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BIOS Locked ThinkPad X201, Time and Date not set

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#1 Windows10User


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:44 PM



I've bought a ThinkPad X201 refurbished from eBay.

The laptop came with a locked BIOS and the BIOS time and date wasn't set properly.

Is there a way to get into the BIOS as I can't access Windows nor can I boot to a USB stick.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

For a BIOS lock you will need to either contact the seller.


See the below page for a possible reset. This only works if the Supervisor Password has not  been set. Backup battery would be your CMOS battery. 




Reset forgotten power-on password
Note: No Supervisor password has been set

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Remove the battery pack.
  3. Remove the backup battery. For instructions on how to remove the backup battery, click here.
  4. Turn on the computer and wait until the POST ends.
    After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear.
    The POP has been removed.
  5. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack
  6. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.

Reset forgotten supervisor password (BIOS password)

If you forget your supervisor password, Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo Service Provider to have the system board replaced.

Edited by JohnC_21, 08 February 2018 - 01:57 PM.

#3 mjd420nova


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:16 PM

Removing the CMOS battery for an hour will clear most passwords, either POP or BIOS.

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