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IBM THINKPAD BIOS SUPERVISOR PASSORD RESET

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I bought an IBM A31 Thinkpad Laptop with a BIOS supervisor password. I cleared the CMOS battery for a couple of hours but nothing changed. My research has revealed however that the only way to clear the password would entail reading off the security chip through another PC interface with some hardware connection which requires some soldering jobs. I found a site that has the diagram for it before signing up with EE in the hope that I would find another way to do it. Do you have another solution other than the soldering option offered by the Sodoityourself site?
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The solution I was looking for is not found here. I'm concerned with IBM THINKPAD A31 Laptop, but all I got here was extended comments about Toshiba and other computers which are of no concern to me right now. Nothing was said about IBM Thinkpad which is the subjectmatter of my question. Can't won't say I'm not disappointed.

Can I have something on IBM Thinkpad A31 Laptop, please!
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Well, I did some searching and I am beginning to believe you can't without buying a new Mobo.

That password is saved on the CMOS chip and even removing the battery and shortening out the +/_ will not reset that back to basics. I don't see a software solution. So, that leaves the only alternative of a hardware solution.
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