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Brand New T440s with BIOS password

2014-10-03, 10:33 AM

Hello

I have a big problem.

I purchased online a T440s brand new. I opened the box for the first time myself. When I enter BIOS it asks for password and I just hit enter without entering any password. I can enter the BIOS but i can not change any settings.

What can I do? Can a brand new thinkpad come with a BIOS password out the box?

I get conflicting information regarding the type of password. First image says it's power on which can be removed but bios says its supervisor.

 

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Re: Brand New T440s with BIOS password

2014-10-03, 16:02 PM

Indeed, it may happen. Sometimes large customers request preconfigured laptops which may include customized supervisor passwords. Of course, you should have not received one of these units. Ask the seller for a replacement unit, as there is no easy way to remove an unknown supervisor password without replacing the laptop mainboard.

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Re: Brand New T440s with BIOS password

2014-10-03, 16:02 PM

Indeed, it may happen. Sometimes large customers request preconfigured laptops which may include customized supervisor passwords. Of course, you should have not received one of these units. Ask the seller for a replacement unit, as there is no easy way to remove an unknown supervisor password without replacing the laptop mainboard.

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2014-10-06, 10:26 AM

@oGu

I have the same problem, did you get the password from your seller?

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2014-10-06, 10:38 AM

No I did not manage to get the password because I purchased mine from some guy on eBay. Probably bought through some company and that is why it came with a password.

 

BTW:

Since I see that you are from Germany... that is where I got my notebook from. I am curious if its the same configuration and source. Mine is:

 

i7 CPU

FullHD Non Touch

12GB RAM

256GB SSD
4G Modem

Fingerprint reader.

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2014-10-06, 10:59 AM

Why is this thread marked "solved" if you're still locked out?

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2014-10-06, 11:00 AM
I clicked solved because there is no way of getting rid of this password other than replacing the main board.
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2014-10-06, 11:27 AM

yes exactly the same model

 

i7 CPU

FullHD Non Touch

12GB RAM

256GB SSD
4G Modem

Fingerprint reader

 

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2014-10-06, 11:29 AM
Yup I guess there are a few of them being sold online and purchased originally from a company that had them configured with password. IF you find the password please send it to me also as it's most likely the same.

Thank you.
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2014-10-06, 11:38 AM

Sure, if I find something.
Do you have a link to the ebayauction?

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2014-10-06, 11:39 AM

The link is dead right now. So nothing I can give.

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