Question about Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet
If it is an older Toshiba, lift the RAM out and with the jumpers shorted with a metallic object power the laptop up momentarily. Power off and replace the RAM.
Posted on Feb 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
BIOS passwords can be reset in two ways:
1. using software 2. using hardware.
I would first try resetting using software, here are two software apps to reset or retrieve BIOS passwords.
!BIOS - is a PC BIOS toolkit offering password removal/decrypt and BIOS settings modification/backup/restore...
You can download it here:
CmosPwd - Cmos password recovery tools
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If it is a Password holding you up
at POST and the Laptop will neither go into BIOS nor Boot at the POST Screen,
then the only way around this is to either enter the correct password of to
dismantle it and disconnect and reconnect the CMOS battery inside, reassemble
the laptop and then try again (see images below for a typical CMOS Battery Access and a typical CMOS Battery).
In some laptops there is an extra level of security for BIOS Passwords. The BIOS password is stored on a subsidiary chip rather than the main BIOS Chip and disconnecting and reconnecting the battery will not work.
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EXAMPLE OF DISMANTLED
CMOS BATTERY EXPOSED
EXAMPLE OF DISMANTLED
CMOS BATTERY EXPOSED
EXAMPLE OF CMOS BATTERY AND CMOS
BATTERY MOTHERBOARD CONNECTORS
Sep 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Reset the CMOS
· The CMOS is, in basic terms, the part of the motherboard that stores the BIOS settings. To remove the BIOS password from your Toshiba laptop, your best option is to forcibly clear the CMOS. Use a Backdoor Password · If resetting the CMOS doesn't work, then your next bet is to try using a backdoor password. A backdoor password is basically a password that manufacturers include with the BIOS so that technicians can access the computers that people send in for repair. An example of a Toshiba backdoor password is, unsurprisingly, "Toshiba." When the BIOS prompts you to enter a password, entering "Toshiba" may allow you to access your PC and clear the old BIOS password. Another option is to hold the left "Shift" key down while booting.
To clear the CMOS, you must remove the battery from your laptop and leave it out for at least 30 minutes to an hour. The way to remove the battery from your Toshiba will largely depend on the model. A common way to remove the battery--particularly with newer models--is to release the battery lock on the bottom of the laptop, while sliding the accompanying tab over to the side. This will pop the battery out from its tray so that you can then pull it out all of the way out.
Before you remove the battery, turn off the laptop and remove the AC adapter. Otherwise, you could end up harming yourself or the laptop components. You must also ground yourself to prevent damaging the laptop with static electricity.
After about a half an hour or more, return the battery back to its tray and lock it into place. Power on the laptop. The computer, ideally, should no longer ask you for a BIOS password.
It's important to keep in mind that resetting the CMOS means that all of your BIOS settings will be reset to factory default. Also, sometimes you may need to leave out the battery for much longer than an hour to reset the password
Use a Backdoor Password
· If resetting the CMOS doesn't work, then your next bet is to try using a backdoor password. A backdoor password is basically a password that manufacturers include with the BIOS so that technicians can access the computers that people send in for repair. An example of a Toshiba backdoor password is, unsurprisingly, "Toshiba." When the BIOS prompts you to enter a password, entering "Toshiba" may allow you to access your PC and clear the old BIOS password. Another option is to hold the left "Shift" key down while booting.
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