11-21-2016 07:04 AM
Hi everyone I'm new to this forum and have a issue with an old x60 thinkpad,ive removed the key board to access the fan to give the laptop a bit of a clear out and also I had removed the CMOS battery and refit it as I was going to replace it just due to age ....this is the problem...now the laptop is rebuilt and switched on I get the black screen with the pad lock and a symbol of a person next to it,if I press enter it locks out after 3 times,i obtained the laptop second hand a few years ago and love it,i know it's old but don't want scrap it yet,i have tried removing the battery and power then disconnecting the CMOS battery again for 5 mins pressing power button,rebuilt but still the same,this has only happened since I disconnected and reconnected the CMOS battery....please help
11-21-2016 07:46 AM
Welcome to the forum!
It seems that the previous owner set a supervisor password on it. Unfortunately the only way to solve this is knowing the password (would be possible to ask the prev. owner about it?) or replacing the motherboard.
Discussions about overruling or bypassing BIOS passwords are forbidden by community rules.