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How do I unlock the bios when i hit the thinkvantage button it shows a computer screen with a padlock behind it

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When you first power on the laptop you need to press f1, del or f2 to enter the bios

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Error 0176 ibm


Lots of issues with 0176 error. Could be caused by a dead cmos battery or the system thinks it has been tampered with. I found a couple of clues for you;

The T41 Hardware Maintenance Manual gives the following instructions in case of error 0176:
"Run BIOS setup utility, and save the current settings by pressing F10."
To get into BIOS, you need to press the F1 key when you see the splash screen. I suppost that the splash screen on a T41 will display a ThinkPad or IBM logo, and something similar to "to interrupt normal start procedure, press the blue thinkvantage button".
The idea that a new motherboard might be necessary comes from the T41 Hardware Maintenance Manual. It says that in case the first instruction, i.e. get into BIOS and save current settings, doesn't fix the problem, a new motherboard should be installed.
You could try the following:
Disconnect the AC adapter from the notebook, disconnect all other cables. Remove the battery pack. Press the power button ten times in one-second intervals. Then press the power button again, and hold it pressed down for 30 seconds. Then install the battery pack again, connect the AC adapter. Press the power button.
Re: 0176 Security - The system has been tampered with
The padlock came up after removing the BIOS-battery. It is a security-feature and cannot be bypassed.
Removing the BIOS battery does not remove the supervisor-password but locks the system, if one hat been set to protect the computer from illegal use.
So either try to get the SVP from the previous owner ore replace the board.


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I want to repeat my question again as follow: I turned on my Lenovo T60 it can not log in to Window because it show the check date and time message after that it show the Key's picture then I restart...


according to the levono support page at this link: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=YAST-3JWKJX

below is taken from the web site for a T60

Press the blue ThinkVantage button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button " is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

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I want to repeat my question again as follow: I turned on my Lenovo T60 it can not log in to Window because it show the check date and time message after that it show the Key's picture then I restart...


Try going into the BIOS of the laptop, usually by hitting the ThinkVantage button on startup, and checking the date and time settings to match those of your cellphones. Usually this happens when the date on the BIOS doesn't match the actual date.

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Forgot cmos password after cearing cmos not able to boot from harddisk. Pls assist me how to remove cmos password of ibm T60 laptop


I just helped a friend out with this exact issue on the same notebook. Here is the instructions (step by step...well 4 steps) that worked perfectly. What you are doing is using a backdoor password set up by IBM/Lenovo.

Turn on your Thinkpad T60 computer.

  • Watch for the status message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" to appear on the screen. The only time you have the ability to access your BIOS is while this message is on your monitor. If this message disappears, you will have to restart your T60 and try again.


  • Press the "ThinkVantage" button on your T60. From the list of options that appears, select "Start setup utility." You will be prompted to enter your BIOS password. Type "merlin" and hit "Enter" to bypass the password prompt using your backdoor password and enter your main BIOS utility.


  • Select "Security." In this window, select "Set Password." Type the new password you want to use for your BIOS. Press "Enter" to finish resetting your T60 BIOS password.

  • Hope this helps...

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    The padlock is an indication that the On Screen Display is locked. You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing the Menu button for over 15 seconds.
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/e171fp/en/controls.htm

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    Ok. Fear not. You CPU is running at its native speed, it is the fault of Windows reporting the actual CPU speed. If you stop in the BIOS, the real speed will be reported there, the same if you run Linux.

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    Hold the menu button until the padlock unlocks, it takes anywhere from 30 seconds or even a minute or so

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