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Old 03-28-2013, 9:44 AM
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Default Can anybody here repair a laptop?

I got a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150

2 probs

Im pretty sure the cpu fan is dead

and

edit...i got in the bios

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So you just want to replace the fan, and enter the BIOS?

Have you tried using "password" for the password yet?
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Old 03-28-2013, 9:56 AM
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So you just want to replace the fan, and enter the BIOS?

Have you tried using "password" for the password yet?
well i want to be sure its the fan first but i think it is...if it is then yes i want it replaced

yes i tried password...bios...admin...and no password...also toshiba

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Have you tried a LOOPBACK to bypass the bios password?


Also, when you try to access the bios or whatever does it give you a challenge code before asking for a password?

If you are given a challenge code you might be in luck, but if you have a tosh and just missing a bios pw then you might just need a loopback, can you post more info on specific model.

The tecra uses a loopback to bypass bios pw. I bet the sat might as well...


Hmmm, have you given this a try?

http://www.robplatt.com/index.php/20...assword-reset/

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:54 AM
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Most laptops will require you to short the CMOS chip while powering up (with it mostly disassembled, naturally) to clear the BIOS password. Is this from a bad BIOS update, like here: ?
http://superuser.com/questions/24341...55-s1065-lapto

I've done it before and it's a pretty substantial pain in the butt. As for the fan, could be firmware related but likely you just need a replacement.
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Have you tried a LOOPBACK to bypass the bios password?


Also, when you try to access the bios or whatever does it give you a challenge code before asking for a password?

If you are given a challenge code you might be in luck, but if you have a tosh and just missing a bios pw then you might just need a loopback, can you post more info on specific model.

The tecra uses a loopback to bypass bios pw. I bet the sat might as well...


Hmmm, have you given this a try?

http://www.robplatt.com/index.php/20...assword-reset/
i posted the model...if by loopback you mean "jumping" i tried a couple but im affraid of trying something unless it is clear cut not going to do damage
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ok i got into the bios...good thing for me i got a utility to do it from windows
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i ordered a fan...if anybody can put it in let me know
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Here is video tutorial demonstrating how to replace the fan.

However, if you don't feel comfortable doing this, I would highly recommend you get a professional to do it for you.
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Here is video tutorial demonstrating how to replace the fan.

However, if you don't feel comfortable doing this, I would highly recommend you get a professional to do it for you.
i have taken them apart in the past but i understand its not expensive to have a guy do it...maybe 30 to 40 bucks...yeah ill let someone else do it for that or some ammo
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Taking apart laptops is one thing that is pretty specialized because some things have screws but other things have insanely complicated snaps that are nearly impossible to open without breaking unless you have the right tools. Basically a bunch of specially coated shims and levers. I don't have these otherwise I would do it.
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Taking apart laptops is one thing that is pretty specialized because some things have screws but other things have insanely complicated snaps that are nearly impossible to open without breaking unless you have the right tools. Basically a bunch of specially coated shims and levers. I don't have these otherwise I would do it.
and put back together in working cond....once...yeah scary though

the tutorial looks easy with just a screwdriver...nothing special
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Tiny glasses-repair type screwdrivers, and all mine are broke.
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I have a friend down in LA thats his biz, reparing computers etc. ill get his email
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Since you don't have the BIOS password you might have to replace the main board. Most modern laptops don't have a way to reset the password, it's a theft deterrent.

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I'm also in the SFV too, so once the fan gets in, if you need a hand PM me, be happy to help. Just contact me *before* you start to unscrew things

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Taking apart laptops is one thing that is pretty specialized because some things have screws but other things have insanely complicated snaps that are nearly impossible to open without breaking unless you have the right tools. Basically a bunch of specially coated shims and levers. I don't have these otherwise I would do it.
Not always the case. Just finished replacing the fan on a friend's laptop, no specialized tools required other than a pair of tweezers to handle screws. Found step-by-step instructions by Googling; see if you can find instructions for your machine, it might not be as complicated as you think.
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Taking laptops apart is not difficult. Just make sure you don't lost your screws or something. It usually involves taking the screws off the back, removing the keyboard, then the screen, then maybe the speakers, then you can get to the CPU and stuff.

Keeping track of what goes where is most important.
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I'm also in the SFV too, so once the fan gets in, if you need a hand PM me, be happy to help. Just contact me *before* you start to unscrew things

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Taking apart laptops is one thing that is pretty specialized because some things have screws but other things have insanely complicated snaps that are nearly impossible to open without breaking unless you have the right tools. Basically a bunch of specially coated shims and levers. I don't have these otherwise I would do it.
I have never run into a laptop that is as you describe. Sometimes you have to remove a bezel that snaps in but all you need to do is run a stiff guitar pick along the edge.

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Since you don't have the BIOS password you might have to replace the main board. Most modern laptops don't have a way to reset the password, it's a theft deterrent.

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Toshiba is especially bad about that crap. If you want to swap HD's you need a DMI creator unless you feel like paying to send it to a Toshiba service facility. I have 1 with a faulty drive and just let it collect dust rather than pay Toshiba one more cent. I'll never buy another one.
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Toshiba is especially bad about that crap. If you want to swap HD's you need a DMI creator unless you feel like paying to send it to a Toshiba service facility. I have 1 with a faulty drive and just let it collect dust rather than pay Toshiba one more cent. I'll never buy another one.
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Toshiba has also stopped making repair manuals available because they want the extra revenue from repairs. I would avoid buying Toshiba if possible.
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