My friend left his job a year ago and did not hand in his corporate laptop. He recently contacted his old employer and they told him not to bother returning it.
However the laptop is now completely unusable as there were several layers of encryption and he is completely locked out.
I was told that the only way to make it usable again would be to completely change the motherboard.
I found the motherboard going for £160 online and the laptop is worth over £600, so it would make financial sense to do this?!
But will reinstalling the motherboard really solve the problems of being locked out? Can I reuse the old cpu/ram/hardrive etc?
How hard a job will this be?