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will be prompted. If correct SVP is entered, POST enters
BIOS setup without erasing POP. To boot up the system
user should override POP by SVP at the password
sub-menu.
v When SVP is not set, POST erase the POP and then
boots up the system.
Power-on passwords
Power-on password is a security feature that is used to
protect the system from unauthorized access. If power-on
password is forgotten, follow the procedure described in "
Removing the Power-on password".

Supervisor password

A supervisor password (SVP) protects the system
information stored in the IBM BIOS Setup Utility . The SVP
must be entered in order to access the IBM BIOS Setup
Utility and make changes to system configuration settings.
Attention:
made available to the servicer, there is no service
procedure to reset the password. The system board must
be replaced for a scheduled fee.
Removing the power-on password
If the customer forgets the power-on password, follow this
procedure to erase POP if SVP is not set:
1. Turn off the system.
2. Set DIP SW.
3. Turn on the system, and confirm the system starts
without prompting for Power-on password.
4. Turn off the system.
5.
Set DIP SW.
If SVP is set, do the followings to erase POP:
1. Power on the computer and press F1 to enter the
BIOS Utility menu.
2. Enter correct SVP (Supervisor password) at the
password prompt.
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ThinkPad R30/R31 HMM
If the SVP has been forgotten and cannot be

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