Thinkpad BIOS password reset questions
Thinkpad BIOS passwords are tricky things. I recall them not being dependent on a simple removal of a small CMOS battery but stored in some sort of special thing, it's been awhile since i had to look into this.... however on a model as old as what i am working on not sure if that is applicable or not.
I am looking for some direction or info about how to reset the BIOS password on this X40 Thinkpad i have. ( no machine type# on the bottom)
I would rather try and make use of it and fix it up, couple of other things it needs, and a small laptop would be mine to use..... rather then giving it away for parts or something.
Any input would help, if simply pulling the CMOS battery solves the problem on a model this old then i would be happy to hear that.
Or some kind of Linux tool.
Or if i am just out of luck.
Click here for the work around. Click here to purchase a new password storage chip for your laptop. Replacing the chip will solve your problem, it cost a bit more than the work around, but is an easier fix. The fore mentioned solutions are for the Supervisor password, which is the hard one. There are jumper pads in the RAM compartment to reset the power on password.