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By hometreasures ·
ANY ONE CAn help me i canot access my ibm i lost the bios password please help

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to i hAVE A IBM T40 I FORGET ...

Your only solution is to return it to IBM with proof of ownership and get them to fix the system. There is No Other Solution.

The IBM Think Pads like the T40 have a separate Chip on the M'Board that has this data and can not be reset by anyone other than an approved IBM repairer even then I seem to remember that they sell you a new M'Board to cure the problem.

If you have encrypted your Data as well you can kiss it good bye as well unless you have backed up both the data and encryption key which is again on a chip on the M'Board.


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by ctrservices In reply to i hAVE A IBM T40 I FORGET ...
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by hometreasures In reply to i hAVE A IBM T40 I FORGET ...

i unlock the bios now i have the problem with the hard drive i dont have the password any idea thank you for your help

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about you unlocking your bios in the IBM

by galford_1 In reply to

i read where you had unlock the password in your ibm, i have a IBM R40 and it is locked, could you please tell me how you did it.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to i hAVE A IBM T40 I FORGET ...

This answer from other TQ&A from bdowdell could help you.

"Sorry but don't just assume that the BIOS was password protected. Look at the screen when it asks you for the password and see if there is a icon with a padlock.IBM ThinkPads have a hard drive lock that is set to a password. With this, you can't do anything about it unless pay someone to unlock the drive. IBM doesn't do this. A few companies advertise on the net that they do it but it is a little pricey. There is also a guy in Austraila that will sell you plans for his gadget to do it yourself. I had this problem and decided it was cheaper (ALOT) to just replace the hard drive. Cost me $25 bucks for a used drive at a show. Now this laptop that was thrown out works great! And no, you cannot Format the drive.

bdowdell@... "

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