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Startup Password IBM Thinkpad T40

My x Boyfriend Put A Password In the Bios Of My IBM Thinkpad T40 At The Time We Wernt Getting Along Now That We Are He Has No Clue What The Password Is Please Help Me I Havent Been Able To Use My Thinkpad In Months Somebody has set a startup password on one computer - and nobody can find it.

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    I have a think pad t42 which i can turn on then a lock appears I bought it used can i resolve



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Please try this
i hope it helps and i would suggest that you take someone's help if you find it difficult to tinker with the compu!

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it depends on what you want to unlock:

for the BIOS, just remove the battery for 24hours then the BIOS will reset / else have the BIOS battery removed for at least 1 hour.

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Some of the older thinkpad had a program you from the OS or a boot floppy to had to run to get change the bios settings. But the BIOS key on most is F1. So if you press that key as soon as you turn the machine on and anything appears on the screen, and once you've provided the password you can then change the password to blank within the bios.

If you don't know the password at all, there may still be a way to reset it, but it may require a call to IBM/Lenov, or some other tedious process.

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How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware If you cannot boot the ThinkPad, you will have to reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware. If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password. Power off the computer Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer. Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit. Under the short-circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed. Reinstall the DIMM cover. If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords: Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears. Click on the Password icon. Click on the Power on icon. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar. Press Enter twice. Click on Exit; then click on Restart.

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