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bios password on a laptop

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tigre83, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. tigre83

    tigre83 Member

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    i need to know how i clean a bios passorwd on a laptop ibm tinkpad t30

    thanks for all...
     
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Hi tigre83, To reset the bios in most computers you need to rmove all power from the main board for at least 5 minutes. This includes the bios battery in the motherboard (similar to a large watch battery). The problem with a laptop is getting to that battery inside the case. So you need to unplug the power supply, remove the main battery, and then also remove the bios battery. That will reset the bios to the default settings in most cases and should clear the password. I have read that some laptops still hold the pasword after this procedure. I am not sure if yours is one of them.

    Jerry
     

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