05-22-2019 12:00 PM - edited 05-22-2019 12:01 PM
"There is no way you can remove the BIOS password on a 6th gen lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon" they said
"You have pay lenovo for them to replace the motherboard" they said
The person I sold it cheaply to, because it had a BIOS password, managed to remove it simply by reinstalling windows and pressing enter twice + f10 on startup
Thanks a lot guys
05-22-2019 12:16 PM
That's silly. Hitting enter twice and F10 does not remove any password. Hitting enter at the BIOS password prompt will likely let you see the BIOS settings but not change anything and not save anything.
05-22-2019 12:23 PM
people say a lot of things
05-22-2019 12:42 PM
We will see. I am talking to the person who purchased it right now to confirm it and provide proof. I know for a fact it was protected by a BIOS-password and the person picked it up earlier today, so there is no way there would have been time to pick it apart
05-22-2019 01:28 PM - edited 05-22-2019 01:35 PM
This is my computer. When I tried to enter BIOS on this thing I was prompted with a password.
So some woman with no computer knowledge managed to bypass the BIOS password by "flashing recovery media from lenovos web page" while people here send their PC to lenovo to have the motherboard replaced or pick their laptop apart ???
05-24-2019 07:55 AM
Again, if you don't know te PW, you can hit enter to SEE it but you cannot change anything
05-24-2019 01:40 PM
Ulrik10, there is some confusion here. In your other thread you were clearly told that it is a HARD DRIVE password. You are attempting to solve a SUPERVISOR password problem here. THIS is why it looks like the SUPERVISOR password has been bypassed - it's actually a prompt for a HARD DRIVE password.
Here's a descriptions of the FOUR types of passwords possible on a ThinkPad:
Hope this helps explain what you are seeing!
05-24-2019 01:45 PM - edited 05-24-2019 01:45 PM
Hi, thanks for replying. Yes, I realized that was the hard drive password, because I had that password, and trying to access BIOS I was prompted with a different password which I didn't have. So instead of entering the BIOS the computer shut down because I didn't get the password right
05-24-2019 01:50 PM
That doesn't even make any sense. What's the point of a using a password to restrict access to something if anyone can just "see it" by hitting enter?
Or did you mean see the BIOS, but not be able to make changes?