[rescue] Sun Blade 1500 firmware password

Brian Ross brian_665 at internode.on.net
Thu May 20 07:58:05 CDT 2010

Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> --- On Thu, 5/20/10, Brian Ross <brian_665 at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> Does anybody have any idea on how to reset the firmware
>> password?
>> Preferrably something simple and doesn't require pulling
>> the nvram chips
>> while the beast is running or other seemingly silly ideas
>> I've found on
>> the web.
> Pull the NVRAM out while the machine is on? That's crazy. You're supposed to pull it out with the power off. You plug it *in* with the power on.
> I've done this several times on SparcStation 5/10/20 machines. The trick is that since it's powered on with no NVRAM, it loads default values, which includes no password. You plug the chip back in, and then save to it, overwriting the password.

Ian, so this is feasible and works?  So can you provide step-by-step
instructions?  It would be most appreciate although, I'm still a little
frightened by the idea of doing this.



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