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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 12:24:21 -0500
From: "richard cassidy" <>
Subject: BIOS Flash erases all prior passwords on Acer
	Aspire 5102WLMi

Flashing the bios on Acer Aspire 5102WLMi will erase all passwords
previously set.  This is obviously a bug!  All passwords should not be
wiped out with a bios flash (or at least they weren't on a Dell).  Or,
if they are, it should be stated up front so the passwords can be set
again once the bios is "updated'".

If you forget the bios password, they require the computer to be
mailed to them; then they charge $100USD (citing labor & security).
The work around they don't tell you about is to download the bios
flasher and update your bios.

I tried contacting Acer about this bug and could not reach (was not
transfered) the proper people; I've had teeth pulled that went better
than trying to inform Acer.

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