Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170 Bios Password
A friend of my was unable to boot his satellite laptop and so I took a look. Turns out it had a BIOS password that was need before you could do anything. Very frustrating as you can’t even boot off of an external drive without the password. The only thing you can do is reset the cmos.
So Below are the steps I took to fix this. I am not liable for any damage. *** Proceed at your own risk *** .
So now that we are ready, I must give credit, first. I found this post, fixing regarding how to fix it and it worked perfectly. I took some photos to help anyone who maybe in the same predicament.
Remove the back memory cover. You will need a Phillips screw driver. Remove one screw and any memory. Both pieces of memory are removed in the picture show below.
You will then need to peel back this clear plastic film. I used a then need needle nose plyers. A bobby pin or any thin piece of plastic or metal will work. Just be careful not to touch anything that could short or spark, that would be bad.
Now we will need to locate the JCMOS. This is the jumper for your cmos. We will connect both sides of this together with something conductive to reset the password/bios.
Finally connect both sides of the cmos to complete the circuit. This will reset the bios password. You don’t need much to do this just a small plyers or piece of metal. Hold the connection for at least 5 seconds to make sure it works. You should then be set.
Put back down the clear tape, put your ram back in and put on the cover. Next turn on your computer and if all goes well you should now be booting as normal. You will then be prompted to enter a date and time in your bios, since it was reset. Enter your information and now you should be finished.
If you are still having problems below is another videos that may help. Again, I am not liable for any damage. *** Proceed at your own risk ***.