I.B.M. Thinkpad Type 2367 WON'T UNLOCK/Password Locked
Laptop was purchased used, thru ebay and worked excellent for several years. Somehow, we have password locked the system upon boot up. We have tried all the combos of our normally used password with no success. We live in Costa Rica and have had trouble finding a tech who can help us. The type is 2367-GU4 S/N 78-AWWX1 12/02. with the original Windows XP Professional as the operating system. Computers here are very costly here so if anyone can help, we would appreciate it.
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Ok so you lost your password to your log-in screen first of all.
You tried to figure it out but you couldn't (You haven't been on it in
several months). You want to know how to erase ThinkPad password.
If you are talking about the Bios Password Locked this is bad news. The ep-prom that retains the password is an eight pin surface mount ic that needs to be changed or the motherboard replaced. The only other suggestion is go to www.ebay.com and type laptop and password, there are sellers that offer solutions but go through the list carefully to see if your model is included and read the information with caution.
That's a smart dog ;-)
<div>Here's how to reset your password and unlock your laptop, assuming that you're running windows?</div>
<div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; ">
<li class="h_mi"><span>First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeatedly as the computer starts up.</span></li>
<li class="h_mi"><span>Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes, of course)</span></li>
<li class="h_mi"><span>You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.</span></li>
<li class="h_mi"><span>Just click the administrators user account (or the target user's account), and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.</span></li>
<li class="h_mi"><span>All done, you have recovered the lost password ;-)</span></li></ol><span>Hope readers will find this helpful..</span> </span></div><!-- from fixya rte -->
Does this laptop belong to you or you purchased it? If so you need to contact that person for the password or ask for a refund.
This ThinkPad laptop has a Power on Password. This password is enabled to prevent unauthorized access to this laptop.
This password is configured from the BIOS and is stored on an EEPROM chip (ATMEL 24RF08) and removing the BIOS battery to reset the BIOS to the factory defaults will not remove this password.
There are no backdoor passwords available. IBM state the fix is a replacement motherboard.
I used to be an IBM Certified Gold Dealer (amongst my several certifications, BS Degree in Computer Science, and many years in the computer industry); I said that to start in the event that anyone may have a question as to my credentials.
The unfortunate answer to this dilemma is that once you have set a system board level password on any IBM laptop (notebooks included), it is impossible to work-around that issue (unlike any other system board). The ugly truth to this is that IBM can't even do it; and, there is no way around it, whatsoever!!!!
As for the same issue, since Lanovo purchased IBM's small computer division, the answer may be different!! I have no idea since I've not had to deal with the issue since the purchase.
Sorry, the only answer I can provide you with is to purchase a new system board for your unit.
Both errors are related to the backup battery which is located under
the main battery. It is probably dead. You can get one on
eBay for $3.29 w/free shipping or pay a shop $20 to put one
in. If you do it yourself be very gentle plugging it into the
tricky little slot - it is possible to break the connector loose from
the motherboard but it is an easy repair if you have patience and
dexterity. As for the password, try just hitting enter. It
is the supervisor password to change the BIOS settings and was probably
Hope this helps.
This works great
Forgotten Power-on password If the Power-on password is forgotten
and the Supervisor password is known,
simply go into the ThinkPad BIOS setup
utility and reset the Power-on password,
otherwise try the following: Turn off the computer. Remove the battery pack. Remove the backup battery. This is
located under the battery. Turn on the computer and wait until the
POST ends. After the POST ends, the
password prompt does not appear. The POP
has been removed. Reinstall the backup battery and the
battery pack. Note: Some ThinkPad systems have the
ability to reset the Power-on passwords
in the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility if a
Supervisor password has been set.