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Toshiba A50 BIOS Password


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#1 rjp1

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

I bought a Toshiba SA50-112 on EBay and have found that the BIOS is passworded. I have hunted for a solution, removed the CMOS battery and taken it apart to try to find anything to short across and have not found anything that works.
It does not have a parallel port so cant use that device. No floppy drive for a software solution. The person I bought it from said he picked it up in a job lot and cant help. Toshiba are, as always, utterly useless unless I pay them more than the laptop is worth (their standard way of doing business).
Can anyone help me, please?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Is the password protecting just the bios settings, or does it lock down everything, including boot to the OS?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

Are you sure it's the BIOS password?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Hi,
With Toshiba there are so many different methods of clearing a BIOS password.
Including the challenge response method that only a Toshiba ASP can do that I would look on the Toshiba website and see if they have a ASP near you. The Authorized Service Providers here in the USA are Independents. You might find one that would clear it for $50 US or so. Depends on how busy they are.

However as Louis has asked, if it is a Hard Drive password then there is no way to clear it beyond buying a new Hard Drive.

Good luck
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

Its a BIOS password. On power-up, goes to splash screen then blank screen with Password_________ on it and nothing else.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Are you sure it's the BIOS password?



Its a BIOS password. On power-up, goes to splash screen then blank screen with Password_________ on it and nothing else.


Is that the computer splash screen or the OS splash screen?

If its the BIOS password then it will only ask for that if you try and access the BIOS with the Functions keys or Del key, it sounds like the the HDD paswword its after.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

The Bios can be set to prevent booting without the password as well as needing the password to access the BIOS settings

The main problem for me is that it is not an American model and I can't pull up any info on it.

Sorry
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I did find this manual although I don't know if it will help
http://tim.id.au/laptops/toshiba/satellite%20a50%20tecra%20a2.pdf

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