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Used lenovo t400 supervisor password reset

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  • Lenovo
  • Thinkpad
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November 19, 2011 1:05:54 PM

Bought a used thinkpad T400 from the bay.
It has the BIOS supervisor password set and the seller doesn't know it.

Trying to decide if I should send it back or keep it.
The seller never indicated the BIOS supervisor password was set.

Shipping cost is a pain, but this machine is limited with the BIOS locked!

Looks like you have to solder a few wired on the bios chip to extract the password, yech!

Not sure what to do.

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a b D Laptop
November 19, 2011 11:20:12 PM

Forum rules do not allow answers to "Laptop BIOS Passwords Reset" questions - Please contact the seller or the manufacturer - Thanks for your understanding.
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a c 572 D Laptop
November 19, 2011 11:27:36 PM

Hello jsmakkar;

Where is that rule about "Laptop BIOS Passwords Reset"?
I've been around a while and never seen it.
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a b D Laptop
November 19, 2011 11:48:27 PM

Hi WR2

Thanks for poiting that out. My understanding was that questions about password resets can't be answered here. I am pretty new to Forums and maybe I might have misunderstood something. My apologies.
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a c 572 D Laptop
November 20, 2011 12:06:00 AM

As far as I know it's no problem to help someone do work on a laptop they own.
Usually, we point at the sticky FAQ topic: LOCKED OUT OF YOUR LAPTOP?
But you're not the only one to suggest there is aspecific rule or something similar.

So I've kicked that question upstairs to see what's up.
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a b D Laptop
November 20, 2011 4:37:02 AM

There's a big difference in helping someone crack/bypass passwords, and pointing them to the manufacturer.

As we cannot verify the owner of the PC, we are very cautious about helping people break thru password protection. The standard answer for BIOS passwords, is probably just point them to the manufacturer.
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a b D Laptop
November 20, 2011 4:44:49 AM

Thanks aford10 for clarifying that.
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November 21, 2011 3:58:03 PM

WR2 said:
Hello jsmakkar;

Where is that rule about "Laptop BIOS Passwords Reset"?
I've been around a while and never seen it.



I'm simple asking if I should keep it ir sent it back to the seller!


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November 21, 2011 4:10:34 PM

Will I be able too upgrade the memory without knowing the bios password?
Anybody?
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a b D Laptop
November 21, 2011 6:16:26 PM

Yes, you can increase the RAM, without needing the BIOS password. That just involves adding RAM chips to the slots.
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November 21, 2011 6:36:39 PM

Thanks, I may just keep it then.
It works ok, and if I can add memory then it suits my needs.
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a b D Laptop
November 21, 2011 10:11:56 PM

Flymore said:
I'm simple asking if I should keep it ir sent it back to the seller!


Moderator aford10 already clarified that above.
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October 15, 2012 9:25:43 PM

Ha nice just brought a topic back from the dead!
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a b D Laptop
October 16, 2012 1:03:22 AM

This topic has been closed by Aford10
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