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toshiba bios password solution for Centrino/P4 laptops?

By forsyth ·
Hi,

This is as far as I've got so far, any additions are welcome.

Remove the wireless NIC from the bottom on the unit and look for PAD2 (should be in the corner next to where the antenni come out. Short this and restart the machine

Again remove the wireless nic and look for jumper c738 or . Short it and restart the machine. it only takes 5 mins max to do as sometimes you have to solder the terminals together to get it to work correctly.

OR

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 solder 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. Start it up it should then ask to pick either F1 - Continue or F2 - Setup. Click on set up and go to the security tab and then change both the user password and the superviser password to something you will know (letmein is a good one for this purpose). Then go to exit and exit saving changes. The computer will then restart and ask you for the password in which you just set it. It should then start up like normal.

OR

1. Dissasemble the laptop
2. Clip jumper wire to ground on motherboard (usually find this around a chassis screw hole)
3. clip a paperclip to the other end of the jumper wire
4. Run the paper clip across all the pins on the eeprom chip. (just run it over any chip you suspect it may be)
5. Reasemble the Laptop

Thats it your done if you did it correctly you will have reset the chip clearing the passwords and the computer will start up and go into bios or windows as long as there is no hdd password as well

(also this is obvious but make sure you have no power or battery supplied to the mother board while doing this)

OR

The last way is to call toshiba (you will need to be an authorized tech) and they will issue a challange/response code that will generate a backdoor password for onetime use to let you in.

1. At the BIOS password prompt ("PASSWORD = "), press and release the following keys, one after another:

Ctrl, Tab, Ctrl, Enter

The computer's response should be:

PC Serial No.= XXXXXXXXX
Challenge Code= XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX
Response Code=

2. Call Toshiba ASP Support. Explain to the support technician that you need a Response Code to remove a BIOS password. Recite both the PC Serial No. & Challenge Code to the support technician. The support technician will verbally issue a Response Code to you.

3. Enter the Response Code at the "Response Code=" prompt, and press Enter.

The computer's response should be: "Valid Password Entered. System is now starting up."

4. Once Windows has finished loading, restart Windows: Start > Shut Down > Restart.

5. Once the screen image is blank, press and hold the Esc key.

6. Release the Esc key once you see the prompt: "Check System, than press [F1] Key"

7. Press the F1 key.

The BIOS / CMOS Setup screen should appear. Follow these steps to de-register the password:

1. Press 'P' to jump to the Password field. "Registered" will be highlighted.

2. Press the spacebar to change "Password= Registered" to "Password= ".

3. Press the spacebar and press Enter. The BIOS should respond with "New Password = ".

4. Press Enter again. The BIOS should respond with "Verify Password= ".

5. Press Enter again. The BIOS should respond with "Password= Not Registered".

6. Press the End key. The BIOS should respond with "Are You Sure?".

7. Press Y.


The computer will restart, and load Windows, without requesting a password.

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by rafta In reply to Clarifications

do you have some pics in order to understand (Peel back mylar from JOPEN1 solder pad. Short solder JOPEN1 solder pads for 30 seconds)where to put hands.
or
1. Dissasemble the laptop
2. Clip jumper wire to ground on motherboard (usually find this around a chassis screw hole)
3. clip a paperclip to the other end of the jumper wire
4. Run the paper clip across all the pins on the eeprom chip. (just run it over any chip you suspect it may be)
5. Reasemble the Laptop
can you explain what to do by some pics or design.
thanks

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