Supermicro X9DRi BIOS password -- successfully bypassed

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Active Member
Nov 16, 2015
Hey all -

I recently wrote up a blog post after buying another Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F+ only to find out that the eBay seller had not checked for a BIOS password. After experimenting with all of the suggestions on STH and other blogs I was unable to get it to clear. I tried CMOS battery removal, JBT1 shorting, etc. and no luck. I was finally able to get it to clear by doing a BIOS upgrade through IPMI UI and choosing not to preserve any elements of the upgrade, etc. It's better written up on my blog if you would care to read more!

Thanks to all on this forum who have posted and helped with various results on this issue in the past!