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Unable to start up/unlock computer

Bought used laptop @ swap meet. When turned on, screen displays a computer icon with a "lock" icon next to it. Can't get out of this screen.

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This laptop has a power on password. There are no backdoor passwords available and removing in BIOS battery won't fix this problem because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip.
I'm not sure which EEPROM chip is used in you model laptop, but if it is the Atmel 24RF08 chip then you can hack into this to recover the password. For information on how to do this go to :-
http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

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