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T61 Bios lock out.

#1 Post by Nylo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:25 pm

I purchased this machine new long ago and password protected the BIOS. No supervisor password.

Out of the blue a few years ago I got an unknown error after entering in the BIOS password. When I hit ESC it went through. I did this work around a few more years.

About two months ago I decided to try and clear the error and disconnected/reconnect the coin battery. Now my only BIOS password I ever gave it will not work.

I purchased this machine new there is no supervisor password.

I can get into the Boot Agent set up, but cannot really change anything.

If I ESC out of the Boot Agent set up I get a "0210: Stuck key 01" error. I then remove the keyboard, hooked up an external keyboard but no luck.

I think I'm screwed, but if any of you have a possible solution I should like to hear it.

Thanks,
Nylo
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Thanks,
Nylo

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Re: T61 Bios lock out.

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:19 am

The key problem is described here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/1404855
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