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So dont ask the detail but my laptop requires a password I do not have in order to access BIOS. This isn't extremely urgent but it would be nice to have full control of my bios again. Me and some buddies from work took apart my laptop and we tried shorting out the battery, then we re soldiered the battery (left it out for half an hour) and it is still there.

So that concludes to me that Lenovo uses a different method to removing BIOS passwords. Does anyone have a solution?

edit: I bought this laptop February 2010. It is clearly not under MFW anymore. What happened was I was going to remove the user password because I was considering selling the laptop. Then from what I remember there wasn't an option to clear the user password, only to set a new one. So I set the new password to blank. Then in order to go to BIOS it says enter current password and non of my passwords I would even use work obviously.

I wouldn't go through all of this if it wasn't my laptop. I know it sounds sketchy but I don't think thiefs would go as far as to do all this work for a laptop that isn't even new.
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Thanks for the edit.
No problem. I'm glad we have this understanding. In case anyone needs more detail I am 20 years old and work at Fry's Electronics. I spent a good two hours messing with my laptop today to find out removing the cmos battery did not work due to maybe not leaving the battery out longer or there is a chip that needs to be shortened or something.
    
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