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Reset Thinkpad Edge 0578K5A BIOS Password

Q: Reset Thinkpad Edge 0578K5A BIOS Password

Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS password (PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1) on the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 0578K5A? I had set one and had forgotten it know.


























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Bonjour, J'ai un lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260.Mais il ya un mot de passe dans le BIOS que je ne connais pas.y a t-il un moyen de le réinitialiser ?Cdt
 
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Hello, I have a lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260.But there is a password in the BIOS that I do not know.Is there a way to reset it?Cdt
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to its own thread in the correct forum.
 

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I dont know the supervisor password and long story short I need to change the boot order. However, the BIOS is in Read only mode. Do I have to further dismantle this model to reset the supervisor password? All the solutions I've done haven't really made any progress. I heard it could be a EEPROM thing I have to do too, but please let me know what other options I can try.  Things I've done so farRemoved battery , Lifted the lid (photo 1)  -Plugged out the CMOS battery (photo 2)When waiting and plugged back in it just gave me Real Time reset and error, it did not unlock the BIOS -Replaced CMOS battery with a different one The settings from the other CMOS battery didn't transfer over or reset the BIOS  -Switched cables that were covered in plastic caps with the other set that were plugged in (photo 3) Tan and black were replaced with the red and blue available, didn't do anything -Tried to find default bios passwords No luck overview after I opened the lid (with electrical tape removed) where I was able tp plug the cmos battery out and plugged it back in two sets of cables that I switched that came attached , sticking out of the board (was white and black at first but I switched with red and blue) I'm kinda at a loss for this model thinkpad seems like I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work for it.  

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I dont know the supervisor password and long story short I need to change the boot order. However, the BIOS is in Read only mode. Do I have to further dismantle this model to reset the supervisor password? All the solutions I've done haven't really made any progress. I heard it could be a EEPROM thing I have to do too, but please let me know what other options I can try.  Things I've done so farRemoved battery , Lifted the lid (photo 1)  -Plugged out the CMOS battery (photo 2)When waiting and plugged back in it just gave me Real Time reset and error, it did not unlock the BIOS -Replaced CMOS battery with a different one The settings from the other CMOS battery didn't transfer over or reset the BIOS  -Switched cables that were covered in plastic caps with the other set that were plugged in (photo 3) Tan and black were replaced with the red and blue available, didn't do anything -Tried to find default bios passwords No luck overview after I opened the lid (with electrical tape removed) where I was able tp plug the cmos battery out and plugged it back in two sets of cables that I switched that came attached , sticking out of the board (was white and black at first but I switched with red and blue) I'm kinda at a loss for this model thinkpad seems like I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work for it.  

A:Thinkpad X410e -- Get out of BIOS Read-Only mode, Reset supervisor password , Change boot order

Welcome to the forum!
 
Unfortunately, if you don't know the password there is no other solution than to replace the motherboard.
 
Per forum rules (link), discussions on how to circumvent or remove BIOS passwords are not allowed.
 
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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

A:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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A:How I Reset ac156tx bios password reset

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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Hello, So I have this Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92 and I cannot for the life of me reset the BIOS password. It doesn't let you do anything without it - installing windows etc. I did get windows on by installing the HDD in another PC and putting it back in the 92, so to just boot i have to press F2 at startup. It's really annoying to have this password on.Things I've tried:CMOS battery removal, waiting for at least 30min and then putting it back.Moving the jumper one pin and then back.Debug commanddebug-o 70 10
-o 71 aa-q Does anybody have other suggestions to try?

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Trying to reset the password on and old C400, it is asking for primary or administrator password. I have no idea what to put in there, and can't see if  the computer will function at all!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks! 

A:Need the reset for password on Latitude C400, bios revision A06, original password.?

You'll need to call Dell with verification of ownership -- it may not be worth it though, since the call will cost about $60, which is probably about six times more than the entire system is worth.
The other option is to replace the mainboard - which is probably well under $60.

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I got an older IBM Thinkpad yesterday in a box of misc. parts. I've charged the battery and it powers up but needs a password. Is there a way to reset?
No need to respond. I just got it working. After powering up several times it came up password had expired and needed to be reset. I put in new password and it is working.
 

A:Password Reset For Older Thinkpad

Well, I guess if its done you can mark it solved.
 

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I have a thinkpad G40 type 2389-Y11. i replaced the cmos battery and upon booting back up i go error code 0271 check date and time settings, then i got prompted for a password that i do not have because i bought the computer used for my deployment to iraq. I understand there is connector pads on the motherboard to reset the bios, can anyone tell me which pads they may be or another way around it? thanks for your help
 

A:Thinkpad bios reset

I would inquire at IBM's tech support. You may have to prove that it wasn't stolen.
 

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Hello Every Body I have Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Mobile Workstation , And it's amazing Machine to work with it .But i need Help to rest Bios chip , Because i made a supervisor passeord and i can not remeber it , so if any one have any way to remove or reset the supervisor password , because th lenovo Thechnical support said that i have to change the systemboard to solve this problem .

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I have an IBM thinkpad R51 and I cant not get in the BIOS I have tried to clear the CMOS by removing the battery i could not find the jumpers, but now when i tried to boot the computer i get to error message 0271 check date & time and 0176 systems have been tamper with. there are 2 password set at start up i know the first one but not the second is there anything that i can to about his. I need to install windows xp .
 

A:how to reset ibm thinkpad bios

I have a thinkpad T40 with the same problem !!!! anyone know if we can jump the security chip or anything ?????
 

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Hello, There is a password for the BIOS settings and I am wondering if anyone knows how I would reset this or of a default one. A guy I know mentioned he saw on here someone said to move a jumper over but he didn't find one that said clear or password This link: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/How-can-I-reset-the-Setup-BIOS-p... Here are the pictures he took: http://imgur.com/a/wZU7b 

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Hello, guys...
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z

I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.

I'll be waiting for your replies..
Thanks.

A:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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I want to reset the bios on this laptop but i don't have the bios version. How do i go about doing this?
 

A:Reset BIOS on IBM Thinkpad 600e

What's the type and model number on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop?

Usually 2645-4BX or something like that.

Once you find that, you can go here:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...n/landingpages/downloadsDriversLandingPage.vm
 

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In an attempt to get Ubuntu to boot from an USB flash drive, I reset the BIOS by pressing F9 in the BIOS menu.Unfortunately, it seems to have reset the entire BIOS (instead of just the settings as I had hoped). It doesn't even say "Thinkpad" anymore when it starts up, just "Lenovo" How can I get back my BIOS?

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Hi guys, I have no idea what's happening with my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 (it's about 3.5 years old, its warranty just expired). Every time I reboot, I get this weird message saying "Configuration changed, please reboot the machine...". I then proceed to reboot the machine and everything works but the bios options are always resetted! This makes the laptop extremely unusable for me as I always swap the fn/ctrl keys so that I don't have to learn a new keyboard every time I switch computers. If I go back and change the option, it works fine, but the next reboot it does the same message again and I have to reconfigure the bios at EVERY boot. I'm lucky this option is the only one I changed, otherwise someone that would have changed the boot order/graphics settings/passwords etc. would be in a much worst situation than me...At first this seemed like a typical bios battery being out of juice so that the config can't stay saved, but I've now changed the bios battery twice with new ones and this doesn't change anything... It's been working perfectly for 3 years but now it just suddenly stopped working for that reason (by not working I mean the bios that keeps resetting itself, I can still boot to my main OS just fine after).If anybody has any suggestion that would be greatly appreciated. I thought about flashing the bios but afaik it's the latest one, and anyway as I'm only running GNU/Linux I can't run the .exe tool to update it (off-topic but please lenovo have another way to u... Read more

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Unfortunately I keep receiving a disabled code of [58982665] while trying to enter a passcode that I can't remember and the computer is set to a require the bios passcode at the log on... I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with an admin passcode or bios reset passcode at your earliest convenience... thanks











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A:Need to reset Bios password

@Gntd123? Enter   47680261 Regards, DP-K

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I accidentally typed in a wrong password for one of the many HP laptops bios admin passwords I was setting up. How do I reset the bios admin password?s/n 8CG446OL59

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I reset the bios by unplugging battery, but the password still remains.When I enter the BIOS password incorrectly 4 times the system is locked, but I'm not given any numbers or keys.I have an Elitebook 820 laptop. Please help anyone!

A:Cannot reset BIOS password

Hi, Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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A:reset bios password

Hello @Hemiboy,  We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Please, i need to enable firmware Virtualization for hyper-V.  I need  the BIOS Administrator's password to  be able to enable the virtualization. Your help and advice will be welcome.

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Forgot Power-On Password System Key:99942052 Please help.

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If I enter an incorrect password, "62824413" code comes up. What is the bypass BIOS password knowing this Mark Davis













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A:Reset BIOS Password

Hi MarkTry: 73782435RegardsVisruth

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Hi,Try: 42799315RegardsVisruth

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I have an old Octek Rhino 12 SMC669 based computer that I am trying to install Windows ME upon my clients request.
Unfortunatley this is proving very hard at the moment, and I appreciate your help on this in advance.

When I turn on this machine it says invalid system disk (as there is currently nothing on the HDD). OK.. insert a boot disk.
When I insert a boot disk I get a Disk I/O Error.. Please replace disk and press any key.
This boot disk works fine on any of my other machines.
I tried to go into the BIOS to check the settings but it is password protected. My client has cant remember what the password is. I have tried a number of default passwords with no luck.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to resetting the password on this motherboard (I cant find the jumper settings anywhere) or have any idea what might be causing the other errors. Thanks.
 

A:BIOS password reset may help??

taking the battery out for 10-15 min will normally reset the bios,make shore it not connected to power as well
 

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 forgot administrator password System key 61082716











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A:bios password reset

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. To unlock your BIOS, please type this code in response >> 74980338 This will unlock the BIOS, you will be able to enter it and boot system without BIOS protection. Let me know if this works for you.

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A:Reset BIOS password

@martinc7 Enter   78790209

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Same problem Code is 58071743 Please help?











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A:Bios password reset

Hi, Enter  47959385 Regards, DP-K

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A:Bios reset password

Hi, Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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A:Reset bios password

@mrbrian88? Please enter (all lower cases):      e9lo3ov1d3 Regards.

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hello everyone.i have a Toshiba Satellite A215 S5822 .i forgot my bios password i cannot open my laptop.i tried to desolder cmos battery discharge 24 hours no not working still "enter password.i tried to jumper b500 but not working.please can you help me? i really need my laptop back it was my birthday gift from my birthday.thank you for reading.please message me.thank you for reading
 

A:help how to reset bios password

Already being helped here? http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1064262-toshiba-satellite-a215-s5822.html
 

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A:BIOS password reset

@toaderxxix Enter   30988598

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A:BIOS Password Reset

Hi: Enter this unlock code... 44161366

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Hello, Could I please have the reset code? 52086805 Could you also please tell me what the default code is?  I have never set a bios password on this computer and have only noticed this now as I need to reinstall the wifi module which requires defaulting the bios.  Thanks in advance thatrat1

A:BIOS PASSWORD RESET PLEASE

@thatrat1? Enter   43984221

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A:bios password reset

Hi, Enter  72491599 Regards, DP-K

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A:Bios password reset CQ-56

@markdwangler? Enter   72988000

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A:Bios Password Reset

Nope. May want to re-read the rules page at https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
Bypassing Passwords (read more)
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
As a result, I'm going to have to close this up. Thanks for understanding.

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A:Bios Password Reset

GLAMMA0216,
You will need to contact Dell Support by phone for resetting the bios password. They will verify ownership and then provide information for resetting the bios password or clearing it.
Dell Support Services

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I forgot my BIOS Password. After trying 3 times, i got this number: 55221690My laptop is a HP G3 255 running Windows 10.











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A:HPP 255 G3 BIOS Password Reset

Hi, Enter  40189216 Regards, DP-K

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I forgot my bios password. I think i cannot update bios anymore because in the windows tool shows me that when rebbots it will ask me my password. how can reset bios password.thanks in advance

A:how reset bios password

Hello @Panosfg Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting.  You have posted in the Business section for business class devices. If your PC is Elitebook or Probook (business class device) you should note that most business class notebooks (including yours Elitebook and Probook) have better security. You will have to contact HP  Business Support for assistance on removing the password.  If your HP computer is a consumer home class device, the password could usually be removed with forum assistance Here is how to reach HP>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/business-support.html HP Business support should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file and instructions which you can use  to reset the password. Assistance for such problems is usually free of charge for business class devices.  BIOS update >> personally, I do not recommend you do it unless you experience some issues with your existing BIOS and you are sure that the new BIOS will fix it. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendo... Read more

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I have an HP G72 Notebook that I had bought from an aquaintance, and the admin password is needed to adjust settings in the bios (I want to denable fn key feature so that I can just hit my F keys and have them, well, be F keys.) Anywho, I don't have the admin password that's needed, and I was wondering if someone would be oh, so kind as to inform as to how to reset it with removing the CMOS battery as a last resort. Original Os : Windows 8.1New one : Windows 10 The error code reading out when type in the wrong password three times is 91291322. Any help would be my appreciated!











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A:Reset bios password

@blixit? Enter    24199904 Regards, DP-K

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