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    IBM ThinkPad lock

    This is annoying and i'm trying to help a friend with a IBM ThinkPad that is lock.

    On bootup there is a black screen with a lock in the left upper corner and he is having the password but it doesn't seems to work. I have try lower case, upper case but nada.

    Is there a way to unlock this laptop (i also removed the battery for 15 minutes but still nada) . It's an old IBM and he wants to create a dialup connection on it to use because is far from home.....

    If you have any solutions for that please let me know......

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    contact the person who last owned it for the unlock information.
    or you can contact ibm servive center with proof of ownership to have it reset.

    the whole purpose of the lock feature it to make it unusable if it is stolen, or from unauthorized persons for security reasons.

    we cannot give any information on how to by-pass this feature as per form rules.

    if it were that easey to unlock, then it would not be very good security would it ?

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    http://www.tech-faq.com/ibm-thinkpad...password.shtml

    Using Google i find that it could be possible to bypass the screen lockup.

    Bailey i just want to mention that i'm not trying to hack a stolen laptop but i only want to help a friend that was given one to be able to open it and work with it. It's not everybody that come here that wants to hack stolen properties or else and that is true that if it were easy to unlock it would not be a very good security tool.....

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    yes we are well aware of that, we just cannot discuss it on the fourm as it is in the rules here.

    I never said or implied that you were doing anything wrong, sorry if you took it that way, but we have no way to determe if it is a ligitment case to begin with.such information could be sent in a PM, rather than a post.
    but then I am not a mod here, and it is none of my busness eather, just it is part of the forum rules as I read it.

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