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Sun Aug 22 11:17:19 CDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 3:47 AM, Leo Nordwall
<nordwall at interactingarts.org> wrote:
> I am trying to access an IBM Thinkpad T23 with an unknown supervisor
> password which is stored in an eeprom (ATMEL 24RF08). The usual procedure of
> removing all power sources does not work as this is not volatile memory and
> for the supervisor password (I really hate that it's called that) is only
> possible to reset using direct eeprom accees, data dump, cracking and
> rewriting it. The circuit is soldered to the motherboard. Power on and HDD
> passwords have already been circumvented - it's the supervisor that's a
I have the exact same irritating problem with a x61s. Is it not possible to use
only software to recover the password with the T23?
There are resources on ThinkWiki
By the way, I would never use degradig sexist language to describe troublesome
issues; I advise you (and everyone else on this list) to refrain from
it as well.
Using friendly non-sexist language helps keeping our community thriving
while it also is welcoming for newcomers.
> Does anyone here happen to have a (COM?) interface for doing this? I have
> not tried this kind of manuver before but found a good read here, with
> schematics and all:
This is exactly what I have been planning to do. Do you want to team up?
I can go by ELFA and by the hardware we need (COM-port, zeners,
resistors and maybe some board).
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