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Bios & Supervisor Password

Hi,
I was wondering if you can help please.

As soon as I switch my laptop on it asks for a, I assume, supervisor password & won't boot without it. I also cannot get into the bios due to a password.

I have tried:
1) removing all power ie adapter, main battery & the button cell next to the bios chip for at least 12 hrs.

2) removing Wlan card & shorting "PAD 2" cannot find C738 as someone else suggested.

3) Removed RAM to short the pin on the white square but cannot fing the white square.

If you have any suggestions they will be greatly appreciated.

ATB
Kevin (email: kevinpang@hotmail.co.uk)

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I had the same problem with my M45 S-331. This is a flaw in the mother board. Toshiba fix mine for free.

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