Question about IBM ThinkPad A30 2652 Notebook
If you cannot remember your bios password then try this. Unplug your power adapter, take out any batteries, ie; main, multibay etc. Then flip the computer over and open the bay that contains the modem/wireless card/bluetooth cdc cards. You will see a yellow coin cmos battery in there. Carefully unplug it and leave it out for 24 hours and this might do the trick. If not then you might have to get a company to unlock it for a fee. It is not expensive but in some cases might require you to send your computer in in order for them to take care of it. IBM's solution is to replace the motherboard which is costly and no longer offered. One could replace a motherboard themselves but could make things worse if the technical knowledge is lacking. Best bet is to start here. Cut and paste this in your browser and good Luck.
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
Accesing bios for IBM is f2 some is scape ( ESC) you can see the command line below the screen when you restarting the unit...
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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Watch for the status message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" to appear on the screen. The only time you have the ability to access your BIOS is while this message is on your monitor. If this message disappears, you will have to restart your T60 and try again.
Press the "ThinkVantage" button on your T60. From the list of options that appears, select "Start setup utility." You will be prompted to enter your BIOS password. Type "merlin" and hit "Enter" to bypass the password prompt using your backdoor password and enter your main BIOS utility.
Select "Security." In this window, select "Set Password." Type the new password you want to use for your BIOS. Press "Enter" to finish resetting your T60 BIOS password.
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