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Power-on password problem!

Dear All,
I have forgotten my T23 2647 power-on password and I have tried the follwoing with no help:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Remove the battery pack.
3. Remove the backup battery.
4. Turn on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The POP has been removed.
Do you please have any other idea. I need my laptop asap.
Best regards,

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The power on password is stored on an EEPROM chip and removing the BIOS/CMOS battery won't help.
You need to read the EEPROM chip to get the password.
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for solution to your problem (you need to construct an interface hardware and install two programs on a working computer)
Have fun
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Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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You could try this, although there might be some risk, you might just get your thinkpad going again. Please note that I am merely sharing this link with you and nor I or Fixya.com will be responsible for any possible damages resulting from your doing what is suggested on the following page.
http://www.tech-faq.com/ibm-thinkpad-bios-password.shtml

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Here is an excerpt from T23 service manual:

A password problem
Problem:
I forgot my password.
Solution: If you forget your power-on password, you have to take your
computer to an IBM reseller or marketing representative to have the password
canceled.
If you forget your hard disk password, IBM will not reset your password or
recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to an IBM
reseller or an IBM marketing representative to have the hard disk drive
replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and an additional charge might be
required for the service.
If you forget your supervisor password, IBM will not reset your password.
You must take your computer to an IBM reseller or IBM marketing
representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is
required, and an additional charge might be required for the service.

Sorry Abdel.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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