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Where is a shorty jumper in Portage 4010

I do not remember the bios password, so i need to know where the shorty jumper is for Toshiba Portage 4010. I do not have the motherboard diagram

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Hi smtega. There's not a jumper. Try this. Unplug the power adapter. and (assuming you know how to open the laptop) - just remove the BIOS battery inside (something like a battery for a watch, sometimes it has a sleeve or a little casing. Wait a minute or so, and then try again. If that doenst work just wait longer and then try it. I hope this helps and please dont forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our fast-free support today. Thank you :D

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