Question about IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

1 Answer

Start up problem

It appears a lock on the top left corner of the screen. (power on password) any one who could help please! i took off the battery + the back up battery switched on again waited for some minutes and nothing happened

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 130 Answers
Re: start up problem

Maybe a switch or button on the main board to reset the BIOS?

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Laptop wont start properly. It just starts, shows Toshiba The leading Innovation message and goes off. I then get a blank screen with a cursor at the top left hand corner. Power cable is working,...

This could be a failed hard drive. As soon as you turn on the computer, go into BIOS (I think you hit the F2 key on Toshiba systems) and check the list of IDE or SATA devices. If you do not see a hard drive model number there, that is your problem.

If you do see a hard drive, you may be able to get it to work with a System Recovery CD. It may have been corrupted by a virus or power failure during a write operation.

Jan 06, 2011 | Toshiba PC Laptops

1 Answer

Dell lattitude d620 won't factory restore ?


Please go through the below step, you can able to do it.

1) Shut down the Dell Latitude D620 if it's currently powered on. Click "Start" in the left-hand corner of the screen to access Windows' shut down options. Alternatively, press and hold the Latitude's power button, located on the top edge of the laptop's keyboard.

2) Turn on the computer by pressing the laptop's power button.

3) Press and hold "F8" on the top of the laptop's keyboard immediately after turning the computer on. If the Windows logo appears on the screen, you're too late and must repeat Steps 1 through 3 again. If you pressed it in time, a list of text options will appear on the screen.

4) Use your keyboard's arrow keys to scroll down to "Repair Your Computer." Push the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

5) Choose a language from the next list and select "Next." If you've password-protected your laptop, you will be prompted to enter your user name and password at this time.

6) Press "Dell Factory Image Restore." A new window will appear. Click "Next" and select the option for reformatting the hard drive and restoring the factory condition of the laptop.

Dec 17, 2010 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

1 Answer

Ibm thinkpad 2628 when you boot, a lock appears on the top left corner of the screen. Please help

For IBM/Lenovo Password
there is solution for all IBM/Lenovo laptop
check this site... u need to buy this device Key maker pro...
there is one more way to break password for many laptop ..u need to make com port or printer port and there is software for it ...
check this site

Sep 11, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

1 Answer

My laptop IBM 2652 is locked .A padlock appears at top left of screen.I would appreciate help in unlocking and returning it to factory settings.My user guide is lost.

The Thinkpad is locked with a Power On Password and its purpose is to prevent unauthorized access to the laptop..
This password is set from the BIOS configuration.
Removing the BIOS battery to set the BIOS back to the factory default will not remove the password because it is stored on an EEPROM chip on the motherboard.
There is a way to remove this password, but it requires electronic knowledge and soldering skills. Please click on this link and follow my instructions.

Jun 04, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

2 Answers

How do i put my laptop aspire 9300 back to factory settings

To Recover your system from within Windows
1. Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
2. Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
3. If prompted to create a password, create the password and hint
Do not lose this password.
If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
4. When the Acer eRecovery Management loads click the button labeled Restore.
5. Click on Restore system to factory default.
6. The unit will restart and start the restore.
It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
7. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
Click on the restore option you would like to use.

To recover your system from bootup
1. Locate the Alt key, to the left of the space bar, and F10, on the top row of keys.
2. Power the system on.
3. When the system is powered on, tap the Alt and F10 keys together at the same time when the Acer splash screen appears.
It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
4. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
5. Click on the restore option you would like to use.

Jan 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 9300-3716 Notebook

2 Answers

My laptop is locked and a lock symbol appears on top left corner on the screen

If you press Ctrl + Alt + del, does it bring up an unlock screen where you can enter your password? If not, can you press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to shut it down? Then power back on to restart.

Jan 15, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

2 Answers

Password help

Entering the System Setup Program
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2 When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
3 If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then, shut down
your computer and try again
On each screen, the system setup options are listed at the left. To the right of
each option is the setting or value for that option.
You can change settings that appear as white type on the screen. Options or
values that you cannot change (because they are determined by the
computer) appear less bright.
The upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for the
currently highlighted option. The lower-right corner displays information
about the computer. System setup key functions are listed across the bottom
of the screen.
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings
for your computer, such as:
• System configuration
• Boot order
• Boot (start-up) configuration
• Basic device configuration settings
• System security and hard drive password settings
the password is under System security

Mar 06, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

1 Answer

Start up Fault

this is n othing but your boot password...........try any of your password you would have mistakenly type or only one alternative is left if oyur lapyop motherboard is having a flat battery if this is removed and placed again the boot password will be diable........hope this will halp you...............sameeraryan

Dec 18, 2008 | Toshiba TE2100 Notebook

1 Answer

Cannot get to windows

that is a BIOS power on password. If you have the password then start up the laptop and press f1 to get to the bios. It will prompt you for the password type it in then you will gain access to the bios. In the bios go into security then password then power on password. type in the old password then leave the next 2 spots blank and that will clear the password. If you do not have the password then I would suggest asking whomever you got the laptop from and ask them for it. if that is not a possibility then look for a copy of Hiram's boot disk and use that to hack it.

Oct 21, 2008 | PC Laptops

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM PC Laptops Experts

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

229 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 1 Expert

29 Answers

Are you an IBM PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides