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Cant acess laptop due to password at power up

When i turn it on it ask for password was given this by dead family member cant acess anything can i change password

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Thinkpad Power on Password is stored on an EEPROM chip and removing the BIOS battery will not reset this password.
You can access this EEPROM to get the password but you need electronic skills.
For details on how to remove Power on Password click on this link -

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335050-remove_bios_power_password_thinkpad

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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