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

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

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

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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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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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The blue keys have different foreign, scientific and monetary symbols etc. I tried everything and can't access them.

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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I own an old Toshiba A10 notebook. I don't use it because of the very noisy fan. I would like to completely deactivate the fan(s). That will enable me to use the notebook on lower cpu clock speed. I full well know that the fan(s) are important for the cooling of the cpu and harddisk. However, I am not seeking advice or recomendations on how to limit or reduce the fan noise. To be clear, I want completely to deactivate the fan(s) irrespective of the consequences that it may have to the notebook or any of its parts. Is it possible somehow to deactivate the fan(s) without opening the notebook and physically remove the fan(s)...?

Best to all

Answer:How to deactivate fan completely - Satellite A10

As far as I'm aware the fans inside laptops are temperature controlled and cannot be disabled by software.
The only real way to really stop a fan work is to physically open the laptop and unplug the power lead inside.

Richard S.

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Hi friends,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1HM. In this model the battery cannot be removed. I would like to know if I can deactivate the battery to preserve the life of it.

Please help me with this question. It's important for me :)

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How can I deactivate the battery on my Satellite L50-B-1HM?

Hi Marta

Unfortunately such option is not available and you cannot do this. to be honest I understand you but can you imagine you have some important work on your machine and suddenly power is off for some reason (battery deactivated). In this case you could lose your work.

In such case battery is some kind of power ?backup?.
Other thing is that batteries used on notebooks today are not the same that we had 15 years before.
Don't think about it and have a fun with your machine. ;)

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I need a solution, how I can deactivate the touchpad? Becouse it is annoying while I am gaming and my thumb comes inadvertently on the touchpad =(

It doesent matter if I deactivate it by sytemsettings or with an extra program..

Thanks for your help and support =)

Answer:Satellite A - How can I deactivate the touchpad?


Have you checked the user manual?

There you can find the explanation of the FN keys and with FN+F9 you can disable or enable the touchpad. :)
So it?s not necessary to install an additional program.


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I want to deactivate my webcam so that all users don't can use it.
What is the easiest way to do it?

I have a notebook Satellite L550-129.

Answer:How to deactivate webcam on Satellite L550-129

If you don?t use webcam simply disable it in device manager or remove webcam software.

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is it possible to deactivate the Hotkey Bar of Satellite A100-02B (Click here: [])?


Answer:Is it possible to deactivate the FlashCards on Satellite A100-02B

You are speaking about the Vista FlashCards?. ;)

Yes? surely you can disable this tool.

I can disable this on my other Satellite A series in the FlashCard settings:

Go to:

*Programs ? Toshiba - Utilities ? Toshiba FlashCard settings*

There you should mark the option called ?disable the Toshiba FlashCards?


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Before my holiday I have activated the boot password in the Bios. Now I want to turn this off, but this doesn't work. Within the Bios I can go to the security tab, but I can't change the settings with the F5/F6 or space key. A bleep is all I get. By entering on the item I'm asked to set a new password.

Does anybody knows how the deactivate the password for a Satellite M30? Please note that I haven't forgotten my password, I can still start the machine.



Ps On this forum I don't see any subject titles, only the authors name. Is still normal? It's very unpractical this way, but maybe it's related to my pc.

Answer:Satellite M30: How deactivate the BIOS boot password?


I have found a step by step explanation to clear a BIOS password:

"Power up the computer from an "off" state with the ESC key depressed. The unit will prompt "Password = ".

Enter the correct password, then press ENTER. Unit will display: "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key."

Press the F1 key. This will start the unit in the BIOS setup mode.

Using the arrow or tab keys, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.

Press the SPACEBAR, enter the correct password, then press ENTER. At this time, the password field will change to NOT REGISTERED."

Hope this will help you.

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First of all I have a little bit silly question: Does my Satellite A100-547 has a built-in Microphone? If it has one - how can I deactivate it and use the external microphone of my headset?

If I want to talk to others in Teamspeak, the others can hear something even if the microphone of the headset isn't plugged in.
So I guess, there must be an built-in Micro ;-P

Answer:How to deactivate built-in microphone on Satellite A100?


Internal microphone on this unit is not available. You can use external mic only.

End of the story.

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Hi !
Everytime if i start my Satellite R630 12G notebook i have to deactivate the "Wireless communication" (blinks orange when its turned on).

How to set it "OFF" as default ?

Answer:Satellite R630-12G - How to deactivate wireless communication?


I?m not Satellite R630 owner and I always use internal WLAN card but you should look in BIOS. Depending on the BIOS/mainboard you can disable WLAN.
Check this!!!

Alternative you can disable the internal WLAN card in device manager of Windows.

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Somehow I've managed swap the function off '@' key with ' " ' key, can anyone explain how to reverse this issue please?


Answer:Satellite A - Swap the function of @ key


Probably you have changed the keyboard layout in Windows?
Check the keyboard layout and reset it correct input language that is depending on your keyboard.

Here are similar threads about keyboard input language:

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I have had this problem for a while, and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions to fix this.

I have a more or less working Satellite Pro 4270 (4200 Series) laptop, with XP on it.

The USB does not work. I do not know why it does not work. I have tried replacing the USB module on the motherboard that has not worked. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version, not worked. Deleted and reinstalled the drivers in XP, not worked. I am out of ideas.

IrDA works fine.

Some suggestions please. Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro 4270 - USB does not function


Have I understood right, have you been soldering the USB module out from the mobo and then soldering another module in?

Or, what have you done with the USB module, replacing it? Sorry, I do not remember exactly how the USB module was connected to my SP4270 mobo seen last some half a year ago ... If soldering, I wouldn't wonder the problem ... but if not, maybe there is some solution ...

Best regards,

Pete V.

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I've got a Satellite L25-S1215. I can't get the Function key to unlock. Tried using the utilities, but no option to disable the FN keys (I'll never use them). Initially, laptop boots up and I'm able to log in to windows, but there after, the function key turns itself on and won't shut off.

I had a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, but have uninstalled the keyboard for troubleshooting, didn't fix it. I've searched the forums, and found nothing.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance :)

Answer:Function Key Stuck on - Satellite L25

On my M20, you can lock/unlock the FN key with FN+F10 or FN+F11 for the numpad only, try it

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Hello, At the begin i sorry for my poor English :P

My L10-119 laptop have about 3 year. I don't have any problem with it as far i remember. Today after 20 min of working i turn it off and everything was OK... until i want turn on it again.
When i press Power button laptop doesn't start. HDD led is lighting 0,5-1 sec and tun off. I think hdd don't work but i not sure, screen is black, Cpu fan is working, cdrom and Usb ports have power. Power led is off. Power LED is off even when power is connected.

I don't have any ideas what i can do with it ;(
Please help,


Answer:Satellite L10-119 does not function properly


that sounds like a hardware problem. I mean if you didn?t install anything or if no one poured (for example) some liquids over the machine then the mainboard could be defective.

The problem is that the machine is probably out of warranty and you will have to pay for a repair. But if you anyway would like to keep the machine for a longer time then check the following link and contact a ASP (Authorized Service Partner) for a hardwarecheckup or repair:

Sorry mate, but I think your machine is gone to heaven. :(

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I have Satellite L40 - 139 PSL40E laptop, I was using windows Vista. When i was use Vista, i could use "FN" key for sound or others but then i setuped the Windos7 but now i cant use "FN" key for sound, becauze i cant find acessibility driver for Windows 7 that according to my laptop model.

what can i do ? how can i find ?


Answer:Satellite L40-139 - cannot use FN function with Windows 7

For FN functionality you must install ?Toshiba Value Added Package?.
Have you installed it already?

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I have an Satellite L70-B-119 and recently after a trip abroad my function keys have reverted to standard use instead of function which they were set at. I have tried changing this in system settings but nothing seems to work.

Any help or suggestions please ?


Answer:Function key Issue on Satellite L70-B-119

To be honest I don't know what do you man but what I know is that you can change between special and standard mode.
I send you screenshot where you can change it.

If I have misunderstood your question please be nice and explain exactly what do you mean.

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The F11 key where I can switch the sound on/off doesn't work!
The other keys are working fine.

Anybody knows how to give back it's function?

Answer:Satellite Pro C50 A-153: F11 function key does not work


Are you using the ?Special function mode? or ?Standard F1-F12 mode??
The ?special function mode? allows you to use special functions without pressing the FN key.
This means that if special function mode is enabled, you need to press only F11 to turn the sound on and off. In case the special function mode is disabled, you have to press FN+F11 to turn the sound on and off.

You can enable or disable the special function mode in:
Desktop -> Desktop Assist (in task bar) -> tools & utilities -> Function key

But I'm wondering if the F11 button works using other software?
For example: pressing F11 button while using Internet browser (internet explorer) should enable the Full-screen mode. Can you check this?

Maybe the F11 keyboard button is faulty and therefore the sound ON/Off function does not work

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Hi All,

After reinstalling Windows 7 SP1 on my friends laptop the Fn + F8 function is not working. Wireless stays on from boot and won't switch off. Other Fn key combinations work fine, ie screen brightness and sound.
I can switch it off or on from the BIOS, but that kind off defeats the purpose.

Can someone please advise me as to a rebuild or, driver pack or, some other solution.

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro L450D-12X - No function of FN+F8 key

Hi Colin_B,

Is the WLAN card recognized properly in device manager or there is yellow exclamation mark? The newest WLAN driver can be downloaded here:

Generally speaking for FN key combinations the Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility must be also installed and can be downloaded on official Toshiba page.

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The Funtion Key (Fn) does not work on my computer
And I do not know how to solve this problem

It worked once (with all F1, F2 etc) but it doesn't work now



Answer:Function key does not work on Satellite A50-109

If you press the FN-Key, does a LED under the F-Keys (F10,F11,F12) lights up? Did you flashed your bios or changed something on your bios-configuration?


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I have lost my Fn F5 function key, is there any way of restoring it without resorting to losing everything by using the recovery disk?

Answer:Lost FN+F5 function on Satellite Pro L10


You can try to roll back OS to earlier time using system restore tool. If there is no success, please visit Toshiba download page under and try to install TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility and TOSHIBA Utilities again. Maybe it will help.

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The function key in my Toshiba Satellite C660 is not working except for volume.
That problem appeared after i changed something in the startup programs and uninstalling as i remember tvap and no button support appears in my start up programs :(

Answer:The function key in my Satellite C660 is not working

and the display doesn't show up !

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I bought Satellite U500-1FN and after a format I have a problem with touchpad. All works expect scrolling.

I downloaded the drivers from Toshiba site but nothing. I do everything I check enable scrolling and everything else.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite U500-1FN - Can't use scrolling function


What Windows version you have installed now and what touchpad driver you have installed exactly?

For Satellite U500 you have to install Alps Electirc and Synaptics touchpad driver. Have you installed both?

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My Satellite L30-114 lost it mind yesterday, it started typing 4 instead of U letter, 5 instead of I letter suddenly. I checked language layout its English. No viruses were detected at my PC.

How can I solve this weird problem - I cannot type anything!!!

Answer:Keyboard of Satellite L30-114 does not function properly


Just without panic. There is no problem at all. Obviously you have accidentally enabled symbols shown as small grey symbols at the part of the keyboard. if you watch carefully you will see numeric block on keys like U-4, I-5 or O-6. you can enable/disable this using FN+F11 key combination.


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Help me!

I have a Satellte T130, yesterday I run an unknown software and after that the BIOS has been changed. Now FN+F* funtion can not work, so I can not use projector. I have already run BIOS update version bios-20100531110112 but it still not work.

Some body who know please help me?

Answer:Satellite T130 - FN+F* function not work


Which unknown software you started exactly?

I assume nothing is changed in BIOS because it doesn?t control FN keys. Therefore you have to reinstall Toshiba Value Added Package. It contains the driver for FN key combinations.

You can download it here: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Check also the forum for similar threads, you will find enough!!!

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Hello all,

I have had many happy years using my Toshiba laptop without problem. The operating system is Vista Home Plus.

About a year ago, my son dropped the machine, which resulted in the display cracking. In order to keep using it I plugged in a spare mouse and keyboard, and linked it up to a flat bed monitor.

Using Fn+F5, it has worked perfectly as a defacto desktop for ages until relatively recently: the cable linking the laptop and the monitor became detached which resulted in the monitor going into sleep mode. When reattached, the display did not return and I have had persistent problems ever since. Using the F5 key now has no effect.

Points of note

- as the machine powers up, the external monitor displays the usual text, but when the Windows logo appears, it reverts to sleep mode and the laptop continues to boot up cleanly.

- when I boot up in safe mode the F5 key functions perfectly

- I have cured the proble previously by booting up in safe mode and restoring back to to a checkpoint taken a few days prior. This is a temporary fix, as whenever the machine is powered down it reoccurs. What is interesting though is that there always seems to have been a recent Windows Automatic update downloaded when I look at the list of recent system checkpoints and what triggered them!

Getting thoroughly fed up with the whole thing now. Any help very much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite Pro M - F5 Function Key no longer working


It?s really not easy to say what the reason is for this problem but it would be interesting to know what notebook you have exactly.
Can you add this information, please?

Anyway, at the moment I would recommend to update the display driver and BIOS. Both you can find on the Toshiba website: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Before you start the BIOS update close all running background programs, also your antivirus and firewall. You should be logged in as administrator.
Furthermore I would recommend removing the old display driver before you install the newest one. After removing restart the notebook and clean it using CCleaner. Restart again and install the newest version.

I hope this can solve your issue and by the way: Have you installed SP for Vista?

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I've bought a new notebook " toshiba satellite L50-b-1Q0" and I've changed the SO Win8 64bit -->Win 7 64bit.
I've installed all the drivers and the pc works, but the only problem is the function key.
The driver value added package is installed, but is there another way to resolve this problem?

Thank you

Answer:Function key doesn't work on Satellite L50-B-1Q0


Please check if you can change the settings regarding the special function key mode in the BIOS.
Usually this option allows you to use the function keys without pressing the FN button.

Play around with this setting and don?t forget to save the changes in BIOS.

Furthermore ensure that BIOS is already up to date and the VAP was installed properly.

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Please, could someone help me?

I'm trying to get into the Bios of my computer (Toshiba P50-A-12Z) but this model doesn't have the F Keys, could you please tell me how can I do it without them?

Thank you so much!!

Answer:Satellite P50-A-12Z - How to get in Bios without Function keys?

I don't know what do you mean with ?missing F keys?.
Anyway on new machines you must perform complete shutdown at first. How to do this you can read on

After doing this start notebook again and press F12 (WLAN symbol) several times to enter boot menu. There you will find option ?Enter setup?. Choose it and you will enter BIOS settings.

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Hello All,

I have a old M30-107 which i recently reinstalled and updated the OS on.
The Function keys controling the screen brightness, volume etc do not seem to be working.
I believe I have updated all the drivers for the laptop.

Is there a specific driver ( ie chipset driver pack) I should be looking at that controls these function keys or should they work with out ant intervention from driver packs etc bios related???

Sat M30-107 XPHome edition SP3

Thanks in advance.. C.

Answer:FN function keys don't work - Satellite M30-107

Satellite M30-107 is a part of the PSM30E series. Is it right?
You could check this number if you would look at the bottom of the unit. There should be a label with such model number.

Go to the Toshiba European driver page and search in ARCHIVE area.

Choose +Archive -> Satellite -> Satellite M series -> Satellite M30 -> Win XP+

You have to download the *Common Module*

This Common Modules must be installed at first!!!
Then you need to install additional software like Touch Pad On/Off Utility, Hotkey Utilities for Display Devices.

These programs will enable the Fn buttons

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Hello, I have recently downgraded my Toshiba Satellite Pro P200 from Vista to WindowsXP. Everything is working fine except the function (Fn) keys for controlling screen brightness, volume. Some work like mute but most do not do anything when I try to use them. All drivers installed fine the device manager shows nothing missing or errors.

I have tried installing all the drivers for the keyboard, Fn keys, hotkeys and still I cannot get them to work at all. Has anyone been able to get these keys to work after installing WinXP or do you know what drivers/software I am missing? Can these keys be used in XP or do they only work in Vista?


Answer:Satellite Pro P200 Function (Fn) keys

What you missing is BIOS designed for WXP. It is version 5.20. Please visit Toshiba BIOS download page under > Support & Downloads > Support Homepage > BIOS update.

Good luck!

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Hi, its me again :D

Anyways, I noticed that FN+ any f keys are not working. I cant lock my computer with it, I can't mute it with fn+esc, I can't set brightness with fn+f6, f7 and so on.

Any ideas what could it be? Function illuminated buttons are working perfectly :) I ve seen the thread where the button settings go berserk after you install VM workstation but I also solved that problem via your forum (thnx).

So any idea why fn+f keys not working? What should I do?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite A660 - FN keys without function

Hi Sanka_2,

Yes, there is a workaround here in forum for FN keys if you install VMware... As far as I can remember you have to change or delete some registry keys.

Anyway, FN keys are controlled by Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility. In your case I would recommend the reinstallation of these tools. That means remove the old versions, restart the computer and install newest versions from official Toshiba page.

Check this!!!

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Have a P200-144 Notebook. Did a clean install from Vista home premium to vista ultimate.
When pressing FN & F5 I have no options available to use external.

Any help appreciated. Installed the latest nvidia driver today.

Answer:S-Video function not available on Satellite P200-144


first uninstall the Nvidia drivers. Thats the worst thing you could do. The original nvidia drivers do not fit to mobile graphics chipsets. Use rather the Omegadrivers (,
the are standard up-to-date nvidia drivers with modified inf files for mobile computers.

The other thing is, to get the FN-F5 functionnality back, download the "FN-F5-Tool" (or called displayswitch tool) from the toshiba website and install it to your machine.
It should work. :)

If you got any further questions - just ask ;)


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I refer to
NOTE: Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations.?*Soft-key settings are not restored by the Resume feature.

I fear, I installed software, which broke the functionality of FN-F2: instead of getting the choice amoung Power Saver Profiles, now I get the dialog Window of Systemcontrol .. Energy options
Does anybody know how to fix this Problem
All the other fn-keys work well

My system
Toshiba Satellite Pro U 300 with Windows XP; Toshiba Utilities and Toshiba Power Saver installed.

Answer:Satellite U300 - Can I repair function of FN+F2?

> I fear, I installed software, which broke the functionality of FN-F2: instead of getting the choice amoung Power Saver Profiles, now I get the dialog Window of Systemcontrol .. Energy options

You mean only the FN+F2 combination does not work?
Well, in your case I recommend checking the settings in control panel -> power options.

In Power Schemes the Toshiba Power Saver should be chosen.

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After the superb help I got from Jimi I'm hoping I can solve my last problem, I have changed my OS from Vista to WXP and I have managed to get all drivers working even though some from the Toshiba site don?t work like the Wi-Fi, I have managed to acquire from other places. The only one I cannot get to work is the hot keys , It states TOSHIBA COMMON MODULE NOT FOUND! Everything else works o.k. after using Nlite (Cracking Bit Of Kit)

My Laptop Is the Sat L300 - 1AQ Model PSLB8E-OOKOO

Many Thanks for your Help

Answer:Satellite L300 - Hot key function is not working

Then visit Toshiba download page and check for Common Modules. Version 1.00.05 is available. Download and install it.

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I'm Andrea from MIlano (ITALIA), why, by using toshiba desktop assist, even if I put the flag on "special functions mode" all the F buttons still remains in "standard mode"?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite P70-A-11w special function mode

When you change settings in system settings > keyboard please confirm with ?apply?.
What you can also try is to change this option directly in BIOS settings. It must work.

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I have a Satellite A100-498 and upgraded my operating system to Windows Vista. But now I can't use the Function key so obviously I'm not able to mute sound or increase/decrease the screen brightness. Can anyone tell me where I can download the drivers for this? I still haven't found it and I need to be able to adjust the brightness on the screen..

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A100 - Function Key not working

Updated the BIOS and solved this myself :)

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Since a few weeks my Windows Key use with the letters like "R" or "X" doesn't work. The windows key alone doesn't work also! I've reinstall fron the original fab the whole disk and the 2 drivers as a response on the forum but nothing clearly works!
Please help

Configuration Satellite A500 with Windows 7 Home

Any solution?

Answer:Re: Satellite A500 - Windows key without function


> I've reinstall fron the original fab the whole disk and the 2 drivers as a response on the forum but nothing clearly works!
What is original fab?
What have you installed exactly? Have you used the original Toshiba recovery disk?

Well, I think if a single key doesn?t work there is not much what you can do expect exchanging the keyboard because single keys are not replaceable.

What you can try is testing the situation with an external keyboard. Can you use the Windows key properly?
If yes the internal keyboard is malfunctioning and should be replaced from an authorized service provider they can order original Toshiba spare parts.

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Hi at all,
I have this device : Satellite L850-1PD with Windows 10
Before, with Windows 8.1 the function key FN+F2 or FN+F3 it was ok, now with Windows 10 I have problems.
I can't increment or decrement Brightness
Help me !!!

Answer:Satellite L850-1PD - Utility Function key don't go

good evening,

I also own a Satellite L850-1PD upgraded to Windows 10, it would appear that although Microsoft has provided an update to Win 10, Toshiba does not include it among the notebook compatible with Windows 10 and does not release updates. To me it does not work the pad until it has fully started Win 10, and I do not operate the touch pad.


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When I bought this laptop (Toshiba Satellite) It came with Vista preloaded on it. I was having lots of problems with it and I installed Windows XP on my computer. Now, when I go on MSN or whatever, there isn't any icon for the webcam option there to click on. So I looked online for the driver, but I'm not entirely sure that it is the right one. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A200 -AH3 (Or so it says on the bottom of the laptop) and my webcam has worked when I had Vista. My current OS is Windows XP Professional. So, do I have the wrong drivers, or what's wrong? Can someone please help me? Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Webcam won't function

Hi Mate,

Welcome to BC. Is your webcam built in or separate one. Anyways first find the manufacturer of it. Start-->computer(right click)--->Manage-->Device mananger-->Find the webcam here-->(right click)properties-->select properties. In the note the four digits following DEV and VEN.

Type them in the and then look for proper drivers.


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Hello there, I own a nice P10 Notebook. After installing a brand new XP with SP3, all of the USB-ports have no function except power. The red light of a plugged mouse indicates this. The system manager shows no malfunction, everything is installed (shows 5 USB-Controller with hosts). Who has any idea?

Greetings from Germany


Answer:Satellite P10 - No USB function after clean XP install


Did you install all drivers for your notebook and the important chipset drivers?
If yes, where did you download them? Normally the Toshiba drivers are pretested and should work well on your notebook.

I assume you didn?t use the Toshiba recovery disk so what happens if you try it with the Toshiba disk? Does the USB ports work again?

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and very much in need of help. I'm not sure how long it's been since I bought my Laptop (probably 3 years) but last night I had decided to open it since my CD/DVD Drive wasn't working (because I had dropped it). It wasn't hard to fix it but then I thought I best open it further to clean out some dust. When I had finished, I put everything back, pressed the power button and for some reason it wouldn't turn on. So, I opened it again and:

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As you can see (in image 5) the teeth on it have been broken. I think I tried to force it or something (it was 2am) and broke the teeth.
I know it can't be fixed so what I want to know is if I can buy that part somewhere?


Answer:Satellite P100-434 - Where to buy an Function Button FFC


All parts could be ordered from Toshiba ASP (authorized service point) in your country.
I think if some parts are not available then the ASP could order it from the Toshiba directly.

So in your case you should simply contact the guys and should ask for the needed parts.

Here you can find the nearest ASP: -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider


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I recently bought a Satellite L50-C-20W with Windows 10. The default behavior of the function keys is the functions like volume, toggle WiFi, etc.\
To use F1, F2 etc. one should press the FN button. Very annoying when not used to it. Always dimming the display when I want to edit field (F2).

How to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Toggle function key / FN permanent on Satellite L50-C-20W - Win 10

Hi Theo,
start START > All Apps > TOSHIBA > System Settings.
Select [Function Keys], there you find the options [SPECIAL KEY MODE] and [NORMAL KEY MODE].
With NORMAL KEY MODE (F1-F12), the normal F1...F12 functions are activated without pressing the [FN] key first.

Pls don't mind if the naming of the options differs a bit, i have translated it, because i have got a German system installation.

Hope i could help, Dieter

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