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Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 display pixelation issue

Question: Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 display pixelation issue


My Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 has a display pixelation issue: in videos, in dark or black scenes, images gets blocky, pixelated, also color contouring appears. The experience in watching a movie or a youtube video is painful.

I have no idea why is causing this. I switched all color profiles in Chroma Tune, also I have used a ICC profile (X-Rite i1 Pro) and the problem appears in all profiles. Maybe is a problem of calibration but I did not get to the bottom of this yet.

I have attached 2 images: check the jacket of the guy in the left (Sopranos) and the right side of the face of the monster (Star Wars).

Any ideas are wellcome!

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I have bought a new Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-10K which according to the documentation has a full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is also the resolution that Windows (10) shows as the selected resolution in the display settings, however the displayed screen space is much smaller, it has only 1536 x 864, according to the Does anyone know how to get the display to work at the promised full HD resolution? Does anyone else have this model but gets a full HD screen display?

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I wonder how to set compatible resolution for my Toshiba satellite radius 12 p20w--106? I am using the default 3840 x 2160 resolution but most programs I run become very small particular text and fonts it is hard to ready. If I try to change to another resolution settings also it is not good! It either too big fonts and text or display complete awful. I'm really not happy with 4k display now as most my program don't run properly anymore.

How do I solve this issue?

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HI all this is my 1st post, i have purchased a refurbished Radius 12 P20W 256 SSD version because i could not buy a new one anywhere, i ordered a 512 SSD version for ?900 on Monday from PC World only to get a phone call in the afternoon saying they could not forfil the order.

Anyway it came with windows 10, a generic Toshiba version it seems without all the Toshiba drivers & software, so i thought i would do a factory recovery reset but cannot access the recovery partition on the hard drive (i can see the drive in computer management 500GB) but cannot access it.

Would anyone have a copy of the recovery partition? or any info on how to acceess the recovery partition.


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Hi all,

I have a family friend who has a Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 which the Touchscreen is not working.

Is not on device manager and windows 10 system says it doesn't exist.

It was working previous and there is no driver I could find on the tosbiha website.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

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Hello there,

I am submitting this on behalf of a family friend who's Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106, touchscreen is not working or being recognised in device manger and by windows 10 itself. (Saying there's no touchscreen when there is)

Serial no XF062419S

Any idea's on however to resolve this without taking it apart?

Many thanks,

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Radius with a 12inch touchscreen that has a crack in the glass.
In my current location (Argentina) both the official service and some other prividers claim that they can not obtain the parts required to solve change the touchscreen.
So I would like advise in how to proceed.
Is there any european provider that can send a replacement part?
Is there a similar part that may be available in my region that the local representatives might not be aware of?
How about repairing the glass instead of replacing it? Is that viable?


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My new notebook running Windows 10 constantly drops wifi connection to router on the 5.2GHz band. The wifi adapter is an Intel 7265 AC unit and I have updated the driver from the Intel site. Android devices in the same area have no problem so it doesn't appear to be the router/channel.Troubleshooting suggests "Default gateway not available" or "Protocol missing". Windows fixes problem only for it to reoccur. When connected on the 2.4GHz band there seems to be no problem. Regardless of proximity to the router, the same issues arise. Any suggestions to remedy this appreciated as its spoiling my enjoyment of an otherwise great machine

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We have purchased a Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 to test for some specific users in our organisation. When I go boot to the Windows 10 installer (on USB) the resolution causes everything to be tiny (almost unreadable) and I get a message asking for drivers to be installed. Can someone help me by explaining which drivers are required and if there is any specific process I should follow to build this Laptop with Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.10586 Build 10586

Many thanks in advance for any assistance and answers.

Answer:Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 how to clean install Windows 10 Enterprise

Can you open Device Manager?
If you supply the VEN and DEV numbers of the unresolved devices, we can google them to identify which device it is and find a driver for it.
Windows Update should find most of the drivers.

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I was using HP probook now I wanna buy new Toshiba laptop wToshiba P20W-C-10H
It is really fantastic laptop although its A - Grade but falling into my budget.
Please share your views on my choice or should i pick something else.

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I've just purchased a Radius 12 (P20W-C-103) with the 1080p screen (not the 4K one). It's still within the return period, and I'm wondering whether I should send it back. I find that, when the brightness is set below 30% or so, the screen visibly flickers. Can somebody confirm if this is normal? A review of the 4K version notice it too, here :

They say that this is a result of the method used to dim the screen. It's also explained in this other review:

Although in that one they say it is NOT detectable. Quoting them :

" ... Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)
To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether. ..."

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My radius 11 touchscreen not working anymore , i tried to boot from ubuntu live usb and still not working so it probably hardware problem
Any suggestions

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My laptop is working, however when I turn it on it'll show the toshiba logo as it usually would but then the screen will go black with the mouse pad still still working.
This laptop has given me issues prior to this occurrence and I am hesitant to go ahead and use the warranty on it if this issue is fixable.
Any advise would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Radius: Black Screen

The boot hard drive has probably failed

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I'm interested in getting a Windows 10 laptop/tablet 2-in-1.. any opinions on Surface Pro 3 vs. Toshiba Satellite 2-in-1 options (Radius & Fusion models)?

Answer:Surface Pro 3 vs. Toshiba Satellite Radius or Fusion

I have the Toshiba Satellite and I find it works as good as gold, it is fast and runs windows 10 which as just been installed n it even faster than 8.1

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I got my computer back from Best Buy around a month ago, and it was working fine. Today I woke up to find out that when I turn on the computer, the display has no backlight or anything.Please help! D:Cameron (rolie129)message edited by rolie129

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Radius Laptop black screen

Try an external monitor on it as first step.If you never ever see anything at all on the screen then it is almost certainly a hardware fault but what happens on the external will tell us more.Also let us know whether the computer "appears to start" or not (lights, fan sounds etc).Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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how to reinstal win10 ?
thank you
Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-C5200X

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Hi Everybody

Here the problem…

I have a toshiba P55w-C5204

I let the battery discharge one afternoon and the laptop shut down
When I tried to plug it in the next day the dc current led was?t on (it must be on in red light when you connect it, and when charged it must be white light), but the red led of the battery was indicating that I was using battery as it was on.

When the laptop is started no matter the time I led the cable connected the battery says fully charged, but if I disconnect the dc current cable the laptops dies.

I have tried the different procedures posted as, shut down disconnect battery, start ...unistall ACPI driver from device manager, shut down , connect battery; and it doesn?t work.

I also make a partition in the Hard Drive and install a new windows 10 and the problem does not changed.
Help me please I don't want to lose my Toshiba it works great despite of this problem and I can?t but another one.
Could it be the battery or the charge center(motherboard?) ?

I would like to figure out that it was a driver or a bios configuration even a virus haha.

Thank you to all of you.
Carlos P.

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I'm a complete novice i'm afraid so bear with me...
The Toshiba Service Station told me to update Toshiba Display Utility. The comments said I'd have to manually uninstall this component in order to for the updated component to install. So I uninstalled this item but then the updated version was no longer there for me to install.
How do I get this back? Step by step guidance please.....

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First post, really disapointed with the Satellite P20W. Barry is poor compared to advertised and the resolution means certain applications are blurry.

Anyway my biggest annoyance and concern is that the touchpad intermittently stops working for no reason what so ever. another user posted the same fault on the US forums by mistake so never found a resolution. he had tried all the driver and bios updates etc and even returned his first unit at PC World.

I would like this to be sorted and keep the laptop but at this rate I would rather just return it and get a recognised brand such as ASUS or HP.

Anyone else had this issue and found a solution? Having to start touching the screen is not an acceptable solution.


Answer:Satellite P20W touch pad keeps stopping

I have updated the BIOS from 1.2 to 1.5 and for the first 5 minutes, so far, the mouse has not frozen. Potentially a solution but time will tell. I will update the forum if anything changes. I also realise this is the Satellite Radius P20W so might be in the wrong category. If an admin can move it, that'd be great.

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My touchscreen was perfect, but touchpad was not very effective, after I install touchpad driver and some other drivers, my touchscreen not work, and I can't find the touch screen driver. I search around the website can't find the touchscreen driver. Can you send me the download link of Redius 12 4k Touchscreen driver.

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It may be an application issue but when i use a certain application the display will pixelate in the middle or bottom half of the monitor. when i move the window around it will correct itself. i have the correct drivers installed and don't have this issue with any other application. has anyone experienced this?  thanks, John 

Answer:Display pixelation SL500 have a look at the above post.  

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i have a dell studio 15 laptop running vista 64-bit with an intel graphics media accelerator 4500mhd graphics card and the 1920x1200 resolution. i just recently upgraded to the 64-bit edition of vista home premium (from 32-bit) with all the latest drivers for the graphics. please excuse me, im sort of new to computers so please speak in lehmans terms!

after playing a movie, after i close WMP certain parts of the display are kind of distorted/pixelated (see attached picture) but when you run the mouse over them they return to normal and when you click refresh on the background, the wallpaper image returns to normal. What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Vista x64 display distortion/pixelation problem

Originally Posted by Onyx Z

i have a dell studio 15 laptop running vista 64-bit with an intel graphics media accelerator 4500mhd graphics card and the 1920x1200 resolution. i just recently upgraded to the 64-bit edition of vista home premium (from 32-bit) with all the latest drivers for the graphics. please excuse me, im sort of new to computers so please speak in lehmans terms!

after playing a movie, after i close WMP certain parts of the display are kind of distorted/pixelated (see attached picture) but when you run the mouse over them they return to normal and when you click refresh on the background, the wallpaper image returns to normal. What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance!

interesting, your resolution is showing correct but i just need to ask, is that a print screen operation without doctoring?(print screen and save it in paint), if this is correct, your desktop is being scaled from a low resolution to a high one thusly making it blur, like looking at a small picture and making it bigger (it will look the same). it is because after a full screen application, your desktop resolution cannot return flawlessly, when you watch a movie, depending on the width and height of the movie file, thats what your resolution is scaling until you close full screen mode in wmp.

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My Toshiba laptop has a display problem where the colours, links etc dont show right... I've attached screenshots of the same page from my Toshiba and my Thinkpad for reference. Any advice will be much appreciated!


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Blue vertical lines - someone told me change the screen.
I just wanna know, why the screen fills up with 0s before boot manager.
Any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite, Display Problems

Blue vertical lines ... first check the cable betwin M.B and LCD..
if you say your laptop model i can say which of the divice(LCD or CABLE or GPU) have problem

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I've had my laptop a little over a year. A few days ago the display began acting up. Here's what happens; When booting up the display is great. The Welcome log on display screen is fine. It can stay at this point for some time with no loss of brightness. After I log on with my password, the Vista desktop appears and the other start up components finish loading. Within 1 minute of the end of boot up, the display suddenly dims about 25%. I've had monitors go out before and they almost always looked liked static or whitened sections on the screen. I cannot figure out why my display only dims after I log into Vista, but not before I actually log on. Any ideas?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A 215-S4747 Display

Yes and its made your writing all pinky
Oh that's because your colored it like that !
Now have a look at my text and yours, and tell me which one someone would rather read !!

I'd say you may need to go to Display settings and adjust the personal settings (although difficult when Dim)

You could try in Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows Startup)

Or just remove the Video Drivers, and download the most up-to-date ones from your Toshiba Driver Support page

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Display on my M50A110 has been broken, and i want to order new one. How can I order this part?

All info I have about it is from specs on and Im not sure if thats enough ( Display size : 39.6cm (15.6?) type : Toshiba TruBrite? HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting internal resolution : 1,366 x 768 )

Answer:How to order display for Toshiba Satellite M50-A-110

Since i cant find edit option anywhere, what I really wanted to ask is what is the part number of display on How to order display for Toshiba Satellite M50-A-110? I dont have tools with me to disassemble it, and I want to order part asap. Sorry for spamming this thread.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop Model 2250CDT that is running Win 98..It only has about a 5GB hard drive but 92% of it is free. With no previous trouble one day the desktop is only filling a small space in the middle of the screen. the entire screen is just looks minimized. I downloaded new drivers for display from Toshiba on my PC and tried to install them but I couldn't get them to work. Please help me and let me know what I can do...thanking you in advance ...Dianne

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite display problem

If you go to Display Properties (via Control Panles or by right clicking on desktop & choosing properties) and click on the Settings tab, does it say anything about Trident Cyberglade (I think that is the video in that laptop) or "Standard VGA"? If it is the latter, you probably are on the right track by trying to re-install the video driver. If the former, is it set to 640x480 or something higher? Sometimes a game or other software will reset the video resolution and "forget" to put it back.

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Laptop was on for some time. Suddenly screen was sky blue with a pattern all over the screen and was frozen.
pressed power button to shut down then pressed again to restart.
computer first two greens lights came on and stayed on and fan worked.
the battery orange led came on and went off as battery is kanckered.
the hard disk green green light came on shortly and went off.
The display shows nothing. I can press caps lock and green led on it lights up.
i can eject the cd. Can hear some more fan niose. Tried black screen power test but no response, any help please

there are two x2gb ram sticks. Took out each in turn and no difference. Swapped them over no effect.

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My Toshiba laptop screen has begun developing display problems. It started with one thin yellow line down the screen about 2 inches from the left edge. Now it has a grayish band about 2 to 3 inches wide down the middle of the screen. I can still read what's on the screen but when viewing photos it's a problem. Is there any way to fix it? The laptop is over 3 years old. Thanks a lot.

Answer:Display Problems on Toshiba Satellite P105

Take the keyboard out and check that the screen connections are OK.
I think there are two ribbon cables (1 big 1 small) on that machine

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Hi there i bought an exchange display for my Laptop, i became an LP173WD1-TLF1, originally there is an LP173WD1-TLA1 inside that Notebook.
But now i have the Problem that the Displaybrightness is inverse...if i wanna turn it brighter the Display gets darker ...if i turn it darker it gets brighter...
is this normal? The Pc guy means that the TLF1 is 100% compatible but when it is it should work 100%

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I am interested in this laptop, but I want some information regarding the display model, as I do a lot of photo editing. The ips panel is a plus, but I would like to know more about things such as sRGB and AdobeRGB coverage, or at least the panel model used so that I can look it up myself. Thanks in advance.

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Windows Vista. 3GB Ram. The laptop starts up, but I dont know if it boots up or no, cause there is no video output on the laptop LCD.  I hooked it up to an external monitor and pressed the fn+f5 repeatedly to switch monitors. But I dont get any output on the external screen either.  What are the different things I need to check to see what the problem is with the video output

Answer:Toshiba satellite L355D-S7901: no display

Try a bootable CD and see if you get anything onscreen or not...This will determine if it's the OS...or possibly the vid chip.

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Can I use display driver other than Toshiba's driver from support page?
I've recently got a massage from microsoft solution centar which reccomend me to visit AMD web site in order to find newer driver.
So I wonder if I can upgrade my driver with ordinary, non-Toshiba driver and what I could possibly get or lose with it?

Answer:Can I use non-Toshiba display driver on Satellite P200-14H?

hi Strahimir
it's not recomended to "upgrade" your grafics driver with a non-toshiba or generic driver.
i guess the driverpackage you are using now is fully functionable and there should be no reason to get another driver instead.
btw: the toshiba grafics driver is spcial designed for the used hardware.
the chip is driven by special parameters which the toshiba driver supplies.

i wont upgrade any driver of my machine - only if there is a problem with one of them!
remember: *never change a running system*

i turned off "searching for hardware drivers" in the win-update

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Hello folks,

I have the exact same problem - with my satellite L645D-S4036.
I am quite sure that the hdd is still ok, and the ram is too.
Upon power on, the power light turns on, hdd spins up, the hdd light flickers a little, then it does nothing. No backlight, no image, no error beeps either!

Quite disappointing, as it was in sleep mode and it started doing this when I woke it up! Never had a problem with it, except for a loose solder connection on the power jack which I fixed about a year ago. I am an electrical engineering student, so I like to get some experience trying to fix this.

The computer is about 3 years old, phenom II triple core cpu, 4g of memory, 320g hdd, and some sort of radeon graphics chip. Worse case, the graphics chip could be dead.

No video output from external monitor connector.

If you need more info, I will gladly share it!

BTW, the cpu/gpu heatsink warms up as usual, and the fan runs too. VERY puzzling...


Answer:Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4056 no display

The motherboard (GPU chip) is bad. The motherboard will have to be replaced. They are available on EBay usually for way under $150 daily

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Hey, I have recently got a problem with my Toshiba laptop where after the "Toshiba leading inovation" screen shows, my laptop screen goes black.
I have manged to find out the problem is one of my hard drives, and I am asuming it is the C drive as the laptop cant start up. If anyone has any information about what may be wrong, ways to fix it, and the possible expenses involed in fixing it, can you please help me?

also.. what are the chanced I will lose my files ect. off the drive?


Answer:Satellite A200 - After Toshiba screen the display does black


Normally after the Toshiba screen the notebook tries to boot from HDD.

It could be a HDD issue but I?m not sure. Have you checked the BIOS if the HDD is recognized properly?
What happens if you load the default settings in BIOS?
Did you test and external monitor?

Last but not least it would be interesting to know if you can boot from another device, for example CD/DVD drive.

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A couple of questions...

I bought a P100-188 (pspa3e) a couple of weeks ago from PC World (don't hate me, they were cheapest that had it in stock!), it came with installed NVIDIA drivers - presumably based on Forceware 84 from NVIDIA.

Toshiba driver download page offered a driver version, uploaded on 30/7. I got it but when I tried to install it, it told me it was older than my current version. I didn't allow the installation to proceed.

Can anyone tell me:

1. What is the difference between tosh drivers and nvidia reference drivers? I know nvidia refrence drivers don't officially support this laptop (and I have not tried to install them). Are there any features of the tosh drivers worth having those for?
2. What version of display driver other P100-188 owners found on their machines?
3. What non tosh drivers have people tried?
4. Do Toshiba maintain their display drivers on the download site adequately? The offered driver would appear to be based on Forceware 83...

Hope you can help :)

Answer:Toshiba display drvier vs other sources - Satellite P100


As far as I know the original nVidia drivers was designed for the desktop PC graphic cards and not for notebooks. The notebooks graphic cards don?t are different. There is only a nVidia chip. Because of the notebook miniaturizing the cards have no own strong cooling modules. Therefore the Toshiba graphic drivers are responsible for the graphic card performance. If the graphic card temp increases to the critical level the driver decreases the performance. Then the temperature decreases to the lower level.

The original graphic card manufacture drivers don?t support such function.
I have read that some people have used a omega drivers. But you should know that the Toshiba doesn?t recommend using different drivers. You should use the Toshiba own graphic driver. But if you want to use a other driver you can do that at your own risk.


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I have a 1 1/2 year old Toshiba Satellite 5205-S705 laptop and about two days ago my monitor pretty much failed. The screen is so dim you can only tell the lcd is actually on if you shine a light at it. I have been reading around and it seems many people are having this dim screen problem with toshiba laptops, but their screens died slowly, flickering on and off for several weeks before completly failing. My screen NEVER flickered or showed any other symptoms that many people seemed to experience. I just woke up one day and it stopped working.

I've tried opening up the case and making sure no wires came loose aswell as updating my bios, display drivers, and messing with my screen settings, but that hasn't worked.

I've read that some people have fixed their screens by replacing the fl inverter. Is there anyone out there with a 5205 model that has had this same problem and fixed it by replacing the inverter? Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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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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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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Hello everyone,

I've got a problem with the display driver of my laptop. Specifically, the display driver is stop working when I awaken the device from a sleep. I have tried to update the driver from Toshiba Australia but surprisingly I did not find the display driver for my model. So I tried to use the vista drivers but the problem still exist. Unfortunately ATI does not provide the drivers directly to Toshiba notebook instead they advice to go to Toshiba. Can any one advice me how fix this problem. My Toshiba specification details as follows:

Satellite Notebook
Series A300
Product: PSAG4A-02500M
Operating system Windows 7 64-bit.

Answer:Missing windows 7 display driver for my Toshiba Satellite?

There's a link on the Australian A300 driver page "unable to find W7 drivers - click here" (its in red, small and not obvious). Looks like you want to go here []

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I just had an upgrade from Windows Xp to Windows 7.

I downloaded and installed all the drivers for this model from Toshiba web site, including the ATI mobility radeon X1600 driver and the Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Controller 0.

Later, while trying to set the screen resolution, I realized I could only choose between 1024x768 or 800x600, but i am sure that before upgrading I could set also the 1280x800 resolution (maximum display resolution). In fact the display resolution was much better than now.

Can you please help me? How can I go back to the maximum display resolution?

Thank you in advance and kind regards.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A100-683 - 1280x800 display resolution

Once more here to add some details: I have tried to install the ATI mob. rad. + Nvidia display drivers which can be downloaded from this site for Satellite A100-683 + windows 7.
The second (Nvidia) seems to be the right one as stated in the description (enhances the functionality of the display and allows different settings, etc.), but it doesn't seem to work.

Any help? Thanx

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See those sparkle dot things in the taskbar and in the start menu icons, etc? They get very very annoying and sometimes get far worse than the screenshots. Just got this laptop today and i know its not dead pixels or anything.
Toshiba satellite a305 s6916
vista home premium 64 bit.
I also got the windows 7 upgrade disks, so should i just keep on vista or upgrade to 7?

Answer:Help! weird display. Toshiba Satellite a305-s6916

I would say install the 7 upgrade - this may solve the problem if it's software in origin. However if the graphics card is dying, which is a possibility, then

If it doesn't make a difference, try installing the latest graphics drivers.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite 1135 Laptop with a intermittent display. If I use a external monitor when I main display goes out the external monitor still works. It goes out about 5-20 minuites from booting the computer and will not come back without restarting the computer. When I do restart the computer the display is fine. When it goes out it does not go black (I do not believe it is the backlight), it sometimes goes solid white and sometimes goes grey but it usable. What do you think is causing this? Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Laptop with a intermitant display problem

It sounds like a problem with the LCD cable that takes the data to your main laptop screen.
Also, you say that the laptop screen goes off when connecetd to the external monitor, but does it go off when not connected. If not then there is a few settings in the power monitor which should sort this out....

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L850-1j9 (PSKG8E-02D00KCE) working with i7-3630QM and a AMD Radeon HD 7670M.
The problem is, I'm not able to install the Display Driver from AMD. When I try to install the software and drivers this problem appears:
The first time this happen I was using Win 10. I did the update to win 10 one month ago and everything was ok until 4 days ago. I was working with my laptop with a external screen connected by HDMI and suddenly the screen started flashing with some green lines and a black backgroud (something as you can see in the video).
I saw in internet that some people had problems doing the update to wion10 so I installed again windows 8 to see if was something related with win10 but the problem persists.
I tried install the GPU from the intel CPU, a Intel 4000HD graphic card, but is not possible use it as a main GPU. I got this problem: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"
I need help please to understand what can I do to fix this problem. I took a look through internet and until now I did find any solution that could fix my problem.
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L850 - Display Driver problem


any solution?

Anyone knows if toshiba will make a bios update where I can switch the graphic card? From AMD to Intel...

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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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Does anyone know whether the toshiba digitizer pen would work on the satellite radius 12 ?

I dont really care about the eraser function, I just want to have a pen that would allow me to write directly on the screen more smoothly.
I have tried many other capactive pens but I am not happy about them. They just simply cannot catch up the speed I write.

on the description page of toshiba, it says it is compatible on Toshiba pen-enabled devices only and I could not find the pen setting on the laptop.

Does it mean the pen wont work on the laptop at all? Has anyone tired it?

Can anyone having this model of laptop recommend any pen that works?

Thank you very much

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Question: Radius issue

Just wondering if anybody knows of a more efficient way to click and connect to a radius connection other then the built in windows wireless client. I recently just switched to radius on a wrt54gs running dd-wrt.

The issue is more of a annoyance. Once I switch user accounts or log off, reboot it doesn't automatically connect back. My ssid broadcast is disabled which I prefer to keep it that way. It attempts to connect back sometimes and when it does I'll get the balloon to "click here to enter credentials" but sometimes if I have the wireless networks window open I don't get that balloon and that's when it's a pain it just says validating identity for ever. Is there a manual way to access that enter credentials option or a better way to connect?

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Hello and thank you for reading this post. I purched this laptop broken. Some had spilled some alcohol beverage all over it. I bought a new motherboard, installed it. Flawless. It boots, i get into Windows, keyboard doesnt work. I used a USB mouse and keyboard and restarted it. The laptop built-in keyboard sticks, i dont know why. I tryed to clean it. yada yadda yada... After awhile I restarted the laptop to reinstall XP Pro. I went into the boot menu and it restarted. I have tried this 3 times, same thing every time. Now the stupid thing doesnt even turn on. No back-light. No display at all. Lights come on, no display. Worked one second ago... doesnt work now The output to either the built-in monitor/external monitor didn't switch, nothing comes up on an external monitor. Any help?!!? HELP ME!! AAHHH. Thanks.

Computer Press

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101 Display Problems

Hiya and welcome

Are you still having this problem? If so, the reason the built in keyboard may be sticking could be due to the liquid that was spilt on it. Have you tried replacing this keyboard, as you mentioned a USB mouse I assumed it was a USB keyboard as well that you bought.

Also, as the laptop was spilt on, the harddrive itself may have been damaged, as well as the RAM.



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I reinstalled Windows 7 Premium 64bit.
No i have the problem, i can't install the Ati displaydriver (HD 4100), downloaded from Toshiba for my Notebookmodel.

Answer:Satellite Pro L500D - I can't install ATI display driver from Toshiba page

Now i installed the displaydriver from the Satellite A500d model.

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I need to reset the cmos chip, I was wondering if I can remove the ram and hope the settings will reset and so forth.

Can I just remove ram and wait 20 minutes or do I have to remove the cmos battery? Computer has no response.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite a215-7437 no display after bios update

2 things.

1. Did the BIOS Update complete properly?

2. Was it the correct BIOS for your machine?

If the BIOS flash failed then the board is a write off. Hope it's under warranty and get it replaced!

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At my work we have a number of Toshiba Portege R500 series laptops. All the laptops are docking into a Toshiba Slim Port Replicator II. The laptops are all running a build of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 applied (and obviously some business customisation).

The problem is with the display on the External monitor. The laptop boots up as per normal and logs in fine. The Fn + F5 buttons are pressed and as a result we can switch between the external LCD monitor and the laptop monitor. We can also extend the desktop to the external monitor without a problem.

The problem is that when undocking the laptop from the Replicator, when the laptop is redocked, the external monitor display does not display anything. The monitor is receiving a signal as we do not get any errors about "cable disconnected" etc. By cycling through Fn+F5, the monitor will go to sleep (as the setting is only to be on the laptop screen). Pressing Fn+F5 again, the monitor looks to wake up but there is no display on the external monitor.

The only resolution we have found for this so far is to shutdown & restart the laptop and the external display works again. However undock, and the problem re-occurs.

Thought this might be a driver issue or a Toshiba utilities issue, so have updated the drivers accordingly. The drivers installed by default are the Intel 945 Express driver version I have attempted to update the drivers to the next version up (using ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Portege R500 - External Monitor Display Issue


I have Portege R500 in front of me with the same port replicator and 21" Toshiba TFT display (connected to the DVI port on port replicator).

Please open "Toshiba Mobile Extension"utility (you can find it in Control panel) and click on second tab > Display Change service.
Please activate this service and choose your favourite display output.

I have tested it 10 minutes ago and it works perfectly.


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I have a sound "problem".
I'll try to explain.
2 days ago i formatted my notebook and install all drivers that here on the toshiba site, but my sound is different.

I play counter strike and the som on game, on youtube, etc, seems different with echo.
I have the same notebook, same drivers, same headphones, same windows (8.1).

Best regards.

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So, the problem started when my dad told me various recharge lights would not come one. Low and behold after opening it up I noticed the Power Pin within the DC housing was not there, in fact it dropped directly into my hand while I was opening it... So after a great deal of experimentation in trying to fix it... I have given up, if I jiggle it for a little while the lights will come on for a second... Please look at diagram for what I believe is accurate~

The connector just behind the housing... is that a ground? my limited knowledge on, on-board circuitry prevents me from repairing this myself.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Issue

if you can visually seek the break, then you know where it should connect in order to repair it. You need not know the polarity. But I don't recommend repairing this yourself unless you are good with a soldering iron. Take it to a shop.

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Ive had this laptop for a while and it works fine, slower over time of course, but i maintain it well....I have come across an issue. Whenever i browse the internet, its reaalllly slow. Some sites work fine ( such as google or gamespot) but i cant search anything, it takes too long to load. Hotmail doesnt even come up, it jus loads and loads and loads...Ive had a virus and a trojan on my comp, scanned with 4 different programs and got rid of all the bad stuff on there...Seems to be clean, but still having the same issue. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas

Answer:Toshiba satellite M70-SR6 internet issue


Read the suggestion about going thru our spyware guide in your other post. This will be to ensure that the PC is clean.


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My house-mate recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A60 laptop machine. It appears to have a bit of an issue booting correctly.
On 60-75% of boot attempts the result is an error meesage indicating the driver for the onboard ATI display adapater could not start correctly and that the system will restart. On this second reboot the system invariably starts normally.
Any ideas on what could be the issue? Does this machine require a BIOS update?.. or perhaps it is an issue brought on by the patching of the preinstalled XP home with service pack2.

Any ideas gratefully recieved

Answer:Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Have you guys looked for a video driver update?

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I bought this new, obviously some years ago.
XP Home and all original hardware.
Gave it to my sister about 4 years ago to run to run scientific apps that won't run on anything newer than XP.
In her possession, It was not used on a network---no internet at all.

It's screen went blank but the lights on the front of the case showed it loading/booting up.
So I attached it to an old CRT monitor. As the computer booted the screen filled with a few hundred colored vertical lines but finalized with the regular background, but no icons or start menu. Right clicking on it did nothing.

So I booted to an Acronis Boot disk and installed a known drive image I made 4 years ago that I knew was good. Same issue.

I then installed the factory image from my Toshiba Install disk and, with the CRT attached, it boots up normally with no apparent issues.

I still need to check the wiring connections of the laptop monitor but at least it's still useful with the external monitor.

I'd like to hand this back to my sister with confidence as she uses it at home to do scientific data analysis for her employer.
Any thoughts on what this issue might be, have been?
SysInfo to follow.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A25 laptop issue

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Hello everyone. Nowadays, I see on this forum people are discussing about the CD/DVD issues on L30/L300/L350. I would like to share my experience on this issue and hope everyone shares your experience as well.

My laptop are Toshiba L30 PSL33 and Toshiba L300 PSLB2E. I am lucky that I have no problem with CD/DVD discs/drives as I can read/write/play CD/DVD smoothly. However, I used to have some problems with CD/DVD drive on my notebook. Here is my experience.

1) Make sure there is no other CD/DVD softwares on your computer (except the orginal software from Toshiba). Especially to those who have been used to using Nero. If you have problems, try to remove Nero and test with the one supported by Windows

2) If you still have problems, try to update the firmware of the DVD drive. It can be done by visiting the Toshiba Support Driver site ( Check what drive you have by looking at the Device Manager. Download the newest firmware from there and update your drive.

3) My last solution. If you have Vista pre-installed, try to get a XP version on your computer and do not install any other software. Test/copy a CD by using windows writing tool to see whether the problem is solved or not.

In my opinion. the main reasons you may encournter are: there are CD/DVD drives have XP firmware base and need to be updated so that they can be used in Vista; or there are software like Nero and PowerDVD are causing the conflict between the ACPI con... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L3** CD/DVD issue !!! Here is my solution. How about you?

Hi anhchuong!

Thanks for this nice solution instructions. In future, this ways,s mentioned by you, should be checked first.
I really like this one!

Rock on dude! ;)

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Opened my daughter's laptop this morning and it seems like the LCD has "dissolved" in the left bottom of the screen. There's no identation on the screen or any sign of damage. The liquid crystal just seemed "smeared" or something in the corner. Any thoughts? I'm not a technie so sorry if I don't know all the terminology... I purchased this for her for Christmas at Office Depot so it's only a few months old. Please help! Thanks mucho!

Answer:Issue with Toshiba Satellite Screen

The LCD screen could have been damaged by placing a heavy object on the top of the closed laptop or by bumping or dropping. It doesn't take much... The LCD panel might be under warranty. Its worth checking into. Otherwise, it is expensive to replace. They cannot be repaired

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With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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The mouse, out of nowhere, starts to go to the right or to the left and there is nothing to do to remove it from the place. Sometimes it stops and others doesn't. This problem prevents us from working. It has nothing to do with the mouse (we tried several) or with docking station because it happens without the docking station.

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I've been working on a friends A200-AHC308. It had a few viruses and was currently running XP, so I decided to reformat to XP-SP3. Prior to the reformat I attempted to back up all of his files to a USB flash drive, although the computer had problems recognizing the USB. I figured that the problem may have had something to do with a faulty driver installation so ignored it and continued with the format, having backed up his files on a DVD. After the reformat I am still having the same issue. All drivers are installed properly and nothing in Device Manager is popping up with a question mark. What happens is this: I plug the media in (whether it be an external HDD or a flashdrive) and the computer goes through its device wizard. It does one of two things:
Says the device was installed successfully although when attempting to access it through My Computer the drive does not load (it is present, although when attempting to open it I have no luck).
Says the device is not compatible.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

If you have a second USB flash drive available, plug it into the Toshiba and see if you can read from/write to it.

If you can, it's likely the drive you backed the data up on is either going bad or was corrupted by the virus(es). If this is the case, any attempt at recovering the data should be done with extreme caution. If inserted into and accessed from another PC there is a good chance it will infect it. Go to the virus and malware section of the board for specific scanning and cleaning tips for the drive before you attempt to open or transfer any data from it.

If the second (clean) USB drive doesn't work, reboot the PC with the USB drive removed and try again. If it still fails, go to and download the Beta version of Microsoft's Fix-It Tool. XP SP3 had a few bugs; this tool fixes many of them.

Hope this helps.

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I have a toshiba Satellite L855-10P and my webcam was working fine until today when, during a skype video conference, it started showing black lines a bit like static and the quality decreased significantly. I used the webcam application to check if it wasn't an internet issue and the same problem occurred.

I restarted the computer and removed the protective plastic from the webcam and nothing changed. It's a brand new laptop, it's only 2 months old. Is there anything I can do to find out the nature of this problem or should I just go ahead and use the warranty?

**Edit: I changed the quality to 1280*700 and the image had great quality but when I changed it to anything lower than that quality the static came back.

Message was edited by: FranPicoto

Answer:Re: Toshiba Web Cam issue on Satellite L855-10P

Have you tried to reinstall Toshiba Webcam driver?
Latest version you can find on Toshiba support page -

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During a software update my laptop lost power and made my computer into a brick, I lost my revovery partition and the back up discs were corrupt.
However with a bit of formatting from 3rd party software I have manage to install an old version of win 8.1 64 bit.
However when I have come to install drivers from the Toshiba website the wifi drivers don't seem to want to play and the wifi hardware is still not recognised.
Does anybody have any info or guidance of what hardware may be installed wifi adaptor wise
Toshiba Satellite C500-A-13G
Part number PSCGWE-02JOOXEN
thanks for any help you can give
G :)

Answer:Toshiba Satellite driver issue help

try click here

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hey, everyone, ive been looking for similar problems but found none, maybe you guys can help.

i have a toshiba satellite m40 and it has no hard drive. even if it doesnt have a hard drive it should be able to boot and tell me so. my problem is:

1st. the laptop screen works sometimes. meaning the laptop turns on but the screen is off....but other times it turns on fine. now, when the screen doesnt turn on, i found that hitting it makes the screen appear and im not happy about hitting my laptop, im just trying to get it to work.

2nd. when the screen does work, the laptop gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and does not move from there.....unless..... you hit it.

whats wrong with the dumb thing? anybody help?

oh and like the thing is, it does function, the screen does turn on and the motherboard logo screen does change but u have to really hit it a few times..... other wise it freezes or the screen wont turn on.... ive ran linux off of a live cd on it so i know for a fact im right.

Answer:Toshiba satellite m40 huge issue

It is time to have the laptop serviced by a qualified technician, or to buy a new laptop. If you are familiar with removing memory or hard drive, you can try reseating them. The video cable from the LCD panel to the motherboard may be pinched or loose

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I'd like to preface this post by saying that I am incredibly confused and somewhat shocked that there are literally ZERO resources available online, published by Toshiba, that give instructions on how to disassemble the laptop you buy!

I purchased a Satellite Radius 12 from Curry's for ?700. It only came with a 256gb SSD, so I thought I'd research sum to find out what kind so that I could upgrade it, lo-and-behold, it took me almost a whole day to find out, from a trustworthy source, that it takes 2280 m.2 SSDs. That's fine though, that's great and okay! The next thing was the ram, I wanted to upgrade that to 16gb (2x8gb). I research everywhere and find out the size and model, everything seems ok, fine, yay!

Then the real issue begins. My laptop arrives and, after the excitement wears off, I'm left with a bunch of amazon packages and some really useless documentation provided by Toshiba. I have NO idea where to begin, there is no disassembly/maintenance/service manual included, you're just given the laptop and some instructions on how to use a desktop PC without sore shoulders? Okay.

Right, anyway, I apologize if I sound annoyed (I am), it's just that this really SMALL issue has because a whole lot bigger, for really no reason other than due to Toshiba's laziness.TL;DR: ​Could you guys give me some instructions in how I open up this laptop, so that I don't break any clips on the backplate by doing it the wrong way, or whatever? I would really appreciate that. ... Read more

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My satellite-radius laptop had a serious problem connecting to the internet shortly after I purchased it. I sent it to Toshiba to repair the problem but it was not fixed. To make matters worse, they did not put it back correctly. Several screws fell out and now the fan doesn't work and as soon as the error message pops up, the entire laptop shuts down. Do I have any options here?
I received the following message:
"Warning: A problem with the cooling system has been detected. Please turn off the computer immediately and return it for service."

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Please help as its now beyond me. The DVD player has suddenly just stopped. I can hear it and control it but cannot see it. I have checked the diplay button but its all ok.


Answer:Satellite C855D Toshiba DVD player display suddenly stopped displaying

Sorry, but your positing is very confusing?
I have no idea what you changed in the past in the Toshiba DVD player settings but I think the easiest solution would be new installation of Toshiba DVD player Utility.

Usually you could download the Toshiba DVD player from the Toshiba EU driver page
Before installing this software, I recommend to uninstall the installed Toshiba DVD player.
Then reboot the notebook.
Download the tool from the Toshiba website and start the installation.
Finally reboot the notebook and test the functionality.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D and had to run the 5 dvd set recovery disk set. It locked up after disk 3 of 5 on original Hard Drive. Just found out after testing Hard Drive it is knocking. I installed New Sata Hard Drive and was going to try to rerun the Recovery DVD's again. Problem: New Drive is detected. However, my usb and dvd rom now do not work so, I am unable to restore to Original state. Any Ideas?

Answer:Issue with Restoring Toshiba Satellite L505D

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried reseting the bios to default and see if it then allows them to be discovered

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can someone please help me out, my touch pad was working fine last week, however when logging back into my machine the device would not work. I have located the device under hidden devices in device manager.

I have attempted to reinstall the drivers but keep getting the error message of the device may not be available, or some drivers may be missing. Any help that can be provided with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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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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Hi again.

I receive a e-mail from webadmin about the last release of the dvd player for my Satellite x200.
When i run the setup i receive an error message:

This application cannot be installed on this computer.
Setup will be aborted.

When i also try to play any dvd or from folder with the preinstalled TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
I receive this:

Unable to output the video to an external device. please switch your display device by pressing Fn + F5 keys after ending this application.
I switch it to HDMI output but stil the same error. Cannot play either in my TV or my Laptop monitor

with 2 words i can either the one or other way can see any dvd in my portable unless i install an external player like NERO Show Time Lets say or play it windows media center dvd player.

Win vista premium preinstalled
satellite x200-15k


Answer:Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue


I have read about the same issue somewhere in this forum. I didn?t find the thread but I can remember that the Toshiba HD DVD player placed on the Toshiba driver page is only the patch (update).

So you will need the original Toshiba HD DVD which was preinstalled on the system to run the update.
I presume Toshiba don?t want to public the full version due to the copyrights policy.

The switching to the other external device works only if the HD DVD player was disabled. But the playing on both devices is not always possible due to the copy function.

Hope I could clarify this question. ;)

Best regards

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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 hooked my Toshiba L455d (Windows 7) up to my TV (also a Toshiba) to use for DVDs, Netflix and internet access to TV (ABC/CBS/ I used the correct monitor cable and audio cable. Everything works ... except ...
I can't turn the laptop speakers off when the sound is also going through the TV. The TV speakers are louder, but the laptop speakers are loud enough that you can hear them too.
There are two audio plugs on the front of the laptop. One is for headphones. This one doesn't work with the TV. No sound at all. Works with headphones though. According to the Toshiba manual this is OK and how it should work.
The other one is for external speakers and works with the TV. But the laptop speakers work at the same time--well actually with a fraction of second difference, giving an echo quality to the sound. Very odd.
If I mute the laptop it mutes the TV too. I tried going into the sound control window in Windows 7 and all the sliders control both the TV and laptop sound. Not to mention that they tend to go up and down at the same time.
Any thoughts?


Answer:toshiba satellite L455 audio issue

A few quick corrections: the two jacks on the front are mic and headphones! That's why the one makes no sound--it's an input (mic) not an output. The headphones jack does make sound, just doesn't turn off the speakers. When you plug in the plug to the TV the computer asks what you just plugged in--headphones or a line out. If you chose headphones, the TV speakers don't work. If you choose line out then they do... but so do the PC speakers.

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Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?


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I purchased a used Toshiba Satellite 1730. The laptop has an ethernet jack in the back. 700mhz/128MB/ATI Rage Mobility/10GB HD in case your wondering.

All hardware is detected by Windows XP with exception of any kind of NIC.

On Toshiba's website there are Mini-PC LAN drivers (for Windows ME), but the spec's for the laptop do not list any NIC. It does list "accessories" and several different NICs though.

Linux is also oblivious to any NIC.

I updated the BIOS for the shear "fun of it" and possible miracle that it might help. No dice there.

Doubt anyone has any ideas, but hey if you have any experience with older Toshiba laptop's maybe you've had an experience like this.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1730 - Ethernet Issue

Go to and get the free Everest Home Edition.
That should tell you what hardware is in that laptop.
If you open it up, do you see any wires going from NIC-port to mobo, or is it just a dummy-port?
Some models have their active NIC on a docking station. Alternatively, you should be able to get a PCMCIA NIC.

Also check with,Laptop,Network-Interface-(NIC).aspx

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hello every one , ( i not so good in english but i will try to explain my probleme )
so i have a toshiba satellite p750-133 , whene i push the start botton it start , LED on , Fan work , but in 5 sec , it shutdown,
what's the problem ,
i checked the bios ( tried the hard reset ) , same problem ,
so please i realy need my pc , i'm programmer and i can't get new one ,


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Hi All,

I have the above laptop, downloaded Windows 10 - then uninstalled it as it made my machine mega slow.

The + and - buttons to alter the volume no no longer work on the laptop unless you press the FN key.

I went into the control panel to change that, did as I was instructed but I still have to press it to get any volume. I rang Toshiba helpdesk and they couldn't solve the issue either.

Also, the volume has to be turned up to at least 50 to get any sound out as you cannot hear it otherwise. Someone said to do something to the BIOS but i have no idea as I am not tech at all.

Any help would be great as I have tried You Tube and online and not had any luck.

Thanks all.

Answer:Volume issue on Toshiba Satellite pro laptop

This could be it:

I set it so that I can press F1 to F12 without holding the Fn key. When I did that then I had to press Fn key to adjust volume with the - + keys that are on the F9 and F10 keys.

Also you may want to open the volume mixer to see if other volume levels are less that the master volume.

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Please direct me on where to go. I have a Toshiba Satellite U305 running windows Vista Home with SP2. I am trying to connect my Sprint OverdrivePro hotspot wirelessly and will not connect to internet. Connects to the wireless divice with local only connection but not to the internet. I have assured that the wireless is turned on. This happened to another wireless router (netgear) and was wondering if there is a fix. All my drivers are up to date.


Answer:Connectivity issue with Toshiba Satellite and OverdrivePro

Might be that your TCP/IP protocol might not be enabled.

With the Sprint OverdrivePro plugged in go to Start type in CMD right click on CMD above select "Run As Administrator"

Type in

Ipconfig /all

post results here.

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Hello,I?ve got a Satellite A80 whith buttons to play,stop,rewind and forward in the software preinstalled: windows media player and Intervideo windvd 5. But I?ve desinstalled intervideo 5 (I did?t mean to do it) and installed a updated version Intervideo 7

Does Anyone know how I can continue using this buttons with the new software Intervideo 7.

In the program Toshiba Control is not allowed to anable another video software.

Thank you very much and excuse my englih

Answer:Satellite A80: Issue with Toshiba Control buttons


Did you check the settings in the ?Toshiba Control Properties??
There you will find two tabs. Please check if the option ?DVD Video Control? in the section ?Select Player? under tabs ?Media Apps? is selected.
There you have to choose WinDVD.


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In my street there are several wifi connected properties that use the same provider. Myself included.

My laptop has an issue whereby if it picks up too many of these signals (if they're in use when I'm online I presume), I can't get online (Connection says 'limited' in the Network sidebar).
If I un-select 'connect automatically' on the company specific signals, mine works again, briefly. As soon as I select another signal to un-select the previous one defaults to 'selected', and my signal generally goes again.

Main question then; how the heck to do I stop this laptop trying to automatically connect to the other signals? My connection is not a public one, nor are the others. I've looked for an option, but I really can't work out where it is!

Could my TV, which has a modem (like a TIVO) have an effect on it?

I'm using Windows 8, Google Chrome (shouldn't make a difference, but thought I'd mention it).
The signal for my property is down as the default.

Thanks for reading, hope you can help!


Answer:Issue with wireless signal on Toshiba Satellite C50-B-13N

I don't understand. Do you have a unique SSID (name of wireless network)? If you do, and have none of the others set for "connect automatically"there should be no attempt to connect to any other network.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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I have a new Satellite Radius laptop it is about 3 weeks old. the laptop fan nosie has become very loud and sounds like - pretty loud - bee in flight. Can anything be done, iits so loud that the laptop is almost unusable. Is this a common Toshiba issue, I did not notice the noise until today, I think it has suddenly become very loud

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I've checked the "knowledge base" and faq and searched for similar topics in the forum but the system tells me this is the first query of it's kind despite the web being full of comment.

I have a sat radius 12 i7 win 10, 2 days old and the mouse pointer has started to stick, freezing for several seconds time after time for no re-creatable reason that I can find. I've checked the driver and it's up to date. I'm sure no relevant processes are disabled - in short, I'm stuck unless I try some of the general google search tips like disconnect the battery, press f9 and f10 after boot etc which I don't see as making sense.

I wonder if anyone has experienced this and has some wise words please?


Answer:Satellite Radius 12 - mouse freezes

Hi Tom,

I think you mean the touchpad freezing......or are you using an external mouse. If it is the former then I had/have the same problem. I have to use an external mouse to solve this problem. I know that is not good especially when you are on a train or a plane. I am hoping that Toshiba bring out a W10 Touchpad driver for this that will solve this problem. I noticed on my other Toshiba laptop that there is a separate Touchpad driver. (Actually I had the same problem with my Satellite C55, but it was resolved when I loaded the Touchpad driver). I am hoping that they release a Touchpad driver soon.



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I've just upgraded my Toshiba Satellite A70 laptop computer to Microsoft Windows Vista and the display driver I had previously is no longer supported. Is anyone able to help me find an updated replacement for the device driver? I'm not 100% sure on what the video card is (as far as I am aware, it is the standard device that is packaged with this model laptop).

If anyone can help me here, I would greatly appreciate it!

Answer:Solved: Display Driver For Toshiba Satellite A70 Running Microsoft Windows Vista

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Hello. I recently had an issue with a Toshiba laptop that has me a bit concerned.
On the 28th of July, I had decided to put my Satellite on standby to focus on other things at the moment sometime that afternoon. Normally, this didn't cause any problems and I was in fact, able to save energy. However, though, early that evening, something did unfortunately go wrong.
I pressed the power button, which 'woke' the PC and got me back to the login screen. I entered my password, and for a bit things seemed to be going well. And then it locked up in the middle of the process. I waited a couple of minutes, but to no avail; I was forced to reboot.
After that, everything seemed to be okay at first, but then, to my dismay, the 'System Failure' dialog came up. I let everything run its course, and after about half an hour, it finally came up with the System Restore option. I agreed to it, and let it restart.
Unfortunately, just when I thought everything was okay, I noticed my internet connection was no longer available. And neither was anything else network related, for that matter. Not even Help & Support could start. I soon discovered the ISATAP driver had stopped working(code 31 error), but I doubt this was the only problem now; eventually, I discovered that although initial boot-up wasn't affected, it now took up to 5 minutes for Windows to load. 5 minutes!

I've tried everything I can think of; Safe Mode, additional System Restores, Disk check... Read more

Answer:Possible serious issue(s) with Toshiba Satellite Laptop. (Internet + other issues)

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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 a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.


Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065


maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
( and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 laptop keyboard issue

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

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