Question about IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook
After changing the back-up battery on the T23 it booted-up again but....asking for a supervisor password which I can't remember anymore. Is there hope I can still use my T23 again. Please let me know if there is a workaround.
By the way I have the 2648 model
Best regards, M@x
Ah! Passwords.... Do you see anything about WINDOWS before it ask? Then its a windows password and you can go hunt all over filesharing land for a PE disk, preferably a Winternals PE disk.. or be nice and buy one.. On a borrowed computer of course..
Nothing about windows before it asks for a P/W? Oh goody bios password... Much more trouble.. On IBM machine really nasty... Your HD is probably locked too.. You can spend hours on google after this, but you may have a brick.. or be looking at building a custom board with instructions from this guy in Australia, hooking teeny tiny wires to a chip on your laptop baord, running a program and sending the result and $25 to him..
IBM laptops=great bloody bios password security.. Oh.. Co. up in Canada does it for $400, after proof you own the thing..
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As many as two passwords may be needed for any Lenovo IdeaPad computer: the power-on password (POP) and the supervisor password (SVP). If any of these passwords has been set, a prompt for it appears on the screen whenever the computer is turned on. The computer does not start until the password is entered.
Exception: If only an SVP is installed, the password prompt does not appear when the operating system is booted.
A power-on password (POP) protects the system from being powered on by an unauthorized person. The password must be entered before an operating system can be booted.
A supervisor password (SVP) protects the system information stored in the BIOS Setup Utility. The user must enter the SVP in order to get access to the BIOS Setup Utility and change the system configuration.
Attention: If the SVP has been forgotten and cannot be made available to the servicer, there is no service procedure to reset the password. The system board must be replaced for a scheduled fee.
Sorry hope this helps a little good luck
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If you cannot boot the ThinkPad, you will have to reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware.
If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password.
If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords:
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