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Satellite A215-S7416 Bios Password

Need to clear the bios because a small child set it and cannot boot

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  • Steve Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with ACER A215-S5824. However, removing CMOS battery is unsuccessful. The reason is the password is most likely written to an EPROM password chip. Can anyone tell me how to clear it? I have had success with Dell laptops but can not find anything for ACER's.



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First of all i'll need to know what type of laptop it is,because different laptop has differents ways of reseting the BIOS. You can open the laptop and just take out the battery for a couple seconds and put it in back ( make sure that the power os unplugged before opening.) If the laptop has no battery then you will have to download or get a manual for the laptop hence then its going to tell you to touch 2 jumpers in order to reset the BIOS.

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My Toshiba satellite a215-s7416 is asking for a password upon startup, i dont know what the password is. The screen looks like this: (http://www.r-obi.de/paperclip/locked3.png). How can I guess or remove...


Remove the ram cover, with laptop switched off
Remove the 2 ram modules and insert one in the slot that is furthest away from the motherboard
Just underneath the ram is a thin plastic sheet, gently peel back to reveal two solder contacts
they should say B500, TOUCH THESE WITH A FLAT BLADED SCREWDRIVER while powering on the laptop, the bios password should go.
Replace ram and sheet, replace ram cover reboot.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S744 Laptop and recently, when i wanted to power up the laptop for use, just popped up the BIOS password out of nowhere! I haven't set up any password for my bios! what...


Manufacturers sometime put BIOS passwords to protect system changes that may affect your notebook. To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your notebook the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper and I wouldn't recommend doing it especially if it's under warranty.

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Updated my BIOS on my Toshiba Satellite a215-s4747 Laptop, now has a BIOS password I can't work around to boot the OS.


You'll need to Reset your BIOS password. To do this, go to another PC, and visit youtube to find a guide, or ring toshiba support and have them talk you through it.

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remove battery.....wait for 3 minutes....put it back and turn on...the bios wii get reset.....

if it still didnt got reset, then you need to remove cmos battery in the board by removing the back cover....

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Toshiba satellite a215-s7437 bios pw


For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.
Then it not want password.

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Toshiba satilite a215 s7422 bios password how to cleare


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.

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Toshiba satellite A215-S7416 clearing a bios password


Contact Toshiba service they have a special hidden program (rootkit?) they can activate on your PC.

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Satellite A215-S7422 Lost BIOS Password S#y7066387q need to no location of CMOS reset no time for louisville


Hi there, and welcome to FixYa.
Two ways to solve your BIOS problem:
One:
Removing the battery inside for the bios and find the jumper for clearing the CMOS.

Two:
Download your flash BIOS from here:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1852724&rpn=PSAFGU&modelFilter=A215-S7422&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=1852724%7CPSAFGU
As you don’t have a diskette on your model, you might be able to install it on a memory key, and boot from that, depending on your previous BIOS setup???

/Teis

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BIOS PASSWORD


There is a trick to resetting the BIOS password , but it requires you to open the laptop and get to the motherboard. Now I don't know your level of expertise in that field , but laptops can be very trick to pull apart and put back together...so if you are not comfortable doing it , please take it to a professional as I don't want to see you damage your laptop!

Back to resetting the password......you need to access the motherboard of the laptop....on the motherboard is a small circular battery (it is flat and silver)..... that needs to be disconnected from the motherboard to reset all the BIOS information...depending on the model of the laptop , you may be able to completely remove the battery from the clip it is in , or you may need to disconnect the wire running from the batter to motherboard. Below I have put some example pictures to make it clear.

Removing That Battery:
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Disconnecting The Cable:
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After disconnecting it/removing it place it back in/reconnect it , put the laptop back together and boot up....the password will be reset! Below is a picture just in case you have trouble finding the battery



If this post helped you please leave a rating, it is well appreciated, thanks!

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Satellite A215-S7416 Bios Password


There is a jumper that will clear the BIOS password on most of the newer Toshiba laptops such as this model. Here is a link to an article showing where the jumpers are located on various models of Toshiba laptops.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/clearing-bios-power-on-passwords-on-toshiba-laptops/

I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.

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