Reset HP Mini BIOS Password? - HP Mini 1000 Disassembled Photos

My friend tried to reset BIOS password in his HP Mini 1000 notebook yesterday. So he disassembles his notebook. He thinks he can reset CMOS and reset BIOS password by removing the CMOS battery. But on HP Mini 1000 this is useless. Removing CMOS battery will not reset the BIOS password. Even you can turn on HP mini 1000 without cmos battery installed. Weird huh?

After taking a few photos, I try to enter a password 12345 when BIOS prompt me to enter a password. Lucky me.. The password is correct! So.. It's better if you try common password like 1234, 12345, abcde, etc. Before dissecting your laptop. Here are some HP Mini 1000 photos:

HP Mini 1000 - 1
HP Mini 1000 - 2

HP Mini 1000 - 3The HP Mini 1000 (Click on image to enlarge)


HP Mini CMOS BatteryCMOS Battery (Click on image to enlarge)



HP Mini without BIOS (CMOS) BatteryHP Mini without BIOS (CMOS) Battery (Click on image to enlarge)


HP mini mainboard
HP Mini Mainboard, Processor, Modem, Wifi, etcHP Mini Mainboard, Processor, Modem, Wifi, etc. (Click on image to enlarge)



HP Mini RAMHP Mini RAM


HP Mini 1000 batteryHP Mini 1000 battery