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Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 BIOS password needs help!

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.

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  • tmkrehbiel Sep 23, 2008

    cash is an issue. there has got to be a way besides taking it to some kid at best buy who i have taught more to than what he learned in best buy... (small town)

  • rwasiniak Feb 17, 2009

    I have removed the wireless card but do not see solder pads BC378. I DO see solder pads named C738. Is there another place to look? This is a Satellite M45-S2653.


  • ivan pritchett Apr 16, 2012

    by removing the internal battery will remove the bios password.



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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.

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    Tim Babcock Sep 23, 2008

    Like I say its a security issue.  You have to be a Toshiba dealer just to have the CDs legally to unlock them.

    I feel the same way about the BB after working there part time a few years ago but my daughter works for them as well.

    If you go to Toshiba support they can tell you all about it.  They might have some suggestions as well.

    Good luck on that.

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    Tim Babcock Sep 30, 2008

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Satellite M45(PSM40x) series: How to remove a BIOS password

Applicable Models:

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.

  • If there is a wireless network card in the socket then you will need to remove the card before you proceed.
4. Short the BC378 solder pads on the system board. A flat-blade screwdriver works well to short them.
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.

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