How to Disable the Power-On Password (2600-310/310D/310E/310ED)

How to Disable the Power-On Password

To clear a password from the system, first identify the password switch by referring to 'System Switch Location', then follow the steps below.
  1.  Power-off the computer.
  2.  Unplug the AC Adapter and remove the main battery.
  3.  Remove the keyboard by referring to 'Keyboard' and the thermal plate by referring to 'Thermal Plate'.
  4.  Move the password switch from Enable to Disable to bypass the password. For more information,  refer to 'Switch Locations'.

    NOTE: There is one mini-switch used to disable the password. After removing the hermal plate,  locate SW2 (a 4-bit switch) near the lower-left corner of the CPU socket.  The second bit switch (counting from the lowest side) is the password enable/disable switch.  Turning the switch to the left is enable, to the right is disable.

  5.  Plug the AC Adapter, power-on the computer, then press F2 while the ThinkPad logo is  being displayed to enter the 'BIOS Utility'.

    NOTE: If the customer forgot the password, enter System Security and set Power On Password  setting to [None] to clear password.

  6.  Save, then exit from the BIOS Utility.
  7.  Power-off the computer.
  8.  Unplug the power cable or battery.
  9.  Move the password switch from Disable to Enable.

NOTE: To set the password, the user must enter a password in the 'BIOS Utility'.

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