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I hav an IBM type 2652 laptop. when I boot, it request for the password, then after entering one, it then request for bios password which it did not have. it then issues error code 0271 which is "check date and time". but then this can only be changed in bios setup. which i cannot access!plzz help!

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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.

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