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Instructions on how to actually unlock your ThinkPad (TP) are in the User's Guides

EEPROM Location and Type

T60 T60p EEPROM you treat it as 24RF08

Locating the T60 connection points

Switch the T60 OFF

You should have already downloaded the hardware Maintenance Manual for your ThinkPad model, if you have not done so use the link below to download it now,

Download the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for your TP model

The links above are to the Lenovo site, if it doesn't work, don't panic, it isn't broken, their site is shut down daily for maintenance and at those times they display spurious messages like the page you requested cannot be found, wait a good while and try again.

There are 2 possibilities with T60, different versions of the System board.

The Easy one just below or another one further below if your T60 does not match the easy method.

Easy method connection points are just under the keyboard, refer to Hardware Maintenance Manual Remove Keyboard and also Palm Rest and or Palm Rest and Fingerprint Reader.

Remove the palm rest, lift up Keyboard and put it aside backwards while it remains connected, on the left you can see a large LSI with the connection points for SDA and SCL, GND is connected to one of the metal clips holding the RAM cards.

Overview, GND clip already connected, using the KM9AUSB with Optional LCD to recover T60 SVP

The GND clip visible in the middle of the photo

This is the area of interest on the left side under the Keyboard

SDA and SCL connection points identified

GND clip connected, SCL and SDA connection point contacted using 2 probes

 

NOTE: On some T60 variants there is a shield over the connection points just under the keyboard - thereby forcing you - to dismantle it in order to gain access to the connection points.

If your T60 doesn't look like the images above, then try the next image, the not so easy method.

note you do NOT remove the fan 

Once you have your HMM search the manual for "Removing and replacing a FRU" then scroll down to 1200 System Board, it's on Page 97 of the manual,  follow the instructions in the manual to remove all the other FRUs to gain access to and remove the System Board.

You need to access the pads underneath the intel 82801GBM as illustrated below.

This is not easy, you will need to have the Keyboard and LCD plugged into the system board in such a way that none touch any contacts on the system board, use paper as an insulator to keep things from electrically shorting out, later you will need to plug in the AC adaptor and switch on the TP while holding 3 probes to the GND SCL and SDA points under the system board. Do NOT switch ON the T60 now, that will be done LATER.

I receive many emails asking about the GND connection, in reality it is very simple, you use some kind of a clip so that you don't have to hold it in place, you DON'T HAVE 3 HANDS and there are 3 connections, GND SDA and SCL, so have a clip for GND, then you can use the 2 hands YOU DO HAVE to hold your SDA and SCL probes in place.

Almost any large piece of metal or the screws for the external connectors of any ThinkPad are a good GND connecting point.

Anyway a picture is worth a thousand words

Click here for pictures of GND Connections

Keep things from electrically shorting out, later you will need to plug in the AC adaptor and switch ON the TP, then you will need to hold 2 probes in place to the SCL and SDA points on the system board.

See my page on Options for Clips and Probes including making your own probes.

This page ONLY describes how to connect the KeyMaker Interface to the EEPROM.

The instructions on how to Recover or clear a Supervisor password are in The "User's Guides" click here

Assembling your TP - AFTER - you have finished.

Follow the Hardware Maintenance Manual [FRU System Board], very carefully, double check screw type and size for each individual module.  Assemble the TP in the reverse order used to dismantle it.

If you have any questions, email Joe at

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