Question about Toshiba Satellite A215-S4697 Notebook PC
I am not sure that the removal of the CMOS battery would erase the passord on boot. Better take it to a Toshiba Certified Service Center.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have an Toshiba A215
Do not attempt to short out the jumpers on your own. As simple as it is, you can also kill the board. Also, the RTC battery will not effect the BIOS password. Take it in to the nearest Toshiba ASP center and they will reset the BIOS password as well as update it to the latest BIOS revision to avoid it from happening again UNDER WARRANTY. You do not have to pay for this repair.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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
SOURCE: Hi My problem with my
If you contact www.toshiba.com and assuming that is where you downloaded the firmware from, the tech guys will answer your question. If you got the bios firmware upgrade from elswhere, talk to the supplier for a password.
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
Easist way to disable he password is to, restart the Pc, as it is starting up hit F8 key repetitively until you get into the boot menu. Once in the boot menu, look for Start in Safe mode, Once you start the Pc is safe mode You should get to the log on screen, It should show 1 new user, Know as Admin- The password- If there is one will be, admin or admin doesn't work try signing in with out any password.Once logged in go to your control panel and the into User Acct and disable the Password! Hope this helps!
Best Wishes and Good Luck!
Posted on May 05, 2011
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You'll find everything you need here. Down load to a cd and boot the laptop from it.
You may have to look for the BIOS password reset program, but it is worth the price. Oh, wait, it's free.
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