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Hardware Thread, Toshiba Satellite Pro BIOS pwd in Technical; Originally Posted by mcloum Parallel loopback plugs reset BIOS passwords on toshibas, i remember i was given one when i ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcloum View Post
    Parallel loopback plugs reset BIOS passwords on toshibas, i remember i was given one when i went on a toshiba course some years ago. Not sure if they work with yours, not even sure it has a parallel port.
    PassMark Loopback Parallel & Serial port pinouts
    cor I remember these, I went on a Toshiba Education Training Course........somewhere in surrey! once you passed the test they gave you a big box of tricks!

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    hello,
    I put a bios password in a toshiba satellite laptop A300 - 20C. I want to reset it. Does anyone know how to do that?

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    According to the Toshiba website you need a piece of software, usually pre-installed, called Toshiba Assist. the BIOS password is managed from the security tab within that software.

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    it's so easy!!! i contact with Toshiba Customer Support and gave me those instructions:
    When the system start
    press F2 get inside the bios sytem, go to Security field and then to set a password. Set the password that already use then press Enter and press Enter 2 times again. The password now has been disabled from the laptop.
    It is ok now! i solve the problem!

    thanks for your interest!

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    bios password reset on TOSHIBA A300

    Remove the battery
    Remove the memory slot cover
    Remove the memory
    Look for a small '◄ ►' shaped area and short it against the case.



    This method is not clearing bios password even after shorting ◄ ► shaped area . can you guide me further ? Do you have to turn power on when you are shorting this area or you have to do without turning on laptop.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by vermapk; 17th June 2011 at 10:22 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Im having same problem with my toshiba equium a200, trying to find the 'W' underneath the RAM slots but cant find it. does anyone have a picture of what im looking for?, would be much much appreciated.

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    I am also having this problem with my A200 after updating the bios from toshiba website it will no longer accept my user password no matter how I boot. When I enter my regular password it always says incorrect. I can not find the W. Please be specific where it is or provide diagram. Kind thanks

    Toshiba Satellite A200-09v PSAW3D-09V08C

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    thanks!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
    We had some student A200's that magically had BIOS passwords put on them (for home use, so we do nothing but give them the laptop).

    I don't know how similar the A300's are to these but what I had to do was -

    Remove the battery
    Remove the memory slot cover
    Remove the memory
    Look for a small 'W' shaped area and short it against the case.

    This cleared the BIOS and the password.

    Worth having a look
    It worked fine with a A200, thanks a lot!!!

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    Old post I know!But this worked a treat for me Tosh-Sat Pro A300! Cant believe Toshiba wanted 120 to fix it..Cheers Guys!

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    Yeah an old post, but just to add to it... Leave the battery in (with some charge) it didn't work with the battery out. My two connectors were hiding under a sticker!

    Once I shorted them together with a screwdriver with the battery in, it worked a dream.

    Most laptops have this feature under the RAM slot... just to make note ;-)

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