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ibm thinkpad 760 ELD

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I have ibm thinkpad 760 ELD. i bought this from my friend . i am unable to contact now . when i switch on the system it show one lock symbol and says return to so and so address (my friend address) how to unlock this laptop and use. how to give this address and all.
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by:rid
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Sounds like a BIOS startup password. Ask your friend to tell you the password. Sold it without telling you this, did (s)he?? Not very friendly.
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If you cant get the password then you could try this
http://www.ibm-thinkpad-760e-760el-760ed-760eld-chip-w-prs.net-software-download.com/
It is $125 aud
Much cheaper to just call your friend
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any other options
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This DOES sound like a customized BIOS message, coupled with a startup protection password. Those are usually employed to prevent unauthorized use of the laptop, in case of theft etc. It seems highly irresponsible of the seller not to tell you how to be able to use the machine. Contact them at first possible moment and ask for the password..
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by:Paul S
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have you tryed holding F1 while you turn the laptop on? also try to open it up and find the clear cmos jumper.
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the manual said there was no way to reset. look here

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/76eusegd.pdf
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Yes, that was pretty authoritative. Go for a refund :)
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