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SL510 BIOS seems to be locked down

2021-03-27, 17:44 PM

Hello, 

 

I have an old SL510 and I am hoping to modify the boot order. 

 

The BIOS seems pretty locked down though

 

I can get into the BIOS without problem. 

 

In the Security>passwords screen, it says that "supervisor password" is [enabled], but other than that, it never asks me for the supervisor password, nor can i even see when/where it would ask for the supervisor password. I am able to set the User and Master Hard Disk1 passwords (even though it says [disabled], but am unable to navigate elsewhere on that screen

 

In the boot order screen, it says "All items on this menu cannot be modified in user mode. If any items require changes, please consult your system supervisor"

 

My research on the topic has led me to read about the following things: 

 

-unplugging the CMOS....

-Shorting the EEPROM pins....

-Something about .ROM and .BIN using a Hex editor....

 

....all of which seem either like long-shots, too risky, or too murky for me.

 

Ultimately, i would like to know if there is anything at all that can be done to accomplish my goal of modifying the boot order on this SL510. 

 

If anyone has any ideas, i would be enterally grateful

 

Chris

 

 

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Re:SL510 BIOS seems to be locked down

2021-03-27, 18:35 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Officially, "If you forget your supervisor password, Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo Service Provider to have the system board replaced."

 

It's against forum rules to discuss unofficial ways of defeating this form of password protection.



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Re:SL510 BIOS seems to be locked down

2021-03-27, 18:48 PM
Cool. Ok, then i guess i will ask this: it says that "supervisor password" is [enabled], but other than that, it never asks me for the supervisor password, nor can i even see when/where it would ask for the supervisor password. what type of action would i have to take to be prompted for a supervisor password? chris
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