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cannot enter setup or boot

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Alan, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I recently got this thinkpad 1161-210 used or 2nd hand.

    After it powers up and the ThinkPad logo showed on the screen, there is
    a Lock icon on the upper left hand corner, together iwth a little square
    which I dont know if it represents the computer or not. At the bottom it
    says F1 to enter setup or F12 for temporary boot device.

    I pressed F1 and it just sit there for 10-20 minutes. Nothing happened.
    It wont go into CMOS or BIOS.

    Is it "Locked" if so how do I unlock it ?? Thanks for any input and
    Alan, Jun 25, 2005
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  2. Alan

    GomJabbar Guest

    The lock icon indicates the power on password has been set. I suggest
    you get the password from the previous owner.
    GomJabbar, Jun 26, 2005
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