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Startup Password IBM Thinkpad T40

My x Boyfriend Put A Password In the Bios Of My IBM Thinkpad T40 At The Time We Wernt Getting Along Now That We Are He Has No Clue What The Password Is Please Help Me I Havent Been Able To Use My Thinkpad In Months

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    my girlfriend changed my login password. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    I have same problem In My R40 IBM thinkpad Password forgot

  • Abowens754 Jun 06, 2008

    My big brother changed my power on password for my IBM thinkpad T40 and now i can do my work and i need access asap what do i do?

  • patricio1040 Aug 06, 2008

    how can i fix pass word bios in ibm t40

  • rruddock Aug 19, 2008

    ibm r40e laptop had supeorvisor password. pulled out the CMOS battery hoping that would blank the settings. Worse now!! It only shows the supeorvisor password screen and will not boot any more.!!!



    called ibm and they want £215/hour call out (min 2hours) plus £260+VAT for a NEW MOTHERBOARD!!!

    Security - Good. Enduser use - AWEFUL!!



    You apparently need some fancy EEPROM 'piggyback tool' that does the reset. Why they insist on wanting to fit a new mobo is beside me!



    Grr!

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    hey ive got excatly the same thing, i was given a laptop from my friend who moved away, and i dont know the password!! how can i get access to the laptop without (obviously)logging in?

    helpppp!! :)


  • hreyes111 Dec 26, 2008

    what i need is a password to change the password that i lost

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i have the same problem PASSWORD LOST

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Where are the password pads???

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How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware If you cannot boot the ThinkPad, you will have to reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware. If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password. Power off the computer Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer. Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit. Under the short-circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed. Reinstall the DIMM cover. If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords: Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears. Click on the Password icon. Click on the Power on icon. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar. Press Enter twice. Click on Exit; then click on Restart.

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What is my supervisor password

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Could also try just desoldering the eeprom that stores the password a) if you can find it and b) if you know what you're doing. It worked on a dell we had in.

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SOURCE: Startup Password IBM Thinkpad T40

please try this http://www.ja.axxs.net/unlock/
and http://www.tech-faq.com/ibm-thinkpad-bios-password.shtml
i hope it helps and i would suggest that you take someone's help if you find it difficult to tinker with the compu!
regards!

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please try this http://www.ja.axxs.net/unlock/
and http://www.tech-faq.com/ibm-thinkpad-bios-password.shtml
i hope it helps and i would suggest that you take someone's help if you find it difficult to tinker with the compu!
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