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Problem Lenovo Z710 Bios password

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by rio001, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. rio001

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    HI all has been a long time since i was on here.. i just picked up a Lenovo Z710 laptop and damn kids got a bios password on it and now i am locked out anyone know where and or how i can reset it?

    I know on toshiba laptops in the past there are jumpers u can short out to get it working.. HELP ANYONE?
     

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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    check this link.
     
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    ya i saw this already does not work for my z710
    anyone else?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    did you pop the battery that is in the bottom left corner of your picture then press & hold the power button on the laptop for 10 seconds without the power adapter connected or main battery installed?
     
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    that does not work with laptops anymore.. or has not worked in years... bios is its own beast not fixed by removing power.. i wish....

    I am a laptop tech for toshiba so I know then no problem just have no idea on Lenovo.. I know there has to be a way and not changing out the motherboard...
     
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    I'd ask the kids what the password is. ;)
     
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    there has to be a way.. chances are it's some variant of this..

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-52235

    But further research shows that it's probably stored in an eeprom.. now those can be flashed/rewritten.. how much do you know about I2C devices? Is there a manufacturers issued bios update and flashing program? .. otherwise it's like the xbox eeprom hacking.. good fun for those with no knowledge..

    I would take ALL technology away from the kids until they either tell you the p/wd or buy a replacement :)
     

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