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X131e help

#1 Post by axmaxwell » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:19 pm

Realblackstuff I understand if you have to shut this thread down.

My situation: I purchased a for parts Lenovo x131e on eBay with the hopes of refurbishing it and using it as a personal laptop. It did not have ram, a hard drive, the bottom cover, the battery, or the charger, but the screen appear to be in good condition and the motherboard was not damaged. So I bought it.

fast forward to today the charger finally came in the mail and I plugged it in. I had thrown in a verified working Windows 7 hard drive from my old Lenovo x230t to test boot it, and lo and behold it has a BIOS password. I asked on 4chan and somebody recommend I contact the previous owner but they are a reseller I doubt they would have the BIOS password if they even know what that is.

Could I contact Lenovo customer service and ask them about it? is there any legal way to unlock this device or did I spend $100 on a brick?
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Re: X131e help

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:52 am

Through Lenovo (IF they are even willing to help you and IF they still have that part) you will only hear: replace the motherboard/planar at some horrendous fantasy-price.
Instead look for a cheapie with working motherboard, such as this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/163915224283
Passwords can be removed, and it is for me to know and for you to find out how.
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