Question about IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook
I have an IBM ThinkPad Model 2628 which was in use by a colleague who left and none of us have the opening password. The computer will not boot up from a CD and demands a password for entry. We have no use for the data on the hard disk and have no need to preserve it. The computer OS is Windows 2000. So, how can we bypass the opening password? We don't know what company supplied the BIOS. What do you suggest to get the laptop operable?
The IBM TP2628 has the password encoded on a chip, and the usual method of removing the CMOS battery/ changing jumpers will not work. You will have to contact IBM tech support in this regard.
Of course, the link provided by Ekse is a great workaround, but much too risky, and the actual chip on your model may differ from the one in the article..
Try this though..it may help:
Hope that helps!
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
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