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EEPROM WRITE PROTECTED

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Last Modified: 2013-12-11
I just replaced a system board on a Lenovo T410 Thinkpad.  Type 2537.  When running the maintenance disk (version 1.78) to change the serial number and system type on the system board I get the error message that the EEPROM is write protected.  It suggests I restart holding the ESC key, etc.  but when I do that, there isn't an option to unlock the EEPROM.  Any suggestions on how to proceed will greatly be appreciated.  I have tried scanning through other forums but no one seems to have a definite answer.  
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