X230 through X280, plus X390 series specific matters only
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I have an x230 i7. I have not used it for some time, so I may have forgotten the boot password. In any case, it is not accepting the password which I think is correct. I have tried to reset it by removing the CMOS battery for a very long time and and then putting it back. It still asks for a boot password when I restart it.
Is the BIOS corrupted or could this be some other problem? How do it solve it? In the past for several models, removing and putting back CMOS battery did solve similar problem. I have not tried it before on x230.
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Welcome to the forum.
If it's a hard drive password - replace the drive, but obviously the data is inaccessible.
If it's a supervisor password - you may be out of luck and need to replace the system board.
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Supervisor password up to Ivybridge included, which your x230 is, can be reset.
Search videos on YouTube to see how to do it. It's not easy, but you don't need any special tools, screwdriver and sharp tweezers will do.
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