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Bios password i bought a toshiba a65 s1762 lap off of ebay and it wont boot due to bios password how can i remove

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  • 2bearsmtn Oct 17, 2008

    Thanks, however can't get pass the password screen to boot compuiter and perform a bios update. Looks Like I will have take it to a Toshiba dealer and spend more money, I won;t buy a other Toshiba product due to this, you should be able to enter a administrator password from Toshiba even if you still need to prove you own the computer, rather than spend 60.00 or more at toshiba, a gimmic in my opinion.

  • 2bearsmtn Oct 31, 2008

    I took toshiba to a authorized dealer and in about 5 minutes they were able to unlock bios password, it was a jumper issue supposedly for 60.00 bucks PROBLEN SOLVED

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If you can not get in the touch with the person who owned it previously and set the password, problably the only solution is to do a BIOS update.
Go to:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlViewDL.jsp?soid=1004857&moid=713851&rpn=PSA60U&BV_SessionID=@@@@0874164868.1224211563@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccciadefhdhmidjcgfkceghdgngdgmn.0&ct=DL&all_docs=false

and download ACPI BIOS v1.90.

Follow their instructions minutely.
When it asks to replace the current file, say yes.

WARNING: messing with the BIOS requires EXTREME caution.
1 - Make sure power will NOT fail. AC powered all the time
2 - Do NOT interrupt the procedure, else, bye bye laptop

If this procedure does not work, you will have to go to a Toshiba costumer service.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

  • velut_umbra Oct 17, 2008

    Well, you could also remove the battery, open the thingy and unplug the CMOS/Clock battery. ( I should have thought of this before - I am an idiot).

    And don't blame Toshiba. This just proves that at least there will be a load of problems for those who steal a secured laptop. Blame the idiot who sold it to you.

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