Cannot reset bios password

Toshiba / L35-s2316
May 1, 2009 at 16:31:14
Specs: Vista, 512
I cannot access bios password or reset it. I cannot boot to safe mode, USB device, CD or setup utitlity. Is there some way that someone knows how to maybe reset NVRAM or CMOS ot whatever

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#1
May 1, 2009 at 16:35:48
Well usually with motherboards there is a jumper on the motherboard that you can set to reset/override the password, I would look for that or in the manual for that. Also you could take the cmos battery(the tiny watch like battery on the board) for 10 to 20 seconds.

Hope that helps.

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#2
May 1, 2009 at 17:30:12
I don't have the manual and Toshiba doesn't have the info on their site for this MB. I understand from previous posts on this matter, that this has a soldered battery in it. Factory removal only. The previous post said to remove memory then {pylar) can't find that and jump jopen1 for 30 seconds. I cannot find a jopen1 or whatever that is that is underneath the memory chip. Any ideas?

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#3
May 1, 2009 at 20:00:21
Be sure you get the detailed instructions.

Email the company's tech support. Ask for manual for that model.

If you power it up with the jumper in the wrong position you may damage the system.

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#4
May 2, 2009 at 15:14:50
BIOS password resets on Toshiba laptops are a service center only removal for many models. They will not inform end users in how to clear them.. I spent 4 years servicing them and ran into this problem frequently.

Richard


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#5
May 2, 2009 at 16:48:18
Thanks, Richard for responding. I took the laptop apart and reset the NVRAM CMOS per instructions from someone else and it worked fine. As I had stated earlier Toshiba was no help, they said it was a Factory Service item, (as I had already stated before when I asked the question). Also researching this problem, I found out it is a flaw with the Satellite series. That is why I was looking for someone that knew what they were talking about. Now that I have it fixed, Toshiba has a software Fix for it at their site. RESEARCH and Experience is priceless. Thanks

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#6
May 4, 2009 at 12:59:27
Was it the old pull the battery trick?

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