Tonight neighbor called and said all of a sudden her Toshiba Satellite A105 had a BIOS password that she did not create.
Went to Google and searched for ‘new Toshiba bios password after reboot’ and the ninth one down was:
which explained how to reset the bios password with a paperclip, tho I ended up using a basic key ring to jumper the x and y solder points to short out the password:
1. Take out the battery and unplug it.
2. Remove keyboard bezel
Keyboard bezel is the plastic cover piece above the keyboard where you
are able to find out the speakers. Simply remove it. To get the
plastic holding back clips to take it loose is a little hard. But if
you are careful, you can use a little screw driver and slowly pry
between the two screen mounts. You could also use a paper clip with a
little 1/8″ bend at tip to do this. Once these three holding clips
have come free the others are reasonably easy to crop up. Just be
patient and do it slowly. Once the keyboard bezel is off the next
steps going easy.
3. Remove screw on the keyboard.
There are two screws that apparent when the bezel has been moved out.
These screw has a function to keep the keyboard stay in base. Lift the
keyboard up from the screw side and the holding clips at the front of
the keyboard will lift out. Once the keyboard is open you’ll have to
either allow it linked, just turned of to the side, or unplug it from
the motherboard. The keyboard cable connection has a black clip on the
top of it. Just bring this clip up a little and the keyboard cable
will slide out. The keyboard cable doesn’t have a fixed connector, but
is merely a ribbon that is contained place by the black clip along the
top of the keyboard cable connector.
4. Remove the wireless card.
Wireless card is the single card available at this place. Release clip
of the metal spring clips tied in. And then move card across to
disclose field below card. You don’t need to unplug the wires
connected to card.
5. Directly you’ll see C88 clearly labeled right beside the jack that
the wireless card plugs into. There are two little solder squares in
around 1/16″ at this location. At this place plug the power adapter to
your Satellite A105-S4014 again.
Use paper clip to release two solder squares at label C88, plyers to
bend a 1/8″ long “L” and then “scuffed” up the paperclip with the
teeth of the pliers. Do it carefully, the paperclip sustained a
varnish coating on it and didn’t adequately conduct electricity. Hold
it in place on these two solder contact squares once you’ve your
paperclip assemble. If you’re done, boot your Toshiba Satellite
A105-S4014 or similar laptop.
6. Your Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014 should boot right up and bypass
the bios password, which is now reset or erased.
--Big Thanks out to www.paralaptop.com