Laptop Start Up Password Turn Off

Toshiba 486 T4500
August 17, 2007 at 18:07:42
Specs: Dos 6.22/Windows 3.11, Unknown

Hey Guys.
Just got my hands on a Toshiba T4500. It runs fine, but has a start up password that id like to get rid of if possible. I belive it to be a BIOS/CMOS password from what ive read on the net so far, but i'm unaware as to how it can be taken off as there is no "press delete" or something similar on start up to enter setup. Any help on this would be appreciated.

cheers guys


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August 17, 2007 at 19:58:38

The only thing you can try is disassemble the unit and remove the CMOS Battery for a period of time (couple of minutes) and reassemble it and see if it resets the password to nothing. You are out of luck if it doesnt. Toshiba's had a thing called a toshiba key. Google it to find out how to make one and it will plug into the parallel port in the back and reset the unit. Good Luck.

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August 18, 2007 at 10:54:03

I believe that KEY to be nothing more than shorting a couple of pins together on the parallel port at a certain time during boot I think, let me go check some notes and get back to you, don't tear into it just yet....

Keep the old stuff running

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August 18, 2007 at 11:14:40

I think this link will help you the most, one thing I miss took was that you have to SHORT more than just a couple of pins, after reading the link let us know how things turned out.

The pin numbers are on this link just scroll down a bit.....HTH

Keep the old stuff running

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December 23, 2009 at 17:35:37

To get into BIOS in that thing, start it and immediately hold down the ESC key. You should get a message telling you to press F1; press F1 to enter BIOS.

You should be able to change/ clear the password then assuming you know the current password.


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