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dell ssd

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by pcrepair, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. pcrepair

    pcrepair Regular member

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    i bought a dell mini the other day for parts.
    BUT the only thing wrong is the ssd it has a password. ived ordered another one cos i might as well sell it as throw it in the store for bits,#
    does anyone have any ideas how to remove the password?
    the original owner has no idea what it was
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try connecting that drive to your pc if have sata to see if can access the drive & see if 2nd partition for recovery.
     
  3. Vato

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    Why don't you just format the SSD HDD? and do a clean install of the OS.
    It deletes all passwords.
     
  4. pcrepair

    pcrepair Regular member

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    It won't format it won't go past asking for password tried lots of things
    it does'nt fit the normal sata it looks more like a small wireless card
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is that 1 of those 1.5" drives & very thin?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i have a customer who has a laptop with that type of drive.
     
  8. keebles

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    If you have a USB CD drive, try downloading dban(burn it to a cdr) and boot from the disc. It will give you the option of formatting the drive and removing all data from it(including password protected drives)http://www.dban.org/
     
  9. pcrepair

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    yes about25mm x 50 new one arriving any day now
    will try dban and get back :)
     

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