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December 10, 2005, 12:51 pm
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Bought a 40 gig hd on ebay. Supposed to be brand new.
I get it in the mail a few days later, put it in the laptop (dell
and I am immediately broght to a screen with "www.dell.com" at the top
that tells me it -the hard drive- is password protected.
I removed the drive from one of those lovely little
bags. I would like to say it IS new except I didn't password protect
A friend of mine suggested it may be an oem drive that has a password
installed by default by ?Dell?
Anyone ever hear of such a problem?
Anyone have a guess as to what the password might be?
To make this story even more of a nightmare, the ebay seller
would appear from the email discussions I have had NOT to be
much of an english speaker. Though they are looking into helping
me with this problem, I don't see much of a fix other than shipping it
back to them unless someone has heard this kind of story before
and knows the solution.
My first thought was that it was a unit that was spot tested at the
But somehow this just seems somewhat unlikely.
I have considered the possibility that my laptop automatically
configured a password, but this seems insane.
I see nothing in the documentation to suggest this.
It seems most likely that it is NOT brand new (cute little
cellophane/alluminum foil bag or not. How hard those to get?)
Anybody care to venture a gues or suggestion other than
Hey dude, sucks to be you?
Thanks for reading, Danny
Re: toshiba mk4026gax password
owner BIOS password protected the drive. the p/w protection is stored
within the drive itself (IBM travelstar, by any chance?).
to prove the point, see if you can format the disk: if as I suspect the
p/w prompt occurs before the bios, then ask for your money back: you
will not be able to get around this.