How do I clear a BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976?

If I have to remove the CMOS battery then where is it located on this particular laptop? Ive looked for service manuals onliine but can't seem to find any.
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jarrod_williamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
On Toshiba laptops this can be done only by a hard BIOS reset, and this can be done only by the dealer or authorised dealer, by rewriting the BIOS with a special device
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
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GCITechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replay Dave, but I tried holding down #0 to no avail.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Everything else I found was kind of 'iffy' so I didn't want to point you to that.  Figured pressing a key couldn't hurt much if it didn't work.  But the suggestions about shorting things on the motherboard were different everytime so I don't know what to tell you.
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jarrod_williamsCommented:
You have to take it to an authorized service provider. I havent seen any document showing how to reset the bios password without the bios password on this model...
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can't remove the password, without knowing it !
modern laptops keep it in a security chip - for anti-theft reasons
resetting the bios does not help;  nor does removing the battery, since the password is not in there
you would need to know in what chip it is, and how to reset that
you have to turn it in to the manufacturer, and show proof of ownership - then they can help
or replace the mobo !

for toshiba, i found this :  http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaTCL/search.do;jsessionid=038C409E335EBD93E6F50BD518AB23A5?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=http--web1toshibaca-support-TechSupport-TSBs-ALL--TSB000593htm&sliceId=&dialogID=114474125&stateId=1%200%20114472796
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