How to Reset the BIOS Password on a Toshiba Laptop

Toshiba BIOS also known as CMOS passwords..

Are usually easy to remove and a home user can do it! Toshiba laptop BIOS passwords are removed by shorting a jumper on the motherboard and it is easily accessible, if you know where to look and what you are looking for. The jumper is NOT like the password jumper on a desktop!





Where is the Jumper?

The jumper is usually located in the memory bay UNDER the RAM chips. Sometimes it is located under the WiFi Card, underneath that! You'll have to remove the RAM or WiFi card to access the jumper. The jumper may be hidden by a plastic sticker. I'll show you what these various jumpers look like so you know what to look for..

How to Short the Jumper

Once you find the jumper, remove the battery and unplug the laptop. Use a small, flathead screwdriver to touch to the connectors together in a circuit, thereby shorting them. Hold it in place for about 30 seconds. Then reinstall your battery and and plug and reboot. There should no longer be a BIOS password!


Some Toshiba CMOS Jumpers

This is the most COMMon one I have found and they are often completely hidden under that sticker.
This is the most COMMon one I have found and they are often completely hidden under that sticker.
This is another type they have.
This is another type they have.
They sneaky sticker
They sneaky sticker

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