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    Unhappy IBM bios password

    Hi there
    Is there a software solution to IBM T61 & T43 bios password other than using hardware?


    Thanks for your answers



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    Re: IBM bios password

    Power on password or supervisor password?
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    Re: IBM bios password

    Quote Originally Posted by Him Her View Post
    Power on password or supervisor password?
    Thank you for your response, I get the password request when I’m powering on the laptop, the attachment should give you an idea of which password it is.
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    Last edited by abbs2011; 9th June 2012 at 15:55.

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    Re: IBM bios password

    It's the Power on Password M8 - you should be able to clear by removing the power, battery and back-up battery for a while as per this:

    How to Remove and Reset the Power-On Password for a Thinkpad (Lenovo, IBM, T61, etc) - YouTube
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    Re: IBM bios password

    Quote Originally Posted by Him Her View Post
    It's the Power on Password M8 - you should be able to clear by removing the power, battery and back-up battery for a while as per this:

    How to Remove and Reset the Power-On Password for a Thinkpad (Lenovo, IBM, T61, etc) - YouTube
    Thanks m8, i try that and post the result.

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    Re: IBM bios password

    Hi, I have tried that but still get the same password request, I think I will leave the CMOS and the battery out over night and see if that helps.

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    Re: IBM bios password

    I have tried that but still get the same password request, I have left the CMOS and the battery out for few days still the same, I guess only the hardware solution will do, cheers.

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    Re: IBM bios password

    Did you follow the Youtube vid?
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    Re: IBM bios password

    Quote Originally Posted by Him Her View Post
    Did you follow the Youtube vid?
    Yes I did that is does not clear it, I will have to use the hardware solution i.e read the eprom and decode the password, cheers.

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    Re: IBM bios password

    the only way to do this is remove the chip and read the eprom
    ibm is one of the securist laptops on the market



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