I know in desktops theres a switch inside to reset the BIOS password on the motherboard...you simply remove the pin and boot....then reboot. I'm not sure if it works the same, however since you'd have to replace the motherboard otherwise...might as well give it a try. If nothing else try taking out the CMOS battery for maybe 10 to 20 min.
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unlock the bios password on your laptop, you will need to remove the
cmos battery on your laptop for some minutes and insert back, the cmos
battery is located on the motherboard of your laptop, once the cmos
battery is removed from the motherboard for some minutes, the bios
password will be reset, and that fix the problem.
Underneath the laptop there are removable panels via small screws, usually the largest, is where the RAM lives, anyway find the RAM, and it simply "Clips Out" via clips at the side of each SIMM. Once removed you can simply reverse the Action.
HMM, your kind of screwed I have worked on the thinkpads in my shop b4 and there is no work around the bios password. Either you need to remember your password or get ahold of who you bought it from. IBM has a military contract and they are not allowed to set a backdoor on the thinkpads according to that contract. The only thing they can do is replace the motherboard its a crock but thats the way it is. I would just but buy a new laptop that motherboard is $249 plus labor.
Dear I have one IBM T21 laptop,last few months Laptop not working,when I given a laptop technician,he told me motherboard power ic(switching ic)is faulty.Iam staying in Kuwait..but that IC not getting at market..so please gude me where I can get this IC or any equlent is avaliable please inform me.
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.
The BIOS password is configured from the BIOS setup and this password is stored on an EEPROM chip. There is no backdoor password available and IBM/Lenevo support say the motherboard needs to be replaced. Also removing the BIOS battery to discharge the BIOS and reset it to the default settings will not allow you to bypass this password.
There is a way to crack the password but you need electronic skills, electronic components and several programs plus a working computer to carry out this task.
For details on how to do this check this WEB site. http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/
Hi,if you now how to get to the cmos batteries inside your laptop ( small flat watch batteries in plastic sleeve) Just disconnect for a couple of minutes & then reconnect.The bios password should be gone..
You will have to remember it. IBM puts a security chip on the motherboard, the bios password is burned into this, and there is no way around it. There are a few places that will replace the chip, but they are very expensive. The only other way is to replace the motherboard. I've found that replacing the motherboard is cheaper than having the chip replaced, so, if possible, remember the password.