Question about Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 Notebook
I was just given a laptop by my dad who got it from a friend that has a 10 year old son who reset the password in BIOS cant get it to the OS so I have no idea what that is or anything further than that... In fact I bought if from my dad for $50 because the the owner was going to throw it away.
BIOS passwords on Toshiba notebooks have to be reset by an authorized service technician who has the CD available to run the utility. Their notebooks don't contain a battery reset to erase the password. It was done as a safety feature to prevent theft from happening and it is a very good one.
If you take it into Best Buy or a computer dealer to get it done, you might have to prove that you are the new owner of the computer before it can happen.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
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Satellite M45(PSM40x) series: How to remove a BIOS password
Satellite M40-S417TD, M45-S331, M45-S3311, M45-S351, M45-S3511, M45-S2652, M45-S3553, M45-S2653, M45-S3552, M45-S2651, M45-S265
Follow these steps to remove the BIOS password on the Satellite M45 series notebooks. Start the procedure with the computer powered off. A flat-bladed screwdriver works well to short the solder pads.
1. Turn the computer OFF, if it's on.
2. Remove the wireless network card cover on the bottom of the computer.
3. Check the configuration.
5. While continuing to short-circuit the solder pads, turn the computer on, and continue shorting the pads until the Toshiba Logo Screen disappears.
6. If you removed a network card, turn the computer OFF, and then re-insert it.
7. Re-attach the wireless slot cover.
8. Restart the computer to verify that the password prompt no longer appears. If it does still appear, then repeat this procedure, starting with step 1.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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