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Re-Set BIOS


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#1 Pearl7

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

I have a Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701. I was told that re-setting the BIOS on a Toshiba is more difficult than other laptops because with most you just replace the battery. Not this one. Unfortunately the closest Toshiba service center is over 3 hours away and I really don't want to ship my laptop to Toshiba along with $500 or more to fix it. The computer turns on fine and I get a screen asking for the Built-in HDD1 User Password. After 3 attempts the computer shuts down.

Is there a way to re-set the BIOS?

If I am unable to re-set the BIOS can I just replace the part of the computer that the BIOS is located on? If so, what would I replace?

Or would it be easier to take the hard drive from this computer and put it into another? If so, what other computers would accept the hard drive from this computer?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:01 AM

I do believe the TOS explains that we cannot circumvent, or help others circumvent known security features. Im sorry, but your probably going to have to find a local PC store to find the answer to that.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:11 PM

If taking the battery out will not restore the BIOS to default conditions, your only other option is to open it up and find the jumper on the motherboard
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:57 AM

If taking the battery out will not restore the BIOS to default conditions, your only other option is to open it up and find the jumper on the motherboard


Unfortunately I am not very computer literate and I haven't been able to find a local place who will work on it. I was hoping that I could replace the motherboard or some other component to make it work again.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:55 PM

What makes you think the BIOS is bad to begin with?
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