BIOS start up password

Toshiba satellite / A135-S7404
December 27, 2008 at 20:38:33
Specs: Vista Basic, celeron m 512 mb ram
i recently bought a laptop for $100. The reason? When you boot it up, it asks for the BIOS password. the previos owner does not know it and neither do i.

I have tried making a bootable BIOS update disk, but it will not boot from the CD ROM

I have read that this is an issue with the Toshiba Satellites, and that they will fix it for free and that they are the only ones who can fix it.

I have seen something about shorting out circuts, but of course that is an absolute last resort.

I am in a way afraid to call support, as people have put into my head that it sounds as if the system was stolen.

Any help?

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#1
December 28, 2008 at 17:57:35

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#2
December 29, 2008 at 05:51:08
thanks for the site, however, it didn't work. PHOOEY!

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#3
December 29, 2008 at 07:09:20
Maybe if you remove the CMOS battery, it will reset.

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#4
December 29, 2008 at 07:35:01
there isn't a CMOS battery in the satellite series.

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#5
December 29, 2008 at 13:28:36
Try this..
http://www.fixya.com/support/t17938...
I know the last digits of the model are different but hopefully the board wont be too much different!

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#6
December 30, 2008 at 05:51:21
I have seen that site. That unit is really different, the pictures I have found for that model to short the JOPEN1 circut is totally different. I will try the battery thing - see if there is one soldered to the MB...but I won't mess too much with it unless I am totally sure.

I have found a repair center that will fix it for just the cost of shipping, but if I don't have to wait that long, it would be better.

Thanks

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#7
January 1, 2009 at 13:47:45
I am certain there is a battery in these laptops, usually they are in a holder in which case carefully lever it out, otherwise they are plugged to the board on a two pin connector. Finding this battery can be difficult and might mean the main board has to be removed from the machine, depending where they put it! When and if you find it, disconnect it and leave disconnected for about 2 mins, then reconnect. If you have never pulled a laptop to bits before or if you feel uncomfortable doing so, I would let the repair company do it for you. If you break any plastics, they can be quite expensive to replace!

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