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  Toshiba Satellite A100 and A105 Power On Password reset 
 
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Laptop Willie Oct 01, 2008, 01:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have found the Key to resetting the power on password. Although I will not take credit for producing this bit of information, I will take credit for passing it along to you. Understand, you do these repairs at your own risk.

Toshiba Satellite A100 and the A105 will install a POP (Power-On-Password) at most any time that the unit is shut down and turned on. Toshiba is aware of the problem and last I heard will fix the problem for free. Problem is you must send the thing in to them and do with out it while they do the repair. This ten min. repair may take them over a week and you're stuck with out your laptop.

1) If you are lucky and haven't had the problem yet, up grade your BIOS ASAP. The lasts upgrade corrects the problem.

2) If it has happened to you and you think you're stuck with a brick, Good news. You can fix this by removing first removing all power, then remove the plastic cover above the keyboard, removing removing the two keyboard screws. You'll need to fold the keyboard in such a way that you don't damage the cable. You will see the wireless card just to the right. it's the only card there. It is held in place by spring clips. Remove the card from the connector. There are two solder contact points labeled "C88". Connect the power adapter to the laptop now. Short the two contact of "C88" and press the power on button. The unit should boot to the windows screen. Once it boots, you'll have to update the BIOS.

Hope this helps. I have used this approach, and it worked for me.


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thomas quick Nov 06, 2010, 04:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite A100 and A105 Power On Password reset
I tried to do as you said, but I cannot find the (c88) pins. There's nothing under the card. I have the Satelite a105-2102 series.

Laptop Willie Nov 06, 2010, 05:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thomas, I can't guarantee that something I wrote two years ago is still good because models change from year to year. Second, Are you're sure it's a Power-On-Password? To check for sure, remove the hard drive and power on the unit. If you don't get the password screen, then the password is a hard drive password and not a P-O-P. If there is no c88 points, the board is not the same. There may be other ways to bypass the password, but at present, I'm not up on them.

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Prosenjit Ghosh Jul 19, 2012, 12:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You are simply GREAT.........This solution has worked perfectly.
I would like to keep in touch with you to get similar solutions.

Laptop Willie Jul 19, 2012, 01:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Posting here will usually get you a quick answer. I have been sick so I can't promise I'll be the one answering.You may get other tips on my web site that may help.

Laptop Willie
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maks Aug 04, 2012, 09:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite A100 and A105 Power On Password reset
Thanq for ur post i successfully reset the bios password in toshiba A100-294 motherboard,
after that i entered bios and in security option i accidently changed TPM option (Disable) i activated the option.
When i restarted the notebook,Display is gone off now not working, How can i fix this plz help me?

Vikas Sharma Oct 26, 2013, 01:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite A100 and A105 Power On Password reset
Thank You very much buddy, this is really a great tip which helped me out in removing P-O-P from A100 (Model no. PSAAAA-007003).:)

Christophe M. Feb 01, 2014, 03:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite A100 and A105 Power On Password reset
HI,

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunaltely, it doesn't work on my model (A100-768 (PSAA9E)).
I acually found C88 jumper un der the card, shorted it, but the computer still request a password. I also removed the hard drive to make sure th password isn't stored on HDD.

Anyone having an idea on how I can reset the password on my computer ?

Regards,

--
Christophe


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