Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#56199 by WesleyC
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:12 am
Well, I got a non-OEM replacement battery online for my Dell Vostro 1520, but the BIOS "can't identify" it, and thus it won't charge ... now I'm not 100% sure that the battery isn't defective, but I wouldn't put it past Dell to "cook" their BIOS so it would only charge their batteries. Considering this, I was wondering what I would need to have, know and/or look for to see whether or not this is the case for my particular laptop, and if so how I might create a custom flash to circumvent a despicable manufacturer lock-in like this?