I just bought an Lenovo X1 Carbon (1st gen) via ebay with an unknown hard disk passwort (HDP) SSD. I can only enter the Bios when the SSD is unplugged, otherwise this icon shows up after the Lenovo-screen:
I havent found much on the internet about a HDP (hard disk password), this is the only site I found the image at all: http://www.ja.axxs.net/read_this_first!.htm The only solution suggested there is to replace the entire SSD. As with the X1C1 it requires an adapter to plugin a new drive, which is shipped from Asia in 1-2 months. Also, such adapter only works for a new mSata/m.2 SSD to be plugged into the notebook, not to plugin the locked SSD into another board.
I already setup a Unetbootin USB drive and read about hdparm, however this requires a hot-pluggable SSD. It seems thet this notebook doesnt support this (no option for this, AHCI is enabled) as when plugging the SSD in a running Unetbnootin-USB-Ubuntu system, it isnt recognized (
fdisk -l only shows the usb stick).
Also changed the bootorder to boot from the USB first, but with the SSD in, the icon shows up again.
Is there a way to format the SSD?
I found this blogpost where with an password you could unlock the ssd within another pc.
I also checked some default master-passwords for the ssd (sandisk sd5sg2-256g-1052e) 'sandisk123', 'ssd123' and 'test' without any luck.