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Locked screen when I turn on my thinkpad the screen comes up locked. i have to enter a code but do not know what it is. this has only started happening in the past few months before that it was ok. I took it to a computer repair shop but they said you cannot solve this problem and should scrap machine and buy a new one. this i do not want to do unless i cannot solve problem i have work saved on machine.

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Re: Locked screen

Do not give up ! :) It is true that laptop's bios security is MUCH stronger then at the normal pc. Removing the bios battery, shortcircuit or whatever woun't fix that. However it is possible to rewrite the rom memory. This can be done in a specialised service. I don't know one in your country but here in Romania some services do that. Therefore keep looking for a service, you should find them. Tell them you need your BIOS rewritten.

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