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Toshiba satellite l505 bios password

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July 30, 2010 5:01:03 AM

I have a toshiba that Is asking me for a bios password. It should be xx. I was able to get into the bios with xx after trying about 100 times. If I load defaults in bios it does not change. Under security options in the bios I can set the password by entering the current password but xx does not work.
This password comes up after I can hit f2 or f12 but either way it still asks me for the password.
It does not have an lpt port for me to make the loop back device
Like I said if I try several times and keep restarting the laptop eventually xx will work.
I have read posts saying removing the boards battery does not work. I was considering removing it for a day or two.

thanks for any help
July 30, 2010 6:00:59 AM

Ooook, I think this one might work, you should unscrew the pins, open up your PC, remove all the bigger parts as possible: battery firstly, HDD, DVD device, and etc. Try to get to the mainboard and then look for a battery, which supports system time and BIOS memory as well.. So, remove this battery carefully, wait for about 30 seconds, and plug it back.. It might reset your BIOS and remove password.
If you'll do this, inform me if it worked out!
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August 19, 2010 10:47:44 PM

After a second attempt of removing the battery for a few hours, the password did reset.
Now the toshiba asks for a hdd password when booting.
I installed the toshiba sata hdd into my thinkpad and it asks for "master password" to boot from hdd.
Tried installing a new os and windows will not install on the hdd.
Kill disk via external usb cable gives and error code.
I tried rebuilding the MBR, with no success.
I found a boot cd from google the had a hdd "nuke"
nothing is working for me?
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May 21, 2011 4:22:13 PM

dude, if you got a hdd password, that hdd is sometimes crypt-linked with the computer bios. more, if your bios is crorrupted, so may be the crypting code.

my advice on the case: decode the hdd by a paid online service (around $20).

cheers!
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August 13, 2011 2:53:14 AM

The BIOS password on the l505 is removed by jumping B500. To complete this task you will want to remove your bottom memory stick and the black plastic label on the motherboard. Once you have done this take a thin piece of wire and hold it on the two solder pads while turning on the computer. The computer will post then shut off, now remove the thin piece of wire. Turn the computer back on and the BIOS password should be removed. As for Hard Drive you may want to purchase a new one or do as someonewhoknowsstuff has mentioned. Check this site http://www.hddunlock.com/
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August 13, 2011 3:16:41 AM

This is usually a strong indicator of THEFT - contact Toshiba.
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November 2, 2011 10:26:04 PM

llacert said:
The BIOS password on the l505 is removed by jumping B500. To complete this task you will want to remove your bottom memory stick and the black plastic label on the motherboard. Once you have done this take a thin piece of wire and hold it on the two solder pads while turning on the computer. The computer will post then shut off, now remove the thin piece of wire. Turn the computer back on and the BIOS password should be removed. As for Hard Drive you may want to purchase a new one or do as someonewhoknowsstuff has mentioned. Check this site http://www.hddunlock.com/

Do you mean the battery on the bottom of the laptop or one inside?Where is the black label on the mother board and pads? I tried to do a recovery on my laptop, and somehow my passwords don't work now. And now I get a black screen asking for a password, I don't have. Thanks, Mike
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November 18, 2011 11:54:13 PM

Please contact Toshiba Support. Forum rules do not allow answers to this question - my apologies.
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November 18, 2011 11:56:29 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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November 18, 2011 11:56:56 PM

Best answer selected by area51reopened.
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