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    Default IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    I recently purchased a used IBM Thinkpad 390 laptop that has its bios protected by a password. Any suggestions how to recover it?

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    A Google search comes up with plenty of help.
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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    Yeah I went through 4 pages of google and yahoo and nothing works..

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    Ask the people you bought it form. How do we know its not hot?

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    Can you supply:
    # 4 character Machine Type
    # 3 character Model (390?)

    Have you tried:
    Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot
    Last edited by Greg; 09-04-2005 at 08:32 AM.
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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    A lot of laptops don't have any easy way to zap BIOS passwords. That's because the second-biggest computer business is in stolen laptops.

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 390 Bios Password recovery/hack

    do a search on google should get a result on IBM.
    with many (if not all) models it needs a service to be done. a hack is what civilian pple call it, it means a some chip or such that needs to be soldered (if I recall).

    Go to ebay.com and do a narrow search like "thinkpad password"
    This should give you some idea of the required.

    The hard thing is NZ prob wont have these things.. so u may need to look abroad.

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    Google results

    Ebay results
    Last edited by Nomad; 10-04-2005 at 11:27 AM.

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