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    Bypass laptop password

    hello,

    I've got an issue with a toshibia (model no: PS241E-6HWP1-4C) laptop. My idiot of a nephew has locked it by putting a password in the BIOS. Now i can't access it and my work is still on it.

    What can i do to fix it?

    Thank You

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    im assuming laptops are similar to desktops in the sense that they have a CMOS battery on the motherboard... so if you can find this, and take it out for a few mins, then replace it, you should find that the password has been removed

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    not sure but you will still be able to get the information off the hard drive if it is important.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=593137

    or there are other solutions.
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    Thank Paul, but i just want to get this thing back in order mate.

    i believe that laptops have an extra security or something and its not as simple as taking a battery out, although i could be wrong.

    Also my laptop is the TOSHIBA SATELLITE model.

    Any idea?

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    If you can find out the motherboard type you maybe able to flash the Bios this should release the password?
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    Ask your nephew for the password?

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    Generally it won't; laptop BIOSes are usually quite hard to unlock if you don't know the password. It isn't just a matter of removing the CMOS battery, or flashing the BIOS. I don't know if your laptop is a supported model that has a parallel port, but might something like THIS help?

    edit: I'm assuming that your nephew either doesn't remember said password or has, in fact, been garotted....

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    my nephew the fool, doesn't remember the password. Whats happened is that i bought this laptop from carboot sale about 3 months ago. The last time i used it was about 3 weeks ago. He must have put a password on just after that and now he say's he doesn't remember! I'm right cheesed off..he deserves a clip around his ear!

    Oh forgot to mention that my toshiba has this number on it too: "s2410-601" and it doesn't have a parallel port.

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    Definately try and take out the cmos bat if you can (not sure how hard it will be to get to). Sounds like a good place to start.

    Im pushing it with this but try and find a jbat jumper on the motherboard and remove it, replace it to the left or right depending on where the free jumper is for 5 seconds, then take it off and put it back into its original position.

    Well it works on desktops anyway but never really opened up a lappy myself other then for adding ram.

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    Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot


    -- taken from here.

    Might be worth a try.

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    There are backup password for bios's, they might be available on the net or you can try contacting toshiba

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    take it too a laptop technician its not worth the effort. Laptops are extremely compact and you need to place everything in the right order with the right place. Its not worth taking everything out to get to the cmos and then find out that resetting the bios didn't work just pay the extra couple of squid and let someone else worry about it. If you do take it apart I heavily suggest you photograph every section remove

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    If it has a parrallel port, you will need to buy an adaptor that puts the correct pins together- The one posted on Ebay should do the trick...

    I have had to do it with a laptop of my own, stupid family members...

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    bit of a pain in the arse these, you need to short the battery and if i remember, its not easy to get to. get the keyboard out and take a peek, if it is solderd on just short it, if its on a plug unplug it overnight

    old toshibas dont have the added security chip.

    anywhere near the midlands ?

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    you used to be able to get tools to read bois passwords we used to do it alot @ college on there pc's

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    yep there still on hirens cd, dont work on anything made in the past 5 years afaik

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