Thinkpad 600 password

Discussion in 'IBM' started by Who? me?, Nov 25, 2003.

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    Who? me? Guest

    Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
    I bought a legitimate IBM Thinkpad 600 notebook from a woman who had
    unfortunately a young grandson change the passwords in the bios and
    the hard drive so that it is impossible to get into either.
    The IBM service center say that a motherboard replacement is the only
    option, but this is almost the cost of a new notebook.
    Are there any work arounds etc to erase these passwords and start from

    Thanks for your help.

    Who? me?, Nov 25, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    Now, lessee .... you bought a computer without running it through its
    Not likely. If you had booted it before leaving with it, you would have
    confronted with the password prompt and known to ask that it be reset
    you forked over your $$$.

    Nope. Unless you can hold that boys feet to the fire and make him cough
    the password, mb replacement is your only option. And just so you don't
    the IBM route and embarrass yourself, they require proof of ownership.
    Michael, Nov 26, 2003
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    Who? me? Guest

    Wrong on all counts except the IBM policy.
    Bought it sight unseen as a source of parts for my own. Bargain at
    $50. I have found a solution now at

    Who? me?, Nov 28, 2003
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