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Paulo W Mar 12, 2005, 03:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I bought a second handed TOSHIBA laptop which was configured
with an unknown password.pls i cannot make use of the system since i
bought it. can u asssit me by telling me on how to resolve the
password. let me give u info about the laptop. pls i will be very grateful if u
assist me to solve this problem.
I allready checked these ways which don't work:
- "pharell loopback" - made it myself
- bios battery
- jumper for clearing of cmos setting
- imposible... don't know how to flash the bios if I dont have a 1.44 flop and theres no boot
- no backdoor passwords work
- some hardware specialists were flashing the password chip, and nothing helped

So give me some ideas becouse I'm in dead point!


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guru Shane Mar 12, 2005, 03:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
I don't know a lot about it, but I've heard about configuring a hard drive password that will lock anyone out. If the BIOS has been cleared, then you may have just locked yourself out for good. Anyway, the article I have read stated that a password in the BIOS has to match the password stored on the harddrive and you have to enter the correct password, or the platters in the hard drive will lock.

If you've tried clearing the BIOS, then this sounds like what may be happening. I'm not stating that it is 100% fact. I'm just tellling you that I have read an article that was stating this. Hopefully others will jump in with some solid facts here.

phil Mar 12, 2005, 03:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
by using a 2nd computer and a hex editor (eg. Norton DiskEdit or HexWorks) ,
take a blank floppy disk and change the first 5 bytes of sector 2 to 4B 45
59 00 00 and then put the disk into the toshiba turn it on, then
when asked for 'password': press 'enter', then 'Y' when asked to 'set
password'

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Paulo W Mar 15, 2005, 03:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 15, 2005, 03:28pm EST

 
>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
"Slim Shady"
I heard all these things, I don't care if the password has turned on the hard drive (I can buy a new one) I just want the laptop ON ... buying a new mainboard is ~800$ for this model that I cannot aford!

"phil verhey"
This method wasn't used more like on the ancient Toshiba 486 machines ect ?? Anyway this toshiba doesnt have a floppy drive...

Anybody has some more ideas

Victor Hackney Mar 15, 2005, 04:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Hi Paulo,

Take a look at this site, it may help

http://www.intertek.org.uk/downloads/

Kind regards
Victor UK

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Paulo W Mar 15, 2005, 04:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
This is only a company that opens passworded files: Word, exel, winzip ect.
They only solve software passwords not hardware.

phil Mar 15, 2005, 09:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
hmm well last i heard this works for all toshibas.. just change the 'floppy' for cd then, and im guessing it should work.. its what toshiba tech use for a 'master password' substitute

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Harris Walktin Mar 15, 2005, 09:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
BIOS passwords can be reset by reseting the bios chip. I do this typically on ATX motherboards, I simply cut all power to the atx, remove the bios battery, or just rest the bios by jumper.
Im pretty sure laptops work the same, if you can get it open, and find the bios chip with battery.

I may be wrong, but 99.9% of time, bios passwords are cracked this way.

- Harris W. -AMD Employee
AMD cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your PC by my advice. My advice is valid.
koxili koxili Mar 17, 2005, 05:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Hello,
type following keys: ctrl, tab, ctrl, enter.
you will get code on the screen that needs to be sent to toshiba service and they will give you contra key to unlock your notebook.
of course if they want to do that.
keep in mind that notebook must stay turned on, because on the next boot you will get new code.

Rory Witham Mar 17, 2005, 07:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
I got a email on this one...

SOme of the bios locks cut off everything so there is not boot from any drive..

You need the engineers PW to get into teh system, toshibia can sort you out with it when you produce the reciept for the laptop..

As I said in the email...


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Paulo W Mar 19, 2005, 04:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Does anybody know PW of a toshiba engineer?

Mr. Aveng Mar 19, 2005, 05:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Alot of laptops have their own BIOS password chip. You might need to short 2 points on that chip to reset it. Try "Toshiba Tecra M1 BIOS password" or something in google.

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Paulo W Mar 19, 2005, 05:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
I have searched on google "Toshiba Tecra M1 BIOS password" and all kind of combinations for weeks, and no answers on any web-page

Mr. Aveng Mar 19, 2005, 05:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Then I guess calling Toshiba is the best solution...

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phil Mar 19, 2005, 10:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 20, 2005, 02:22am EST

 
>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
just save yourself some the pain and take phone up computer shops in town and ask them if the will fix it for you... probly the easiest thing to do

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Paulo W Mar 20, 2005, 12:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 20, 2005, 12:35am EST

 
>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
WOW! Thanks! What you wrote is verrrrry helpfull!
Ive searched the net and couldnt find a pre-made keydisk CD, could you please give me a link?

Paulo W Mar 20, 2005, 02:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Well I called before heaps of shops and services.. no one could help

guru Shane Mar 20, 2005, 05:02am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
Did you try replacing the hard drive, or is it definitely the BIOS? I'm fairly certain that the CMOS won't remember anything if the battery is removed for a long enough period of time. With all the trouble you're going through, I still think it points at the issue I was talking about before. If you replace the hard drive AND you clear the BIOS, then your best bet would be to call the manufacturers. They will know more about it than anyone else. (I mean, hey, they built it. Who would know more about it than them?)

Murat Kanik May 04, 2005, 10:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
after using parallel loopback if it doesnt work again it might be a HDD password.. try another HDD.. if it asks for a password again check your loopback otherwise change your HDD

TERMINAL Connect May 05, 2005, 12:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra S1?
I have a toshiba tecra s1 with a supervisor password/Bios lock.
Anyone familiar with this Scenerio.
That can offer me a cure.

spaazm@hotmail.com

Baltateanu Iulian May 23, 2005, 06:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to remove BIOS password from Toshiba Tecra M1?
hey cheer up

Here is the solution :

If you are lucky it will work

you have to brake in to notebook and seek the batery that suport bios with energy, all the components must bee off the notebook (hdd,cdrom, batery, must not be plug in with any power).
You take off the bios batery stay 5 minutes, and put it inverted and keep it 5 seconds like this, then start the laptop without the bios batery, you should see that there in no password anymore, you can put the batery on now end the rest of the components also..

Good luck


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