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Question toshiba m1 password removal ( Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion Toshiba )
Updated: 2008-03-02 06:41:31 (32)
toshiba m1 password removal

[]hi please can anyone tell me how to remove a power on password on the tecra m1 i typed in what i thought was t112ert but it doesnt seem to let me into the thing i havent got a lot of work or anything on it,iv contacted toshiba and they say becouse i bought it second user that even if im now the registered keeper that they wont help???????
does any body have any idea how i can do this []

Answers: toshiba m1 password removal ( Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion Toshiba )
toshiba m1 password removal

I've asked around about your unit, and it looks like there's a utility & a bunch of key strokes you have to hit for it to clear. This is currently all the info I could get, but still digging!

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

If you tried one of the original Toshiba dongles and that didn't work, they possibly changed the dongle (maybe USB) or possibly they've gone back to the old battery & jumper technique. I'll check with a friend of mine and let you know what they're currently doing.

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

[]hi chaps thanks for the replys iv tried the dongle but it dosnt work on the new models any more idea manythanks [8D]

simlock

toshiba m1 password removal

I believe to remove a password from the Toshiba units, you need a special adapter/dongle that gets attached to the LPT port before powerup. AFter the unit is turned on with the adapter connected, the password is automatically removed. I've done this on the older Toshibas (Tecra 8200 & older) and they work, but not too sure with the new units. Just take the unit to an authorized service center and they will usually do it for you for approx. $100 CDN.

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

You need to reset the Bios. This is different for most every machine and I'm not entirely sure how to do it on a Toshiba. Somewhere there should be a jumper that you need to move to initiate a reset. This will clear out the entire Bios but shouldn't screw up anything. This jumper is generally near the battery, though again, I don't know where it is on your machine.

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Brian

toshiba m1 password removal

One way to reset the BIOS password is to take the CMOS battery out for a few minutes and put it back in. On a laptop that might be tricky to get to.

cerhat

toshiba m1 password removal

Will this work for my Satellite M45-S169? I have the same issue! Thanks!!

smahmud

toshiba m1 password removal

You might try this link...
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm

dragonesse

toshiba m1 password removal

I have a Toshiba Tecra M1 and ive got the same problem [xx(]
There is no one that can help me in my city. Does anybody know how to turn of the password? Its 6 months from last answer so I think that somebody knows how to do it?
=Paul555=

Paul555

toshiba m1 password removal

quote:
Originally posted by Paul555
[br]I AM READY TO PAY THE PERSON THAT WILL CRACK THE PASSWORD IN THE BIOS, OR GIVES ME A WAY HOW TO BRAKE IT!!!!!!



If you're willing to pay for the removal of the password, as I stated when you PM'd me, why don't you just send it in to Toshiba and have them remove it for you? This is not a warranty issue, so you could just send it to Toshiba (doesn't matter if you have one in your area or not). The only thing they will ask for is proof of ownership. If you can't prove you own the unit (invoice or some sort), then their first assumption is that the unit is stolen. If you bought it form someone, get the password from them. If they can't remember, have them contact Toshiba and provide the ownership paperwork. If they can't do that, then it's most likely stolen. If that's the case, I'm sorry to say, but you might as well get rid of the unit.

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

I AM READY TO PAY THE PERSON THAT WILL CRACK THE PASSWORD IN THE BIOS, OR GIVES ME A WAY HOW TO BRAKE IT!!!!!!

Paul555

toshiba m1 password removal

I found this site. Not sure if your pc's are listed

http://www.pwcrack.com/security_chips_toshiba.shtml

Thaiwoo

toshiba m1 password removal

hi Venombite unfortunatly it didnt but never mind i will keep trying []thanks anyway[8D]

simlock

toshiba m1 password removal

Hey Simlock,

Did the instructions work?

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

Hey Simlock,

Did the instructions work?

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

If you have a problem with the Toshiba passwords, you need to contact Toshiba. Discussions on how to circumvent security measures are not allowed on this forum.

Greg

toshiba m1 password removal

I have this issue, too. My original M1's video chip started acting up so I got a used M1 for parts which has a working motherboard and video chip, but is password protected. I tried the parallel port thing, unplugged the RTC battery for a day, tried the backdoor password, nothing worked so far.
So there are 2 small chips by the RTC battery, I suspect one of them is an NVRAM type of memory (doesn't lose it's information when power is cut), that's why it still holds the password. I was thinking about removing those chips from my original board and soldering them on the new one, but those things are so damn small, I'd need some professional soldering tool.
Does anyone have any new information on this?

krisztoforo

toshiba m1 password removal

Is anyone any further forward with these. im sure that the password is held on a chip. if i knew which chip then it wouldnt be a problem. im sure that its nothing to do with the bios, as the bios doesnt even have time to load. this thread been going about the forums for years....lets get it sorted!!


Get the most from your machine
www.1stop-pc.com

dexyweescot

toshiba m1 password removal

Im having the same issue with the Toshiba Tecra 8200

No one has come up with an answer? its been 2 years... well gonna be 3 years!

Jaysibe712

toshiba m1 password removal

You need to do this... To reset the bios, you will need to take art your laptop and disconnect this for the Tecra 8200


Removal

Disconnect the RTC battery cable from PJ201 on the system board.
Lift the tab securing the plastic insulator and fold back the insulator.
Lift out the battery

overdrive

toshiba m1 password removal

hi everybody....please help me i have toshiba m45-s359 notebook ... i lost my bios password(.... please help me to find my password! i dont want to send my laptop to u.s to unlock it! (sorry.i cant speak in english very well!).please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee(

amin_asadi

toshiba m1 password removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by cj2600
This method mentions 720kb diskette. I've never seen one, so I did a quick search on Google for the term "720kb diskette" and here's what I found.
Wow.. I didn't think it was possible to feel any older..

jas

toshiba m1 password removal

Quote:
Originally Posted by cerhat
A lot of Toshibas have 'Toshiba' as the backdoor BIOS password.

There is also this method, but I have never tried it personally:

http://www.expage.com/page/toshibapassword
This method mentions 720kb diskette. I've never seen one, so I did a quick search on Google for the term "720kb diskette" and here's what I found.
Early 3.5-inch diskettes could hold 720KB of data. Because it had less storage capacity than the high-density 5.25-inch diskette, the original 3.5-inch was never widely used. However, in 1987 IBM introduced the 1.44MB version of the smaller diskette

I think that the method mentioned in the link did work 10-15years ago, but I'm not really sure that it will work on modern Toshibas.

cj2600

toshiba m1 password removal

A lot of Toshibas have 'Toshiba' as the backdoor BIOS password.

There is also this method, but I have never tried it personally:

http://www.expage.com/page/toshibapassword

cerhat

toshiba m1 password removal

A lot of Toshibas have 'Toshiba' as the backdoor BIOS password.

There is also this method, but I have never tried it personally:

http://www.expage.com/page/toshibapassword

cerhat

toshiba m1 password removal

Removing the CMOS battery and the parallel port plug will not work on Tecra M1. The only way to remove the BIOS password from Tecra M1 is to bring it to a Toshiba repair center. To remove the BIOS password, a special code has to be entered. I believe only an authorized Toshiba repair technician can get this code. Correct me if I'm wrong.

cj2600

toshiba m1 password removal

You need to reset the Bios. This is different for most every machine and I'm not entirely sure how to do it on a Toshiba. Somewhere there should be a jumper that you need to move to initiate a reset. This will clear out the entire Bios but shouldn't screw up anything. This jumper is generally near the battery, though again, I don't know where it is on your machine.

Editor in Chief http://www.bargainPDA.com and http://www.SPOTstop.com

Brian

toshiba m1 password removal

hi Venombite thanks for explaining it to me iwill try it and see what happens regards[]

simlock

toshiba m1 password removal

hi Venombite thanks for the info m8 its well apreciated please let me know if you find anything or you can send me any links []



simlock

toshiba m1 password removal

Simlock,

Give the following a try and see if it works:

1. Plug unit in
2. Turn on the computer while pressing the "Esc" key.
3. As soon as the "Password=" appears, press the key combination that will be provided to you.
4. Enter the response code that is given to you accurately. An invalid entry will cause the computer to shut down.
5. As soon as the response code is accepted, press the "F1" key when prompted, to go to the BIOS set-up.
6. Go to the Password section and press the Space bar at "Password=Registered" field.
7. When prompted for "Password=", press Space bar and then Enter.
8. When prompted for "New Password=", press Enter .
9. When prompted for "Verify Password=" press Enter.
10. Press the "End" key to save the changes and exit the BIOS settings.
11. Press "Y" to confirm save and exit.

If this doesn't work, I'm sorry to say that you're S.O.L. unless you send the unit into a service center (not Toshiba) & have them do the removal.

There is one other way to get the password removed, but your system still has to be under warranty for it to work because it requires a systemboard replacement. Just call Toshiba & say that your system is having an INTERMITTENT problem. You MUST say "intermittent" because if they get the system and they can't reproduce the problem, you'll get it back untouched. Just say the system sometimes doesn't boot or it sometimes hangs at powerup. If they ask you if it has a Password when they're servicing it, just tell them no.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

-Vb-

Venombite

toshiba m1 password removal

hi Venombite manythanks for the reply []but please can you explain this part to me as im not shore i understand where the key combinatrion comes from after i press escape As soon as the "Password=" appears, press the key combination that will be provided to you???? []

simlock

toshiba m1 password removal

You don't hit escape after the "Password=" displays, you have to hold down the ESC key & while holding it down, you hit the power button while still holding the ESC key, until "Password=" appears. When it does, it should give you a key combo to hit. Just follow the instructions on your screen and what I posted and it should work.

-Vb-

Venombite

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