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on how to actually unlock your ThinkPad (TP) are in the User's
Location and Type
X30 EEPROM you treat
it as 24RF08
Locating the X30 connection points
Switch the X30 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,
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.
eeprom in the X30 is easily accessible by just undoing 2 screws underneath
the X30 and lifting up a cover.
NOTE: VCC is NOT connected, the ThinkPad
supplies power to the eeprom later on we will switch on the X30 to
analyse the eeprom.
This image is oriented the same way as the photo of
the EEPROM above it.
GND, you can connect to
one of the
metal fingers that hold the MEMORY in place.
The photo below shows a 24RF08 EEPROM from a DIFFERENT
MODEL ThinkPad with the Pomona clips attached to SCL and SDA pins.
See my page on Options
for Clips and Probes including making your own probes.
below ON AN DIFFERENT MODEL TP of making the GND connection using a clip
to the metal fingers that hold Memory in place.
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
I make no warranty that any of my
information is correct, or safe, or does or does not breach any warranty
clause, or anything else, it is up to you to decide if you will
follow all or any of the instructions to recover the Supervisor Password
from a TP. It is up to you to decide, I am not responsible for the
results or for any consequential or incidental damages whatsoever.
If you have any questions, email Joe at
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