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Ibm thinkpad 2656 shows locked symbol when power on

My ibm thinkpad 2656 model notebook locked. when i power on my notebook it shows loced symbol and prompt for password. but i have no password.so how can i resolve this problem

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  • Gary Luis
    Gary Luis May 11, 2010

    If this is not a windows prompt, then it is a BIOS prompt. If that is the case, someone will need to take it apart and remove the CMOS battery. Unplugging it won't help as the battery has a shelf life of about 5 years. The CMOS battery must be physically removed.

    If this is a Windows prompt, you will need to reformat the system as telling you how to get around it would be a violation.


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Note that with newer versions with an embedded security chip it is impossible to remove a set password by removing both batteries.
The only thing you can do at that time is replacing the motherboard.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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