Unknown Factory BIOS Password, Cannot Access Computer
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite S55t - B5260
MOBO: DA0BLNMB8D0 rev D
After replacing video cable to a fix black screen issue on a friend's computer, laptop boots, then says 'System time and date reset', then asks for password. I asked my friend about the password, and he says he never set anything to his knowledge. After 3 tries system shuts down. No CMOS battery is easily visible or related markers on MOBO. So 2 things:
1) Why did the time/date get reset?
2) Does anyone have ideas / experience with this model family or similar? I haven't found anything specific to this model on the internet so far. I've got a few shots of the mobo if someone can pick something out. I've found a few 'tips' on this sort of issue on the web, but a lot of it is fairly old or does not specify when it was posted.
Any ideas are appreciated, this is incredibly annoying to be locked out of the system by the maker (apparently)...
Is this a good question?