from customers who purchased and have used their KeyMakers
Like most prospective customers, I also like to see
feedback from others.
I have received feedback and photos from very few
customers, most Activate their KeyMaker and I never hear from them again,
I suppose that is a good thing as it must mean smooth sailing.
From UK KMX1
I would just like to say how pleased I am with the service communication
and quality of my KMX1, it did what it said on the box, faster than
expected delivery and all my questions answered.
Thank you very much for your help, a dead X1 Carbon resurrected J
From USA, KMX1 KMX-LCD
Well Joe, what
can I say? The KMX-1 is
everything you promised it would be.
countless hours of frustration trying to use that silly cable technique
to try and recover the password, one shot with the KMX-1 was all it took
to restore my wonderful T400 to a working state.
I am SO HAPPY
to have run across your website and learned of the KMX-1.
What a beautiful and elegant tool you have created.
I am very proud to own one. In
fact, I am going to upgrade my KMX-1 so I can have the full range of
capabilities of the tool. I
really love the LCD display too! Everything
is so easy to manage with it. It
was well worth the investment.
once again. ThinkPad owners
are forever in your debt for the tool you have provided us.
From Estonia, KMX1
Thanks to You
this project was total success!
Laptop was X200
clearing password and restoring. Everything worked great!
Also thanks for
From USA, KMX1
Well that worked just
great! I now have my
ThinkPad W510 back. Thank
you for making that possible.
I bought this laptop used from a vendor on Amazon back in November.
story was that he was selling it for a friend.
He told me there was no
password set up in the BIOS, which seemed to be the case.
power-on password, and when I use F1 to get to BIOS setup, it prompted
for a password, but if I just hit enter, it seemed to let me in to BIOS
configuration just fine.
I had been trying to
figure out why my eSATA port, firewire port, and SD
Card Reader weren't working. I
scoured all the Lenovo forums for reasons why I couldn't even see the
devices. Finally found a
clue about the ports being disabled in BIOS, so I went looking.
Sure enough, the ports were disabled in BIOS, but, for some
reason, the options were disabled. I
finally put the pieces together that there was a supervisor password
that I didn't know, and a blank user password that allowed me to
configure most, but not all, BIOS settings.
More Google searches
led me to building an RS232 serial interface, and
completely dismantling my laptop to get access to the chip.
It worked, kind of. Except
that, where the password was supposed to be, there were a few garbage
characters. More google
searches, and careful re-reading to find that I must have TPM/TCPA
Oh well, so much for that. I
put the laptop back together, but this time, when I power on, it says
date & time are wrong, need to update BIOS settings.
This time, the blank password doesn't work anymore.
I HAVE TO ENTER THE SVP. So
I've turned my slightly-defective laptop into a completely-useless
laptop! That's when I found
your site, and purchased the KMX1.
One week later, the
KMX1 arrives, and four hours later, it's activated.
This morning, I take the laptop apart once again (much easier this time,
realizing I really don't need to remove the pci cards, speakers, backup
battery, screen, cooling unit, just enough to access the screws to
remove the bottom shell, to get access to the chip.
Plugged in, hooked up, press the Zap button, and it works as
advertised on the first try. Power
off,power on, and we go straight to BIOS setup !
I wish that I knew a few key details before I started this:
- disconnecting the backup battery would make my laptop unbootable
without the SVP
- the RS232 interface and ibmPass decoder would be useless if TPM/TCPA
- you don't need to remove all the parts (especially the LCD and cooler
unit) to remove the bottom shell to get access to the chip on a W510
Thanks again, Joe!
From United Kingdom, KMX1
Just a quick
note to say thanks.
The KMX works
From Hungary, KMX1
And it is works!
I successfully "ZAP" a T61 TP, great!
From Belgium, KMX1
thank you :)
it worked after some tries , I was puzzled with the sequence of wiring
the needles , but fortunately I read the output of the terminal and after
wiring the needles in the correct order I got back my lost password
it works really great nothing to say
From Poland, KMX1PRO
We are very pleased with your KMX1PRO module.
From Romania, KMX1
thank you Joe, works like a charm like you said....Good Day
From Germany, KMX1
Thank you very much for the perfect job with the KMX1.
I have saved my lovely TP X61s today.
And it was sooo simply :) Thank to you
You've done good job!
From Finland, KMX1
worked like a charm
From Phoenix, AZ. USA KM9AUSB
Hi Joe How Do I Leave A Feedback For
This KM9AUSB ? - This Little Tool Is Awesome - It Works Exactly Like You
Said - Easy As Pie To Operate - I Unlocked My R52 In 10 Minutes - Thank
You For A Very Well Thought Out Piece Of Equipment - My Best To You
& Yours - Very Satisfied Customer - Job Well Done Joe.
From Denmark KM9AUSB
Well this was TOO easy...really - download teraterm-4.67.exe connect
the USB setup connection, connect to the IBM turn it on 'PUSH THE
BUTTON' wait about 30 sec. Turn off the IBM, disconnect the USB. That's
Next time I am in Australia the beer is on me! Thx a lot !
From Canada KM7 + LCD
A bit of bad luck, the smaller bag of LCD Parts Kit
parts disappeared out of the parcel/didn't arrive, a new parcel containing
the missing parts has been sent to this customer, although he is
impressed with KM7USB which did arrive.
From Australia KM8
From USA KM7
From Finland KM7
From USA, KM7 + KM7 LCD
From Australia KM7
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