Question about Toshiba Satellite A215-S5815 Notebook
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You'll need a special tool that only Toshiba has. I believe you can get yours cleared for FREE if you tell them that all of a sudden out of nowhere you have a bios password. Stick to that story because they've already admitted to the problem with many of their laptops. You'll have to find an authorized Toshiba repair center to take care of it for you. Otherwise I believe they charge around $100 to clear it.
Don't bother to try the cmos battery trick, it doesn't work on your model. The password is stored on an onboard chip.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
If it is a bios password your computer may be known for this issue. You could try calling Toshiba support @ 1-800-457-7777
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
The fault could be the adapter plug (a broken wire at the plug) that connects into the laptop or a faulty power socket on the laptop. In most cases it is the power socket on the laptop, it could be just a dry solder joint in the circuit board where the power socket is soldered on the motherboard or the power socket is faulty and therefore needs to be replaced.
Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
There are 3 pages of downloads, have you downloaded and installed all relevant drivers?
I have looked about and a few people have had similar problems, but usually on laptops that came with vista and have been downgraded to XP.
The 3rd driver down on the second page is your vga driver
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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