Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook ?

Can't get past the bios password

\015 I've tried a couple of solutins from this site and so far none have worked. I downloaded the latest bios update and made a bootable cd , turned on the computer and when i see manufac logo i pressed F12, but it is asking me for bios password. Then i tried to find the cmos battery which someone from this site said it was behind my hard drive and it wasn't. Does the cmos battery look the same as it does in a desktop???. I saw nothing on the motherboard that looked like a battery. I'm desperate to fix this laptop so I can sell it. I just purchased a new one since I locked myself out of my other one which was only a year old and in new condition\015

Answers :

Flash the BIOS
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\015\012Alternately - you can make a jumper...
\015\012This Toshiba bios password removal process is meant for use on Toshiba laptops that you own or have had permission from the rightful owner to remove the password. If any of these processes are done incorrectly it may result in complete system failure or permanent system damage (you've been warned!).

Some Toshiba bios passwords can be reset using the Key Disk.exe utility, to do this you need a 1.44Mb floppy disk. Format the disk using Windows and then with a hex editor, change the first five bytes of the second sector to 4B 45 59 00 00.

Then put the floppy into your machine and boot it up, you'll be asked for a password, just press Enter. Then when you're asked to set the password, type Y then Enter, this will get you into the bios configuration where you can then type in a new password.

Aside from the KeyDisk, you can build a parallel Loopback plug, this is a simple device that plugs into the parallel port of the machine and removes the password when you boot it up.

To make it you will need a 25 pin DB25 plug, take the plug apart and join these pins using some old cable;
Pins: 1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, and 18-25

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Plug it into your parallel port and boot up your machine, the password should be removed as soon as it boots.
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