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I've forgotten the password to my Thinkpad Type 2373. During the months it took me to get a new power cord. Is there a way around the startup password?

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Hello,
If you dont know the system password for your System, forgotten it, or its not accepting it again, then you might have to reset your CMOS.
Which means you will have to unscrew your system, remove all cables supplying power to the board, locate the CMOS battery and remove it for a few seconds, then replace it and screw your system back.
This will reset your system's CMOS back to its Factory default settings.
(If you cant unscrew your PC yourself, you can just get a good technician to do it for you instead.)
Hope it helps.
Goodluck!

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How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware 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. Power off the computer Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer. Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit. Under the short-circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed. Reinstall the DIMM cover. If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords: Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears. Click on the Password icon. Click on the Power on icon. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar. Press Enter twice. Click on Exit; then click on Restart.

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