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Toshiba C70D Problem with RepairTech Technicians

Question: Toshiba C70D Problem with RepairTech Technicians

I have two C70D's. Both died within weeks of each other, and went back for repair with RepairTech, under warranty.

Both machines failed to boot, with an error code(?) of three flashes of the power button.

One machine came back within a week, fully working.

The other took three weeks, came back with a change of motherboard (they say). I unpacked it, and it was still not booting, still flashing three times on the power button.

I phoned repairtech, immediately, sent it back, the next day.

Today it came home, again, I opened wont boot, and does the same three flashes on the power light.

Back on the phone. They've booked it in again, saying maybe it's a peripheral. The only peripheral is the power adaptor. I have two. It doesn't work with either.

I believe the problem is battery related, but it's an internal battery so I can't open it without voiding the warranty.

Has anyone else had problems with RepairTech? Does anyone know if this is a battery problem?

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Preferred Solution: Toshiba C70D Problem with RepairTech Technicians

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Hi there

Pretty much every time I turn on my laptop I am being asked to enter in the date, it defaults to 1.1.2015. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can overcome this issue? Just to be clear this happens right at the point of turning the computer, i.e. before Windows even starts to load up. It must be date/time settings of the device.

Thanks for your help in advance


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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.

Thanks for your help

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Hi everyone,

my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11D is beeping when I try to start it. The Beep Code ist 2 long, 2 short, 3 long, 2 short.

The screen ist black and there is no POST message.

Any Idea what is wrong? Sometimes the Notebooks starts, but most times not.

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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Hi, honestly I'm just going to jump right into this problem I am currently having. ANY help is appreciated, so here are the facts;

Problem: Computer randomly restarts/freezes.

My solutions: Bought a new power supply ( custom build, Operating system is windows 7). I was running a rm750 power supply but switched to a rm650, same error. I took the computer into Frys for a diagnostic and they said that my graphics card is faulty, because apparently they tried their card in my system and it worked fine, but then crashed when my original card was put back in, they also said that everything else was fully operational. So, I send my card (GTX GEFORCE 970) back to the manufacturer and they said there was nothing wrong with it. So now.. what the hell do i do??

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I was just wondering if the IT professionals at computer repair stores use HJT for a malware removal solution? I did actually happen to ask while buying a router and they guy said that he just scans for viruses and if none come up it's clean! I didn't want to argue but I had to tell him - just because it "shows up with nothing malicious" doesn't mean it's clean. He said that I was wrong so I bought the router and left (never to return )

Anyway, that's besides the point

Is there any members here who own or work at an IT store and use HJT?

Really interested


Answer:Do It Technicians Use Hjt?

Some self-employed computer repair techs use HJT on their own and some will post client's logs on forums like BC to take advantage of expert analysis. Even if they do use HJT on client machines in their shops, there is no way to know if they have had specific training in using the tool. There is a big difference between an IT Tech who builds systems, installs hardware, makes repairs, etc and those who specialize in malware removal.

If he said you were wrong in the statement you made to him, then he's probably not someone I would recommend for malware removal issues.

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i had a harddrive error and it was either because i kicked the computer one day (stupid) or because i didnt have a UPS (power supply, lots of blackouts where i live) Anyways my uncle then fixed the errored disk then one there was another blackout and it finished messing it up... today i went to a technician and he formatted my computer and i thought it was guna feel all new, ive been getting some glitches like i wasnt able to delete anything later and a few minutes ago i couldnt open a text document.... OK
getting to the point, i went to check out my computer specs in the MY computer Properties and i see im missing some RAM: its 256MB RAM but reads 224MB RAM

Do you think the technician took some ram or something or is the RAM misconfigured? plz help


Answer:Technicians formatted PC and now i have less MB RAM!

You will have "integrated graphics" which uses 32 MB of system RAM.
224 + 32 = 256

What you report is normal, and RAM no longer comes in any combinations that would allow just 32 MB to be removed in any case.

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Dear All,
If begin the Computer Technicians, What Hardware and Software requirement for us to keep for fix computer out?
Best Regards,

Answer:Computer Technicians

Personally, if I didn't know what hardware or software I needed to repair computers, I wouldn't be aiming to become a PC technician.

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Answer:Qualified PC Technicians...

A friend of mine who has mostly business contracts charges 30 to 50, and he's quite cheap I think.

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Hi there

I just wondered if there is a regulating trade body or commonly accepted gold standard I should look for in people offering tech support with PCs in the UK?

I'm looking at getting someone in locally. Does 20ph sound about right for on-site support?

Thanks in advance. Any related suggestions welcome.

Answer:UK acreditation for PC technicians?

Does 20ph sound about right for on-site support?Click to expand...

I'm sure there would be a call out charge which will include some onsite time - maybe 1/2 hour.

there are a number of UK accreditations - MSCE, also Compaq, network accreditations
I would go by recommendation from other people, you need someone who can diagnose quickly and correctly ....

What is it you are after ...... Is this for a company ...

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What do you guys use for your trouble calls? I have my own business and use the following...

SpinRite for hard drives

Memtest for memory

SpyBot, Adaware, hijackthis, MS Anti Spyware for spyware

Ultimate boot CD for all of it's useful utilities.

Ami Diag for overall system diagnostics

Filemon, Process explorer, disk keeper lite, etc...

Unknown device identifier for finding out what the yellow means in device manager after installing windows.

What am I missing? 80% of my business is simple format and re-installs because most of the time the machines come to me royally messed up and it is cheaper just to re-install rather than spend hours troubleshooting.

What do other technicians use? Thanks in advance.


Answer:Calling all computer technicians!!

Totally agree with you about not taking the time to troubleshoot with alot of computers....much easier, faster and less frustrating to just backup (or not) and start over.

Which actually leads me to another thought...I always give out free versions of firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-spy with every service call (mostly family....LOL)

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I have a 2003 dell with windows XP. I have taken it in 3 times over the course of it's life to have it cleaned by a professional tech. As a normal means of daily routine, I have AVG protecting me. I constantly run MBAM, Spybot and the AVG scan. I also have WinASO registry optimizer that i run.I delete unused stuff with CCleaner. I defrag. I only have like 2 programs at startup and minimal programs installed in my computer.
My question is this, with all that I do, how come I can never get my computer to run so smooth and quiet and fast as it does when I get it back each time from my Computer Tech after he cleans it? What is he doing that I (or the average person) isn't doing?

Answer:Question for/about computer technicians

That's a question...that he can answer...if you ask him.

It's impossible for anyone here to say, IMO.

There's more to maintaining a system...than going through the motions of maintaining a system, IME. There are no "5 easy lessons" that can be used.


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Wasn't there a Thread on this forum about dealing with Dell technicians?

Maybe I imagined it...


Answer:Dealing with Dell Technicians??

this one prehaps?

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If some one needs a Data Recovery does that mean the Hard Drive has to be damaged or is on its way to being damaged? Thanks

Answer:Question for Expert Technicians

Hello are you reciving a message to backup data or what !!why do you ask this question ,mor info please .

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i have win 2000 an dsl connection. for sumreason 2 days ago i was using the comp and the ie window closed out. i tryed opening it again an page could not be displayed. an the internet light on the modem was off. so i called versizon technicians an they were puzzled. the guy figured that it was an older model modem they sent which was 1 that would sleep an wouldnt come back on so they sent a new 1 today. i hooked it all up. called verizon told them the light was still out. they were gonna send a new 1 again after i called 3 com an made sure it wasnt my ethernet card that was messed up. but i told them before i hung up the phone that right when it stopped working i restarted the comp an when it came to the desktop avg detected about 2 virus's. an they told me that the virus's could be stopping me from receiving.

so i did a virus scan then deleted then spybot then adware restarted the comp and tryed the numbers in the address bar they been having me do for the past 2 days ive been calling an it finally work.

they think either it was the virus's that was causing this. but most likely the ethernet card is fading.

is there a way i can check an see if my card is going bad? or do i need to take it to a technician?

Answer:Solved: technicians had no idea what was going on

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i have win 2000 an dsl connection. for sumreason 2 days ago i was using the comp and the ie window closed out. i tryed opening it again an page could not be displayed. an the internet light on the modem was off. so i called versizon technicians an they were puzzled. the guy figured that it was an older model modem they sent which was 1 that would sleep an wouldnt come back on so they sent a new 1 today. i hooked it all up. called verizon told them the light was still out. they were gonna send a new 1 again after i called 3 com an made sure it wasnt my ethernet card that was messed up. but i told them before i hung up the phone that right when it stopped working i restarted the comp an when it came to the desktop avg detected about 2 virus's. an they told me that the virus's could be stopping me from receiving.

so i did a virus scan then deleted then spybot then adware restarted the comp and tryed the numbers in the address bar they been having me do for the past 2 days ive been calling an it finally work.

they think either it was the virus's that was causing this. but most likely the ethernet card is fading.

is there a way i can check an see if my card is going bad? or do i need to take it to a technician?

Answer:Solved: not even the technicians could figure this out

The title says "Solved", but I'd like to address your question about having a technician check your network card. What I'd do is buy a new network card. It would be A LOT cheaper than having a tech look at it. They're relatively cheap and you'll be almost 100% sure you have a good card should you have any further network related problems.

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I have an interview for the job of Desktop Support Engineer/Technician in the IT section of my local Council, and I would like some help on what you think they might ask me, and what I need to say, etc.

From the job description I think they will ask about the "ITIL model" and standards such as BS7799. Can anyone give a brief description of what these are?

And I would appreciate any other info that might give me brownie points?


Answer:Any Desktop Support Technicians/Engineers out there?

No offense but I dont believe you should be trying to get a job you aren't familiar with....just my 0.02

Are your certified in anything? That will score you brownie points out the door.

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I have several friends or people I know have new windows 10 computers. Sometimes they don't know how to reformat the computers and just go to any technicians to do the formatting. Most of computer technicians just pull there flash drive with windows 7 installer and boot the computers from there. Now most of people bought new windows 10 computers now uses windows 7 old OS instead of reset it back to fresh windows 10 from new setting.

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The fan on my xps 630 is a dud, so I called dell and requested that they replace it.  I first called on Friday, they said the technician would be there on the very same day. And then I tried calling him, as well as dell, and neither of us could get a hold of him. Called dell back, they said they would send a different technician to me on Monday. He said he was busy, and never showed up, said he would be here the next day, and that I was the first on his list.  On Tuesday, I called the same technician, he said that he couldn't get the part because the store he was trying to get it from wouldn't open till 9 am,   and said he would be here at 12, even though the drive is less than an hour and a half. He also never showed up, so I tried calling him, but his phone was turned off.  He kept his phone off for the rest of the day, and never bothered to show up, dell claimed to not be able to get a hold of him as well. Then they said they would send a different technician on Wednesday, and would arrive before 2 pm. An hour past 2 pm, and he still hasn't showed up. Has anything like this happened to anyone else here?

Answer:Terrible luck with dell technicians?

In the pass, I've had problems with Dell's 'contract' Techies showing on time, or even the same day as promised.
I would prefer that Dell send me the parts for 'self' installation.

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I would like to take up a matter with Dell Australia or Dell International as Dell Australia do not have a Complaints Department.

I purchased a Dell Laptop Computer on line on believing Dell had a reputable name.(I have my three other computers also from Dell and haven't had a problem with them. They are operating as computers should. I purposely purchased a SSD computer as I believed that it would be superior to the HDD models. 

I gave this computer to my daughter who is studying International Baccalaureate this year. 

Not even a year has passed and the computer started to give trouble. We contacted Dell, who promptly sent a representative home to fix the problem. Now, I believe the person who arrived has been sub contracted by Dell and I believe he works for Fujitsu. Anyway, he wasn't able to resolve the issue with the computer and was requested by Dell in Sydney (so I was told) to send the computer to them via Post. 

In good faith, I believed that they would resolve the issue we faced. The computer had no outside damage or damage to the screen when it was posted. However, the technicians from Sydney, who I believed were Dell technicians, claimed that the computer was damaged and also sent pics re the same claiming that the computer was cracked when it arrived and they even sent pics of the same. 

Now, the technician who came to my residence, would have most definitely seen the damage and reported the same to his superiors but this was not t... Read more

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1. As a techicians what should I be looking for in the log file that would indicate a computer is infected?

Would it be the Network Time Protocol on port 123? I know that this allows the computers on the internet to synchonize their time with a centralize time server, however without time syschronization some security mechananisms doesn't function properly and it's important to for it to look though the log files for security and other problems.

2. What protocol and ports are use if for example if a "Korgo virus" has been detected?

Would it be the TCP protocol and ports 20, 21, 25, 80 and 443?


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Help! Trying to log on to fidelity netbenefits and get this message:

"Sorry. This page is currently not available. Our technicians are at work updating this section and will restore service as soon as possible."

IE7, Vista

It works on my xp system and through Safari. Here is my Hijack this log..

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As it states in the head line.

What programs do you use to clean a PC of Virus/Malware/Trojans.. and all that other fun stuff.

I tend to use

NOD32 Antivirus
Hitman Pro



Answer:All Technicians What Virus/Malware removal programs do you use?

I don't actually remember the last time I needed to remove a virus. It was ages ago. I tend to use software to check for infections but they never find anything other than a few false positives.

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My service request was 1362510354 ...  I've trying to fix my problems Windows 7 Updates that stopped working week ago. But your Microsoft Technician chatting
with me, after 1,5 hours trying to fix problem, informed me that she don't have enough resources to fix that problems and if agree to paid $99.00-$149.00 she willing to fix all that problems. I answered that's Not my foult on that but she stopped session and
disconected the chatting. I'm very disappointed on that help !Shame on you Microsoft Help!!!

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To start this is the info on all the equipmentinvolved

Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM Notebook PC (boughtnew 4-5 months ago) System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz,Intel64 Family 6 Model 42Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1899 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 821 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286172 MB, Free - 63286 MB; D: Total - 14807 MB, Free -1646 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1108 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3672
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled

HTC Rezound Smartphone(Verizon but currently no phone or data service) Model:ADR6425LVW Android Version: 4.0.3 HTC Sense Version: 3.6 SoftwareNumber: 3.14.605.12 710RD

UBEEData Cable Modem ModelDM352

NetgearN600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition Model: WNDR3800

EthernetCables Cat 5e (modem to router & router to computer)
#1 MyDLink-Enabled Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night HomeNetwork Camera Model:DCS-942L Network Protocol:IPV4, ARP, TCP, UDP, CMPRTSP, RTP, RTCPDHCP ClientNTP Client (D-Link)DNS ClientDDNS Client (D-Link)SMTP ClientFTP ClientHTTP ServerPPPoEUPnP Port ForwardingLLTD3GPP (Video only)Built-in Network Interface 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet 802.11b/g/nWLANSecurity: WPS WEP WPA WPA2

#2 MyDLink-enabled Wireless N Day/Night Home NetworkCamera Model:DCS-932LNetwork Protocol IPV4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP DHCP Client NTP Client (D-Link) DNS Client D... Read more

Answer:Technicians Cant Seem To Fix - Laptop/Android/Camera Internet Issues, Do You Know Why

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I'm hoping, please, that you can help me. The pc was infected by a virus stating that we needed to call a number to get it resolved. The person using the pc at the time was working with Verizon, who told him to call the number. The person asked for several hundred dollars to resolve his problem. Needless to say, the pc was hacked. He did get suspicious and hang up and disconnect the pc, but it was too late. The original error is attached. To resolve it, I ran Malwarebytes, Adware, Tsskill, Rkill, Zemana, and Emsisoft. While they found some files, none were highly suspicious. The suspicious files were either removed or quarantined. The machine does reboot after 10 minutes, and after doing it so many times, it now has chkdsk errors. It also doesn't reliably go into the user profile (one of two on the pc) unless I am in safe mode. I am now desperate.

Thank you!!!

Answer:Microsoft Certified Technicians... computer will reboot after 10 mins

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


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This article is definitely worth reading. Please note: Malwarebytes have also provided a solution for decrypting any affected files, and the link is posted on the sourced article.

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For instance, if someone were to bring their computer in for a tune up but the repair technicians needed the username and password to logon to the operating system, how are they able to do so if the customer doesn't supply them with that information?

Answer:How are computer repair technicians able to log onto the operating system without user name and passwords?

Below is an excerpt from the forum rules."No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures."All I can say is Google is your friend, the answers are out there.

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It's all in the title. How can i add a RAM module in my laptop.

There is no memory cover. I can't see any easy access.

Can somebody help me ?

Answer:Satelite C70D-B-318 How to add RAM ?

Same to me with my C70D-B-34L. There seems to be no slot...............?

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Hello everybody,
the Toshiba Sat C70D-B-317 (PSCLEE01L009FR) is on it's way and I don't have it for the moment but I would like to know if there is a way to add some Ram to this machine without opening everything?
Also, is it possible to change the HD in the future in the same conditions?

sorry, but it's my first PC laptop and as a Mac user I'm completely lost with all these models and different serial numbers.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-317 - Ram upgrade

1. yes you can upgrade your RAM, This laptop has 2 slots with one 4GB standard so if you would you can put one more 4GB. With 2x4 you have Dual-channel and that works much faster than single

I don't know if your HDD can e upgraded. When it's not possible you can always buy a external HDD

I hope i helped you


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Just bought a Satellite C70D with Win 8.1. Everything works (as far as I know until know), except boot from DVD. I disabled in the bios the Secure Boot and changed the boot order to DVD first, then USB and then HDD. The DVD drive starts, but then it skips to the HDD and Windows is started. First time I tried there was a message like "DVD boot not supported" or something like that.
The DVD is bootable, so that is not the problem.
I would like to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.
Anyone solved this problem already?

Answer:Satellite C70D - How to boot from DVD

Update: changing from UEFI to CMS in the BIOS Advanced tab makes it possible to boot from DVD, but Windows won't boot anymore.... Is there any possibility to boot from DVDE and still be able to start Windows as well?

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I'm looking for a new display for my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11K!

Please help!

Answer:Need new display for my Satellite C70D-A


The Satellite C70D-A-11K was equipped with the 17.3" LED color LCD panel with the supporting max resolution of 1600 x 900 px
You should be able to order such display panel from local Toshiba authorized service provider or you could check some 3rd part online dealers who provide compatible notebook parts…

As I mention above: you should look for the 17.3" panels.

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I have a C70D-A-107 and want to speed up this notebook. Already placed 4gb extra memory so the notebook has now 8gb internal. I doubt whether it is usefull to put in 2x8gb. I think the processor is just to slow. It has a AMD E1-2100 inside. Is it possible to put in another (faster) processor?

Answer:Speed-up Satellite C70D-A-107

The Satellite C70D-A-107 was equipped with an AMD Essentials E1-2100 Accelerated CPU (1,00 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
It’s not the fastest CPU therefore the notebook performance isn’t the best…

But CPU upgrade isn’t officially supported by notebook manufacturer... therefore I don’t think that you will be able to upgrade the CPU…

I read about successful Intel CPU upgrades but did not meet anyone who was able to perform an upgrade with an AMD CPU

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My wive purchase this computer coupple of months ago. It was from the beginning ferry slow on windows 8
The wurst laptop we ever had. We feel robbed of our money.

2 months ago we started with Ubuntu. It Still slow. IS there anybody with the same problems?



Answer:Satellite C70D-A-108 is very slow

Hi Marco

I don't have this notebook model and cannot confirm what you wrote but fact is that almost all new notebooks are pretty slow at the beginning. Many applications are set to start with Windows and this, of course, slows down boot time.
Windows updates are also set to automatic so in the background the machine will download and install many updates so this will slow down your machine rapidly.

In my opinion you should install original OS that you got with this machine and optimize it a bit.
Remove all useless stuff, change start-up option and disable automatic Windows updates.
In the past I have noticed that original preinstalled antivirus is also responsible for notebook?s performance so I don't use original preinstalled application but my own version of Avir Antivir and it runs perfectly.

Check all these options and I hope your machine will run much better than before.

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Good evening,

I'm sorry to disturb,
but I find myself in a situation to which I find no solution,
that's why I come here asking for some help.

A friend has just purchased the following laptop:
- Satellite C70D-B-307

but the worry is that apparently it is impossible to have access to the HDD recovery to execute the factory restoration.
I try all possible solutions that I find on the web and none of it works.

what to do ?

does Toshiba sell the recovery DVDs that will restore the computer to its factory state?

Thank you very much .

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i see that the site don't provide all download drivers. In the device management I have still 2 drivers missing
pci encryptions/decryption controller and unknown device.

Can someone help me out with it?

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite C70D-B-10U

According notebook specification your machine was delivered with preinstalled Win8.1 64BIT ML.
Original preinstalled version is perfectly configured with all necessary drivers.

The question is: what are you doing with your machine?
Do you try to use some older Windows version?

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I want to upgrade RAM with additional 4 GB but at the bottom of the notebook there is no RAM cover so I don't have access to the RAM slots.
I don't want to cancel valid warranty so I don't want to open it alone.
What should I do ???

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C70D-B-302


You can contact nearst Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on

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I got a wireless mouse and so, using F5 disabled the touchpad. Now I can't get it to work again. I was told, by the support robot/person here, to turn the laptop off and then to remove the battery and AC adapter before pressing and holding the power button on the laptop for 10 seconds. Then I should replace the AC adapter, leaving the battery out, before turning the machine on and then immediately start tapping the F2 key. This will take me into BIOS. Once there and the BIOS menu has loaded, tap the F9 key and then press Enter. This will reset BIOS to the default settings. To exit the BIOS, tap the F10 key and then press Enter. This will restart the laptop.

The trouble is I cannot do any of this as the battery is does not seem to be removable, by the customer at least, on this product.
Had I been able to achieve this and found the cure not to have happened that I should reinstall the touchpad driver.

As I cannot do what is advised, in correct sequence, I am at a loss as to just what I should do. HELP PLEASE.

Answer:Touchpad on Satelite C70D-12U not working

You dont need to remove the battery, you can do a hard reset by holding down the power button for 20 seconds.

Does the touchpad work in the BIOS?
If no, there may be a hardware problem.
If yes, uninstall the touchpad driver in Control Panel, then let Windows Update install the new driver.

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I have a Satellite C70D-A-114...

i hardly used it because it was slow

so i wanted to sell it

first i wanted to set it back to factory settings

doing that, in that process i seem to have deleted all files

so now i get message no bootable disc etc.

Tried everything, there is simply no recovery file

So where can i find such a file for free? It's just not normal that it is not on the site.

Answer:Need recovery files for my Satellite C70D-A-114

All you can find for free are all drivers, tools and utilities. Original recovery image (software package) is not for free and if you need it you must order recovery disc directly by Toshiba.

You can order it on

By the way: in user’s manuals document is clearly described how you can create recovery installation disc. I’m wondering you didn’t make it in the past.

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touchpad works fine, but can't scroll with it. Already tried changing option in the menu of the touchpad, but there is no scroll-function.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mr. Forster

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Hi There,

I have had a Satellite C70D for about 18 months now, but have not used it in the past year as I have been disputing with customer services about the windows licence for the machine as I lost it when I formatted the original hard drive before installing an SSD and they wouldnt send me a copy of it. I have now bitten the bullet and bought a windows 10 licence again. However since building the machine a few days ago, I have been having a couple of issues and as it is now out of warranty, I cannot contact customer support (Who I found unhelpful even when it was in warranty!)

The first issue is when I boot up the machine, occasionally the keyboard will not work, I cannot type the BitLocker pin and I have to remove the battery and press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, this then fixes the issue for a few reboots before it goes again.

The second is that occasionally it will boot up with a red x next to the WiFi symbol, but it detects the WiFi card, usually a reboot fixes this but not always. I have reseated the card and still no avail.

Can anyone shed any light on what may be causing this? The BIOS is up-to-date as are all of the drivers.

Thanks in advance for your help

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I have 2 issues with my new Satellite C70D-B-32U.
When I put it in sleep mode, it does. But after about 5 minutes, it goes automatically to hibernate. This I don't want. And I don't want to disable hibernate, because I do use it when the laptop is not in use for longer periods. The power settings in control panel do not reflect this behaviour. In the settings, I specified that the laptop should never go to hibernate. Hybrid state is disabled.

And secondly, more importantly. Whenever it goes to hibernate, I can only wake it up with the power button. Not with the (internal) keyboard, not with the usb mouse. I would like an option to wake it from hibernate by pressing any key on the keyboard. In bios power on keyboard is set to on. Is there anything else I can change to have this available?
Actually if issue 1 is solved and the laptop stays in sleep mode, this issue is also solved since from sleep I can wake on a mouseclick which is also fine.

The OS is windows 8.1

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my image flickers once regularly, get different colors / stripes image ; and especially when I Moves MyScreen and HE charge the laptop Horrible Slow on Since My Screen Flickers

Answer:Screen is flickering on my Satellite C70D-A


It is not easy to understand your problem.
Do you use your notebook with original Windows that you got with your notebook or maybe own OS version?

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I picked up a brand new c70d-b-10u today from a well known retailer.
I turned it on, set the language, gave a computer name, hooked up to a wi fi and then it asked for Other User Password!

I never entered a password to start with so why is it asking for one?

I cannot get to the shop again until next week and urgently need to get up and running.

Any ideas greatly received.

Answer:Brand new Satellite C70D-B-10U wants a password?

Try to recover the notebook once again using the HDD recovery option.

The recovery procedure would reset the notebook back to factory settings… usually after that no passwords should be set…

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Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Originally Posted by Jamie Legends

Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

AMD E1-2100, 6 GB, 17.3 inch, 1600x900, AMD Radeon HD 8210, 750 GB,
that realy makes no sense they even put in a decent gpu and bottleneck it whit a 1ghz low budget AMD E1-2100.
ow well logic sometimes .
i hope it works out for ur grandmother

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since i bought it, always been slow

tried win 8.1 an now win 10 (also from scratch)

tried chrome and firefox

tried all updates on the official website

tried other hard driveS

on the task manager, processor OR hard drive (sometimes both) are always over 90% when doing NOTHING and 99% when i click any icon or link

streaming movies is realy difficult, youtube is quite impossible and i don't even talk about gaming
do you have any issue for this problem ?

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My girlfriend bought me a new Toshiba laptop C70D-B-10U (my second Toshiba), it is a good laptop apart from the speakers they are terrible. I didn't want my first post to be a complaint but, Toshiba cut corners when it put the speakers in this series of laptops.

Or have I not set them right has anyone else had this problem, any ideas or solutions thank you.

Answer:Bad Speakers on Satellite C70D-B-10UM

I think your notebook has only small stereo speakers and the sound is not the best. I have Satellite S50-B with Harman/kardon speakers and sound is really good.

You can try to change sound options but if you want to have better sound I’m afraid you need external speakers, Maybe BT speakers.

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My question is in the subject line. If anyone has done this I would appreciate some tips.

regards Stuart

Answer:Can I replace the HDD in my Satellite C70D-B -00P model with an SSD?

Generally speaking yes, you can do this but problem is that your notebook model doesn't have HDD cover at the bottom side.
To have full access to the HDD the bottom cover must be removed completely but it should be done by authorized service only.

Of course you can try to do it alone but I?m afraid you may lose the warranty.
If possible contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and ask for help.

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So I bought this laptop a few months ago.
For the past few weeks the Laptop stopped playing sound.
I watched a stream in Chrome.

So actually I should be able to see the sound playing in the mixer.
But I wasn't able to play any sound or get any deflection in the mixer.

Then I installed Speccy and as this administration window popped up a sound was played and it worked.

I have no idea why the sound stopped working and why it started again.
Is someone able to help me?

I am using Windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

The main thing is that you have sound again. It is not easy to say what was wrong there.
Have you installed some updates or anything else that can be responsible for this sound issue?

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After a regular shutdown I cannot boot the system anymore.
System starts but does not boot.

Referring to the manual (section 6, solutions of problems) I tried to hit [F12] after power on but nothing happened.
Same when hitting [F2].

My impression is that something failed on hard disk drive.

P.S. system has Win10 installed.

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Hi All,

I have an Satellite C70D-A-11D ... when I use once the FN Key to do a Print Screen or use the Screen-Zoom on the Space Key...

I am not able to use the Keynumbers 1 to 4 neither the space Key to enter a space between two always change between the bigger screen solution or the normal solution...

I only can change the FN Key again after change the settings in Display settings and after a reboot...
So I cant use FN without a reset with the F1 to F12 Key use and a reboot...

Normaly the FN Key works only if it is pressed...if not the normal Function of the Keys 1 to 4 or F1 to F12 will work if configured in the settings, or not?

What to do?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D Function Key deactivate after use

First of all you can change between the special function key mode (without pressing FN key) or normal (standard) mode (Hold Fn first to use standard F1-F12 functions.)

This function can be changed in BIOS.
In BIOS go to Advanced -> System configuration

Check this option.

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

Answer:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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Hi everyone, new to this,

but purchased a toshiba c70d-b-30d laptop, the thing is its stall installing running up all was going well until i was asked if i wanted to upgrade from windows 8 to 10,

i pressed yes and thats where it has been for ages, i must admit after 3 hours i thought it was done as screen looked good, but without testing performance i shut down,

turning on again this morning ready to use it looked good but would do nothing,
so thought i would do a restart and it went into keep your pc on until this is done installing 1 of 1 its been hours now,

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D - Windows 10 upgrade issue

Power off the notebook.

Then power up the unit again and press F12.
Now you should see the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose HDD recovery
Then choose language and keyboard.
Then Troubleshoot -> Advanced options ->Automatic Repair.

Hope it helps.

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Hey guys,

can you help me please? I need to know which wireless adapter is built into the Satellite C70D-A PSCENE.
I assume its a Atheros. But what model exactly? Need to know this because I want to install the adapter in Windows 7.


Answer:Which WLAN card has Satellite C70D-A (PSCENE)?

It must have Realtek RTL8188EE WLAN card inside.
Can you find right driver for it?

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I am new to this forum and purchased a Satellite C70D yesterday.
I went thru set up, It asked me for my email and password.

I entered this and the next time I logged in there was my hotmail profile photo.
I entered my password - no problem. I changed the language from Spanish to English etc etc.

I switched it on this morning and got the Toshiba Logo - then it went to blank screen and there was a large data entry box asking me for a password. I tried the same one and I get another screen showing a red data entry box saying "VERIFY ERROR!! Please reenter to continue!!


Can anyone help me please. I am operating windows 8.1



Answer:Satellite C70D asks me for my email and password

I think I must be in the operating system as there is no need to click on the box to enter a password!!
I have no recovery disks

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Can't get my microphone and webcam working under Win7 64.
Drivers not available on the download section of Toshiba.

What to do please?

Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-310 PSCLEE.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-310 - Webcam and Microphone not working

All essential and necessary Win 7 64bit drivers for Satellite C70D-B are available on Toshiba EU driver page.

The single webcam driver isn?t available because as far as I know the Toshiba Value Added Package already contains the essential driver to get the webcam working.

The mic is part of the webcam and should be chosen in control panel ? sound ? recording tab

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My mousepad doesn' work as it should. I tried to deblock with FN+F5, only F5, FN+F9, ... but nothing helps.
All I can do is move the cursor and use the mousepad when keeping the left mouse button at the same time.
Anyone a solution?

Answer:Satellite C70D - impossible to deblock mousepad

To be honest I’ve never heard about such touchpad behaviour.
Have you tested all touchpad settings?
If there is option to set all of them on default settings please do this and test functionality again.

Anyway, best hardware test is to reinstall operating system and check touchpad functionality with “factory settings”.

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Ever since I purchased my machine, I have been dogged with a blue screen and a reboot...once, however, I ha to take it back to the point of sale, because it just would not reboot.

The error screen in question is: 0xa0000001. What is going on?
I get this two - three times a night. how do I sort it? I'm not a geek and would like plain and simple instructions to understand....


Answer:Satellite C70D - blue screen 0xa0000001

0xa0000001 is not a usual BSOD code. Usually its something like 0x000000xx

Does the BSOD display a system file?

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I have a satellite C70D-C-10 whit a AMD K16 processor and I want to know how to enable virtualization.
I've been seeing in the BIOS but I saw no options for that.

Answer:How to enable virtualization on Satellite C70D-C10V

Did you got an answer ? am also looking for the same answer. Mine C50D AMD E1 processor

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Since I bought my laptop Satellite C70D-B-300 i still having some problems:
1) I cannot turn off the laptop,(the screen turn off but laptop still running), even I cannot close session
2) Start menu and windows apps sometimes I cannot open (if I click nothing happen)
3) 3/4 times a day the laptop get in crash, I cannot do nothing, I need to shut down with power button (press for 10sec) even with ctrl+alt+del doesn't work
4) new problems with windows 10, i cannot open store, sometimes cortana and star menu doesn't work so I need to restart...but I guess is windows problem not toshiba

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-300 doesn't work properly

There are too many problems.
In my opinion you should reinstall original recovery image and test notebook functionality with “factory settings” again.

Is this an option for you?

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Full blue screen notice (as described in title above).  BSOD  Error  
Message:To avoid losing your data, call a Microsoft  Technician immediately at 1-844-207-1280 (Toll free).    

Contacting this number is a fast-talking (salesman?) who urges the caller to allow remote control of their pc to a Microsoft technician to analyze and correct all the error and existing threats/virus NOT presently prevented by either Microsoft or my security(Kaspersky)
service, and to stop existing invaders(hackers)from further damage or access to my financial accounts -"they already know your passwords, even if you change them"
Is this a legitimate service authorized by Microsoft or a scam to do harm/mischief to my computer OR the usual offer to
clean my PC of errors which cause it to run slower?    Can anyone address this?   Thank you. Thank you.

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Hi there,

I was bought the above model of laptop for an early Christmas present which usually sits down in the living room, my old Satellite Pro sat down there with no issues however with this device the wireless signal is very low and I appear to be having it sitting right next to the wireless router (which is located upstairs in my sons bedroom), I wondered if there's any steps I could take to improve the signal?

It baffles me how a new system has such a poor wireless signal when my old Satellite Pro which was 6 years old had no wireless issues whatsoever.

My other issue is from the moment I switched the laptop on (yesterday when it was delivered) the updates on Windows Update are slow or don't start at all, is this an issue or just normal?

I'd appreciate any help or input at all, thank you.

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ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E (05.2014) won?t to read DVDs anymore. It doesn't matter which one I try it simply doesn't work.
Latest driver is installed.

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E wont read DVDs anymore


If optical disc drive is installed properly maybe is reading lens dirty. Try to clean it up.

Other way, if your ODD can read CDs but not DVDs it can also be hardware malfunction. The reading lens cannot be calibrated properly and cannot find the right position to read DVD media.

In such case ODD must be exchanged.

Try to clean lens up and check if the problem persists. If yes contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

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I have a toshiba C70D-B-306 (psclee) laptop and I reinstalled windows 8.1 from a seperate DVD because i exchange the default harddrive for a fast ssd disk.

Everything works but in my device manager I have 2 unknown devices listed (with exclamation mark), as far as I know I downloaded all available drivers from toshiba support website for this laptop and installed them but the 2 unknown devices simply will not disappear.

Can someone tell me which driver I exactly need for these 2 devices?

The 2 devices are:

As mentioned, i allready downloaded all drivers for this laptop and installed them, windows is ofcourse up-to-date. Also I let windows search for drivers on the Internet and on the whole drive, but no drivers where found.

Who can give me the golden tip?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-306 - 2 unknown devices in device list

There is a good method in order to find out what drivers are missing.
First of all you should check the DEV (device) and VEN (vendor) IDs

Here is an short instruction how to find this details:

Knowing the device and vendor ID, it should not be a big deal to get the right drivers.

At the other hand you should install also additional Toshiba software (Toshiba System Driver) released for Win 8.1
Please note also that there are two Win 8.1 driver areas: ?Win 8.1 update? and ?Win 8.1 32bit/64bit? categories
In case you would not find all drivers within the Win 8.1 update check also the Win 8.1 32bit/64bit categories.

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I have problems with rebooting my Satellite C70D-B-108 laptop.
Factory installation doesn't work.

When i want to instal windows 10 i get a error code 0x80080005-0x90016.


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I have buy a Satellite C70D-A-11T and pass it on Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium.
I install all the drivers and I haven't any problems.

When I want to connect it to my TV for first time, I discover there is no sound on the TV.
I try to go on the speaker (near the clock of windows), right click, sound, first tab (I think it is "Playback" in english... I have a french Windows) and my device (TV) doesn't appear.

I come back on Toshiba Support website to download the last driver "HDMI Audio driver" for my laptop, I connect the cable, and it appear in the sound properties. I select it as my default device and the sound come right from my TV.

Great !

But when I restart my laptop (with or without the HDMI cable), the TV disappear from the list in the sound properties, the only one solution to recover the sound is to reinstall the HDMI Audio Driver.
If I start the driver installation with the "advanced" option, I have the list of drivers to install and I see all drivers are already installed, but the HDMI Audio Driver will be upgraded... I install it and it work until the next restart.

Could you explain me why the version of the driver don't stay on the system, and how to make it work without reinstall it everyday ?

Thanks a lot for your help.


Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11T - Sound doesn't work with HDMI

Anybody here ? :(

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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Satellite C70D-B-105Artikelnummer : PSCLCE-004007DUPLEASE anyone... correct link for drivers for microphone input ?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-105 microphone missing after windows update

Missing microphone?
Does it mean that microphone is not listed in sound properties > Recording device?

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I have since week 1 Series Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11E notebook,
Unfortunately, I am at the moment not really satisfied with the image.. game lags because my graphics.

My question is where can you find how much I consume from the 4 GB.

And where I can set that I consume more or less. since it is a separable memory yes.

My English is not perfect. hope someone understands.

Please reply

Answer:Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?


Well, I?m wondering why you purchased a unit with an internal (part of CPU) graphic chip if you want use the notebook for gaming?

The notebook supports the AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics which is part of AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 CPU.
Such GPU is similar to Intel HD GPU which is also part of Intel CPUs.

Such internal graphic cards are not really designed for gaming? of course you would be able to run and to play a game but don?t expect too much?

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Hi all,

excuse the new thread but I haven't found any answers anywhere online, just speculation and it's for different models.

So I have a C70D-B-10U, running windows 7 64bit pro. When I formatted it and updated everything, it just kept crashing when trying to play back videos on Windows Media Player. I cleaned the inside and replaced thermal paste, updated to even newer drivers, and started using VLC as my default media player. It rarely crashed BUT it always does when I try to start playing games (nothing heavy - League of Legends). Laptop seems to be doing well with memory tests, no faults detected.

I've read that this could be caused by:
Faulty GPUFaulty BatteryFaulty PSUBad Capacitors on the MOBO

Has anyone had any similar experience? I've reinstalled Windows and it's the same story. If it's a motherboard issue, I guess it would be better to just get a new one?


Answer:Satellite C70D-B-10U no warning crash (power, GPU or capacitors)

Update: I decided to test the RAM and it seems like it can't handle 8GB. Both 4GB sticks work on any slot, but when I have all of it on the machine it crashes. Do you think it is a motherboard issue?

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Please need help . I need schematic diagram or data sheet for toshiba satellite c70d-B110

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Would be grateful for any advice to remove the back panel.

I've removed battery, ~16 screws + 1 tiny screw at the optical drive and whilst it does 'unclick' everywhere else, there seems to be something stopping the panel being removed just above the battery compartment and don't want to force it.

Even our IT guys at work cannot work it out.

PLEASE new laptop is very slow so have purchased RAM but can't access the back.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D: How to access back panel after ~16 screws removed

At first I must say that you should not remove bottom cover alone because it will cancel valid warranty. If there is no RAM cover, RAM should be exchanged or upgraded by authorized personal only.

I know every of us think it is easy to do and want to do this alone.
What I know is follow:
2 screws in the middle are fixing the keyboard. What must be removed are 14 screws and small flat screw at the optical drive. That’s all. There is no other hidden screw.

Of course there are also small plastic holders and bottom cover must be removed very gently.

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Hello everybody,
brand new C70D two days old, if I want to look a Youtube video full screen after a few minutes, the C70D stops, blue screen with a message : your computer gets a problem, we collect informations ect.
After a restart the same problem comes again a few minutes later.
I have 14 days to accept this machine, but if it's a graphic card problem I prefer to return it to the vendor.

I thank you in advance for your answer.


Answer:Satellite C70D sops after a few minutes with YouTube full screen

It's me again after viewing this youtube video :

I've try but after more than 40 minutes, the little C70D stops again :-(
Anyone with a solution ?

For the rest as a Mac user, with for the first time with a PC, not bad at all.
Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Open Office, Processing are working fine.


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I like to download the latest release of the Utility Display for Satellie C70D-B Windows 10.

How can I do ?

Thank You

Answer:Latest display driver download for Satellite C70D-B-307 - Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to download and update the display driver automatically…
Go to device manager, choose the graphic card and click above on DRIVER UPDATE

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I've added this Satellite C70D-A-111 to an existing network which includes an printer.
Other devices can print OK but not this Toshiba.
The message is "Printer is in Error State".

If I connect the Toshiba to the printer via USB, it prints OK.

Can somebody steer me in the right direction please?

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-111 - Can't print using network printer but USB connection works

Do you use this printer at home or in your company?
I mean if you use it in your company ask system administrator for help.

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The Brightness keys have stopped working after the migration Windows 8.1 to Windows10 (Satellite C70D-B-307).

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-307 - Brightness keys stopped working after migration Windows10


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since a while my Laptop gets a blue Screen several times a week, Messaging: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

Latest dumps as per attachment.

How to recover from this?

Please help.


Answer:Satellite C70D PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - frequent BSOD

I also get this error sometimes, all my BSODs can be found here -
Most of the drivers are probably outdated and not for Windows 10.. For example my BSODs are caused by Atheros Qualcomm AR8171 driver..

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Today I tried to use the free windows 10 upgrade.
After a few seconds I get a message that 'Installation of Windows 10 Upgrade can't edit/adjust the partition reserved for the system'
It then starts deleting the installation-files, and exits......
Anyone any idea how to solve this, and make the upgrade work ???

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Solved It myself, the problem was that the reserved partition for the system was only 100 MB !!!
Extended the size to 350 MB (as it should be !!!)
Problem Solved !!!

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Well hey, I'm newbie technician, I just finished CompTIA A+, and want to work towards Network+ and Security+ eventually. Anyway, I was wondering if there are any other "techs in training" like myself out there, who would like to network and share tips/solutions/help each other out on tough fixes, etc. Since we both would be learning at the same time, it would be great to share insights/neat discoveries/etc. I think it would be a great learning opportunity for both parties. Send me a private message on this forum and I can give you my google talk info or whatever. Hey, even if it's just to chat about the latest hardware, that's fine with me.

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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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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've been having a problem with my laptop for that last 6-8 weeks and it would be brilliant if anyone can suggest a possible cause/cure.

I have a 10 month old toshiba R500 protege (Core 2 Duo processors at 1.7 GHz, Intel GMA graphics, 2 GB ram, 120 GB hard disk drive, Vista)
** it has been useless. I've already had 2 disc drives and a new hard drive.

The problem seems to arise every 2-3 weeks in between bouts of the laptop working fine.

What happens is the cpu will jump to a least 90-100% and stick there for between 2 and 10 minutes. Obviously this slows the whole computer down, but never crashes it.

I have tried to narrow down what is causing it, but this will happen when either itunes. outlook or IE are open, and has happened with them all open, or just one open at a time. This has really left me stuck as to what could be the cause, and other people suggestions of either too many windows open, too much flash, etc havent been much help because of the numerous culprits.

This just happened with itunes open on its own. This seems to be the most common cause of it, especially when playing music or syncing an ipod/iphone. I have all my music on an external drive which could possible been a factor??? who knows?

I managed to note down the below info from the task manager:

Process Window:
Itunes was at 36 in the CPU column with 110.00k in the memory column

Performance Window:
Cpu: 100%
Memory: 1.24 (of 2g of memory)
Page file: 1815/4313... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Problem: CPU @ 100%

disconnect from the Internet and then boot.

look to see if iTunes still goes berzerk or the system is still stable. If stable,
go to iTunes and delete the config info for your iTunes account (add it back later)
and terminate iTunes.

reconnect the Internet and wait to see the results again ...

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At first when i start to install the laptop , the instalation get brake when the windows driver added on neteork card , here stop and not continuous . When i restart the installation doesnt have that problem and continuous and finished the installation , but when starting the windows , here have sam probrelm and stopped the windows , but i wait a little bit and it's ok start the windows ... work normaly a few minutes , and what i start the insstaling the drivers , execly when i install the first driver and here stop. I cant do nothing execly refresh the decktop , open partition C or D. I cant install nothinh . When i clik prporties on my computer and i cant see proporties i must wait maybe 20 minutes and more. what can be the problem ???? can anyione halp me with it ????

Answer:Problem with toshiba L30

I guess that English is not your first language so I will ask you questions.1. Have you just purchased this laptop? Is it New or Second-hand?2. How much RAM is installed? 512Mb or 1Gb or 2Gb?3. Have you installed the Operating System from a CD/DVD?4. What Operating System have you installed? Vista or XP or W7?5. Have you installed the Motherboard Drivers from a CD/DVD?6. Is this the same as the laptop that you have got click here

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Hello, my colleague has a Toshiba Satellite M30 laptop, 1.8GHz Centrino processor, 1Gb Ram, XP home, NVidia card.
Since a while he has been experiencing slow speed and sometimes the laptop stops responding and starts responding again after a while. He has installed google gadgets and it shows that sometimes HDD read speed becomes zero. The mouse moves but everything else just hangs. In a few seconds, everything is back to normal. We have done all, clean temp files (CCleaner), Defrag, clean registry. Checked the HDD with various utilities and all showed it to be ok. Downloaded a software called HDD Health and it showed HDD temp as 35 and health as 100%. It showed system temp as 65-70 so we disassembled the laptop to clean the dust on heatsink. There wasn't much and it did not make any difference.
Please advice what else can we do. He thinks fan speed may have become slow, can this happen?

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My Toshiba 2595XDVD got rained on ( actually it was condensation from an A/C vent that dripped onto it). The water dripped onto the screen and ran down it. Now the LCD is completely dark, hook it to another monitor and everything works. If you look real close when it is booting up you can see a faint image in the LCD. It looks like most of the water ran down in the area of the inverter. Is this enough info to tell if it is the screen or could it just be the inverter?

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Question: Toshiba Problem

Hi everyone. I'm having a bit of trouble with this Toshiba. Everytime I try and turn it on, the Windows XP loading screen comes up, then a flash of blue screen comes on for about a second, then the computer shuts down. I've started it up again, trying it on safe mode, trying it on settings that'd worked before it shut down, and nothing works. Can someone tell me how to fix this problem?

Answer:Toshiba Problem

Welcome to TSG

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP

this method is also referred to as Repair Installation, it requires a Windows XP installation CD.

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I have a problem with my Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000. It has stopped showing any image. It worked fine when I connected it to an external monitor. I'm at a loss as to where the problem lies. Can anyone tell me procedures on how I can test it. I checked the connections and all seems fine.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba LCD Problem

when you boot up the computer does it show anything at all (even for a moment)??

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Question: Toshiba Problem

I got my laptop about a year ago and have had no problems with it. One day I went to turn it on and all of the key board lights would work but no backlight or screen display came on. After a minute or so none of the lights (Capslock or Function) would turn on and most of the compute sounds would stop. I have hooked a monitor up to hit and it also showed nothing. It is a Toshiba Satellite or something like that. Any ideas what is going on?

Answer:Toshiba Problem

Hi, what model is it? Have you droped it or spilt a liquid on it at any point? was there any error's last time you used it? Also how old is it?

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Hey guys this is my first post. Here goes: I've had a toshiba satellite laptop for just over a year and recently (the past 6 weeks) the fan has been running really high, most, if not all the time. I'm not running that many applications or anything differently than I have been before the problem started. Also, occasionally, it will just shut off. I took off the fan cover to make sure it wasn't clogged with too much dust and found nothing. I've read other forums here that suggest that the noise is the fan hitting something or the bearing has gone out, but I'm fairly confident that is not the case because it will sometimes run low. Any information on this problem would be appreciated, if not I will be taking it to a service center soon. Thanks.

Answer:Toshiba Fan Problem

champwrestle said:

Hey guys this is my first post. Here goes: I've had a toshiba satellite laptop for just over a year and recently (the past 6 weeks) the fan has been running really high, most, if not all the time. I'm not running that many applications or anything differently than I have been before the problem started. Also, occasionally, it will just shut off. I took off the fan cover to make sure it wasn't clogged with too much dust and found nothing. I've read other forums here that suggest that the noise is the fan hitting something or the bearing has gone out, but I'm fairly confident that is not the case because it will sometimes run low. Any information on this problem would be appreciated, if not I will be taking it to a service center soon. Thanks.Click to expand...

My Dads toshiba has this exact same problem, and it was teh same PC - so it is the way they made it.
Anyway - take it to them and ask them to clean it.
My Dad did, and it hasn't shut down since.

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