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Bios update locked me out of bios

#1 Post by defc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:39 pm

I updated my T430 bios to 2.76. Now when I open bios I see lock icon. I never had any kind of password before. I read some threads on Lenovo forums that this can happen in some cases?

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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Were you the original, first owner from new?
Depending on how the SVP was set by its (previous?) owner, it could still let you in the BIOS but you cannot change anything.
You sure it's an SVP and not a POP?
If POP, see this: https://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/ht036206
If SVP, get another motherboard, without SVP.
FYI: we do not allow public discussions of how to remove/bypass an SVP.
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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#3 Post by defc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:50 pm

I am not the original owner, I bought it used. However I've had it for a few weeks now and I was able to go into bios and make changes without being asked for password.
Now its asking for bios password, which I guess is SVP. Since I have no idea what it is, I just press enter and can go in bios but not change anything. My point is I was able to go in before the bios update, it makes no sense that an update added a SVP.

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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:42 pm

How did you update BIOS, did you let W10 do it?
In that case blame Micro$haft.
Check with the seller.
If bought on eBay you might wrangle a return-for-refund out of them because not-as-described (unless you already gave feedback...)

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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#5 Post by dr_st » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:42 pm
How did you update BIOS, did you let W10 do it?
In that case blame Micro$haft.
Was your computer running Windows when you dropped it from the table and it broke? Blame Micro$haft! :mrgreen:
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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#6 Post by defc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Bios was updated by downloading Bios update util from Lenovo's site - https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds029252, which I ran, it worked fine with no issues. It wasn't some MS update.

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Re: Bios update locked me out of bios

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 pm

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Was your computer running Windows when you dropped it from the table and it broke? Blame Micro$haft! :mrgreen:
It's not like OEM technical support tells you to uninstall Excel when the machine is on fire. :lol:
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