[rescue] Thinkpad X60 help

Bill Green bill at supposedly.org
Wed Jan 21 17:46:43 CST 2015

On 20/01/2015 11:24 AM, Rjtoegel wrote:
> Can't help with the ribbon but I did bump into a site that a different
> solution to the password problem.  That fellow deactivated the chip by
> shorting some of the pins so when the laptop booted up, it didn't see it and
> he could get into the BIOS and disable all the passwords.  Never tried it.
> Don't know the validity of the technique but if it works, it's a lot less
> trouble.

I ran across to a couple of references to this approach, but as far as I
could tell the people who did this had machines where the password was
stored in a 24RF08 EEPROM, not on a 8356908 microcontroller. That may
work here, too, but I wouldn't have any idea which pins might need to be
shorted without a datasheet, unfortunately.

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