03-13-2018 09:00 PM
I bought an E540 for my wife many years ago. She didn't really get the hang of it so it was put into a cupboard and has collected dust for many years.
My kids are getting to the age where they can start to use a computer so I want to get it going again.
I have found the cable and powered it up, but the password is locked and my wife cannot remember it!
I have tried re-booting from the partition at start-up using F11, but it does not work.
This machine is running Windows 8 and was only used for a very brief period before it was abandoned. No one has ever re-installed anything or otherwise fiddled with the operating system.
As far as I can see, we have none of the original software or accessories that came with it, other than the power cord
Any thoughts on how I might be able to get it going would be greatly appreciated.
03-14-2018 07:21 AM - edited 03-14-2018 07:26 AM
Welcome to the forum.
Which password is this? Windows 8? Power-on password?
If it's the Power-on password then see ThinkPad Edge E540 Hardware Maintenance Manual.pdf p. 37.