Boot and didnt need password. Never visited service centre meanwhile this time, also here in Albania we don't have official Acer shops. I have no idea what can I do

  • Hi @samuelfasho123 issues related to the security of the equipment cannot be discussed from the community, the alternative is to contact Acer:

    Please try to contact the following Acer office:

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  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,167 Trailblazer

    You do not need to disable Secure Boot in order to install most Linux flavors. What makes you think you do? You just use the F12 boot menu to boot from the Linux install image and take it from there. Only really old versions don't have signed EFI images.

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  • AnhEZ28
    AnhEZ28 ACE, Member Posts: 3,577 Pathfinder

    @samuelfasho123

    Then you can bring it to other PC repair shops so that they can help you with it. Removing BIOS is not allowed to be discussed here.

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