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Ibm t30 a small picture of a pad lock appears on screen when i boot my t30 (looks like a dos screen. I removed memory it wouldn't start, i replaced it then removed battery and it went back to the drawing of a lock. press f1 and still would show a drawing of a pad lock? please help

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This is not good. It generally indicates that the security chip on the motherboard has malfunctioned. A hard drive failure can also cause this occasionally, but mostly it's the chip. Start by trying a new hard drive, if it works, GREAT, if not then the chip has malfunctioned and locked the system. Your only option is replacing the motherboard.

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