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  1. kiss my assets

    kiss my assets New Member

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    My friend got :Owned:

    He bought a Toshiba Laptop from some guy on EBAY.

    He just got it today and right when he turned it on, there's a BIOS password.

    He called the guy and he claims that he forgot it. Now my friend can't do anything!

    He tried taking out the battery and typing in random passwords, nothing works....he tried to boot a cd and press F8, F10, F12, etc but nothing works.

    anybody know what to do? :dunno:
     
  2. Alerin

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    I've never done this, but I have been told that on full size mobos if you take out the battery on the mobo itself it will reset the bios. Do laptop mobos have the same battery?
     
  3. MP

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    ya prolly need to reset it via the jumper
     
  4. skooter

    skooter Guest

    Laptop sounds stolen :squint:

    Yea i think there is a jumper on most laptops you will probably have to find it someplace in the manual or search online for the exact location of it. If you cannot find it maybe try leaving it for a long time like overnight with the motherboard battery and the regular battery out of it, that should do it.
     
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  6. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker 8=oOOo=D ~ ~ ~

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    do a search on google for the model number. you'll probably find a tutorial about how to reset the bios. you'd be surprised how many other people come accross this problem.
     
  7. tehshocker

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    You're friend is most likely fucked if he's not very computer Literate (hardware wise), the best way for him to fix this problem is to remove the CMOS battery from the MB for a Few Minutes, that should clear the BIOS, he should just take the system to a Technician and have them take a look at it, they would fix the problem in a few minutes.

    --JT
     
  8. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    1. find bios battery
    2. remove bios batter
    3. use paperclip to jump between positive and negative on the bios battery
    4. turn on laptop breifly
    5. turn off laptop (and all power)
    6. remove paperclip
    7. install battery
    8. Try it

    If not... GOOGLE.
     

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