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Thinkpad r50 i have a ibm thinkpad r50.when i start the laptop a lock icon appears,doesnt goes to bios nor windows and restarts

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The Power On Password problem is near impossible to crack. It is designed to prevent unauthorized access to the Thinkpad and removing the BIOS battery will not remove the password because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip.
There are no backdoor passwords available, the only option is to ask the person who set the password.
OR
There is a way to hack into the Thinkpad to see and remove the password but it requires electronic skills, a program and a working computer.
For details on how to do this go to :-
http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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