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Satellite C660-1GK - HDD partition C issue

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

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..?

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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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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

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

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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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

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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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 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

Message was edited by: Rzoo89

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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Apologies if this is the wrong subforum:

Being the idiot I am, I changed my WIndows Login password and since I use very long passwords, I have no idea what I changed it to. Guessing is out of the question.

So I powered on my laptop while holding the 0 key, which brought me to the Windows Boot Manager screen. I pressed F8 on Windows 7 for advanced options and opted for 'Recovery Mode' as I have used this in the past to install the OS from scratch.

It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.

Any advice on what I can do?

Thanks

Answer:HDD Recovery Issue on C660 Satellite

>It asks me to select a keyboard layout and then enter my username and password to procede with HDD Recovery. It is this lack of password which is the reason for recovery.
On this step you must enter your Windows login name and login password. Without right password you will not be able to start HDD recovery installation.

There is second option to install recovery image. You can do it now using recovery DVD. Have you created it using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator?

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Hi,

i am having a kind of software glitch on my laptop. when i turned it on, it showed a message with options either to launch startup repair (recommended) or start windows normally. i chose the first option as that seem to be the recommended option and i thought this might repair if there was any damage. however, after the repair process was completed, it showed an error message with steps to install Windows. i am getting this message now everytime i turn my laptop on!

Since i have the software pre-isntalled on my laptop, i do not have the Windows 7 disc with me. this is really strange as i am unsure why this happened.

Although my laptop is covered with the warranty, i am not sure if it covers the software warranty too?

Please can some one advise me on the best way out of this problem.

its really very painful and irritating to deal with this, as its been just 5 months since i bought this laptop.

Answer:Windows 7 issue on my Satellite C660-1F1

> however, after the repair process was completed, it showed an error message with steps to install Windows. i am getting this message now everytime i turn my laptop on!

Looks like something has gone wrong with the installed OS.
Not sure why but it seems that you need to reinstall the windows once again.

> ince i have the software pre-isntalled on my laptop, i do not have the Windows 7 disc with me. this is really strange as i am unsure why this happened.

You did not receive any disks because the notebook supports the HDD recovery and additionally there was/is a option to create a own recover disk.
You could use the Recover disk creator software in order to create such disks?
But not sure if this would be possible now because of the error?

So would recommend starting the HDD recover as described here.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

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Hello,

i have this notebook just about 2 months, so the solution of this problem cant be that my notebook is old and inside is dust..
if am i just surfing on internet, temperature of notebook is about 40-60 degress, but if am i gaming it goes quickly up (65-75)
- maybe after 2 hours gaming temperature goes up and i must quit game.
If temperature is about 75 degress, computer started to be noisy and i think it goes down..

What i have to do?
Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-11W - overheating issue

After reading your posting I don?t know what the problem is. The temperature you mentioned in your posting is not on critical level so I think there is no reason for panic.

When you want to play the game, close all useless applications, switch to high performance power plan and be sure notebook is placed properly on the desk. Cooling fans should not be blocked and notebook must be able to ?take a breath?.

Until there is no ?unexpected switch off? there is no reason for panic.

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When my wife got off the plane a baggage handler helped her by pushing her mother in the wheelchair and dragging one of the bags behind him allowing my wife to take care of the rest of the luggage. Unfortunately the laptop that was sitting on top of that bag decided that it didn't like the ride, it jumped off the bag and tried to enter the terminal under its own battery power.

There is no visible damage to the laptop as it was inside the laptop bag and no cracks or anything on the screen. When the laptop turns on, the screen can remain blank, flicker or it will display the log on and desktop but instead of showing white it displays a pinkish purple, only white is affected not off white. Other colours display correctly although they do look as if the display is set to 256 colour or using the wrong driver.

I connected an external monitor to it and that works fine with full colour. If the laptop screen flickers a light tap to the back of it will get it to stay on but the colour isn't corrected. I am thinking that it may be just a loose connection or broken wire between the screen and the motherboard but not sure if the change in colour would be caused by this.

Satellite C660 (PSC1LA-00J001) looks brand new but I don't think it would be worth taking in to get fixed.

Any ideas on what the problem might be?

It took me 2 1/2 hours to post this exact same message because somewhere in there is profanity or inappropriate language. :(

Answer:Satellite C660 - screen issue

Hello

On this virtual way it is not possible to say for sure what is wrong there. Your notebook must be disassembled and all must be checked. Graphic card seems to be OK so there must be some problem with connectors, cable or with the display itself.
>Satellite C660 (PSC1LA-00J001) looks brand new but I don't think it would be worth taking in to get fixed.
Why not? Even display exchange is not so problematic. Googling around you will find many online stores where you can order new display, if necessary. Even on eBay you can get it for reasonable price.

If you don't have experience with this stuff I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider or some independent IT service and ask for help. Check which options are available and how much you must pay for repair.

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Hi I have just recently been provided a Satellite C660 for my further education, though I do believe in my haste to get it set up how I like to set up my computers I might of turned off the hot-keys now reading about on this forum I have found that to make them work again I will need to allow TOSHIBA Button Support to run at start up, but no matter how hard i try to find it on msconfig it no longer seems to be there, any one have any ideas about where I could find it on the C drive?

Though one of the strangest things I have noticed about this problem is that the volume hot-keys still work perfectly its just the rest of them.

EDIT

Just to let other people out there know I think I have solved my problem, here is the process I used to fix the hot-key issue.

Start menu - -> write msconfig in the search box on vista or windows 7 (if using XP type it into the run box) --> go to start up --> look for KeNotify Application and select it to run at start up.

There you have it it seemed to fix my issue so I hope it helps you out.

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Answer:Satellite C660 Hot-keys issue

Just to let other people out there know I think I have solved my problem, here is the process I used to fix the hot-key issue.

Start menu - -> write msconfig in the search box on vista or windows 7 (if using XP type it into the run box) --> go to start up --> look for KeNotify Application and select it to run at start up.

There you have it it seemed to fix my issue so I hope it helps you out.

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I am having an issue with the keyboard on my Satellite c660 laptop, part number: PSC1LE.
The best way I can describe it is as a stuttering problem because it comes and go's (fine for a few hours, then not for a short while).

The problem is that for reasons unknown to me I keep encountering a problem where the A, N and Enter keys do not work when pressed. Occasionally pressing the key repeatedly (they aren't jammed) just makes the letter come out, but I can't keep pressing the key five or six times to get one letter. Just to mention, I have not spilled anything on the keyboard.

I have done full anti-virus and spyware scans but have found no issues.
I have this evening done all of the windows updates available to me, however it doesn't seem to have done the trick.

After restarting the device following the updates all worked well for about 15 minutes, until the same three keys stopped working again. On this occasion it lasted only for a couple of minutes, and now I am writing this with the same keyboard.

Note: I am not using the original keyboard. I changed the board due to minor material damage but had it done privately.
However this was done the better part of a year ago and has worked perfectly since being installed, until this new issue occurred in the last few weeks.

If anyone has any further recommendations or suggestions as to what may be the cause or any solutions then please share them.

Answer:Satellite C660 - Keyboard issue

I think you would understand that nobody is able to say why your keyboard malfunctions.
Only if the notebook hardware has been checked/scanned, it would be possible to say what?s wrong here?
But generally speaking there is a good workaround to diagnose the problem.

You could connect the external USB keyboard to the notebook and could check if the same problems with the mentioned buttons will occur.

In case the external USB keyboard would work properly, I think that your internal keyboard is the troublemaker? in such case you would need to replace the keyboard once again.

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Hey Guys,

I've been having an on and off issue with my touchpad for at least a couple of months now. I've tried doing the function +F9 thing with little effect. I also re-downloaded the synaptics driver which seems to make it work for a little while but then it started working only sporadically.

Currently my touchpad works some of the time, if it fails at first pressing Ctrl Alt Del and then Esc seems to make it work for a little while longer but after that it simply stops working. I'm a student and not having a fully functioning laptop is often a great hindrance so any help would be great.

Best,

gleeful199

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 - on and off issue with the Touchpad

Hi

My first question is: when did you notice this touchpad issue.

I mean, the Sat Pro C660 is an older notebook and if this issue did not appear from first day of purchase, then something has affected the touchpad functionality in the past.

The question is: is there something wrong with software or maybe touchpad module.
I think this can be answered only settings the notebook back to factory state.
If you recover the notebook using Toshiba recover disk, you will get exactly the same state like at the first day of purchase.

If touchpad would still not work properly, well then there is some hardware problem

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Hi there,

I have purchased a Satellite C660-17J and occasionally when I turn it on (holding the power button for 2 or three seconds and then releasing) - it doesn't seem to power on properly eg - fan starts - power light comes on - but not screen. If I hold the power button again it goes off. Then if I try again it will come on but the date and time resets itself to 2008.

Any ideas or will I have to send it back to Amazon as faulty? (could do without doing that!).

Answer:Satellite C660-17J - Power on issue

Hi ebarnyard,

When you connect an external screen, can you see something on it or is it still black as internal screen?

> Then if I try again it will come on but the date and time resets itself to 2008.
Do you mean the time of Windows or BIOS?

Generally speaking I must say this is no normal behavior and in my opinion it?s something wrong with hardware itself. So I would contact an authorized service provider in your country and ask the guys to check your notebook what?s wrong with it because hardware repair is for free due warranty time ;)

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I have been using a foldable keyboard and a remote keyboard and have been having problems:

1.Characters not showing when typed.
2.Cursor jumping from typing position to another place usually outside the box that I am typing in.
3.Characters repeating while typing.
4.Actions ie Backspace not operating.

These problems do not seem to happen in Gmail and are not happening as I type this.
The problems have occurred so far in Google Calendar,a text doco and login to a site.
The problem did occur with the on board keyboard once so I am wondering if it is a malfunction or a virus.

Any ideas ?.

Answer:Satellite C660 keyboard typing issue

Hi

In this forum you could find a lot threads about similar theme and the solution is easy:
You have to update the BIOS.
New BIOS version would solve the issue? this was also confirmed in the forum.

Good luck

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Hi,
I cant find graphic drivers for my tosh. I try search it on intel site but they send me here

plz help

Answer:Satellite C660-1KW - graphic drivers issue

Yes, you should use driver offered on Toshiba download page. This driver is tested and adapted for your notebook model.

Check please Toshiba download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp
There you can find all drivers for al supported operating systems.

If you need help anyway let us know.

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Hi all

I was updating BIOS on TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660-13R from windows 7 64 bits. Downloaded driver from toshiba web. Half way the installation laptop freezes. I have left it for 40 mins to run but it did not get back to normal state. As motherboard fan has started to move on high speed I decided to take battery out. In result when I power back my laptop I have 1 beep from the motherboard and black screen.

Can some one help me please ?

Answer:Satellite C660-13R - BIOS update issue

Obviously the BIOS update procedure has failed. Something went wrong during the update process and it looks like the EMRPOM module has not been flashed properly.
This is the reason why the notebook does not work anymore.


Possible solution?
Well, if EMPROM isn?t damage, it should be possible to re-flash the BIOS module once again using special BIOS version and BIOS crisis disk.
Usually the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country should be able to re-flash the module using such crisis disk.

I read also in this forum that some people managed to re-flash the EPROM module using some 3rd party crisis disk found somewhere in the internet? but this did not work always?
So probably the ASP will be your last resort?

However, use the forums advanced search option to find related threads about the BIOS crisis disk? could be interesting for you

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Last year I purchased a Satellite C660-1G3 laptop from UK; even today, I am using the factory settings, and running the originally installed Windows 7 OS. The following is the issue that I started facing yesterday onwards:
- Even when the battery is well-plugged and the laptop running, the Power Meter indicates a falling charge level, with the "Plugged in, Not Charging" notification. The orange LED keeps blinking

- However, when I completely shut-down the laptop, without touching anything (not even touching the adapter or the power cord), the orange LED indicating battery charging process stops blinking and becomes stable

- On re-starting the laptop, for about 1 minute or so, the battery appears to be charging (orange LED not blinking and "Plugged in, Charging" message). However, soon the orange LED again starts blinking and the nuisance message again comes up

A couple of things:
- the battery seems to be working fine and charging properly when laptop is shutdown (in fact, till a couple of days back, the battery used to show 2:30 hours of time available on 100% charged level)
- is there some issue with the Operating system? no idea on that

can experts help me in resolving this issue? I do not really want to approach the Service Center due to long distance involved.

regards
- Biren

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-1G3 - "Plugged in, Not Charging" issue

Hi Biren

Not sure if I can help you but I would like to provide you some tips.

1) Check if your BIOS is up to date. If Toshiba European driver page provides newer version, then update the BIOS. Additionally set the BIOS to default pressing F9 and save changed pressing F10.
2) Try to calibrate the battery. To calibrate the battery you should discharge the battery completely and charge the battery again. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times in the row.
3) Remove the battery and AC adaptor and press power button (30 sec long) then connect both parts and check if the LED would start blinking again.

Finally I think that the notebook should be tested using new, good working battery. But if the issue would still persist, then I would assume that your motherboard might be affected.

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Good day, fellow Toshiba notebook owners.

I have a little trouble upgrading my BIOS to a "newer" (according to Tempro) version.
I just installed the Tempro application, and it detected that my BIOS needs an upgrade, so I naturally downloaded the "new" BIOS. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it, a message popped up in the install window:

"*The program will be closed!* There is an error occurred, please check below items. Bios version above 190. Battery capacity more than 10%. AC is attached."

No matter what I do, I get the same error, over and over again. I looked the problem up before I posted this thread, and other people encountered it, but, unlike my case, advices like "Close all background applications", "Charge your battery", or "Make sure the AC is attached" really helped them.

I tried closing everything, my battery is always fully charged, as I rarely disconnect the AC adapter, and, of course, the AC connection issue is not the cause, since it is almost always plugged in.

I checked my BIOS version in +msinfo32.exe+ and it is 1.90 already, but I remember upgrading it months ago (sooner than the release date of this last version), and if, hypothetically, I have the last version already installed, why doesn't Tempro acknowledge it and keeps alerting me over a non-existent issue?

Maybe there is something wrong with Tempro, but I just need to be sure before... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660 - 1C7: BIOS upgrade issue

Hi

Tempro notify you about new uploaded drivers or BIOS?
The Toshiba European driver page provides all the drivers and BIOS files and the latest BIOS version 1.90-win has been uploaded at 04.06.2012 and therefore you received this notification by Tempro software.

Who knows why they uploaded this file once again.. but fact is that your BIOS is up to date and therefore you cannot update the BIOS once again using the one and the same version.

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Stellarium (a free application for astronomie) works w/o any problem on many computers of my astronomie club but impossible to use it on my Toshiba Satellite C660-226. No problem during installation but nothing appends when I launch the program.

I run it in compatibility mode (windows XP Sp2) and Intel HD graphics driver is at level 8.15.10.2189 as recommended on Toshiba support center.

If I install a lower level of this driver( VGA std graphic carte at level 6.1.7600.16385) ,Stellarium works but very slowly and some functions (like zoom) are bugging.
Stellarium support center recommands to install a more recent level of intel HD graphics driver but I don't find a more recent level working with P6100 processor on Intel download site.
Can you help me?

Regards

Answer:Intel (HD) graphics issue when trying to use "Stellarium" on Satellite C660

I've got the exact same problem with a toshiba satellite pro c660-1nv.

I've found a more recent driver on the intel website : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20842&ProdId=3231&l ang=eng with the version 8.15.10.2622. But I can't install it, I have an error message saying that this driver hadn't been validate by the manufacturer (Toshiba). Do not know what to do...

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Hello,

sorry for my English level, I'm French

I have an issue without solution with my Satellite C660 (for the moment i hope!) I downloaded the software google sketchup 8, dedicated to the architecture drawing, but it doesnt work, I always have a bug message informing that it is necessary to update de drivers of the graphic card (According to google support it seems that OPENGL functions should be implemented in the drivers of my laptop)

So I have downloaded the last available drivers for the configuration I have ( Intel HD graphics for pentium, windows 7 64 bits) ;

the link ( french website, the one for Intel is not currently available, it is an .exe document)

http://www.touslesdrivers.com/php/constructeurs/telechargement.php?v_code=37057&v_langue=fr

I have tried to manually update de graphic card driver with the device manager menu (graphics card > update the drivers button> manual file.exe selection ), but at the end there is no update, I only have a very quick message informing that windows has determinated that the drivers are already updated.

Actually there is no changes on the drivers (still the same date of the pilotes 28/07/2010 in the graphics card properties) and sketchup is still out of work

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - Intel HD Graphics update issue

Hi


What C660-xxx do you have exactly?

If you have an Intel graphic card, you should download the driver directly from the Intel website.
There you should find the latest driver version

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New to this forum so dont know if this problem has been covered.

Have installed Photoshop elements 11 and premier elements 11.
The elements program runs ok but cannot get get premier elements to open new project. Adobe advised trying to update drivers which I have tried without success.

When running driver update on laptop it says latest driver installed. 8.15.10.2189
On checking Toshiba update site it shows later version 8.15.10.2353.
Have downloaded this ,I then unzipped it and it says will start automatic installation when finished but nothing happens.

Have tried several times but once unzipped it will not install.

Any help would be appreciated and infact confirmation of latest driver.

Answer:Satellite C660-23M - graphic driver update issue

It may be software related by the sounds of it, Have you updated direct x, as this is used aswell as adobe.

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Hi,

Last week, I bought my first laptop - a C660.
A few days after I bought it, I noticed that it was typing doubles of characters or missing characters out completely.
Now, it might just be that I'm adjusting to the keyboard, but I was wondering if there's been any problems with the keyboards?

Answer:Satellite C660: keyboard issue - doubles or missing characters

hi,

maybe, there is a keyboard hardware defect. Do you run Os with factory settings? otherwise, contact the service center. they will fix it for free.

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Hello,

I have a Satellite C660 laptop. The keys are driving me crazy! They keep sticking, and miss letters I have pressed.
As a touch typist this is very frustrating.

I'm not very PC litterate - so if someone can give me a simple solution I'd really appreciate it.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard issue - missing letters while typing

You know what?
I think I?ve found a solution to your issue?

I checked the Toshiba Knowledge database which you can find on the Toshiba European page and this document could be interesting for you:

*Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks*
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB1103370000R02.htm

Please perform a BIOS Update in order to solve this issue?

Good luck!

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Having had several attempts at trying to install various software, Microsoft Fixit program has scanned and found that my PC has faults with USB points.

The screen read: "Device driver software was not successfully installed. Please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed".

It also listed the following...
"Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller 2936"
"Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller 2939"
"Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller 293C"

Any idea how I can fix this please?

Computer is Toshiba C660-1JH Satellite.
OS is Win 7, 64-bit.

Answer:Satellite C660-1JH: USB Device issue - software not successfully installed

Hi

Try to remove the USB ports and hubs from the device manager.
Reboot the unit and wait until Windows OS has reinstalled all USB controllers once again.

If this does not help, update the chipset driver because chipset driver controls the USB controller.

Here you other thread about chipset driver;
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=249306

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HI,

I have a problem with updating the BIOS on Toshiba Satellite c600-28j.
Error: Project ID check fail

Model: C660-28J
Part NO: PSC1NE-01200XRU
Serial: XB063018K
BIOS Version: 1.10
OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit

What can you recommend?

Thanks.

Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite C660-28J - Project ID check fail

Check this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=64817

The BIOS from Toshiba Australian page should work

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Hello,

I recently purchased toshiba Satellite C660 M21G Laptop with windows 7 32 bit installed (not licensed) and I installed all the hardware drivers except the SM Bus Controller and the Nvidia GeForce graphic adapter driver, this because it does not exit on toshiba web site, or by other mean it exist but when I try to install either the Chipset utility or the display driver (VGA driver) an error message appear in both installation indicates that I didnt matched the minimum system software requirments for installing both the Dispaly adapter and the chipset.

I dont know why those requirments does not included in the error message ?

I have more that 12 hours trying to find a way out to install the dispaly driver because the standard VGA driver that windows 7 (32 bit) installed is very poor and i cant running any games or playing video smoothly
I am suffer and I need help

best regards

Answer:Satellite C660-M21G SM bus controller and display driver installation issue

From my knowledge the Satellite C660-M21G belongs to the PSC1SE series.
I?m wondering where did you find the right display driver for this series?
The notebook seems to support the NVIDIA GeForce 315M

I checked the Toshiba European driver page and not all Win 7 32bit drivers are released on the European driver page? I think you tried to install wrong or not compatible graphic card driver and therefore this error message appeared while installing the drivers.

But it seems that Win 7 64bit driver is available for this series therefore I would recommend testing the driver for Win 7 64bit.
The SM bus controller might be the Card reader and in such case you should install the Card Reader Controller driver from Realtek. There is also an Win 7 64bit driver version available on European driver page?

Test it simply?

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Don't know if anyone can help me but I'm losing the will to live.

I've got this laptop, the OS corrupted and basically failed due to a malware infection. I never had the recovery disks so I've clean installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit twice in the space of 3 days because each time, Windows Update will not work. It simply sits on checking for updates and never finishes. I've tried EVERY solution going - ive reset windows update, done all the fix it programs supplied by microsoft to no avail.

As I said, this is a totally clean install, no anti virus, no 3rd party firewall, updates attempted via both ethernet and wifi. Am I missing a driver of some sort? There are no exclamation marks or warnings in device manager?!

It's doing my head in. What am i doing wrong?!

One observation, both installs have required me to activate via phone, it wouldn't work via the internet?! Is this related in any way?
Drivers installed:
Chipset
Video
Audio
LAN
WLAN
Touchpad

I got them off this page: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/innovation/...untry=8&page=1

Is there any that I'm missing that are important?

Thanks in advance!

Dan

Answer:Satellite C660 PSC0LE - Win7 64bit clean installation - update issue

Is SP1 already installed on your Windows 7 system?
If not, you could download this from here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...service-pack-1

Otherwise I recommend you to check the MS knowledge base regarding the Windows 7 update issues.

You don’t’ use the Toshiba image and therefore this isn’t Toshiba notebook problem but system issue.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

I am using Toshiba C660 laptop. I noticed, that fan is launching very often (temperature is 45-52 C ). I have tried to change "Toshiba Power Saver Settings V8.9.4.64" to "Battery optimized" in "Advanced power settings" but this didn't helps. I updated my BIOS to 1.80 version but it did't helps, too. When will be the new BIOS for this model?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Fan is launching very often

Hello

Please don?t understand me wrong but fan acitivy will be controlled automatically and is depending on CPU temperature. The fan will always start if CPU is running on high temperature to protect the hardware. So it?s normal.

What you can do after some months is cleaning the cooling system as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7A01ZZ000AR01.htm

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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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Hello,

i have the Toshiba Satellite C660. On several pages I have to fill in my email adres on the internet it apears like: itsme"athome.nl instead [email protected] I do use the shift- 2 button= @ but it shows "

Can anyone help?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Can't get @ sign

Hey,

I would recommend checking other forum threads firstly before creating a new one. There are already some threads that you have to change the keyboard layout in Windows (control panel)

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=58768
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=59335

Check this!!!

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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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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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This i what i read about specifications of my Satellite Pro C660.

Standard : 4,096 (2,048 + 2,048) MB
Espandibile fino a : 8,192 MB
Tecnologia : DDR3 RAM (1,066 MHz)

I put 2 bank of 4G of Kingston ram ( 8G total amount) (1600 MHZ) but the system (windows 10) crashes after bios Boot ( and bios sees the correct amount of ram).

Maybe the sytem doesn't support the 1600 mhz frequency?

is possible to change frequency of Bus by bios?

Any ideas?

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Hi
I wonder if someone can assist, the compter has bios win-1.90 issued feb 2012, looked today and they have issued new bios 1.70 dated 1/06/2012.

What gives there is no record of 1.90 version and I guess 1.70 is much earlier ??? and if one does a search on web (non Toshiba site) it shows toshiba 1.90 as latest.

Before anyone ask why do I need need Bios, some times have improvements

Thanks
Tony Miller

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/1J2 and new BIOS

I?ve checked Toshiba support page and you are right. Offered BIOS version is 1.70. I don?t know why lower version number is offered as latest BIOS update.

Anyway, check Toshiba page next days. Maybe newest version will be offered.
But let?s be realistic, if your notebook runs well you don?t need BIOS update. If you don?t have some serious problems don?t change anything.

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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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Hi!

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660-11W, who I bought 10 months ago. Since October, the num pad of my laptop does not work, but when I push the button "Num Lock", it makes a sound like I had activated the sticky keys.

How do I solve this problem?

Answer:Satellite C660-11W - Num pad does not work

Hi

Sounds a little bit like keyboard malfunction.
I think the service technician should need to initialize the Numpad function by Test & Diagnostic software and should replace the keyboard if the test would fail.

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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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Hi,

couple of years ago I bought this laptop for my girlfriend who decided finally to use internet at home.

Since the day 1 this laptop had problem when starting remaining for the most on black screen and with just the fan noise and the battery and the ON led giving some signs of life.

Anyway after a couple of on/off it used to start and been blaming about it the house temperature not really the best during the winter period.

After few months my girlfriend gave up using it and just just put back in the box where been resting up to one week ago when she gave it back to me together with other things cause the end of our relationship.

Yesterday the laptop started fine at the 1st shot and been working on it a couple of hours without any issue then switched off normally.

Today instead this laptop doesn't want really know about starting in any mode: no matter how many time I switch it off/on but nothing.

Tried to swap ram position, clean it, the 60 second on the power button trick but nothing.
The laptop yesterday been working on a table with no cooling problems at all: now my question

What can be wrong with this laptop expecially considering it been bought brand new off amazon but had this issue since the day one?

Thanks for your attention and
BR

Alex

Answer:Satellite C660-19G is not starting

>What can be wrong with this laptop expecially considering it been bought brand new off amazon but had this issue since the day one?

Hmm? probably an hardware malfunction causes this issue.
I?m thinking about RAM or motherboard problem.

You said, you have already swap the RAM slots. But did you use new, good tested RAM modules? I think it?s definitely worth a check.

The motherboard problem would be the worst case since such part is very expensive.

However, if this issue has appeared from first day of purchase, I?m wondering why this unit has not been replaced in the past under warranty conditions.

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I know that maybe some of you may think this is a puerile question, but did Toshiba Satellite C660 - 1c7 become obsolete? The reason behind my question is that I cannot find this particular model on the Toshiba product page anymore. It used to be there last time I checked, around the end of March/beginning of April.

This issue came into my attention when I was browsing the driver download page, and when I wanted to narrow my search, the C660 - 1c7 model wasn't listed anymore. I also tried using the short model number, and the Toshiba product detector software as well, but still, no results.

Can somebody please help me with an answer?
Thank you in anticipation, and have a great day!

Answer:Did Satellite C660-1C7 become obsolete?

Hello

Your Satellite C660-1C7 has part number PSC0SE.
I have checked Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp and your notebook model is definitely listed there. When you open option ?Short Model No? it is listed as fourth from bottom up.

Please check it again.

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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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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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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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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,
I own a Satellite C660-1MG
equipped with Windows 7 and since the pc crashed often I decided to restore it to its factory settings. But unfortunately I have no cd recovery and I no have a copy of the dvd windows 7 so I can not restore it.
Also my PC deleted all previous restore points to 2015 so even with this procedure I will have no improvements.
I went to the Microsoft website to download a copy of Windows 7, but by entering the product key tells me that I contact the manufacturer Toshiba.
What I could use is the recovery discs for Windows 7 to restore the notebook to its factory settings,
thanks a lot,
I expect a fairer your feedback.
Best regards
Salvatore Muni.

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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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I find alot of batteries online, but my main concern is that. My laptop is Satellite C660-1M0 (ps1ge-02901fgs).

I find batteries that claim is for c660 but they reffer as (PA3634U-1BAS),some reffer as c660d and some reffer as c660 (PA3634U-1BRS). I am a bit comfused, is any compatible??

Thank you

Answer:What battery do i need to buy for Satellite C660?

When you remove original battery you can see which part number it has. In my opinion best thing is to order the same battery model. Using this part number you can try to find some online store where you can order it.

On the market you can find many batteries offered by some third part manufacturer (without Toshiba label on it). Such batteries are cheaper that original batteries by Toshiba. They could be good but usually they are dead pretty fast.
Last year I ordered such battery for my old A300. Battery was OK but I could not get it in place properly. The battery was in place but at the back side there was some kind of pressure and the plastic was out of shape. Anyway, it is your decision what to do.


Compatible batteries for your Satellite notebook have follow part numbers:
PA3757U-1BRS
PA3787U-1BRS
PA3817U-1BRS
PA3818U-1BRS
PA3820U-1BRS

Good luck

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hi,

I reinstall windows 7 notebook satellite pro and I formatted the disk before creating recovery discs of the operating system .
How can I do?

I just have to activate the license of Windows 7 before moving to Windows 10 , in free mode .

Thank you!!!

Answer:Need to reinstall Win 7 on Satellite Pro C660

If you formatted the HDD before creating an recovery disk, then you will not be able to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

In such case you have two options:

1) you will use an Microsoft installation disk in order to install Windows 7 (you need valid serial key and licence from MS)
or
2) you will order the recovery disk from Arvato service: http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/

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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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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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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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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 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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I have a Satellite C660-1MO laptop. My FN key doesn't appear on the top side of my screen.
I've tried to ?uncheck? the 'disable all function key' in the flash card setting but it still not fix.

I hope u could help me guys.
Thanks.

It runs in window 7 home premium. Will it be fix if system restore is installed?

Answer:Satellite C660-1M0 - FN is not working

Generally speaking, with ?factory settings? everything should work properly but recovery image installation (recovering) is last option.

Try at first to remove Toshiba value added package from the system, restart your notebook and install latest version from Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Please test it and send some 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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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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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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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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I bought 2 x 4Gb memory modules to upgrade the memory to 8Gb.
With 8Gb installed the laptop won't boot but it will boot with 6Gb installed.
Both the 4Gb modules work in the 6Gb configuration and the BOIS is 1.8.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite C660-108 does not boot up with 8GB RAM

Hi

According to the user manual, this notebook can be upgraded up to 8GB RAM.

So you should be able to use the 2x 4GB RAM modules?

I think both modules are not compatible to each other and therefore the notebook cannot boot up.

You should test the notebook using other modules.

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Hello,
i have a problem with my keyboard, it's still lagging, i have to type very slowly. It makes me angry.
I've been searching some solution for a long time. But everything works only temporarily... Anyone has a good solution?

PS: sorry for my english

Marcel S.

Answer:Satellite C660-1L5 KEYBOARD LAG!

The solution has been already posted here in the forum? should use the ?Advanced search? option in this forum to find similar threads do this one :)
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=253231

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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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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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Hi,

As the title indicates, I have a c660 which only has one working USB port. The other one is dead and has been dead since day 1.

I have tried uninstalling the USB controllers, re-booting and allowing the automatic hardwarediscovery to run and install them again. This hasn't resolved the problem unfortunately.

I'm running windows 7 incidently.

Any one else had a similar issue or has any ideas??

Thanks,

WF.

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - One USB is not working

If only one USB port does not work and if other is OK then I think that this is a USB port malfunction and not related to any software.

So in such case I think you should visit the Toshiba ASP for a motherboard check.
The USB ports are part of motherboard and possibly you need new mobo.

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hello i have a toshiba satellite c660-2q8 laptop,

when i got it it only had 1g of Ram i now have got 8g of RAM for it but as soon as i fit it the laptop starts like normal with the BIOS screen then i get a black screen with a flashing - and thats it.

After some time it will restart and do it again.
I have contacted the place i got the RAM it.
The RAM is right and there said it was the BIOS that needs updating but it is version 1.50 and will not update cos it is up to date if i put the old RAM back it boots fine

can some one please help

Answer:Satellite C660-2Q8 does not start with 8GB RAM

It?s NOT BIOS issue but the RAM modules are NOT compatible.
Even if the guys says that the RAM module are right, obviously they are NOT?


The 4GB Genuine Toshiba PC3 DDR3 (1333MHz) Memory Module PA3918U-1M4G should be OK and should work properly.
Also the Kingston modules are great and provide good quality.

Cheaper modules might not be fully compatible or would not work properly.

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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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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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Hi all

My C660 is just over a year old & slowing down etc, I thought Id reformat it with the 4 recovery discs I made when I first got it, problem is, for a while now the cd/dvd player doesnt start as soon as a disc is inserted & I have to open it manually. Anyway I put the first recovery disc in & as usual nothing happened, I went to "My Computer" & opened it from there thinking it would start doing what its supposed to, it did nothing but open up & display what is on the disc :-(

How do I get it to run so I can go through the other 4 discs & make my lappie like new again????

Answer:How to reformat Satellite C660?

Start your notebook and press F12 to enter boot menu.
When the boot menu is shown on the screen open optical disc drive and put first disc inside.
Choose CD/DVD drive on teh list and press ENTER button.

ODD will start to read data saved on the disc and recovery installation should start. It starts with main menu.

How it looks like you can see on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm
Just follow the menu and continue with installation.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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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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