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Toshiba Bios Password Deletion

Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100

With notebook turned off;

  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi card
  • Locate & Short Out JP8 for 5 Seconds
  • Remove short and turn on
  • NO BOOT
  • Press & Hold Power button to turn off
  • Turn on again & password is cleared
Satellite L10, L20, L30 & Satellite Pro L20

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Locate & Short Out JP1 for 15 Seconds
  • (Satellite L10)
  • Satellite L20/Pro L20 short out G1
Satellite M100 & Tecra A6

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Memory Cover
  • Remove Memory
  • Remove Black plastic insulation
  • Locate & Short CMOS CLR1 for 15 Seconds
NOTE:
All the following models use the same password removal process.

Satellite: 17xx Series, 1000, 1110,1130, 1200, 1900, 2430, 3000 P20,P30, P33, A30, A70, A80, M40X, M50,M60, M70, M100

Tecra A3/S2, A5, A6
  • The jumper is always located under or near the memory modules
  • Depending on the model the jumper could be labelled J1, J2, J5, J7, J9 or CMOS CLR1 (M100 & A6)
Satellite A100 & Tecra A7
  1. Remove Strip cover
  2. Remove 2 x K/B screws
  3. Move K/B Unit up but don’t disconnect
  4. Release & Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi Card
  5. Locate & short C88 Pin 1 & 2 together
  6. Power on Machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
  7. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
  8. If machine boots, Password has been removed
  9. Satellite A100 (PSAA2A-02C01N)
    1. Remove Memory Cover from base of machine
    2. Release & remove right side Memory Module
    3. Lift black plastic insulation
    4. Locate & short PAD500 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA A4 & Satellite M40
    1. Open modem & Wi-Fi card cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C738 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA S1
    1. Open palm rest cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C5071 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TE 2300
    1. Remove 2 x B12 screws from bottom of system
    2. Remove strip cover
    3. Remove keyboard screws 1 x B2.5 & 1 x SF4
    4. Remove 1 x 4mm screw & Wi-Fi cover
    5. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card if fitted
    6. Locate & short points as shown in picture below
    7. Power on machine while still shorting points
    8. Short for 5 seconds
    9. Nothing will appear on the screen
    10. Turn system off holding down power button
    11. Password is now removed




    Satellite A60
    1. Open Wi-Fi slot cover
    2. Lift up black plastic
    3. Locate & short C561 Pin 1 & 2 together
    4. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    5. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short

    6. If machine boots, password has been removed
    If you need your Toshiba bios password removed and your model is not listed above then chances are it's a procedure that can only be done at an authorised repair centre.

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my bios is not laoding but we have no password


You'll need to take to the nearest authorized Toshiba repair facility;
three copies of your proof of purchase receipt, drivers license, passport, living will, credit card, and three red Gummy Bears.
Then the rep will obtain a Master password, and remove it.

OH, I'M JUST KIDDING!!

BIOS passwords are usually set by someone who doesn't want the computer accessed. Mostly by teenagers who think their info is Top Secret, lol!

"1) Open modem and Wi-Fi Cover"

From me; Wireless Module under Wi-Fi Cover looks similar to this,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-L15-L20-L25-M40-Wireless-G-WIFI-Card-/110524124060?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item19bbc04b9c

2) "Remove Mini PCI Wi-Fi Card."

From me;
Basic example shown above in link. Note the two terminals, where the Wireless Antenna wires connect to. They MUST go back to the SAME terminals. Suggest make a mark on one terminal, and one wireless antenna lead connector. (Round 'eye' terminal)

3) "Lift up the black plastic."

From me: The black Mylar small sheet of plastic. Only lift so far, and the attaching glue will keep it in place, when you let go of it.
This way the Mylar plastic small sheet can be reused.

4) "Locate and short C738 Pin 1 and 2 together."

From me;
C738 is a Capacitor. VERY small in size. Should have C738 marked near it. It is under the black Mylar plastic sheet.

There are two contact pins, or may be small rectangular, or square pads. There are Two.
1 and 2.
Take a metallic tool that just goes across from pin 1 to pin 2, and touch it to them.
(Flat tipped Jewelers screwdriver? That's what I use)

5) "Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 and pin 2"

From me; Keep the tool touching the two contact pads, or pins, and turn the laptop on.

6) "As soon as the Toshiba logo appears, remove short"

From me;
As soon as you see the Toshiba logo come up on the LCD screen, remove the tool from the contact pads, or pins.

7) "If machine boots, password has been removed."

http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html

Scroll page down.
-> Tecra A4 and Satellite M40

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 06, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite M40-S417TD Notebook

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Toshiba Sattelite L20 BIOS PASSWORD


To clear the BIOS password, with notebook turned off:
  • remove battery
  • open Wi-Fi cover
  • short G1 to ground for 15 seconds

Mar 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

what year was toshiba satellite 2410-S203 pc notebook first launched?was it equiped by WIFI?


My sources indicate 2003.

It has > Optional
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/pr/html/Satellite%201410%20and%202410%20Press%20Release%20%289-24-02%29.html

The Wireless Antenna On-Off switch is on the Right side. The Wireless Antenna LED is to the left of the On-Off switch. It glows when the wireless antenna is in use.

It has to have an > optional
Turn the laptop over, Front facing you.
The Battery Compartment is on the Front Right corner.
The Wi-Fi Compartment Cover is on the Back Left corner.

Remove the single screw in the right middle of the cover. (Philips head)
See if a Wi-Fi PCI Mini Card is installed.

No?
You'll have to obtain a Wi-Fi PCI Mini Card for your Toshiba.

From a quick search just now, (Not advertising for this website),

http://www.impactcomputers.com/p000339520.html

(Remember to remove ALL power to the laptop Before installing. AC adapter {Charger} and Battery.
Also remember to observe Anti-Static Precautions before handling the Wi-Fi card, and when installing)

Here is the Toshiba Satellite 2410-S203 Notebook PC User Manual, also,

http://www.fixya.com/support/p265858-toshiba_satellite_2410_s203_pc_notebook/manual-14885

Nov 16, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite 2410-S203 Notebook

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How do I clear the CMOS password on my Satellite


Hi,

To remove the bios (cmos) password, With notebook turned off;

Open Wi-Fi Cover that's located under the laptop and remove the WiFi card, locate & Short Out pin JP1 for 15 Seconds, or short out pin G1 for 15 seconds.

Sometimes you have to short the pins out while turning the laptop on.


The power on (bios) password will now be cleared so you will need to enter the bios to input the date and time.



Regards.

Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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