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Re: power on + bios password


Hi, would you know how to remove the power on password as well as the bios password as have a R52 lappy and it wont boot as its needing the power on password and i have forgotten what it is.. any help would be appreciated. thankyou. email: topcatorama@gmail.com

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IBM uses a security chip on the motherboard that burns the password into it when a bios password is enabled. The only solution to getting around a bios password on an IBM is to replace the bios security chip or the motherboard. I've wrestled with this before, and believe me when I say it's a whole lot easier to replace the board. Do your best to remember!!!!!!!!

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Imb r52 lock bios password plese reset option


The BIOS password is dtored on and EEPROM chip on the motherboard and there are no backdoor passwords.
To remove Power on Password or BIOS password, pleaseclickon this link and follow my instructions.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335050-remove_bios_power_password_thinkpad

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Hi! My hard drive is password protected. I do not know what it is. I tried to use it as a slave drive but it wont appear in my computer. What will I do?


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there also

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How do i get into bios on a ibm thinkpad 1800/R52? seems like it needs a password. all i want to do is reinstall windows and i cant boot from cd


helo

go to the link below to get further assistance
but basically to reset the password, follow these steps.

If the Power-on password (POP) is forgotten and the Supervisor password is known, simply go into the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility and reset the Power-on password, otherwise try the following:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Remove the battery pack.
  3. Remove the backup battery (CMOS battery --size of coin- located on mainboard, requires you to remove the plastic cover on rear on computer)
  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.
  5. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.
    Note: Some ThinkPad systems have the ability to reset the Power-on passwords in the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility if a Supervisor password has been set.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-59377

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Hi I have an ibm thinkpad R52 and recently the batt gave up on me and it took a while before i was able to get it back on. But when i turn it on. The bios is asking for password and i dont know what to do...


To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your IBM laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.

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I am using IBM R52.. now, i forgot the bios password.. what are all the options to reset the password?...


Thinkpad R52. There is a very good piece of software that you can download from Sourceforge.net. Its a linux software but works very well. Once you download install on a CD. This IBM has the ability to actually store three separate passwords for it's hardware before you get to windows. The toughest being the HDD (hard drive)password. This password is embeded in the boot table and cannot be removed because of the nature of it's function.

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I need to clear my Bios Password for My IBM Thinkpad R52


OK, I posted this the other day, so for the benefit of those who missed it. "None" of these techniques will work on the R52, as it has a different chip. The above well intentioned solutions mentioned above will work with older models but not this machine as the bios chip has been changed. FYI

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John


Is this a Windows log in password or a bios power on password?

Jul 29, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R52: R52 P M 760(2.0GHz),...

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Not able to log on to laptop


link to manual
Remove battery
remove hard drive
remove keyboard
remove keyboard bezel
disconnect RTC Battery (Back-up Battery)
press power on switch to dissipate voltage
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Apr 19, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R52: R52 P M 760(2.0GHz),...

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Hi, i should be able to help but i need to know what password you want to retrieve, is it the bios one, windows one if so what version, or can you please specify which program.

Thanks

John

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