I Got a Toshiba pro L300 laptop for some reason it came with its own head ache "the bios power on password" which i don't know and i am hoping to pass through it with your help so tell me what to do people and thank you in advance.
oh by the way i tired to remove the cimos battery and reinstoled it the password is still there i also thought of using the loop back method but it ant applicable for this model.
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1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key, until the message "Check system. Then press (F1) key" appears on the screen.
2. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.
3. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the Password field, and highlight NOT REGISTERED.
4. Press the spacebar, and then enter a new password at the "Password = " prompt. Press the Enter key.
5. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The Password field will change to REGISTERED.
6. Press the End key and then the Y key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.
F2 key BIOS Password setting procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key.
2. The BIOS setup program should appear. If Windows starts, shut down the computer and try step 1 again.
3. Use the arrow keys to move to the Security tab.
4. Use the arrow keys to select "Set User Password". (This 'User Password' is equivalent to what is otherwise called, in this document, a 'BIOS Password'.)
(It may be necessary to set a supervisor password before setting a user password. A Supervisor Password may be thought of as a backup mechanism -- if a User Password is forgotten, the Supervisor Password will allow access to the computer. The next section describes how to set a Supervisor Password.)
5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Type in a new password at the "Password = " prompt, and then press the Enter key.
6. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The password field will now change to indicate that a password has been entered.
7. Optionally, set the Password on Boot feature to 'Enable'. Otherwise the computer may not prompt for the password at startup.
8. Press the F10 key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.
Hope this helps.
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i Have the same problem but mine is an Satellite L305-S5946 it uses "Insyde H2O bios" i tried removing the cmos battery and it STILL worked without it...i also tried that whole technique you just posted it also did not work..i tried virtually every thing...it just still goes right back to a blue box that says "enter current password" i also tried the backdoor passwords..what other advice do you offer me because this bios password is really starting to annoy me!! plz!!
Follow these steps to remove / disable the BIOS (CMOS) Password on the Satellite L300 / L305 / L300D / L305D models:
1. Turn the computer OFF, if it's on.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery.
3. Remove the memory module cover, on the bottom of the computer.
4. Remove any memory modules that are installed.
5. With the computer oriented as in the photo above, grasp the Mylar film at the upper left corner and peel it to the right -- far enough to expose the B500 solder pads (see photo below). Attach a 4" long piece of tape to the underside of the Mylar film. Do not remove the film completely, because it may be difficult to re-attach it correctly.
6. Insert one of the memory modules into the innermost socket (at left).
7. Secure the tape to the computer's case, as shown below, to keep the Mylar film from covering the solder pads.
8. Reconnect the AC adapter.
9. Short the B500 solder pads on the system board. Needle-nose pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver works well to short them.
10. While continuing to short-circuit the solder pads, turn the computer on, and continue shorting the pads until the Toshiba Logo Screen disappears. If the password has been successfully removed, the computer will not display a BIOS password prompt before starting Windows or another OS.
11. Shut down Windows or other OS, making sure the the computer turns off.
12. Disconnect the AC adapter.
13. Remove the memory module and re-position the Mylar film over the system board.
14. Re-insert all memory modules.
15. Re-attach the memory slot cover.
16. Re-insert the battery and connect the AC adapter.
17. Restart the computer to verify that the password prompt no longer appears. If it does still appear, then repeat this procedure, starting with step 1
For toshiba, its really an official procedure made in toshiba standard labs......it works 100% as i have tested many times and it works......some times people burnd the motherboard because they dont use proper antistatic device and they burn motherboards with discharge....
If this procedure doesnt work with a flat headed screw driver use a paper clip or something metalica that short two points of B500 pads.....
You can make a solder bridge - two points with a fine iron tip
Hi dear, i succesfully removed my bios password according to ur instructions by shorting B500 solder pads...bt now there is a problem the system says,"please enter the built-in Hdd user password"...i have not put any pasword on hard drive...i m also unable to remove it from bios setup...please help me.thanks
I have similar situation. Toshiba assist lock me out of hardware setup options in the bios, i forgot my supervisor password. i can log on my vista user password no problem. Will the same procedures apply to resetting supervisor password? Thanks for the assistance
LESTER ESCOBAR: Your idea really work for my Toshiba L300, I tried it yesterday on Sunday 24/01/2009. The procedure works very well.
My advice for any body that want to use the Procedure is that the person should be very careful about the antistatic device to be used for short circuiting as earlier adviced by Lester Escobar.
how about satellite p300 how can i reset the bios. i'm using this because my toshiba no display memory was good and there's a G1 AND G2 pin at the button of memory slot. i already try that but i dont know if this is the right bios reset pin. thanks in advance hope someone can help me here.
hey! thanks to this wonderful post. i recently found it very useful and in the process i discovered another useful tips on how to unlock HDD built-in password.
u know, after i successful unlock or bypass bios whatever, i was confronted wt hdd built-in password problem and i tried searching for solution but i found non, better still non worked for my case. but as luck would have it i just press space button when it prompted for password and press enter, that was it! like a stroke of magic, i was there!
may be you can try this in your case, u can be the next person to testify!