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Magnum

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Advice sought
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:54:44 AM »
Does anyone know if any consumer computer requires the motherboard and hard drive be replaced if the bios password has been
forgotten ?

I consider other opinions because my judgement can be colored by emotions.

People make mistakes or forget things.

Seems like a high price to pay.

What do you think ?

Andy






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Re: Advice sought
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 07:11:44 AM »
I would first try to clear the BIOS by using the corresponding jumper on the board and if if that does not work, try to find a replacement BIOS chip (if switchable).
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Re: Advice sought
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 07:29:55 AM »
Andy,

If this is about the IBM laptop, I think their concern is that you are trying to find out how to crack a stolen laptop. Perhaps if you can demonstrate that the laptop was legally purchased from a mainstream source, your problem with them will be solved.
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Re: Advice sought
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 08:07:12 AM »
There is one item on the bottom that interests me. Shorting out two pins of the bios chip.

http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/
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