Toshiba Satellite BIOS password

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  1. ctbook

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    My GF inherited a Toshiba Satellite MN: PSAA8U-0ER02K. I started it up last night and was futzing with settings as it was all superbig text used previously by her elderly aunt (RIP Aunt Ester). I got to the XP screen where her profile could be selected and thank goodness it was not password protected. When I went to reboot after changing some display and sound settings, I pressed F2 for boot options and thats when it locked down and now will not pass that password entry screen. It is a Phoenix BIOS and when you start up it goes to a Toshiba splash, with Phoenix at the bottom then goes to a blue dialog box for password entry. I have tried everything I know of. It will power down after 3 incorrect entries.


    Thanks for your thoughts.


    Charles

    *****edit----anyone know how to use Keydisk?



     
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  3. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Toshibas are tough. One possible way is to download the latest BIOS from T's website and then flash the BIOS on that Satellite. You may end up having to send it in to Toshiba.
    You can try all of these as well . . .

    Toshiba
     
  4. VinDSL

    VinDSL Diamond Member

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    Looks like your GF has an A105-S4054.

    This is a known bug on some Toshiba lappies - and one of the reasons I updated my A215 BIOS 4 times in the last few months!

    Not sure if this is what happened to you, but...

    BTW, I've heard that this only happens when you boot up on battery power.

    Maybe you can confirm this... ;)
     
  5. ctbook

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    battery power, huh?

    Come to think of it, I have only tried to boot on battery so far...

    will try the AC when I get home...

    Vin - you got yours resolved with BIOS updates?

    How very exciting that Aunt Ester's ghost may not have fuxored the lapster!

     
  6. bruceolds

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    Once I had a similar problem with a client, also a toshiba although cant remember the model. Can't be sure if all models have it, but in two different toshiba models I've seen a BIOS reset "jumper". Its not actually a jumper as in mATX mainboards but is two soldering points in the board than need to be shorted with a metallic instrument.

    Check this site it might help.

    http://www.laptop-repair.info/...iba_bios_password.html
     
  7. ngaiseng

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    Greetings to all,

    I have a Satellite M200 with Password and browsed all over to find a way to remove the lock. Can anyone help?

    TIA
     
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    Pull the battery and look for a trap door in the spot that the battery was in. Some models have a trap door that has access to the CMOS battery. If you can get to it, unplug it and let it sit for a bit, put the cmos battery back in and then the system battery and try. I've had to walk people through this when they were in China and put a BIOS password on their laptop because they thought the Chinese government was going to steal our company secrets from our laptops.
     
  9. cals4200

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    Easy fix here, Pull Memory cover off of machine. Take the memory out and then pull clear mylar back gently till you see J1 on bottom of motherboard. Just short this jumper with paper clip for a few seconds. Next put machine back together and turn machine on, It will then let you into bios to set time and date. Set these and save changes and exit.

    Your Done !!
     
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    I found this website to be helpful:

    http://www.laptop-repair.info/toshiba_bios_password.html

    For the Toshiba Satellite
    L35-S2194
    L35 s2194

    Model No. Model #
    PSL33U-027005
    PSL33U 027005

    I was able to use the following, Note that my model was not listed. Maybe these instrutions were posted prior to the release of L35 series.

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    Satellite L10, L20, L30 & Satellite Pro L20

    With notebook turned off;
    • Open Wi-Fi Cover
    • Locate & Short Out JP1 for 15 Seconds(Satellite L10)
    • Satellite L20/Pro L20 short out G1
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  11. ethmcc93

    ethmcc93 Junior Member

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    If you are trying to enter the BIOS take note of the code e.g 19635 and take that code to http://www.bios-pw.org and enter the code there and it will give you the BIOS backdoor passwords or you could use the cmos_clr1 e.g. the toshiba satellite m100 cmos_clr1 is located under the ram chip just short that for about fifteen seconds to reset the bios completely no passwords or anything.
     
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    can you send me picture where is that? I am having problem looking for that to reset my bios password. please reply thanks.
     
  13. JeffMD

    JeffMD Golden Member

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    Cmos passwords in my experience have been stored in a part of memory that is non volatile so that it can keep protecting the laptop and bios even after resets and bios flashing. -_-
     
  14. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    This thread is being locked. If you want a specific answer from a specific person, use a PM. A 7.5 year old necro thread thread containing borderline data to support theft is not the way.
     
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