+ 0 Votes HELP vogelboy 7 years ago I have this EXACT same model with this EXACT same problem! I plugged in my ipod and the computer froze while installing the drivers... i forced it to shut off and it actually refused to even post for a couple of times but then it just started to ask for the bios password. I have no idea what this is and i never set it myself. I was just about to take it all apart and look fro the cmos battery when i read your post- thank you for doing it first. If anyone can help us out I would be eternally grateful! + 0 Votes chip krowran 4 years ago if you have no issues opening your laptop look for a chip with the numbers starting with 24....c16wi the rest is not a big issue cause they are all differnt but has to start with the numbers 24 now look for a little dot at the left bottom corner now there will be a total of 8 sodder pionts 4 on the top 4 on the bottom now look to your right go 3 sodder pionts over use a paper clip on the third sodder piont on the top and bottom at the same time ..while holding the paper clip on there power your laptop on..its going to say something like fn f1 or f2 or f3 etc at that piont just click the key that takes you into your bios now you have no more password its been completely cleared + 0 Votes Toshiba A135-S2276 same problem bigbadbrown 7 years ago To Whom This May Concern: You know what? It seems like in reading this message you've had the same problem I have right at the very minute. I bought my Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 from Best Buy. One night I was playing my Chessmaster 9000 game with the mouse on the actual laptop. I was already booted into Windows Vista Home Basic. When I went to put my USB mouse in, all of a sudden, it just froze up. When I tried to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, it wouldn't do anything. I held down the power button and restarted. When I did, it brought me to the BIOS password. So now to answer your question, since I'm a computer technician myself, the first option was to flash the BIOS. The second option was to get a utility that will reset the password. The third option is to replace the motherboard. When you can't change the password, you have to just break down and replace the motherboard. Here's my concerns: If I crack it open, I lose my warranty because they think I've been tampering with it. About the best option you have since you're still under warranty is to just take it to a Toshiba authorized dealer and let them justifiably figure out the problem. The default password for the BIOS is phoenix. Phoenix is all lower case letters. Another thing you can do is as the system is booting up, right before you get to the Toshiba splash screen, you have to tap on the Shift key. If neither of those options work and you don't have something to crack the BIOS password, unfortunately, you're **** out of luck. Final solution: Take it back to the Toshiba dealer and let them figure it out. It's less of a headache unless you feel luck. That's what I plan to do with mines being that a 2 or 3 month old laptop should work like a champ. + 0 Votes Toshiba A135-S2276 Bios Reset AngeloPC Updated - 7 years ago Power unit off. Disconnect AC power. Remove battery. Remove the memory cover screw, memory cover and the memory modules. Peel back mylar from JOPEN1 solder pad. Short JOPEN1 solder pads for 30 seconds. Replace mylar. Replace memory modules. Replace battery. Power up unit. If all is well, replace memory cover and screw. + 0 Votes AngeloPC's Worked Perfect For Me! dewayne.smith 6 years ago NT + 0 Votes Another one purplecrazy1969 6 years ago I unfortuatly am having the same issue with my toshiba,My husband is in Iraq also and my computer is our source of comunication. Mine is about 4 months old and has already had they system board replaced. We have 3 Toshiba Sattelite computers, and 2 of this model, needless to say I am not happy. I spent 45 minutes on the phone with Toshiba tonight and they said there is no password and I have to send the computer in again. I have only had it back for about 10 days since the last time they repaired it. I suggest you try to get them to replace the computer as this is looking like it is a pattern with this model. Hope all is well for you in Iraq + 0 Votes same problem in Taji jroddublr692000 6 years ago I see it's been a while since this post, but I do have the solution for you. After half a dozen of the same model (must be the one they sell at the PX) and much research, I found the BIOS reset. All you have to do is take the RAM cover off, remove the RAM chips and take the piece of plastic off the motherboard. Locate the solder pad labeled 'JOPEN1', and with a pair of small screwdrivers (or Gerbers, whichever is more convenient), short the 'JOPEN1' pad to the solder joint above and to the left of that pad (there should be a little white triangle pointing to it). If you are still in need of assistance, send me a message and I will forward a pic of the procedure. Good luck. + 0 Votes Did you solve it? fatemehtorabiasr 6 years ago I have the same problem.Is your laptop repaired or have3 you found a solution? I'll be thankful if you tell me how. + 0 Votes Short JOPEN1 and disaster will strike bigjohn.18082 6 years ago Advice... I had the same problem on my A135-S2276 about the BIOS password showing up.. AS Angelo PC said I short the JOPEN1 and rebooted... i reset the password log into vista everything works fine until after a few minutes it freezes... So i forced it to shutdown and tried starting it and nothing... No Toshiba logo, no fans running, the DVD drive doesn't eject. Just the power LED, and Battery LED is ON. I tried Changing memory module, removing battery, running with power adapter and withput batteries. Finally i think i'll have to take it to toshiba which is miles away. Damn..... Any advice please help.. + 0 Votes To EVERYONE with a TOSHIBA. If you follow the advice.. Peconet Tietokoneet-217038187993258194678069903632 6 years ago Without knowing your computer inside and out, then you try to do a fix, but you do not know what pin is what then your computer will go done the stop road. Please get reading material so that you can read up on the pins in question. If you do this fix and do not know but just guess then the out come will be a computer that goes to long sleep. You do the fix at your own risk. Enough said i think, reading through the posts on here make me laugh. Please post back if you have any more problems or questions. + 0 Votes same problem as others bartha_stefan 6 years ago the solution propose here work for me. problem solve in few minutes.