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I CANNOT GET MY TOSHIBA SATELLITE NOTEBOOK TO BOOT UP. IT HAS A HITACHI HARD DRIVE MODEL NUMBER HTS541616J9S-S1
Yes the BIOS has a hardsrive lock/unlock feature but thats wherethe password needs to be reset. No TOSHIBA did not tell me what the BIOS password was Client had to pay $ 25 to get it removed now they want $ 100 to remove the hard drive lock.
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
Yes it still does ask for a password. The hard drive is locked and cannot be accessed even with a boot ce or locking out the hard drive in the boot sequence in the BIOS setup
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
This Toshiba notebook has both a BIOS and hard drive lock on it. The client has already paid $ 25 to the Toshiba depot to have the BIOS lock removed now they want $ 100 to remove the hard drive lock. The hard drive lock cannot be removed by trying to bypass it using a boot cd or disabling the hard drive boot option in the BIOS. Any help will be appreciated since my client has now had the notebook for 2 weeks and cannot use it. Thanks
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Aseries laptops are very good normally but don't boot up if there
is a device in the USB slot or a CD/DVD in the drive.
If it still refuses to POST, remove the AC Adapter, remove the battery and remove the hard drive.
Power the unit up without the hard drive and it should complete POST and complain that there is no hard drive. If that doesn't work remove AC adapter, ensure battery is disconnected and remove hard drive and RAM. Try again. If it still doesn't work, you have a mother board fault and it needs a service centre. www.Toshiba.com will help you out.
If it does work at one of the options, when you have closed the laptop down, replace the RAM first and test, then the Hard Drive.
Hope this fixes your problem.
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