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Hello and thank you for coming to Just Answer my name is Lachard.
First question I have is what bios do you currently have normally when you first boot a pc it should should the manufacturer of the bios at startup.
First thing you can try is holding down the left shift key during boot if this does not work the default password ***** Toshiba biso is Toshiba. Please let me know if this works for you.
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Hey there, i had the same question the other day, the fix was taking the battery out, and the bottom memory panel and removing the CMOS/BIOS Battery (if its in that location) This is the only way to clear a lost or ukown bios password.
Let me know if this makes sense.
you need to remove the main panal on the bottom with the battery out and unplugged, the CMOS Battery for that model is right next to the hard drive, should be very eas to get.
There is for sure a cmos battery on that motherboard, its just a question of where. There is no such thing as a computer with no cmos battery, it could never boot. So we need to look for it. I'll assist.
i can see the cmos battery is on top of the mothernboard, i'm pretty sure this is the same unit. This is looking at the bottom of the machine with the case off.
Heres a video of someone taking apart a similar laptop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJVRjuVKqH0
I think it's in the same place. All i can say for sure is there is a CMOS/BIOS Battery, it may be hard, but we'll find it. Let me know when a good time a call is, its 6:26pm here in the US on Mtn time.
I'll check back in tomorrow.
Gotcha, did you happen to see a blank circle where it looked like a cmos batter should be? I'm reading they just used the main battery and hoped people would keep it charged....
Can you try and take out the memory dimms and see if you see two metal studs or spots that look like jumpers? You can probably Jump cmos according to the reports i read.
they look like two tiny terminals, two small circles with contacts around them that are really close together.
Hi there, my name is ***** ***** I have one suggestion that may work for you. Try it out. If it works, you are in! If not, you can still take your computer to a local tech. I think it is worth a try. I am going to provide you with a link which describes what to do. Make sure that you are looking at the "Most Helpful Answer" as displayed.
Hope this works for you. Good Luck!