Thanks there are 2 pins next to either the ram or the cmos battery. Is it possible to take out the hard disk and format it? I've done what you guys said and typed in the whole number, but it doesn't work for me. I then used a paper clip to jumper the 3rd from the left on top and the 4th from the the left on the bottom. On laptop computers, the dipswitches are usually found under the keyboard or within a compartment at the bottom of the laptop. I read a comment on this site, , which says that eSettings Management is now called the Launch Manager, from the Acer downloads page - a dubious claim. It is no longer under warranty so Toshiba can't won't help to bypass it. Usually you should uproot the pin from its original places and out it into another location.
Then all the information it stored will be reset. I do believe that my 16 year old put one on there so that I cannot see what he has been doing. Is there something I should try to look for on the motherboard? I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5136. Thanks for the reply guys, It's hard to believe they would design a laptop with no way to get back in if the password is forgotten. If you do not answer the questions correctly in the three attempts, you will be locked out of your computer.
Check the manual to make sure you find the right place. If I could get some assistance on this, I would be very thankful. But what did work was to press Ctrl+enter and hold it down for a while. Make sure you turn off your computer completely, disconnect all cables and unplug the power also before doing this. When setting up the SpareKey, you are prompted to provide answers for a sequence of three predetermined personal identification questions. If there are only two pins for the jumper, just remove the cover completely. The feature is ideal for keeping out unauthorized users -- up until you forget your credentials.
I can't find where to downloaded it from, subsequent to the Windows install. Usually the jumper locates in different places of the motherboard in terms of laptop and desktop. Consult your manual for the battery's location on your specific Dell laptop model. If everything went well there should be no more password. For example, if pins 1 and 2 are covered, you will need to remove it and cover pins 2 and 3.
About the Author Norm Dickinson began his writing career in 1997 as a content creator for Web pages he designed for clients. So I have dissasmbled my Lattitude D600 and I see no jumper anywhere. I too bought my laptop second hand, but know it not to have been stolen. Not only is it easier to open a desktop, finding the component that needs to be taken out is much easier also. Usually, the jumper will consist of three pins with two pins covered. I have installed the Launch Manager, regardless, but I was not able to find the software after the reboot. Supports to get back lost administrator passwords, user login passwords, Microsoft account password and etc.
Maybe I should leave it longer? If your laptop has one physical slot for ram, remove the stand alone stick of ram. It looks like a small watch battery. If the password still remains, try another solution listed below. Usually there are three or six pins. Without getting too technical, the reason it worked is because the password generated by the website and my password generate the same checksum. If there are 3 pins under the jumper See figure 1.
Close up your computer and reconnect any cables. I would like to get this reset if possible. Still Finding Solution or Need Some Help? Please do not attempt any of these procedures if you are unfamiliar with computer hardware, and please use this information responsibly. After shorting, the password will be clear. Heat the sticker with mild heat from the heat gun and peel off the sticker gently.
Just thought I'd add a 3rd thing. We suggest replacing the sticker merely because the bare contact points can and will cause a short with your memory that goes above the contact points. As previously stated, if you are not an experienced user, we recommend you use professional software. If you cannot find that one, just remove the battery, wait up to 1h and re-attach it. I have done a bit of soldering on double-sided boards, but that chip is one I will not try to replace.