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Old Mar 21, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Question Toshiba Satellite A135-4427

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I told someone I could clear their Cmos password because they were locked out. I lied. I tried removing the battery and a host of backdoor passwords. Nothing works. Anyone have any clues how to reset or clear the cmos in a Toshiba Satellite A135-4427. If not this guy is just holding on to a dead machine. I told him to try Toshiba, but he says they want to much $, and they want him to send the laptop back.
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Old Mar 21, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Default Liar, Liar, pants on fire.

You can't reset laptop bios passwords by removing the battery.

It's a safety feature against loss or theft.


I'm assuming this is legit, anyway,


Try the Toshiba backdoor password that techs use, it's toshiba.

Or try bypassing it by holding down the left shift key as it's booting.

If that fails, try the program KeyDisk. Use a search engine for download locations. It's simple to use.

As a last resort, try a dongle or loopback.

You can make a loopback by using a 25 pin parallel connector (db25).

Then you need to connect the following pins:

1-5-10, 2-11, 3-17, 4-12, 6-16, 7-13, 8-14, 9-15, 18-25

That should remove the password when you boot.
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Old Mar 22, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Default Toshiba Satellite

I've tried all of those options. He's just going to have to pay Toshiba. I've exhausted all resources.
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Old Mar 23, 2007, 04:45 PM
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Only thing I can think of is see if there is a jumper or switch on the motherboard, but that will obviously involve taking it apart. (a schematic or manual should tell you)

Also, use a search engine and try some Password cracking software.


Failing all that, he/she will have to send it in to Toshiba.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 04:41 PM
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Default tried everything you've mentioned

I've opened it up, but was told the removing the battery wouldn't clear the bios. The battery it soldered in. If i felt this would work i would try it. But i've read in different places on the web that that didn't work. I did find that another person who removed Windows Vista and put XP on the system the same thing he did, had the same problem. Why would that cause that.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 09:33 PM
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Not sure we're understanding each other?

I never said remove the battery. That won't do anything.

As I stated in my original post, it's a safety measure against theft or loss, so taking out the battery won't do a thing.

What I said was to see if there is a jumper or dipswitch to reset the Bios.

The motherboard manual or schematic will tell you if it has one.


Sorry, I don't quite understand the last question regarding Vista and XP.
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