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lNomNoml

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#275979 19-Sep-2020 22:18
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I've just purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad T480 from a Trademe seller and before I started setting it up for myself I found that the BIOS has a supervisor password on it.

The seller doesn't know what a BIOS is let alone the password. I have phoned Lenovo and refered to the documentation and they both say it can't be reset the main board must be replaced, I have been quoted 300-400 pounds via UK Lenovo support this is out of the warranty conditions apparently (this laptop has 19 months remaining on the highest tier warranty you can buy)

The seller has offered a refund on Monday and I'm going to give him the laptop back on Thursday.

I am truly guttered at this as I really like this laptop and wanted to replace my aging T430 for work.

If there really nothing else I can do? :(

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  #2568400 20-Sep-2020 08:28
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My website provides a free service generating BIOS Master Passwords for a wide variety of today's laptops. Lenovo is among the brands covered, although I'm not absolutely sure of the T480 model, I haven't had hands-on experience with one.

If your laptop is a Lenovo with Insyde H2O BIOS, then you're just a few minutes from freedom. Visit the BIOS Master Password Generator with the secret sauce being that you must use a USB Qwerty keyboard to enter the generated master passcode.

Should your T480 not run an Insyde H20 BIOS, do not despair. Leave the machine challenge code in the Comments section, Mikrovr - who wrote most of the keygens used on my page - will be along shortly (he lives in Brazil so there's a few hours time difference) to provide your master password for you.





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lNomNoml

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  #2568595 20-Sep-2020 10:32
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1024kb: My website provides a free service generating BIOS Master Passwords for a wide variety of today's laptops. Lenovo is among the brands covered, although I'm not absolutely sure of the T480 model, I haven't had hands-on experience with one.

If your laptop is a Lenovo with Insyde H2O BIOS, then you're just a few minutes from freedom. Visit the BIOS Master Password Generator with the secret sauce being that you must use a USB Qwerty keyboard to enter the generated master passcode.

Should your T480 not run an Insyde H20 BIOS, do not despair. Leave the machine challenge code in the Comments section, Mikrovr - who wrote most of the keygens used on my page - will be along shortly (he lives in Brazil so there's a few hours time difference) to provide your master password for you.

 

The problem is I do not have a challenge code, if I enter the password incorrectly 3 times a lock icon shows and the laptop shutdown, the only information shown is:

 

UEFI BIOS Version

 

Embedded Controller Version

 

ME Firmware Version

 

Machine Type Model

 

System-unit serial number

 

System board serial number

 

Assset Tag

 

UUID

 

Preinstalled OS License

 

OA3 ID

 

I don't mind donating to fix this issue, I'll gladly donate $20 but I don't have the code your website needs to help me. I can't confirm if the BIOS is Insyde or not, the BIOS update website is here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nz/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t480-type-20l5-20l6/downloads/ds502355

 

 

 

here is a photo of the BIOS layout:

 


 
 
 
 


Rickles
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  #2573655 24-Sep-2020 16:59
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@1024kb ... at Command Prompt type wmic bios get serialnumber and press enter.

 

The 7-character Service Tag/Serial Number/Code will be displayed.


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