Remove Lo Jack from BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by anarchist9027, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. anarchist9027

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    #3 nexus76, Aug 12, 2013
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    The problem is that when it calls home, I get a white screen saying to return the laptop to the college. Once it does it once, it happens every time as soon as you log in to windows. It is not stolen, it was paid for in the college tuition but they refuse to deactivate it. If you Google "everest college lojack" you'll see a lot about this happening.
     
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    #6 Mutagen, Aug 13, 2013
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    Thanks for the clarification. All I have to say is THOSE BA**ARDS!
     
  7. LatinMcG

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    its true i ran into one from there. .. in tampa fl
     
  8. anarchist9027

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    Its BS they do this. I wish I knew how to edit BIOS' because thats just not my cup of tea
     
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    I'll have to give it a run if it acts up. I installed Windows 8 on it after I posted this thread and so far so promising(Its been over 48 hours), it hasn't locked up at all :yeahyeah:

    I did replace the hard drive when I installed but from what I have read it gets called upon from the BIOS like a rootkit and installs the agent to lock the computer down.
    Maybe Windows 8 has something to do with it not locking up :confused:

    I have also read that Linux is the "other" alternative because the Lojack phoning agent is incompatible with Linux (seeing that it is only for Mac OS and Windows).
     
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    #14 Mutagen, Aug 13, 2013
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    The laptop is provided as a tool to enhance academic success, of which the student’s tuition does not include or

    cover any laptop associated expenses.

    To receive a laptop the student must agree to the terms in the Student Laptop Agreement and complete an Address

    Verification form. These forms are presented to the student through the Applicant Portal when they enroll with the

    university.

    In general, new and re-entry students are eligible to receive a laptop.

    If a student stops attending the university, the laptop loaned to them must be returned to the university within 14

    days of the students last day of attendance. This is done at the university’s expense.

    Support for the university owned laptops is provided by the university’s Support Services Department located in

    Tempe, Arizona.

    Laptops that are not returned, or are lost or stolen, are made inoperable using the LoJack system. Fees may apply

    (see next item).

    If the university owned laptop is damaged, lost, or stolen, or not returned to the university in a state similar to that in

    which it was received, the student may be responsible for paying a deductible fee.

    When the student completes all graduation requirements and has no outstanding financial obligations to the

    university, ownership of the laptop is transferred to the student.

    I copied the above from an Everest PDF file. The last sentence says it all - if one has graduated and is all paid up, they should receive the laptop free and clear.
     
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    But if you bought this computer out with your Student loans or scholarships, its yours end of story. Loaning it is one thing but if you paid for it, its yours especially if you used parts of your student loans to purchase it. The loaning institutions pay for it and in return you pay them back with ridiculous amounts of interest.
     
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    Well, I hate to use really dirty words, but perhaps you need to get a lawyer involved? (UGH!)
     
  15. anarchist9027

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    Hell no, like I said in the very first post, I can always buy a new BIOS chip (probably 99% less of the cost of a lawyer) when I get the spare cash and solder it on but i'm looking for a less expensive way, like a BIOS mod.
     
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    Welp, LOJack struck again.... I F@#king hate this LoJack garbage....