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Satellite C660 won't restore, partition looks OK

Question: Satellite C660 won't restore, partition looks OK

Hi

I have been given a Satellite C660 to fix that will not restore. I can use F8 (or 0) to get into "REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER" but the screen just goes black. I have booted from a Linux disk and the "Data" partition seems OK although I have no way to check every file. What are my options? Is there any way to create restore disks from this state?

Thanks
Tim

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Answer: Satellite C660 won't restore, partition looks OK

Options?
I assume you did not create Recovery Disk in the past. Correct?

Well, in such case try to access the HDD recovery partition (using Linux???) and check if you could use the recovery image files in order to create the recovery USB flash stick as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Otherwise I think you would need to order the recovery disk from Arvato in order to recover the notebook.
Of course if you own Microsoft windows installation medium, you could use it to install the system too? drivers could be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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I am getting a message that hard drive disc D is full but I only use Drive C. I thought that D was for Recovery items. How can I decide what items should not be in D and how how do I decide what to delete/move?

Answer:Satellite C660 - partition D is full but I only use partition C

> I thought that D was for Recovery items
This is not 100% correct.
Of course the Toshiba recovery files are placed in the recovery folder on the D partition BUT this does not mean that you cannot store other files on this partition.
You can.

>. How can I decide what items should not be in D
Before you save the files on the HDD, you will be asked for the place. You can always decide where such files should be stored.

> and how do I decide what to delete/move?
It?s your own decision to say what files you want to move / delete.
If you don?t care about some files and if some files are not important to you, you could delete it.

I install always my programs on C system partition. But ?stand alone? files like music (mp3 files), pictures (jpeg, jpg, etc...) I save always on another partition

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Hi everyone !
I have Toshiba Sattelite C660-1J9 laptop, and it's been working fine - until a day my HDD died. Now it's producing some weird sounds on startup, and no HDD visible in BIOS. It's not a problem for me to buy new HDD and replace it, but I'd like to restore licensed Windows I had with laptop - so I need to place recovery partition on new HDD somehow. Is it possible and where I can find this recovery partition image ?
Thanks in advance !

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Hi all!

I have Toshiba Satellite C660-1GK for about year and a half. After 6 months my hard disk drive died.

First the laptop got really slow and then started the famous clicking sound from the disk.
I've made backup and checked the drive with Hirens tools. Toshiba diag won't even read it, S.M.A.R.T. said that his health is poor (30% or so), bad sectors started popping out.. so I've took the laptop to my ASP.

They replaced the disk and then, 13 months later (a week ago) the same story! Disk health went even lower (was at 11%) and bad sectors started jumping out like maniacs.
Again a trip to ASP.

I've got my laptop today with a new disk. After reading posts on this forum, I'm worried that it's or motherboard/power supply problem or we're just all with bad luck with drives.

I just can't accept that disks randomly die every 4-12 months as an answer. My last disk on HP laptop lasted 4 years! I have about five more months of warranty and I'm really not happy with situation. This laptop is on my work desk, has it's own station with a nice, big fan so it's not overheating - basically I've took it out of house last September.

I'm careful with it! But if this drive dies before end of year, maybe it's time to get a new laptop.
Not Toshiba this time :(

Please, do you have any thoughts, advices..?

Answer:Satellite C660-1GK - HDD partition C issue

Hi

Some years ago i purchased an notebook from another manufacturer.
My first HDD died after more than 2 years of usage. I bought another one, replaced the old HDD and the new HDD died after 4 month of usage.

Any HDD will die sooner or later because its expendable part? it?s a matter of HDD usage and matter of how you handle the unit.

In my opinion it?s a bad luck? of course its always pity if an HDD start to malfunction but I?m afraid there are no many options to prevent it.
Of course you could switch to an SSD drive which is much stable in use. I did it some month ago? I purchased the 250GB SSD drive and replaced the internal HDD

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Hi

I have the Toshiba Satellite C660-10D and did not copy the recovery ye had problems with the recovery partition and I lost.

What I can do?

Answer:Satellite C660-10D problems with the recovery partition

You can order a new Recovery disks here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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i'm trying to restore my laptop (Satellite C660) using the restore disc i created when i got the computer. i put the disc in and chose to boot from the DVD and it seemed to start to working, now i have a black screen with a mouse pointer.

How long should it take to do the restore?

Answer:System restore on Satellite C660

Usually at first all data will be copied from DVD to the HDD and after first restart recovery image installation will start. I don?t know exactly how long the copying process will take but I think maybe 30 minutes. Recovery image installation maybe an hour.

Simply restart your notebook and see what happen when you do this.

Please post some feedback.

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i installed windows 7 pro in my laptop which made my laptop longer time to startup and shut down and bit slow. now i want to go back to factory restore, how can i do that. the pre-installed recovery partition is not show in 'My Computer'.

Many thanks

Answer:Factory restore for Satellite C660

After own OS installation you cannot start HDD recovery installation anymore.
You can do this using recovery DVD only.

Have you created this disc following Toshibas advice in ?Recovery reminder? or User?s manual document?

If you have this disc please use it for recovery image installation. If you don?t have it you have a big problem now.

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Hi

I have a C660-1KT

It has a C drive with 149gb memory.
It also has a D drive marked Data with 148gb of memory; only 7gb of this is used.
Can I free up the remaining memory as my C drive is getting full.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-1KT - can i delete data from D partition drive

The D partition contains the Toshiba Recovery image files.
If you delete this image files, you will not be able to perform HDD recovery procedure and you could not create the Recovery disks…

Therefore its strongly advisable to create recovery medium before deleting these image files!

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Hi all,
Just a brief question. How do I restore my Toshiba Satellite C660 to the factory settings? I have no recovery disks etc, and there is nothing on the PC I need to back up. Simply a straightforward factory restore to its original settings,

Some sites say press 0 (zero) and follow instructions. Others say press F8 and follow instructions. Hopefully one of these is correct but which one?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I restore my Satellite C660 to the factory settings?

If you don?t have recovery DVD (you didn?t create it) you can install recovery image following instructions at
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

If this will not work you must order original recovery disc on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi there.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660.

I have a few problems with this computer and I am planning on selling it.
I would like to put the computer back to how it was when I took it out of the box.

I have read a lot of people's advice on this. I have tried holding 0, that don't work. I have gone into the system by pressing f8. I get the a screen when I get options on what I want to do with my computer but there isn't an option that allows me to take it back to 'out of the box' state.
From what I have read, this option is meant to be here.
I have no restore disk as the laptop didn't come with one.
I'm running out if options

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Laura

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 - Restore to factory settings

Hi Laura

What you want to do is HDD recovery image installation and it works as described on
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm


To be clear: This works if your notebook still has original ?factory settings?. If your notebook is preinstalled with own OS version option ?Repair Your computer? will not be available anymore.

Problem is that such situation can be avoid if notebook owner has created recovery installation disc following instructions described in user?s manuals document. I presume you didn?t create such disc.

Now, there is only one option to get original settings on your machine: you must order original recovery disc for your notebook model and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Or you can remove all important data from your machine and sell it with actual configuration.

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Hello everyone,

The Satellite C660-115 my niece has a problem and I would like to make it serviceable for his Christmas.

Turning on the computer's voltage giving as final result the message: * Can not find the operating system will ", so I tried System Restore by first pressing the 0 key, and after many tests, changing the order of the boot and the other (with F2 or F12) ... But there was nothing.

From there, I realized that I could not go further without original recovery DVD from Toshiba. So I ordered last Saturday and got today Thursday. After as indicated by Toshiba (boot sequence beginning on CD drive), the system begins to upload (Windows is loading files ...) and then propose, on a nice table, the available languages, and choose .. .dropoff window

If, until then, everything seemed to unfold as it should, that's that clicking the "next" button to validate my choice of language an error message appears in a dialog box named RecoGUI:
ERROR:. IOCTL_GET_DISK_LENGTH _INFO \\ \ PHYSICALDRIVE0 The device is not ready.
When I press OK, then it is in French:
The hard disk # 0 is not available or incorrect RAID configuration!

I still presses OK (I do not have much choice) and then present the following window restoration that requires me to validate the language of the operating system to install ... French (Windows Win 7)
and states: The current size of restoration is to: Expert Mode

Again, I click OK and a warning box warns me that: All hard... Read more

Answer:System Restore problem on Satellite C660-115

Hi Den

On this forum all postings are on English. Please be so nice and post it on English so everyone can understand you and try to help or write some comment.
Use option EDIT and exchange certain text with English version please.

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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

1st time forum poster so be gentle please!

My mum has just brought a Toshiba laptop and it's pretty decent to be fair. Taking a quick look at it though i noticed the recovery partition (that comes with most laptops now) is labelled "D:/Data and is 232GB in size. Seems a bit on the large side for me and wondering if it is incorrect?

Have got a screenshot and if someone could confirm either way i'd be most grateful. Can i attach screenshots?

Thanks in advance

Rob

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Answer:Satellite C660-195 - recovery partition labelled "D:/Data" and seems large

Please see the screenshot - http://www.screencast.com/t/X7vLKcNIq

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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Hi,

Can someone please help,

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C660/C660D for my nephew, We have forgotten the administrator password and we don't have password reset disk is there anyway around this.

Thanks

Answer:I forgot my administrator password on Satellite C660/C660

Hi

I assume you are talking about windows system password and not about BIOS password. Right?
It?s not very big problem if you forgotten the System password but if you mean BIOS password then you are in trouble because the BIOS password can be deleted just by an Toshiba ASP technicians?

So I assume you mean Windows password? so start the notebook and press F8
Now you can choose Repair my Computer and then choose HDD recovery.
This would start a HDD recovery procedure which would reinstall the system? during the setup you can set anther admin password.

Of course there are some other methods but as far as I know this requires 3rd party software/tools or Win 7 DVD? so I think the HDD recovery is the fastest solution.

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread - http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=54395

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Hi all.

I have modified the partion of my HDD, now the preistalled Recovery Partion is not available anymore.
I understand that in this way the partion table was modified and so the Recovery Partition cannot be found in order to restore the factory settings or to create a recovery disk.

However, the recovery partition is still on HDD and its contents seem to be correct.

Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
(At the moment, I can use the lapton only by booting it from a"live cd")

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L50-A-1D6: restore the preinstalled Recovery Partition

> Is there a way to make the recovery partition available yet?
As I understand you recovery partition is still available but problem is that recovery installation tool cannot find it anymore. Recovery partition is visible only in case that notebook has original ?factory settings? and originally defined partition structure.

Unfortunately now you will not be able to start recovery image installation.
Have you created recovery media following instructions described in user?s manuals document?

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Hi,

I accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside) and have tried to create my recovery disks using the 'Recovery Disc Creator' but it is telling that it cannot find the recovery partition :(

I tried fishing through the ini files for the recovery disc creator to find where it looks for the partition, but couldnt find anything...

One thing i have noticed is that now it is recovered, it appears as an NTFS fs (i think before it was an Unknown FS type??) and has volume label 'HDDRECOVERY'.

Any ideas as to how i can either:

a) trick the recovery tool into using the recovered partition
b) make the partition look exactly like it did before i deleted it, so i can use the tool as is.

Would really appreciate any help - want to make those recovery disks for my vista ultimate before i go dicking around and whacking backtrack on it :)


ta

frank

Answer:Restore recovery partition on Satellite Pro A200

Hi

> accidently deleted the 5Gb recovery partition on my Sat Pro A200. I have since recovered it (and the data inside)
I wonder how you have restored the deleted partition. Possibly the recovery partition parameters are not the same as before and therefore the 'Recovery Disc Creator' doesn?t work correctly.

Unfortunately, in my opinion you will be not able to trick the recovery tool if the recovery partition cannot be found.
You can only rename the NTFS FS partition. This can be done in the disk management console.
But I don?t think that this will solve this issue.

It seems you will have to reinstall the whole OS again using the Toshiba Recovery CD or the original Microsoft Vista CD

bye

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Hi guys,

I would like to ask you for help :)

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-784 with Windows Vista Home Basic OEM.
I have got this System Restore DVD from Toshiba. If I press F8 during booting I get to this screen where are some options (repair at startup etc.) but I am interesting in "Operating Windows System Restore".
I have two partitions (C:, D:), system partition is C:, :)
So, I would like to ask if I use this "Operating Windows System Restore" there will it format the data at the D: partition as well?

If I press F8 when booting I get to menu, I choose Repair This Computer and after that there are options:

1.) Startup Repair
2.) System Restore
3.) Windows Complete PC Restore
4.) Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
5.) Command Prompt
6.) Windows Operating System Restore

Is there possibility to use one of those function just to reinstal C: partition without loosing data at partition D:?

Thanks for reply :)

Message was edited by: jakoty

Answer:Satellite A100-784: Does System Restore DVD formats partition D

Hi friend,

usually the system restore DVD just formats the C: partition, so if you have two separate partitions, the restore DVD should leave the D: partition untouched.
In your case I would choose point 6. (Operating system restore) which supposedly only restores the OS which means it only touches the C: drive...

Greets

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The C: drive on my wife's A505 is dying and it will no longer boot up. I thought I had created the recovery discs but apparently I did not. I'm trying to clone the two hidden partitions from the drive (only the C: drive has the bad sectors) then restore them to a new drive. After I image the partitions to a new drive, I run the restore by hitting '0'. I have been able to go through the prompts of the recovery but it stops and says partition creation failed.

Has anyone tried anything like this before?

Answer:Satellite A505 - Factory restore from an image of hidden partition?

Hey,

So have you cloned all partitions (the whole drive) to new HDD or just some certain partitions? Usually if you clone everything you should be able to run HDD recovery again from new HDD.

But if your old drive had some defective sectors the HDD recovery could be affected and not working properly anymore.

By the way: Can you boot into Windows now with new HDD?

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Hi all

My Satellite hard disk has *3 partitions* as in picture

In the partition E: there is a hiddn folder named "*hddrecovery*" with a lot of files and a redame file (.html) warns:
*"HDD Recovery Folder*
*Warning!*
*Do not delete or modify these files and folders.*
*Any modifications may damage the HDD Recovery system! "*

Last time that I made the system recovery using the 2 DVDs (created at the first boot), it was also *deleted the "D:" partition with all data files*. I'm very disappointed for lose data :_|
Suggest me _how to make safely the system restore to factory state_ *without affecting the secondary partition and its files*.

Thank you very much.

Answer:Satellite A300 - How to restore the system without loss data partition?

hi,

As i know, restoring factory settings from Hdd image (F8) will remove all data on disk C:. Using recovery disks it will remove all data on local C: and local D : ( creating hdd image folder). If you have some important data move it to external usb device or dvd disks for any case. That's all I can suggest you

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Hi
The user manual says I press F8 during startup, chose windows repair and then complete PC recovery from a hidden partition. Actually I get prompted to restore from backups I already did on the shown partition (Data). I can't find how to restore to factory settings with the hidden partition without the recovery media needed. Any clues?

Answer:Restore Satellite A120 to factory settings from hidden partition?

Hi,

and there was really no media shipped with your computer? Just a recovery on harddisk? So, usually it should work when pressing F8 und you should come over that recovery point. Maybe you should choose the backup?

Would appreciate some feedback
Greets

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Here's My Situation:

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-s5695 Laptop, and I had to put a new Hard drive in it, but not before I Copied the Recovery partition files over to an external Drive.

So I have No recovery discs, and no original Hard Drive.
Because of this, Holding "0" while booting, or F8 options to restore or get into the toshiba recovery utility do not exist any longer.

Is it possible to use Imagex or some other utility to restore the laptop to factory image with the Files that were on the original Recovery paritiion?

I'm currently playing around with imagex commands and the .SWM files,
but if someone knows the exact command line to use or procedure it would be of great help!

Thanks!
-Tom


Below I've the Files I've retained on another Drive that were originally on the recovery parition:

C:.
? !V4_03_11.VRP
? DATA.INI
? DMI.INI
? EDITAF.BAT
? PLANDATA.INI
?
????BIN
? !V1_05.VBR
? !V1_22.VRR
? !V1_24.VRC
? BOOTPRIORITY.EXE
? BOOT_32.EXE
? CHECKMAXPTSIZE.EXE
? CPU.CMD
? CREATEPARTITION.EXE
? CTRLDRVINFO.EXE
? DISKWIPE.EXE
? DMI.EXE
? EBLIB.DLL
? ERRORDIALOG.EXE
? EW3BOOTSEQ.EXE
? GATHER.EXE
? GETHDDINFO.EXE
? GETKEYSTATE.EXE
? GETMODEL32.EXE
? INIFILE.EXE
? INITRECAREA.EXE
? KRAIDAPI.DLL
? KRAIDAPI.INI
? KRAPIV3.DLL
? KRAPIV3.INI
? KRC.EXE
? ... Read more

Answer:Satellite L505D Factory Restore from Recovery Partition Files Manually

>I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-s5695 Laptop, and I had to put a new Hard drive in it, but not before I Copied the Recovery partition files over to an external Drive.
After reading this I must say that this will not work. You cannot simply copy these recovery filed on other HDD and start recovery installation. This will not work.
Either you can start recovery installation following Toshiba procedure how to start HDD recovery installation or you must create recovery DVD and use it for OS installation.

This recovery DVD can be used on every HDD. With other words, you can replace HDD with new one and use DVD for recovery image installation.

Following your logic everyone can make simply files copy and use it on certain notebook. It will not work.
Have you created recovery DVD following Toshiba advice/description about recovery disc creation?

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I dunno know what's going on but I can only use FN + 3/4. It's crazy, 'cause I've got this computer only few weeks...

Answer:Satellite C660 cannot use all the FN key

also interested in this problem
updated windows and fn panel ceased to appear
only works fn +3 fn +4
do not tell that to establish a panel to fn resonant work?

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Hi!

My model is Satellite C660-1LD .
I want to add 4 GB RAM to my laptop.

There is now 4GB RAM DDR3 *(1066MHZ)* on my laptop.
Can I add, or is it better to add 4GB RAM DDR3 to the second slot with *(1333MHZ)*?

And what frequency my computer will work? (1066mhz or 1333mhz).
What better RAM to add( brand, frequency) you think?

Also the RAM I found is Unbuffered, what it means?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite C660-1LD - I want to add 4 GB RAM

> Can I add, or is it better to add 4GB RAM DDR3 to the second slot with *(1333MHZ)*?
This depends on your chipset.
If your chipset supports 1333Mhz then the RAM will work with full performance, otherwise it would be clocked down to 1066Mhz.

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Hi all,

I crashed my MBR against a standard MBR.
Do you have a C660 MBR so that I found the recovery?

Thank you in advance :)

Answer:Satellite C660 - I'm looking for an MBR

> Do you have a C660 MBR so that I found the recovery?
If I understand you right you cannot start HDD recovery installation, right?

Have you created recovery DVD?

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I have the very annoying problem of key lag on my laptop which is a satellite C660 1-f-1 .

I've had the laptop for around 3 months and have tried the keyboard settings on all settings to no avail. I paid ?350 for this laptop and I'm getting increasingly aggravated !

I've read that the problem has cropped up with other models and that removing and then replacing the battery helps.. but I can't keep doing that mid conversation or e-mail !

I keep reading about these update download bios but have no idea what that means . Could somebody please explain in a plain English non-tech speak style please ?? !!

Answer:Key lag on Satellite C660-1F1

Hi Helenuk1963

A BIOS update is something that makes the main brain of the laptop smarter but this does not 100% mean it will fix it the normal fix is to run a recovery of the unit via the HDD by pressing F8 non stop on startup and selecting repair your computer then login and select Toshiba HDD recovery but before you do this make sure you have backed up all your data and created recovery disks via the toshiba recovery media creator in the start menu.

if you do want to run a BIOS update best thing to do is call Toshiba direct who can walk you though it and at least if something goes wrong it will be covered.

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Hello
I am new with this forum, hope i will welcome here

I want value added package for working FN button properly with software

My OS is windows 7 32 bit
Toshiba C660-A041
Part Number : PSC1NV-026019AR

Thanks for help me

dB :)

Answer:Need VAP for Satellite C660

I?ve checked Toshiba support page for available drivers and your notebook model is not supported for Win7 32bit.

Try please to install available VAP for some older supported model.

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Hello all,

Yesterday all of a sudden, the laptop screen went blank. Upon turning it on several times, the screen still doesn't turn on. By connecting the monitor to a external monitor via VGA (my TV), the TV does show up the screen, but has several flickering horizontal lines showing, thus obscuring part of the screen (http://i.imgur.com/83RO8xg.jpg - ignore the windows behind, I was testing the sound - and it works).

I have tried several solutions on the web (like removing the battery and AC cable and pressing the power button, and interchanging the RAM card in the slots), and not surprisingly, nothing worked as I think my problem is not similar. Windows 10 just boots to a blue screen with a sad face and a QR code (I don't even know...), while Linux Mint does boot and gives a message of "running without hardware acceleration". I couldn't get any diagnosis on Linux to check if it's a problem on the graphic card or the motherboard, so I am turning to these forums to check if anyone had any similar problem.

Thank you.

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Hi

I was wondering what CPU's the C660/01m can take. It's an i3 but can it take i5 or i7?
Is there a list of all its technical info?

Thanx

Brian

Answer:Satellite C660/01m What CPU can I use?

Have a look at the other C660 models, if they have an i5 then your model should be able to take the same CPU.

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Question: Satellite C660-23M

My laptop wanted to do 3 updates last night when I shut it down - don't know what updates - but after bout 30mins of doing nothing I turned the power off. It's now npt doing anything!! Power is on & initially got a Boot Menu box with info on but now the HDD/SSD info that was showing has disappeared. I'm a real non tech person so haven't a clue what's happened or how to sort it. Wasn't having any problems at all until the laptop tried to update last night. Can anyone help??

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Question: Satellite C660

My brother has a Satellite C660-1H6 laptop. Unfortunately his HDD went bad.
I installed a new HDD and reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium, which was originally installed on the laptop.
Setup accepted his product key and installation went relatively smooth, only problem is that after installing the drivers, I cannot connect to wireless network.
Laptop uses an Atheros wireless card, model AR9285.
Things I tried, following forum suggestions:
-Allocate a MAC address instead of "Not present" to the wireless adapter.
-Changing various drivers, including the one from Toshiba page and some from the Atheros page.
-I installed ALL the drivers, I don't have any unknown device or exclamation mark in device manager
-Installed ConfigFree, Flash cards support utility, Value Added Package, Wireless LAN indicator (some users select that some of these are needed)
-I ran Windows troubleshooter
-I did a factory default reset in BIOS
-Although I did not change the antennas before, I also tested the wireless with the 2 antenna connectors replaced the other way on the wireless card.

Fn+F8 works, I can enable/disable the wireless. I can see a list of available networks, including mine. When is try to connect, it asks for password. My router is using WPA2-PSK authentication and AES encryption. I type the password, it tries to connect, but I get the following error message:
"Windows was unable to connect to XXX" (I replaced the SSID of my network with XXX)
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my sound recorder dose not work

Answer:Satellite C660 - mic is not working

Please open control panel > sound properties > recording devices.
Is Mic listed and enabled there?

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I'm happy to say i've just purchased a toshi C660 28D.
This one has the Intel i3 core running at 2.4Ghz. Front side bus 1066MHz.
I chose this model because it would display youtube 1080p video without glitching. Now that I have VLC, OpenOffice, Firefox, Gimp, DosBox, Process Explorer and a few other goodies installed I am one happy camper. I even like win7 now that I have found out how to create system restore point.

First impessions are very good except for three issues.
1/ The touch pad with all its multi touch and scrolling ability was so bad I gave up and pulled an old usb mouse out of the attic. The thing kept on "sulking" all the time and would take up to 5 seconds to move.

2/ Diabolically slow USB drive speeds . 1MB/s when connecting thru a 4 port USB 2 hub. An acceptable 20MB/s when connected solo. But here's the kicker, according to the supplied self starting diagnostic routine there are two internal USB port on this system, but only one is connected to the outside world. This connection is made via an internal 8 port hub. This has only two usable ports. I think this means that there is 40MB/s of port bandwidth going to waste here. If anyone comes with a soldering hack to bypass the 8 port hub I'll be sorely tempted to have a go.

3/ This wireless n seems to be a bit of a lame duck. When I first connected we were talking at 45Mbps. Tonight we managed to connect at 58Mbps. My wireless g box alway connected at 56Mbps like it said on the... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660-28D - first impressions

> 1/ The touch pad with all its multi touch and scrolling ability was so bad I gave up and pulled an old usb mouse out of the attic. The thing kept on "sulking" all the time and would take up to 5 seconds to move.

Well, the additional touchpad options and features need getting used to.
But this can be controlled and you can check the available touchpad options in control panel -> mouse -> advanced tab -> advanced settings

> 2/ Diabolically slow USB drive speeds . 1MB/s when connecting thru a 4 port USB 2 hub. An acceptable 20MB/s when connected solo. But here's the kicker, according to the supplied self starting diagnostic routine there are two internal USB port on this system, but only one is connected to the outside world. This connection is made via an internal 8 port hub. This has only two usable ports. I think this means that there is 40MB/s of port bandwidth going to waste here. If anyone comes with a soldering hack to bypass the 8 port hub I'll be sorely tempted to have a go.

Soldering hack??? I think such procedure would damage the mobo?

> 3/ This wireless n seems to be a bit of a lame duck. When I first connected we were talking at 45Mbps. Tonight we managed to connect at 58Mbps. My wireless g box alway connected at 56Mbps like it said on the tin. This is all 2.4Ghz activity. Maybe I should try the 5Gig option on my Netgear DGND3700.

802.11 N works only at 2.4Ghz if the 802.11 A standard is not supported by Wlan card.
Che... Read more

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Hi All,

I have a question about the Satellite C660 which I bought a week ago. Now I notice it uses DDR3 1066Mhz RAM, and with technology updating monthly, I am wondering if I was able to upgrade to DDR3 1333Mhz ?

I've read this model is upgradeable to 8GB RAM but cant find a speed upgrade post anywhere.

Answer:Satellite C660 - RAM Question

At first I must confirm that your Satellite can be upgraded up to 8 GB RAM and it is good decision to upgrade RAM to get more performance.
For upgrade Toshiba offers 4GB RAM with part number PA3677U-1M4G, so you can use two of them. This module is 1066 MHz.

Generally speaking you can use faster modules but that doesn?t mean your notebook will be faster than with 1066 MHz modules. If the FSB of mainboard is 1066 MHz faster modules must slow down and will work on defined ?speed?.

If your car can run with 250 km/h but speed is limited to 120km/h there is no much benefit for you, except maybe high gasoline usage. Do you understand what I mean?

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Hi all,

Just got a new Satellite C660 PSC1LA-00J001 laptop which originally had 2gb ram in the shop but was upgraded with another 2gb to make 4gb (upgraded instore). Have unpacked from box and plugged in all power cords etc., pressed power button and a red light came on. After a little bit another green light came on. After another little while both lights went green. The screen however stayed black. I left it like this for the two and a half hours recommended for set up time but it hasn't done a thing since. I've tried to power off by holding the button down for some seconds but it's still not responding.

Does it sound like this problem is to do with the new ram module that was placed in it? I'm not sure I'm confident enough to have a go at removing it and retesting or not. Should I take it back to the store? Or do you guys have any ideas to try. I don't want to wreck the laptop when I haven't even used it yet. I know a little about computers but am not confident in trouble shooting with my limited knowledge. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite C660 - Is not turning on

Hello

The initial setup can only be done if your notebook starts properly and Windows must be started. If you don?t see something on screen it seems to be a serious hardware malfunction.

Anyway, such things shouldn?t happen on a brand new notebook and in your case I would return the notebook and ask for a replacement model. I?m sure the seller has other C660 models in range so take another one that you can be happy with your new Toshiba computer ;)

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Hi, my laptop, Toshiba Satellite C660-1RR, is experiencing terrible problems. First, the blue screen (BSOD) will appear, and then, the laptop either shuts down or restarts again and again. Then upon shutting down, it only opens after hours later. When it is switched on, it doesn't last for even 5 minutes.

All the drivers have been installed and re-installed but the same problem still exist.

Please help.

Answer:BSOD on Satellite C660-1RR

Hi

There are different reasons for BSOD errors.
The BSOD could appear due to serious software problems or hardware malfunction.

You can check easily if its software or hardware related problem.
Take your Toshiba Recovery disk and set the notebook back to factory settings.
In case this will not solve the BSOD problem, the issue is caused definitely by hardware problems.

Did you notice a higher internal temp?
I had a similar problem with my 6 year old notebook. Because of the dust, the internal memory modules could not be cooled down and this caused BSOD.
I had cleaned the cooling fans and removed the dust using compressed air spray.

This solved by BSOD problem for a while?

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Good day!

my concern is about my Toshiba laptop I bought it 2 months ago in Europe when I reach in Philippines my son keep on playing it suddenly it was turn off and it didn't open anymore.

I go immediately to Toshiba centre at Cagayan de oro city and I found out that it was the keyboard problem but they could not replace it because there are no available keyboards suited for that laptop. How can I fix it?

Model name: TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660-1DG.

Thanks

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite C660-1DG

At first I must say that biggest problem for you is that warranty cannot cover keyboard replacement and you must pay keyboard exchange alone. Notebooks from EMEA (Europe ? Middle East ? Nord Africa) countries have EMEA warranty only so warranty is, unfortunately, not valid.

To be honest I don?t understand why the keyboard must be exchanged if the notebook doesn't start properly.

Anyway, this notebook model has keyboard used on many models so to find new one should not be problem. Best way to order new keyboard is eBay. In last 3 years I?ve ordered several keyboards over eBay. You will not believe me but all of them I ordered from China.

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HI, I got my new Satellite C660-1ME sevral days ago and i installed the most of drivers, but still have problem with two. I still have PCI Simple Communication controoler SM BUS Controller with yallow mark.

All the communication are working well but I don't know what's the simple communication controller appearing in device manager also when pressinf FN + F8 the computer rebpot with blue screen.

Would you please suggest me what to do?

thank you

Answer:Satellite C660-1M - Need some drivers

Hi TronicBrain,

You can identify the devices if you check the vendor and device ID. If you don?t know how to do this check this interesting link:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=78

PCI Simple Communication could be the LAN or WLAN card and SM Bus Controller could the card reader so download the card reader driver.

Check this!!!

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Hi

I have a Satellite C660-173, the laptop was running fine as of yesterday but today I tried to boot the machine and the screen is totally black,I can hear the fan running and then after say 30 secs it turns off.

Have removed the battery and held down the power button for 30 secs and reconnected everything with the same result, does any one know what the issue could be?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-173 is not booting at all

Hi,

you can try to connect on a external screen, If your screen is still black then i think your defice have a defect.?

give me feedback.

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Hello my friend got giving a laptop it was running slow and I think it might of had a virus so I downloaded DBAN and used it to wipe the laptop and reinstalled a new copy on windows 7 64bit

Now I have downloaded and installed the drivers from Toshiba Website but it still wont let me connect to the internet even with an ethernet cable

Can someone help me out here please on what I am doing wrong, Thanks in advance for any help
Computer: toshiba satellite c660 - 1gr

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c660 - 1gr

Hi can you post a screen shot of device manager with the network group expanded

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Hi.

Toshiba Satellite C660-26H - OS Windows XP SP3 - Need drivers :)

I repair cars and many programs still using Windows XP.
I tried to look for these drivers yourself, but unfortunately found nothing.

Thank You

Regards

Answer:Need XP SP3 drivers for my Satellite C660-26H

If you cannot find drivers on Toshiba support page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp - then your notebook is not supported for WXP and you will, probably, not be able to find them.

Please note: all new notebooks are designed for WXP and just some models (mostly business machines) are supported for WXP.

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I buy one satellite C660-2DZ part no PSC1NE-01C004G5 serial no YB210637K and i put WIN 7 32bit.

I try all drivers from this site and no working, If you try to find this model of laptop on this site, not exist in the list.
I try LAN driver for Win7 and after start instal, tell me is ONLY for Win Vista and stop.

Why Toshiba not sell this laptop whit one CD drivers? Why my model of laptop dont exist in the list........for download all drivers

Plz help me !

Answer:Satellite C660-2DZ no drivers

Hi

The drivers for Satellite C660 PSC1NE can be found on the Toshiba European driver page. http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

But I found just the Win 7 64bit drivers.. however it?s not the big problem to get Win 7 32bit drivers? you can use the Win 7 drivers released for the C660 PSC1GE series.
The Toshiba tools like Value Added Package, Flash Card Support Utility should function also on your model.

You should pay attention to some other drivers like display driver. The C660-2DZ supports the Intel? HD Intel? HD Graphics 3000 and Mobile Intel(R) HM65 Express Chipset? both drivers (or just the HM65) could be downloaded from Intel page.

Furthermore the notebook supports Realtek Wlan card and the driver can be found also here
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/

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Hi

I recently purchased a Satellite Pro C660 PSC0MA-01K00V from a online seller with all warranty covered. It came as a usual model would come like but with 6GB RAM. I thought it was a great buy so I bought it.

After it arrived, I looked at the specs on the website and it said the max is 4GB RAM. I dont know what happened. The memory in the machine is 1x 4GB Kingston 1x Samsung (original).

Could you tell me what it is and if I can probaly then even fit 8GB?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 - Upgrade to 8GB RAM possible?

Hi foolman555,

Why you don?t believe the official specifications?

Satellite Pro C660 has Intel GL40 Express Chipset and this chipset is limited to 4GB RAM. That means your notebook supports only 4GB RAM and not more.

But usually 4GB is enough for the most applications and I don?t see a reason that an upgrade to 6GB would be so important ;)

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Hi

Please be gentle I'm new here!

I've bought a new HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the TV, but nothing happens.
The processor its using is Intel64 Family 6 Model 23.
Ehwn I click on the Montior/TV settings it is saying that the 'Montior/TV settings are not supported'.

Any help/suggestions to rectify much apprciated
Roger

Answer:Re: Cannot connect Satellite C660 to TV

Hi

First of all you should connect both devices (TV and notebook) using an proper cable which is supported by TV and notebook.
Then you have to power up the TV and notebook and have to enable the HDMI channel on TV.
Now use the key combination FN +F5 to switch the video output to TV.

Does this work?

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Several times after putting it on sleep, I've come back to find it's turned itself on! I've only noticed this while it's set to sleep never while it's totally shut down/turned off. It's a Satellite C660-1UG (France)


This is my second Toshiba, my last one also a Satellite had the exact same problem!

Answer:My Satellite C660 turns on by itself

Check please BIOS settings and disable options wake-up on LAN or wake-up on keyboard.

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Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for taking a look at my post.
I have Satellite C660-108. I'm thinking of upgrading ram from 3 GB up to 8 GB.
I will be very grateful if someone could answer my questions before I make a purchase.

This is a Ram model. I'm thinking of buying.

Kingston HyperX Plug in and Play DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB SODIMM Memory Module

I wonder if it would fit to my laptop ?

Also I found this on C660-108

Type : Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator HD
memory amount : up to 1,273 MB shared memory with 3 GB system memory installed, and up to 1,696 MB with 4 GB system memory, (with pre-installed 64-bit operating system)
memory type : shared .

If I upgrade ram up to 8 GB would it mean that my graphics system memory will be up to 3,392 MB as well ?

Thank you so much.

Kit

Answer:RAM upgrade up to 8GB on Satellite C660-180

According to Toshiba notebook spec page, the 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB) are definitely possible.
Kingston is a good RAM manufacturer and provide good quality modules.

The RAM modules should support following sepcs:
DDR3 1066MHz (PC3-8500)

The CPU PENTIUM P6100 (2.00GHZ) supports an 1.066MHZ FSB and therefore the PC3-8500 should run at full speed 1066MHz

> f I upgrade ram up to 8 GB would it mean that my graphics system memory will be up to 3,392 MB as well ?
More RAM means a bigger part can be shared with the GPU but this is controlled by graphic card driver automatically.

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Hi

Can someone tell me where I can get the drivers for my Satellite C660-15R?

I have been on the download page and do not know what series this computer is and how to get the correct drivers.

Thanks, Andy.

Answer:Where I can get the drivers for my Satellite C660-15R?

Hi

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU one more time.
You can find your notebook as follow:
Product type > Notebook
Family > Satellite
Product series > Satellite C Series
Model > Satellite C660
Short Model No > PSC0LE

Can you find it?

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Hi!

I have a Toshiba C660-1DN laptop, i've bought it in October. My problem is, that the cooling fan starts in the first 2-3 minutes, and it keeps running, until i shut down the computer.

It is loud, and very annoying.
I have installed all of the drivers, updated the bios to 1.8, changed the cooling method in Windows, changed the CPU frequency in bios to "Always low", but neither helped.

It is interesting that, it has the same noise, if i play an FPS games for hours, and if i write text in Word, or browse the internet... I've bought a coolpad, but it isn't helped too.

The air - which flows out on the left side - is quite cool, but comes out with a large speed. I've used some other laptops, (Acer, Dell, HP) but they flows out warm or even hot air.

_Temperature details (AIDA64)_: (The machine is on a glass table, balanced energy saving mode)
1. CPU / 1. core : 61?C
1. CPU / 2. core : 58?C
PCH : 66?C
IMC: 65?C
GMCH: 27?C
GPU diode: 53?C
TOSHIBA MK2565GSXV : 33 ?C

_Cooling fans:_
CPU : 3093 RPM (103%) ???
GPU : 30%

My question is that, is it normal??
Thanks for the replies! :)

Answer:Satellite C660 noisy fan

> I have installed all of the drivers, updated the bios to 1.8,

It seems that there is a new BIOS version v1.9 for Satellite C660 PSC1JE available on the Toshiba European driver page. You can try to update the BIOS.

Additionally try this settings Power Plane settings:

_1st Proposal:_
Cooling Method: Maxim Performance
Intel Turbo boost Technology: Enable
CPU Frequency mode: Always low

_2nd Proposal:_
Cooling Method: Battery Optimized
Intel Turbo boost Technology: Disable
CPU Frequency mode: Always high

Here you can find the single options:

<Setting Method>
Changes in Operating System:
Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method

Changes in Bios (Power Management):
Intel Turbo boost Technology

Changes in Operating System:
TOSHIBA HW Setup --> CPU Frequency mode

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I have a Satellite C660 laptop that is only a couple of months old and not used too much. I turned it on the other day, but the screen is completely blank. The laptop is making 'bleeping' sounds. One, quite high longish bleep, followed by the same pitch but two bleeps in quick succession. This cylce occurs every 30 seconds or so. It doesn't matter whether it is plugged in or running on the battery, the results are the same. I have also noticed that the machine is not getting that warm. When I had the laptop plugged in earlier I had to leave it for a while to answer the phone. Since it has not been working the laptop has one red light and one green light - none flashing. When I returned after about 10 minutes, both lights had turned to green and the bleeping was the same. I have went through the users manual and have tried the suggestions re: screen contrast, brightness and so on, but nothing is happening. I'm pretty p----d off as the laptop is only a few weeks old as I mentioned earlier.. Any help would be appreciated. PS - it is still under warranty.

Answer:Satellite C660 - No Display

Hello

If your notebook isn?t able to start and makes only some beeping sounds it means that a hardware malfunction was detected. It?s not a software problem so you must contact an authorized service provider and let the guys check your unit for errors.

It?s good that the notebook is still under warranty because such hardware repairs are for free and covered by warranty. So get in contact with your local authorized service provider and ask for help. I?m sure the problem can be clarified with the guys :)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 ... a message appear every time I open it tell me that I have a hard disk problem and in the details it told me that I have a hard disk failure and I must do a backup for my data and I must contact my manufacturer.

Can anyone tell me what that is and what to do?

Answer:HDD failure on Satellite C660

At first make data backup to be sure nothing will be loosed if HDD will crash soon.
Copy all important data on external HDD. It is best and easiest way.

Has your notebook valid warranty? If yes I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for HDD replacement.

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Hi to all,

my sister in-law bought her laptop up to me today because it switches on and goes to the windows logo then all of a sudden theirs a quick glimpse of a blue screen and then it shuts down re-starts and does the same.
i can press the f8 key and i get the boot options, ie recovery mode but it just does the same thing, i then tried a windows DVD in the drive and it boots from the DVD and installs the files but then hangs with just a black screen and the white curser, its not froze at this point i can move the curser around.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do now?
Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Satellite C660 won't start

Can you start OS in safe mode?

I cannot say for sure what the problem can be but maybe you should reinstall OS using HDD recovery option. I hope everything should be OK with ?factory settings?.

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How exactly do you burn a DVD to the laptop? I have a Toshiba Satellite C660.
When I put the DVD into the drive and cick on Windows Media Player, there nothing to click on regarding "burn".

Answer:Burning a DVD to Satellite C660

>How exactly do you burn a DVD to the laptop?
I have installed Nero burning application and but my DVDs. I can burn data DVDs or movie DVDs. What kind of DVDs do you want to burn?
>When I put the DVD into the drive and cick on Windows Media Player, there nothing to click on regarding "burn".
I?m confused now. Why Windows Media Player? You need some good butning application that you can use to burn CDs or DVDs.

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I wish to connect C660-119 laptop to TV but there appears not to be a HDMI port.
Can you advise alternative solution ?

Answer:How to connect my Satellite C660-119 to TV

It is a bit complicated due to missing HDMI port. According notebook specification your notebook has RGB port only and it can be used if you want to connect external display. This port sends video signal only.

You can use this port to send picture to the TV too. I don?t know which TV do you have and which ports has your TV but for sound you need separate audio cable.
It a bit complicated.

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Hi

I have a problem.
After updating the BIOS to the latest version of the laptop can not boot from the drive usb.
In the boot menu, this option is present, but can not boot.

Sorry. Google translate.

Answer:Satellite C660 will not boot from USB

Sorry but we don?t know what is saved on your USB stick and what you want to do exactly.

Enter BIOS and set it to default settings, restart notebook and press F12 at start up. In boot menu choose USB device and press ENTER.

What happen when you do this?

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hi all

hope someone can help me with this.

I'm trying to put a new hard drive in a C660 but cannot get to the 'boot from cd' option no matter what i do.

If i press F2 i get the windows boot manager with one option.
Windows 7

If i go to F8 i get Advanced boot options.
Safe mode ect. No CD option

F12 takes me to Windows error recovery with 2 options
Launch setup repair ( recommended )
Start windows normally

Also tried 0 on powerup, that just gives F2 and F12 options.

Can anyone tell me how to get to boot from the cd?

many thanks

Answer:Satellite C660 -cannot boot from ODD

Hi.

Try to get hold of an external cd drive and set your bios to start from usb device or usb cd rom. You can also copy your installation disc to a bootable flash drive.

Hope it helps.

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Hello!
I bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop C660-1CH and please tell me where I can download and its drivers needed. 2 days I struggle to find this type of laptop drivers for Windows XP SP2 but I have not found anything! *Please help!*

My laptop configuration :
Processor
Intel ? Core processor i3Tehnologie: 32 nmModel Processor: Processor 380MFrecventa: 2530 MHzCache: 3072 KB Processor Manufacturer: Intel
Display
Resolution: 1366 x 768Diagonala: 15.6 inch display Special features: TruBriteTehnologie HD Display LCD LED
Memory
Memory: 3 GBTip DDR3 Memory Limit: 8 GBNr slots / slots occupied: 2/2Frecventa: 1066 MHz
Hard Disk
Hard Disk Capacity: 320 GB Rotational Speed??: 5400 rpmTip Hard Disk: SATA
Video Card
Video Memory: 512 MBTip Video Memory: Dedicated Series: Radeon Mobility video chipset Manufacturer: ATIModel: HD 5470

Multimedia
Units read / write DVD RW Audio: Speakers stereoCititor Card: Yes
Web Camera: Yes
Ports
VGA: 1RJ-45: 1 Audio: 1Microfon: 1USB 2.0:2
Communications
Network: 10/100Bluetooth: DaWireless 802.11 b / g / n
Food
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery Life: Up to 4 hours 30 min
Other
Weight: 2.3 KgDimensiuni (W x D x H): 380.5 x 254 x 28 - 35.6 mm Numerical Keyboard: Yes
Color: Black
Software
Operating system: Windows XP SP2



P.S :Sorry if I posted right place

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite C660-1CH

Hello

Visit please Toshiba download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

There you will find WXP drivers for your Satellite C660 (PSC1JE).

If you need more help you are welcome.

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Yesterday we purchased a Satellite C660 with Windows 7 64bit installed. Worked just fine but today the laptop does not start up again. Updates were installed but after pressing the power button the light of the hdd turns on for a few seconds, the vents work for two seconds and then ... nothing !

Please help !

Answer:Satellite C660 does not start up

You cannot start notebook at all?
Can you enter BIOS settings with F2 at start up?

Which updates have you installed?

If nothing works you have only one choice: either bring it back to your local dealer and ask for replacement or contact Toshiba service provider directly. They can check hardware and help you with this.

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My friends nephew has a C660 which when you switch on shows the Toshiba splash screen with a panel at the bottom showing the following "Press F2 for start up,Press F12 for boot options menu. How can you set it to be able to boot up directly from the HDD without having to press F12 and selecting the Hard disc option?

Answer:Satellite C660-17J won't boot

If everything is OK you must not do this and notebook starts automatically. Enter BIOS settings, set it to default settings and try to start notebook again.
Is original OS preinstalled on this machine? I mean OS version that you got with it (WIN7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM).

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I bought a new Satellite C660 the problem is I cant type @ by pressing SHIFT+2 I get this sign by pressing SHIFT+" why is this interchanged like this?

please help how to fix this. please help ASAP

Answer:Satellite C660 - Can't get @ sign

Hey,

Properly the keyboard layout and Windows language settings are different.

You should check the keyboard layout in Windows > Control Panel. There you can change this.

Last but not least the [email protected]? sign you can get if you press ?ALT-GR? + ?2?.

Check this!!!

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Hello,

My C660 needs a new hard drive. It came with Windows 7 home premium pre-installed and I would like to return to that.

If I go to Microsoft to download windows 7 with my product key, it gives an error. I contacted MS support. I don't quite remember what they said but they couldn't help, possibly because it was a manufacturer installed version?

So If I get a new hard drive, how can I return to my previous OS, Windows 7 Home Premium?


Help please?

Answer:Satellite C660 needs new HDD - Windows 7

You can have previous OS (recovery image) if you install it using recovery media (DVD or USB).
I presume you didn’t create this recovery media in the past, right?

If you still can use your notebook and preinstalled OS try please to create this media using preinstalled recovery media utility. More about that you can read in user’s manuals document.

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Basically, my Satellite C660-2QN battery wore out the other day (1 month out of warranty, typical!).
I checked out Toshiba's replacements and decided to see if I could get a cheaper one.

I found on Amazon a replacement battery advertised as being for all Satellite C660S, it basically arrived today and I first noted that it said on the back it was modelled for Satellite Pro.

When I tried to fit it into my laptop, it was too large, though my mother, who insists it is correct, forced it in. It went fine for a while until the battery needed charging, at which point I plugged it in.

However, the battery doesn't charge, or if it does, very slowly. It's gone from 6% to 12% in around one-and-a-half hours. So I pose the question, does a Satellite Pro battery fit a regular Satellite C660?

If not, I'll keep using my old one as a placeholder and stay on AC power when it's in use.

Regards,
Ryan.

Answer:Satellite C660-2QN and new battery

>Satellite Pro battery fit a regular Satellite C660?

Satellite Pro C660-1KR PSC0ME supports 6 cell PA3817U-1BRS 10.8V 4200mAh size in mm: 206.8 x 45.1 x20

You Satellite C660-2QN supports the same kind of battery (model: PA3817U-1BRS ).

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Hi.

I just wonder to upgrade CPU on my laptop to get some perfomance.
I have done upgrade RAM to 8 gb and 64bit Win7.
Now processor is i3-370M (3M cache, 2.40 GHz).

I'm pretty sure I can upgrade to i3-390M Processor (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz), but it will be IMO pointless.
There is same Cache and just a bit faster clock of CPU:
http://ark.intel.com/pl/compare/52955,49020

I need someone to aswer for question: may I fit to this laptop any i5 or i7 without trouble with compability with motherboard?

Sorry for my poor english, but I think You'll get point of my case.
I'm not looking to play games but need more power for editing hd videos when I'm outside my home desktop

Regards
Tomasz Kowalski

Answer:CPU upgrade on Satellite Pro C660-219

>I need someone to answer for question: may I fit to this laptop any i5 or i7 without trouble with compability with motherboard?
You have to know that CPUs upgrades are not supported by any notebook manufacturer. This means that nobody can say if an CPU would be fully compatible and would not cause any troubles. Such upgrades are own risk.

You could read this Toshiba statement regarding upgrades.
[Is it possible to upgrade the CPU or GPU of a Toshiba Notebook?|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm]

The point is that even the chipset which is part of the motherboard would support the new CPU, the BIOS could not be fully compatible and the combination of BIOS and new CPU could cause new troubles.

The unit seems to support the INTEL HM55 chipset and from my knowledge the Toshiba Satellite C660/C665/Pro C660 Series is based on a Dual Core/Quad Core Processor ( *Intel Arrandale* processors)

So if you want to search for a compatible CPU, you should check the CPUs belonging to the Intel Arrandale processors family.

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Hello everybody.
I have a laptop (model in title) that is running into a strange issue. It has happened two days ago: I was trying to turn it on and while I were onto win7 login screen, it suddenly turn off. Apart that fact, that of course is not related to what I'm asking here, when I tried to turn it on again, a white-blinking-dash appears into top-left corner of the screen.

First thing I had in mind: no bootable HDD; basically an error into MBR o something like this?

My first try was to access recovery partition (by pressing F8) but nothing happens. So I've tried also with every possible F{1,2,3,...,12} key but without success. Strange, I've never formatted my laptop, toshiba didn't mount a recovery partition for that model?
Ok, nevermind, as I'm an IT guy and I'm quite skilled, my second try was to create a bootable USB stick with some tool (like partition manager, gparted and so on...) and to boot the utility from there just to check and fix errors (if there are).

With my big surprise, this laptop seems not to be able to boot from USB!

What I've tried:

- Create a stick either with MBR for BIOS and UEFI (FAT32, NTFS)
- Create a stick either with GPT for UEFI (FAT32, NTFS)
- Switch BOOT order in BIOS
- Pressed F12 to select manually USB to boot
- Check for safe mode (that BIOS [1.40] seems not to have that possibility)
- Change to CMS (that BIOS seems not to have that possibility)

So I'm stuck here, wondering why this laptop can't make a normal boo... Read more

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Hello, I have a problem.

I own laptop Toshiba Satellite C660, i bought it two and a half years ago, but i didn't extend my warranty.

Unfortunately, six months after my warranty expires, my HDD failed. One day it started doing weird sounds and computer was not able to start. I find out that my HDD is broken and I need new one.

So I ordered a new one, put it into my laptop, installed Windows 7 on it (I am a student and my university give us Windows free). But there is this problem:

My laptop's resolution can be changed only to two possible options: 800x600 and 1024x768. I don't remember what resolution I had before, but I am 100% sure that it was better and, what is more important, it was 16:9, not 4:3.

Another problem is that my function key (Fn) do not respond. So I am not able to turn my WiFi or Bluetooth on, or make my laptop hibernate.

Can you help me? What should I do?

Thank you very much.

Answer:HDD Failure on Satellite C660

Hi

At first please be so nice and post exact model number of your notebook (C660-xxx). I don't know if your notebook was delivered with preinstalled OS but if yes I?m really wondering you don't have installed original recovery image.

Anyway, after clean OS installation you must install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities.
Please post model number as soon as possible and e can check Toshiba download page and help you with drivers, tools and utilities installation.

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When I put a DVD or CD in my laptop it?s not reading the discs. I?ve checked the driver and it says its working properly.
I don't know what else to do.

Answer:Re: ODD is not working Satellite C660

Which OS do you use? Is this original OS version that you got with your notebook?
Is ODD properly listed and recognized in device manager and Windows explorer?

Have you tested functionality using original DVD movies or CDs?

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Hello people,

My laptop Toshiba Satellite *c660-1uj* won't start up.

It does nothing when I press the powerbutton.
When I plug in the poweradapter I hear a clicking sound this is with or without the battery and I also see the battery light(led) flashing green.

I think it got something to do with my motherboard but i'm not sure.

I would like to be sure before I buy a new one.
Does anyone know where the problem comes from and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,


Sjoerd

Answer:My Satellite C660-1UJ won't start up

> I think it got something to do with my motherboard but i'm not sure.
Yes, I think this problem could be related to motherboard problems.
But this would be the worst case since new motherboard is very expensive part? I gues warranty isn't valid?

But why you don?t test the memory modules? Faulty RAM can prevent the notebook from booting and powering ON. RAM module replacement is not very difficult.

Of course you would need to purchase new modules just for the check? but maybe you could visit some notebook/computer technicians? downtown who could test the unit with new RAM modules.
In such case you would not need to purchase the parts just for testing purposes.

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I have a Toshiba satellite c660-155 PSCOQE, I just reinstalled windows 7 from a generic disk and i have lost the function (fn) keys functionality (I can no longer hold down fn and press a key to change brightness ect) what to i need to install to regain this??

Answer:Satellite C660-155 - cannot use FN keys

You need to install TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility and then Toshiba value added package.

By the way: if you want to use own OS installation you need to install many other drivers, tools and utilities that should be installed in right installation order.
If you need some assistance with it let us know.

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Hi guys ive had my laptop a few years now and it used to be fast and reliable a great laptop and all of a sudden it's just gone really slow it almost says not responding on anything I click and isn't the same as it used to be I've tried reinstalling windows but it does nothing it's like it's not responding sometimes and is very laggy any advice is welcomed

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I just bought a Satellite C660-108 and the fun keeps running all the time. Is it normal?

Answer:Satellite C660-108 - Fan keeps running

Hi Judith_2,

If your notebook is in idle-mode it isn?t normal that the fan is always running. Normally it should start/stop as on other models.
But if you run some background applications like Internet Browser, Antivirus, etc. it might be normal because the CPU causes a lot of heat and it must be cooled to protect it from hardware damages.

Anyway, you can try to change the cooling method in Windows Power Management. You can choose between ?Maximum Performance? and ?Battery Optimized?. If you want to reduce it, change the latter value.
I can confirm there is really a difference between the cooling methods and Battery Optimized is much quieter.

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I am using Satellite C660-1TE


with part No. PSC1NE -008007AR


and i want to download all my drivers and i don't know how and where to get it, can someone help me please?

Answer:Re: I want drivers for my Satellite C660-1TE

Drivers for supported operating systems you can find on Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Can you find them?

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Hi lads, I just want to ask some experienced peep. What is maximum ram I can fit in my Satellite c660? As much I google around its says 8gb (1066 MHz). But I`m looking on DDR3 16gb 1600MHz. What do we think?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMXS16GX3M2A1600C10-Vengeance-Performance-So-Dimm/dp/B0076W9Q5A/ref=sr_1_26?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1350659763&sr= 1-26
or play it safe and pick up
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006EWUOL8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Message was edited by: kri.ws


Another question : What is So-Dimm?

Message was edited by: kri.ws

Answer:RAM upgrade for Satellite C660

> What is maximum ram I can fit in my Satellite c660?
Can you please post exact model number (C660-xxx)?

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Hi All,

I bought a Toshiba Satellite C660 2R3 5days ago.

The laptop has core i5 2.4 GHz and 6GB of DDR3 Memory.
However i am very disappointed with its performance.

I run CPU ID/CPU-Z and it turned out that the laptop is throttling down to 978 MHz Core Speed at 99 MHz Bus Speed.
I checked the Bios setting with the intention of switching throttling off.
But was surprised to see there is no such option to do so.
You only have Constant LOW and Auto something.

WHY TOSHIBA???? WHY??????
Its like buying a Ferrari but you can only drive it at 50 miles per hour?

Does anyone know of a work around this? I would really appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-2R3 CPU Throttling to 978 Mhz?

Hi

You are right. The notebook seems to support the Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M processor with the Intel Enhanced Speed Step Technology.

Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency, which can result in decreased average power consumption and decreased average heat production. This is the reason why the CPU does not run always at highest level but this speed depends on notebook usage and this will be adjusted automatically by the system

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Hi.

In specification I can read that this model can be connected to the TV so I bought on eBay Scart to 15Pin S-VGA RGB Male HD TV LCD cable lead [http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280653117637&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWNX:IT] .

When I plug the cable in (laptop is swiched off) then I'm not able to switch my Toshiba on.
I tryied to plug in the cable with laptop runing but can't figure out how to set it up.

Any suggestions?

Thx.

Answer:Satellite C660-15R - How to connect TV

Hi MusicInMe,

If you have connected the cable to your notebook and TV, press FN+F5 key combination as mentioned in your user manual to switch between monitors. You can choose between internal monitor, external monitor or both (clone display).

But I would recommend choosing the correct TV input channel first before you press FN+F5 key combination that notebook can detect the external monitor properly.

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Hi,

I've been the owner of a Toshiba Satellite C660 for approximately five days, and I'm already experiencing severe keyboard lag. Like users of the L270 model, and other posters on this forum, the keyboard has dramatically slowed down and letters are being omitted, slowing down the typing process.

I've tried to update my BIOS, as numerous posters have suggested, but my BIOS is bang up to date.

I haven't tried removing the battery or anything like that. Frankly if I have to do that to get my keyboard working properly the computer is going straight back and I'm demanding a refund.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Several keyboard lag

Hey,

I never saw any L270 users here... As far as I know there is no such a notebook model?

Anyway, that?s really strange and I never heard about such a problem on Satellite C660. In my opinion everything what you can do is updating the BIOS and using preinstalled Windows version. If you can still notice the same behavior, ask the seller for a replacement model.

I agree with new: This shouldn?t happen on a five day old notebook.

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Hi

As my username suggests, I'm not very good with these things. I bought the c660 about a month ago and I cannot believe how slow it is, it takes forever to open a document and the internet takes absolutely ages to open even the home page.

I have tried disabling add ons and I have only stored one excel sheet and about 20 pics on the computer its self so I can't understand why it is like this, to be honest it was like this from day one!

Please can someone tell me what I can do to rectify the problem?
Many thanks :)

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 new but very slow

Hello

In this forum you can find many identical threads. Please check http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=63322
If you have more questions let me know.

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My daughter's laptop keeps freezing; I have used the internal `Repair' to set it back to the factory settings, but it is still the same. I have been told that it is a common symptom of a faulty hard drive, for which I was quoted approx £170.00 to replace and install the operating system. I am not a computer technician, but as I was a tv engineer, so feel that fitting a new HDD is within my capabilities, and as a replacement HDD from Toshiba is £80, this seems the logical thing to do; however before I buy a new HDD, can anyone tell me if it is correct that the freezing may be the result of it failing? I would just like the opinion of other people with computer knowledge before I spend my money, and I will not blame anyone if I choose to follow their advice and it doesn't cure the problem.
Any advice would be very welcome.
David

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 - 1ux HDD

FReeezing PC

Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans
PSU voltages (not applicable to laptops)
Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off (does it freeze when running on battery only?)
faulty memory stick try memtest click here virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use
driver conflicts especially graphics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment.

You can run a check on the drive. In explorer right click the drive select properties - Tools tab - check drive.
It may also freeze if there are a lot of windows open at the same time and cpu is at 100%
Or if there is not much spare space on the drive.
Model of toshiba laptop? Most hard drives ae easy to change as located under a cover on the base , some are harder to get at as may be under the keyboard. We can probably find a Youtube video or strip down instruction easy enough.
If it really is the drive then you an image the whole drive to an external drive using the free Macrium reflect make the rescue media from the same program - fit a new drive and restore the image to the new drive.
5.

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Hi,
I need install Solidworks 2011 on my Satellite C660-226, the installation seem normal but i cannot run the software. The first windows is opened and after nothing !!!!

Similar problem with CatalystEX, normal installation ( ?) but the software stop with error's message." Memory can be defective"
I use Windows 7 pro.

Help !!!!!!

Answer:Cannot run Solidworks on Satellite C660-226

Hi

I think this 3D software needs some graphic memory.

The INTEL HM55 graphic card should be ok for such purposes and the 3D Graphic Accelerator is supported too.

I think you should update the graphic card driver? maybe you can use the latest one from the Intel page.

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I was watching a film on my Toshiba Satellite C660-17E and all of a sudden the computer powered off as it gone in to hibernate mode, so I plugged the power. I could see two lights in front of the laptop one from the ac power and the other to indicate the computer was on.

So I tried to re-start the computer I could hear it powering but nothing on the screen, so I i thought my LCD screen was gone, so I tried again switching off, unplugging, removing the battery, and putting the battery and the ac power back just to notice that the ac power now is not working because the power indicator light is no more coming on, only the green indicating that the computer should be on but there is nothing on the screen.

1) so now I will list what is happening when I try to switch on.

when I press the power button - I can here noise as if want to power up but nothing on screen for a couple minutes the I here some activity but with very low noise.

2) ac power not working anymore when plugged to the lap top.

the green light to indicate the laptop is on is working as the battery still have some power but I know when the battery go flat I will have nothing

so all I have is one green light a bit of noise for a couple minutes and the fan works , no BIOs, no windows, no battery charging,

so I don't know if is the LCD, MOTHER BOARD or else


can some body help please

Answer:Satellite C660-17E just died on me

Hi

I don?t think its an display issue? but you can connect an external monitor to the notebook just to be 100% sure that its not a internal display issue?.

But from my point of view your motherboard or an part on motherboard (CPU/GPU) is faulty.
What to say? its time for an professional help?
I recommend asking an Toshiba ASP for an hardware check?

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Hello,
I am going to download this new Windows 8 Preview..
Will it accept the drivers for my laptop??
My laptop is TOSHIBA

*MODEL NAME*: SATELLITE C660 - 1M0
*PART NO.* PSC1GE - 029002AR
*SERIAL NO.* 6B206893K

Answer:Windows 8 on Satellite C660-1M0

Untl now I didn?t make some experiments with Win8 but I think there should not be problem if you use Win7 drivers.

Create recovery DVD and make test with Win8. If you don?t like it or you will see that there are problems with drivers, tools or utilities installation you can install recovery image again using created recovery DVD.

I think you are the first one with Win8 and it will be nice if you can make short report about all this. It will be interesting to read your experience about it.

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Hello.
I have a satellite-C660-10H and bluetooth does not work. I downloaded the Bluetooth-stack of this website. But that does not work.
Any advice?
Thanks

Answer:Bluetooth in Satellite C660-10H

Are you sure your notebook has BT inside?

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Hi,

i need a recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF. HDD crashed.
Win 7 product key is available.
Who can help? maybe .iso download?

thanks

Answer:Need recovery DVD for Satellite C660-2FF

Recovery image cannot be downloaded and if you need original recovery disc you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi, Toshiba Satellite C660 users

I want to buy this model and know it's all specifications. I have just a question about fan noise. is it noisy one? Thanks to all replies in advance

Answer:Fan noise on Satellite C660-115

Dear, moderator. Please, remove this thread as i have already bought it :) It's nice laptop for office works, Internet surfing and fan isn't noisy as a500-1dn' one. Worthy to buy it!

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hello everyone,

i am new here and dont know how to make a post at the site so i am writing here!

i have a toshiba satellite c660-1fv and just made a format at the laptop
i install all drivers except th webcams because i cant i try a lot of time a lot of webcams drivers for my model but nothing,
it tell me not webcam detected, i check at the device manager and there is not the cameras one

please help

Answer:Satellite C660-1fv - no webcam

Originally Posted by klausikuka18


hello everyone, i am new here and dont know how to make a post at the site so i am writing here!
i have a toshiba satellite c660-1fv and just made a format at the laptop i install all drivers except th webcams because i cant i try a lot of time a lot of webcams drivers for my model but nothing,iit tell me not webcam detected, i check at the device manager and there is not the cameras one please help



If you go to this page https://forum.toshiba.eu/forumdispla...llite-C-Series there is a link at the top to "post new thread", this will allow you to post your own threads.

Clearly your webcam has not been detected, is there any chance that the wires from the webcam are damaged? was the laptop screen replaced?

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I bought two 4GB PC3- 10600 1333MHz CL9 for my Satellite C660-1cl.I put them in and when windows trying to load laptop just shuts down.

Any suggestion?

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C660-1CL

i presume there is compatibility problem. Many people have reported about similar issues. RAM must be upgraded with high quality and 100% compatible parts.
According notebook specification your notebook model can be upgraded up to 8GB and compatible 4GB modules have part number PA3677U-1M4G (DDR3-1066).

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My laptop specs :
Processor type : Intel? Pentium? Processor T4500
clock speed : 2.30 GHz
Front Side Bus : 800 MHz
2nd level cache : 1 MB
Operating system
No Operating System pre-installed

Design Color color : Black finish with textured pattern and black keyboard
System memory standard : 2,048 MB
maximum expandability : 4,096 MB
technology : DDR3 RAM (800 MHz)

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I'm confused , can't find any DDR3 800hz anywhere ... and I'm using a 64bit windows 7 .. i recognize other C660 series laptops can upgrade to 8gb but only with 64bit systems ..

is the ram bus only limited by the processor bus ?
is it possible that i can add up to 8 GB and info on the site not fully explained since this laptop doesn't come with any OS ..

last . since i can't find 800hz ddr3 memories ... does it matters if i added different bus memories but both run on a lower bus ??

I'm waiting for your kind reply thanks .

Answer:Upgrading RAM on my Satellite C660-15G

have a look on http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/SUPPORT_PORTAL/
enter your serial and under optional extras it should tell you on there if not a uk model have a look on your countrys website

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hello forum vistior,

laptop; toshiba c660-1dz
i have a problem regarding trying to boot from usb on my laptop i have been searching for a combined 6 hours over the past 2 days to try and solve an issue im having now all that i need to do is boot from usb but there is no such option when i go to boot menu or if i go from setup ->boot (f2 on starting screen). i dont know where to find boot setting or boot preferances etc.i dont wanna mess anything up therefore im yet to explore via trial and error because i dont want to end up in a bigger problem. Technical help much required and appricated. many thanks.

distressed owner of a currently not working toshiba

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My Satellite C660-1LD keeps restarting by itself. Does anyone know how to stop this?

Answer:My Satellite C660-1LD keeps restarting by itself

Hi

What happen exactly? Can you please explain what happen but more detailed.

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My Satellite C660-26Z laptop has not got a HDMI port socket,
so how can I connect a cable from laptop to use my TV screen.

Maybe, I need to use the external monitor port ( VGA ) socket on my laptop with a special connection cable ? Please let me know, Thanks, Terry.

Answer:How to connect Satellite C660-26Z to TV?

Hi

This depends on the available TV ports.
Check the ports that are supported by TV. Recommend also reading the TV user manual to get more info about available ports.

Fact is that notebook supports just an RGB (VGA) out port. No HDMI or no DVI port is available. So you can use just an VGA cable?
Now the question is what port can be used in connection with VGA cable.

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HELP GUYS!!
i have tried everything that i am able to think but no sound come out of my laptop.
i installed drivers from toshiba site.
i tried some other drivers but nothing!!
please help me!!

Answer:No audio on Satellite C660-1CC

Hi Jim

When you try to get some help here please be so nice and offer more info about your machine. Please tell us which OS do you use.
Tell us something about preinstalled OS. Is it original OS version that you got with your machine or your own installation.
Since when you have noticed this audio issue?
Have you checked sound card status in device manager? Is sound card enabled properly?
Have you tried to test functionality using headphones or headset?

You know it is not easy to say much without some basic information.

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