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Rares12
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X240 - BIOS LOCKED

I am faceing with a problem with my x240 thinkpad. I want to boot it up but it didn't. I noticed strange sounds, it was the hdd. I've tried to boot it up with a new one and enter the bios. It was stuck on the lenovo screen for a few minutes without any response, after it dissappeared and it showed up an icon requesting a password or code I guess. Please help me!

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Mod's Edit: updated model information in Subject line and moved post to the correct forum

 

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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

That is a prompt for the password on HDD2, probably the M.2 slot.  If you don't know the password, the drive cannot be reused.


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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

The problem is that it doesn’t have a secondary hdd or m.2, i didn’t have any important data, so I don’t mind I must change the hdd.

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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

So there is nothing in the M.2 (WWAN) slot?  Disk cache?  The lock screen with the "2" looks like the HDD-2 prompt


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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

Well, I didn’t know that the problem may be from   these slots,I am going to remove those cards  and check after that, thank you!  

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Message 6 of 10

Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

Don't remove the wireless card.  (the shorter one)


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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

Ok, I am going to post as soon as I check the slots. I’m not going to remove that card 

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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

Ok, I've checked the slot, you were right, thank you very much. I had an m.2 ssd 16gb in it. I didnt't even noticed it because it was shorter than the one I had in my other laptop, anyway I started the laptop and  pressed enter to intrerrupt the normal start up and after that F1, now I think that is requesting a password like supervisor password I think, still I could access the bios but only modifing a few things. Unfortunatley I can't modify the boot order. How can I install now a new windows on the new Hdd?

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Message 9 of 10

Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

If it has a supervisor password on it, there is no backdoor password.  You can remember the password, get it from the previous owner or replace the motherboard.  There are no other options


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Re: X240 - BIOS LOCKED

Ok, thank you!

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