Clearing BIOS power on passwords on Toshiba laptops
So you have a Toshiba laptop that will not boot up because it has a black screen that says enter password but you did not set a boot password, what do you do? We have had several customers come into our shop with this problem. They were messing around in BIOS and when they restarted the laptop this is what they had. On older laptops you had to dis-assemble the unit to get to the CMOS battery but the newer ones have a reset jumper that will clear the password and return the laptop to normal operation.The reset jumper can be found under the memory cards on the bottom of the laptop. You will need to unplug the unit and remove the battery. Next find the memory cover and remove it. You will have one or two memory cards that will need to also be removed.
Now remove the memory and set it aside in reinstall after resetting the BIOS.
Now look for the reset jumper location. On the model we are working on the jumper looks like this. The jumper location is just a pattern on the board that is made of copper. It can look like either of the two styles shown here.
Let us know if this helped and on which laptop you did it on so other readers will know.
The two we reset today are S205 and the L455D series. This is the L455D jumper