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Removing supervisor password

#1 Post by karotlopj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:10 am

I have a T40 with a Supervisor password set. Is there anything which can be done to remove it?

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Re: Removing supervisor password

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 am

You will need to replace the system board for that one...
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Re: Removing supervisor password

#3 Post by MikalE » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 am

I fail to understand why anyone would sell or give away a system and forget they set an inaccessible password so the next owner has to go through this sort of thing.
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Re: Removing supervisor password

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 am

You just never know whether that Laptop fell off the back of a lorry...

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Re: Removing supervisor password

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:00 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:55 am
You just never know whether that Laptop fell off the back of a lorry...
I would figure it might look a little out of shape if it fell of a lorry :)
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Re: Removing supervisor password

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:32 am

Guess you're not familiar with UK English :lol: .

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Re: Removing supervisor password

#7 Post by MikalE » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:42 am

I knew right away what you were talking about. :wink:
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Re: Removing supervisor password

#8 Post by karotlopj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:53 pm

MikalE wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 am
I fail to understand why anyone would sell or give away a system and forget they set an inaccessible password so the next owner has to go through this sort of thing.

Someone was getting rid of three old ThinkPads at a car boot sale for £10. I'm sure they weren't aware of the supervisor password being set, but it was only set on one them, and that has been canibalised anyway, so no regrets.

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Re: Removing supervisor password

#9 Post by karotlopj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:56 pm

theterminator93 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 am
You will need to replace the system board for that one...
Well anyone wanting a challenge can try following the instructions here:-

[link removed]

It's a bit too geeky for me, and I don't have the confidence or ability to follow the instructions.


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Re: Removing supervisor password

#10 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:23 pm

karotlopj wrote:
theterminator93 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 am
You will need to replace the system board for that one...
Well anyone wanting a challenge can try following the instructions here:-

[link removed]

It's a bit too geeky for me, and I don't have the confidence or ability to follow the instructions.


Admin note: we do NOT allow such info in our Forum!
Read the Forum Password Rules: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14339 Section 5 near the bottom
How to remove password

Step 1: you dont
Step 2: ????
Step 3: profit.

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