General discussion

Locked

bios password on thinkpad x20

By jkey ·
One of our former employee placed a password in the Bios on one of our Think Pad X20 laptops.
Is there a way that I can remove the password from the Bios as well as the password that was place through the BIOS onto the hard drive.
I have already removed the CMOS battery and tried to clear it that way with no such luck.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by timwalsh In reply to bios password on thinkpad ...

The short answer is No, not easily (or cheaply).

From the IBM Thinkpad X20 User's Reference:

"If you forget your power-on password, you cannot reset it. You must take the computer to an IBM reseller or IBM marketing representative to have the password canceled."

"If you forget your hard-disk password, there is no way to reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to an IBM reseller or marketing representative to
replace the hard disk drive. A fee will be charged for parts and service."

"If you forget your supervisor password, there is no way to reset it. You must take your computer to an IBM reseller or marketing
representative to replace the system board. A fee will be charged for parts and service."

Your only other option would be something along the lines of this:
http://www.pwcrack.com/security_chips.shtml

NOTE: This type of option requires you to remove the security chip that is currently soldered to the laptop's motherboard and solder in a new one.

Collapse -

by kamach In reply to bios password on thinkpad ...

Download from the Web qbasic.exe or GWBasic.exe
Start it and write the following;
10 For q= o to 255
20 out 212,q
30 out 213,255
40 next q

Start this routine and forgotten password should be gone.

Back to Desktop Forum
2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums