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Question: Toshiba satellite keyboard

im hoping this is the best place to post this its about my Toshiba satellite c650d. its probably so simple but i cant figure how to access the keys with the red symbols. There is nothing in the manual about these keys. Its driving me crazy !!

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Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

Answer:Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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I thought I post this here, maybe someone can help: Has anyone here replaced his Toshiba Satellite A100-998 and still has a well-working keyboard (or knows where to get one)?

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-998 model PSAA9E 0PP044EN Serial no 96294827Q (still, after 8 yrs yes, but when you buy top in class it lasts "forever" ). Frankly, since yesterday's AVG PC Trial Tuneup the machine, again, runs like a rocket! Would be stupid (and environmental crime!) to replace it.

BUT: Also since that tune-up the "n" key stopped working (don't ask how I got the "n"s here), guess I had to click "no" too much/too hard... (had slighter problems for a while). Cleaned it all under the keys, and nothing visibly broken. Guess keyboard really just is too old now!

Hence my Question: Has anyone here replaced his Toshiba Satellite A100-998 and still has a well-working keyboard (or knows where I can get one)?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite - new keyboard?

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Okay, while searching for the internet, I noticed another individual had a similar issue; but I hope that with my information, you could somewhat point me in the right direction. When I registered, I put in all I could find to help aid anyone who might be able to help.

Anyways, onto the issue. A few months back I, unfortunately tripped over my power cord and spilled an entire glass of wine on my poor laptop. Luckily, my spouse was able to dry it out relatively well, and it booted up perfectly fine. The only exception was, my keyboard didn't really work, and my touchpad mouse doesn't work at all.

I bought a usb wireless keyboard and mouse and recently bought a new keyboard. She installed it, and lo and behold, a few keys still didn't work. Fast forward to today. Without thinking, I reached over and used a few buttons before realizing that a few that weren't working -were-.

Testing it out further, I realized that ALL the keys were functioning! HUZZAH!

Then I shift over further onto the sofa, and the it stopped working again. Annoyed, I had my spouse reopen the laptop to check it's connection, thinking that maybe it wasn't plugged in fully. Alas, it was.

So, I know the keyboard CAN work. I just want to know what might be the causes towards it switching on, so to speak, and switching off. The fact that my touch-pad won't work doesn't bother me, as I do have the wireless mouse (though a rough estimate would be appreciated towards the cost of getting... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite keyboard not working

Don't mean to be a bother about this, but is there any way that I could get an answer?

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I have a toshiba satellite m45, model #psm4ou-073001. I had just finished sending an email with attachments and started to check a different account and found that several keys quit working . the keys are sdz,./gj[ ]q
is there a common connection between these keys? why would 11 keys quit at one time? I cleaned and dusted the keyboard with no results. any ideas? please help. thank you very much.

Answer:Toshiba satellite keyboard malfunction

Remove the keyboard, clean with canned air such as Dust Off, and replace, hoping it has been a bad connection. The Toshiba laptop keyboards are generally very reliable.

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I have a problem with the keyboard on my toshiba A105 Satellite. I cannot type letters onto the screen. When I type the keys, I get dialog boxes that appear. Examples: type p = print dialog box, h = history, b = organize favorites, e = search, etc. Some of the keys do nothing at all. I have tried a usb keyboard, but the same problem exists. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Computer starts and start screen is there. To log into Microsoft Windows/Office I press enter which works. Then the keyboard is frozen. NADA.
I am an end user not a techie. This is maddening.

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I have a toshiba satellite a105-s4094. I recently installed the new keyboard, and now I'm in a world of hurt.

The mapping is now all screwy. Some keys work and some don't. Pressing some keys causes the keyboard to register multiple keys. I think it's a problem with the driver but I can't find an updated one to install. I can't even figure out how to install my old one over again. One other thing - the keys that don't work, when i press them the light on the power button blinks off.

Any ideas?!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite a105 new keyboard

Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc -> OK

Expand the plus sign and remove the keyboard

You may also go to Add/Remove programs (in Control Panel) and remove any installed keyboard managers (Microsoft?)

Restart, and allow Windows to set up the newly found keyboard again.

Test (in Notepad usually)

Mind you, this could be a faulty keyboard

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Some help required please.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500 and recently the keyboard has stopped working - suddenly.

I have rebooted, removed the battery to reset and also dis-connected and re-connected the keyboard to ensure the connection was ok. All with no luck.

The system emits a dull click sound when a key is pressed but not character is processed on screen.

Anybody have any idea how I might troubleshoot or fix this issue?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite - Keyboard not working

Any ideas people?

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i have recently had a warranty motherboard replacement from toshiba on my satellite c870-156,
bearing in mind the laptop is only 6-7 months old from brand new.

since it was returned to me the keyboard is now faulty

basically the keyboard types the 'Q' by itself, the key is not sticky and is not stuck down, if i do not touch the keyboard or mouse for maybe a minute or 2 then once i touch either it will start typing the Q, it only does it when using internet browsers.

i sent it back to toshiba for this fault and they returned it with a note saying they could not find a fault.

what can i do myself? i took the keyboard off to make sure the connection was seated correctly and there was no debris

apart from replacing the keyboard what can i do??

Answer:fault on toshiba satellite keyboard fix

You can connect a usb keyboard and see if that works if it does could be a driver problem If all else fails i would get in touch with Toshiba again

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hey! i realy need some help with this keyboard! the entire right bottom side of it is torn out!
like its been peeled off or something!
i bought it at a garage sale on monday and it works, but the keyboards just fu&%ed up.
how can i take it out? and replace it with a new one?
where can i get a new one?
how much?
very apppreciative for any help on this, cause frankly il probably end up in the hospital if i attempt it myself
thanks for any replys!

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The "s" key on my laptop acts as if I'm holding down the key. The only way I can this to stop is to hold down the s key while holding the backspace key. This disables the s key - the laptop is functional, all except the s key. I tried booting the laptop in SAFE mode, I reloaded XP, reload the BIOS, and finally tried installing a new keyboard. Nothing worked. Any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A15 Wacky Keyboard

Hi alanbkahn and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

If a change of keyboard didnt do it then odds are the board is faulty in someway, thats assuming the keyboard you bought didnt have the same fault with it.

Can you plug in a PS2 keyboard and see if that works...

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I've read through a lot of the threads here on keyboard issues. I'm wondering if anyone else has had symptoms similiar to mine: At random and variable intervals, my mapping will go screwy, the light below F10 will turn on, several keys become completely unresponsive, context sensitive menus pop open, etc. Here's the thing I haven't seen anyone else report: I can be sure one or more of those results will happen if I put pressure on or squeeze the area to the left or below the keyboard - including the black part where the media buttons are and the silver cover that is a natural palm rest. Based on that, I belive it to be hardware related. Anyone have something similar? Do you think replacing the control circuit thing as others have reported will work? Or am I looking at replacing the whole keyboard? Or something else entirely? Note that sometimes it happens even when I haven't touched or squeezed those areas, so what does that mean? Thanks!?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite keyboard issues - with a twist

this usually happens if the connector(s) are lose. eiter keyboard or touchpad.
I donno how this works on toshiba laptops but you could try to remove the keyboard and re-seat the connector to the motherboard.
it is also possible that the contacts underneath the buttons are dirty. this would be a bit more work. you also need to remove the keyboard clean it up carefully. there are cleaning fluids available for notebook keyboards. I think its mostly alcohol in it because it gets dry fast. not sure but I think it was more like a spray.

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Last week, the keyboard on my toshiba laptop was giving me some problems. Some of the keys don't work and some will do some funny stuff when i clicked on them. For example, when I type the letter d, it will have the function of an alt key... when I try to type the word spread, right when it reaches spr, the whole thing changed to aAa. It was so weird and I thought probably I got a virus. I did a virus scan and restarted the laptop. I set up a password to log into my laptop and as the keyboard is not working, I am not able to log into the system without keying in the correct password. Does anyone know how to disable a login? I was thinking of maybe installing a new regular keyboard but I will not be able to try that without first gettting in. Anyone can help pls??

Answer:Keyboard on Toshiba Satellite not functioning properly

Any Success ?

I am having major problem with my laptop's keyboard.
If I could disable it when XP is running, I would be ok.

Did you have any success ?


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Hi everyone,

I bought this keyboard (for Toshiba A500) after being told that it was genuine Toshiba.

However it was different to the photo and it has the black ribbon cable which seems common on the cheaper keyboards.

Can anyone give me more info on it?

Model Number: MP-08H73US6356

Sorry I couldn't find a way to embed the images, thanks.

Answer:Is this keyboard for Satellite A500 genuine Toshiba?

I don't know where you have bought it and have you bought it by some authorized Toshiba dealer but if keyboard was not expensive works properly who cares about that.

Several times I bought keyboard for my Toshiba notebooks and I bought cheapest keyboards on ebay. No problems at all.

Unfortunately I don't have A500 and cannot check it for you.

One more thing: has your old and original keyboard illumination option or not?

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Hey everyone, I'm new here and I have this strange problem with my Toshiba Satellite laptop. When I try to type something, it will type something else completely. Ex: I try to type "Great" it types "fdjsreaut". After a few minutes of the keyboard malfunctioning like this, it will stop working completely. The only way for me to get the keyboard to work again is to shut it off, take out the battery, wait a few minutes, then turn it back on. Then, it will only work for a few minutes before beginning to malfunction again.
I have tried various spyware: nothing came up. I then did an entire factory reset of my computer, but the problem still remained. Thus it can't be a virus, it's probably a keyboard driver malfunction.
Does anyone know what I should do to try to fix this? A huge thanks goes to anyone who can help me fix this

Answer:Toshiba Satellite keyboard driver malfunction

I'm less inclined to think its a driver issue then perhaps the keyboard itself or other hardware. In any case, i'm really not sure about the cause of your problem but i once saw this keyboard test tool (free for 1st 30 days).

I never tried it myself but if you try it, let us know what you think of it please

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Hey folks,

Not sure this is the right forum to post this. I'm trying to help out a very non-technically-savvy friend. She has a Toshiba Satellite e45t-a running Windows 8.1. It seems that the keyboard doesn't work at all. Because this device has the tabletty kinda thing going on, you can still use the system by using the Windows 8 "soft keyboard". However, the keyboard is totally non-responsive. The power button works, obviously.

I don't know a ton about laptops or hardware, but I know enough to troubleshoot with some guidance. So far I've figured out:
- keyboard works fine in the BIOS, just not in the OS
- Windows update is up to date, as are manufacturer updates
- When I look in device manager, the keyboard (PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102 key) shows with a yellow exclamation point. In the properties it says "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information in the registry is incomplete or damaged (Code 19).
- Tried uninstalling the driver and scanning for new hardware, and it immediately went back to the same state.
- Tried running various malware programs and ccleaner to look at the registry.
- Tried "Last known good configuration," but it doesn't appear to be available on this device. (I heard somewhere that this is disabled by default on Windows 8.1?)
- Tried looking for drivers on Toshiba's site. All they had on there was an Elan keyboard/device driver. I installed that, bu... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 Laptop and I was doing college finals last night and spilled my Mike's Hard Lemonade onto the right half of my keyboard. Now, the number pad, right shift/enter key, and directional arrow keys are very sticky. I tried popping off the right shift key, and ended up busting a piece of plastic and now the shift key doesnt lock completely in place. it stays in but wobbles. I need to purchase a whole new keyboard. How expensive, and how easy is it to install a new laptop keyboard. Is it something I can do without taking it to a shop? Is it worth repairing?

Answer:Replacing Toshiba Satellite A505 keyboard

Looks like they run $16.67 w/free shipping on eBay.
Brand-new for Toshiba Satellite p305 series Keyboard black glossy replacement on eBay!

And here is a video on how to replace the keybord:

You're welcome.

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Hi guys could you help me.
I have a toshiba Satallite Pro P300 and i have glued two keys to the keyboard and have two more keys mssing on my laptop so i have bought another keyboard for the laptop and it was delivered this morning.
My problem is i havent got a clue to how to replace it and install it into my laptop.
Could any one give me a step by step walk through on how to take off my original and replace it with the new one i have had delivered this morning.

Answer:New keyboard install on Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

hello ,
the best thing is to follow the manufacture book , it's the most helpful thing in the world . you can also youTube it but it's impossible to write a step by step on here , and even if i do you will be confused .
check it toshiba website for documentation

PS: advice dont not do it unless your sure that you can handle it other wise you will be left with screws and plastic all over the place it happend to me

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I have a freaky keyboard problem, best described by someone else on a different thread:

I think that other thread addressed a different problem, but I'm not sure.

"AVM" wrote:
My Toshiba M40 gives me similar keyboard problems. I get funny characters like
when I press the left Shift key and then the keyboard starts behaving abnormally:
1. it shifts to caps mode, to type lower letters, I have to actually use caps lock.
2. I cant use the shift key to type in the special characters above the numerals.
3. clicking on the menu bar gives me a different effect as if the shift key is already pressed while it is not.
4. I cant select one file or folder as several of them selected at one time.

and then I give up, shut down the computer (it doesnt restart at this time)
after some time, the computer starts normally but I am never sure when it will start misbehaving again.
I read on this board about he bios update, so got mine updated to the 1.7 version from toshiba website (this is the latest one they had for machines with ATI graphics). Dont tell me to take it to Toshiba because I did take it to their authorised service centre in Mumbai and they were of no use.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S355 Keyboard Problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check that your numlock key isn`t activated.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello, im dealing with a friends Toshiba Satellite laptop. The computers mousepad will not work. The keyboard will npt respond to 80% of the keys including the Enter or Arrow pad. At first I thought it might've been a corrupted windows installation but then accessing the Bios menu (F2 key worked) I was unable to input any other keyboard commands. I popped an Ubuntu CD and am having similar issues. I've came to the conclusion that components would have to be replaced.

any input would be appreciated!

Should I advise my friend that a replacement keyboard would have to be ordered? What steps should I approach next? Thank you in advance!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Mousepad & Keyboard malfunction

I think I would first try to go to the Toshiba website, look up the particular laptop and download updated drivers. It could be a driver issue and i would try that before spending money on new parts.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Laptop. I have noticed that when I hit the key stroke shift/a or shift/n combination I get an odd outcome. when i am in word, excell or any other programs on my laptop and go to capitalize a or n by using the above key strokes I get an enter or other reaction. Any suggestions???

shift A = enter in word and outlook
shift A = jumps up a cell in excell

Please help!!!!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Keyboard Problem

You may want to check you have the correct keyboard type specified in the keyboard applet under the control panel.

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I recently replaced a broken keyboard on my Toshiba Satellite M35x-S171ST laptop, keys are still not functioning, when I am typing there is no response? any idea? any setting need to be done in the BIOS or any step am I missing thanks in advance for your response and technical ideas.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite M35x-S171ST keyboard

Make sure the Ribbon Cable is in firmly.

There's a locking um, thingy on it that needs to be pulled out gently - it only moves 3 or 4 mm - the ribbon inserted, and the lock pushed back.

This page has some relevant pics...

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This question relates to a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.

Some of the onboard keys (E, T, U, I, O, A, B, N, together with the Enter key) fail to register. All of the other keys tested so far appear to register normally.

When connecting an external USB keyboard, all keys function properly. However, when using either the onboard keyboard or the external USB keyboard, it is necessary to hold down whatever key is selected for approx 2-3 seconds in order for its character to register. This makes typing incredibly slow and is understandably unacceptable.

I've checked device manager looking for errors, but am unable to find any. The driver for the keyboard is listed as installed and working properly, and driver update says that the latest version is in already in use.

I have also scanned for viruses using Malware Bytes and Spybot, and also with the laptops own pre-installed antivirus software. All of the full system scans return a no threat found message.

I have read that the keyboards on these machines are prone to failure, which could answer why only certain onboard keys function. The fact that all keys on the external USB keyboard work would seem to confirm this. However, the fact that both onboard and external keyboard is affected by the same slow keypress might also suggest a bios problem - but as this laptop is several years old and has been working perfectly, why would bios suddenly cause this problem.

I hav... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 - Keyboard Problems

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My Toshiba Satellite laptop screens and keyboard freezes completely, forcing me to do hard shutdown and cold reboot to get back on the air.... No apparent reason! Just remove some malware (Yellow Moxie, Iminent) using OTL... That freezing problem appeared simultaneous with the infection, and was there before that fix also. Moxie et al are sown the digital toilet where they belong, but the freeze-problem is still there... Help?
McAfee is worthless with these problems - What do you guys think of them? I am up for renewal of their "protection" package, but I am thinking about going to Kaspersky next... Your opinion is very much valued...


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II P520 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293430 MB, Free - 226200 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corp., Guam
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

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i have a Toshiba A300 satellite laptop . it is only a year old ,the problems i
face r as follows nt
when i type ,the cursor moves to the starting point of the line automatically.
also when i hit backspace button the cursor moves to the start of the line .
also when i select file or folder in the desktop,the file being opened is always the 1st file (at left top corner ) in the desktop,it is same when files in folders r selected ..
also when i on my laptop ,before the os starts loading a loud beeping sound is produced and after a while the os resumes loading
i do also have some scrolling problems ,when i scroll down it doesn't work and sticks to the upper side.
what should i do ...?
i really cud use some help...?

Answer:Keyboard problems with Toshiba Satellite A300

Does an external Keyboard work properly?

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Windows starts fine but either the keys or the touch pad doesn't work. Tried to use external USB mouse and keyboard nothing happened. When tried to boot in safe mode still nothing. However they keys do function normally in Bios... unfortunately I can't even attempt to reinstall windows because the CD Drive won't read the Disk.

I have no idea what else I can do. Is there a way at least to try to update the drivers or force to boot from a flash? If so where can I get the applications?

Thank you in Advance for your help

Answer:Unable to use keyboard and touch pad - Toshiba Satellite Win XP

You most likely have to change the boot order so the optical drive is first. If you can't even use an external keyboard or mouse, except in BIOS, there is a problem with Windows.

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I would appreciate any help with my laptop. It recently suffered a dramatic and total failure from which I needed to return it to a factory re-set. Having done this I have a small but very irritating problem in that when I press the DEL button I get ....if I press the shift key at the same time it does then delete as intended. During the factory re-set process I would have pressed many keyboard combinations using the Function keys and the FN key and I suspect that I have unexpectedly created this reversal problem myself. If any one can help me correct this fault I would be most grateful.
Thank you.

Answer:Keyboard problem with Toshiba Satellite C855 laptop


goto device manager and uninstall the keyboard and reboot laptop see if anything changes.

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Swapped motherboard in this laptop because the old one had died. After plugging everything in and double checking all of my connections, here are the symptoms I am having now:

When the machine boots to windows I have no keyboard or touch pad. I have keyboard function at post long enough for me to hit f2 and get to the CMOS settings, after that I lose keyboard, except for using the function key and f4 to change monitors,

On boot up I can turn number lock on and then nothing again. I have tried resetting the CMOS, o have tried pulling all the cards like wireless and modem, tried different sticks of ram and even pulling the hard drive. If you have any thoughts or have seen this before please clue me in,



Answer:Toshiba Satellite L505 keyboard and touchpad not working.

What prompted the mobo replacement?

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Hi. I've been having a problem with the left arrow key on my laptop computer (see title for model), and this only started happening today. The key now requires a much greater amount of pressure than usual for it to do anything; I practically have to mash it. Just so you know, I protect my computer fiercely and make sure not to spill anything on it, but there is a certain amount of free-floating pet hair in the house. Also, my laptop is one that allows you to remove individual keys (to say nothing for the little rubber jobbies underneath them). I'm at my wit's end and would like to avoid buying a replacement internal keyboard on EBay or even a hulking external one. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 laptop keyboard issue

You can try removing and cleaning it, per Toshiba instructions, or blowing it out with compressed air. If the electrical contact is failing a replacement maybe the only option. Some laptops are easier to work on than others.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2286 laptop many keys were pressed at one time accidentally I do not know in what order they were pressed the laptop started a rapid beeping it was shut down hot and restarted now the number keys 5 through = do not work and letter keys Q T Y U I O H do not work in upper or lower case please help if you can

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My Toshiba and I are BAAAAAACK....for some reason, my 1,q,a,z and left side ctrl, shift and tab keys are not working (I have an external keyboard plugged into my laptop right now, which is extremely inconvenient). For awhile, there was some intermittent usability, but now.....NOTHING. I have tried to find new drivers on the Toshiba site, but there aren't any available right now. I am out of warranty and it costs $35. just to call them to discuss a problem. I have removed all of the affected keys and cleaned them, but still no luck. All of the other keys work fine.

On another note, after being infected in August with the Sircam virus and dumping and recreating my whole system, the right click button on my keyboard mouse is no longer working.

Any ideas out there?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 4080XCDT keyboard keys malfunction

If the external keyboard works fine, then the built-in keyboard is probably shot. Believe it or not, computer parts, especially laptop parts, do wear out. Don't waste your money on a support call or taking it in to a technician. The computer is too old and is not worth that type of repair. Time for a new one.

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Not 100% sure that this is a hardware issue but that's my best guess after everything else that I've tried....

I am no longer able to type double letters/numbers or even use the backspace or arrow keys properly. If I try to type double letters (for example, the t's in letter), I have to either hit the space bar and then the backspace key to get the cursor back to the proper position after the first t to continue typing the next t or I have to arrow back to just before the first t that I typed so that it will allow me to type the second t then hit the END key to get the cursor back to the correct position to continue typing. (Hopefully that made sense!)

But the really strange, and frustrating, part about this is that this issue does not happen if I hold down the shift key while I type.

I have already tried the following in hopes of correcting this issue:
Adjust my key's typing delay speed - no change
Turn of my filter/sticky keys - no change
Clean out my keyboard - no change
Uninstall my keyboard driver and reboot - no change
Perform a system reset - no change

Anyone have additional ideas to solve this problem or what the issue may be?

Answer:Keyboard Issue on a Toshiba Satellite c55t-c5300 Laptop

try an external usb keyboard to narrow down whether its hardware or software

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Do I can use a keyboard for model PSSB0E-057012CE also in the model PSSB0E-05R00JGR?

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks

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I have a Satellite U840-10M, Windows 7, 64bit

Earlier this week I had to boot in safemode due to some problems with McAfee. Since then, the drivers for the mousepad and the keyboard were messed up.
I have been able to find/download the drivers for the mousepad, so that works again as it should.

But i cannot find the driver for the keyboard. So at this time, the backlight doesn't work and the FN keys don't work.

In addition, Since then i can't use/access Toshiba Accessibility.

Please give the link to download Toshiba accessibility or the appropriate keyboard driver.


Answer:Satellite U840 - missing keyboard driver / Toshiba accessibility

In addition:

When I try to run Toshiba accessibility, i get an error saying:

This system, can not use "TOSHIBA Acccessibility".

Please advice..

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I dont know how to remove the back so i might get to the keyboard. I have a new keyboard. Removed all the screws i see that might be holding it , bit still something still holds it in the center. Can any one tell me how or direct me to a site that might help? Email me at <[email protected]>

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I just got a Satellite P50-A-144 with Windows 8.1.

The Keyboard has the typical F-Keys with Specialfunctions (Mute, Volume, WiFi,...). After unpacking and starting the Notebook all Function-Keys (F1-F12) worked. After installing the latest Drivers f?r Hard- and Software from the Toshiba-Site the Function-Keys don't work anymore. Only the Volume up and down Function still works, while pressing the FN-Key (normally it works without pressing the FN-Key).

I checked the Toshiba System Settings and the Keyboard-Settings didn't change. They are still set to "Specialfunctions" (so I normally don't have to press the FN-Button). Reinstalling several Drivers and installing the "Value added package" (Windows 7) didn't help. I don't know what to do and hope you can help me. The Functions are practical and it would be annoying, if they don't work anymore.

Please excuse my English. I'm from Germany and don't write in english very often.
Thank you

Answer:Satellite P50 - Hotkeys/Function-Keys - Toshiba System Settings/Keyboard

> After installing the latest Drivers for Hard- and Software from the Toshiba-Site the Function-Keys don't work anymore.
To be hones I don't understand why you have installed anything if your notebook was delivered with preinstalled 8.1 OS version and everything worked properly. Don't change anything if there is no reason for that.

My advice for you is: create recovery media and after doing this install original OS version again. You can do this using this created disc or HDD recovery option.

Check also

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Trying to use laptop keyboard
Load Ubuntu from a usb flash drive and keyboard works fine
Keyboard arrow keys work fine for select boot drive in the bios setup
If I start safe mode keyboard does not work
Start reinstall of windows 7 with Microsoft install dvd disk and keyboard quits working shortly

Use usb keyboard and all is well - but it is a laptop and I do not want to lug an extra keyboard around


Answer:keyboard not working toshiba satellite a505 s6012 with windows 7 64bit

Have you scanned for Viruses or Malware?

Which Antivirus and Malware programs do you use?

Have you tried a Clean Boot?


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i'm having a problem with my toshiba laptop keyboard. about a week ago i noticed i was no longer able to use the control key to copy and paste, but i rarely use that key for anything else, so i didn't think much of it except that i must've accidently changed some command. now, my shift key isn't working--as you can tell from the lack of capitalization in this. i think this is a different problem than what was addressed in earlier posts about shift key problems in toshiba laptops. in my case, the shift key worked only sporadically. currently, it's not working at all. first the right one stopped working, now the left one isn't working either. there doesn't seem to be any pattern to when they do/don't work, so it seems unlikely that these keys suddenly got stuck or something. i'm checking for viruses now. does anyone have any other ideas? (now it's working...that's so strange, and annoying).

Answer:help with toshiba satellite laptop keyboard problems; shift, cntrl keys aren't workin

Laptop keyboards don't last forever. It may be time for a replacement

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Hi, I recently "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard (broke off) and I can't put them on again.
When I look at spare parts sites & supplier, this model can't be found at all ... which type of satellite do i have to select or what type of keyboad do i have to order to replace my borken one

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2EU "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard

first hit on ebay wasnt to hard to find.

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...


Answer:Satellite A30 Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?


What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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Keyboard & Mouse: Acer Desktop

Ever since I would say, the past upgrade for Windows 10, my mom's Acer desktop's keyboard has been really laggy. For example, when I go to wake it from sleep to unlock it, the keyboard's Number lock and Caps lock keys do not want to light up. It seems as if the keyboard doesn't want to respond in a timely manner along with the computer. The same goes for the wireless Logitech mouse.

Keyboard: Toshiba Laptop

The same as I mentioned above goes for the Toshiba Laptop that was originally mine, that I have given to my sister.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keyboard & Mouse: Acer Desktop - Keyboard: Toshiba Laptop

The Acer is in my 2nd set of Specs while the Toshiba is a Satellite C55-B5299.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I think it became infected with ad ware. I removed the ad ware with anti virus software, but now my laptop runs very slow. I'm trying to use my Toshiba recovery disk to erase everything and reboot the whole computer. when I put in the recovery disk in, it starts the process but then it says NTLDR is missing and wont complete the process.Is there anyone out there who knows what this means and could help me with this.

It's a A-100/A 105 model

Answer:Help reinstalling Toshiba software in Toshiba satellite?

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Missing Ethernet, Network, PCI Simple Communications, SM Bus and Universal controller drivers. This isn't my laptop, I'm just fixing it for a friend.

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

I don't know if I need more, but I tried downloading plenty of driver to no avail.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

Hi for what OS is this for. have you been to toshiba support page for the drivers? should install the chipset driver first.

get drivers from here.

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My friend's in the market for a new computer; for various reasons, it looks like Toshiba will be the brand of choice.
(foremost among them being local-area service/support in Indonesia, where she'll be for 3+ years).
That said, the only Toshibas that we've been able to get some hands-on 'look and feel' sessions with were
the Satellites (i.e. the entry-level machines); they were... OK... the build quality felt... well, retail-ish =p
Anyone have experience with the next tier up, the Satellite Pro models?
Presumably the build quality is at least on par with the Satellites; any better? Appreciablly better, that is?
If simply on par, she may as well get a Satellite and take her chances...
Thanks in advance.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
-- Edited by Admin: -- advert links have been removed - not allowed

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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Installed On Satellite A75?

Nope, doesn't look like it.
The A75 has a 15.4" WXGA widescreen at 1,280 x 800
The A60 has a 15" XGA regular at 1024 x 768

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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.Thanks!

Answer:Can a Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Be Installed On a Satellite A75?

It depends on the type and resolution of the screen...You may want to consult Toshiba Support regarding this question.

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Can a laptop Toshiba L650-1M0 can replace the default standard keyboard for backlit keyboard?

Sorry for my bad english, but I used the Google translator because I do not know how the English language. I only know the Polish ;)

Please write without mistakes, because Google translator will not be able to translate me.

Answer:Satellite L650-1M0: replacement of default standard keyboard for backlit keyboard

>Can a laptop Toshiba L650-1M0 can replace the default standard keyboard for backlit keyboard?

Recommend checking this thread:

Usually the upgrade from a normal keyboard to backlit keyboard should not be a big problem if there is an additional connector on mainboard for such a backlit keyboard.
If such additional connector is not available, then you will NOT be able to use the backlight keyboard.

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Actually this is the first row:

& " ' ( - _ ?* ) =



I have a SATELLITE A 100 laptop (Model PSAARE-02X01TFR) with french (I think) QWERTY keyboard here and cannot figure out how to set it in Win XP.

It has these chars on top row:

(Numbers are shifted)

The second row has:
q w e r t y u i o p ^ $

The third:
q s d f g h j k l : *

The fourth:
z x c v b n m ; , !

Any idea what is it and how do i set it up???

Thanks, Leonardo

Answer:Satellite A100 Keyboard input language does not match the physical keyboard

Go to

Control Panel -> Regional and language options ->Languages -> Details

Then add your keyboard input langauge to the list.

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I'm new here, and english isn't my mother tongue, then, please be indulgent ;-)

I have a problem with my numeric keyboard.
It is not possible to make it work in the same time as the alphabetic keyboard.

When I press numlock to make it work, it also change the alphabetic keyboard in numeric.

Example : numlock on uiojklnm, = 456123n0,

I have a QWERTZ keyboard.

Thanks for your help

Answer:Satellite Pro P300 Numeric keyboard at same time as alphabetic keyboard?

What notebook model do you have?
Did you update the BIOS?

If not, try it? most issues can be solved by BIOS update!

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On my laptop Satellite L20 not working keyboard and touchpad, but keyboard work in BIOS, USB-ports also not working (USB mouse).

Can i get update file for BIOS(traditional updating from boot CD, not OS!)

Sorry for my bad English.

Answer:Satellite L20 keyboard & touchpad not working but keyboard work in BIOS

If the traditional BIOS update is not available on the download page the only way to get it is to contact nearest authorized service provider. They have all versions.

But this keyboard and mouse issue is really strange. can you use it if you start operating system in ?safe mode??

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I am having a hard time finding the exact connector for my keyboard. It seems that this very model I am using (z30-a-1d2) has been discontinued. Most google search results I get refer to portege z30. The keyboard on z30 portege seem almost identical to my model, except that I cannot be sure about the connector. Could somebody please help with this?


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Hey all, I've recently (3 weeks ago orsomething) bought a new laptop, a Toshiba Satellite l670-143.
Windows 7 64bit
Intel? Core? i5-430M Processor
: 2.26 / 2.53 Turbo GHz
2nd level cache : 3 MB
4,096 (2,048 + 2,048) MB ram
ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5650

But this last week ive been experiencing keyboard problems. The problem is not always present, but when its present it doesnt matter wether im gaming, browsing the internet or writing a document.
Im not 100% sure what the problem is, I've spent hours trying to figure it out and to fix it, but nothing seems to help. But when I press a P, I sometimes get ppp. Or when I press a P, it doesnt show up. This is with all keys. And especially when I'm typing fast. Also, when I hold the backspace button, it ''lags(for a split second)'' every 2 seconds orso. When the problem is not present, holding the backspace button is smooth.

I did loads of virusscans, and did all the registercleanups etc. I made sure that sticky keys and filterkeys are disabled. I checked all the drivers for updates. When i tried the nr.1 fix, it did go away when I rebooted. but the next day the problem came back and when I redid it, (did what he said + delete the file and create it again) it didnt fix the problem. Perhaps it was just random luck, I dont know. I disabled the laptop battery to see if it went better, it didnt.
I'm not sure what else ive tried too..

When I... Read more

Answer:Satellite L670-143 - Keyboard lags but external keyboard work


To be honest if an external keyboard works properly I think it?s a hardware malfunction and related to internal keyboard. I doubt it?s a virus or something else because the same error would happen on external keyboard as well.

Furthermore for keyboard there is no special driver, it?s a part of Windows so you can?t update the keyboard driver.

Now in your case I would contact nearest authorized service provider. Your notebook is only 3 weeks old so it?s under warranty. If you contact the ASP, they can check the notebook and if you need a new keyboard, the repair is for free. :)

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My laptop got wet (water).. At first only one key was not working.
It got worse when i tryed to fix it I put it under a fan and it made most keys not respond
some keys were working but i decided to change the keyboard.
( i didnt power it off and just used a usb keyboard)

I have replaced the keyboard from ebay
My question is about the back lit strip.
My old keyboard; had a ribben cable coming out to LED light node and additional black plastic wraping on the backside of keyboard.
I broke the ribben from the old keyboard ( no not the regular ribben cable )
I reconnected the new keyboard which; did not have led lights or black plastic
I go into keyboard on control pannel and it says my keyboard is connected (1 to usb & 2 to the computers port Standard P/S2 keyboard& is working fine
.( it isnt working at all)
Does my laptop need to have the led circuit connected?
is it a loop to the keyboard ribben ( which i have connected)

I have talked to someone who believes this is for led(s) and all that is uncommon on non-backlit keyboards and should not be necessary for the keyboard to work and we believe its only lighting.
keyboard to turn on but I am missing a ribben connection to this extra strip of LED lights and what else ?

Should i order a plastic led light strip and stick it to my new keyboard to match the original
Do i need to complete the circuit where the led ribben was connected as it is a loop or safety feature or to complete the circuit
is there any chance i bl... Read more

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I use a Satellite A300D series notebook and whilst at home i use a UBS keyboard on it, but once the laptop is used without a USB keyboard only some of the keys seem to work i.e. i get the number 6 when i press the I key.

I thought this could be because the USB keyboard might not have been stopped properaly when i disconnected it and the notebook thought that it was still there but even after stopping the USB keyboard the same thing happens!!

Any answers to my problem???

Answer:Satellite A300D keyboard issue after using an external USB keyboard


On my Satellite A300 I can get 3 when I press L. It can be done if you use FN+F11 key combination.
Is maybe this option activated on your laptop?

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I am having a hard time finding the exact connector for my keyboard. It seems that this very model I am using (z30-a-1d2) has been discontinued. Most google search results I get refer to portege z30. The keyboard on z30 portege seem almost identical to my model, except that I cannot be sure about the connector. Could somebody please help with this?


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I have a new Satellite L300 (model no. PSLB8E-06Q007EN) that I bought in the UK recently when my old laptop died while I was on holiday.

I'm now back home in the USA and would like to swap out the UK keyboard for a US keyboard.

Are the footprint and connections the same between the two keyboards?
If so, I'd really like to just get my familiary old US format back.

And I'd appreciate any suggestions for US parts warehouses online that could provide the US keyboard.

Thank you for any assistance.

Answer:Satellite L300 - How to physically change UK keyboard to US keyboard


The Satellite L300 notebook is a European series and created for European market.
There is the similar notebook model Satellite L305 which was released for US market.
I think you could use the same keyboard.

Furthermore all notebook parts could be ordered from local ASP (authorized service partner).

Here on this page you can find all ASPs worldwide: -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

Get in contact with the guys and ask for further details?.


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My kid mess with my laptop and i need to replace the keyboard...I will apreciate any to..about this issue. I have an Toshiba L20. Thanks

Answer:Toshiba L20 keyboard

Tools: new keyboard, srcewdriver and sixpack of beer Parts/Toshiba Keyboard/Toshiba Laptop Keyboards.html

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Question: Toshiba Keyboard

i have this toshiba keyboard and i need to know if i need a driver

Answer:Toshiba Keyboard


Probably not.

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Question: Toshiba Keyboard

I currently own a Toshiba Satellite M30x. Everything works fine on the laptop except for the keyboard...

I'm not having a major problem with the keyboard (its a Microsoft Natural ps/2 keyboard...whatever that means?? )

SO the problem is that every time i press say: or ~the picture on the keyboard is different to the one that actually appears. This sort of problem only occurs for the symbols. The letters and numbers and most of the other keys are fine,,except these odd few. I was wondering if i could change the settings for the key or something like that. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Toshiba Keyboard

u need to alter the regional settings to those of the keyboard layout. Depending on what OS version youre running u roughly need to do the following, Go Start - > Control Panel ->Regional Options - then click the Input Locales Tab - and then figure out which one matches!!! Might be best to check on toshiba site.

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My sister-in-law gave me her old LapNote laptop. I guess it's a Toshiba 'cause its got Toshiba parts. Anyway, she didn't have the manual and I want to know how to use those blue keys with things like "Fn" bright and dim icons, etc. ...anybody know a site where I can go for help or can you help?

I put a pix of the keyboard on

Thanks for help.

Answer:toshiba lap keyboard

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Hi all,
I have a Toshiba A500-17x which has gave me no real problems until now.
A few months ago i realised the fan had died but when i looked at it, it was only clogged with dust and dog hairs!! The bottom of the case had become brittle and cracked due to the heat when the fan wasn't working. I bought a new base and everything went back together fine until i tried to use the letter P, Spacebar and -, ;,/ and number 0 keys!? I'm currently using the 'on screen' keyboard which is a pain in the wotsit!
I removed the keyboard(several times!) and reseated it but it didn't work. The father-in-law has the same laptop but his keyboard didnt work either but mine did in his! I un then re-installed the drivers but could it be a hairline crack on the motherboard from the heat?
I've ran out of options and hope someone can help out there? Here's hoping!!
Many thanks for reading

Answer:Toshiba A500 Keyboard

The bottom of the case had become brittle and cracked due to the heat
could it be a hairline crack on the motherboard from the heat?
don't think so as I know someone you actually melted the bottom of a laptop by leaving on a hotplate. the laptop continued to work fine but the case was a mess :0)
As you have swapped keyboards and updated drivers not sure now - is the keyboard cable separate or comes with the board?

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How do I get the keyboard off/swap it on this?????. Its met some liquid and isn't happy at all. I've found a screw labelled KB on the base and it seems to loosen the keyboard but I can't see how to remove it...
Oh and Toshiba..... why not follow the nice folk @HP and publish this stuff huh!...

Answer:Toshiba Sat Pro L40 remove keyboard

Theres a screw you can see on the base, and a screw inside the main maintenance hatch (RAM etc. area) on the left and recessed....
Then clips on the top of the keyboard....

Theres some useful stuff on pity I didn't see it till after...

All I can say is well done Toshiba.... You publish *no* HW manuals....

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My parents bought me a new laptop for college this Christmas, it has been working GREAT, until yesterday---I was doing home work all day on it shut the display lid, came back 20 min. later and my touch pad, keyboard and 10key pad would not work, and would not shut down, so I removed the battery and turned it back on a screen saying Windows was not properly shut down how would you like to restart so i MOVED down to the "start windows normally" selection and pressed enter and it allowed my desktop screen to appear, but from there i once again everything was locked up.
Im very confused how my keyboard can work while selecting how to start my computer but does nothing from there, and the likely hood of getting replaced.

Could it be a virus, mechanical issue, or what?

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I purchased a toshiba A200 10Z laptop 5 days back.

I just noticed that the key '@' and the key ' " ' are misplaced.

Why is it like that?? Please can anyone tell if this is to be returned?? Or can this be rectified by myself (using some function key)?

Please someone help me..

Answer:Toshiba A200 10Z - Keyboard

This is not a hardware problem. You have the wrong country set - go to control panel > regional settings > and set the country and location to your country. This usually happens when you have one of them set to USA. Also go to the Language tab and make sure that is the same as the others.

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at times the italics button gets pushed inadvertently. I do not know how to get it back to normal. When on Word, I figured it out, but during regular correspondence, I cannot do it.

Answer:where is the italics key on toshiba keyboard

There is no italics key. This is unique to the program you are using.What program are you using for your "communication"?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I was given a Toshiba Satellite M45-S169; It needed a new keyboard. I have the new keyboard but no idea how to remove the old keyboard and install the new one. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Keyboard

It's all here:

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After a very small wine spill on the right side of my keyboard, it is now acting completely weird - almost like each key is a DOS command. a couple of examples: Typing l brings up the login screen; e brings up explorer; but other keys do very strange things. In Word, the letter h toggles the drawing pad and types a y on the screen!! Some keys do nothing - for example, the d, x - typing a z gives you za on the screen.

Also the USB port on the right side doesn't work. Have I reset the keyboard somehow whey trying to dry it? Programs still work . Help!!

Answer:Toshiba A50 keyboard malfunctioning

Take it into the shop for repairs, wine is no good for laptops.

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I have a toshiba satellite m45, model #psm4ou-073001. I had just finished sending an email with attachments and started to check a different account and found that several keys quit working . the keys are sdz,./gj[ ]q
is there a common connection between these keys? why would 11 keys quit at one time? I cleaned and dusted the keyboard with no results. any ideas? please help. thank you very much.

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Little help if possible, i recently came to suspect moisture in the keyboard of my Toshiba Satelite laptop. Upon booting the keystrokes are all mixed up making it impossible to log into the O/S. The symbols outputted by each key are random, some being normal, some giving no response at all and some ouputting very unusual symbols. Has anyone encountered anything similiar to this and is it possible to remedy this by taking the keyboard apart and cleaning it in it's individual pieces.
If so how do you remove the keyboard?


Answer:Toshiba satelite keyboard

If this is a moisture problem (and it certainly seems so), you will be best off just replacing the keyboard. Most new keyboard circuitry is generally laid out on a plastic-type film which the keystrokes come down on to make connection. Once this is shorted by moisture, all is generally lost for it. I've tried repairing this on a Microsoft Natural keyboard with just wasted time.

As far as getting it off, that's a little different for most laptops. There's a combinations of screws (usually hidden by some type of cover) along with some gentle prying on the edges (be very careful with this). If you're not comfortable with this I'd recommend taking it to a professional.

Hope this helps a little.

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We have install MS Windows XP Prof and we have now the problem that sometimes the keyboard is not working. Only when we start the laptop again and the keyboard is working again.
Who have the solution of this problem?

Answer:Keyboard toshiba Satelite Pro M10

I never heard about this problem sorry.

As a precaution, do you have the latest bios installed ?

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Hi I have a toshiba Satelite L300 went to log on and the keyboard wont punch in any letters, went to restart it and now it wont even go into the start up screen, wont let me do F2, F12 or anything all it has it a black screen with the cursor dash in the right hand corner but not flashing....any advise?

Answer:Keyboard not working Toshiba


The following may be causes:

1. virus
2. You broke your keyboard (worse possibility)
3. Your keyboard setting got altered (best possibility)
4. driver doesn't work.

if it is number 2, your only option is to call the manufacture and ask them to fix it (if you have a warranty then this shouldn't be a problem) if it is #1,3, or 4 your best option would probably be to reinstall windows. (anti-virus programs sucks! It rarely successfully fixes the program and it usually slows down your computer more than a virus does). Hopefully, your computer came with a reinstall windows cd, if not, you have to buy a new one. (FYI, reinstalling windows may not work but it SHOULD work if your computer has a virus)

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Hi I have a Toshiba Equus laptop and the cover for the `x` button has fallen off and it seems to have sent it a bit mad, if I want to type that letter it wont but it does type it several times when I dont want it to! Any ideas please?

Answer:Toshiba keyboard playing up!

If you have lost the key cap, the only way to fix this is to replace the keyboard

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Does anyone know where I can get a replacement keycap and mechanism for the letter T on my girlfriends laptop?
The grandson threw iggle piggle at it and it is on the floor.
I have searched for suppliers but they don't seem to list the model.
The model is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L100.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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I have a toshia a110 series, the keys stopped working on my keyboard and i was only getting numbers. I have managed to change this by press F11, but now all i can get working are letters to the right side of M, J, and U the left hand side of the keys won't press can any one help please. I have put in the recovery disc and sent it back to factory settings but this still never solved the prob.

If any one can help i will be very grateful thaxs again.

Answer:Keyboard probs with toshiba

Is this a laptop? If so, try connecting an external keyboard to it and see what happens. If this is a desktop, try replacing the keyboard.

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The keyboard on my Toshiba Satellite laptop is messing up a bit. First off it was dropped yesterday on the carpet. When you hit certain keys now different things pop up. When you hit certain keys no other key pop ups instead commands pop up. Like if you hit the C key the Explore window pops up the S key it goes back to the welcome screen. One key asks you if you'd like to use the virtual keyboard so I clicked that and a keyboard shows up on my screen. When you click the buttons with the mouse on that keyboard on the screen the same output happens. I thought it was my keyboard but now I'm wondering if its an internal problem since the the virtual keyboard wasnt working. Any idea's? I have tried a system restore but thats all I could think to do.

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Keyboard

Ok for some reason all my keys start working again when I click CRL ALT and DELETE after the start up. The task manager opens and then all the keys start working after I click it off. Whats that mean?

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The keyboard on this laptop quit working "mostly". Non of the keys work, including the cursor keys, function keys, every key. Every key does however make a static short buzz when pressed. The keys DO work when I press F2 during boot to get to setup. Also, all the cursor keys work in this PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility mode. However, upon exit to normal Windows XP Home, no keys work, just the short buzz. Keyboard DOES work in Safe Mode. Drivers have been removed and reinstalled. I also tried a new keyboard with exact same results.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Jim

Here is the dds.txt and attached is the with ark.txt and attch.txt

Thanks in advance; I hope I follewed the steps correctly.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Connie at 8:34:26.96 on Fri 05/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.152 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer... Read more

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I bought a new keyboard and installed because typing some letters would show different letters or numbers this is the reason I replaced it

Answer:Toshiba keyboard issues

So what are you asking?

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Hi everyone,
I have a laptop with fused keystrokes because of water being spilled on it. I replaced the keypad with a brand new one, and the problem still exists. I can't see where any liquid reached the motherboard, but don't know for sure. Is there anything else I can do?

Answer:Toshiba keyboard issues

Its possible that the water shorted keys damaged the motherboard

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Hi guys

My sisters laptop keyboard is giving her some problems, whenever a key is held down it will not repeate. It will also not respond to repeated key strokes without a 4 second delay.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ALFIE
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite A20
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2656 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.20, 22/12/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name ALFIE\Jo
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 11.16 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 546.94 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


I have tried simply changing the scrol rate, made no diference. also searched for new drivers but windows found none. wondering if anyone else has had/sen similar problems? apologies for the speling this keyboard is quite anoying

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Keyboard Lag


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Hi Board,
This is for Toshiba Satelite Laptop keyboard problem. My son accidentally put water on the keyboard and from then it has started giving problem. Whenever I am hitting any key, it becomes associated with <CTRL>.
That means A becomes CTRL+A and whole text is selected, similarly S opens up the SAVE window etc.
I tried with a external keyboard but the problem persistes.
For some keystrokes on same key, the problem is not coming but for other time it is coming.

Replacing keyboard is one option but I am wondering why external keyboard is not resolving the issue. When I attached USB keyboard with the laptop, the laptop keypad is also working (but not properly).

Any help will be appreciated.


Answer:Toshiba Keyboard problem

You will need to dismantle the Laptop (or basically remove the keyboard)
And then confirm the water has not gone onto the Mobo

You can purchase "Circuit Board Cleaner" and clean the internals (and maybe salvage the keyboard as well)
Note: you must also allow the "Circuit Board Cleaner" to dry before re-assembling.

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I have a Toshiba C655 laptop that has not incurred any fluid invasion. My keyboard now has issues with the "last letter of the alphabet, backslash, question mark, the 0 key on the number pad and all the arrow keys. Unfortunately, the machine is about 55 days out of warranty,, and have gotten feedback ranging from keyboard replacements to motherboard. I would appreciate any input and suggestions, thank you.

Answer:toshiba keyboard issues

I suggest you go to a toshiba authorized sevice provider and they will fix you up with a new keyboard for about 15-25$, its a 5 minute job to replace a keyboard on a toshiba laptop.
I also suggest you use a usb keyboard connected to your laptop to make sure its not a OS related problem.

i wish you good luck!

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I have a Toshiba T135D-S1324 that has keyboard issues. Very few of the buttons work, the arrow keys & F8 key do not work. I tried in safe mode but they still don't work. My question is if I get a new keyboard for it will that fix the problem or are there other issues. Here are the keys that work in order:
As you can see very few work.
When I got it yesterday it had no security on it, I installed Avast & Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes removed 162 issues and then Avast removed 14. Device Manger says the driver is up to date

Answer:Toshiba keyboard issues

Have you tried attaching and external keyboard via USB?

This is an older laptop, so the chances of the keyboard going bust are fairly good. Did you just get this laptop, as in purchased used/secondhand?

What is the operating system, service pack, and does it have a recovery partition listed under "My Computer"?

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is there a way to turn on the laptop while keeping its lid closed using a USB keyboard. if yes what is the key combination

Answer:Satellite Pro A200: Wake-up over keyboard using an USB keyboard

Hmmm? I don?t know if you can wake up the notebook if the lid is closed but as far as I know it should be possible to wake the notebook using a keyboard itself.

The Toshiba HWSetup was preinstalled on the Vista OS. In this tool you should find an option called: ?wake-up on keyboard?.

This can be found in the keyboard tab and you need to set it to ?Enable?.
Furthermore please enable the Legacy USB support. This option can be found also in the HWSetup under ?USB? tab.

Best regards

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