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Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

Question: Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

Ok I have done a ton of research online about what could be wrong with my laptop. But I cant find anything about my situation. When I plug the charger in I get a blue charge light on and it stays on. I dont have a battery so I cant tell you if it will charge. But to my knowledge I dont even need a battery to turn on the laptop. I can use AC. When I hit the power button the power light next to the charge light turns on for 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. I can do this over and over till I am blue in the face. By the way when i hit the power button nothing happens inside the laptop at all. No sound or movement. Now i have tried to hold the power button with out it being plugged in for 30 secs to 3 mins and still the same routine. I reseated the memory and also taken out the hard drive and DVD drive. Still nothing. Can someone help me to troubleshoot this machine.

PS does the fingerprint reader have anything to do with it not turning on?

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

the fingerprint reader is for after post so not to actually turn it on
running off ac all the time may have knackered the connectrion where the power goes to mobo and also your cmos will be suffering also do you not get anything at all on the screen not even for a second?

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Do I only need to use the recovery disc? What about the Windows Vista? Is it included in the disc?


Answer:I want to re-format my Satellite P205-s6337

Recovery DVD contains operating system, all necessary drivers, tools and utilities.
When you use recovery DVD you will have clean preinstalled operating system with ?factory settings? again.
Please note: all saved data on the HDD will be erased. So, before you start recovery installation back up all your important data.

Good luck!

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Totally need another HDD for music/other files.
Really don't want to buy a dock such as..

Is it possible that I can install a second SATA HD on this notebook?
I'm not too good with working with notebooks really.

Anyone have any instructions on how i would do this?
And how to install another GB of ram?
I have both on my old notebook.

Answer:Satellite P205-S6337 - Can I install another second HDD?


Did you check your user manual?
Usually the user manual provides already such infos.

I?m not quite sure if an second HDD could be possible. Check bottom of the unit.
Some series are equipped with a second HDD bay. You could try to remove the plastic cover which secures such HDD bay and could check if there are some HDD connectors which would make the second HD upgrade possible.

It seems that this notebook was also equipped with 2GB RAM? So it could be possible to upgrade the RAM up to 4GB. But in my opinion it?s really not necessary to have 4GB RAM inside if you are using the Windows 32bit OS.
The point is that your 32bit OS can use max 3.2GB RAM due to the 32bit limitation.

So if you want to upgrade the RAM then I would recommend taking 1x 1GB and 1x 2GB RAM module.


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Every time I try to take a video with camera utility -> no sound.

If I go to sound and microphone properties it is always muted for my internal atpi jack and when I unmute it and go take a video, it automatically mutes itself again.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite P205-S6337 - Microphone is always set to mute


Make a driver update. You can download it from Toshiba:

And have also a look in the Realtek driver program. You can find it in the control panel, the name is ?Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager?.
There you can also disable/enable mute and configure the sound options.


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this is my first time here, so let me know if I did something wrong in the post or any thing of that sort.

Toshiba Satellite P205-S6337
Windows OS: Win XP Pro SP3 x86(x32)
BIOS Version: 1.40
CPU: Intel Core2 T5300 @ 1.73GHz, 1.73GHz (Dual Core)

At first I was watching a video on my laptop with Media Player Classic, then I did a windows update, after I did the update and restarted my computer I tried re-opening the video with Media Player Classic, then once I did it kept Freezing, then giving me a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) saying:
Beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete."

So I kept getting that when ever I tried watching a movie, so I figured it was because of the windows update since it's not the first time the updates from them messed every thing up. So I reformatted and once it got done after I'd install all the driver's I'd restart my computer, once the Windows is almost fully booted the screen will start to bog down then finally go completely black, the computer seems to run fine once it does it, but just no screen, so I went into safe mode (F8) and would either disable or uninstall the video, after that it would run fine, just it's not using the video card and all graphical stuff going on is bogged and looks bad, and I installed older and newer versions of the video card and it still does it.

Since I'm more savy with desktop computer's and never liked laptop's much, but from what I've be... Read more

Answer:Satellite P205-S6337 - Bluescreen and screen black with display driver


Generally speaking graphic card exchange is not possible because the graphic card is fixed on mainboard. In this case the whole mainboard must be replaced and you can ask an authorized service provider for help.

One point would be interesting: Can you install Windows from Toshiba recovery disk? I ask this because it would be interesting to know what happens with original factory settings. So you can determine if it?s hardware or software problem.

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hi i just bought a new toshiba satellite p205 and when ever i hit alt f9 it brings up some webcam options. Now i am very new with computers and i need to hit alt f9 for my work but when ever i hit it this webcam thing comes up. I was wondering if there is any way to disable this key and how do you do that.

Answer:Help with toshiba satellite p205

What OS are you using?

check you this site

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I am unable to power on my Toshiba P205-S8811. The power adapter is supplying the correct voltage, but when connected, not even the power connected LED illuminates. This machine worked a month ago, then stopped suddenly. The adapter was checked with a meter, and the power adapter plug receptacle appears to be seated at the edge of the case. Ideas? Beyond that, how do I take it out of the case to check connections? I have removed what seems like 20 screws, and still I cannot remove the case...

Answer:unable to power on my Toshiba P205-S8811

You are going to want to open this computer up. the voltage at the mainboard where the DC Jack cable attaches. This can rule out some things. If you get correct voltage at the mainboard, should be 19v, then there is a problem with your mainboard. If your don't get any voltage, check the solder connections at the DC jack. You will have to peel back the shrink wrap around the wires and check there. If they are good. Check the continuity between the pins of the DC jack and the end of the cable. You should get very low resistance. If it's high, then check the resistance between the pins of your DC jack and the leads of the jack where the wires are soldered. If it's high you will want to replace it. The only other thing would be bad capacitors or MOSFETs. Or it could be the NEC / Tokin cap.Hope this helps.

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Keep getting 'FlashCard app has stopped' or words to that effect. I'd have posted with Toshiba if they had a forum.

System is running Vista Home Premium (WETHTM).

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P205-S6277

This looks like a problem with a pre-installed application form Toshiba for you memory card reader. You need to find out what program this is exactly and try to uninstall and re-install it. You could check the Toshiba site to see if there is an updated version of the software or just get it back through your Toshiba recovery program for applications.

Run msconfig and look for that “FlashCard app” on the startup tab for some clues. You can also try disabling it and rebooting to see if that has effect.

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I have a Toshiba P205-S6237 laptop that came with Vista preinstalled. I reformatted the harddrive and installed XP. I'm now having problems with the wireless card, i can't connect to the internet or to my network. the computer says that it cannot locate an active network adapter. looks like i need drivers but i cant find any. any suggestions?

Answer:XP drivers for Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237

If it came with Vista, it is possible that no XP drivers exist for the device. Much hardware on laptops is proprietary and the drivers available only from the manufacturer. Have you checked Toshiba's site? Did you find chipset drivers and drivers for all the other hardware?

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Hey, my toshiba satellite laptop p205-s6267, restore/recovery disc corrupt, also had a new hard drive installed. Toshiba is telling me it will take weeks to send me a new disc. I have searched everywhere, is there any way to regain my toshiba specs, etc some other way. Also using vista as OS. And also do I have to use the same exact recovery cd or can another toshiba disc be compatible. I did find Toshiba Satellite A205 S5803 WinXP Home, I also found a drivers back up L300 for toshiba, will this do anything, Please help "DESPERATE"

Answer:toshiba satellite p205-s6267 Recovery?

Unless you know someone that has the same/exact model you have then you're at the mercy of Toshiba for the new discs. I've been known to be wrong though.

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hi everyone,

this is nik48 here i m using satellite p205-s6267 laptop purchased from circuit city usa with windows vista on it.

now i downloaded windows xp2 on it and downloaded all drivers required for that from toshiba site but currently my microphone is not working so please kindly advice me about this problem.

Answer:Toshiba satellite p205-s6267 microphone

Keep going... now install XP SP3

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I'm having a problem with a driver. I have a Satellite P205 Toshiba laptop. It's running windows 7 home premium 32 nit. The driver is for: Mobile Intel 945 express chipset family(Microsoft Corp WDDM 1.0) The driver is up to date and i think it might be corrupted or something. What keeps happening is whenever i open a game i have the display goes black and then comes back up and has an alert that says: "Display Driver Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for Windows Vista stopped responding and has resolved". After this alert comes up (about a second later) either the screen freezes up or the screen looses the display entirely. I don't know why his is happening, i have the driver up to date i have also unistalled and re-installed the driver and it still doesn't work. Also the alert message i got says the driver is running in Vista while i am running Windows 7. Does anyone have any solutions they can give me?

Answer:Display Driver not working for Toshiba Satellite p205

Bump! The problem still persists. When i open the game program and everything loads up the display flickers and comes back on with that error message before freezing completely or going to black. The driver for my display accelerator is up to date and has been re-installed 2 times. I think its weird that the error message refers to Vista when i have windows 7. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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Hi everyone,

I have got a new Laptop of Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 with Windows Vista. I really need to use WinXP instead but I can not find the drivers for:
1) Display adaptor (Mobile Intel(R) Express Chipset Controller, Microsoft -WDDM)
2) Wireless Network adapter (Atheros AR5006EG)
3) Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E FastEthernet NIC (NDIS6.0)
4) Mass storage controller, SM bus controller, Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus

Please give me a solution.
Thank you.

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I have the laptop for a little over a year (the warranty expired).No problems till now but now will not boot.

It has power but that is all. Can not run the hard drive, noting shows up on the monitor. The fan is working and gets hot, screen is black, hard drive light starts to light for only a second after power button is pressed then never lights again. DVD drive will spin a DVD but will not boot a bootable DVD. Removing RAM does not product any beeps.

Connecting an external monitor does not produce video.
Is anybody there with the some problem? What could it be?

Answer:Satellite P205-s6287 won't power up

Try this: Remove the battery and disconnect the AC/DC Adapter, wait 30-40 minutes and than connect the AC/DC Adapter and turn on the notebook first time without the battery.

Tell me what happened.

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Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.

When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.

When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.

I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.

Any one have any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75 boot/power issue with AC power

Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.

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Here is my problem. A few days ago while online my screen went black! I tried to move the mouse assuming the thing had timed out or something and nothing worked. So I hard shut it down. Yes I know not my best move. However, now it wont do anything. No lights no power indicator light, even though it is plugged in and has power. I checked just to be sure. When I try to power it up, the power light comes on blue for a sec and then goes out.

I have noticed that my video card or something was going out, so I thought that may be it. but I should still get lights right?? Anyway about the video thing, not sure what its really called, but my picture was going this crazy poopy green color.

Hope someone can help.



Answer:Satellite P205-S6287 Wont power up!

Hi Sweets,

Sounds like it?s time for an authorized service provider now. ;)

If your notebook won?t boot and shuts down itself you can do nothing because it seems to be a hardware problem, maybe the mainboard, RAM or something else.

If you go to an ASP the technicians can check the notebook and repair it for you. The guys are friendly and it?s always interesting to talk a little bit with them.
By the way: On the Toshiba website you can search for an ASP!

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I am working on my notebook Toshiba satellite P205-S6277, 80% of my time at home.

Can I take off the battery and connect the power to a backup UPS in order to make battery life longer?
I can charge it once a week.

Answer:Satellite P205-S6277: Can I take off the battery and connect the power too?

Of course you can do this. You can remove the battery and work on AC power supply only. Be sure there is no dust on the desk and the battery place on the notebook stay clean for further usage.


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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

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Ok, I am fully aware of the black screen of death issue, which I have along with everyone else who didn't pay attention when buying this comp, but this morning I tried to turn it on and I get a blinking battery light, but nothing else. I took out the battery and tired with just the AC Adapter plugged in, no blinking light, nothing. With the adapter unplugged and the battery in, I still get the blinking light. So I figured it had to be the adapter. I went out and bought a new adapter, but no dice. Anyone else have this problem? Know any possible way to fix this or what's causing it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215 power issue

Bad motherboard... Or broken DC jack. You could try removing the hard drive and see if the notebook posts

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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop power issue

Power Supply tested with a multimeter to make sure it works is a start. If the power supply is bad then the laptop wont work without it unless the battery has a charge.How did you replace the power switch on a laptop?

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I have a power up issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033. About a month ago my laptop suddenly shutoff and is showing no power incoming/charging. When I try removing the charger and plug and holdong down the power button it ends up not doing anything andiI've tried for about 5 mins. It does however light up for a split second when I remove the battery and plug the adapter in; it makes the power led flicker red and out again. I'm thinking it was just fried/motherboard dead but since its lighting up I'm hoping that's not the case.

Answer:Power issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033.

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My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.

The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.

There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.

Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.


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I have this laptop that when u plug in the power cable the computer freeze and if u have it plug in will not turn on. If u unplug it will turn on and when u plug it will freeze. The issue is u cant use it plug in so u only can use it without the power cable on, need to charge computer and recharge to be able to use it. Like if when u plug it in made a contact with something or takes to much load of energy that causes to freeze or dont go up. Thinking can be the power plug inside conection with the motherboard? any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Power problem issue anyone had this problem?

What type of ac adapter do you have, voltages and have you tried another type of ac adapter ?

I don't know for sure, but... it sounds like something is wrong with the ac jack.
Those can be replaced easily if you know how to solder, the part will cost less 7 dollars USA wise but shipping to you might be another issue due to your location.

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This toshiba P205 laptop is running Vista 32. It has run for over 2 years, and recently the screen started to fail (or so it appeared). The screen will be grey, no cursor or anything, but the backlight works. I can plug into VGA monitor and operate the computer. I checked the screen connections and wiring, all good. It was an intermittent problem for about a month, and then it completely failed. I did a complete system recovery, and my screen was back. Worked fine for a couple days, and then on a reboot, it went grey again, and won't come back up. VGA output still works fine. Has anyone heard of something like this? The screen will not display anything, even the BIOS splash won't display, although I can change boot priority via F12 as it boots. I don't want to go through another day+ of recovery if I don't need to (2 years of updates takes some time). I don't know if this is something Toshiba will fix if I send it in, especially since the laptop is from 11/2007. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba P205 laptop

What happens if you insert a bootable cd in the optical drive? i.e. a Linux live Cd etc!
or maybe an older Windows setup/install disc?

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I have a Toshiba P205-S6287 that I love.  I had to update the display drivers when Windows 7 came out.  That is the last update Toshiba put out in 2009. They work fine.  When Windows 8 came out, Microsoft put out new drivers through Windows update.  Update installs the Intel 945 express drivers twice and when the computer boots, it freezes on a black screen. I have to go into safe mode and disable both drivers and the computer works fine with generic drivers, although the display won't sleep.  I can reinstall the Intel/Toshiba Windows 7 drivers and it will work right for a week or two and then Update will install the set of drivers and lock up my computer again.  I have tried disabling Windows Update for the drivers but it locked up again the morning.  Does anyone have any idea?  It always locks up on a day when I need the computer in a hurry.

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I have "Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17LF ATA". I had the computer just over a year, and when I attempt to read the DVD drive, no matter what CD is in, the drive pops open, and I receive the message, input a disk. I ran the check device in properties and everything is reporting as okay.

Any ideas of why the drive is not reading that a disk is inserted?

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I have a Toshiba P205-S6287 that I love.  I had to update the display drivers when Windows 7 came out.  That is the last update Toshiba put out in 2009. They work fine.  When Windows 8 came out, Microsoft put out new drivers through Windows update.  Update installs the Intel 945 express drivers twice and when the computer boots, it freezes on a black screen. I have to go into safe mode and disable both drivers and the computer works fine with generic drivers, although the display won't sleep.  I can reinstall the Intel/Toshiba Windows 7 drivers and it will work right for a week or two and then Update will install the set of drivers and lock up my computer again.  I have tried disabling Windows Update for the drivers but it locked up again the morning.  Does anyone have any idea?  It always locks up on a day when I need the computer in a hurry.

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I did a custom/clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and now the screen is black. An external monitor works but I can't get the laptop lcd to come on... HELP!

Answer:Toshiba P205-6237 screen went black

Hi cbodie71, welcome to the forums

It may be something as simple as pressing the 'FN' button followed by an F key to activate the screen.

It'll have a monitor/screen icon on it

Hope it helps

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Hello I just bought a new Toshiba p205-S6347 17LCD Notebook, I want to down grade From Vista Home Premium To Windows Xp Professional. I bought The OEM Version. My main problem is when i go to load Xp i get the message that the installation could not find a hard drive. what driver do i need to F6 when starting the installation to get it to see my hard drive. My xp is sp2 and its is a sata hard drive 200 gb toshiba then also do you know where i can get ahold of the drivers for the sound, network and video. thank you anyone that can help me.

Answer:Toshiba p205-S6347 Vista to xp hard drive and drivers

Call your manufacturer, some of them offer full driver sets for downgrading to windows xp, otherwise I think you're stuck with vista

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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I have a P205-s6257 toshiba laptop that Im trying to load window 7 on with NO luck after I formated the hard drive. It actually gets worse, what happen to the good old days of formatting the drive then adding in the new OS, creating a partition and away you go

Anyway, this Toshiba laptop had Vista on it originally and I do have the recovery disks that came with the laptop but I cant seem to get the formatted hard drive to boot up either with the new windows 7 dvd nor the original vista recovery disks. ugh.

The error message im getting now is missing operating system. I tried click "F8" and "0" but it still say "missing operating ".

I have another laptop and a sata usb enclosure. is there anyway to format the drive via usb and add the toshiba recovery files needed to get my laptop to boot up again?

Any help would be approciated

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Answer:Toshiba P205-s6257 wont boot with Vista recovery disks after formatting drive

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Hi everybody

I have a Satellite P205-S6247. I had problems with my Windows Vista and I would like to recover the machine to the "factory" state, but the machine did not come with the recovery CDs.

I've seen that there is a small partition in the HD (about 4GB), is that partition for recovery purposes? How can I restore the machine?

Thanks in advance.


Answer:How to recovery my Satellite P205


I presume you have an US notebook model. Am I right about that?

Just short comment: usually the recovery DVD is delivered with most of notebook models. In case that recovery DVD is not delivered there is maybe an option to create own recovery DVD media for further handling. Please check all documents you got with your notebook. Maybe somewhere you can find info about that.

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Im working on a laptop right now and im having the hardest time figuring out what the exact problem is... quick rundown...:

Computer turns on...
Sits at Phoenix Bios option screen for a normal period of time...
Then begins to Beep...non-stop...i know all about beep codes but this is an interesting one. The beeping wont stop unless you hit the F8 key.

Going back a few steps.. This computer had Vista on it...wouldnt load what so ever..i managed to get XP on it...

To contune...

After you hit the F8 key a few times it moves on to the normal Windows XP loading screen..
Windows comes up..LOOKS normal...but has a mind of its own.. When you click start it wont let you select a specific will only stay on what ever one is at the top left of the start menu.

If you manage to get into a folder, same thing happens, can only click on the icon thats on the top left...

Also.. Most of the keys on the k/b dont work....
The key pad works, but most of the normal keys do not, like Enter, delete and many others...allthough all of the F(x) Keys work.

Talking to the customer i managed to squeeze out some info.... for some reason she was runnin on external power, no batt in, and she admitted she leaves it plugged in 24/7. recently she said shes had a series of power flux'es which even scrambled her garage door opener.

The RAM is fine, The HD seems to be fine, the only thing im guessing it could be is the MOBO.

I need some more opinions though...

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Answer:Satellite p205 Issues...

I'm thinking the power fluxes may have fried something on the mobo as well. Have you tried any other operating systems, like a Linux Live CD or Freedos Live CD? Try those two out just to make sure the cursor and keyboard issues are hardware. I'd do that, it's easy enough.

I doubt the keyboard is broken b/c of the other problem's you're having, namely the cursor issue and the relentless beeping at start up.

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Does anyone have any idea how to upgrade to 4GB from 2 GB on the P205-S6307? I have the most current BIOS and am running Vista (not that that matters!)


Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite P205-S6307

Please visit , choose your notebook model and on the left side click on ?Detailed Specs?. According to this document your notebook can handle with max 2 GB and upgrade to 4 GB is not possible.

Check it out!

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I want to download the drivers for my satellite P205-S6307 but I cannot find it anywhere in the toshiba web site.
My model is not listed in the select your laptop
Please could some one post the link to where i can download the drivers. I am running vista home premium.
many many thanks.

Answer:Satellite P205-S6307 drivers


This is a Toshiba US series and therefore you cannot find the drivers at the European page?

Take a look here:


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Gents, is it possible to increase RAM memory to 6 or 8 GB Windows 7 in the Satellite P205-S6337?
Can it use Windows 7 , operating in 64 bits ?

Thank you

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite P205

Maximum RAM capacity for this notebook is 4096MB.

Generally speaking you can use 64bit OS but check at first if this model is supported for 64bit operating systems. Without support there is no sense to install 64bit OS version due to missing drivers, tools and utilities.

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I think I have all the drivers for my laptop, but I can't control the brightness of the screen or get access to the Power Saver Abilities. I've downloaded tons of the power saver drivers, and none of them work. Someone please help. I'm running XP, and the only driver I found is for Vista. I've been at this for two days now... Please email me at:

[email protected]

Answer:Need help with the drivers for Satellite P205-S6267


Just for info: every time you need some driver download it from

As you can see your notebook model is not WXP supported yet and I presume you must to wait because you need exact designed tools and utilities for your notebook model. At meantime I think you can live without brightness control option. In my opinion it is not so important. Try also to use Windows power saver options. I am pretty sure you can use them until Toshiba offer WXP tools and utilities.

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I've had my laptop since late February 2008 and I bought it new. I set it down as I always do before I go to sleep and it had been running perfectly before doing so.

I woke up this morning and tried to turn it on and it would not and kept restarting. The Startup Repair keeps coming back unsuccessful, as well as System Restore. It will say that it was successful, then restart and will not turn on. It did something similar almost a month ago; I had turned it on to find that it was restored back to factory settings. System Restore worked perfectly for that and I have not had any similar problems up until now.

Is there anything I can do to try and fix this without taking it anywhere? I really don't have the money to take it anywhere right now and I desperately need my laptop. Thanks.

Answer:Satellite P205-S6287 will not start.

Sorry buddy but I am a little bit confusing. The notebook will not start but you have done system restore. How to understand this?
What happen exactly when you press power button?

Have you done system restore in Safe mode or what?
Can you start up your notebook with AC power supply only (removed battery)?

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My system is not recognizing (not connected) my DVDW/HD drive.

Answer:Satellite P205 - OS does not recognize DVD drive


Did you mean that your CD/DVD drive is not listed in the device manager?

Did you check the BIOS if the CD/DVD drive has been recognized properly?

Please check this!!

If the CD/DVD drive doesn?t appear in the BIOS then I would say that the ODD malfunctions.


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I`m looking for drivers to windows XP, but I can`t find.
Can anybody help me to resolve this problem?
Many thanks.

Answer:I'm looking for the XP drivers for Satellite P205-S6307

This notebook was designed for the US market.
Check the Toshiba US site:

If you will not find any XP drivers on the Toshiba US site then try some singles XP drivers for Satellite P200 from the Toshiba European driver page.
The P205 and P200 are very simialr notebooks series

Good luck

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I have had this laptop for about 5 months but I needed to recover my computer. I was half way thorugh the recovery and it encountered an error. It was corruped i can't remember what it was exactly because a couple of months ago.

I googled it at the time and it was corrupted. Since i have been using windows XP but it isn't supported for this model so that means its hard to find drivers and everything.

Anyway i thought it be a bit clever and install windows Vista via the upgrade disk that came with my computer and i managed using my key that is printed under the system.
The only problem was it would not activate.

I'm guessing because it was a OEM serial number but the phone numbers it gave me to activate windows were dead.
I need the recovery disk sending to me but i live in cyprus so i dont really know where to start.

Can anyone help please?


Answer:Satellite P205-s6257: Need Recovery CD

Hi Oliver

It can be problematic because you have probably an US notebook model and your local service partner will probably say that they can offer recovery DVDs for notebook designed for this market.

It will be interesting to know which error occurs while recovery procedure.

I really do not know what you can do. Either you ask for help by service. They should start recovery procedure to see what happen exactly or you can obtain Microsoft Vista installations DVD. All drivers and other Toshiba stuff you can find on Toshiba US support page.

Upgrade is for me not the best solution. I prefer clean OS installation.

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Hello ...

I have Toshiba Satellite P205-S6307 and I want to put Windows XP, but I don't have drivers for it.
Which Satellite notebook model is compatible with my Satellite P205-S6307?

Thanks In Advance

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite P205-S6307


As far as I know the Satellite P205-S6307 was designed fro the US market and therefore it must be a Toshiba US series.
This would mean that you have to search on the Toshiba US driver website for Toshiba drivers.

Here you can find the page:


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Hello guys. This is my first post here. First at all, thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I'm from Costa Rica so excuse me if my english sometimes gets messed up.

I know this is an old thread. I double checked any possible option before i decide to post my situation. But none of them seems to work for me.

My problem is this:
I got a laptop Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334
Model number: PSAA8U-14M02K
Systemboard Toshiba number is: V00068590
Systemboard number is: 1310A2041316
What happened to my system is the like you guess it wont power up. Last time my brother used, it was working fine, he let the battery run out of power so we could start charging it back from 0. But when we plugged nothing happened, no lights, no charge no anything.

i tried everything, from removing the battery to replace hard drives an other components.. (with the help of a expert). Eventually i took it to the toshiba support center and the guy only tells me that is the systemboard what is wrong with the computer.

Now, i will like to know what exactly went wrong but they wont tell me. they just tell me that i have to replace the component.

Now here comes the thing.... is the second time in less than a year that i will have to replace the motherboard. First time it was under warranty so they change some defective systemboard along with some memory. 6 months later it happens again.

The first time it wasn't so drastic. it gave me some signs of failure so i took it right awa... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite won't power up

Thanks Zenosincks, that's also the hunch i have, maybe i could give it a try, what's the worst that could happen? that i have to replace the motherboard?

i will let you know after i tried to see what comes up from that.

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I'm attempting to fix a laptop:

Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

It was thrown and was able to power on. I took it apart to see if it was fixable. While trying to turn it back on I couldn't get it to start back up. Any ideas where I could have gone wrong? From What I see JUST to get the power I need the wall outlet, adapter, DC POWER JACK CABLE HARNESS, and Power Button Board with Cable working correctly.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite= No Power

It was thrown? From where? A bus?

You couldn't get it start back up? That means it worked perfectly fine until.........? What?

If it you found it in the trash and it never worked, then it's broken. How much money do you want to spend trying to fix it?

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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite P205-S6267

Recently my laptop started to lag and then it just shuts down by itself. I turned it on and after loading windows it shuts down again. After leaving my laptop alone for an hour, i turned it on and it makes it works perfectly except the laptop is silent (no fan or whirring noises, usually my fan operates as soon as turn it on). After an 30 minutes it shuts down again! I assume it has something to do with overheating now.

After searching for similar problems I heard users get the heatsink clogged with dust. Now i'm not sure if that's the problem but I do know my laptop is pretty dusty and I never cleaned the inside. Also i have used it for over a year. Should I get my laptop cleaned or is it something else. Also how much should it cost to clean/repair the heatsink and fan and the dust?

Answer:Satellite P205-S6267 - Shuts down automatically


I think it?s time that you clean the notebook because you use it over a year and I clean my notebook every 2-3 months. I?m always wondering how much dust came out.

But to clean the notebook you don?t need professional help. You can do it yourself using compressed air spray. This could blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators. Therefore you must not disassemble the notebook and it takes only few minutes. You can buy compressed air spray from every computer shop normally.

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XP drivers for Toshiba computers that come preloaded with Vista aren't easy to find.
I successfully reinstaled XP but I can't find the driver for my graphic card geforce go 7600 and for audio too.
Is there an issue?

PS: I tried to recovery my system with the toshiba disk vista recovery (I don't have the original vista disk), but those CD's doesn't work at all. After research, I discover fews persons on the web with the same PC and the same problems with recovery disk. That's why I downgrade to my old friend XP!


Answer:I'm looking for XP drivers for Satellite P205-6277 Vista


I guess you mean the model P205-*S*6277. Thats a US model.
But anyway. You will find the XP drivers at the Toshiba web site

Satellite P series
Satellite P200 (PSPBG)
Windows XP
then click on search
thats all

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I have a P205-S6347 and a P205-S7347 and neither laptop will read any kind of CD. Whatever CD I put in the drive I get a do you want to format this "blank disc".
I can watch any DVDs and I can burn CDs and see CD's I burn on the computers. But if I want to load software for my camera for example it doesn't recognize the format.

I called Toshiba and the only suggestion they had was to reinstall to the original software but I told them I have had this problem since purchasing the computers 2 months ago so reinstalling the software won't help. Plus I can't believe that I should have to reinstall everything.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated as I am very frustrated.
Thank you

Answer:Satellite P205-S6347: Cannot read any CDs in HD-DVD Drive

Hi buddy

To be honest I don?t think that it?s a ?really? and CD/DVD drive problem.

You said:
> But if I want to load software for my camera for example it doesn't recognize the format.

What did you do exactly?
Did you burn some files on the CD from camera and the player didn?t read it? Or what?

Generally if you burn the own CDs or DVDs you have to check if the CD/DVD is compatible with your CD/DVD drive!!!
Not all medias are supported and works with the notebook CD/DVD drive.

Usually an user manual contains a list of compatible CDs and DVDs.

You could also test several CDs and DVDs from different manufacturers.


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Laptop was fine I was using perfect hibernation was fine. Accident selected sleep in vista instead of shutdown. Instead of amber of blue flashing light there was no light. Now won't boot.

Config: AMD CPU 3gb ati video

Day before I setup external monitor n keyboard and turned off internal screen.
I pulled apart as it's outside warranty and to isolate problem. But same symptom.

Power on. Light for power ok and plug pack ok. Charging ok. Ram ok.
Dell and benq monitor is saying laptop is in power save mode and to move mouse. I verified and other laptop on same 2 screens says switch on computer instead of the power save message.

This makes me think that laptop is stuck in sleep mode.
Tried resetting CMOS via j4 no change.

Fan powers up ok. Fan turns on to cool ok.
Keyboard and wifi lights do not come on.

Screen does not turn on and ext no display but is telling screens that the device is in sleep mode and to move mouse or press spacebar.

Any advice or help would be much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite P205 put to sleep when using ext monitor now can't wake

Disconnect your notebook from external display, AC power supply and remove the battery.
Leave it for a while, connect AC power supply only and try to start notebook.

Does OS load properly?

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I bought a new Satellite P205-S6307 laptop online supposedly supporting 4GB RAM. When I received it, it only had 2GB. The online vendor repeatedly said the extra 2GB was in the post but it never arrived. Realising it would be cheaper to purchase another 2GB chip than to take them to court I did so. The chip I bought is the same as the one installed which is PC2-5300-2GB/200P

When I fitted the second 2GB chip to the computer it will not boot, even to the BIOS. Individually both chips work but together they won't.

The online spec sheet says the maximum RAM for this model is 2GB but CRUCIAL.COM says it will take 4GB. I do realise that running Vista 32bit it will only recognise 3GB.

My question is; is this model capable of taking 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) and if so what can be my problem?

I hope somebody can help

Answer:Does Satellite P205-S6307 supports 4GB of memory?

Yes, the notebook is abele to handle the 4GB of memory.
I mean you can upgrade the notebook to 4GB using the 2 x 2GB modules.

I think your problem is that you have used either not compatible modules or the modules would malfunction simply.

The notebook handles the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM modules.
So maybe you should check replace the modules and check other.

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Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237?

I bought a laptop pre-loaded with Windows Vista.
I hated it and uninstalled vista and installed Windows XP.
I cant find any network drivers for it.

I need wifi and lan drivers... please help.

Realtek 10/100 8101E/Gigabit 8111B Lan Driver For Windows xp

Please Help ASAP!

Answer:Satellite P205-S6237: Need XP Wlan & Lan drivers


Why you don?t search on the chip manufacturer websites for the right XP driver?

If you LAN card support an Realtek chip then search on the Realtek website for the right LAN driver.
If you have a Intel WLan card then search on the Intel website?

Is it soooo complicated ?:|

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I am using a Satellite P205 with Vista OS. The Toshiba FN functions are displayed by either pressing the FN key or moving the mouse over the top of the display screen. It is the mouse over activation that bothers me.
Often enough, in general use, my mouse will enter the area that triggers the display and if I use the left mouse button the associated function is activated. If I am working quickly this will happen unintentionally. I am finding this increasingly annoying and would like to disable the mouse over activation. If I want to use the FN option, I want to do so with the FN key.

Does anyone know how to disable the mouse over display?

Answer:Satellite P205 - mouse activation of FN display

To be honest I am wondering you ask this. I know, it sounds now stupid but I will tell you why.
If you don't like some function it is logic to check all available options for ?something?.
So if you open ?Settings for Flash Cards? you will find one option there ? *?Allow the mouse to bring up the cards?.*

Just remove the check mark for this option and the Flash Cards will be shown when you use FN key only.

Bye and if you have more questions you are welcome. ;)

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Hi Guys.

I bought This computer a year ago in the states. Then I moved To Sweden.
My Hard Drive Crashed. Bought A New One
But I apperently Left All the CD's For the computer back in the states -.-

So Now I Downloaded Microsoft windows Vista Home Premium becouse thats what i had before.
Used the original CD Key that was writen under the computer.
So everything works Gr8 Except My Touch Pad..

I Have installed all the drivers Windows Update were able to give me.
Went to the toshiba support page and downloaded the drivers from there to.
But still, nothing. It Wont Work.

Anyone knows what i can do ? Or what the problem is.

I thank you all for all the help you can provide me.
XoXo Lol

Answer:Re: Satellite P205-S7469 TouchPad does not work


I have no clue why the touchpad does not work even you have installed the right drivers? did you?

Are you sure that the touchpad is not disabled? Usually you can disable the touchpad using the key combination FN+F9. Check it.

The Sat P205 is very similar to the Toshiba European model Sat P200.

Maybe you could download the both Touchpad drivers (Alps Electric and Synaptics) from the Toshiba European page? choose one of the P200 series and check the drivers!

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Please where can I find the power adapter for my computer and what type to choose(see attached)

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im having a problem with my toshiba laptop.

the battery light goes out and discharges even tho its still plugged into the mains...

is it just because its old?

or can i do something about it?

anyway any ideas would be appreciated.



Answer:toshiba satellite power problems

Old laptop batteries can do strange things toward the end of their lives. It's probably time for a replacement. When you purchase the new battery, be sure you can return it just in case it turns out that the battery isn't the problem....


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Hi,I have a notebook mentioned above ang having a boot/power problem. It just don't boot now either powered by mains or battery through the hdd or through the optical drive. CMOS setup is fine. I have also cleaned the CPU fan/cooling system and still doesn't work?Any suggestion would be appreciated.Thanks and regards,Gary

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Hi everybody!

I'm having a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DJ. It has an 750 GB HDD, but that wasn't enough for me. So I bought a Toshiba 1TB HDD. I undid all the screws, carefully (using my driver license), lifted up the plastic and removed a HDD.

BTW, I really like that platic solution on the HDD!!

Then I realised, that all my stuff is still on it.
So I put the HDD back, planning that I'll copy everything on my ext. hard drive.
Well I screwed it back, got the battery back in, put the AC adaptor back.

The LED was on, indicating that power is flowing, battery is loading. I pressed the "Power-On" button, and nothing happened. Pressed it again still nothing. I plugged the battery and the AC adaptor out, I held the Power button for 30 sec, put everything back still nothing. I got scared. Opened the back once again, just to take a look at, if anything slipped out. Nope.

Everything is A-OKAY. What to do? Did I void the warranty? I hope not.
Can I repair myself without voiding my warranty? I hope so!

And also: I bought the laptop in Hungary, but I'm in Germany. Can I get it repaired here, in case my warranty is valid?

Thank you for your help!

Bertold Juhasz

PS: As you can tell english isn't my native language, please don't flip out on my grammar I know it's bad

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DJ does not power up after removing HDD

I have just taken the hard drive out of mine and put it back to see if I could replicate your problem after trying it several times I had no problems.
Have you checked the pins on the end of the hard drive to see if any are damaged, other than that I cannot think of anything else.

Ich habe gerade die Festplatte aus von mir gemacht und wieder , um zu sehen , ob ich das Problem nach dem Versuch es mehrmals Ich hatte keine Probleme zu replizieren.
Haben Sie die Stifte am Ende der Festplatte ?berpr?ft , um zu sehen , wenn eine besch?digt sind, au?er , dass ich nicht an nichts anderes denken .

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alright. so im kinda the repair man here trying to fix this Laptop. here's the story. my friend was using her laptop when she spilled lemonade on it, which the computer kept working after wards. she used the computer for about another 45 minutes before she shut it down. After turning the computer off she claims it wouldn't start for her no more. WHen i looked at the computer it wouldnt do nothing until i plugged the power adapter in. At that moment the computer turned on but had a blank display. I turned it off and then on again and the same thing. Now once again like she said, it wont do NOTHING. the power lights still show it charging but wont turn on. is there a way to clear bios maybe or something to get it to at least post? thanks for the help. No idea on specs sorry.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L650 will NOT power on

i have taken the computer apart and there is NO decay from the drink, only the keyboard is dirty. so what is the issue?

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Hiya everyone,

maybe someone has an idea an can help...
The problem I got is that the A50 suddendly powers off! This happens with and without the power supply being connected.
Any ideas where I could start looking for the issue??

Big thanks for any hints


Answer:Power problem with Toshiba Satellite A50

The CPU cooling fan(s) may be shorted/bad

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Not sure if anyone can offer any advice on this one. Basically I bought a laptop from someone who I work with for my son as an xmas present. Paid 400 for it which I was told was reasonably fair at the time, it was 14mths old.As of yesterday it has apparently died. When it is connected to the power supply there are no lights, nothing. The power lead is warm so I am assuming that part is ok. When I wiggle the power lead around there is no intermittent power coming through, so I think the power jack is ok so that leaves me with the motherboard. I have read on some sites that it can be pretty expensive to repair, some companies offer to change the whole mother board whilst others will repair the faulty chips. Not sure whether to send it off to someone or take it down to a local computer repair shop (I dont want to be ripped off more than I already have)!Has anyone else had a similar problem, or can someone recommend a good repair company to use.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A-100 laptop no power

1. Disconnect battery and try on mains only.2. with battery and mains disconnected hold power button for 30 seconds, reconnect battery then mains and reboot. (rids board of static which may be causing the problem)

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When I click the power button when my computer is off, the light turns on, a few LED's on the front turn on, the CD drive makes the noise like it's starting up, but then it just freezes and the screen doesn't light up. I have to hold the power button in for 3 seconds to restart the laptop and try it again. If i do this like 10 times it will sometimes power on and function properly until I close my laptop again. It seems like it has to be warmed up or something?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A665 won't power on.

When you are trying to turn it on are there any bleeps or do any lights flash in any kind of sequence ?

A couple of things you could try and that is a cold boot and/or resetting the BIOS.

A cold boot is when you remove the battery and the AC power cord then hold the power button in for 40 secs - 1min.

This is how to reset the BIOS for your A665 How to Reset BIOS Password on a Toshiba Satellite - YouTube

Have you tried booting up with just AC and the battery removed ?

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Recently I dismantled my laptop to fix the power socket on the back. Having done a good job on that I assembled it only to find that it would not boot up and the only thing that does happens is the orange power L.E.D. at the front flashes.I have read some information from Toshiba Technical Service & Support which states, and I quote :"Toshiba Europe has identified that some notebooks manuafactured in January and February 2000 may have a fault that could prevent the notebook from starting up. This fault has been reported on some Celeron(tm) processor based Satellite 4090 systems operating at 400 MHz as well as Pentium(r) II processor based Satellite 4100 and Tecra 8000, operating at 400 MHz only.Affected notebooks can no longer be started and the DC-IN LED at the front of the notebook blinks. Intel and Toshiba have developed the solution to this issue that has been implemented in manufacturing (Intel revised up the module to REV 505) and any affected notebooks can be repaired relatively easily."End of quote. If anyone can tell me what this repair solution is I would be very happy !!!Thanks

Answer:Power-up on Toshiba Satellite 4100XCDT

You eliminated the most important part of the quote:"Notebooks with the potential to show the no boot issue would be in a serial number range starting with ?10? or ?20?. The serial number can be found on the silver product ID label on the base of the unit.Please contact your local Toshiba Service Partner for more Information"

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Hi all and thanks in advance.

I'm trying to repair a Toshiba Satellite 2455-S305 that will not power on after being dropped on it's corner. It hit on the corner where the speaker and power jack are.
When I plug it in, the power light and battery charging light come on. If I press the power button, the power light comes on, but I don't hear anything, see anything, or feel any vibration to show that it's actually trying to boot or anything.

I opened it up, took it apart and reseated every connector, RAM, and drive and am still seeing the same problem.

The power jack is removable, and attached via cable to the motherboard. It looked like it was in pretty good shape and the cable and connector did not seem to be stressed.

I also tried plugging it in to an external monitor with no results.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite won't power on after being dropped

Maybe you damaged the motherboard or CPU?

...and this would probably mean the laptop would make a 'beep' sound, but maybe u damaged the sound too?

Big theory, but, may be true.

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I have a satellite A60 and have a problem with the power saver. It appears that my virus/adware application has removed parts of the Power Saver App. No problem I thought, i'll reinstall it from the Tools and Utilities CD - wrong!
The Power Saver App on the CD has a 16 bit installer that won't run under Win XP, have tried Toshiba website (UK,Europe and USA), no luck - same 16 bit installer.
Any help please!

Answer:Toshiba Power Saver on Satellite A60

Hey there

couldyou please check the link below;en-us;324767

This is not a failure with the Powersaver but with Windows XP . In the article it indicates that you need to use a XP cd but rather than that you can use the I386 folder under the C Drive


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I have a Toshiba Satellite L350D - 216 which won't power on. I have checked the adaptor with a multi meter and it is supplying 19V
. When connected to the laptop there are no lights and the fan does not run. I have tried removing the battery and holding the power switch for 30 seconds and also leaving on charge for serveral hours which did not work. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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I am Hopeing some one here can she'd some light on this. My friend has given me a toshiba satellite pro laptop but its refusing to turn on.
it was working fine then the was a power cut in his hosue the laptop turned off and will not power up as of then

With the AC power supply pluged into the laptop the power light comes on as well as the batty indicator witch flickers.

With the Batty out and the AC power in all i get it the power light comeing on thats it

with the AC power out as well as the batty i get nothink at all

thanks for any replay

Answer:Toshiba satellite pro laptop will not power up ! help me !

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your thread to the appropriate forum. I have also Deleted your other thread.

Please don`t post computer problems in out Guides and Solved Issues forum. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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We first noticed a problem when the battery icon went missing on the taskbar, went to properties notifications & checked, then noticed battery wasn't charging. Used for several hours with no problem, I was plugged in not using battery. Icon went missing again & after once again checking this is notifications all of a sudded the computer just shut down. Can't restart, no power from adapter. If battery is in only the battery light shows. The battery isn't charged so that doesn't help much. Before taking to a tech or buying adapter etc is there anything anyone can suggest???? Thanks

Answer:toshiba satellite A205 won't power on

that happend to my hp laptop. I think your battery died seems like you need to buy new battery.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba satellite L850-L1L, P.N PSKG8E-03G00UIT , S.N 5D115993S .
Its written 19V -~ 6.32 A .
Ive bought one time an original power adapter but 3.96 A 19 V, few months and its gone !
Please advise me what type to buy? and where to get it original? in UAE its not available unfortunately.

thank u

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Notebook - Toshiba Satellite P10-833 PSP16Exxx.
Problem - Sudden power down.
The solving of this problem are described by Toshiba.
I've downloaded and installed BIOS 1.50 on my notebook.
But the problem remains.
Help me, please.


Message was edited by: dvedeneev

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P10-833. Sudden power down

Hi Dimitri,

Sudden power downs without the normal shutdown process occurring can be caused by over-heating. Check that your notebook is not blocked with dust and debris in the area of the air intake fans and CPU heatsink.


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I have an old Toshiba CDT Satellite model 2595 with Windoes XP. The current batery has been replaced and the last time it was used the following occured.

I went to use the cd drive and upon opening the drive tray,the screen went blank as if it lost power. Curently the AC power is pluged in but nothing happens when the power button on the laptop is pushed on. I'm sure that the battery is still charged. if not could this be a cause? Is there an internal cutoff overload swith that may have tripped.
Thank you in advance for you in advance for your help and assistance requarding thsi problem.

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Hi, the battery is now flat and when i plugin ac adapter, i get nothing on laptop led's for indication that the laptop has ac power connected or that the battery is charging. i purchased a replacement adapter and still no indication that the ac is connected or charging.Any ideas or do i just throw the laptop as it's quite old now.tnx in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A60 Laptop won't power up

if you remove the battery - does the machine's power indicator light come on then?

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I ALWAYS USED TO WORK ON MY LAP WITH CHARGER PLUGGED IN BECAUSE MY BATTERY DIE QUICKLY , SO LAST NIGHT I PLUGGED OUT THE ACE ADAPTER by accident and my laptop powered off even my battery was fully charged i i plugged it again and what happens it is powered on automatically without me press the power button !!

please help what can i do to solve this

Answer:Power issue in TOSHIBA LAPTOP

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I am working on a friend's toshiba satellite a75-s2111 laptop computer. She gave it to me telling me it was not even turning on. I have worked with it and discovered 2 issues with the power supply. First that the power cord is a bit loose going into the computer and not always giving it power, however seems fixable when I plugged my rocketfish universal adaptor into it (piece 41 was used, even though this specific computer is not on capatibility list, which is what similar toshibas listed used).

However there is a second problem with the power supply that I am not sure how to even begin fixing. When the cord is plugged in and the computer is off, the power cord light on the front of the computer shows green and the battery light shows red. While in this state, the battery seems to charge some. If I turn it on, the power cord light and the computer on lights turn green, and the battery light turns off. The power is then drained from the battery and not from the power cord. The computer shutting down from lack of power when the battery is drained and refusing to run completely if I try to run it without the battery.

How do I go about fixing this second problem or is it even fixable? I do not want to suggest trying out a new battery unless I know for sure that would solve the problem, otherwise it would be $100 wasted if it does not work.

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered.

Answer:Toshiba laptop power issue

Does sound as if the battery is dead, however I can understand your reluctance to buy another should that not be the real fault.

I am sure there are other more experienced people here that know about electrical circuits. If it were me I'd try and get hold of replacement power cord,exactly the same as the old one.
I'd take my Tosh to shops selling second hand Toshes and ask to use thier power cord to test connection. Or even ask about trying a new battery before you buy.
I might buy a new cord from Ebay.

If its an old machine then it will probably be the battery. And Tosh batteries when they go they just go!

Let us know what happens, I have a Tosh so maybe my fate will be yours

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I was wondering if anybody can help me with my current problem. My laptop won't charge, nor will it start up. I had recently had AC adapter issues and had to get it repaired. I had soldered a new tip for the old adapter, and it worked for a time, but the solder was a horrible job and it got loose again, so I just decided to get a whole new adapter. Before the solder had come off of the old ad adapter, the laptop ran fine, receieved power, and charged the battery. Now with the new ac adapter plugged in, the power blue LED simply blinks blue while the orange battery light remains off. I was wondering if there was a quick fix for this. I have already tried taking the battery and AC adapter out and holding the power button for well over 30 seconds and I still receive the same result- blinking LED. Can anybody help me out here?

My laptop model is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2426. As it is an old laptop, it's really not worth bringing in getting it serviced and I have a little knowledge about the laptop itself. Also a point of note, it isn't the AC jack on the inside, since i've removed the casing and checked on the's completely separate from the motherboard and when plugged into another ac source, it worked fine. The new AC adapter has a green LED lit meaning it's receiving power, and it's also brand new so i don't think it's that. But yeah, any help here?

Answer:Toshiba laptop power issue

Toshiba's are notorious for power problems. I had a Satellite P10-809, I paid a small fortune for it, and within 6 months I started experiencing power problems. I was also receiving a constant mild electric shock whenever my arm rested on the casing of the unit while typing.

I believe there is a class action law suit against Toshiba ( I was furious trying to deal with Toshiba as they denied any problems and more or less implied that I was imagining everything. In the end, I wrote off the 1,500 I spent on the unit and have never purchased Toshiba since. I have also warned every company I have worked for to boycott Toshiba.

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I have a Toshiba satellite s855-044 and am having issues with the power. I have looked up on countless forums and have been able to find people with similar issues but not the same. Basically the issue is that it will not turn on sometimes and wont show any symptoms of having power. Here is what i know about it:
1. The issue only comes up when i power off the laptop while it is unplugged.
2. None of the power indicators on the front light up, however when you look at it in a pitch black room it is VERY faintly blinking (indicator for when it is plugged in)
3. It turns back on usually after 10 or so hours of messing around with it. (Pulling plug out and putting it back in. Checking connections inside, etc.)
4. I have 2 batteries as well as 2 power adapters (chargers), trying different combinations of them do not seem to make a difference.
5. I have tried the method of unplugging and removing battery and holding the power button for around a minute, no results from that method.

If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Issue

Have you checked the actual power jack connector? May be worth replacing it, since it's only a $10 part:
DC Power Jack w Cable Harness Toshiba Satellite S855 043 S855 044 S855 S5290P | eBay

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Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 running XP. For the year that I've had it it has run great.  As of lately I haven't been able to use a CD in the DVD-R drive.  The CD tray opens, I put a CD into it, it tries to read it( I see the light turn on and hear the cd spin) but it just stops and won't recognize it.  I try to open it in "My Computer" but it just prompts me to insert a cd into the drive.  I don't know what happened in the past month to make this happen.  The catch is this.....  It will play a DVD just fine.  It recognizes it and plays it right away.  I updated the driver and even deleted the driver and started fresh.  Nothing worked. Has anyone ever heard of this?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite CD/DVD issue

Could be the particular CD you put in there.However, I once had a gateway laptop need a replacement Drive put in.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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My notebook:
part no. pspb3u-02t00L
serial no. 97197588k

MoBo k000056710 wk737K

I'm looking for list of compatible motherboards. Will k000051440 fit?


Answer:Need a list of compatible motherboards for Satellite P205-S7476


The Satellite P205-S7476 belongs to the PSPB3U series and usually all motherboards released for this series should be compatible with your notebook model.

The motherboard part number: k000051440 is compatible with Satellite P200 / P205 / X205 series and I guess it should be also compatible.

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When I boot up Windows 7, after the Windows 7 logo my screen goes black. The computer is still on, I just can't see anything. I can access safe mode just fine.

If I disable the two Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family drivers, I can get into Windows 7 however I can't use hibernate or sleep mode, and the highest resolution is 1280x800. I need a driver that works. Please help me.

I've downloaded all the drivers and tried them from Toshiba & Intel however none of them work

Answer:Satellite P205-S6237 - Display driver for Windows 7

Hi buddy,

It?s not a good idea installing all drivers you can find. This could muddle up the operating system and cause such errors.

Usually the drivers provided on Toshiba page are always work. At the moment I would recommend removing all display drivers that you have installed now (you can do this in safe mode). Then restart your computer (also in safe mode) and run a registry cleaner like CCleaner to remove old registry keys. Restart again and now install the newest Toshiba display driver for your model.

Your model is listed on Toshiba US page:

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My media drive sudenly fails to work, it is visible on the installed hardware, but it is not visible on "my computer" I get an error message "cannot start Code 10".
Any suggestions?

Answer:Re: My Satellite P205 fails to recognize my media drive

Try to remove it from device manager and restart your notebook.
What happen when you do this?

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I recently upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit).
When I did I went through the typical rigmarole of updating my drivers and reinstalling some lost games or programs. What I didn't expect was for my camera to completely stop working.

I reinstalled the camera software, and it seemed to work after that until I tried to take a snapshot with the software. The camera will now record video and record audio, but it will not take snapshots (what I primarily use it for).

If I click the snapshot button, it acts like I clicked it, but no preview picture shows up and no new pictures are saved in my pictures folder.

Any ideas? Or advice? Or help? Thank you!

Answer:Satellite P205-S6287 - webcam doesn't take snapshots using Win 7


Maybe you should check the path to the picture folder again?
Maybe the webcam saves the pictures to another place on the HDD?

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I am trying to install XP on my Sat P205-6347 Toshiba laptop and have everything working except for the Toshiba Hotkey Utility.

Does anyone know of a driver that works?
I would very much appreciate it as this has not been working for quite some time.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Satellite P205-6347 - Hotkey Utility for Win XP does not work


The question is; did you use the right and correct Hotkey Utility?

The notebook seems to be a Toshiba US model. The drivers, tools and all other things could be found on the Toshiba US page. Form there you should download the available drivers.

Did you do this?

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I bought a Satellite P205-S6247 from TigerDirect while I was in the USA. I'm now back in London and thinking about upgrading from the intel graphics module to a 'real' video card like an nVidia or ATI card, because I'd like to play a couple of games on this machine.

a) If I do swap the graphics card but leave the current CPU, I think the Intel T2080 (1.73Ghz) dual-core CPU should be powerful enough to handle, for example, team fortress 2 with all settings on lowest, right?

b) Is it possible to swap the graphics card?

c) Where might I buy a new one that I can be certain will be compatible for this laptop (is there a compatibility list)? I couldn't even find my laptop-flavour on toshiba's US or UK websites.

d) I always build my own desktop computers but haven't delved into laptop hardware much. Will I be able to swap the graphics units myself or will it be a more involved process that will require a Toshiba engineer to handle it? If so, can a UK engineer work on my US-bought laptop?

Many thanks,


Answer:Satellite P205-S6247: Can I upgrade the graphic card

A) The T2080 (1.73Ghz) dual-core isn?t a bad CPU. It is powerful enough to play games if you would use an powerful graphic card.

B) No, it?s not possible because the GPU chip is mostly fixed and soldered on the motherboard.

C) There is no list because an graphic card upgrade is not possible

D) The desktop technology is simply different and you cannot compare it with the notebook. The notebooks cannot be upgraded like the desktop PCs. Everything what you can do is to upgrade the memory or the HDD. GPUs and CPUs are not upgradeable

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My Satellite P205 does not have an internal Bluetooth, but it is Bluetooth capable. I plugged in a Broadcom USB and it worked initially. Now I am getting an error message "Unable to load Bluetooth Stack device".

I downloaded the Toshiba Bluetooth and ran the installation program. The first window opens, and the bar fills to the end, and a second window opens and progresses to five blue bars. Another window pops up asking to have the device plugged in and then click OK. It sits at this point repeating the request every few minutes. The USB Bluetooth is activated just before each of the pop-ups, and then the light goes back out. I figured that it would be a time consuming process because there was an instructional sheet giving details on an unattended install. Unfortunately I'm not savvy enough to edit my install script.

Any help would really be appreciated. I was hoping to be able to sync my Blackjack II without the USB cable that I keep misplacing!

Answer:Satellite P205 Bluetooth Stack Installation-How long does it take?

When you use third part external hardware you must also get software for it.
Have you got some installations CD with BT software and drivers?

As far as I know Toshiba Bluetooth stack can be used on Toshiba notebooks with already built-in BT modules or if you get external device but with license for Toshiba BT stack.

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We have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is nothing short of disappointing...but that's another story. This laptop has Toshiba Power Management and I have the setting where I would like them but they don't seem to operate properly. When the laptop is left alone for 5 minutes it basically goes into hibernation when I don't have it set up that way. I have tried to use windows power management in the control panel but somehow the Toshiba Power Management overrules that. How do I make the settings work propertly and is there a way to get rid of Toshiba Power management so I can manage it via windows?

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite Power Settings

I found it in control panel and uninstalled it...thought I had looked in there before.

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Ok, here?s the story. I own a Toshiba Satellite A350 laptop for a few years. As every night, laptop was on, I press the power button making it go into hibernate and then pull out the plug (battery is out, since it is always on cable and it might save the battery)

The next day, I plug in the adapter, press the power button and nothing happens. Literally nothing. Black screen, not a single sound .. nothing. All I can see is the indication light that the adapter is plugged in, which lights up.

I searched the internet (using another PC, duh ) and found lots of similar issues with Toshiba laptops. Main solution seems to be holding the power button for 30 second, putting the battery in and restarting it. None of these methods help.

I took the laptop apart, checked (and disconnected) the CMOS battery. Checked the power button, which is working, cleaned everything.

Here?s the weird thing: I have an USB optical mouse and a keyboard connected. I noticed that ?besides the indication of the adapter- the red light of my mouse is on all the time and also the indication lights (caps lock, num lock) of my keyboard can be switched on. So there seems to be power on my USB as soon as I connect my adapter.

Hope anyone can help, because I ran out of options. Two friends looked into it, no one has a clue.

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Is it OK to uninstall the Power Saver v5.04 from a SP6100 as it doesn't seem to work properly, or at all?

I have already been checking and changing the BIOS v1.90 power settings also accordingly, but the machine still neither ever power-off the hard drive nor will go to standby sleep.

The only things working somehow are the screen saver and screen power off, but very rarely according to the settings' timing ...

Best regards,

Pete V.

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 and "Toshiba Power Saver"

Hello Pete

I?m really wondering the Power Saver doesn?t work well on your notebook. This tool is one of the best Toshiba designed tools and it is very useful if you want to optimize notebook power consumption.

I really don't know what is wrong there but if you are not satisfied you can remove it from the system or simply use different ?power scheme? in power options properties.
Maybe you should try to reinstall power saver.

Have you noticed some other issue with your SP 6100?

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Hi All,...

First Thank u for replying my previous question which helped me a lot. I have another question. I had a Tecra A4 laptop before which comes with Toshiba Power Saver utility which can control the brightness and various power profiles for Windows. I now have L40-17R laptop, which I cannot find the same utility for???

Can anyone tell me if there is a tool for managing power profiles for L40-17R model, and where can I download it?

Answer:Toshiba Power Saver utility for Satellite L40-17R


As you know for WXP Toshiba has offered Toshiba Power Saver utility but for Vista this tool does not exist in the same format. Many functions are now in Vista power settings. Toshiba Power Saver utility is also there but just with several options.

You can find it if you open Power options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings. There you will find Toshiba Power Saver Settings V8.02.00.


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I recently had to reinstall XP on my Satellite M30 PSM33A

I have most of the drivers but have not been able to get Toshiba power saver to work, nor the FN keys, the drivers I downloaded off the site installed but say "cannot open as you do not have access rights".

This is frustrating as my screen is really dim.
Also, my CD drive works but I cant play DVDs - it says I have an incompatible driver and I've tried everything

Can anyone help? Cheers

Answer:How do I get Toshiba power saver to work on Satellite M30?

PSM33A must be Australian notebook model so please download all drivers, tools and utilities from

There you can find all stuff you need. I don't know what is wrong there but please install all stuff following this installations order:

1. Chipset Driver
2. Microsoft Updates
3. Display Driver
4. Common Modules
5. Hotkey for Display Devices
6. Display Device Change Utility
7. Sound Driver
8. Touch pad Driver
9. cPad/Touch pad On-Off Utility
10. Modem Driver
11. V.92 Modem Driver
12. Wireless Network Driver
13. Atheros Client Utility
14. Network Driver
15. Infrared Driver
16. ConfigFree
17. SD Host Controller Driver
18. SD Memory Card Driver
19. SD Memory Card Format
20. Power Management
21. Utilities
22. Button Controls
23. Console
24. DVD Player
25. Drag'n Drop
26. CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
27. Skins for Windows Media Player
28. User`s Manual
29. Screensaver
30. Wallpapers
31. Sun Java Runtime Environment

I hope this will help you to install all drivers and Toshiba tools and utilities properly.

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Hi, I need help with my toshiba satellite a215-s4747. There is no power when I press the power button when I plug in a AC adapter. no any light on or blinking.
I disassembled it, remove ram, modem, hot-sink, fan, cpu. I plug in a AC power adapter to the motherboard and use a voltage meter to measure it. It has 19.8v,
so will be the motherboard problem? Thank you for help!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 no power on

What about the battery instead of Power Adaptor?

Also you may need to check for break in the power socket on the Motherboard (um usually underneath the Mobo )

I posted a link to Toshiba laptop dissasemble, here--> Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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I have a Satellite A60-297ITA bought with XP Home.
Now I've bought an XP Pro and I've installed it reformatting all the notebook.
Then I've installed all the drivers downloaded from your site.
The Installation of seems to work fine, but at reboot I obtain an error:
A fatal error has occurred. This program will be terminated. code: 0x7E.
What can I do?

Answer:Toshiba power saver crash on Satellite A60


Unfortunately it is not easy to say why this error message occurs. It is very important that you use Installation Instructions document while drivers and tools installation because the installations order is very important for successful installation.

Try to remove power saver and install it again.

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This is a Toshiba Satellite L25 - Model no. PSL2XU

The laptop won't turn on. I unplugged the battery and tried direct power from the AC adapter, and still nothing. There are no indications of life (no light to indicate charging, power, anything). I don't think it's a battery issue.

When I plug the AC adapter, and I take the battery out, the prongs that connect to the battery sustain a voltage (I checked with a voltmeter). I don't think the adapter is bad.

So what could it be? Is the motherboard just dead? A short circuit somewhere between the AC adapter and the motherboard?

My brother uses the laptop. He tells me he had issues keeping the battery charged. He bought a new battery, and he had the same issue. The battery would be drained faster and faster, charges would take longer and longer. Ultimately, at one point, he found it could not be turned on. This is his account of what happened, so I'm not sure it's 100% what happened.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop: power problems

Sounds very much like the cmos/bios battery is dead.
I have seen this happen many times.
If it is soldered in, then you are out of luck.
Sometimes leaving the laptop on charge for 24 hours can re-charge this little battery, and you may get it re-started.

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Hi all,

I keep getting the following led error code...

(L - Long, S - Short) LSSSSLSS

This repeats over and over again. I've tried researching what this code is relation to but with no joy. I suspect a motherboard issue or power microprocessor issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

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