Solved

IBM 700 Power on bios and Sup password

Posted on 2004-03-26
7
269 Views
Last Modified: 2009-07-29
I picked up an IBM 770 at a yardsale. The machine I believe has been password protected, both poweron and supervisor. Does anybody know how to break these passwords ? it would make a great machine for my son, and i would not worry about it being stolen. Maybe the trash pile for it, but for $10.00 who cares.
0
Comment
Question by:rslazarus
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
middenface earned 63 total points
ID: 10687736
you can reset the Bios password by removing the Battery inside the laptop, (not the big battery but a smaller coin type located somewhere on the MoBo) for 30 seconds or so. then reinstall windows or whatever to have clean passwords for that too
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:middenface
ID: 10687739
mind you you will also have to remove the big battery too obviously :-)
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:middenface
ID: 10722988
My bad I meant to say 30 Mins not seconds
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:ChrisSchumann
ChrisSchumann earned 62 total points
ID: 10777785
Middenface's solution will reset the power on password, but not the supervisor password. The supervisor password is stored in a non-volatile memory. You can either replace the motherboard, or the security chip on the motherboard, or pay someone to do it.

http://www.nortek.on.ca/hdd_pw.html

Or, here's a web page that will allow you to recover the password if you don't mind soldering a few wires and connecting to another computer with a serial port:

http://www.ja.axxs.net/unlock/770ed.htm
This page has a TON of information on the whole process.

The hard drive may have a password set too. It is often the same as the supervisor password, but not always.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction For the past 15 years, mobility has been a top priority for employers, employees, students and all kind of people. Having more and more in your portable phone or "smartphone" is a priority and being able to work while on a plane, bus o…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question