Question about Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook
When i turn on device i need a password (even to get to setup menu ) when i type in pass, it is no good. the device turns off after 3 tries. Earlier, the device wouldn't recognize user pass either.
I have a toshiba satellite p105-S6024, and have encountered this same problem. I read posts like those posted earlier and gave up completely. with the laptop in pieces for months, i finally had an epiphany that bios passwords are easily circumvented by removing the CMOS battery for a short period of time. I have done this successfully in a pc, but never a laptop. but i gave it a try anyway. IT WORKED! I am using it now! all you have to do is find it. if you need help with this e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can even send you pics of it and how to do it. Toshiba wanted me to send them $300!? Hell no. never.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
This is issue has resolution as it has been published on Toshiba's Official Support Website. It seems you need to go to an Authorized Toshiba Center. They have a special tool to re-flash your BIOS and it will resolve the issue. I am adding the original text and link for the solution below
New BIOS fixes incorrect power-on password prompt Document ID: 98082329 Posted Date: 08/21/07 Last Updated: 08/21/07 Category: ACPI, BIOS, Password Distribution: Public Applicable Models: Satellite P100-ST7111, P100-ST7211, P100-ST9212, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9732, P100-ST1072, P100-ST9762, P100-ST9772, P100-ST9752, P100-ST9742, P100-ST9712, P100-ST9012, P105-S921, P105-S9312, P105-S6074, P105-S6034, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S9722, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S9339, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6158, P105-S6148, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6024, P105-S6054, P105-S6014, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P105-S6002, P105-S931 << hide Use of any software made available for download from this system constitutes your acceptance of the Export Control Terms and the terms in the Toshiba end-user license agreement both of which you can view before downloading any such software.
The computer models listed above may display a "Password =" prompt when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set. If this happens, there is no password that will satisfy the password request. If the computer is turned off and back on again, it is very likely that the same password prompt will appear. The computer will be unusable until this problem is fixed.
If the problem has not happened yet, you can prevent it from happening in the future by upgrading the BIOS to the newest version.
The occurrence of this problem on any particular computer is unpredictable -- it may never happen, but it could happen any time that the computer is turned on. If this problem does occur, it will be necessary to send the computer to a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider, who will fix the problem at no charge to you.
If this problem has not yet occurred on your computer, then click the following link to download and install BIOS version 4.00. This BIOS displays a power-on password prompt only when a power-on password has actually been set via the BIOS Setup program.
You may also browse for a newer version of the computer's BIOS at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
For more help, see Support Bulletin 98081213 Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.
If the problem has already occurred on your computer, then please make arrangements with a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider to have this problem fixed at no charge. To locate a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP), please visit Toshiba's Global ASP Locator at http://pcrepair.toshiba.com.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
If you don't know the preboot password there isn't much that can be done, especially on a notebook. It's put there as a security measure in case you lose the notebook. The easiest way is to replace the motherboard $$$. Otherwise there is an EEPROM chip on the board that needs to be replaced but that isn't easy and I've never done it.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Toshiba P105 S6104
When powering on you system hold on the keys SHIFT+F+J untill the system bios posting come, this should actually reset you bios setting. This works for desktop award bios. this should work for you also. Else note down your bios information it should be award, ami, phoenix, etc. you can have a look at their website for resetting the bios settings, Once you reset your bios then it is the factory bios setting,(usually not password protected).
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
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