If you forget the password, you cannot access the workstation.
For instructions about clearing passwords, see
Side access panel sensor (Smart Cover Sensor) (optional)
The optional Side access panel sensor is a combination of hardware and software technology that can
alert you when the workstation side access panel has been removed (if the sensor has been configured
in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility).
The three levels of Side access panel sensor protection are shown in the following table:
Side access panel sensor protection levels
Side access panel sensor settings can be changed using the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
Setting the side access panel sensor protection level
To set the side access panel sensor protection level:
Power on or restart the workstation.
As soon as the workstation is powered on, press and hold the
Computer Setup (F10) Utility. Press
and then press and hold the
If you are using a PS/2 keyboard, you might see a keyboard error message. Disregard it.
Select Security>Smart Cover>Cover Removal Sensor, and follow the onscreen
Before exiting, select File>Save Changes and Exit.
Side access panel solenoid lock (optional)
The side access panel solenoid locks the side access panel to the chassis. The solenoid is controlled by
a local or remote signal.
To lock the solenoid, set a password for the solenoid lock in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility. To unlock
the solenoid, remove the solenoid lock password in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
Side access panel sensor
When the workstation restarts, a message appears indicating that the
workstation side access panel has been removed.
When the workstation is restarted, a message appears indicating that the
workstation side access panel has been removed. You must enter the setup
password to continue.
If you do not press the
Configuring password security and resetting CMOS
is disabled (default).
to bypass the title screen, if necessary.
key at the appropriate time, you must restart the workstation,
key again to access the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
key until you enter the