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Lenovo password My son bought a new Lenovo Laptop about 4 weeks ago. He never set up a power-on/bios password. After using the computer in class one night (he's a senior in college), the following morning he turned it on to check email and received a screen requesting a password. Since he's never set a password, he called Lenovo; they said return the unity (only a month old). It has been returned and they called to tell him it would cost almost $800 to get a new motherboard installed - they said there is "no possibility that this could be a computer problem; has to be a user-caused problem...". How can this be? Help!

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  • TechDirector May 13, 2008

    Thanks adam8117. I guess my most specific question is - how could the password issue happen w/o being initiated by the user? I have worked in the video/audio/automation technology field my whole life and have never encountered a situation where the only swer was, "...it has to be 100% user error - there is no possible way it could be a hardware &/or software initiated issue...". Any thoughts?



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I want my lenovo bois password

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

TechDirector,

Was this the power on password? Did your son recently update the BIOS on his ThinkPad?

If so, see this thread...

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=5631&query.id=16367#M5631

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I am sorry to tell you, but you are out of luck, unless you are willing to go to extreme measures. Lenovo's are one of the worst when it comes to BIOS passwords because it encrypts the password and stores it within a motherboard storage chip. The only way I have seen to even have a chance of getting around a Lenovo BIOS password is to solder an adapter into the motherboard, connect the adapter to the serial port on a second computer, run a specific piece of software, and then sort through hex codes to seek out the actual password field. I'm not sure where you can get the adapter or software, or how much it costs...I just know that it is not something common and not something that is easily done.

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  • Adam Austin May 13, 2008

    My guess is that you obtained a virus. I've seen viruses cause this before, but it wasn't too big of deal those times because those motherboards all allowed me to remove the battery or a jumper to reset the BIOS. Newer motherboards, though, now have security measures in place to prevent the BIOS from being overridden in order to prevent theft of information.

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I ned help to remove bios password on my lenovo g40-30 laptop motherbord please


  • Turn the Lenovo computer off. Leave the computer off for at least five seconds.
  • 2 Press and hold down the "F1" key. Turn the computer on.
  • 3 Release the "F1" key when the BIOS screen appears.
  • 4 Type the current BIOS password into the password field.
  • 5 Click the "Password" button. Select the "Supervisor" icon.
  • 6 Type the current BIOS password into its field. Press the spacebar.
  • 7 Press "Enter" on the blank password box. Press "Enter" on the verification screen. The BIOS password is removed.
  • 8 Click the "Save and Exit" icon.


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