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Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1552 WiFi Networking Problem

Question: Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1552 WiFi Networking Problem

I have recently installed an Intel 2200 Wireless Card into my Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1552.

The computer recognizes the hardware, and all the software and drivers are working fine.

The problem is when I try to Enable my Radio Switch. I need to be able to press Fn + F2, but on my Satellite the Fn + F2 switch accesses the Battery Mode.

Does anyone know how I can re-map my keyboard, or enable my Radio Switch???

Please help.


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Answer: Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1552 WiFi Networking Problem

Perhaps you don't have to press Fn+F2?

On my IBM the radio is controlled by Fn-F4.

And you don't have to use the Fn+x combination anyway. The WiFi connection software can be used to turn on/off the radio. If you don't have any special software then disabling the wireless connection will effectively turn off the radio.

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Hi all,

I have been ou to Toshiba's site to try to figure out how this drive comes out. The drive is not reading anything and I would like to try another drive that I know works to see if it is a mobo problem or just the drive itself. Anyways, the user guide gives no detailed info on how to get the drive out of the laptop, and I was hoping someone here could help me. Help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:help removing dvd rom toshiba satellite 1135-s1552

Just guessing, but there may be a screw or two on the bottom that holds it in. If not you may need to remove the keyboard and then access hidden screws to remove the drive.

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I need to know how to Enable my Radio Switch.

I have installed an Intel 2200 WiFi mini-PCI card into my laptop, and all the drivers hardware are recognized by the computer.

There is a switch on the Left-Side of the laptop that is for the Radio Switch, but is function-less. Turning it ON, or OFF, does NOTHING. There is not LED lights that lights up when it is ON.

Also, in the Device Manager, I am able to open the Properties for my Intel 2200, and in the Advanced Tab there is an option to Disable/Enable the Radeo Switch, but when I click on it, it says, "This will only take effect if the Adapter's Power Button has been switched ON."


Please help.


Answer:Satellite 1135-S1552 Radio Switch Problem


did you installed a original Toshiba option part or did you bought a 3rd party Wifi card from any vendor?

Eventually did you anything false at attaching it? Did you use any manual? Perhaps did you forgot to plug in a connection?

Bye Theo75

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Looking for help. toshiba satellite will not boot up. no screen display at all. control panel shows power tries to start looks a hard drive beeps 3 times then quits for about 5 secs. it attempts to start again and the same thing happens. only way to shut it down is unplug or remove battery. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba laptop Satellite 1135-S1554 no display

Could be your Ram cards.
Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 113-S155 that is currently unable to do anything wireless. The internal wireless card that came with the computer is an Intel ProWireless 2200BG and I also have tried using a Belkin wireless USB adapter as well to connect, with no success. I updated the drivers on the Intel card, so I'm almost certain that's not the issue, and I've tried the Belkin on another computer with no problems.

I have a clean install of Windows XP Pro running on the system with nothing else present, but for some reason I cannot get it to find any semblance of a wireless network, even when I am sitting next to another computer that finds multiple ones to connect to. I've made sure the switch on the side is on, checked all of my settings and the like, but to no avail.

I'm pretty much at a loss right now as to what to do with this computer, as there is no logical explanation for why I cannot find a single network in my wireless settings. It's as if there is something internal inside the laptop preventing it from displaying anything wireless, and I have no idea what it could be.

Hopefully someone can help me out and give me a few options to try to fix this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Cheers.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1135-S155 no wireless networks available

The built in wireless card might have failed but the USB should have worked. Typically when you install USB wireless adapters, you install the driver/software package first, reboot and then insert the adapter in the USB slot. If you install the adpater before this it might not work correctly. Did you follow this procedure?

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Hey Guys,

I just installed windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite A300 laptop that has Vista on it before. Everything works on it but the wireless won't connect properly, it says the network is public and has no internet connection even tho if i go to the connect to a network it shows me my wireless network. any help would be great.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite WiFi problem

You didn't mention which WLAN driver you needed to install. Once you figure that out by looking in Device Manager you can get the driver from the page below.

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Have a Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255. Installed a mini WiFi card from Broadcom that's 802.11b/g capable. This came out of another laptop of mine and I know it works and it's hardly been used.

I cannot connect to my WiFi router. I'm confident that I have the antenna corrections installed correctly. I have the switch set to on for WiFi on the side of the laptop. I've checked the Device Manager and the Broadcom Network Adapter is listed and shown as working properly. I do have MAC filtering setup on the router but I did get the MAC off of the mini WiFi and have triple check that it was entered correctly into the router. Using a DLink DI-784 which I've had no problems with my other laptop.

Any ideas? Installing this card in my girlfriends Toshiba so I can get her online.

Answer:WiFi problem with Toshiba Satellite

First thing you should do is turn MAC filtering off and any other security measures you have in place, encryption for instance. You should try the card in another laptop if possible. Are you using the utility that came with the card or XP wireless ocnfig utility? What is happening? No AP when you scan from the client? In other words, give some more details about your experirence other than it isn't working.

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hello win 7 forum world i have a big problem with my laptop its a TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO L450-13R .its got windows 7 64bit running.well the problem is to do with the wifi i have unistalled it and loaded ti up a bunch of times downloaded it also from this site
Driver Downloads - Computers | Toshiba - Toshiba

i know there is a fault because the laptop sees the routter and gets a signal as i got the bars on the signal sign on the bottom right of my screen but most of the time when i open my brouser it wont even show up google but shows that i have a connection.i can get internet no problem if i connect the cable directly into the laptop.this is a great laptop other than this problem.i know this is a problem because i have tried another toshiba laptop beside mine and it seems to get internet no problem when mine dont but both pcs show that they are connected to the same router and show that same signal that they have

any of you guys come across this problem.i was thinking of buying this maybe solve the problem but dont want my usb port used up and tis big thing sticking out either.

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netsh winsock reset catalog


netsh int ip reset reset.log hit

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Hi Folks,

A colleague passed me his poorly laptop (the Toshiba C660-18C of the title) as he is unable to connect to the internet after the re-installation of Windows 7 HP 32-bit.

Story so far...

His computer was slow - full of junk and stuff - so he asked me if I had a Win 7 disk for him to start again with a clean install.

I provided him with a disk and the re-installation went without a hitch - except now there aren't any drivers for the Ethernet NIC or WiFi and so he is unable to connect by either wired connection or wireless.

I've had a look and can't figure out what the problem is.

Device manager doesn't give any info - nothing like 'Realtek PCIe EE Family Controller' or 'Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC' that appear on my wife's Toshiba C660. Also there is no 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter' (not sure if that is needed). There is no description at all of the hardware.

I have found from the Toshiba UK website the following drivers and installed them, but still no joy.
The Network Device ID Registry Setting Tool, Realtek Semiconductor Corporation LAN Driver, Toshiba Wireless LAN Indicator and Toshiba Hardware Setup.

I went with the Realtek drivers as the Toshiba website lists these as 32-bit. The NICs may be Atheros but the only drivers I could find for them were 64-bit (will they still work on a 32-bit OS?) - and these were on Toshiba Australia's support site.

Several websites have links for what seem to be the correct drivers - but t... Read more

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my Modem in my laptop. I read the solution in this forum. However I couldn't locate the modem in my laptop. I searched for Toshiba Satellite 1135-S1552 Service Manual on the web unfortunately I couln't find it.

I need to know where my Modem is on the back of my laptop before I remove all the screws.
Can anyone help me for that?


Answer:Locating Modem in Toshiba 1135-s1551

The modem is a tiny chip on your laptop's motherboard. I assume you are looking for the hole to plug a phone line in?

Also, didn't you think of looking on the Toshiba website? Maybe you would have ended up here:

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My computer seems not to recognize its own CD/DVD drive. It's been working fine, but after I ripped a few cds, and watched a few dvds over a short period of time all of sudden the drive disappeared from My Computer and from the Device manager, as if it didn't exist. I left the computer off for 24 hours and it came back. It was working well for a few days, but now it disappeard again, this time for good. Is there anything I can do myself to fix it? I would appreciate any and all ideas...

Answer:Trouble with CD/DVD Drive on a Satellite 1135


you can try to sett the OS back with the System Restore setting of XP. Perhaps something damages your running system. This is the easiest way to solve it!

If it doesn't work you can look in the device manager if the CD is detected in a right way!

Do you have any tools runing which can occure problems with the CD drive, like CD Drive Speed manager or something else!

Bye Rudi

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I bought my son a used tobisha satellite 1135-s1554 it run's windows xp and i can not connect to the internet.I tried connecting wirelessly and through the modem and all i get is can't connect any help would be great. thank you

Answer:tobisha satellite 1135-s1554

Do you have a wireless router or just a modem? Also, what kind of internet access do you have? cable, dsl, dial up?

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Hello Everybody,

I have an old satellite 1135, it was working, then suddenly one day when I pressed the power button nothing happened, only the leds in the front flashed like this:

1.-With the battery only, the Power, Battery, and CD LEDs light up for a sec and turn off, Pwr and Batt amber and CD green.
2.-With A/C adapter plugged in I get Green LED showing A/C is plugged in and Batt light amber showing Batt. is charging but when i push the power button nothing happens

Does anyone knows what these indicators mean?

Please Help

Thank you very much

Answer:Satellite 1135 won't start/power on

Generally, it sounds like there is a Mainboard failure. Are you able to try another AC Adapter? If its not supplying enough Amps, it can cause this kind of behavior.

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OMG it sucks! gain internet, lost internet, gain internet, lose internet. it's not my wireless access point, have two other people on the network, one connected physically, the other wirelessly. my lappy just pure outright sucks! any ideas on if this could possibly be a software issue that would not require me going to best buy or something to purchase a network card? or are these just notorious for having the worlds worst wireless solutions?
Honestly, it's gotten so bad that today I downloaded an app on my G1 that allows me to use the G1 as a tether, but it's dialup slow, can't run multiple windows/tabs or messenger services.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING


Originally Posted by SirCyber

OMG it sucks! gain internet, lost internet, gain internet, lose internet. it's not my wireless access point, have two other people on the network, one connected physically, the other wirelessly. my lappy just pure outright sucks! any ideas on if this could possibly be a software issue that would not require me going to best buy or something to purchase a network card? or are these just notorious for having the worlds worst wireless solutions?
Honestly, it's gotten so bad that today I downloaded an app on my G1 that allows me to use the G1 as a tether, but it's dialup slow, can't run multiple windows/tabs or messenger services.

Don't know much about networking and stuff, but guessing it's software based because I'm using a Satellite laptop also and the connection is fine, wireless as well. Can't pinpoint what software though or if it really is .

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I have a Satellite 1135-S155 that beeps constantly, a non-stop beeping and after about 30 seconds beeping it shuts down.

Please help.

Thank You,


Answer:Satellite 1135-S155 Beeps + Freezes and Shuts Down.. please help!

Hi Fausto

It is not easy to say what it can be but in my opinion it is some hardware problem. Contact Service partner and let them check your notebook.

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I have a laptop Satellite 1135-S1553, how to connect it to TV without having S-Video Out Port in my laptop?

Answer:Satellite 1135-S1553 without S-Video Out Port - How to connect TV

Are you 100% sure that your notebook doesn?t support the s-video OUT port?
According to [this page | id=660059] the notebook Sat 1153-S1553 supports this port at the back side.

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My Granddaughter Toshiba Satellite can't find a WiFi net yet mine can connect quite easily. I click on the WiFi icon and it comes up "No WiFi available"

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Hi. Yesterday my WIFI stopped working. At times it will pick up a very slight connection but mostly nothing. Other devices connect to WIFI perfectly. I have tried updating the driver, turning off firewallls, resetting router. I'm using the laptop now via ethernet which works. I had a large windows update yesterday too.

Any help appreciated .

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in short my friends rebooted his little gil laptop to window xp 2000 and now we cant get the laptop to connect to the wifi its like the laptop doesnt reconise it has a wlan installed so imthinking maybe we lost a driver

ive ogne ito device manager and it say 1394 net adapto and unknown device

any help

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro a200 - Cant get my wifi to work

sounds like a driver issue. Reinstall the drivers for the device.

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I have a new Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop, and am trying to connect to wifi, but often can't get connected, and often can't even see my home network on Available Networks. When I do see my network, I am getting an excellent signal, but still can not connect sometimes.
Router is a Linksys WRT160N. The Toshiba is Windows 7 Home Premium. Any thoughts?

Answer:Connecting to wifi from Toshiba Satellite A505

I know I am having serious issues with my netbook and my wireless network. I can't figure out how to fix it, except to go downstairs and reset my wireless router. My work laptop and others connect just fine, it's only a problem with my netbook.

Have you tried resetting the router and see if it connects right away?

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Hi there

I am new on the forum and would like to say hello to all users!

London/Uk, ...was moving to a place with WLan access only, BT service+hardware in place//my Laptop doesn't recognize any network signal//internal mini pci card is a card bus controller from Texas Instr. PCI-1410//the PC has a Fast infrared port//XP Pro installed...saying device is working properly//would like to upgrade using internal mini Wifi card again//...any suggestions are highly appreciated...!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 5205-704 / US product / Wifi Lan

Try new drivers. Do you not see any networks?

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I can pick up all the networks around me and connect via ethernet cable but when I try to connect via wifi I type the password in and get "windows was unable to connect to (network name).

Answer:toshiba satellite C655D-S50852 wifi not work

connect to the wifi router by cable and reset the password, turn off mac can then take off the cable and use the wifi as intended.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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My friend has a toshiba satellite L645D-S4040. I reinstalled windows 7 on his laptop but when I tried reinstalling the wifi driver it wouldn't work. I tried the realtek, the broadcom, and the atheros, and uninstalled each before I tried a new one. I even rermoved the wifi card and reinserted it, and that did nothing. I reinstalled win7 again and tried all of the above and still nothing happened. What could be wrong here? thanks!

Answer:Toshiba satellite wifi driver wont install?

Is there a hardware button on the laptop to enable the wifi adapter? You may need to press Fn + F8 key combination to enable the wireless adapter.

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I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L875D and it will not connect to my home network. I have use a CenturyLink provided cable 660 Series Modem connected to an Apple Time Capsule router / back up drive. When "connected" to my home network it shoes full bars but is "limited". I have also tried connecting directly to the modem and the router with no luck. My iMac, iPad, all the families iPhones and two other older laptops run perfectly with this set up. Only my new laptop running Windows 8 is having this problem. As a result I can't update to Windows 8.1.

I have limited computer skills (as far as diagnosing and troubleshooting something like this) but any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Windows 8 Toshiba Satellite L875D will not connect to WiFi

Originally Posted by chrismug23

I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L875D and it will not connect to my home network. I have use a CenturyLink provided cable 660 Series Modem connected to an Apple Time Capsule router / back up drive. When "connected" to my home network it shoes full bars but is "limited". I have also tried connecting directly to the modem and the router with no luck. My iMac, iPad, all the families iPhones and two other older laptops run perfectly with this set up. Only my new laptop running Windows 8 is having this problem. As a result I can't update to Windows 8.1.

I have limited computer skills (as far as diagnosing and troubleshooting something like this) but any help would be appreciated.


I'm not sure why the wireless isn't working on your Toshiba L875D.

Toshiba has a special page to help walk you through the upgrade to Windows 8.1. You should use a wired connection for this.

How to Update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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'Lo Again,

Was wondering if anyone knows offhand if my 13-year-old Toshiba laptop can "take" a wireless card. If it matters, it's an original Pentium 90 running Win'95. The problem is, I don't even know where to begin to look for an upgrade slot/compartment on a laptop (this is my first one, fresh off Ebay).

Also, can Win95 itself even handle wireless networking? If necessary, I have my own copy of Win98 that I can install; will that work? (Unfortunately, I can't put any form/shape of Linux on this thing, as the particular piece of software I require--ExamSoft--only runs on Windows).


Answer:Can a Toshiba Satellite 205CDS be upgraded to accept a WiFI card?

Do you have any PCMCIA slots in that machine? If yes then what type?

Do you have an ethernet adapter there? If yes then you could get yourself a small access point.

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I had issues with my laptop so i've decided to uninstall everything et install Windows 7 64 bits "brand new", but my bad, i didn't kept my previous driver...

I'm not able to make my wifi works could you help me ?

The network controller device is not installed correctly and I don't find anything on the website. I've tried all Atheros and Realtek drivers available without any success.

What should I download? Where ?


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Before I begin, I appologize if this comes off as abrasive. I am trying my best, but am incredibly frustrated. So, I'm sorry in advance if I come across as bitchy, since thats not what I intend.

I have a Toshiba satellite c855d, with a realtek rtl8188ce wifi adapter, came with win 8, wich I updated to 8.1, then 10, then reverted back to 8.1 with a clean install after the bulk of my drivers not cooperating or being available and the computer crashing or hanging something fierce as a result.

I have had challeneges with this computer and wifi, off and on, since it's purchase. From the (exhaustive, albeit amature (I get computers, but am not formally trained, and am less up-to-date on both resources and troubleshooting techniques than I used to be)) research I've done over the last few years, it would seem that this has been due partially to win 8 being high maintenance when it comes to wifi signal, toshiba being lazy and completely lacking in interest or care for consumers of their product, and my model of realtek wifi adapter badically sucking butt.

However, having to reset my adapter every several hours is hardly normal or acceptable in my mind.

And, while I understand that fluctuations in wifi signals can vary drastically, I dont understand why the network I wish to connect to is only visable when my adapter needs to be reset, and disappears once I do so, nor do I understand this newest excitement, in which no less than 10 networks of varying strengths are visi... Read more

Answer:At wits end: wifi issues. Toshiba satellite, realtek adap

One solution would be to replace the WiFi adapter in the Laptop with a good one. This is usually pretty easy to do, but it depends on the laptop: good wifi card

How to replace the WiFi card

You could also try a USB WiFi dongle in place iof the onboard WiFi (also shown in the Google link above).

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I have a problem with my device Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18C: the WIFI connection drops unexpectedly and randomly. When this happens, restarting the laptop is not helping, the only way to solve it is to power off and restart the router.

The laptop has Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 3165 as the WIFI card. I had updated the driver constantly, but the problem still remains.

Any ideeas?

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i have a Toshiba laptop that i was fixing, i need to just take out the hardware a put it in the same model a Toshiba 6100 as was the one before but now the wireless is not working i checked the bios i add the driver i made sure the hardware was not physical damaged and i tried another shell from the same model line and it still wont pick up but it worked before not it wont even work in the original shell any tips thanks
laptop Toshiba satellite pro 6100
80gb hdd
windows xp(updated)
Updated bios

Answer:toshiba wifi problem?

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Hi All

My son has recently started experiencing difficulties with the wifi card on his Toshiba laptop, and I thought I'd post the details here to see if anyone has any pointers as to what may have happened, and what I might be able to do about it.

So, the story goes...

One day last week he (my lad) calls me up and says his wifi card (Linksys card in the PC Slot) is no longer working, and is not connecting to my home wifi setup. It had been working fine for the 6 months prior to this. When I got home I could see that the power light on the wifi card was not coming on, and the (usually flashing) network light was also not on.

I guessed that the wifi card had died, so I inserted my own wifi card (also LinkSys) and the same thing happened to that.. i.e. both the power lights and network lights flashed momentarily then went out. Zappo, no connection was made at all.

So, I decided to try my daughters USB wifi card in my sons laptop. The same thing happened to that i.e. the power and network lights flashed momentarily, then they both go out, and no connection is made to the network.

As a final resort I decided to use a network cable directly from my LinkSys router to the network port of my sons laptop. This worked fine and he was able to send/receive email and browse the net no problem.

Using XP's device manager, I removed the PCMCIA drivers and all other network drivers then rebooted just in case it was anything to do whis this - but to no avail I'm afraid. Th... Read more

Answer:Weird wifi networking problem

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Netgear DGN2200 Wireless router and 2 computers which are connected to it via wireless connection.
Both computers have internet connection and it works great but for some reason, they can't "see" each other on the network and the pings get a "Request time out" response although both computers appear in the "Attached devices" section with their designated IP's.
I checked that the workgroup name is identical in both computers.

I have already made sure that Windows Firewall is not the cause for this and as far as I can tell from the router's configuration website, the router has no firewall.

If someone has any idea on how to solve this, please reply 'cause it's driving me nuts!!

Answer:Home networking problem via Wifi

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I installed a Netgear MA521 PCMCIA WIFI card into my HP laptop. So far so good but when I open up the CONFIGURATION UTILITY I wasn't able to make the changes to connect to my WIFI network.

Normally from the UTILITY I'll have the following tabs:

But this time when I installed the software the only tabs that were displayed is:

Obviously w/out the CONFIGURATION tab I won't be able to make the changes to connect to my network. The tabs that are missing are completley missing. You'd think they would be greyed out but in this case they are completely gone! Has anyone experienced this before? HELP!

Answer:Weird WIFI Networking Problem (HELP!)

Is your HP laptop running Windows XP? If so, you may be running into a conflict with your WIFI card's utility software and XP's Wireless Zero Configuration service. You might want to check your WIFI card's documentation to see what it says about XP support. Typically, either the WIFI software or the XP service needs to control the wireless functions so you may need to disable one of them.

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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.

When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.

Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.

Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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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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I have a satellite modem that has only a usb output. I would like to set up my home network with the use of a router which has ethernet connections. Where can I find an adapter that would allow me to plug the modem into the router. I do not want to go wireless because I have 3pc's and a lap top networked. I am trying to avoid having to go through my pc as a server because I want to maintain the integrity of the signal when more than one user is online. Please help!!

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My friend and I have the same computer. He's running XP Pro I have XP Home, but besides that same processors, HD, etc. His is having serious running problems. His major difference is that he runs AOL and all their junk, as well as their provided Virus Software, but this should not be slowing his computer soo much compared to mine.

His OE works every other time you try, (very suspicious) his wireless connection says "good" when it's sitting next to the modem, programs and folders and there then gone again. His Virus Software from AOL (McAfee?) doesn't seem to be working (big clue.)

I've just loaded and run AVP Free virus software and Spybot and haven't found any noticible viruses, spyware, but it seems as if there is something in there running background, hidden stuff that is using up his processor and connection access, when no software is reported to be running. It freezes a lot. He has 75% of his HD available & 1 GB RAM. We also just did a clean up and defragment. The clean-up doesn't seem to delete all the temp folder files - is that normal?

Could someone please take a look at this hijack file and let meknow if you see anything telling? I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks, sbrenusa

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:30:14 PM, on 10/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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Hi there ,
i have Toshiba satellite i have an issue with my LCD there are some colorful lines shown ,any one know how to fix that please guide me...???

Answer:Toshiba Satellite LCD Problem.. ??

How old is the Toshiba? First thought is the graphics chip failing. Try checking Toshiba's site for driver updates. Click here.

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video blink or wrong unexpected moment, i don`t know failure cause

Answer:Toshiba Satellite problem

Try updating your Video drivers:
Go here:
Click on "Download"
Put your laptop model in
Click on "Go"
Select your Windows version
Look through the downloads for your Display driver
Download your Display driver
Install it

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I forgot to "power up" my laptop and left it on; now there's just a black screen and the led (saying the laptop still on) is still on.

I tried pushing on every little button but it won't restart.

Please help?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Problem with Toshiba Satellite

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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Hello all. This is my first post and may I say that I have enjoyed reading the other posts and replies. My problem is this: I have a Toshiba Satellite A10 laptop that is still under warrenty until January, 2005. For the last week or so, the fan has been making noise like the blades are hitting against something. I realize that this indicates that the fan is going out. I called Toshiba and they said I could send it in to them and they would replace it. Or I could take it to an authorized Toshiba repair center. Herein lies the problem. There are no authorized repair centers within a 100 mile radius of me (per the Toshiba representative) and I am not comfortable sending my laptop in as it has sensitive information concerning my job on it. I asked if he could just send me a new fan and I would replace it and you can guess what his response to that was. He said it would void my warrenty. I told him I didn't care if he would just send the fan. No dice. I have searched everywhere I can think of for a Toshiba fan and I cannot locate one. These are the numbers off of the current fan: 3910A; MCFTS6512M05; GDM610000126. If anyone has any idea where I can get this part I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Yes, I realize that this will void my warrenty, and like I told Toshiba, I don't care. I have too much information on this laptop to lose it because of a heat problem. Thank you in advance for any replies.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A10 fan problem

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I was working on the computer (Toshiba satellite A 100-232), when it suddenly froze. So I had to close it from the power button. After that it enters the "In touch with tomorrow - Toshiba " screen and then it just goes black forever. I can't enter bios with F2. Heeeelp, please!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite problem..

If you have or can get hold of a boot disk (Hiren's, UBCD, any live Linux distro or even a Windows install disk) you could try booting from it, to check whether it's a hardware failure (HDD could have failed or got disconnected) - assuming it's set up to boot from CD/DVD. Is it definitely F2 for setup? Some Satellites require holding Esc on start, then F1 when you get the Toshiba screen.

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i have toshiba satellite pro m30 and HP scanjet 4600 scanner.when i connect the scanner directly to the notebok with its' original usb cable there is no problem.But if I connect the scanner to the notebook with a usb extension cable the notebook cannot initialize the scanner. If i connect the scanner to VAIO notebook with usb extension cable there is no problem. What can i do?

Answer:toshiba satellite pro m30 USB problem


could you describe the difference between the original USB cable and the USB extension cable?

The Notebook and Printer works properly with the original USB cable, but it seems that the USB extension cable is a low-cost one which does not accomplish the technical specifications and the Notebook have a problem with this issue.

For solving the problem in my opinion you could do a BIOS update, look if for your printer is a new driver available and reinstall the USB drivers!

Also you could test if with other USB cables the same problem occurs.

Bye Bob

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Hi, please help,
While sat using the laptop the other night i suddenly had a yellow box appear in the bottom right corner telling me that the USB device could not be recognised. At the time there was no device plugged into any of the ports. I tried to troubleshoot to see what was going on but nothing got resolved so i rebooted. Still happened after restart still with nothing plugged in.
I have tried everything i know to resolve this problem. Checked device manager, all 3 usb devices are saying that they are working correctly and there are no red or yellow marks next to them. I have uninstalled them and rebooted, same problem. Now none of the 3 ports will work at all. Tried various devices in each of them and nothing except for residule power that will turn power lights on if the device has one.
Not sure if this is linked but tried to enter bios just to check settings but what i know to be my password no longer works. I HAVE NOT changed it and nobody else has access to have altered it either. I have tried backdoor passwords and they wont let me in either.
Please help, this is driving me nuts.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite USB problem

possibility the connector is loose internally.
Have you also done a virus/ trojan check lately?

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hi guys,
is there anyone who dealt with such a lcd display problem? my laptop's display is purely correct but when windows is opened i see many horizantal lines. the problem is at lcd display or connecting cables?
thanks a lot.

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My friend has a toshiba satellite, I do not know if it has a board problem, it does boot on a diskette.

The problem is it cannot detect the CDROM Drive and the HDD.

What can be the solution into this, thank you.

Btw, what is the way to reset its CMOS into default setting,

Thank you.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Problem model # PS181L-03T07, HDD and CD Problem


I am not sure about the solution for the problem, but You can enter the BIOS by holding the ESC-key down when powering up the PC.



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I want to install XP on my Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 problem, but when I enter BIOS I can only change password and time, I cannot set up to boot up from CD.
What shoul I do now?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 problem

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4817 laptop, I tried to burn some backup data to a dvd-rw disc, it started to burn, but then I received an error saying the burn failed and the disc will be unusable again, then the drive opened. Ever since that, the drive won't detect any DVD's I put in, but CDs it will. Don't think the drive's faulty because I have the laptop for about 6 months, and had absolutely no problems with the drive whatsoever, ever. I have spent like 6 hours looking online for any solutions. The "great" thing is, I recently reinstalled Windows Vista, and haven't installed absolutely none of my programs yet, which are on backup DVDs. And now I'm bored. The drive shows up as "working" in the device manager. And the drive's seen in the My Computer. The drive's name is Pioneer DVD-RW DVR K17A ATA. Any suggestions on what to do, (other than replacement) because my parents had to spend like a $100 not too long ago on a display problem with the same laptop. (I'm having headaches with this laptop.)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite DVD-RW Drive problem...

The drive makes a funny noise, by the way, when trying to read the DvDs, but runs normal when trying to read CDs. I tried every soultion there ever is (through Google).

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Model A35-S159. After installing a new battery, and getting a new power supply, sometimes, but not always, the battery discharges while on AC. The AC light stays on while the battery discharges. The battery always recharges when I turn the laptop off.

Sometimes I can turn it on and it won't discharge while on AC. Other times I turn it on and it immediately starts discharging. I can tell because the orange/green charge light doesn't come on. And still other times, it will stay at 100% charged on AC, and then suddenly, for no apparent reason, the charge light goes off and it starts discharging.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Battery Problem

Good Evening petef, the batteries in these machines contain sensitive intelligent circuitry that often need a special charging routine procedure when they are replaced.

This battery circuitry requires to be accepted by the machine when a battery is replaced, this is to realign the battery condition and charge schedule with the actual computer.

It may be worth your while asking Toshiba about this problem directly.

Others may have different ideas.


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after hibernate, my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A35-S159) can not back to ON, LCD screen blank but all LED indicator is good. i had check the hard disk is good, if i removed the hard disk, computer start normally in DOS mode, booting from floppy disk.
i had try install new BIOS and screen out to monitor, it doesn't work too.

any one experience with this problem ?

thanks in advance,

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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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I have a TOSHIBA notebook Satellite P10, Windows XP.

It is a new computer, not second hand!
The problem is that it shuts down itself when I connect it to the AC adapter.

The only way I can work is charging it while it is off and then using it while on battery.

The problem appeared after 20 days I bought it.
I sent it to the TOSHIBA service, they updated the BIOS, it worked perfectly for 5 hours (connected to the AC adapter) and then the same problem appeared.

Do you have any suggestions?
I am looking forward to your replies!


Answer:Notebook Toshiba Satellite P10 problem!!!!

Hi Christina,

Does your notebook powwer itself down suddenly or does it do a controlled shutdown ? What happens when you try to power on your notebook when the AC adapter is connected ?

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My laptop: toshiba satellite l550 ... The part no. Is PSLWSA-01000Q

OS: Win 7 32 bit Professional.

Problem: let me give you an overview of my laptop.... It was very slow until recently I did a system restore ... It is a laptop with fans that rev all the time and has the ability to overheat and shutoff once the laptop gets to about 105 degrees celsius.
My problem today is that I cannot boot the computer past the BIOS ... all the components within the boot menu fail to boot... These consist of in order of my boot settings.

1. P1-Toshiba MK5055GSX
3. Floppy
4. Realtek Boot Agent
When I clicked to try boot the Realtek Boot Agent an error message came up 18.08.14.jpg?dl=0

When I press enter on each of these in the boot menu the tells me the part has failed. Please Help me I would like to fix this issue.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L550 problem

I am planning to buy a new LT but I'm not quiet sure what's the best one. What is good about Toshiba?

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Hello all, I am brand new on here and need some assistance. I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5843. First off my harddrive took a dump. OK, went bought a new hard drive, installed it and began the restore process on the computer. Everything was good, until it was over 50 percent done loading files when an error appeared. \windows\system32\winload.exe file was missing or corrupt. Everything stopped. I don't have a windows vista disk and that is what it wanted. I try to start over and bam....the dvd drive is no longer being recognized in the system BIOS. It only lists the hard drive. So now I cannot even put in a disc to try and load anything. The drive does actually run. It lights up, spins etc. But the computer brain does not see it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Hi there!

I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 and I just can't turn it on.

When I push the power button, it turns on and then it goes off in a few seconds.

The screen doesn't show anything.

Is it the power supply? What can I do?

Thank you so much!

Merry Christmas!

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Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300-1AP that has problems in the touchpad area. I've replaced the touchpad itself and refreshed the drivers but the problem remains.

Sometimes there is no response at all, at other times it just moves the mouse pointer extremely slowly and erratically. When the first problem occurred I attached a USB mouse which worked fine. On subsequent attempts the mouse is not recognised at all, on any port. I've adjusted the sensitivity via control panel (Win7) but there is little difference in behaviour. I'm also aware of the Fn+F9 switch.

I suspect the thing is destined for scrap. Any suggestions as to how to rescue it would be gratefully received.

Thanks for your time,

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ok i tried to start it and nothing at all happened... i think came up saying entert he boot disc so i did and it took me to the microsoft loading screen and it sat there for hours never loading....... i tried to restart the computer and tried to go to the boot options but it wouldn't even bring up those options it just told me to enter the boot disc....i really have no idea what to do any help that you guys can give me i would appreciate it

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L305 problem

i think you should take this to a repair shop, laptops arent like PC's in that without the correct tooks you cant diagnose the fault..

but at a guess i would say that the hard drive is stuffed

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My USB 2.0 hubs are seen in system as USB 2.0 however a current speed is equal USB 1.1 (f.e. if I plug USB 2.0 flash
disk into the hub).

I have installed WIN XP ENG Pro SP2. SP2 was included in installation files.

Do you have any idea what it is wrong?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite M30X USB 2.0 problem

Hi Lubomir,

did you updated the USB driver after installing SP2? Also the Toshiba SP2 Update specs. should be read!

go to - Support & Downloads - Download driver

Bye Tom

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i have a toshiba satelite pro 4270 laptop, and am having a few problems with the ram. i bought it off ebay and the ram was listed as 192mb. when i recived the laptop, it only showed up as 64mb. when i went on the laptop the next day, the ram was shown as 192mb, shortly afterwerd i got a bsod, then a "stack dump" error or something of the sort. The day after i decided to install xp, as the ram had shown up as 192mb (which is enough to run xp). I installed xp and it ran very laggy and slow, and when i went to "system" the ram showed up as 64mb.
can any one post a link to a recent SIS Savage I/X driver, because the graphical performance, and the clearness in which xp is displayed is attrocious!

Can anyone give me an answer as to why this is happening, could it be a ram problem or motherboard problem?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270 RAM Problem?

there are problems with some old toshiba laptops, connected with bad soldering of memory slots. you can try to clean memory module. also, you can check the soldering of memory slots.

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HELLO.... im tracy I need help my toshiba satellite a215 has ydtuv is compressed and wont boot can u

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I have the laptop over a year now, and I was running Windows Vista on it...
Then the laptop decided it wont shut down, it says shutting down, then the screen goes blank... and does nothing.
Waited hours, nothing.

So I format the laptop, and freshly install Windows 7...

Exact same problem, it doesn't sleep or anything just hangs there....
Starting up is also a problem, sometimes it says Windows Loading...

And thats it, nothing after that... I have to keep holding the power button down and trying until it starts

Any help?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite (Shutdown Problem)

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Hi Everyone

I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 and there is a problem with the Display , it works and it does not work .

I have done some checks ,the backlight is on , and it works ok with a second monitor .

The question I really want to ask is , where is the switch or contact on the Lid or body of the Laptop that shuts down the screen when I close the Lid , I have the Laptop stripped down and I can not see anywhere , where there is some sort of contact mechanical or magnetic between the Lid and Palm rest .

I thought that there me have been something where the Lid Latches close but can not see anything around there .
I know there must be something that puts the laptop into Hibernate when I close the Lid , but what and where is the sensor or whatever located .



Answer:Toshiba Satellite P200 LCD Problem

It is usually right next to the hinge near the power button.
Can you download a PDF service manual?. Dell and Lenovo supply them free from their support sites.

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Dear All,
My Toshiba Satellite Notebook cannot put on power but when the AC Adater is inserted to it the follwing indicatations are shown.

AC LED is glowing.
Battery LED is Glowing
FDD/CDdrive LED is glowing.

Rest nothing is happenning to this Laptop whatever the bottons are pressed.

Can anyone through some light on this topic.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Notebook problem

Do you get a beep code at all?

It could be your motherboard,



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After a normal day using my laptop i shut it down ,just to find out the next day that it woudn't start or pass this error message   PXE-E61 media test failure,check cable and blah blah blah over and over.....Please help I don't know what to do. I have the backup cds that was made when I first got it 4 months ago but i don't know how to do it or if i should do it at all....thank you very much for your help!

Answer:toshiba satellite start problem

The error message is blah blah blah?

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Hi! So I've been constantly getting this notifications from Toshiba Tempro saying that I haven't read some messages. It said that I hadn't read two messages (one from April, the other from May), but I had. No matter how many times I opened Tempro and read the messages, it kept saying that I hadn't.

A few days ago, I apparently received another one, and now it says that I have one message to read (so I suppose that it marked the other two as read).

I have trying disabling Toshiba Tempro, but it starts up again every time I restart my laptop. I don't think that this is because the computer (a Satellite P50-C) is not working correctly, because it's only a few months old (I bought it in April).

How do I mark those messages as read?

If this is not possible, how do I permanently disable Toshiba Tempro?

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This is a problem that I have to admit is completely new to me, hopefully one of you guys may have some experience.
When booting up it stops responding, to continue boot up you just need to move the mousepad or press a key, you may need to do this many times to get it to eventually boot into windows XP. Once it has booted into windows it seems to work fine, the only other problem I have noticed is that 3 keys have stopped working, A,S and Z, which I am sure are unconnected with this problem.
Anyone any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite boot up problem

Do you have a lot of dust, dirt, and hair in the cpu fan, keyboard, etc.
The Satellite is a pretty decent laptop, but the original hard drive seems to fail a bit early... Open the case to see which brand and model of the hard drive, then go to that manufactures web site (unless it is Toshiba) and run the drive fitness test.
As far as I know, the Toshaba drives do not yet have a drive fitness test, but Toshiba is as likely to use Western Digital, Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, or Fujitsu... as their own.

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I have a toshiba satellite L50 A 1CU with bios ver 1.9 does not recognize me hard drives SSHD samsung ST500UM000

how do I fix?

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A friends Toshiba Satellite P25-S5092 is failing to boot, Blue Screening with a "c0000218 Registry File Failure" error message. It is pretty clear his registry is messed up. I tried to boot it going to a previously good configuration, but that didn't work. Safe mode, of course, doesn't work either.

I wanted to back up the hard drive before going any further, and loaded an Acronis True Image Boot Disk into the CD/DVD drive. The boot bypassed the CD and attempted to load Windows. I opened Setup and made sure that the CD/DVD drive was the first boot option and tried again. Windows attempted to open. An internet search suggested that perhaps I should hold down the "c" key until the word "Toshiba" appeared on the screen. I did that, and again it was back to Windows.

I have also attempted to boot with a Windows XP Pro disk, Windows XP Pro SP2 Slipstream disk, and a Linux Boot Disk. These all fail and the computer attempts to boot to Windows.

Any suggestions? Thanks .

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Boot Problem

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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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I shut down my computer last night before I went to sleep just like I always do. Woke up this morning and turned it on and its showing a "Negative Film" type of display. I haven't done anything to it over the past day that would change a setting like that and I haven't been able to figure out the source of the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45 Monitor problem


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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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Can anyone tell me why the battery on this model sometimes cuts out?
I switched on my laptop tonight and got absolutely nothing - black screen and only the fan running.
I swooped battery with my daughter's laptop (same model exactly) and my laptop started normally.
I ask because this is not the first time this has happened.
Anyone know why please and how to correct it? It didn't work with the electricity plugged in either and i thought it should have done so why not?
Many thanks in advance

Answer:Battery problem with Toshiba Satellite A 300-1mc

I appears you have may have a faulty battery. It is either not holding the charge or not charging properly. Switch off and remove the battery then connect the Adaptor/charger and try it again.

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I'm having trouble with the flourescent backlight on my Satellite 3000. I'm trying to open it up to check the inverter but having trouble opening it. Does anyone have any info. on this. I've removed all the screws I can find. Also would the inverter be behind the screen or in the main chassis? Any links to technical docs. for this laptop? Thanks

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I bought this machine back in February and it seemed to work OK, but lately I've been having some problems with it. Specifically, the damn thing shuts down with no warning at random times. There's no mention of any problems in the event log, and it does it in Win98SE, Win2k, WinXP & Linux, so it's fairly certain it's a hardware fault.

Initially I thought it was an overheating problem as before it shuts down, the CPU fan is going like the clappers. I sent it back to a repair shop as it was still under warranty and they claim they replaced the main board, however the problem is still there.

I tried installing a temperature monitoring program, but none of the ones I've tried can detect a temp monitoring chip (eg MBM5).

So I'm at my wits end and I'm hoping some kind person can point me in a new direction. What I'd like to do is take the thing apart and check the outlet for the fan isn't blocked as there doesn't seem to be much air coming out from the vent, but the case has a lot of tricky catches that I'm worried I might break the case. I don;t mind invalidating the warranty by opening it, because quite frankly their repair depot is terrible, they didn't repair the fault and they managed to lose the power supply.

Specs -

Toshiba Satellite 3000-X11
Celeron 1Ghz
20 Gb Hard Drive
256 Mb Memory
Intel 830M Chipset
Windows XP Home Edition currently installed.

Answer:Problem with Toshiba Satellite 3000-x11

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Problem with my laptop Toshiba satellite pro A60

when i switch it on, a sound appears as if a key is pressed while the laptop is on booting process, it takes sometimes then windows Xp starts up successfully. When i open MS word, the letter "e" writes on the empty document automatically that it keeps on writing eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as if somebody keeps on pressing the key "E" on the keyboard. I tried to clean the keyboard, on the key "E" nothing helps.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?

Answer:Problem with my laptop Toshiba satellite pro A60

you'll need to check keyboard connection to MB. if it firmly connected, then replace the keyboard. it's a stuck key failure,

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I just want to ask regarding the error message of my laptop that appears every time i will open it.

StartRep.exe-Application Error

The instruction of 0xfc66584d referenced memory at 0x00000008 the memory could not be read.

Do i need to reformat it or should i buy a new memory, but i wonder how can i saved my important files on my laptop?

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 PROBLEM!

Quote: Originally Posted by destiny24

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

This "Service Center" is called
Help is offered free of charge.
We are volunteers from all parts of our world who endevour to help you in our spare time.
All we hope for is a "thank you" if we have assisted you in any way.

Please be patient & someone should be able to assist you soon.

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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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I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S109 that my boyfriend's dad gave me. He said he thinks the battery shorted out (the laptop won't run off of battery power). I used the recovery disk to reset the computer to original condition but now when I turn it on, it will load windows... think a few seconds and load windows again. It never gets to the login screen or anything like that. Any ideas? Much appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M35X Problem

MishaBlu said:

I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S109 that my boyfriend's dad gave me. He said he thinks the battery shorted out (the laptop won't run off of battery power). I used the recovery disk to reset the computer to original condition but now when I turn it on, it will load windows... think a few seconds and load windows again. It never gets to the login screen or anything like that. Any ideas? Much appreciated!Click to expand...

Welcome to the forum and sorry for the late reply Right you used the recovery disk when the battery died,what made you choose this course of action as there was no need to wipe the hard drive back to stock?Was it misadventure or had the computer become unstable?

Usually in this situation you would hit F8 and choose last known good configuration or safe mode and correct the problem you had just encountered,try last know good configuration I doubt it will work because you don't have a previous 'good' configuration,you can try safe mode to see if the computer gets into windows but we're unsure what to fix.

Since you have no important files to loose I'd check your recovery disk is clean and run it again as it sounds like something has become corrupt on the reinstall,try twice see if it stalls in the same place.

Failing any of these options something could have been damaged in the "short out" more info on what happened would be helpful.

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Problem with Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063 , please HELP???!!!

From esterday it begins to ask me PASSWARD: ???

But I didn't set any passward and no one not do that!!!

Why it is happend and how I can fix it ???

Please help me, I have working on this computer for three ears and I liked it very much/

Help me please.

My computer number Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063

Best regards Vladimir.

Answer:Problem with Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063

TechSpot does not assist with password-related problems. Sorry.

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This old laptop has been a fine machine but my 14 years old nice decided to delete some system files,
(by mistake so she said) and to fix the problems,
she installed a copy of win Me (over w98se) that a friend gave her,
and uninstalled win me install info in add rem,
and now I get lot's of flags, bsods and some programs won't uninstall or open, on top of this problem the driver rescue CD is missing, lost and nowhere to be found. In order for me to fix this problem the only option I've is to fdisk and reinstall w98se,
which I still have the original copy of. Toshiba doesn't have any original utility CD's to give or sell for the past 3 years,
I've visited Toshiba downloads for my laptop model but they have the driver for the hardware: bios, display, modem, sound and onboard mouse to download,
and this enough for doing a clean install, but what I'm really looking for is the original Utility CD's that came with the machine, I've searched all over the web for it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Maybe some of you wiz can help me on this one, there will be a billion of thanks from me for your help

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I am having the same, or a very similar problem, as that discussed in an earlier (closed) thread on this subject. I am trying to help a friend who has a Satellite A15 that went 'dead'. She only uses it to play DVDs, and the first problem she noticed was that a DVD disc would not eject. She got the disc out by using a paperclip in the manual eject pinhole, but the computer would not start up afterwards. With the power pack plugged in, I get a steady green power light and a battery charge status light (solid amber at first and solid green later on after the battery charges). When I press the 'ON' button, the 'ON' light comes on, green and steady, but there are no other signs of life - - - no video, no sound (beep codes or otherwise), no lights on the keyboard (such as the caps lock key), and the CD drive will not eject a disc electrically. After a couple of minutes, the cooling fan comes on and is really noisy. The hard disk checks okay externally. Can anybody advise me how to proceed?? Thanks in advance........GHS

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Hi, Folks - I'm New, here...

I recently bought a new Toshiba Satellite P105 pre-loaded with Vista.

We use a proprietary system at work that connects through a VPN and our server would not acknowledge Vista, so I immediately re-formatted and loaded XP Pro.

I managed to get all of my drivers for every device except sound. The PC has a Toshiba V92 modem connected to a high-def audio bus with Harmon Kardon speakers.

I can't seem to find the correct drivers for my sound.

Anyone else experienced this? Any help in solving my delimma?

I've spent hours at Toshiba's support site.


Answer:Sound Problem- Toshiba Satellite

Hi, Dave, and welcome to TSF!

Have you tried using a generic driver? Go into device manager and see if your audio chipset shows up there with a yellow ! next to it. If it does, run the add new hardware wizard and have it select a driver for it automatically.

I have moved you to Windows XP support.

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The sound on my toshiba satellite a25 is not working at all no speakers, nothing through the external jacks. tried updating the drivers but had no results maybe i didnt get the right updates or is there another answer? oh yeah and all volume controls are on, nothing muted, made sure.

Answer:Toshiba satellite a25 sound problem

Does it show your sound card as working in device manager?

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I turn on my laptop, it boots completely up to icon screen last 20 seconds on then laptop turns off, what can it be ?

Answer:toshiba satellite 300 series on/off problem

You may have an application or service running at startup that is causing this issue. Try troubleshooting by running a clean startup (aka clean boot.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hey There Guys. Last Time I have some problem. One day I was going downstairs. There was a water and I was holding my laptop. But I slipped down and my laptop fell down from the stairs. I was really worried. So I hurry carried him up. Powered on and BAM. It didn't load Windows 8.1 but it Showed something like: "No Bootable Device Found. Please Restart". First I though It was HardDisk Problem.. So I brough HDD to my Uncle. He tested HDD on other Computer a He said that HDD is OK. So I tried to Remove and Insert HDD Back but Still any Change.. . I think my Uncle is Right... I even tried to Make Bootable UEFI Windows 8.1 Setup USB Disk. Setup Loaded Successfully. But It was Stucking at "Setup Is Starting" about 4 Hours. So I powered him Down.. Then I tried Setup Again. I googled some help with DISKPART. But there is even Problem that when i open Setup CMD (SHIFT+F10) and Type /diskpart it just shows something Like:
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600
Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corpation.
On Computer: MINWINPC
It doesn't show up DISKPART> over 3 Hours.. (It HAS to.)

So I don't know what to do. .

Please Guys Help me. I'm just 14 Year Old Boy.

My Laptop is Toshiba Satellite L855-14C

Answer:Problem with My Toshiba Satellite L855-14C

I think the HDD may have bad sectors, possibly in the boot sector area.

Connect the HDD to another PC, run this utility to check the SMART status and check the number of bad sectors/blocks.

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So I went to reformat a Toshiba Satellite today and had this issue with the network adapter... it shows up that like this

I could be doing it wrong but any drivers I tried from the Toshiba driver page to fix this problem did not work and I can seem to figure out what driver to get to get this laptops wireless working.

Any advice would be great, this is all the information I have.

PS Model Content Page

thats the page im on where the drivers didnt seem to work

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Reformat Problem

Couldn't really see it but had this same trouble with my old Toshiba. Have you tried the vendors website?

Did you try any of these? http://

Also , I HIGHLY recommend that when you get the particular driver you need to copy it and then copy it again!

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Hi Everyone

I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 and there is a problem with the Display , it works and it does not work .

I have done some checks ,the backlight is on , and it works ok with a second monitor .

The question I really want to ask is , where is the switch or contact on the Lid or body of the Laptop that shuts down the screen when I close the Lid , I have the Laptop stripped down and I can not see anywhere , where there is some sort of contact mechanical or magnetic between the Lid and Palm rest .

I thought that there me have been something where the Lid Latches close but can not see anything around there .
I know there must be something that puts the laptop into Hibernate when I close the Lid , but what and where is the sensor or whatever located .



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we have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, model # p15-s479. Part # psp10-0dxpgr. When it boots up the normal Toshiba splash screen comes up, then the following 2 paragraphs come up and just keep scrolling up the screen, over and over, it never stops.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/18130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-EG1 : Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM

I have never run into this one before, anyone have any ideas on how to tackle?


Answer:Toshiba satellite boot up problem

The imbedded Ethernet controller has failed to initialize... Could this be a bios configuration error?

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Hi all got above named computer and it had a faulty battery as it was not holding charge when unplugged it switched off. so bought the battery for it brand new by part number etc . put on charged to full and fine but then unplugged and after while it makes beeping noise beep beep etc does anyone know why its beeping thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite m40 battery problem

You might try updating the bios...

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Well, I'm new here and better say " Hello " first!!
My girlfriend dropped her thermos on her laptop (see above) last week and wound up with a black screen and the dreaded "Check cable connection!" PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device"
So I went into DOS Setup Utility.
Went to "BOOT" and 1.HDD?SSD showed NO harddrive.
Waited patently for a new online purchased harddrive (a little smaller then original...500gb) to arrive and installed it today.
Now the Utility is showing that it recognizes it.
Tried to to use the Toshiba Restore disc we burned upon purchase and also the three cd System discs with zero results.
Went back into the laptop, removed the bottom and checked all connections and cleaned contacts at harddrive, cmos bat., Cd etc.
Entered the Utility again and see:
2. USB Blank
3.ODD MatshitaDVD-Ram
4.LAN Atheros Boot Agent
All of the data on the old harddrive has been saved so we agree to just try to restore this puppy back to factory specs on the new harddrive but obviously it appears more troublesome than just popping in the new unit.
Of course this laptop is out of warrenty and being on a limited budget I hate to tell her to continue throwing more money into it, reader...etc.
I've read several (hours and hours) threads and suggestions on downloading software uti... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 problem

Greetings, mendoAu, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

Nice first post - very informative. Thank you.

This might turn out to be a tough one without the ability to burn bootable disks. If you reorder your start menu to ODD MatshitaDVD-Ram first can you boot to any of the Toshiba disks?

Be patient - I'm sure other MGs will jump in with suggestions.

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When I press the power button, it shows "no bootable device-Please restart system".
Your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart.
1] I changed the Boot order to boot Knoppix but then I get:
"Boot Failure: a proper digital signature was not found. One of the files on the selected boot device was rejected by the secure boot feature"
then the laptop shuts down.
2] I also see the options to go into safe mode but it doesn't work and the system restarts itself.
3] I tried doing a factory recovery by holding down the 0 key as it suggests here:
but that does not work with the system restarting itslef.
4] Now I am seeing:
Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete"
If the above no.4 does not work, I am thinking I can try running a chkdsk but how can I do so from outside of windows? BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?
BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?
BTW, I am now sometimes hearing a "clicking" noise every now and then, I am guessing this is coming from the HDD while the system is trying to repair it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite win8 booting problem?

The repair did not work, it restarted itself after showing another error message then shows now "Diagnosing your pc"

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I have a toshiba satellite L300 laptop. When using it last night the screen blacked out, although the system was still working fine. I rebooted the laptop and it came back on again but blacked out after 2 mins. It then worked after pressing the power button briefly to log off, the screen came on again but only for a few seconds. Now the screen is not working at all although the computer appears to be running ok. I will have to locate another monitor to plug in to see it the fault is the screen.
Does anyone have any ideas what this might be and if so, how to resolve this?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite L300 screen problem

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