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IBM thinkpad t60 security ?

Hi this morning at start up it wont get past checking embedded security chip window....we just got verizon dsl and it has been weird since freezing up etc. and still will only function with ethernet cord only , not wirelessly but now wont go past that window ????? HELP appreciated....
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Ibm's are very difficult, when it comes to problems with the security chip. This chip's purpose is mainly for bios passwords. If you've never set a bios password then it should not take you to the security chip window. Since it is, I'm going to say the chip is malfunctioning. For this, you will need to contact IBM support.

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