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Hard drive replacement on ibm

After replacing hard drive data is not read from it (hard drive)

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Re: hard drive replacement on ibm

Hello Kama,
Did you try and check first in the Laptop's BIOS if the system can see the new hard disk? Please check first on that,on most IBM BIOS'es you need to press F1 or F2 to get in and go to Disk Drives and check if you can see your hard disk.

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Sharon, you have a extremly difficult problem.
Why is the laptop in for repair, is the laptop faulty, how do you know the hard drive is faulty when you cannot start up the laptop?

It appears that you have or someone has set up a power on password and possibly a password protection on the hard drive.
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IBM ThinkPads laptops store the Power On password on an EEPROM chip and removing the BIOS battery cannot clear this password. there are no backdoor passwords that you can use. The passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access to the laptop and its data.

If there isn't a password on the hard disk, and the hard disk is not faulty, you can remove the hard drive and connect it to a working computer to read and copy off your data. I suggest you connect your hard drive using a USB hard drive adapter and connecting it to a working computer's USB port.

IBM states that if you don't know the Power On password, therefore you cannot get into the BIOS to remove the password, and you need to replace the motherboard (this is not cheap).
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