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As soon as i turn on my computer i need a password, Can't do…

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As soon as i turn on my computer i need a password, Can't do anything, absoultey nothing

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand/model and Operating System (OS) of your laptop?

Model # C55-A5249, I think it has to do with a BIOS password

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your C55-A5249? Have you installed any updates recently?

I can't do anything

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?

I'l except any help you give me

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Laptop
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3/21/2018
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago
Micky
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Hello,

Thank you for contacting Just Answer. This is a premium / paid support service.

If the password ***** to do with the BIOS, you can reset it by:

1) While the notebook is off, remove the back panel of the Memory/RAM

2) Short the pins indicated as "B500" and turn on the computer

3) Power off the computer and remove the short to the pins.

You can see a video on youtube showing the B500 pins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wal48XFMRZw

This procedure works for many C55-A and C55-B models.

Let me know if this information helped you or if you need further assistance before leaving any feedback.

Otherwise feel free to leave a positive feedback (from 3 to 5 star is considered positive).

Best Regards

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do i need to take out the battery and unplug it?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
This going to add another $39.00 plus what i paid aready?
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Please ignore the request for premium service / remote access, it is automatic and I do not have control on it.

You don't need to remove the battery, just short the two pins, it will reset all the BIOS settings to default, deleting the BIOS password.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm using a Dell Computer to contact you now
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Sure, with the notebook locked on the password ***** will be impossible to type here otherwise :-)

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What can i do than?
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Did you try to shorts the pins as previously stated?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
i held it on the contacts for 1 minute
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Did you turn on the computer while shorted and turned it off?

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Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Ok, now restarting it, is still asking to type the password?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Now i get nothing, just a black screen. Might be booting
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Let's wait two minutes.

If nothing happens, please press the power button for 5 seconds to force shutdown than release it, and press again to power it on.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Same thing, asking for password
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Is it in a black screen, with the text "Enter password" in a small blue window?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
a black screen with the blue box
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Than it shuts off
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Do you have access to the button battery connector? It should be also located next to the RAM slot, but I do not have schematics for your specific model.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
i can get at it
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Ok, do so:

1) Leave the notebook off, remove the notebook battery (not the button one)

2) Detach the button battery

3) Press the power on button for 30 seconds to power drain the notebook

4) Leave the notebook for 5 minutes without any battery, reconnect everything and boot it up

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Unplug it too, from power
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Sure

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Plug it in now, replace the battery?
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

You can attach the same battery, no need to replace it with a new one.

Removing all power sources was needed just to reset the bios settings including the password.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
the round one?
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Same for it, just put it back, no need to replace it with a new one.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Same thing, Black Screen Blue Box
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Do you have any external peripheral devices (mouse, keyboard, hard disk, usb key) attached at this moment?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No nothing
Laptop technician: Micky, Lead Systems Engineer replied 2 months ago

Unfortunately I do not have further ideas, the steps done should already clear the BIOS password.

I will opt out for this case, so that another expert can follow you, hoping he will be able to fix the issue.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you. can i try someone else than? Maybe a fresh answer
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'll be here waiting, I'll be using one of my other computers til than
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago
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Can you please clarify what kind of password ***** is? Is it a BIOS password ***** a simply password ***** on a blank screen, or a Windows password ***** a password ***** a given username on Windows logon screen?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What's going to happen if that don't work, someone new? Do I really need that round battery to power up?
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

Are you referring to the CMOS battery?

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Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

If the existing CMOS is low or flat after not in use for years, you need to get a replacement. It will not cost you a fortune as it should be under $10 USD.

Have you found and identified the model of the CMOS battery on motherboard of your Toshiba laptop?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Don't you have a list of codes i can try? I can try another battery if you think that would help.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I haven't used it in a few years, because of this problem.
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

> Don't you have a list of codes i can try?

The required model number can be identified from the old CMOS battery.

> I can try another battery if you think that would help.

Do NOT guess or try. It must be exact same or compatible one. Many PC's use a CR2032 but without your existing CMOS battery's number we can't say for sure. Look at the existing battery and see what the battery type is.

> haven't used it in a few years, because of this problem.

Yes, as mentioned above.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
CR2032 battery
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

Great. Then this kind of battery is available anywhere! Just make sure to get a top-quality brand such as Panasonic or Energizer.

Then you can fix it.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'll pick one today
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

Good. Please do update me once done. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'll let you know after i get it
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Now I'm watching YouTube, there's a list of BIOS Passwords this person is posting. Condo, ZJAADC, AWARD SW, j322 and so on. Don't you have a list?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Wiling to try anything.
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago

Don't believe it. That's for very early models.... modern computers never play this game again...

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It was just an idea
Laptop technician: bbao, Senior Laptop User replied 2 months ago
Hehe, trust me, it will never work. Just don't want to see you waste your time. :)
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