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on how to actually unlock your ThinkPad (TP) are in the User's
Location and Type
EEPROM you treat it as LSI
---------X300 Password recovery
The following steps requires CARE read all the
information first, before you do ANYTHING, get a feel for the overall
procedure, ONLY THEN start to follow the procedure.
Locating the X300 connection points
Switch the X300 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.
You need to remove the RAM cover
Remove the RAM from SLOT 1, make sure there
is RAM in SLOT 2r
Overall view of the 3 contact points
VERY CAREFULLY using a sharp blade such as
Xacto or a box cutter blade - scrape away the green coating from the points
labelled SDA SCL.
Also scrape away any film coating from the
point labelled GND
Illustration 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
If you have any questions, email Joe at
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