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The BIOS may be removed by removing the battery, or removal and replacement of jumpers, you would need to open the netbook, including removal of the screen. Not a task to be taken lightly. 0871 495 8944* Check the status of your Toshiba service case below.
There is also the possibility that after a few reboots the netbook may be rendered useless. Because of the security impact, Toshiba, among other manufacturers have changed the way the password is stored. Unfortuantely, this will mean sending it back to Toshiba to have them perform the password reset, contact details below:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the password is stored in the BIOS and not on an EEPROM chip then you can remove the BIOS battery and wait for 1/2+ hour before inserting the battery back in. If you don't want to wait then short out the battery contacts on the motherboard. The BIOS settings will now be set to the factory default.
Alternately some laptops allow you to select an alternate boot up device by pressing the F12 key as you power up.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
SOURCE: Bios Password
From what I remember a bios password is easy to remove in some Toshiba laptop models. You just remove the battery. Pull the RAM out (make sure you are grounded when doing this--at a minimum don't walk around or shuffle your feet while touching the RAM) Under the RAM there should be a piece of mylar tape. (shiny brown or black) That should expose 2 or 3 solder welds where no component is located. Take a paperclip and make contact with the welds for at least 10 seconds. This should short out where the bios is stored.
For the HDD issue this might work:
Try F8 before the system POST(s) to get to ADMIN account in safe mode. Then go to control panel and user accounts and remove the password. This only works depending upon your OS. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Just reset it, to do it just open the memory compartment and look for the bios battery number 2025 or 2016 and take it out the battery for 1 minute just to be sure it will reset. Just feel free to ask. Hope it may helps.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
for removing the password,
you have to open the memory cover and remove the two RAM s,
after that remove a black or whit plastic film depending on your model, you will loacte for B500 marqued ( XXX ) or J1 you have at least short
the two point with a flat screwdriver and put the upper memory and power on the laptop will holding the screew driver till you see the toshiba screen, if it doen't work just try again. it works 100%
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
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