IBM r50e bios unhackable?!

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Joined: 2010/08/28

Ok so my buddy has an older IBM r50e and he says he can't figure out the bios password. He's not much of a techie so he's going to bring it over next weekend (maybe cause he forgets things). So from what I've read on forums and blogs, the claim is that IBM considers it unhackable (according to the forum). I also read that removing the CMOS does nothing since there is a specified chip on the motherboard that stores the non volatile password. So I understand that replacing the chip should fix the issue but my question is: is there an easier way? Would any of the bios password removal CDs work? Any ideas or heads up would be helpful. Thanks!

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