Toshiba Laptop CMOS Password

I own a Toshiba Satelite Pro L300-EZ1004X. for some reason my CMOS password doesn't work anymore. I remove the battery and short it the password still there, is there any recommendation. Thanks
tropicmarAsked:
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MurgenCommented:
Since the password isn't being reset, I would look for a jumper on the motherboard. If there is no reset jumper then let me know what BIOS your a running.  

You can try this Bios Reset Procedure

ESC key BIOS Password  setting procedure

1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key, until the message "Check system. Then press (F1) key" appears on the screen.

2. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.

3. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the Password field, and highlight NOT REGISTERED.

4. Press the spacebar, and then enter a new password at the "Password = " prompt. Press the Enter key.

5. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The Password field will change to REGISTERED.

6. Press the End key and then the Y key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

You can also try a software solution to crack the bios password if the above doesn't work.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
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MurgenCommented:
Look for a bios reset jumper and short it out for 5-10seconds after removing the battery.
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tropicmarAuthor Commented:
is this going to work with toshiba laptop?
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tropicmarAuthor Commented:
the esc key doesn't work out.......

the toshiba model doesn't have parallel port...........

what's next?
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MurgenCommented:
Found this:

Follow these steps to remove / disable the BIOS (CMOS) Password on the Satellite L300 / L305 / L300D / L305D models:
1. Turn the computer OFF, if it's on.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery.
3. Remove the memory module cover, on the bottom of the computer.
4. Remove any memory modules that are installed.

go to the link to see picture

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/bulletins/su2044812...ilm-06.jpg

5. With the computer oriented as in the photo above, grasp the Mylar film at the upper left corner and peel it to the right -- far enough to expose the B500 solder pads (see photo below). Attach a 4" long piece of tape to the underside of the Mylar film. Do not remove the film completely, because it may be difficult to re-attach it correctly.
6. Insert one of the memory modules into the innermost socket (at left).
7. Secure the tape to the computer's case, as shown below, to keep the Mylar film from covering the solder pads.

go to the link to see picture
 
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/bulletins/su2044812/009.jpg

8. Reconnect the AC adapter.
9. Short the B500 solder pads on the system board. Needle-nose pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver works well to short them.
10. While continuing to short-circuit the solder pads, turn the computer on, and continue shorting the pads until the Toshiba Logo Screen disappears. If the password has been successfully removed, the computer will not display a BIOS password prompt before starting Windows or another OS.
11. Shut down Windows or other OS, making sure the the computer turns off.
12. Disconnect the AC adapter.
13. Remove the memory module and re-position the Mylar film over the system board.
14. Re-insert all memory modules.
15. Re-attach the memory slot cover.
16. Re-insert the battery and connect the AC adapter.
17. Restart the computer to verify that the password prompt no longer appears. If it does still appear, then repeat this procedure, starting with step 1

For toshiba, its really an official procedure made in toshiba standard labs......it works 100% as i have tested many times and it works......some times people burnd the motherboard because they dont use proper antistatic device and they burn motherboards with discharge....

If this procedure doesnt work with a flat headed screw driver use a paper clip or something metalica that short two points of B500 pads.....

You can make a solder bridge - two points with a fine iron tip



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tropicmarAuthor Commented:


this link doesn't work........http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/bulletins/su2044812...ilm-06.jpg

this laptop of mine is L300 satelite pro, i open the memory but was not able to see B500, i saw C559.........and C555

thanks for the reply
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smiffy13Commented:
Not sure if this helps, but I was recently presented with a Toshiba laptop that suddenly had a bios password request, I couldn't find anyway round it, I called Toshiba, and was told to take it to an aurhorised repairer who fixed it. There was an "administrative fee", which I thought I shouldn't have had to pay, but I did, just to stop wasting any more time on the job. It seems to be a common problem with Toshiba laptops. Needless to say: I now advise my customers to buy other brands of laptops.  
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tropicmarAuthor Commented:
good job
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