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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

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

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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.

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2 When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
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your computer and try again
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each option is the setting or value for that option.
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computer) appear less bright.
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currently highlighted option. The lower-right corner displays information
about the computer. System setup key functions are listed across the bottom
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