I googled for what the CMOS battery looked like and then for a pic of the motherboard, found what appeared to be the battery, lo and behold it was just off the side of the access panel for the RAM etc, disconnected the battery, powered the laptop up, turned it off, reconnected the battery and no more BIOS password.Picture of the connector below, that's the RAM just below it which I removed before messing with the battery Obviously you want to be careful yaddayadda, but this laptop was going to be scrapped if I couldn't fix it so pft :) There is a program called Key Disk that will reset the BIOS password on Toshiba laptops.No password ytou provide will work for the password screen and manufacturer default/backdoor passwords will not work either.Resolution/Fix: You may send your laptop to Toshiba or a authorized repair facility to have this issue resolved until (as of this writting) December 2009.Continue to keep it jumped until the Toshiba post screen completes, and then power off the system. Once removed get the latest bios from Toshiba's website for your model.'A "Password =" prompt may be displayed when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set.[..] The occurrence of this problem on any particular computer is unpredictable -- it may never happen, but it could happen any time that the computer is turned on.
The computer will be unusable until this problem is resolved.
There is also a tech faq that has a ton of backdoor passwords Toshiba has used through the years for a variety of their BIOS's that can assist you if you want to go that direction.
the Satellite A105-S2236 ( A105 S2236 ) there are two solder pads (jumpers) under the black plastic under the Ram slot with the bar codes.
Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600 1.9 GHz, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250 GB EIDE SATA HD, 16X DVD /- RW, Windows.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Samsung NP550P5C-S02IN OS Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 Processor 3,610QM 2.30Hz, 6MB L3 Cach Memory 8 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA Ge Force GT 650M 2GB Graphics, Optimus techno Sound Card Sound Alive JBL 3 Speakers With sub-Woofer Monitor s Displays 39.62cm 15.6 Super Bright 300nit HD LED Display Screen Resolution 1,600 x 900, Anti-Reflective Hard Drives 1TB S-ATA II Hard Drive 5,400RPM 4 Quote: Originally Posted by fatih I had bought a new laptop almost 3 months ago.