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Registered: ‎10-27-2008
Location: Toronto
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SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

Hello Everybody,

 

I forgot my BIOS System Password (Administrator) and after reading the manual, the only fix is to have Lenovo change the System Board. Does anybody know how much this costs? My laptop is one month old and I purchased the 3 year extended warranty.

 

Regards,

Max

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Registered: ‎03-14-2009
Location: Valencia CA
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Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

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Hello

There is way to reset password but unfortunatlly it will in violation of this forum's policy to tell you how.My advice to you Call Customer support they should be able to help you.

Message Edited by ThE_ReBe1 on 07-06-2009 07:53 PM
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-18-2008
Location: Sandefjord, Norway

Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

I had the same problem with my SL300. The BIOS can not realize special character like $, @, %, ^... or something like that. Just alphanumeric. So if you typed a password like nmo%gX&b you have to blank out the special character like this: nmogXb or nmogxb.

Hope this can help.

 

Anders

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Registered: ‎10-26-2009
Location: Philippines
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erased BIOS

hello, can u help me? mine is lenovo 3000 G430 and my problem is the BIOS. i had it erased with a cd. when i turned on the laptop you will only see blank.  can you help me how to reinstall its BIOS? plss.....

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Registered: ‎03-20-2009
Location: Tirgu Mures, Romania
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Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

Thanks man!

I would have spent the whole night entering the password over and over again... You saved me!

**bleep** these Lenovo guys (or who the heck is writing the ThinkPads' BIOS these days) that don't document this **bleep** bug!

Thanks again!

 

PS: I can confirm: when you set the password you see stars for every character, but when you use the password you have to use only the letters and numbers (skip the special characters).

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Registered: ‎04-11-2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
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Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

I have similar issue with G550........manual states a new board is required if you forget the supervisor password. My issue is not forgetting password, but changing it back to "nothing."

My teenage daughter attempted to bypass my windows admin password by changing supervisor password to Thane13. When she could still not access my system, she gave up. I went to reset the supervisor password to nothing. When prompted for password I typed in the Thane13. When asked for "New Password," I just entered through, setting it back to nothing, I thought. Now, I am locked out of machine!! I've tried everything I can think of, short of a hammer. Any assistance here?

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Registered: ‎04-11-2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
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Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

I tried, and was transferred all over the globe. No one could help.....
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: SL500 - forgot BIOS System Password... how much Lenovo charges to replace System Board?

it would cost lot more then buying a new laptop of similar spec.
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Jin Li

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