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Lenovo SL500 - reset/recover BIOS Supervisor Password

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Is there a way to recover or reset the BIOS Supervisor Password for a Lenovo SL500?

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Not without IBM/Lenovo's help
The company takes data security very seriously which is why they are used by the corporate market. The passwords are in non-volatile RAM and can only be reset using the original passord or Lenovo's own tools which they will only allow with proof of ownership.
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So if I prove my ownership, Lenovo will provide me with the tools to reset the password?

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No, usually they'll take it from you and return it reset.  You won't get the tools just the reset. It's possible (and I am only guessing here) that they could do this remotely by calculating a hash key from your serial number and could give you that over the phone.  Check with your local office.
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Do you have an idea of the cost involved?
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Haven't done this with Lenovo for sometime but last with Sony was about 25% the cost of the laptop!  You'll get a price.
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