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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Memory compartment showing clear tape covering cmos

Step 3

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.

CMOS Jumper which you will need to reset

Step 4

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.

Reset the cmos to remove the password from boot up.

Step 5

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 ***.

Reset BIOS password

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  • http://blogofmu.com/ Richard

    Wow, that’s some some serious headache.  Glad I don’t have one of those.

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  • digitalbart

    Yes I think it is a bit much considering the jumper is hidden beneath a sticker.

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  • kien

    Do i need to connect the power or leave the battery?
    I did but it not work. I change the setting of bios and now they just have black screen and blinking dash

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  • digitalbart

    Make sure to remove the battery and have it unplugged when you do this.

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  • http://www.comcube.in/ Comcube Technologies Calicut

    Nice information, valuable and excellent design, share good
    stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration,
    both of which we all need. Thanks for your fantastic blog.

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  • mdrglz

    this didnt work for me:( on my p755-s5215

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  • Fanisto2005

    FAILED ON MY C660-289

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  • Edd

    Wow did you just fix my comp . Best buy didn’t know how to fix that. Thanks man.

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  • digitalbart

     Glad to hear it worked!

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  • Moshutzu

    Thanks from Romania!

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  • Tstrews

    screen went to black now…..tried to boot went to black screen  did i do something wrong?

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  • digitalbart

    First hook up an external monitor to see if you can see anything on the screen?

    Next you may want to try this: ( I found this information from here: http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/33273/Powers+up+but+black+screen)

    The “black screen of death” is usually very easy to repair on a laptop.
    First turn your computer off by pressing and holding down the start
    button. Next unplug the computer and then remove the battery. Press and
    hold down the start button for about 60 seconds. Release the button and
    plug in the computer. Press the start button and the display should
    return. Replace the battery. If this does not work, try it again up to
    four times. No results usually indicates a bad mother board.

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  • Thomas

    Thanks, you just saved me from parting out this C655 Toshiba.
    It was in a lot of parts units from a recycling place that I paid $20 each for.
    SWEET, it’s now loaded up and ready to go.
    Thanks again.

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  • Joseph

    Tried this with a Toshiba A665-S5170. Had to do it twice but the laptop came back from Bios password death! Thank U!!!

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  • Ade Etra

    Thanks from Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Fyodor

    Danke satellite a665-14h bios password disabled.

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