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Windows 7: Toshiba A105 mystery bios password fix...anyone

02 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 32bit
Toshiba A105 mystery bios password fix...anyone

attempting to fix my friends laptop that he stuck in the closet 2 years ago...

called Toshiba-for a fee i can send it to them.

cmos battery soldiered to board, if i reset that will it work?

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02 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Your friend has no clue as to what it could be? Maybe he just used the same password as he used for logon.
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02 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Removing the cmos battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS password. They use different chips to store that data than what you find in a desktop PC. You won't find a reset jumper either. It's done on purpose so that the password can't be easily bypassed if the laptop is lost or stolen. There are backdoor or master passwords that the manufacturer knows. You have to prove ownership before they will help you bypass it. If you Google the right term you might get lucky and find a way in. I can't say much more without violating forum rules.
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04 Jul 2012   #4

windows 7 32bit
thanks 4 the help

the bios did get reset, and does have "pins" on the board to do so. Even with proof of ownership and Toshiba knowing the bios issue and having a fix, when the warranty is up-it cost money. i shorted the pins and got it done-but doing that also can blow out the USB ports, due to the fact that the battery has to be in the laptop and you have to power it up. so, tell all ur friends to keep any and all things updated on their computers.
now updating the bios to the fix shall be a good time (no USB ports) this laptop will be relegated to web surfing only, but that's what he wanted.

thanks to all again, have a wonderful Independence Day!
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