Atari VCS BIOS update 20: Disable secure boot & password search techniques I tried.

Published February 25, 2021 6 Views

Rumble Episode 027 : The recent Atari VCS BIOS update to revision 20 changed (or disabled) accessing the BIOS Password with the one I previously exposed. In this video, I demonstrate how to disable (partially) the Secure Boot verification for booting unsigned operating systems (Lakka, Batocera, etc), show some of the techniques I used to try and find the password, discuss a risky but reported proven way to get into the setup tool, and lastly share my final thoughts of why I am moving on from the Atari VCS (for now).

The Lenovo in the video is a ThinkCentre M720 Tiny
Part Number: 10T700DJUS
Specs are:
* 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9500T Processor with vPro™ (2.20 GHz, up to 3.70 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 6 Threads, 9 MB Cache)
* 8 GB DDR4 2666MHz
* Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 630
* 256 GB PCIe SSD