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I need to know where the cmos or bios reset jumper are on a Toshiba Satellite A210. Maybe a picture of the board would be great. I'm trying to reset the bios password.

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Hi,
Try removing the battery inside for the bios, and the jumper for clearing the CMOS. or try flashing the bios. I am sorry, because its very dificult to get the inside pictures of the laptop. Otherwise Download the latest bios and install it in your laptop. Hopefully it should work. Thank you

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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    Hi,
    Again the same expert here.
    Please clock on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser.

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    Go through that and do it properly. Thank you


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Bios password


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1. using software 2. using hardware.

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!BIOS - is a PC BIOS toolkit offering password removal/decrypt and BIOS settings modification/backup/restore.
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CmosPwd - Cmos password recovery tools
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html

You will need to create a bootable Dos, or Linux or NT cd in order to run them.

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What are you trying to do? Replace the CMOS battery, or reset a BIOS password?

This is what the CMOS battery looks like,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CMOS-RTC-Battery-Toshiba-Satellite-A210-A215-Series-/270970735656?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D15%26pmod%3D160437620636%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8748715535548215160


Now view this pictorial disassembly guide,

Page 1 - http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

Page 3 - http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-3.htm

Go to the photo in Step 17, and click on it to enlarge.
See the CMOS battery in the middle/left?

Round silvery looking object. Go straight down from the red arrow to the far left.

That is how to access the CMOS battery.
(Yes I know it states Satellite A200/A205. Same for the A215)

Now BIOS password reset?
Do not know where the two copper pads are to briefly short out. Suspect under the Ram Memory modules, (And under a small sheet of Mylar plastic), or under the Wireless Modem. (And under a small sheet of Mylar plastic)

The links on this solution I gave may help,

http://www.fixya.com/support/t6645137-toshiba_l500_clear_cmos

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You can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherboard .Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherboard named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
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(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
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Let me know if you need more assistance.
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