Hi There. I am Bing and I look forward to helping you with your issue today.
In a few words, it looks like a $83 question. :)
OK, basically you got two used Toshiba laptops and want to merge them in to a workable one but for some reasons the BIOS is locked while having some other issues such as corrupt files systems on SSD. Is that correct?
Just clarify, when you say the BIOS is locked, you just mean it is protected by an unknown supervisor password. Is it correct? The brand new one has no other hardware issues except the BIOS locking problem?
It seems the BIOS locking is the main issue and all other issues should be fixed or addressed once the BIOS is accessible. If so, download this Toshiba Supervisor Password utility to fix the issue. Don't swap other parts, it could cause more trouble. If the new machine has only password ***** just fix it and keep using existing hardware.
You mean the Toshiba utility is for resetting Windows password??
BTW, specific Windows requirement is not an issue, just boot the laptop from a Windows 7 bootable USB drive.
You may HARD RESET this Toshiba laptop:
There is a reset function implemented which might solve a no boot up problem on your Toshiba Notebook.A hard or forced reset erases all information of the memory and may restore functionality of the Notebook.Resetting your Toshiba Notebook forces the system to clear and reestablish the software connection between BIOS and hardware.
> If you're suggesting pushing and holding the power button that's already been tried that was 27 hours ago
Tried? No help? Or, all content were gone?
> I'm not sure you're aware of the severity of the problem
Urgent request or cause hardware damage?
> is there any way to talk about this on the phone
You may request Secure Remote Assistance for talking over phone. Extra fee applies.
FYI - I am one year older than you and I started programming when I was 15, and I never did any career other than IT. I provide IT consulting services to enterprise clients and do computer tricks for hobby and fun. BTW, my first laptop was a Toshiba made in 1995.
I'm going to start by disclaiming that my z50 knowledge is very limited, but working with Toshiba in general is not.
As you've already googled, I'm going to guess you've done many of the below things, but here is an ordered list of the usual "at home" options, before you end up having to ask Toshiba how specifically to do it for a z50.
1) Pull the cmos battery. From memory however, Toshiba has decided to be wonderful and make sure cmos doesn't lose its passwords during a battery pull. You can try the "pull the battery for an hour" method though, just in case i'm wrong there.
2) Short the bios reset pins. Thats generally what a professional shop will do. I tried to find a picture of where they are on a z50, but I can't find anything. Unfortunately Toshiba is not consistent in the slightest in the location of these pins. They do, however, on some models print "reset" in tiny tiny letters on the board. It's entirely possible you'll be lucky and reviewing your spare MB can find where it is.
2.1) On this note, its not always labeled (which makes this while likely the same solution Toshiba would use, extremely difficult to guess on at home), and sometimes requires the computer to be started. Even within the Tecra line of laptops there are a bunch of different possible scenarios of which pins you need to short to reset. Some are near the mini-wifi adapter, some are near the memory. It's gonna depend on the laptop.
3) You can try some of the backdoor passwords for BIOS systems. I am including the link to that, I'm not sure how much this is still practiced by manufacturers, but maybe we'll be lucky http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-Bypass-BIOS-Passwords
4) Beyond that, the answer is the Toshiba Repair Centers. While not an ideal answer I'm sure which is why you came here instead, they at least have the expert specific for that model. I unfortunately, don't have a manual for the z50.