Bios password?

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  1. Anti-social

    Anti-social We deal in lead

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204. It sat in my case for a few months, because I didn't use it. When I went to boot it up I was prompted with a bios password. I have never set a bios password on it nor has anyone else. I have tried alot of the default passwords I have found online with no luck. I even took it apart and unplugged the CMOS battery, still no luck. Anyone have any suggestions as to how can fix this?

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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well the motherboard caps can hold a charge for quite some time.
    Also, when you unplugged the cmos battery, did you disconnect the psu?
     
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    a toshiba satellite 1805-S204 stores it's BIOS configs in flash memory. It's config variables are held dispite power failure or lack of cmos battery (the clock gets reset, but not the password). You will need to contact Toshiba to reset it.
     
  4. Anti-social

    Anti-social We deal in lead

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    I was able to find a fix. I found out how to make a "loopback key". It's just a DB25 cable with some wires shorted out. I soldered one together and booted it up . I was able to boot to windows and the BIOS. I resaved my settings in the bios and it boots on its own now.

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