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My thinkpad (X60s) will not start... when I try to start it, a lock icon shows up on the screen and no key seems to work...

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This is a power on password set in bios. The keys appear not to work because it does not show anything you type. If it is a lock icon in the top right corner of the screen with a cursor next to it that is your problem. And we are not sure if there is a global passwork for the thinkpad, for this you would have to call IBM

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  11. Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and you should see choices like in the graphic below. Click on Wireless Network Connection and it should work.

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oke post in me back

i hope this usefull for you


thanks


cropp

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hi dear

try this

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    • 4d25eb5.jpg

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oke post in me back

i hope this usefull for you


thanks


cropp

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