IBM Thinkpad T20 BIOS recovery help

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Hawkeye65, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Hawkeye65

    Hawkeye65 Guest

    Does anyone know how to recover the BIOS password without having to
    manufacture anything? I purchased a used one 3-4 years ago for my wife. She
    was using the other night and it worked fine. The next day she tried using
    it and it gave an 0271 (Check date and time) error and then showed 2 symbols
    on a black screen; one was a screen and the the other was a lock. I tried
    entering passwords that I might have used, without success. It gives me
    three tries and then it locks me out completely. I replaced the CMOS
    battery, thinking that might be the problem since it is an old computer.



    Any help is appreciated,
    Ty Addison

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    Hawkeye65, Dec 19, 2007
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  2. "Hawkeye65" <> wrote in message
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    > Does anyone know how to recover the BIOS password without having to
    > manufacture anything? I purchased a used one 3-4 years ago for my wife.
    > She was using the other night and it worked fine. The next day she tried
    > using it and it gave an 0271 (Check date and time) error and then showed 2
    > symbols on a black screen; one was a screen and the the other was a lock.
    > I tried entering passwords that I might have used, without success. It
    > gives me three tries and then it locks me out completely. I replaced the
    > CMOS battery, thinking that might be the problem since it is an old
    > computer.



    I ask all my Thinkpad question here:

    http://forum.thinkpads.com/index.php

    Someone there will know what to do.

    ss.
     
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