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BIOS password

April 2, 2009 at 21:46:26
Specs: Windows XP

Help, I need a Toshiba BIOS Password, I have tried Phoenix, Toshiba, and CMOS and it doesn't work. : (

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#1
April 3, 2009 at 00:51:42

(This refers to a Toshiba satellite laptop, not sure which brand)
A few months back I set the computer to only pass bios if i
used the figure print scanner to some point on my wrist and
couldn't fix it. I attempted the Toshiba backdoor bios. I
attempted following about 6000 different ways to bypass the
bios passwords.
With desktop computers the simple way to bypass the
password is removing the CMOS battery found on the inside
of your case, Making the CMOS memory 'forget' the
password. But this was a laptop. I couldn't find this "battery"
inside of it.
On some Toshiba systems holding down the <LEFT-SHIFT>
key whilst booting it up. But my laptop was one of the many
that this didn't work on. There is a certain dongle that
attaches to the parallel port of the computer but this didn't
work with mine either.
Eventually i gave in and contacted the Toshiba Support phone
number i found in the back of the manual.
They removed the password free of charge. I'm not sure
weather they were meant to charge or not. I never asked.

Of cource you could try using some reported backdoor BIOS
passwords (Like the ones found faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml">Here.
Chances of one of them working is very slim. I recommend just contacting Toshiba like i did.

Hope this helps.
If you want help from somebody else i recommend giving more
information about your computer. eg. "its a laptop" (if so) "its
a satelite M61000"or whatever model it is.


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#2
April 3, 2009 at 12:13:38

Did you contact Toshiba?

EEOC


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#3
April 4, 2009 at 14:12:20

The battery should be under the keys, should be easy to get to if you pop the keyboard, after pulling the battery, it should clear the password.

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#4
April 4, 2009 at 17:21:13

Removing the battery will not clear a BIOS password on a Laptop. Contact Toshiba if you are the legal owner of the Laptop.

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