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    Reset Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 BIOS Password? How?

    Hi guys,

    I've recently had the exciting job of sorting out a pile of old laptops we have had in the cupboard for years. :? They were taken out of service about 18 months ago and are made up of old Compaq, Samsung and Toshiba machines.

    The Toshiba machines are the best spec, but of the two I have, once has most its keyboard missing and windows needs reinstalling and the other has a bios password on.

    Neither have a charger either, but I manged to use a univeral one.

    The laptop with the bios password just comes on with a black screen saying "password="

    The teacher the laptop belonged to have now left and she was (annoyingly) quote computer literate so hasn't just used the usual passwords of 'admin', password' or the schools name. (How dare she have some sense of security.... )

    I've read about the Toshiba backdoor password (Toshiba) which I've tried and thats not worked.

    Any other ideas on how to get round the bios password?

    The laptop is this one:
    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Toshi...EN/version.asp

    Thanks,
    cm786

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    Re: Reset Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 BIOS Password? How?

    You have to make a device it's fairly straight forward and has worked on our A10s.

    http://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapto...a-laptop-bios/

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    Re: Reset Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 BIOS Password? How?

    Thanks a million for the link!

    I had read about using some kind of parallel port device but thought that it was a Toshiba old peice of kit.

    Great that we can make it ourselves

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    Re: Reset Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 BIOS Password? How?

    In this world of USB/RJ45 printers, just looking for a spare parallel printer lead to butcher now.

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    I have an tosh a120 with startup password. Is there anyway of wipeing password. This has no parallel port for the above device??

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    Quote Originally Posted by darklord1474 View Post
    I have an tosh a120 with startup password. Is there anyway of wipeing password. This has no parallel port for the above device??
    me too, I have some L40's with the bios password set and I can't seem to disable it!

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