Question about IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook
Your newphew has password protected your laptop. You will need to get the password from him. Thinkpad BIOS hacking and cracking is big business. Because its next to impossible to break the code. There are thousands of websites that are dedicated to this little lock out function. If you go to Google search and type in 'Thinkpad BIOS Password Reset' nearly 2,000,000 (two million) websites are listed. Now you see where I'm coming from. I found a list of backdoor passwords but I'm not saying they'll work. You can call IBM's hotline from there website, they may know how to do this. The only sure bet you have now is your nephew which I'm glad I'm not in his shoes right now. You can try and research some of the websites and there solutions from the google search. I know these aren't the answers you want to hear but I hope that I've helped you out in some way. Good Luck to You. Standard BIOS backdoor passwords The first, less invasive, attempt to bypass a BIOS password is to try one of these standard manufacturer's backdoor passwords: AWARD BIOS AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, HLT, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, djonet, %????? ?p??????%, %?????? ?p??????% AMI BIOS AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder Other passwords you may try (for AMI/AWARD or other BIOSes) LKWPETER, lkwpeter, BIOSTAR, biostar, BIOSSTAR, biosstar, ALFAROME, Syxz, Wodj
Posted on Jul 08, 2007
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