How to Reset BIOS password on Lenovo Ideapad S12

I’ve recently inherited a Lenovo Ideapad S12 netbook and its asking for a BIOS password on boot up.

Have already drained the battery but suspect I’ll need to remove and reseat the battery BIOS.

Any ideas? Thanks guys!
autotrixAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to remove the battery and leave it out for 24 hours. That should clear a regular BIOS password. Try that and let us know.

... Thinkpdad_User
0
 
web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
I am not sure if that is going to help the bios password will most likely remain even if the bios battery is removed
1
 
nobusCommented:
You can't remove the password, without knowing it !   -->  ( what good is a password that can be "repaired" ?)
modern laptops keep it in a security chip - for anti-theft reasons
resetting the bios does not help;  nor does removing the battery, since the password is not in there
you would need to know in what chip it is, and how to reset that
you have to turn it in to the manufacturer, and show proof of ownership - then they can help
or replace the mobo !

now there are always exceptions - i found this :  http://www.leham.org/apps/forums/topics/show/4866699

lenovo's tools :  http://supportforlenovo.iyogi.com/ideapad/reset-password-26.html
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
nobusCommented:
i object to this closing
1- a C grade is wrong, if one or more of the posts helped
2- you should post a bit of an explanation why the C-grade , if it is the correct one

grading on EE follows these rules, so please review the grading, and close correctly (you can always ask a Mod to reopen the Q)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.