Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Toshiba BIOS Password

   So my co-worker and I have been working on a laptop that he got from one of his friends a while back ago. The computer suddenly began asking for a password at start-up. Now I thought that this would be a simple fix where I could just short out the CMOS battery like I did with my Wife's and that would be it. Turns out there was more to it.
BIOS Password Jumper
   We scoured the internet to find solutions, some insisted that there was a capacitor labeled C628 that needed to be shorted. I tried finding a factory BIOS password, but couldn't. I even tried just clearing CMOS to reset the BIOS back to factory setting by shorting the CMOS battery. Even then, the password seemed to remain, then after restarting it seemed that the newer BIOS came back somehow.
   Finally I found information online the indicated that there were to contacts under the RAM that were used to clear the BIOS password. I tried it and after working on this thing for nearly two weeks, it worked. With the RAM in place and power connected, I placed a jumper over the connectors labeled PAD503 and powered the system. Amazingly, it worked. Finally, my co-worker re-assembled his notebook and was thrilled that it worked.

Make:Toshiba
Model: Satellite M115-S1061
P/N:PSMB6U-00G005
O/S: N/A


Update: I continue to get questions on different models of computers. When requesting help, I will try to respond within 48 hours, just please be patient and wait for a response. Also, don't give up, because I wont. Please provide both the model and part numbers. This will allow me to help you better. Here is where you can find the model and part number.

! These pages were posted over two years ago, but I am still alerted when a comment is made and I WILL respond within 48 hours. So hang in there.

16 comments:

  1. Hi anyone help pls my toshiba r630-11l locked up where to short to reset??any help would be helpfull..

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    1. I also have the same problem... where is the reset for R630-11L?

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  2. I recommend that you first try to reset your BIOS by removing the main battery, holding the power button, and while still holding, plug the power cable in. that in many cases will reset your motherboard if this is the problem. Also try it after removing the BIOS battery and following the instructions above.
    If that doesn't work, remove the RAM modules and look around on the motherboard in that area for two jumpers as shown in the picture. If you cannot find any you may have to completely remove the motherboard. If you can find them, short them with a mini flat-head screw driver or something similar.
    YOU DO NOT WANT TO SHORT THEM IF THEY ARE NOT ADJACENT TO ONE ANOTHER! You may need to power on the system while jumping the jumpers.

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    1. There is no way to even see those jumpers when the RAM is in so how are you supposed to jump it?

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  3. Jacob! You sexy beast! I followed your instructions for a Toshiba M115-S3094 (jumped those hidden jumpers) and BAM! Finally posting. Thank you very much.

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  4. Pls can you help me with Toshiba c50 model, i have tried everything u could but no luck, Toshiba not willing to reply me since i contact them two weeks ago

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    1. Can you describe for me what your computer is doing and the steps that you have already taken?

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    2. jump those 2 b500 with press power button but still no luck

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    3. I'm not sure I understand. You can try explaining your problem in your native language and let me know what that is so I can translate it professionally.

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    4. I have a Toshiba C50-A-1CK, tried taking the BIOS battery out, left it out overnight. Now I am at the point where i have taken the laptop apart and looking at the whole motherboard, I dont see XXX nor PAD503. Any ideas

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    5. Hey Jacob, I have a Toshiba L755D-s5204. I have a BIOS pasword problem, i was wondering if you would know where the two jumpers are located at and how would it look like?

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  5. I followed your instructions for a Toshiba M115-S3104,, Sucses
    thank very much. Alhamdulillah

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  6. I tried the shorting and did not work for me
    started taking the whole thing apart to find the cmos battery but seemed too much trouble, risk for the gain... the next day I tried the following:

    So before you risk damaging your hardware try http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd.
    - Download the tool, then
    - cmospwd /k
    - reboot, it will complain about error, select "restore defaults"

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    1. Are you saying that the program worked for you? If so, great and thank you for the tip.

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  7. Can you tell me where to find the jumper on a Toshiba Satellite M115-S1064 model no PSMB6U-00G00C, I couldn't find it and is it labeled in anyway, Thanks

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  8. I have an toshiba satellite c50-a-19t part no. pscg6e - 08f02mep that call for password on startup. and i can´t find the junper location please help...

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