07-26-2012 01:23 AM
My new ThinkPad X230 arrived today. While exploring the system, I noticed that I don't know the password for the MEBx Login, which I am accessing by pressing CTRL-p at system startup.
I don't recall setting this at all today. If I did, it would have been while playing with the Lenovo/Intel programs when I was logged into Windows 7, and I would have set the password to blank (empty password field). But an empty password field isn't working in the MEBx Login.
What is the password, and how can I reset it?
I cannot access the "Intel (R) ME General Settings" or "Intel (R) AMT Configuration" menu items, as they seem to e
I saw in another forum post for a T series ThinkPad that the default password is "admin": this is not the case for my system.
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07-26-2012 01:24 AM
Typo: that second-last paragraph should read:
I cannot access the "Intel (R) ME General Settings" or "Intel (R) AMT Configuration" menu items, as they seem to be disabled.
07-26-2012 06:11 AM
I would try the following link: http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/downloads/detail.p
You may use CTRL+P to enter the Intel AMT 2 Management Engine BIOS Extensions (MEBX) screen and do not remember the correct password to enter the MEBX interface. The default password ("admin") does not work.
If you lose or corrupt the Intel AMT 2 Management Engine BIOS Extensions (MEBX) password, it can be reset by the following steps:
I hope this helps.
07-27-2012 10:18 PM
I looked at my laptop's documentation and there is indeed a documented method for removing the "backup" battery.
However, I will not attempt this as the laptop is unsatisfactory for other reasons, and I am in the process of returning it to Lenovo to claim the 14 day risk-free return..