Question about Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504 Notebook
I wanted to reset the motherboard for the Toshiba Satellite L25-S121 laptop. I went to Toshiba's website & downloaded the manual but there's no diagram within the manual of where the cmos battery is located exactly.
By any chance would anyone know where it's located or have a website link that has a diagram of it for this Toshiba model?
I've been working on a Satellite 1415-S115, and found the CMOS battery. You will have to open up the 'clam shell' and remove all of the B25 and F6 screws from the bottom, as well as the B16 and B6 screws under the keyboard. To remove the keyboard, I had to pry up the trim piece that holds the power button and remove three screws. Be careful of the wireless wire leads, as you'll be tempted rip them out!
The CMOS battery will be under the right side of the hand rest, next to the mouse. It has two leads and the battery is in a blue 'bag'.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
On the Toshiba Satellite L25 S1217 Laptop, the battery is indeed to the left of the wifi card. I was having a problem with a bios password and had spent a considerable amount of time looking. However Instead of taking the whole laptop apart, I removed the wireless card and used a precision flathead to maneuver the connector out of it's socket. after a few seconds I booted the laptop, with the battery still disconnected , and no password prompt! using the same screw driver, I was able to get the connector back into it's socket, and put the wireless card back in. it runs fine now. the trick is to only pull the connector out only enough so that it's not making the connection, if you pull it too far you will have a tougher time guiding it back into the socket. I hope this helps a lot of people with the same problem.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
I had problems with a Toshiba notebook equium L series, L40, PSL49E, belonging to my nephew, who created a bios password then forgot what it was. After much hunting around I found the cmos battery under the lcd screen close to the usb socket.
I shorted out the battery with a screwdriver then switched the laptop on, problem solved.
Posted on May 02, 2009
Yes on the L25 Toshiba the battery in under the bottom you must take all screws out and the keyboard has a screw holding it once your have remove the screws disconnect the ribbons and the screen and remove all screws that hold the plate down and you have four screws that hold the motherboard in and the wire to the wifi card remove them and you will see the battery it plug in .hope this will help
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
While I'm not familiar with this model, this got my curiosity up and I spent quite a while researching this on the web. I did find that this question is being asked over and over but haven't seen any answers, yet. Toshiba is obviously very closed mouthed about this issue. They will be glad to take a couple of hundred dollars from you to fix this issue.
Haven't been able to even confirm whether or not this model even has a cmos battery. With some of the newer systems, the "battery" is actually in the cmos chip, itself. It's not on the motherboard, but you know that already. Cmos batteries can be "hidden" behind memory chips, under keyboards, behind labels or tape, inside of main battery compartments,under hard drives or cd drives.
The best that I can offer is that you look at all of the cables that are on the motherboard. Follow any that have only 2 conductors and see where they go.
If you do happen to find the location of it, I'd sure appreciate it if you could get that information back to me.
Thanks for the challenge and best of luck!
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
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