removal of power on password

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i have a ibm thinkpad that i bought at a rent a center which worked fine until i removed the c mos battery and reset the bios to default settings now when i power up it asked for a power on password i need help in byass or reset i have proof that i am the rightful owner thank you for your help on this matter

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If the laptop is still under warranty you will probably want to call the IBM tech support number which came with the laptop.

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Try this 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.

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  • Jx4
    i have tried removing the dimm slot and short circuit the two password chip to no avail is there a certain pins i should short as to i may have been doing it wrong
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  • Jx4
    as for the waranty the waranty was already expired when i bought it from rent a center so i will have no help from ibm other than their selling me a motherboard or a harddrive even though there is nothing wrong with either one if anyone is willing to help or can help please call 205-482-6410 or 205-699-5260 thank you
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  • Tonybee
    need more form for power on password
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