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Follow these steps to remove / disable the BIOS (CMOS) Password on the Satellite A210 / A215 (PSAFGx ) models:
1. Turn the computer OFF, if it's on.
2. Remove the memory module cover, on the bottom of the computer.
3. Check the configuration of memory modules in the two sockets. It's necessary to have a memory module present in the outermost socket only.
I had the same problem and could not find the pictures either. I still figured it out, so here are more detailed instructions. Please use a combination of the previous instructions and mine. This worked for my computer, but I can't guarantee success everytime since I have only done it once. Just do the best you can.
-Pull off the memory cover on the back of your computer.
-Now, take out any memory cards that are present.
-Look at the circuit board under where the memory was. You should see a rectangular black plastic sticker.
-Pull the sticker up.
-Look VERY closely at the circuit board under where the sticker was. You should find two soldering points close together that are labled with "B500."
-Now put one memory card in the slot that is furthest from the circuit board. DO NOT put a memory card into the inner-most slot at this time.
-Carefully hold a very small straight screwdriver over these two points and turn the power on to your computer.
-The Toshiba boot up screen will appear.
-Continue holding the screwdriver over the two points until the Toshiba screen goes away.
-When the screen goes away, pull away the screwdriver.
-Turn the computer off.
-Put the black plastic sticker back in place on the circuit board.
-Put all memory cards back in the memory slots.
-Put the memory cover back on the laptop case.
-Turn the computer on.
At this point I was asked to start windows normally or start using repair wizard. Normally did not work. So start windows using the repair option. It took about 10 minuts for windows to finally open normally.
100% success in my case! Please be careful when doing this repair because I do not know what damage could be done if you do it wrong. But, after 2 months of not using my laptop, it is finally back in operating condition!
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
Toshiba A210/A215 series will not power up on and off icon does lit up?
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Hei thank you a lot works grate for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sattelite a215 bios reset found
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
This did not work for me. Is there any other solution to this problem?
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
I have an A215-S5839 and the following program worked great for me. Cleared bios password which I had forgotten.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
I've tried everything step by step but cant figure out why its not working for me. any suggestions?
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
The solution didn t work for me
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
The described solution worked for me too, thankyou so much!
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
Is this method working with a TOSHIBA A210-17z ? Please help me :(
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Es maravilloso, pude recuperar mi laptop toshiba satellite m205-s4806, modelo psmcc3u, a la derecha de la memoria mas cercana al board, encontraras el B500, al reves, mantienes los dos puntos con un puente, mientras enciendes la pc, un poco acrobatico, pero funciona.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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