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Removal of the BIOS password from an Acer Aspire One Netbook

By justin - Posted on 11 December 2012

How do I remove the BIOS password from a Acer Aspireone Netbook?


  1. Turn off and unplug the laptop from power
  2. Remove the battery
  3. Open the smallest door on the bottom of the computer with a #1 Phillips screw driver
  4. Look for two small metal contacts labeled RTC(RST). Using a flat head screw driver, touch both contacts at the same time for 30 seconds.
  5. Re-install the battery
  6. Plug in your computer

At this point you can turn on your computer and the BIOS password should be gone. If not, redo all the steps again.


i am currently working on acer travel mate 2410, but i seems not to see the pins that you are referring to.I would be happy if can find the exact location of these pins.

Acer Aspire One 756: The metal pins (i.e. jumper) are labeled "CMOS". Next to the 2nd memory slot.

Congratulations, I did not believe that this method worked.
I was given a Aspire One but I could not change a boot sequence, normally on the laptop there are no such simple reset, I have had other experiences with other types of laptop and I had to call the company that builds them.

But I wanted to look the same on Google and I found your website I solved the problem in a few seconds.

Thank you,


Locate the pin number will some times be the letter U and will just be small pins