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Satellite C660 - fan turns on every minute

Question: Satellite C660 - fan turns on every minute

Hello,

I just buy a satellite Toshiba there two days now but the fan will turn on every minute when I go only on the web ...

Listening to music / watching videos, it is almost covered by the sound, but otherwise it's really headlock.

It blows every minute 10/20s, and force even if it is not that strong, it's really disturbing.

Is this normal?
plz

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Answer: Satellite C660 - fan turns on every minute

Hi

The fan would turn on if the CPU would be stressed.
You can check in task manager what process stresses the CPU and could check if you could disable this.

Furthermore I would recommend checking the Win 7 Power Management
There you can change the settings for cooling modules to battery optimized.

Hope this helps

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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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Got my new laptop yesterday, and while installing windows 7 (not exactly sure how far the install process was) the screen turned a light gray color and started flickering, I tried turning it off by pressing power button for 7 seconds but it wouldnt respond, I had to unplug the charger and take out the battery to turn of the laptop.

Now when I press the power button the power indicator light turns on, cpu fan turns on, and after 3 seconds it shuts down. I've tried turning it on about 100 times now, same result. Taking out the RAM and HD makes no difference.

Waiting for Toshiba support to contact me so I thought I'd try here and see if there was an easy fix.

Answer:Satellite C660 turns off after 3 seconds

Hi

I assume the Toshiba Splash screen does not appear at the beginning and you are not able to access the BIOS too. Right?
It looks like you had a bad luck? from my point of view its something wrong with the motherboard.
But don?t worry? warranty should cover everything? so either you could visit your notebook dealer and would ask for replacement (if possible) or you could get in contact with an Toshiba ASP in your country who could fix this.

Good luck

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I have a laptop toshiba c660-258 the problem is when i turn on my laptop the led indicator of power turns on but after while turns off.. i alread change ram but still not tunrning on normally.

Is this a hardware issue.. what should i do?

Can you help for this one.

Answer:Satellite C660-258 turns off automatically

Does the notebook shuts off automatically switching to the BIOS mode?

Usually the notebook switches off automatically because of the higher internal temperature.
This automatic switch prevents the parts from overheating…

But I’m not quite sure if the higher temperature causes this problem… probably it’s a motherboard fault… but this is just my guess.

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could someone help me my laptop randomly turns off does not ''shut down'' just powers off .. as if you where holding power button down .. I noticed it happened when I put my charger in a cupola times but the first time I can't remember .. anything on this if so let me know also when I plug charger in the screen turns off for 2-3 seconds bit weird had loads of laptops and none done this before ..

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I have a Toshiba laptop c660-115 intell core i3 4gb ram windows 7 home basic I brought it second hand but when I'm using it it sometimes randomly turns off .. the 2nd and 3rd time wad when I put the charger on I noticed and when I put charger in it turns screen black for a cupple seconds but it's turned off 3 tines 2 times I noticed it was the charger the 1st time I can't really remember anyone got anything on this pls ?

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It let's me log on then after a couple of seconds it turns to a white screen


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Answer:Satellite C660-220 turns to a white screen

Do you really think that someone will be able to provide you some good tips and troubleshooting without any details about the notebook and the system?
How about a detailed issue description?

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Hi,

I have my Display settings set to turn off display after 1 hour when on power and 10 minutes when on battery.
I have a screen saver set up to go on after 10 minutes.

However, my display often (but not always) turns itself off after only a minute or two of inactivity.

Can anyone explain this weird behavior?
It starts up immediately I move the mouse but I just don't like things happening that I haven't scheduled.

Thanks.

Hoges

Answer:Satellite P850 display turns off after only minute or two of inactivity

Unfortunately I don't have some logical explanation for this behaviour, especially if this happen ?often?. Try to disable screensaver and check if this will happen again and again. Change also display settings and check if there s some difference.

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Hello

So i have laptop Toshiba Satellite series C660-108.
I really don't know what to do, the laptop turns off itself at any time , the fan starts to rotate very loud and it just switches off , when i try to turn it back on same thing happens , the time is random sometimes it will turn on for 10 seconds sometimes for hour... Please help technicians in my city dont know what to do...

Thank you
Karolis.

Answer:Satellite C660-108 turns off unsuspectedly while fan rotation increased

I?m really wondering that technicians cannot help you with this. I mean if they cannot help what should we do on this virtual way where we can just speculate what the problem can be.
Have you contacted Toshiba service provider or some independent PC company?

Problem is that we don't know if your notebook switches off due to high temperature and CPU overheating or there is some other reason. At least what you can do about that? Nothing. All you can do is to buy compressed air and try to clean it up. What else you can do?

What confuses me is fact that your notebook switches off after 10 seconds only. This must be investigated.

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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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Last night I built a PC for the first time. I think I was pretty methodical and made all the right connections. When I turn on the computer, it seems like everything is fine. It sees the graphics card, the CPU, the RAM, and both hard drives. The dvd drive and the keyboard both work. The 4 case fans all come on. The CPU fan and the power supply fan both come on. The interior blue lights come on.

Then, after about 40 seconds, it just shuts off. No beeping, no error message... it just turns off. It doesn't matter what it's doing at the time. If I hit delete to go into the bios, while I'm in there it will just turn off. Or if I let it boot from the Vista CD, it'll be on a screen with a progress bar saying "Windows is loading files", it will get about a third of the way through the progress bar, and then shut off.

My biggest concern is that everything seems to be working perfectly and then it shuts down, and I don't know how I will find the problem. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Someone on CNET felt it's because I hadn't applied heatsink compound, but I've done that now, and it still shuts down.

My specs are as follows:

Case: Antec Nine Hundred
Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i SLI
CPU: Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 1066mhz PC2-8500 (4 x 1gb)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000
Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 8800 GTX
Hard Drive: WD Raptor X 150gb
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Answer:Built my first PC - it turns off after less than a minute

make sure cpu fan is plugged in on cpu fan header. Also let it get into bios and check pc health for temps.(should be able to access in 40 seconds hopefully) if all else fails take it down to minimum (vga, cpu, 1 stick of ram, and a hdd) and see if it stays on (try with different sticks of ram), also make sure all stand offs for board are in the right spot. Let us know what you find.
 

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I'm having an annoying problem with my new Yoga related to the display and have not seen any other posts with a similar complaint so perhaps this is a simple fix that I'm just not able to sort out on my own. My display turns off after 1 minute of inactivity. The only means for changing behavior like this that I am aware of is through the Control Panel Power Options. My settings for "turn off the display" are 10 minutes on battery and Never while plugged in (note screen shot attached). Regardless of my settings, the screen turns off after 1 minute. I've changed the settings to multiple configurations and restarted with no change in behavior. Perhaps there's some other settings area, maybe something specific to Lenovo that I'm not aware of (since this is my first Lenovo laptop). Anyone with similar problems or insight?

Answer:Yoga display turns off after 1 minute

This may be a Windows 8 issue. I finally fixed this problem by identifying the screen saver as the issue (and I wasn't using a screen saver). Type "lock the computer" into the search box after clicking the search charm, which brings up the screen saver dialog box. Mine was set to 1 minute, though I'd never set it myself. If you can't change it, choose a screen saver and you should be able to do so (and can then switch back to no screen saver). BUT, here's the problem. Other things you install (or settings within things you install) can apparently change and override whatever you type in for the delay time. Try applying your new time and exiting from the dialog box, then open it back up again. I was finding that it kept going back to 1 minute. To reset things so that you can get control again, type "user accounts" into the search box and when the dialog box comes up, choose "Reset Security Policies". Then you can go back to the screen saver dialog and successfully change the delay time. See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-us/ace4085a-b0ba-4a98-898d-cd92d9e88e13/window... for some detail.

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My laptop has been doing this for a while now, the screen will turn off after only a minute or two of idleness. It's really annoying if I'm working on homework and I'm writing something down when the computer just goes to sleep on me. I have checked all settings, even advanced, and it's all set to at least 30-35 minutes before the computer should go to sleep. Now that I think about it, it seems to happen most often when the laptop is plugged in to charge. Sometimes restarting the computer makes it stop doing it for a while, but often it won't help. I took screen shots to show all the settings that may affect this, and that they're all as they should be. I've even tried contacting the Lenovo tech people online, and I've had someone remotely look at my computer, and they weren't able to figure out what was wrong. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? I'd like to avoid sending it in for work if possible. 

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Hello guys. I am having difficulty with my computer. About 1 month ago I changed the power saving options to put the display to sleep after 1 minute, but when I attempted to change it back, nothing changes. I have set it to put the display to sleep after
5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, any and all minutes, but my display will not stay on for more than 60 seconds unless I move my mouse. 
I have selected to reset factory settings in the same screen, I have attempted to restore a previous setup, and I have rebooted the computer multiple times (even a clean reboot), but nothing seems to work. I have also attempted to delete third party applications
that might be affecting it. Still no luck. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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My computer is turning on for a minute and then shutting down. The motherboard, processor, cpu fan/heatsink are all new. I applied thermal paste and yet it still seems to overheat. All fans and everything are working. Parts listed below.
Windows 7
Corsair 750 Watt Bronze + Certified = Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Quad Core 3.0Ghz = CPU
MSI Computer Corp DDR2 667 LGA 775 Motherboard G41M-P33 Combo = Motherboard
4 Gigabytes of G Skill DDR 2 RAM
Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card


 

Answer:CPU Overheating (PC Turns On For A Minute Then Shuts Down)

Stoic872 said:

My computer is turning on for a minute and then shutting down.Click to expand...

What point in the boot-up process does your computer get to?

Is it literally at 1 minute in the computer shuts down?
 

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I do not know if this is software or hardware, sorry, reposted this since the old title wasn't not descriptive and would waste people's time reading for what the issue was.

I've had a Dell XPS M1330 on Vista 32 bit for 2.5 yrs. It's needed warranty repairs about every 6 months, usually the early generation LED screen. Nvidia 128 Geforce 8400 graphics card.

A month ago, I think the fan died. There's a chip broken off of one of the back panels. I hate Dell, and the only technician they ever send, I put off calling them for a week after the display started scrambling until it never came back. When it started, it gave messages that the display driver had quit working and repaired/reset itself. I searched Dell & Nvidia for drivers, nothing at Dell, Nvidia had lots of warnings about "get it from your manufacturer", so I didn't do it.

After hours of trouble-shooting, the Dell phone person was supposed to send a motherboard, fan and back panel. He sent a motherboard and front cover (that was fine). No fan.

Technician never re-started it, said anything else was software, there was an error that said Windows shut down improperly, repair or start normally? He never starts and tests after repairs, and always blames software.

It started. Stupidly, rather than backup, I did hours of Windows Updates. When it needed to restart, it would shut down, but not restart. It did start manually.

After that, I downloaded the update to WinASO, and ran ... Read more

Answer:Vista 32 bit turns off after 1 minute of trying to load/start

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Hey all, hope someone here has a solution for this, since I'm going crazy.

I have an HP dv7 laptop connected via VGA to a second monitor. The screen(s) turn off and the computer goes to sleep after a minute despite my best efforts. I have every setting that I can find set to 'never,' including the power options, advanced power options, screen saver, etc. Any ideas of something I'm missing? I have a suspicion this is related to running 2 monitors but hopefully there's a fix. Thanks for any help!

Edit: I think I might have fixed it by adding a registry fix to allow the setting of 'System Unattended Timeout' to 0 minutes. Will continue testing, but I think I've fixed it for now!

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Why is my computer turns off alone after half a minute and comes to the screen in entry of windows and i need to type password and login from scratch.
 
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Answer:ideacentre a720 turns off alone after half a minute

Avis77, The Screen Saver is set to 1 minute, and has the "Require a Password" setting set. If you Right-Click on the desktop, a menu will pop-up. Select the Personalize option at the bottom of the menu. This will open a window. At the bottom-right is a button named "Screen Saver". Click it and make changes to the time and password settings. Hope this helps. Frank Olivio

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I was waking my laptop up because it was in sleep mode and I plug in my charger because the battery is currently at 47%. I don't have power saving on and I did not get any error messages. I got the windows 10 most recent update yesterday as well.  Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Compaq R3000 laptop.

This laptop came to me several weeks ago with display lighting up only a few seconds after powering up, then going out.

First Attempt: I replaced the inverter and all seemed to work well for a week or more. Then the same result as above.

Second Attempt: I replaced the CCFL and it worked for about fifteen minutes, then same as above again.

Third Attempt: I replaced both the CCFL and the inverter at the same time. It worked for about ten minutes and then began a rapid on and off flashing of the screen about three- or four times a second, increasing gradually to about eight times a second. The rapid flashing lasted about a minute and then it went off completely.

I turned it off and back on and the screen worked fine for about three minutes. Then it repeats the same flashing process again.

I can see a faint image on the screen in all the above scenarios and when it is connected to an external monitor, it works fine.

All parts replacements were bought from ebay "Top Rated" sellers and all parts were advertised as new, and looked new. The CCFLs both came with pre-attached wiring harness. Parts all came from different dealers each time.

What could be causing this?
 

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Computer worked fine, I shut it down.  Turned it back on and when I did it stayed on for a minute and then shutdown.  It now just goes on and on at about minute intervals.  It won't boot up and F8 key brings nothing.

Answer:computer turns on and off by itself at about minute intervals, won't boot up

How far does it get in the boot process? Could be a failing (or failed) power supply.

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I have a dual monitor setup running windows 10 home, and I have been facing the problem of my screens turning off after a minute or two of inactivity. My power setting is set to never turn off the screen, not sure what is causing this.

Answer:Screen turns black after a minute of inactivity

Check your Sleep settings. It sounds like your computer is set to sleep after a few minutes.
If not, download an updated driver for your Video card.

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Hello I own Toshiba Satellite C55-C1984.

Immediatlty after I turn on my laptop, it turns off and turns on again after few seconds with no apparent reason.

Should I worry about this?

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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 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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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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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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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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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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hello everyone,

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

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

please help

Answer:Satellite C660-1fv - no webcam

Originally Posted by klausikuka18


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



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

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

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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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When can we expect to be able to download the driver software to enable an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

And, when is Toshiba Support going to have enough staff to take calls within a reasonable time-frame? Sorry but a wit of 10 minutes on a premium rate number is not acceptable!

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the story goes...
bought a c660 last october 2011 and it failed and was replaced in april 2012 this year.
it now won't boot into windows - it goes as far as the windows logo but after a period, shuts off and retries.
won't go in safe mode - it stops at the same place every time and does nothing until the power button is pressed.

questions -

hardware or software related?
will toshiba give a damn or will they say "out of warranty"?

in my mind toshiba should offer a replacement as a month out of warranty is just not good enough

Answer:Satellite C660 won't boot

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there.
My advice: if you don?t have some important data saved on HDD set BIOS to default settings and install OS again using recovery DVD (I hope you have created it).

Please do this and check if Windows starts properly.

I cannot say anything about warranty. You must clarify this with Toshiba service provider.

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Hi All,

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

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

Answer:Satellite C660 - RAM Question

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

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

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

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hi all

hope someone can help me with this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

many thanks

Answer:Satellite C660 -cannot boot from ODD

Hi.

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

Hope it helps.

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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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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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Hi

I've been trying for the last few days to download display and sound drivers for my laptop. I've filtered to find the appropriate ones for my laptop, downloaded them, extracted them, it then asks me confirm that I'm happy for changes to be made at which point nothing happens. I've tried with several different downloads and none of them seem to be installing.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite C660

I don't know which C660 do you have exactly and which operating system do you use but all drivers, tools and utilities for your notebook model you can find on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Just choose your notebook model, Os and you will find all of them.
By the way: is there some problem with your machine or you just want to update certain drivers?

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

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

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

Plz help me !

Answer:Satellite C660-2DZ no drivers

Hi

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

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

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

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

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Hello, I have a problem.

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

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

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

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

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

Can you help me? What should I do?

Thank you very much.

Answer:HDD Failure on Satellite C660

Hi

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Hi guys I've been having some trouble with my laptop, need some advice.

I've had my laptop for about 4 years now. For the last couple of months the laptop just shuts down suddenly and randomly. When I click the power button the power light flashed once and the battery light flashed twice, the laptop does not turn on.

After a while it would but then shut down suddenly again.
I thought the battery was the problem so I replaced the battery, still the same problem.
I cleaned the fan and the laptop using compressed air and still the same problem.

Now the laptop does not even turn on.
When I press the power button, the power light flashes once and the battery light flashes twice but the laptop does not turn on.

Anyone faced the same problem before?? Or can somebody help me out??
Sorry for my amateurish choice of words btw
Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-119 won't start up

I think the notebook developed a hardware problem.
I guess you have no many options: you can test RAM modules because faulty RAM modules could prevent the notebook from booting. But that?s all? other parts cannot be checked by common notebook user.

If you would like to follow the troubleshooting, you would need to follow with other parts like CPU or motherboard. But this is very tricky procedure. Additionally the motherboard is an expensive part and in my eyes it?s not worth to purchase such part just for testing purposes.

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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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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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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

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.

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.

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

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

Thank You

Regards

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

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

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

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

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

Would you please suggest me what to do?

thank you

Answer:Satellite C660-1M - Need some drivers

Hi TronicBrain,

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

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

Check this!!!

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

Answer:Satellite C660-17J won't boot

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

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

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

Answer:HDD failure on Satellite C660

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

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

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Hi!

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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Good day!

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

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

Model name: TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660-1DG.

Thanks

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite C660-1DG

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

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

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

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Hi

I 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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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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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 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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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

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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I have a Toshiba Satellite C660-1NP and i want to upgrade the ram on it is.
The right ram to get or do i have to get diffrent ram

Please answer my question

toshiba user

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C660-1NP

Hi

According notebook specification this notebook can be upgraded up to 8GB. It is delivered with one single 4GB module inside so you can obtain one 4GB and put it in empty slot.

Compatible 4GB RAM has part number PA3918U-1M4G. Using this part number you can find right and compatible RAM module for memory upgrade.

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Hello,

I bought laptop Satellite Pro C660-2TQ PSC0RE-01801QGR 2 days ago and found Fn key not working.
Any one help me to enable it?

Answer:Re: Fn key is not working on Satellite Pro C660-2TQ

Hi

Go to All Programs -> Toshiba -> Flash Cards and restart this Utility.
Now if you would press Fn + F8 you should be able to switch Wlan on or off.
The FN + F9 should enabled or disable the touchpad.

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Hi,

1st of all im not from any English speaking countries so forget any accidental mistakes which a may (and i will trust me) write down.

So how i write in subject of this threat i have problem with my usb hub i try explain what exactly happening to my book but 1st i have satellite model n. c660-28v Part no. psc1ge-03j008cz running win7/64 and on Toshiba support in section for this specific book cant find any usb generic hub driver or any driver related to USB at all

Some about 2 month i reinstall my OS not with recovery but with clean OS and i have problem since.
From this time im not able to find or repair this driver something is working but not all .... some external disks, flash drives, mice, keyboards doesn't work at all even before re-installation all works just fine.

Its not that bad but sometime this drives me crazy especially in time when im in time-pressed situation when i dont have time for troubles like this

Book still telling me that i have newest drivers even after uninstallation and restart.
if this is insufficient data just ask

Thx for any advice or support which u may give me

Sepo

Answer:Satellite C660-28V - USB hub problem

Hi

I?ve checked specification for your notebook and as I can see your notebook was originally offered with Win7 64bit so I don't understand why you don't use this original version.
You could install original recovery image and just optimize it to your needs.

Ok you maybe want to have Ultimate version and your own OS installation should not be problem because all necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can download from Toshiba drivers download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Of course we don't know what have you installed and how it looks like when you open device manager. Are all hardware components installed and listed properly?

Anyway, what I can say is that all Win7 64bit drivers, tools and utilities are available and you should install all of them.
The right installation order is as follow:
Windows 7 64bit
TOSHIBA Assist
Intel Chipset SW Installation Utility
Intel Management Engine Interface
Intel Display Driver
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Realtek Audio Driver
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
Realtek LAN Driver
Synaptics Touch Pad Driver
Realtek Card Reader
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
Wireless LAN Driver
ConfigFree
TOSHIBA Network Device ID Registry Setting Tool
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA HDD_SSD Alert
TOSHIBA Ser... Read more

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I am using Satellite C660-1TE


with part No. PSC1NE -008007AR


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

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

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

Can you find them?

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,
Ryan.

Answer:Satellite C660-2QN and new battery

>Satellite Pro battery fit a regular Satellite C660?

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

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

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

Answer:Burning a DVD to Satellite C660

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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



P.S :Sorry if I posted right place

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite C660-1CH

Hello

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

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

If you need more help you are welcome.

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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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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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Satellite Pro C660 will not turn on. no sounds, no lights just completing dead.

any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 will not turn on

Hi

On this virtual way it is not possible to offer some precise diagnostic. All you can do is to disconnect AC power supply, remove battery and leave it for a while. Then press power button and hold it for 15 or 20 seconds.
After doing this connect AC power supply and try to start it again.

What happen when you do this?

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm waiting for your kind reply thanks .

Answer:Upgrading RAM on my Satellite C660-15G

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

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Hi

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

Sorry. Google translate.

Answer:Satellite C660 will not boot from USB

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

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

What happen when you do this?

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Hi,

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Several keyboard lag

Hey,

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

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

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

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Hi friends

I have Satellite C660 its built-in mic and external mic not working
Can any one help me?

Answer:Satellite C660 - mic is not working

We don't have enough info to understand your problem.
Which operating system do you use?
Is sound driver installed on your machine?

When you open control panel > sound > recording, is any recording device listed there?

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

Answer:Satellite C660-155 - cannot use FN keys

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

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

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Hi 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

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Another question : What is So-Dimm?

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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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