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bignezzy74 09-10-2011 12:24 AM

bios password reset
 
I have a Toshiba Satellite a205 series . I don't remember ever putting a bios password on it, I think my son might have. I have checked for a Battery to take out but can't find one, is there another way to reset any info would be great.

del schisler 09-10-2011 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by bignezzy74 (Post 725016)
I have a Toshiba Satellite a205 series . I don't remember ever putting a bio password on it, I think my son might have. I have checked for a Battery to take out but can't find one, is there another way to reset any info would be great.

go here and see if anything you can use http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26...kdoor-password

diyorpay 09-10-2011 08:26 PM

There has to be a battery. Quarter sized or so. Keep checking little compartments on bottom of computer. May have to remove hard drive or main battery to see it. Leave out for a while when you find it.

picflight 09-11-2011 11:29 AM

Have you tried calling the Toshiba service center?

tribe_fan 09-11-2011 11:48 AM

I'm not sure if this will work for you...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic102975.html

You may have to take it in:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...ssword&x=6&y=9

Oh-Fudge 10-20-2011 02:33 PM

I have read, but haven't tried it myself, that you can simply replace the BIOS chip (EPROM). This is not easy as it requires soldering skills. It is perfectly legitimate to do this because someone may purchase a used laptop, such as from PropertyRoom.com or something, and have a BIOS password unknown.

But, I really like tribe fan's answer better if it works for you.

sonohuey 10-22-2011 07:13 PM

Do what DIYORPAY recommended. Remove the battery that is the size of a quarter. Speed up the process by pressing and holding the power button to drain all of the power from the board.

Wait some time and replace the battery. See this link: Scroll all the way down to the bottom.

Good luck.

Indecisi0n 10-29-2011 10:44 AM

Removing the battery will do the trick.

Oh-Fudge 11-01-2011 12:45 PM

"Remember that laptops can be trickier, especially if it's a newer model. If it has a security chip on the motherboard forget about it. You either have to physically remove the chip or contact the mfg for the "master" password. If you can boot up off of a cd or floppy try any of these methods"....wikihow.com


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