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Locked out of toshiba satellite p205d-s7438

Hi i just got a used computer and I am locked out. just as it boots up it prompts me for a password. need help.

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  • mike Aug 08, 2008

    Toshiba Satellite P25-S507 Bios screen and boot screen ask for a password I never set. Toshiba Tech support in India says I need to purchase a recovery cd from them for $40 to reset password and wipe all my data off.Will not work with a new HD. What a crock of B.S. ..A straight up pisser. I took the laptop apart and was looking for J01 pin to short out. could not find it. Could I remove bios chip for a reset? Let me know..though it would make a nice anchor for my fishing boat.

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1. Check to make sure it is not stolen.
2. ask the seller for the password or your money back.
3. Check with toshiba find out if orig owner registered it.
4. Use a windows CD, wipe it and re-install windows.

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I need to know if the mother board from the p205d-s7436 is compadable for the s7438 model


Satellite P205d-s7436 motherboard,

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Laptop,Part,K000056150.aspx

Satellite P205d-s7438 motherboard,

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Laptop,Part,K000056150.aspx

Same part number used for both laptop models.

Satellite P205d-s7436 specifications,

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p205d-s7436/4505-3121_7-33428376.html

Satellite P205d-s7438 specifications,

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p205d-s7438/4505-3121_7-32658635.html

Just by comparison of the specs the data suggests only a Processor change, Ram Memory amount, and Harddrive size.

Uses a Socket S1 processor socket on both model's motherboards,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_mobile_microprocessors#.22Tyler.22_.2865_nm.29

Both models use an AMD 690V graphics chipset, (ATI Mobility Radeon X1200)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_690_chipset_series

The answer is Yes.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 15, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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Toshiba satellitep205d-s7438 won't boot up


You need to be more specific and tell what happens when you plug in the power cord and press the power button. There are a number of reason why a computer will not boot, but if you tell what's going on someone can help you.

Computers don't boot for basically the following reasons, 1) the power supply is bad. That means when you plug it in you don't see any lights, and when you press the power button nothing happens, you hear no fans, no beeps, no blinking lights, no hard drive spinning, no cd drive clicking and nothing appears on the lcd screen.

2) A motherboard issue, usually when this happens you will either see blinking lights or hear beeps. Those blinking lights and beeps are codes that tell the technician what is really going on.

3) Static Buildup - try removing the battery and the power cord then Press and Hold the Power Button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds put the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and Press the Power Button. If it boots up you had static buildup and can replace the battery, count your blessings and Thank The Lord cuz a dishonest repairman would have told you he had to replace the motherboard for $300

Mar 20, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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I have a toshiba satellite p205d-s7438 and the screen cuts off while in use


I would boot the computer up and press F2 and check the power settings in the BIOS. It sounds like it is going to sleep on you. If that doesn't work, check your power settings in the control panel.

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Need to replace cpu battery for my P205D-S7438y


Straight from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Battery-Toshiba-Satellite-P205D-S7438/dp/B003O77162
If it's still under warranty though you can call up Toshiba and get it replaced at no charge.

Jan 02, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite Automatic shutdown on startup


Try F8 upon start-up and use safe mode to boot then try a doing a system restore, it may have installed an update automatically that conflicts somehow

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My toshiba p205d s7438 bootmgr is compressed


1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
2.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
3.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
4.Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
5.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
6.At the command prompt, Type
compact /U C:\bootmgr
compact /U C:\ntldr

Dec 13, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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My toshiba p205d s7438 cpu is 101 it is overheated but i got a fan


Did you get a laptop cooling pad or fan I would go with the pad chances are that if laptop is getting hot and the fan works you have more problems than the fan but I would try the cooling pad first but would be making sure I have some sort of backup that I was sure worked.

Nov 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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I need a manual for toshiba satellite p205D


visit www.toshiba.com/support
you can view/download a manual from there.

Jun 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 Notebook

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BIOS PASSWORD ON TOSHIBA P205D


u have to open the back covr of ur laptop then take out the CMOS battery(type of big button cell) for abt 5 secs and insert it back and then restart ur system.
if u do this correctly the password willbe reset.

let me know if this helps

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