IBM Thinkpad Passwords...
I am just curious - is there any truth to the story that IBM laptops, when the BIOS is password protected, and you don't know what it is, can never be used again?
This sounds like total bull@$#t to me, cos there must ALWAYS be a way of defeating the passwords...
I have an old Thinkpad, which works OK, but I cannot get into the BIOS without a password, and I have no idea what it is, as I bought the machine 2nd hand.
The previous owner was contacted, but he has no idea what it might be either, so i'm kinda snookered...
I contacted IBM, but they were not that helpful, and when I explained that it was 2nd hand, and I don't know the password, and neither did the previous owner, they said that the laptop is now a paperweight.
This is unbeleivable, and I don't accept this as an answer.
I told the guy what I thought of IBM, I can tell you!
I find it real hard to beleive, that you cannot ever erase the password...
Most full-size computers, you can erase any passwords, by clearing the CMOS, so this is what needs to happen.
"An expert is someone who will tell you why you can't do something." - Alec Issigonis (designer of the Mini)