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bios password removal for toshiba a105-s4084

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al0ne23
hi i let my gf used my laptop and somehow she managed to change the bios password i set up on the device the password which i used is not acceptable can someone plz help me how to bypass the bios password for toshiba a105-s4084. for futher not i took it too circuit city and they are charging me too much to solve this issue plz some one help.

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turbo26294

reset toshiba bios password by removing battery? think again!!
i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    1 Ask your GF for the new password and then alter it to what you need or

    2 Pay the money as the password didn't change by itself, there had to be human intervention involved to make this happen and as there are No Default Passwords you just have to either try every possible combination of Words, Alpha Numeric Strings or use some other method to delete the password none of which can be done in 20 seconds they all take at least several hours and as a result you pay for the Techs Time.

    Col
    Edited to add If you think that the recovery is too expensive you can always buy a new NB and ditch the old one. But the next time that you allow someone else to have use of it the same thing is going to happen again. So don't loan out anything that is important to you.

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    computerclinic

    Is everyone as helpful as HAL-9000? Those seeking information should be discouraged from using TechRepublic.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    OH those nasty techs are charging way too much to allow me to recover my data so I should take it somewhere else and they will pay me to do the work for me?

    Grow up I just stated the facts if you are unable to handle them and somehow see them as some form of attack on you that's your problem not mine.

    You where the one who loaned a valuable piece of equipment and You are the one complaining that it's costing Too Much to Repair. I'm not the person who handed it out or the person complaining about my own stupidity or the persdon charging you for a solution.

    If you loan a car and it's smashed do you complain about the costs of repars or the fact that it's writen off by the insurance company who then refuses to pay for the damage because you didn't have a registered driver driving it when the collision occurred?

    I contributed absolutely nothing to your current predicment but supplied the answer to how you could solve it. As you are unhappy with the correct unbiased answer it is you have have Issues not me as it is you who are reading something that was never intended into my reply. But as you obviously expect Highly Paid Professionals to work for nothing or maybe better still pay you for bringing them your mistakes what better can you expect. I take it that the Lawyer handeling your breakup is paying you for the ptrivilage as well right?

    Col

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    Tig2

    We who routinely answer questions here will not answer questions regarding a front line security point- such as the BIOS password.

    HAL's answer, while terse, was accurate. You should not allow others to have a level of control on your system that could potentially lock you out of it and the financial impact of this will serve as a reminder.

    What we are actively trying to guard against is those unscrupulous who would steal a computer and be defeated by the BIOS password. Those lousy b(^&%&*%(^ exist and would try any means, fair or foul to get to information on the computer.

    HAL had good points. He was also trying to let the individual know to not allow his computer into the hands of another. We can help this person to know how to protect themselves better in the future and would love to give this person that kind of information. But the initial question? My response is always to contact your manufacturer for reset information.

    HAL is one of the good guys. Those seeking information about how their computer works should come here. HAL has personally received nearly 600 positive feedbacks for the high quality of the information he provides. Those who want password hacks should call their manufacturers. We don't give those here.

    I hope this helps in your understanding. We are always willing to give you what knowledge we have.

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    nprcomputers

    I agree with you .... That guy is as bad as tssayah@ guy!!
    Bad help is worse than no help LOL

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    OldER Mycroft

    Why are you commending the imbecile FOUR months after he typed it?

    You tosser!

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    tsayyah

    Unfortunately, Toshiba laptops have been somehow setting up their own BIOS passwords in many Satellite models. Factory/Bios glitch of some sort. What's even making things worse is the coincidence of this issue along with a Thumbprint password being incorrectly set and that in itself locking the harddrive (i've seen in many occasions)... Either way, Toshiba is aware of this issue and is servicing the affected laptops free of charge.

    For laptops out of warranty with BIOS password related lockouts, We offer complete and safe Password removal on ANY type of Toshiba laptop - Tecra, Portege, Satellite etc..
    We're an Authorized Toshiba repair center and have all the tools necessary to repair any bios related problems (Hoping you won't send us anything related to the Parallel loopback since it's a very easy repair which you can do yourself for less than $10). For anything else related, we could definitely take care of.

    Please Email me/us for any related issues. We're listed under Toshiba's Authorized Centers as Computer Guy LLC located in Bridgeport, Connecticut along with our contact information.

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    nprcomputers

    gO baCK to youR homE SAtan!

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    tthompson1949

    You sound like a Geeksquad idiot.
    And a REAL JERK.

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    OH Smeg

    To a year old question expecting something to happen.

    The reality however is that this is a Professional Forum and also a Public Forum where anyone can read what is posted so the likelihood of answering Password Cracking questions is None Existent. But just for you try reading and understanding this.

    TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

    The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

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    Of course if you want to answer questions like that that more likely than not refer to Stolen Computer Equipment you are welcome to but don't expect to think that others will accept your decision and will not take steps to prevent you continuing.

    OH and BTW WTF is a Geek Squad? Sounds like some idiot domestic thing staffed by crackers to me but then again as I don't have anything to do with General Domestic Equipment I wouldn't know.

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    The Scummy One

    does not mean someone else is a jerk. Look around, is everyone on your 'jerk' list? Would that not make you the piece of **** problem here? Go the f**k away before your mama starts worrying that you may come back home!

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    jmperez_uplb96

    I am not sure if the specs of the laptop but check your system manual how to replace the BIOS/Motherboard battery (you can check the toshiba download/support website for the manual) . When you have the instruction, open the laptop and disable the motherboard/BIOS battery for about 3-5 minutes.
    Put it back and access the BIOS menu when you start the system. It will not prompt for the password, set the new BIOS password.

    Hope this helps

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    toughguy000

    I'm glad someone on these forums actually knows what they are doing. As for HAL 9000 I'm glad that I will never have to get technical support from you.

    Removing the BIOS battery should have been the first word out of anyones mouth on this problem, It is so common within the workplace.

    Techs should not care how or what happened to the computer, we know how to solve it, and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    If It didn't involve pulling the NB apart. Do you feel comfortable removing the keyboard and digging down to get the the BIOS Battery?

    Because that's exactly what you are going to have to do with this particular machine. You will also have to remove the plastic cover between the top of the keyboard and the screen which is easy to break expensive to replace and even easier to ruin if you don't use the right screwdriver.

    When you pull the Keyboard you have to disconnect the ribbon cable and place the keyboard in a safe position so that you do not damage the unit and then you have to apply the strictest Anti Static Control measures to prevent damage to the NB. As I said above this isn't something that takes 5 seconds and it does take a lot of time by an experienced professional much longer and far more expensive when someone who doesn't know that they are doing attempts it and that's if they manage not to break anything along the way and can manage to plug the Keyboard back in without destroying the cable and requiring a replacement keyboard which are not cheap.

    But I'll help you out here and tell you to make sure that both the mains adaptor is disconnected and that you have pulled the NB's battery because if you drop a screw into the unit while there is power there you'll destroy the M'Board and that is very expensive and not covered by any form of Warranty. Actually if you do this you will void any warranty that is left on the machine. If you are really concerned look up this Web Page on the Toshiba Web Site it took me all of 35 seconds to find it and ask the Support techs what's involved in removing the BIOS Battery and who they recommend to do it and what damage it is possible to do if you chose to do it yourself

    http://tinyurl.com/2surr2

    At least these guys are paid to be polite and answer questions by people who seem to think that they deserve something for nothing but when you come to a public forum expecting people to drop everything to help you because you've messed up and then complain that they tell you the truth You've Screwed Up Completely.

    Still think that it's an easy fix?

    Here is part of an article which you really not only need to read but understand.

    On Not Reacting Like A Loser
    Odds are you'll screw up a few times on it community forums ? in ways detailed in this article, or similar. And you'll be told exactly how you screwed up, possibly with colourful asides. In public.
    When this happens, the worst thing you can do is whine about the experience, claim to have been verbally assaulted, demand apologies, scream, hold your breath, threaten lawsuits, complain to people's employers, leave the toilet seat up, etc. Instead, here's what you do:
    Get over it. It's normal. In fact, it's healthy and appropriate.
    Community standards do not maintain themselves: They're maintained by people actively applying them, visibly, in public. Don't whine that all criticism should have been conveyed via private e-mail: That's not how it works. Nor is it useful to insist you've been personally insulted when someone comments that one of your claims was wrong, or that his views differ. Those are loser attitudes.
    There have been it forums where, out of some misguided sense of hyper-courtesy, participants are banned from posting any fault-finding with another's posts, and told ?Don't say anything if you're unwilling to help the user.? The resulting departure of clueful participants to elsewhere causes them to descend into meaningless babble and become useless as technical forums.
    Exaggeratedly ?friendly? (in that fashion) or useful: Pick one.
    Remember: When that tech tells you that you've screwed up, and (no matter how gruffly) tells you not to do it again, he's acting out of concern for (1) you and (2) his community. It would be much easier for him to ignore you and filter you out of his life. If you can't manage to be grateful, at least have a little dignity, don't whine, and don't expect to be treated like a fragile doll just because you're a newcomer with a theatrically hypersensitive soul and delusions of entitlement.
    Sometimes people will attack you personally, flame without an apparent reason, etc., even if you don't screw up (or have only screwed up in their imagination). In this case, complaining is the way to really screw up.
    These flamers are either lamers who don't have a clue but believe themselves to be experts, or would-be psychologists testing whether you'll screw up. The other readers either ignore them, or find ways to deal with them on their own. The flamers' behavior creates problems for themselves, which don't have to concern you.
    Don't let yourself be drawn into a flamewar, either. Most flames are best ignored ? after you've checked whether they are really flames, not pointers to the ways in which you have screwed up, and not cleverly ciphered answers to your real question (this happens as well).

    Col

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    nprcomputers

    HAL AND TSAYAH ARE BOTH VULTURES....ignore their advice...ANYBODY CAN READ ...ANYBODY CAN LEARN....ANYBODY WITH HALF A DAMN BRAIN CAN FIX THEIR OWN COMPUTER OR LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES IN DOING SO...I read one of the past posts by this guy....short the mb????? LOL....oh okay....we're too dumb to disconnect power/batteries first....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again....go back home SATAN! LOL

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    OldER Mycroft

    TOSSER!

    The best way to prevent it happening again in the future - is to NOT give the answer!

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    Gr3yWo1f

    the bios battery is glued in from both sides...pretty hard to get out if at all possible without damaging anything, also there is no jumper to disable or reset bios. Pretty much useless + the bios password will probably be stored in ROM

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    tsayyah

    That solution might have worked back in the early 90's on the new laptops back then or maybe on some motherboards (pc boards that is). Laptop manufacturers are definitely not making it easy for anyone to clear BIOS passwords so unfortunately, this will not work (and there's no way to disable a BIOS battery without disconnecting from the MB).

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    casino

    Toshiba has a known problem with this model of laptop. It has been known to set its bios password by itself. It is a simple fix, but should be done by a proffesional. There is no charge for this repair at a toshiba repair center.
    If you want, this is what needs to be done. Remove the piece of plastic above the keyboard. Unscrew the 2 screws in the keyboard and lift the keyboard up( No reason to disconnect it ) Unscrew and remove the modem card in the center. There is 2 solder points c88 on the system board. You need to short those 2 points out while you press the power button on. This will reset the bios password. This should take someone about 5 minutes to do.

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    rob

    I am trying to reset the BIOS password on a
    A105-S101. This unit was not equipped with a modem, so I am having difficulty in visualizing exactly where it would have been.

    I have completely taken the unit apart, and am unable to locate C88. I find C85-C87, just not a marked C88.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    thecomputerdoc

    That was easy, took like three minutes to do.

    For those that are stuck.. C88 is set of solder pads under the wireless card. Just remove the two antenna cables, than the two screws on the left end, then lift up slightly and pull it out. Then you will see C88 clearly labeled right next to the jack that the wireless card plugs into.

    I read through this entire discussion.. You can tell from the guys who get paid to fix stuff, and the guys that just like to help. The ones that want to get paid post replies like "take it in to get fixed" "don't complain how much it costs" and those who don't tell you exactly what to do.

    Took me about three minutes to pull the power cord, pull the battery, pull off the cover above the keyboard, and remove the keyboard and wireless card, then i plugged it back in, jumpered the solder pads, powered it up and saw it was booting, unplugged it, reassembled, and away we go.

    As a hint to those needing to do this, the keyboard replacement instructions are online but here is a rundown. Remove the two screws on the hinges, back end, of the laptop. Then flip the screen all the way back so the u shaped pieces can clear the screen and just slowly work your way around that piece with a plastic tool or a small screwdrive to pop it off. Then just remove the two screws holding the keyboard and flip that forward and remove the ribbon cable, thats easy just lift up on the black locking tab on each end to release the cable. To reconnect that cable make sure the locking tab is up, insert cable, and press it back down to relock.

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    nextel_shop

    Hey thanks for the info on the toshiba a105 but unfortunately it docent applye to my model(Toshiba Satellite A105 S1712 ) some one said to remove the keyboard and locate pad c88 under the wifi card my model has the wifi card on the bottom of the board is the pad to reset the bios the same for this model, please help. no flammers please.

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    roger

    Once you get rid of that pesky password problem, update your BIOS to prevent the problem from happening again. If you don't update it, you WILL have the problem again later on.

    Here is the link to the BIOS update:

    http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do;jsessionid=35E1ECCA7DCDAF2C1AEB7E63DE594E7A?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=18637892xml&sliceId=&dialogID=22802458&stateId=0%200%2029358952

    *** EDIT ***
    Okay, WILL may be too strong a word. But until you update the BIOS, there is a strong possibility the problem may occur again.

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    kiptrick

    Thanks for this, easy fix. appreciate it.

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    dongodave

    casino@... your are the man it worked perfectly! no problems. he know his stuff MAN!!

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    Jeremy

    This is confirmed to work on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4274. Great job!! Thank-you!!

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    joelmkennen

    a105-s2231
    I don't undertsnad cuss there the blastic above the keyboard cant be moved and uber the modem there is no c88 and the c8 is just 1 think im lost and i don't no what to do can someone help me or specifie what to do with the

    a105-s2231

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    ThumbsUp2

    .... a thread which is (1) OVER one year old and (2) clearly states that you should take it to the Toshiba Repair Center if you don't know what you're doing.

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    illusive

    Also works on Toshiba A105-S4284 models, took 5 min max super easy fix!

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    azach

    I have a similar problem with Toshiba Satelite 4030 CDS. I need to downgrade to windows 95 and cannot have the laptop boot from the CD because I forgot the bios password.
    Is someone aware of a similar way to reset the bios for this model of Toshiba?
    (Is there anything like the "c88" in this model?)
    Thanks

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    cmiller5400

    The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

    This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.

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    abdul_quddos2004

    where is the BIOS battery located on a Toshiba Laptop A105? can u please send me a picture of its location?

    please send ur replies to abdul_quddos2004@yahoo.com

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    joelmkennen

    i took a satellite a105-s2231 apart and didn't find the bios battery. So, anyone knows where is it please send me a msg or some pictures or something cuss.... i'm lost

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    ThumbsUp2

    ... You won't find anyone here willing to help with what MIGHT be an attempt to circumvent security protocols put into place by the rightful owner. In addition, we do not send anything to anybody. Read the posts in this thread.

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    turbo26294

    reset toshiba bios password by removing battery? think again!!
    i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

    Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
    Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112

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    david.wallis

    ask your girlfriend what it is and then login and change it back

    i very much doubt however that your girlfriend has changed the bios password..

    doesnt add up to me so cant help :)

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    al0ne23

    I got it fixed thanks for everyone help

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    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    v.noda.jonatan

    i want to know if something can tell me the location on the laptop board where i should make a short to reset/clear the bios. my toshiba is a l305d-s5934. the read some post and somebody wrote about a c88 thru c85-87 contacts. My question will be if these ones are the same or if te contacs are located somewhere else.

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    seanferd

    GTFO.

    We, the members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery/removal of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover/remove a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we, the members of TechRepublic, will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

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    turbo26294

    i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

    Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
    Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    1 Ask your GF for the new password and then alter it to what you need or

    2 Pay the money as the password didn't change by itself, there had to be human intervention involved to make this happen and as there are No Default Passwords you just have to either try every possible combination of Words, Alpha Numeric Strings or use some other method to delete the password none of which can be done in 20 seconds they all take at least several hours and as a result you pay for the Techs Time.

    Col
    Edited to add If you think that the recovery is too expensive you can always buy a new NB and ditch the old one. But the next time that you allow someone else to have use of it the same thing is going to happen again. So don't loan out anything that is important to you.

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    computerclinic

    Is everyone as helpful as HAL-9000? Those seeking information should be discouraged from using TechRepublic.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    OH those nasty techs are charging way too much to allow me to recover my data so I should take it somewhere else and they will pay me to do the work for me?

    Grow up I just stated the facts if you are unable to handle them and somehow see them as some form of attack on you that's your problem not mine.

    You where the one who loaned a valuable piece of equipment and You are the one complaining that it's costing Too Much to Repair. I'm not the person who handed it out or the person complaining about my own stupidity or the persdon charging you for a solution.

    If you loan a car and it's smashed do you complain about the costs of repars or the fact that it's writen off by the insurance company who then refuses to pay for the damage because you didn't have a registered driver driving it when the collision occurred?

    I contributed absolutely nothing to your current predicment but supplied the answer to how you could solve it. As you are unhappy with the correct unbiased answer it is you have have Issues not me as it is you who are reading something that was never intended into my reply. But as you obviously expect Highly Paid Professionals to work for nothing or maybe better still pay you for bringing them your mistakes what better can you expect. I take it that the Lawyer handeling your breakup is paying you for the ptrivilage as well right?

    Col

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    Tig2

    We who routinely answer questions here will not answer questions regarding a front line security point- such as the BIOS password.

    HAL's answer, while terse, was accurate. You should not allow others to have a level of control on your system that could potentially lock you out of it and the financial impact of this will serve as a reminder.

    What we are actively trying to guard against is those unscrupulous who would steal a computer and be defeated by the BIOS password. Those lousy b(^&%&*%(^ exist and would try any means, fair or foul to get to information on the computer.

    HAL had good points. He was also trying to let the individual know to not allow his computer into the hands of another. We can help this person to know how to protect themselves better in the future and would love to give this person that kind of information. But the initial question? My response is always to contact your manufacturer for reset information.

    HAL is one of the good guys. Those seeking information about how their computer works should come here. HAL has personally received nearly 600 positive feedbacks for the high quality of the information he provides. Those who want password hacks should call their manufacturers. We don't give those here.

    I hope this helps in your understanding. We are always willing to give you what knowledge we have.

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    nprcomputers

    I agree with you .... That guy is as bad as tssayah@ guy!!
    Bad help is worse than no help LOL

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    OldER Mycroft

    Why are you commending the imbecile FOUR months after he typed it?

    You tosser!

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    tsayyah

    Unfortunately, Toshiba laptops have been somehow setting up their own BIOS passwords in many Satellite models. Factory/Bios glitch of some sort. What's even making things worse is the coincidence of this issue along with a Thumbprint password being incorrectly set and that in itself locking the harddrive (i've seen in many occasions)... Either way, Toshiba is aware of this issue and is servicing the affected laptops free of charge.

    For laptops out of warranty with BIOS password related lockouts, We offer complete and safe Password removal on ANY type of Toshiba laptop - Tecra, Portege, Satellite etc..
    We're an Authorized Toshiba repair center and have all the tools necessary to repair any bios related problems (Hoping you won't send us anything related to the Parallel loopback since it's a very easy repair which you can do yourself for less than $10). For anything else related, we could definitely take care of.

    Please Email me/us for any related issues. We're listed under Toshiba's Authorized Centers as Computer Guy LLC located in Bridgeport, Connecticut along with our contact information.

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    nprcomputers

    gO baCK to youR homE SAtan!

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    tthompson1949

    You sound like a Geeksquad idiot.
    And a REAL JERK.

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    OH Smeg

    To a year old question expecting something to happen.

    The reality however is that this is a Professional Forum and also a Public Forum where anyone can read what is posted so the likelihood of answering Password Cracking questions is None Existent. But just for you try reading and understanding this.

    TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

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    Of course if you want to answer questions like that that more likely than not refer to Stolen Computer Equipment you are welcome to but don't expect to think that others will accept your decision and will not take steps to prevent you continuing.

    OH and BTW WTF is a Geek Squad? Sounds like some idiot domestic thing staffed by crackers to me but then again as I don't have anything to do with General Domestic Equipment I wouldn't know.

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    The Scummy One

    does not mean someone else is a jerk. Look around, is everyone on your 'jerk' list? Would that not make you the piece of **** problem here? Go the f**k away before your mama starts worrying that you may come back home!

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    jmperez_uplb96

    I am not sure if the specs of the laptop but check your system manual how to replace the BIOS/Motherboard battery (you can check the toshiba download/support website for the manual) . When you have the instruction, open the laptop and disable the motherboard/BIOS battery for about 3-5 minutes.
    Put it back and access the BIOS menu when you start the system. It will not prompt for the password, set the new BIOS password.

    Hope this helps

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    toughguy000

    I'm glad someone on these forums actually knows what they are doing. As for HAL 9000 I'm glad that I will never have to get technical support from you.

    Removing the BIOS battery should have been the first word out of anyones mouth on this problem, It is so common within the workplace.

    Techs should not care how or what happened to the computer, we know how to solve it, and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    If It didn't involve pulling the NB apart. Do you feel comfortable removing the keyboard and digging down to get the the BIOS Battery?

    Because that's exactly what you are going to have to do with this particular machine. You will also have to remove the plastic cover between the top of the keyboard and the screen which is easy to break expensive to replace and even easier to ruin if you don't use the right screwdriver.

    When you pull the Keyboard you have to disconnect the ribbon cable and place the keyboard in a safe position so that you do not damage the unit and then you have to apply the strictest Anti Static Control measures to prevent damage to the NB. As I said above this isn't something that takes 5 seconds and it does take a lot of time by an experienced professional much longer and far more expensive when someone who doesn't know that they are doing attempts it and that's if they manage not to break anything along the way and can manage to plug the Keyboard back in without destroying the cable and requiring a replacement keyboard which are not cheap.

    But I'll help you out here and tell you to make sure that both the mains adaptor is disconnected and that you have pulled the NB's battery because if you drop a screw into the unit while there is power there you'll destroy the M'Board and that is very expensive and not covered by any form of Warranty. Actually if you do this you will void any warranty that is left on the machine. If you are really concerned look up this Web Page on the Toshiba Web Site it took me all of 35 seconds to find it and ask the Support techs what's involved in removing the BIOS Battery and who they recommend to do it and what damage it is possible to do if you chose to do it yourself

    http://tinyurl.com/2surr2

    At least these guys are paid to be polite and answer questions by people who seem to think that they deserve something for nothing but when you come to a public forum expecting people to drop everything to help you because you've messed up and then complain that they tell you the truth You've Screwed Up Completely.

    Still think that it's an easy fix?

    Here is part of an article which you really not only need to read but understand.

    On Not Reacting Like A Loser
    Odds are you'll screw up a few times on it community forums ? in ways detailed in this article, or similar. And you'll be told exactly how you screwed up, possibly with colourful asides. In public.
    When this happens, the worst thing you can do is whine about the experience, claim to have been verbally assaulted, demand apologies, scream, hold your breath, threaten lawsuits, complain to people's employers, leave the toilet seat up, etc. Instead, here's what you do:
    Get over it. It's normal. In fact, it's healthy and appropriate.
    Community standards do not maintain themselves: They're maintained by people actively applying them, visibly, in public. Don't whine that all criticism should have been conveyed via private e-mail: That's not how it works. Nor is it useful to insist you've been personally insulted when someone comments that one of your claims was wrong, or that his views differ. Those are loser attitudes.
    There have been it forums where, out of some misguided sense of hyper-courtesy, participants are banned from posting any fault-finding with another's posts, and told ?Don't say anything if you're unwilling to help the user.? The resulting departure of clueful participants to elsewhere causes them to descend into meaningless babble and become useless as technical forums.
    Exaggeratedly ?friendly? (in that fashion) or useful: Pick one.
    Remember: When that tech tells you that you've screwed up, and (no matter how gruffly) tells you not to do it again, he's acting out of concern for (1) you and (2) his community. It would be much easier for him to ignore you and filter you out of his life. If you can't manage to be grateful, at least have a little dignity, don't whine, and don't expect to be treated like a fragile doll just because you're a newcomer with a theatrically hypersensitive soul and delusions of entitlement.
    Sometimes people will attack you personally, flame without an apparent reason, etc., even if you don't screw up (or have only screwed up in their imagination). In this case, complaining is the way to really screw up.
    These flamers are either lamers who don't have a clue but believe themselves to be experts, or would-be psychologists testing whether you'll screw up. The other readers either ignore them, or find ways to deal with them on their own. The flamers' behavior creates problems for themselves, which don't have to concern you.
    Don't let yourself be drawn into a flamewar, either. Most flames are best ignored ? after you've checked whether they are really flames, not pointers to the ways in which you have screwed up, and not cleverly ciphered answers to your real question (this happens as well).

    Col

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    nprcomputers

    HAL AND TSAYAH ARE BOTH VULTURES....ignore their advice...ANYBODY CAN READ ...ANYBODY CAN LEARN....ANYBODY WITH HALF A DAMN BRAIN CAN FIX THEIR OWN COMPUTER OR LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES IN DOING SO...I read one of the past posts by this guy....short the mb????? LOL....oh okay....we're too dumb to disconnect power/batteries first....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again....go back home SATAN! LOL

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    OldER Mycroft

    TOSSER!

    The best way to prevent it happening again in the future - is to NOT give the answer!

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    Gr3yWo1f

    the bios battery is glued in from both sides...pretty hard to get out if at all possible without damaging anything, also there is no jumper to disable or reset bios. Pretty much useless + the bios password will probably be stored in ROM

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    tsayyah

    That solution might have worked back in the early 90's on the new laptops back then or maybe on some motherboards (pc boards that is). Laptop manufacturers are definitely not making it easy for anyone to clear BIOS passwords so unfortunately, this will not work (and there's no way to disable a BIOS battery without disconnecting from the MB).

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    casino

    Toshiba has a known problem with this model of laptop. It has been known to set its bios password by itself. It is a simple fix, but should be done by a proffesional. There is no charge for this repair at a toshiba repair center.
    If you want, this is what needs to be done. Remove the piece of plastic above the keyboard. Unscrew the 2 screws in the keyboard and lift the keyboard up( No reason to disconnect it ) Unscrew and remove the modem card in the center. There is 2 solder points c88 on the system board. You need to short those 2 points out while you press the power button on. This will reset the bios password. This should take someone about 5 minutes to do.

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    rob

    I am trying to reset the BIOS password on a
    A105-S101. This unit was not equipped with a modem, so I am having difficulty in visualizing exactly where it would have been.

    I have completely taken the unit apart, and am unable to locate C88. I find C85-C87, just not a marked C88.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    thecomputerdoc

    That was easy, took like three minutes to do.

    For those that are stuck.. C88 is set of solder pads under the wireless card. Just remove the two antenna cables, than the two screws on the left end, then lift up slightly and pull it out. Then you will see C88 clearly labeled right next to the jack that the wireless card plugs into.

    I read through this entire discussion.. You can tell from the guys who get paid to fix stuff, and the guys that just like to help. The ones that want to get paid post replies like "take it in to get fixed" "don't complain how much it costs" and those who don't tell you exactly what to do.

    Took me about three minutes to pull the power cord, pull the battery, pull off the cover above the keyboard, and remove the keyboard and wireless card, then i plugged it back in, jumpered the solder pads, powered it up and saw it was booting, unplugged it, reassembled, and away we go.

    As a hint to those needing to do this, the keyboard replacement instructions are online but here is a rundown. Remove the two screws on the hinges, back end, of the laptop. Then flip the screen all the way back so the u shaped pieces can clear the screen and just slowly work your way around that piece with a plastic tool or a small screwdrive to pop it off. Then just remove the two screws holding the keyboard and flip that forward and remove the ribbon cable, thats easy just lift up on the black locking tab on each end to release the cable. To reconnect that cable make sure the locking tab is up, insert cable, and press it back down to relock.

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    nextel_shop

    Hey thanks for the info on the toshiba a105 but unfortunately it docent applye to my model(Toshiba Satellite A105 S1712 ) some one said to remove the keyboard and locate pad c88 under the wifi card my model has the wifi card on the bottom of the board is the pad to reset the bios the same for this model, please help. no flammers please.

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    roger

    Once you get rid of that pesky password problem, update your BIOS to prevent the problem from happening again. If you don't update it, you WILL have the problem again later on.

    Here is the link to the BIOS update:

    http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do;jsessionid=35E1ECCA7DCDAF2C1AEB7E63DE594E7A?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=18637892xml&sliceId=&dialogID=22802458&stateId=0%200%2029358952

    *** EDIT ***
    Okay, WILL may be too strong a word. But until you update the BIOS, there is a strong possibility the problem may occur again.

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    kiptrick

    Thanks for this, easy fix. appreciate it.

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    dongodave

    casino@... your are the man it worked perfectly! no problems. he know his stuff MAN!!

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    Jeremy

    This is confirmed to work on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4274. Great job!! Thank-you!!

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    joelmkennen

    a105-s2231
    I don't undertsnad cuss there the blastic above the keyboard cant be moved and uber the modem there is no c88 and the c8 is just 1 think im lost and i don't no what to do can someone help me or specifie what to do with the

    a105-s2231

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    ThumbsUp2

    .... a thread which is (1) OVER one year old and (2) clearly states that you should take it to the Toshiba Repair Center if you don't know what you're doing.

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    illusive

    Also works on Toshiba A105-S4284 models, took 5 min max super easy fix!

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    azach

    I have a similar problem with Toshiba Satelite 4030 CDS. I need to downgrade to windows 95 and cannot have the laptop boot from the CD because I forgot the bios password.
    Is someone aware of a similar way to reset the bios for this model of Toshiba?
    (Is there anything like the "c88" in this model?)
    Thanks

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    cmiller5400

    The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

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    abdul_quddos2004

    where is the BIOS battery located on a Toshiba Laptop A105? can u please send me a picture of its location?

    please send ur replies to abdul_quddos2004@yahoo.com

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    joelmkennen

    i took a satellite a105-s2231 apart and didn't find the bios battery. So, anyone knows where is it please send me a msg or some pictures or something cuss.... i'm lost

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    ThumbsUp2

    ... You won't find anyone here willing to help with what MIGHT be an attempt to circumvent security protocols put into place by the rightful owner. In addition, we do not send anything to anybody. Read the posts in this thread.

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    turbo26294

    reset toshiba bios password by removing battery? think again!!
    i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

    Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
    Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112

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    david.wallis

    ask your girlfriend what it is and then login and change it back

    i very much doubt however that your girlfriend has changed the bios password..

    doesnt add up to me so cant help :)

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    al0ne23

    I got it fixed thanks for everyone help

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    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    v.noda.jonatan

    i want to know if something can tell me the location on the laptop board where i should make a short to reset/clear the bios. my toshiba is a l305d-s5934. the read some post and somebody wrote about a c88 thru c85-87 contacts. My question will be if these ones are the same or if te contacs are located somewhere else.

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    seanferd

    GTFO.

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    turbo26294

    i know the standard proceedure to reset the bios password is to remove the battery from the board for an hour to over night to 24 hours......thats not going to work on many toshiba models (list below may not contain all applicable models) i went through the whole ordeal of disassembling a friends toshiba satellite a 105-s4054 and when i found the battery i had to look it up cuz i had never see one quite like it.....DON'T remove it--IT WONT WORK LIKE THAT!! Toshiba has admitted to the earlier bios versions for these models having a GLITCH....NOBODY RESET YOUR PASSWORD...the LAPTOP DID IT ITSELF!!!!! tOSHIBA WILL FIX IT AT NO COST.....aside from the cost of shipping no doubt. But if you consider the alternatives....

    Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
    Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112