Resetting IBM X41 Tablet PC Supervisor Password ... Is it possible?

Posted on 2006-03-23
Last Modified: 2016-02-10
I recently encounter a wierd problem with my IBM X41 Tablet Pc..

It recently asked me for a Supervisor Passwrod, which I have not set at all. I called IBM and they told me that the Supervisor passwrod can not be reset and I have to buy a new MB which cost me about $1900 ... which is about 75% of the notebook value... :((

Is there actually a way for me to reset this password?

Your assistance is highly appreciated...Thanks
Question by:ricxs
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    Accepted Solution

    These laptops have a security chip onboard and cannot be reset by the usual removal of cmos batterys or backdoor passwords.You may want o check this page out
    There is on small section concerning IBM latops, but the link requires you to pay for a service found here
    I have never used this service and cannot validate his methods.
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    Expert Comment

    I found this to work only one time in the 3 years I"ve been working on laps. Overload the keyboard buffer prior to the password prompt coming on screen.

    Here is a site that may help:
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    Assisted Solution

    I have 100% solution for your problem but you have to send the motherboard of your laptop to me.I have removed hundreds of  passwords of IBM,SONY,TOSHIBA,DELL ...etc.

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