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Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

Question: Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

Hi there!

I helped my neighbour to find a new laptop, and the whole setup and startup.

We ordered a C670-11Q and it works really well, theres just one annoyance.
The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

I don't know if this laptop has a shock sensor to do this? The laptop was sitting flat on the table, and there where NO vibrations while it's doing it. There are no clicks while under load, but they occur randomly while idling or normal surfing/writing.

I also checked power saving options and disabled them to turn of the disc, no help.
This also seemed weird, because the clicks often occur several times in a row. But it definitely does it more when running on battery.

I'm running the newest BIOS and drivers from the support area (as of yesterday).
The disc is set to performance mode, i didn't test battery saving - should i?

And no, the disc hasen't taken any beating. I was the first person to turn it on.

The drive is from Hitachi, i ran their analysis - no errors.

Any help is greatly appreciated :o)

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Answer: Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

> The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

One of my notebook?s HDD makes such noise too.

I?m not exactly sure why but I think also that this is the disks head which moves into save position.

However, I think that this is not really a malfunction since the notebook runs pretty well and I didn?t notice any problems with the HDD or the files? but I created a backup of my files? just to be safe ? you know?
I think you should backup the date just to be safe?

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Repost of question with link to problem, not mine but same noise.
Question is this normal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFN1kbDKXQ

thanks for replies

des

Answer:Loud HDD noise on Satellite C670

It sounds really bad. In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check it and, if necessary, exchange the HDD.

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Hi

I have just purchased a Satellite C670 satellite laptop.
Every few minuetes it make a loud click/clunk noise from inside, hard drive ?? is this normal

look forward to your replys

des

Answer:Every few minuetes Satellite C670 make a loud click/clunk noise

On this virtual way we cannot hear it and cannot say if this is normal or not but fact is that HDD produce clicking noise. It is not extremely loud but you can hear it.
Are you sure this noise comes from HDD. Does it click when HDD LED blinks?

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Hi,

I have just got a Satellite C670. Overall I am happy with it, but it makes a strange "popping"noise every 5 mins or so.

It seems to come from the right hand side under the number pad.
It does not seem to affect performance.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Stuart

Answer:Satellite C670 - Strange 'popping' noise

Hi

Maybe it is a noise coming from the HDD.
Sometimes I can hear a similar noise on my non-Toshiba notebook.
This appears since the HDD upgrade?
Usually it?s nothing serious? so I think you don?t need to be afraid

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When I turn on the comp all I get is a blank black screen with the words ?Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter? I then have to turn it off and on again so it starts properly, its happened twice in a row, but when happens I can hear a loud clicking coming from inside the tower, I?d like to know if it?s a common problem that can be fixed/sorted on the cheap, or is it time for a new computer, (Its about 3yrs old HP media centre, on XP)Thanks in advanceSteve.

Answer:Loud clicking noise on start up

Hi .

Could be various things.

First thing to check...would be the boot order in the BIOS. Make sure that the hard drive is the 1st boot option.

The loud clicking...is normally considered to be an indication of hard drive problems (if the noise emanates from the hard drive. Soooo...open the case, boot the system...and see if you can do a visual/audial verification of just where the noise might be originating.

Fans (or any other moving parts) can cause noises, as well as case vibration...it only takes a minute to hone in on the origin.

While you have the case open, take a look and see who the manufacturer is and write down the model number of your hard drive. It should be capable of easily being momentarily removed so that you can see this data.

Louis

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hi my grandaughter switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down first,since then every time i put it on i get a loud clicking noise from the back at the top,i think it is near or on the fan,i cant use it now does anyone know what it may be?please help.
 

Answer:loud clicking noise from back of computer.

switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down firstClick to expand...

What do you mean by this?
from the back at the topClick to expand...

From this, I assume the problem PC is a desktop computer?

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If it is a desktop computer, try opening the panel on the side of the computer to narrow down just what the noise is coming from.
 

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Dell Inspiron 3721 - 3 yrs old, running Windows 10  Started making loud clicking noise when trying to boot - sometimes it would boot, sometimes I had to try and restart a few times. It clicks about once per 1 or 2 seconds, then never starts up.

Answer:Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

Hi Janbiv2
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please run diagnostics from f12 menu and observe for any clicking noise during test. 
The noise could be either from fan or from the HD. 
You can remove the HD and try on another machine if possible or try another HD on this machine. 
Also run the machine without the HD and observe if the noise stops. 
Do keep us posted about the test results. 

Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
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Every so often, my new IBM DeskStar 180GXP 180 gig makes a loud clicking noise... it seems to be like every few minutes on the dot. A few minutes pass, click, a few more minutes, click.... It's quite annoying. This is a new drive I'm not sure what could be wrong with it. I can't see anything actually wrong with the drive apart from that it makes this annoying noise. There is no data loss.Any ideas?

Answer:New IBM DeskStar 180GXP makes loud clicking noise

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I am quite happy with my Yoga and sensitivity of my touchpad, however the clicking sound is ridiculous, it is very loud and can be heard in the next room Someone already uploded a video showing it: http://youtu.be/XPJ7D96EAY8I have tried new T440p, it has the same type of touchpad, but it is much much smoother and quiter.    

Answer:Thinkpad YOGA touchpad loud clicking noise.

Hi Gudvinus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting loud clicking noise from the touchpad of your ThinkPad Yoga.
 
Check if the sound is mechanical from the device itself and not related to the speakers at all.  If it is mechanical, possibly something is loose under the touchpad.
 
I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
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OOHHHH! NNOOOO! I've been trying to help a friend connect their Vaio laptop to their existing comcast network through a Lynxys wireless router and a comcast motorola modem.I was having problems with the wireless adapter so I disabled it.Then I had a comcast tech guy set up the connection remotely.By the time he finished trying umteen settings and resets I can no longer connect wireless or ethernet adapters to internet explorer.The motherboard just keeps making fast, loud, clicking noises trying to connect but does not go to (internet can not display this page) and an icon appears with an x over a signal path on the bottom address bar.I uninstalled and reinstalled both adapters twice.The second time the adapters appear under connect to but they no longer appear under device management. They never got the recovery disks for the OS. The comcast tech guy said to buy the recovery disks from Sony and maybe that will fix the drivers. Will thIs work?
 

Answer:Vaio with XP fast,loud,clicking noise, no network

can we see the following
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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Hi,
I have a strange thing going on with my fan, she keeps making a loud noise despite the laptop is cool.

What is even stranger is when i play a game, the laptop become hotter of course and the fan start turning with high speed but with a normal noise, it almost disappears after 15min gaming or so..
and when i close the game the laptop starts to cool down and the fan starts to be loud.
btw, i opened the laptop, and i cleaned the every component, i disassembled the fan and cleaned it, it wasn't that dirty since the laptop is almost two years old, but i didn't renew the thermal paste in the cpu or the graphic card. but i dont think that matters since the laptop is cool when the fan is being noisy.

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Hi ,

I have a strange thing going on with the fan, it makes a loud noise when the laptop is at cool temperature.

Other strange thing is when i open a demanding app like games, the laptop starts to be hotter of course and the fan became to her normal sound. when i close the game, the laptop gets cooler and the noise of the fan cameback.
i opened the laptop and i cleaned the components, such as the fan, and nothing has changed.
since the temperature is low i dont think i have to change the thermal paste in the cpu and the gpu.

tldr; loud strange noise of fan when laptop is cool, and a normal sound while opening a demanding app.

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I bought L555-12V at MediaMarkt two days ago. The fan noise is terribly loud.
The fan turns at 70-80% with a CPU load of just 2 or 3 % when just surfing with firefox and no other open programs.

It sounds like a hair-drier. It's so loud you can't stand to be near the laptop for more than 10 minutes. This makes it impossible to work with.

I have tried everything. Uninstalled unnecessary software, altered the Windows power profiles, changed the Toshiba Power Saver settings; on ?maximum performance? the fan never turns off and on ?battery optimized? the fan is off for a minute then on at an incredibly loud 80% for a minute and so on. On/Off.

Is anyone else having these problems with fan noise?

Is this the same problem that A500 owners had with the BIOS 1.20 on their machines?


Will there be a BIOS update for the L555-12V like there was for the A500?
This cured their fan noise fault. At present there is no new BIOS posted on the support page.

If not I will have to take the laptop back for a refund. I would find that a shame as the laptop seems otherwise fine. However this machine is unusable for any length of time in it's current state.

Answer:Loud fan noise on Satellite L555-12V

> changed the Toshiba Power Saver settings; on ?maximum performance? the fan never turns off and on ?battery optimized? the fan is off for a minute then on at an incredibly loud 80% for a minute and so on. On/Off.

maximum performance means that the cooling modules would run with full power. This means that the fan will run always!

battery optimized means that the cooling fans will start to rotate only if the temperature would reach an certain level? therefore the cooling modules goes off if the temperature would decreases and would start again if the temperature level would increase?

> Will there be a BIOS update for the L555-12V like there was for the A500?
Who knows? I have checked the Toshiba European driver page and didn?t find an BIOS update for L555-12V (PSLWSE) series? I found a BIOS only for PSLW8E series?

However, I think you should wait a little bit and should check the driver page in the next time? maybe new BIOS would be available?

Greets

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Hello,

I just purchased the Toshiba Satellite Z830 - 10J and am very surprised by the loud fan noise!

I read on other forums that the noise might be louder depending on the device or that a BIOS update might help slowing down the fan activity when the laptop is running idle. Does someone know if there is a remedy to the fan noise?

For me it is really impossible to work with such an ongoing noise!!!

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Loud Fan noise on Satellite Z830-10J

At the moment don?t think about BIOS update.
What you should try at first is to change ?Cooling method settings?.

Open power profile that you use (probably Balanced) > Advanced power options > Toshiba Power Saver Settings > Cooling Method and change both options to ?Battery Optimized?.

It should reduce cooling fan activity.

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I have a new Satellite Radius laptop it is about 3 weeks old. the laptop fan nosie has become very loud and sounds like - pretty loud - bee in flight. Can anything be done, iits so loud that the laptop is almost unusable. Is this a common Toshiba issue, I did not notice the noise until today, I think it has suddenly become very loud

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I recently purchased a Toshiba-P500 in Late October/Early November and recently the hard-drive light will flash non-stop while there are clicking noises coming from the laptop (Even if im doing nothing)

Also my fan will randomly get REALLY loud but usually runs mediumly loud all the time, I've rarely heard it actually quiet even when I first start it up and nothing is running

The laptop itself is on my desk and elevated up so the fan is completely ventilated, Also the surface is regularly wiped down (about twice a week)

Answer:Satellite P500 - Fan overly loud and makes clicking noises

Hi There

If the clicking or knocking sound is happening with high HDD use and sounds like a light tap with a light hammer on wood then it's your HDD and not necessarily the fan.
Fans generally have a hummimg and more regular whining sund when failing.

First thing I'd do is take you laptop somewhere cool in temperature and prepare to back up your HDD files if you haven't already.
Second thing is to install a utility which will let you analyse the SMART indicators for your HDD(s) - mine has 2x 500Gb HDDs, this should tell you if the HDD thinks it's about to die.
There is also a diagnosis utility called PC Diagnostic Tool available via All Prorams/TOSHIBA/Utilities if you have installed it.

I would then look into contacting your local Toshiba support centre to get your macine checked out and any warranty covered items replaced.

BR/
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Hello

Today I was playing my games, as usual until my laptop starting making very, very loud buzzing noises. I instantly turned off the laptop. Left if for a bit and turned back on. Again, extremely loud noises. I'm scared to turn it back on now. Im thinking it's the fan as that is where the noise is coming from but I can't be sure.

Any advice on what to do? Any one else had this problem?

Thanks
Frozensin

Answer:My Satellite C855 is making very loud noise

On this virtual way we cannot say for sure what the problem is but I can imagine that cooling fan is responsible for this.
From the first moment when you switch your notebook ON cooling fan is active so I would like to know if you can hear this noise from the first second after start-up.

Is there some other kind of vibration?

Of course it is also interesting to know if your notebook has valid warranty or not. If yes I strongly recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.
They can order and exchange cooling vent.

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Hello,

Recently my laptop cooling fan started running continously with a loud noise. When the screen is idle it stops for few sec and starts again. I have changed the power options to balanced in control panel but it didnt work. Even the BIOS is the latest one. Refering to discussion forums I have changed to 'selective start up' thru 'msconfig' but nothing worked.

It is 8 months old. The noise is very disturbing. Can anyone please help me in this regard?

Many Thanks
Sammy

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - Cooling fan runs with a loud noise

Hi buddy,

> Refering to discussion forums I have changed to 'selective start up' thru 'msconfig'
I never heard about something like this?

Have you already tested it with battery optimized cooling method? Balanced power profile uses also maximum performance for cooling so you have to edit the power profile and choose battery optimized cooling for every power profile on battery and AC adapter. An information about all power plan options you can find here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD84026Q0000R01.htm

You wrote that your notebook is already 8 months old. Did you clean it in the past?

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Hello,

yesterday I have buy the Satellite P200-1ft.

The problem: the second harddisk is very loud.
I never heard a notebook that is so loud like this thing, it's never normal.

Can I send the harddisk to toshiba or must I send the complete Notebook to reclame the harddisk?

Answer:Satellite P200-1ft: second harddisk makes a loud noise

Hi Uli

You cannot send only a notebook part to the Toshiba authorized service provider.
If you think something is wrong with the HDD then you have to contact the ASP in your country and the guys should be able to help you.

But note; if the HDD is loud then this doesn?t mean that there is a hardware malfunction.
My HDD clicks and makes some noises since 3 years but it runs well, without any troubles?

Greetings mate

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Hi,

have bought few month's ago Toshiba Satellite U400 and everything was perfect and i just bought it because i do not like sounds.
When i surf on the net i like it to be quite, but these last 5 days it has started to sound.

Toshiba U400 works and it takes out to much "Air" from the side and just sound all the time, even if i open IE or MSN or anything, and before it just did sometime but now it does often.

Please help me because this is very annoying and it sounds to much, and i do not like it, why has this start to happend now and not before? and what can i do about it?

thnx.

Answer:Satellite U400 - loud noise coming from cooling modules

Hi

What you can do?
Well, first of all you have to ensure that your cooling modules holes are free of dust.
I recommend using the compressed air spray in order to remove the dust from cooling grilles and fans.
In most cases the dust prevents the air circulation which causes a higher temperature and therefore fans would rotate faster.

Secondly you could change the power saver settings to ?more battery like?.
If you are using Win XP then you should check the Toshiba Power Saver.
There you could set the CPU processing speed and cooling performance to a lower level

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Hi,

I am using a u500-1dr..i have recently encountered this problem

The system hangs and the speaker emitted a screeching noise...i have to restart the system..after i restart I get a message in system tray area saying " intel rapidsahre technology service is not running" ...

Answer:Satellite U500- System Hangs and Loud Sreeching Noise

Have you noticed this behaviour from the first day?
Have you tried to reinstall OS using HDD recovery option to see if these issues persist with ?factory settings??

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Hello, My name is Maria and I am from Moscow.


I have purchased this laptop (Toshiba Satelite L 670-15) on 16th of december 2010 and from the very beginning I had problems with it. Before I managed to install any programs, it said to me: " There isn't enough memory", I couldn't install important updates and software was working very slow. I took it to the service center RSS and by warranty they changed a harddrive there and reinstalled Windows.

Later, approximately in a month, my laptop began to get hot, very bad, like iron and to turn off. My friend cleaned and blew the laptop with a canned air. First three weeks it worked good, then the problem repeated. Before the end of my warranty period left not so many time and I took it to the service center again.

They took my laptop and said: "Your laptop is getting hot, it needs to be cleaned, it is not warranty fixing and it will cost 1750 rubles (about 54 dollars). Is it normal? Why at least on the warranty period you can not offer me a free fixing? In the service center I was told, that there was no any other problems, except of dust, but I'm always using my laptop at home, it's very clean here and no dust, I use the laptop, according to user's manual and I don't understand how in such a short period of time it's getting so dirty, that I can not work on it!

I need this laptop for my work, but service center took my laptop for more, than 2 weeks, though I refused from paid fixing. After that I sen... Read more

Answer:Satellite L670-15 - Overheating and loud fan noise causing crash?

>They took my laptop and said: "Your laptop is getting hot, it needs to be cleaned, it is not warranty fixing and it will cost 1750 rubles (about 54 dollars). Is it normal?

I?m afraid the ASP is right and this is not warranty case?

> I was told, that there was no any other problems, except of dust, but I'm always using my laptop at home, it's very clean here and no dust, I use the laptop, according to user's manual and I don't understand how in such a short period of time it's getting so dirty, that I can not work on it!

It?s nothing unusual that notebook?s cooling fans needs to be cleaned from time to time. I do that with my two different notebooks from different manufacturers.
I use my notebook at home, the other while traveling and both needs to be cleaned. I use a simple compressed air spray to get the dust removed.
This is good enough to keep the cooling modules clean.

Here is a nice and useful document from Toshiba knowledge base:
+How to clean the cooling system of a Toshiba notebook+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7A01ZZ000AR01.htm

But if cleaning the cooling modules does not help, I would recommend changing the settings in power management of the Win 7.
Go to:
Changes in Operating System:
Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method

Here try the setting: Max performance.

Furthermore go to TOSHIBA HW Setup -->... Read more

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Anyone had this? Machine only a couple of months old. Just desktop usage. Has happened about 3 times now.

Suddenly makes very loud noise - more like a road drill than anything else - then crashes.

Answer:Satellite Pro L850 - very loud buzzing/drilling noise before crashing

Is this noise produced by cooling fan or HDD activity? Maybe both of them?

Of course it is not easy to say what is wrong there but I presume some background activity may be responsible for that.
Or have you noticed that some application that you use ends with system crash.

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Being a novice with computers I need some advice as to the operation of my new laptop, which is an upgrade from my previous version (5 years old)

Whilst using the computer there is a "clicking" noise made by the computer every few minutes.
Is this sound normal ? If it is normal what causes the clicking sound ?

I have an older version of the Satellite laptop and it never made this sound.

Hoping for some advise as to this noise

Answer:Satellite L850 and clicking noise

I have L850-13R and do not have clikcing noise.
It could come from HDD which is not good.

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Hey Guys,

I?ve bought my A500 one month ago and since i have it, there is a clicking noise on the right side, so where the Num-Lock Button is.
I don?t think it?s the HDD because its not an permanent clicking, its like *click* some seconds later *click* and so on...
I heard that NHC (Notebook Hardware Control) should solve the problem but i have windows 7 64-bit and NHC doesn?t work under this version.
So do you Guys have an idea what i can do to stop this clicking?? :)

Sorry for my english but i?m from germany ;)

Answer:Satellite A500 - Clicking Noise

Hi,

> I don?t think it?s the HDD because its not an permanent clicking, its like click some seconds later click and so on

As I know only Hdd can make clicking noise in the laptops.

> I?ve bought my A500 one month ago

Don't wait and go to the Asp (service center) that you can find here:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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I have used Satellite L875-12p for about a month.

Since last week, I start to notice clicking noise randomly occurs from the right corner of touch mouse pad. This is quite weird since this laptop is quite new.

What do I have to do to solve this problem?

Answer:Satellite L875-12P - clicking noise

This clicking noise can be produced by hard disc drive. Watch it carefully next days and if this will get worse contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. In worst case they will replace HDD, for free of course.

If you have some important data saved on HDD, from time to time make back-ups.

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Having problems with my Satellite A200, which is approx 2yrs old. 2 days ago it beeped once. I

continued working then shut down with no problems. I restarted again and had no issues. Then, as of yesterday it will not go past the Microsoft logo at start up. After waiting a while there is a clicking coming from it. Roughly the same thing happened to me last year with the same laptop. Starting from scratch and reinstalling the OS solved the problem (until now).

Obviously I can do this again but I want to know if this is a known issue with this type of laptop or is it something I am unwittingly doing?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A200 Won't start up and clicking noise

Hi,

You say about a clicking coming from it. It can be HDD, I guess. i recommend you to back up all necessary staff if you have and be ready for its malfunction.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A (Windows 7 Home Premium). It was bought brand new around 3 weeks ago. I've noticed that, besides the fan noise, the bottom of the laptop makes a clicking or buzzing noise. The laptop has blue screened twice, something about memory dump or management. I don't really mind the noise, I just want to make sure there's nothing wrong with the laptop's hardware.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
 

Answer:Clicking noise from new Toshiba Satellite laptop?

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I find the clicking noise of the mouse left and right key irritates people near me when working in quiet environment. Is there a way yo silence it?

Answer:Satellite R - Disabling the clicking noise of mouse

Hi severad,

I don?t know what notebook model have but there is no way to silence the touchpad buttons but I?m wondering why you find them to loud.

But what you can do is the tapping function of touchpad instead touchpad buttons. Check control panel > Mouse > Advanced > Advanced features if it?s enabled and how to use it.

Here is also a thread that could be useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=59356

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I bought my Toshiba Satellite P850-12z a couple of weeks ago and since day 1 it has made this annoying clicking noise. After a week or so of trying to ignore it, I've been looking into what it is. I presumed it was the click of death but found out that it is actually a feature of the hard drive, meant to protect the disk if it is dropped, by parking the head on a ramp when idle.

Apparently it is meant to do this every 30 seconds or so but mine has been doing it ever 1-10 seconds and i can't stand it anymore. I have tried a few solutions such as changing power management options to their highest but nothing has worked. Some people have found that running programs like 'QuietHDD' but these all seem to be for 32bit, and none work on windows 7 as they need to be run as an administrator.

I have about 4 days left til my 21-day returns policy runs out and I need to know if there is a way to change this or if I should return the thing. The only thing I have found that helps is to keep the HDD active with defrag, but this only works for about 20 minutes at a time. I've had laptops before and never had this problem and there is no way I can put up with that noise for 3 hours while trying to write an essay.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replys,

Becaa

Answer:Satellite P850 - HDD Headparking/ annoying clicking noise

Hi

The clicking noise is nothing unusual and from my experience it depends on HDD which is built in the notebook.
I?ve got two notebooks with different HDDs.
One HDD creates such clicking noise, the other doesn?t.

On my Toshiba notebook the ?HDD protection Utility? is installed which helps to protect the HDD drive from mechanical damage.
If this Utility is enabled or active, the head of the HDD is exposed. The internal accelerator sensor measures the vibrations and if the vibrations are too strong, the sensor unload the HDD head to avoid the disk damage.

If you want you can uninstall or disable this feature but I?m not sure if this will eliminate the clicking noise?
If you could not stand this noise, you could test another HDD

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Hi
I purchased this laptop a couple of months ago. Recently the hard drive has been making clunk-click noises, either when left idle or when used. Once it starts it usually keeps going. Its louder than the normal sounds of hard disk activity, and occurs every few seconds. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is it likely a sign of mechanical fault and possible hard disk crash, or is it a normal occurence? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Daniel

Answer:Hard Drive Clicking Noise on Satellite P100-240

It doesnt look normal to me. I once faced such issue in my old laptop and I got the hard disk replaced as it stopped working after sometime.

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Hi,

i have a toshiba satelite L300d 11v and having googled my problem ive had no succes in finding an answer so here i am, this is whats happening

1. random clicking noise coming thru speakers when typing

2. when typing any word with two leters next to each other the same only one wil apear, so i have to go back and ad the mising leter

3. when presing back space to delete a leter it only moves back one space then i have to wait a few seconds, pres again to delete one more character. constantly taping key also moves back one space, if i hold back space down it wil stil only move back one character.

hope you can help, thanks

Answer:Clicking noise thru speakers when typing - Satellite L300D-11v

Hi,

I have read in this forum that keyboard problems may be solved updating Bios. You should try it:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=60

you can check if a new version is available for your lap:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Note, Bios update is a tricky procedure that can finish with total system collapse if it goes wrong. Moreover, the warranty doesn't cover bios failure. Anyway, try to restore os to bring the factory setting before touching the bios

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Hi,

running a Satellite P845t-10G with Windows 8, says Reboot and select proper boot device when booted up, and makes a clicking noise, sounds like from the region of the harddrive. laptop is 6 months old.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite P845t-10G is not booting up, making clicking noise

It is possible that HDD is troublemaker. I presume clicking noise is from HDD.
What happen exactly when you press power button?

Anyway, I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. If HDD is defective you will get new one and it will be replaced for free. Warranty will cover all costs.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

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When I start up my computer, I get a clicking sound like morse code, and my computer freezes until the noise stops. I originally had Windows 8 on the computer and had the problem then.

I hated Windows 8 anyway so I removed it and installed Windows 7 Home Premium thinking this would remove the problem but it did not. When I had Windows 8 installed the noise would start at random times, but in Windows 7 it only seems to happen at start up.

The clicking can go for from 5 minutes to 20 minutes and it does not seem to make any difference if I restart the computer. The mouse can still be moved but there is no response when I click on something.

Some have suggested it is from the hard drive but it is deffinately from the speakers.
When I am able to change the volume, the clicking changes volume too.

This is driving me nuts!
Has anybody got any ideas as to what is causing this problem?

Answer:Satellite C850 - Clicking noise and freezes at startup

>Some have suggested it is from the hard drive but it is definitely from the speakers.

I thought you are speaking about the clicking noise coming from the HDD?

Start the notebook, press F2 and access the BIOS.
Is the clicking noise noticeable now?

What happens when the headphones are plugged in?

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Please can anyone tell me how to switch off the 'clicking' noise that the mouse buttons make when they're depressed?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite U500-1E0 - how to switch off the mouse 'clicking' noise

Hi

What clicking noise do you mean?
The clicking noise which is made by touchpad?
Is it mechanical noise or does this noise come from the speakers?

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Hello everyone,

my friend bought a Toshiba Satellite c670d-11r in Germany over a catalogue (Otto to be precise) with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it,

After a few months he brought it to a Computer shop and service in the Town he lives in to get a fresh installation of Windows. A day ago he came to visit me and complained how slow it was and asked me to install Windows again and that's what i did.

After the installation i asked him about the drivers CD he has no clue where it is or if he even got one so i downloaded all the drivers from the site and installed it on his laptop except the Display Driver.

First i have unpacked in the Appdata path wich was preset but it wouldn't launch after the extraction so i gave in a custom path and tried to run ''Installtb.exe" but again nothing happened so i have decided to run the "Setup.exe" it started the installation of CCC and afther the installation i've checked "Dxdiag" but it still wouldn't recognize the GPU in the display tab as in the previous version of Windows,as a ''Radeon HD 6320'' but as a "Standard Video Card" i have tried everyhing i could come up with but nothing really helped,a bit later i have noticed a clicking noise where i think the HDD should be (right of the touchpad) i thought i broke something but he said he noticed that clicking too a few weeks ago.

I will post the dxdiag log now if that will help.


+System Information+

Time of this report: 2/25/2012,... Read more

Answer:Display driver issues and clicking noise with Satellite C670D-11R

Hi

Regarding the HDD clicking noise:
This is nothing unusual? can happen with some kind of HDDs?I own some HDDs (internal and external)? two HDDs produce an clicking noise sometimes? but the HDD run and work properly? so I guess its ok? but nevertheless? if possible, backup the data always?

Regarding the ATI driver:
The notebook belongs to the PSC4AE series.
Choosing the C670D PSC4AE series in driver download form of Toshiba European driver page would show you the compatible driver v8.812.2.2.

You have to download this and unzip the package firstly.
Now you should see the TCA0056800E.exe file.
This file has to be unzipped too?

Now go to device manager and choose graphic card.
Here choose install driver and choose the manual installation procedure. Now point to the folder where you have unzipped the display driver.
As far as I know the driver files for Win 64bit are placed in driver -> display folder
Usually the Windows OS should pick up the right files in order to install the driver?

That?s it?

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Computer was working perfectly and from one shot down to the next turn on it started to produce a clicking/popping noise and the screen was black for about 2 minutes before the log-in screen appeared. I have windows 10 to the latest upgrades.
Can you help with this issue? it seems that everytime it gets longer to have the log-in screen to come in.

Thanks
Julio Gonzalez

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Hi, thanks for reading.

Recently I've noticed that when my laptop is plugged into the power supply, the transformer makes a faint clicking noise, just loud enough to be heard over a movie running at full volume but not loud enough to be heard unless you're listening for it.
The clicking is sporadic and doesn't seem to link up with what's happening on the laptop.
I've been told that it could have been an overheating problem but I've only had the laptop for a couple of months and the longest I've charged it for at one time is about 8 hours.

There doesn't seem to be any adverse effect on the computer but it's got me a bit concerned.

Thanks for your help,
Marlon

Answer:Satellite L300 - Power transformer makes faint clicking noise

if some technician can open your adapter, he will find a blown capacitor "the biggest one" change it

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Often when I either swipe through the first picture or put my phone to sleep it will make some kind of clicking noise I don't know what it is but if I turn ringer and notification sound off then it stops happening

Answer:Why is my phone making a clicking noise or cracking noise?

Go to settings > ringtones+sounds > under "play a sound" you can enable/disable sounds for various events.

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I sure hope you guys can help. I'm on travel for work and this computer is driving me nuts. I would just format but all my CDs are at home.The computer is making the clicking noises like when using internet explorer - click on a link and it makes a noise - its doing this a lot. It also randomly plays music for a few seconds at almost max volume. Everything else seems to be working OK, just slow internet but I think that has to do with the hotel internet being slow.What I have done so far:1. Full scan with Symantec Endpoint (updated of course), nothing found.2. Spybot full scan: found a few things but still making noises3. Malwarebytes full scan: found a few more things but still making noises.4. Ran Combo Fix on advice from a friend and THEN found this site.- ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))c:\documents and settings\Joe\Application Data\inst.exec:\windows\system32\st326159.dllMBR is infected with the Whistler Bootkit !!-BTW, I tried to run GMER and it shut down my computer mid scan.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joe at 4:34:04.84 on Fri 07/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3572.2542 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* ... Read more

Answer:Random clicking noise, blip noise and music

Good evening. Please download MBRCheck.exe by a_d_13 from here and save it to your Desktop. Double click the file to begin the scan. A Command Window will open and after the scan has completed you will be prompted to press <ENTER> to exit. A text file called MBRCheck_date/time.txt can be found on the Desktop. I'd like you to post the contents in your next reply.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Download Preformat.zip from here and save it to your Desktop. You will need to extract the file.Right click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...In the 'Extraction Wizard' window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again. In the final window, click on FinishYou should now see a folder with a .vbs file in it. Double click Preformat.vbs to run it and a text file called Preformat.txt should be created in the same folder - either that or you'll get an error message.Please copy and paste the contents of the text file into your next reply and then you can delete both of the folders and their contents.

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Hi.
My satellite c670 has an i3-2310M as you can see here :
http://www.toshiba.co.il/en/disconti...lite-c670-145/

My question is : I would like to knox if I can upgrade it, which CPU are compatible?
On this list there are lot of CPU with the same socket, but I know that it depends of the motherboard too :
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Inte...10M_(PGA).html

So, wich CPU are compatible with my laptop?

Thank you.

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My laptop has died - the motherboard no longer works - and I have advertised it for sale for parts/spares.

I have been offered ?30 for it.

Is this a good deal? Should I accept?

Any thoughts would be good.

Thanks.

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Hello
First I should say hello to all on forum.
I am having difficulty loading xp on to my Satellite C670. I have tried to find drivers for the sata, no luck, so I can F6 as I load xp, also gone into bios and set to compatibility. No luck at all yet.
Does anyone know the correct drivers I need and also how to do it.
Thanks
thyristor44

Answer:How to load XP on a Satellite C670?

Hello

Which C670 do you have exactly?
Toshiba offers 10 different models (different part number).

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Hi all,

My Satellite notebook (C670-12x) does not recognize any hard drives (bios startup). I tried with several hard drives. I was wondering if a Bios update would help? Is there a Flash Bios update for CD boot?

I allready tried to convert the Bios driver to an image/bootable CD, but that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,
Gunther

Answer:Satellite C670-12x does not recognize any HDD

I don?t think BIOS update will help. Try to set BIOS to default settings and check it again. If the same happen again it can be that HDD controller is defective.

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I've been having this laptop for long time and i decided to power it up a bit and buy new pair of RAM memorry. I checked the motherboard model and swa it requires DD3L 800 or 1066 Hz ram memmory up to 8 gb. Therefore i bought 1066 hz 2x4 GB DD3 memmory asumming it is compatible. However i noticed it doesnt work on windows 64 bit while it works on windows 10 32 bit operating system... The 64x os just wont boot and goes into boot loop.

Is it possible that the memory isnt compatible? Can you suggest me some solutions?

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Hi all,

I have a C670-19K for a while now
http://www.toshiba-greece.com/suppor...oduct/laptops/ ( Greek web site for info about the laptop )

Have upgrade it a bit : 8gb ram and new ssd things are running little bit faster now, bought a cooling pad 17 inch ( 2x160mm fans spin at 1000rpm ) that doesn't do much work on Toshiba armor, have clean and change the thermal paste over time at CPU and GPU, have clean as well the fan + the thermal metal body part , battery have died over time haven't replace that !

I recently made a format ( yesterday ) and today decide to have a further look in my gaming section to see if everything is alright, i have a application to counts the temperature to make sure i`m running good without issues when gaming or multitasking
Before the format i have seen numbers up to 99c with out making the laptop BBQ, but for safety reasons it was turning off which fine for me
After format when it reach 84~85c computer is turning off for safety reasons !!

Am i missing a specific driver that i didn't add ? And which is that ? Can u provide a link for this ?

Did have a look at the web
Bios doesn't have adjustment for temperature
Have formatted the laptop sometime ago and it worked fine afterwards
Have installed the drivers from Toshiba web-site in order to run the laptop

Thanks for your time !!

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I specifically bought the Toshiba Satellite (my fourth in a row) to take advantage of the lovely harmon/kardon speakers.

I find that the volume is going loud and soft all the time, specifically going softer when there appears to be something in the music (or whatever Im listening to) that would normally go louder. It's almost as if it is trying to 'normalise' the volume. Whatever is happening, it sounds terrible.

I've done a quick search on thee forums and I can't see a solution. I have seen on the greater internets (simply google Toshiba loud soft" and it pops up) someone else with the same problem.

I've messed around with the sound for hours at a time and had absolutely no luck.

I'm at my wits end. Can some please help me?

Answer:Satellite P500 - sound going loud-soft-loud

Have you discovered "Smart Audio" in your control panel? - I no nothing about what it does but there are lots of icons and sliders to play with!
I also know that my "Windows Update" has nvidia high definition audio driver -August 09 sitting there as an optional update

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Another example of customer support! My kid bought one of these but we cannot fathom out how to insert the @ into text, despite the more or less useless User Guide and searching the internet, my kid has a Toshiba with which she cannot send an email!

Or are we just stupid, after 9 hours of trying we certainly feel stupid?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Cannot find @ sign

Hi buddy,

This has nothing to do with customer support.

I think you have set the wrong keyboard language. If you press Shift + i you should get the @ sign?

Important is that you change the language from EN (US) to EN (UK). You can do this if you navigate to control panel > clock, language and regional > regional and language options. Go to keyboards and languages tab and then click change keyboards. Click Add and select the keyboard layout you would like to add.

Or just watch this Youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G015Lna65hs

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Satelilite c670 - 188 WOW shutdown after 20 - 30 minutes game.
my notebook shutdown cpu temperature 86-90 degrees.

I used to play normally. Now your computer is overheating!
the laptop is on the stands with fans!!!

Answer:Satellite C670-188 shut down playing WOW

Hi

It seems high temperature causes this unexpected shut down.
Did you use the notebook on the table?
There should be enough free space to keep the air circulating.

Furthermore you should check if the cooling fans are not clogged by dust or debris.
This might affect the air circulation too? I clean my fans from time to time and this keeps the temperature low.

What graphic card driver do you use?
You should use the Toshiba one because such driver is modified for mobile usage? the other drivers don?t support an GPU overheating protection and this might cause such unexpected shutdowns.

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Hello,


Since I upgraded to Windows 10 in my TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-14W my graphic card (Intel HD 3000) don't work propely on Video Editing Softwares and Games. I contacted the Intel Support and they rudely answered that they will not release any new drivers for my Graphic Card for Windows 10 and that I have to buy a new graphic card or roll back to Windows 7 (but the month is gone). They said that for help on which graphic card I should choose compatible with Windows 10, I need to contact my OEM support but as my pc is discountinued I can't ask the support; so I ask you: the community. What new Graphic card (compatible with Windows 10) should I choose compatible for my PC to have a similar/improved gaming/software performances ?


The DxDiag.txt file (attachment) has all my PC setting.



Thank you for your help.

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A few months agi i recieved 2 Toshiba's Satelite C670-12P with cracked screens.
so after finally recieving new screens and everything working fine 1 of the laptops
is locked with a password at the startup, Now normally this wouldnt matter
becouse a simple cmos reset isnt that much work but after noticing this did not
do the job as supposed i arrived at the next step shorting the jumpers (wich btw
dissapeared from the motherbord) so after disassembling the entire thing for a good
clean. Still couldnt find nothing..., now a bit later and alot of research later i learned
that the only way to get what i want (the laptop in a out of the box state) is to magicly
clear the password what is stored on 1 of the chips wich does not require a cmos battery anymore
so my question is what to do now becouse symp[tons are very very nasty

Can not boot to windows
Cant boot from cd/usb
Cant acces bios

So if anyone still has got some ideas left, please let mek now becouse im getting desperate.

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Hello Support,

Quite recently I have noticed that the clock / time (displayed in the system tray) of my Satellite C670-12P is going crazy, typically slowing down a bit, but sometimes jumping backwards in time by one hour or even more ! The biggest leap was more than 3 hours backwards... As you can imagine the OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) doesn't like that much and I've had to suffer possibly related hangs.

After some googling it seems that it might be related to an aging CMOS battery (which i've never replaced indeed). After some more youtubing I have learned how to unmount the keyboard under which the CMOS battery would probably be located (as seen on the similar Satellite C series' video). To my greatest surprise, however, unmounting the keyboard of the laptop only revealed a "hole" in the plastic board with some connector, but not the expected CMOS battery -- see attached picture I took and red circle where I was expecting it.

Am I going down the wrong path here ? How can I make sure that it is a weak CMOS battery the root cause of the clock / time going crazy ?
Once that's proven, where is it actually located in the C670-12P and can I easily replace it ? I've seen that sometimes its soldered on the motherboard!

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance !

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Good morning,
I have a problem with two Satellite C670 laptops. Neither of them will not be charged, it only works when plugged into the mains.

Answer:Satellite C670 won't charge the battery

What happen when you start notebook without battery and put the battery in place when Windows OS is fully loaded?

Is battery recognized properly?
Is battery LED on?

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i have Satellite C670-17G
i have found preinstalled on my laptop the face recognition.i wonna youse it.
i think i have updated the drivers...
i have try the link.but it wont help me.

Answer:Satellite C670-17G - cannot use face recognition

Do you use your notebook with original preinstalled OS (WIN7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM)?
Sorry but I don?t understand why you cannot use it.

Can you start this application or not? What is the problem?
Is webcam recognized and installed properly in device manager?

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Does the Satellite C670 14P have a line in option through the mic/headphone sockets.

The problem is am trying to record a dj mix using a recording program but each time a recording is done it sounds like it is being recorded through the laptop speakers and not through the soundcard. I have my mixer plugged into the laptop using a phono to 2.5 jack lead I have both the mic and the headphone sockets but either make any difference to the sound.

Can someone please help me.

Answer:Help Needed Recording A Dj Mix On Satellite C670

I don?t know what do you mean with line-in on mic socket. Fact is that you can connect headset or mic on this jack and use it for conversation on Skype or any other similar messenger. You can also use it for voice recording using Windows sound recorder and it works perfectly.

I don?t know what are you doing exactly and from which device you want to transfer this mix so it is not easy to help.
Can you please post more info what are you doing exactly? Can you connect this device using USB port?

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Hello,

So sorry I'm french so excuse me for my english.

I have a tremendous problem.. Last week I installed Windows 10 on my computer (my PC said "clic here to install). I've done it and ta the end A big bleu screen appeared and said "program should stop now in order to don't crash your computer" ...
So now my computer boots and reboots all long day... I see the beginning "Toshiba" and after it is a dark screen. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 but the computer says that my HDD is reserved to toshiba (why?) my second and my third partition too! So no system, no Windows, no data. I tried to launch Windows 10 in a "bootable" USB flash memory, it works, my computer says "clic here to reboot" and when it reboots in the screen i can read " Windows meets a problem of communication with a "p?riph?rique" connexion belong to your computer" thanks Windows !!!! :-(
I made a HDD recovery CD lats year, i tried it. The CD works perfectly and when my computer reboots it looks like nothing happened! My computer boots and reboots ... !!

My pc is a satellite c670 18F ..; if someone has any solution, i will try.. Thank you..

manon

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I'm confused. On one part of the Toshiba site it says my laptop is supported for upgrade but somewhere else, it isn't listed.

Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade safely and what, if any, Toshiba drivers will I need to reload. I'm not very technically minded so hope you can answer this without too much tech-speak. LOL

Answer:Satellite Pro C670 upgrade to Win 8 question

Check please Toshiba Win8 support page on http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/windows8-message and Toshiba Compatibility Matrix.
Is your notebook listed there?

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Hello,

If I start up my toshiba satellite c670-13q laptop, I get an black screen.
It just starts up in a normal way, but after it started up it shows a black screen. I still hear the windows sound by starting up and later also the sound of Skype if it started up.
I got alot of important stuff on my laptop so please help me fixing this.

Thank you.

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I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-10P and the motherboard has died.

I have put it on eBay to sell as not working/for spares & parts. I have been offered ?30 plus postage.

Is this a good offer? Should I accept? I don't know how much I could expect to get.

Please let me know asap!

Thanks.

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I bought my laptop one month ago. And now I have problems.
1.) Some days ago he didn't charge. (Battery not found).... after two hours it was OK.
2.) Now, when he is plug in it's Fully charged (100%), when I unplug cable - 98%.
3.) Time after time i see *"blue screen"*, troubles with RAM. I know that it's not good.

Maybe somebody can help?

Answer:Issues on Satellite C670/670D

Hello

1) Does it happen again and again?

2) This is, in my opinion, nothing that you should be worried about.

3) You are right, that?s not good. I don?t know what happen exactly but what you can do is to install recovery image again and test functionality with ?factory settings? again. If the same happen again and again I recommend you to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.

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Hello,

First time on any forum.

How can I reset my C670-15F 17" Laptop to the `Out of box` state (Factory settings) ?
I have been told to use the F8 key but this only turned off the Wireless Adaptor!

I have already backed up my photos and documents.

Is there anything else I should do or problems to watch out for?

Please couch any responses in easy language as I am by no means completely computer literate.

Many thanks,
David

Answer:How can I reset Satellite C670-15F to "out of box" state

Check please [How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm]
There is detailed description how to do this.

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I have Laptop: *SATELLITE C670-17M*
My processor: *Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 MHz*
My Chipset is: *Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset*

So, If you look http://ark.intel.com/products/52808/Intel-BD82HM65-PCH and click *Compatible products* http://prntscr.com/27avin you can see all compatible processors that you can use with this chipset right?

My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list? http://prntscr.com/27awsp

Thanke you,

Rok

Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite C670-17M

> My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Probably yes.
But fact is that nobody would be able to answer this question since such CPU upgrade isn?t officially supported. This means that notebook manufacturers don?t provide any information regarding such upgrade and compatibility.

You can try such upgrade at your own hand and hope that BIOS would be able to handle such new CPU.

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Hello!

I have a Toshiba Satellite C670. I would like to upgrade FIRMWARE driver of the optical unit.
Please advise me where I can get the update.

Characteristics dvd / cd-rom:

DVD RW: TSSTcorp CDDVDW Ts-L633A TO01

Version: 6.1.7601.17514
class of CD-ROM
manufacturer: "Standard CD-ROM drives"
OS: Windows 7 64bit

If you please to help.

Greetings

Answer:Satellite C670 - Would like to update CD-Rom drive firmware

You can update the firmware ONLY if newer version has been released for this drive.

There was an firmware update for CD/DVD drives *TS-L633C* and *TS-L633Y* as mentioned here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9C02RP0000R01.htm

But for *TS-L633A* there is NO firmware update available.

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me?
The screen on my C670 works but has visible damage and a lot of dead pixels,
I have bought two replacement screens but have been unable to get them to work any more than the backlight coming on.

Both replacements have been returned to where they were purchased and been tested and found to be working fine, I am now at a loss at what to do next...

I don't really understand what could be wrong that both replacements didn't work but my original works fine....surely if there was an issue with the connector my screen wouldn't work either?

My screen is a LP173WD1(TL)(N1) and the replacements were N173FGE - L23 and LP173WD1(TL)(E1) which I was assured were both compatible with my machine.

Thanks in advance

Ealdra

Message was edited by: ealdra

Answer:Satellite C670 screen replacement problems

Hi

As far as I know there are different Satellite C670 series.
I found some details regarding the PSC3SE, PSC3NE, PSC3LE, PSC3QE sub-models.

It looks that the LCD module 17.3" W HD+ (1600 x 900px) uses a LED backlight as the light source.
So you should be sure that you are using the right one.

I don?t think that the display controller on the motherboard would be faulty because in such case the original display would not work too.

The LCD display and motherboard are connected by inverter cable, inverter board and
LVDS cable. You should make sure the LVDS cable is firmly connected to motherboard.
If the connection is loose, reconnect firmly and restart the C670 notebook.

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Hi,

Please, where can I find Windows 7 32-bit drivers for Satellite C670-13D Part # : PSC40E-004008RU.
I need "Value Added Package" for activate hotkey function.

Thank's.

Answer:Satellite C670-13D: Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 32 bit

Hi

Seems not all Win 7 32bit drivers are available for the C670 at this time.

Since the VAP is not related to specific notebook series but to the system (Win 7 or Vista) you can use the VAP released for other series?

I recommend checking the C660 series and to download the VAP released there.

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Hello,
I tried to install a bios upgrade on a C670-16E but I receive the following message

?????????
?????????,???? Windows ?????????

How to solve this problem?

Thanx in advance
Hugo

Answer:BIOS upgrade does not work on Satellite C670-16E

Do you try to install this BIOS update?

It is 2.30 Win version.

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CD/DVD- rom player TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633F of my Toshiba Satellite C670-12P is not working anymore.

I'v tried several CDs, with pictures, DVD and music CD also storage CD and it opens as if I load a new empty CD only asking me options to format or make a new disk.

But all the disk I load in my player are already written with data and not rewritable.
In my system I can see all is working correct, but it is not true. I can't read any disk now and I don't know how to fix it .

I tried already with windows fix it, but it could not fix the problem.
So I realy don't no my options. I found also not a solution on the site of Toshiba itself and I'm really disapointed in it. I don't use often my player but now and then I like to play a dvd to watch. Also my back ups I made wil not be working after all.

I don't know if the problem is known by other users and if there is a solution for me.

My system is windows 7

Thank you for reading and hopefully someone has a solution for me.

Answer:Satellite C670-12P - CDDVDW TS-L633F is not working

Sorry for the bad English, I'm a bit stressed by the problem but hope you can understand after all.

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem on a Toshiba Satellite C670-11Q with windows Seven

When I pouch on :

e gives "
t gives (
u gives ?
i gives !
o gives ?

And If i use SHIFT :
e gives 3
t gives 5
u gives 7
i gives 8
o gives 9

I uncheck already the Filter keys and the problem persist. It's strange beacause it's the same with Ubuntu (also installed on this laptop).

All work as well with an usb keyboard.

The problem comes since the cat sleep on the keyboard :)

Do you have an idea ?

Sorry for my bad english

Thanks a lot
Have a nice evening
Jluc

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q - "e give " keyboard issue

> All work as well with an USB keyboard.

For me it sounds like the keyboard would be faulty.
The point is that if the USB keyboard is OK then the issue cannot be related to the software settings.
So it has to be hardware fault.

Get in contact with an Toshiba ASP in your country and ask for a keyboard check and replacement

Greets

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Hey,

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my Girlfriends machine. I started into the Bios and I tried to find the setting to boot from a USB device but I couldn't find it. I somehow stupidly set all the settings in bios to manufacturer defaults and after restarting the screen stayed black.

I can boot but I can't do anything. I can't enter the bios, I don't see anything.... Is it bricked? I hope you guys can help us because she will most likely kill me :(

Answer:Satellite C670-178 - black screen at start-up

We need your help! It is important!

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HDD on laptop had died, no recovery media created. Tried ordering from Toshiba website but get following message

"...no recovery media can be ordered, because it comes not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or i's to old for this service..."

Laptop was purchased 2014 from the UK - yes t's old but so is the user.

Can not find a "contact us" section on the website where I can ask the question.

What are my best alternate options?

TIA

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Hi. I have a C670 which I had problems starting up. I tried the back up discs I had created when i got the machine but they failed to work. I had an extended warranty with the company I had bought the laptop from and I sent it back to them to get the problem sorted. As the back up discs didn't work, all they have done is reinstall windows and I've lost all the bundled software and the HDD recovery system on the D drive which come on the machine.Lesson to learned here I think.

If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.

Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Satellite C670-10P and recovery image installation

> If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.
Yes. You can order original recovery discs on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello
my configuration:
Windows 8.1
Satellite C670-15F
Intel HD Graphics 3000 v9.17.10.2843 (29/11/12)
Laptop

Link:
Computer: http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=EU&ID=smp-product-results&userAction=SMP_RESULTS_PAGE&partNumber=PSC 3UE-016005BT&USER_ACTION=Auto-detect
Intel https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=fra&ProductFamily=Interface s+graphiques&ProductLine=Contr%C3%B4leurs+graphiqu es+pour+PC+portables&ProductProduct=Processeurs+In tel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+de+2e+g%C3%A9n%C3%A9ration +avec+graphiques+HD+Intel%C2%AE+3000%2f2000

I wanted to update my display card (Intel HD Graphics 3000), then i went on Intel for the update and he told me that "A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues.
Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest driver for your computer" .

After, i went on Toshiba Drivers and search the driver, but the version of my display card was equal than your driver, since 4 years that there is not update and the latest update of Intel HD Graphics 3000 is 15.28.22.64.3517 (10/04/2014)
Why Toshiba did so not updated the graphics card?

Answer:Display driver update for Satellite C670

Drivers update for mobile machines is pretty limited and it is big difference between mobile machines and desktops.
Due to specific design and cooling system that machine has GPU must be ?under control?. With new driver GPU can offer more performance but result is more heat that can be dangerous for notebook?s hardware.

This is the reason why notebook manufacturers don't offer such updates and offer just adapted display drivers. If you try to download driver from GPU manufacturer directly there is always a indication to use driver from notebook manufacturer?s support page.

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!

Noosentaal
 

Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html
 

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Hi all,

Principaly, I sorry for my bad English, but I French, and this post was traduce with google translate.


Here, for 2-3 days when I plug in my headphones on my PC and I'm trying to listen to music it does me lots of bass, the instrumental .. And bottom slightly you can hear the singer's voice. This is very annoying, because it is not terrible.

_Information Laptop_: Toshiba Satellite C670/C670D.

_Solutions I tried_: (In order of trial)
- Check if the problem does not come from the headset connector or cable.
****** Comment: The headset works perfect on my phone with the same music, or even on the Laptop of my little sister who is exactly the same as mine.

- Go to Control Panel> Sound> property on the sound output> Level> Balance> Reduce to 0% on the left or right.
****** Comment: The voice is back, I can hear the music perfectly, but now I hear a very strong side of the helmet, the difference between the two when I wear this sense the two "ear" headphones. More when I unplug my headphones, I can hear more than one side of the speakers integrated Laptop.

- Check the option "Voice Cancellation" is not checked in the property of her.
****** Comment: The option is not checked when the headset is plugged in and that one side is 0% as this is one I had not set to 0% one side.

- Make a system restore to a date prior to the problem.
****** Comment: The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013. So I'm back on the date of 2... Read more

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - Its weird when I plug in my headphones

> The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013
And what have you done at this day? Have you installed or changed something?
I mean the problem cannot occur for no reason.
I never had such problem and don?t know what can be the right solution but try to reinstall sound driver and please use driver from Toshiba download page.

Check it at first and post some feedback.

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I have put a I7-2720 into my C670 and everything is working well. I had to use external cooling fans to keep the temp down but Ihad planned for that.

I'm just wondering if I should update my bios from the standard 1.40 that's recommended so that I can fully use all the features of a I7 qm CPU.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Re: Satellite C670 upgraded to I7-2720qm, BIOS update?

Hello

As far as I know Toshiba doesn?t support BIOS update and BIOS update has nothing to do with your update. BIOS update is designed to fix some issues or offer some additional options but it has nothing to do with CPU upgrade.

I hope everything will be OK with your notebook in the future. Be careful how do you use it. I presume that you know that after CPU upgrade every hardware failure and repair you must pay on your own.

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Hi all,

I made an upgrade to Windows 10 but after that my satellite notebank C670 has booting problems. It's always after Windows updates were installed. It shows the Win logo followed by a blue screen. After repeated switching on and off I get again to the login screen for the password. Have Windows 10 already reinstalled because I didn't come to the login screen anymore. But problems are still there only with switching on and off attempts it works. But this is not a solution. Have you any ideas - drivers for Win10 or bios? Thanks for help

Answer:Satellite C670 booting problems after Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello I have the granny problem after installation to Windows 10 I have nothing white screen
impossible to make a granny spanking restoration F8 or F12 nothing to do
if someone gives you the solution I'm interested
Thank you to you CDT
Posting has been translated by Google Translator

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Hi,

I got the same problem over the previous months when I play Football Manager 2011 on my Toshiba laptop.

The game needs a lot of CPU usage at some time (when I move step ahead, CPU and game create other teams results and create next news and so on) and it breaks after 1-2 hours of playing.

It gets louder and louder and thats all!
PC restarts automathically and I lost my time useless!

It might be overheating processor but I get this problems only while playing this game.
I can forget to play while listening to some music from Youtube or other source or having Skype chat in the background, then it remains only for couple of minutes and it restarts PC again and again.

Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else ?
Maybe I just need to reinstall whole Windows or game (FM 2011) ?

I use: Toshiba C670-105 / Intel Cor i3 2,53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit SP1, 300 GB HDD, DirectX10, NVIDIA GeForce 315M

My savegame is currently about 180 MB. And of course my laptop is above of minimal requirements to play this game.

Any hints ?

Answer:Satellite C670-105 unwanted restart while playing some game

> Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else?
Well, I think nobody would be able to say exactly why the unit shuts off without any further investigation.
Generally the notebook could power OFF due to high temperature and high temperature is mostly the reason for unwanted automatic shuts downs.

Did you ever clean the notebook?s cooling fans in the past?
No?! Probably the dust and debris inside the cooling modules prevent the fans from running with best performance and cause high temperature which leads to the shut down.

I would recommend you to use an compressed air spray in order to get rid of dust. But sometimes such cooling modules need to be cleaned professionally.
But try the compressed air spray firstly.

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Hi, I who can explain why the site is no driver for the video?

Answer:Missing display driver for Satellite C670-188 PSC3YE

And can you explain which operating system do you use?

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Today I upgraded to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working ok except my keyboard's strange behaviour.

When the Fn Key is NOT pressed:

(1) The keys 1,2 are not working at all
(2) The keys 3,4 adjust the volume
(3) Space key not working at all
(4) Function Keys behave normally (F1, F2 etc)

When the Fn Key is pressed:

(1) Keys 1,2,3,4 work as nymbers
(2) Space key works as space
(3) Function keys are doing nothing

I tried uninstalling everything related to toshiba as well as pressing Fn for 10 seconds, Fn+Ctrl, Fn-Scroll lock and any other combination I could think of.

In the BIOS there is no option to disable the function keys.
In the HWSETUP there is no option as well

I would really welcome any suggestions. Thanx for your time.

Answer:Satellite C670-19F - Windows 10 - keyboard's strange behaviour

Same problem with C670-15Q. solution appreciated

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Hello here

I have a problem starting Windows system on pc Satellite C670/C670D
Need help!

thank you

+Message was edited: translation has been added+

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - problem starting Windows

Hi

Can you please provide more details?
What system do you use?
What happens exactly?
Are you able to recover the notebook using Recovery disk?

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please help Win XP drivers for video Satellite C670 needed , no drivers on site ,whats model videocard is in Satellite C670-15E?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Win XP drivers for video card needed

Hi

According notebook specification your Satellite notebook has Intel HM65 (Intel HD Graphics 3000) graphic card.

Your notebook is not supported for WXP but Tecra R840 has the same graphic card inside nad is supported for WXP so please try to install THIS display driver.

I hope it will works for you.

Send some feedback.

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Every time I open a program I get a loud thud over the speakers and If I click on a link I get a lound click from the speakers this has only just started in the last 24 hours.

Answer:Loud thuds & Clicking?

Start then Control Panel then Sounds and Audio Devices Choose the Sounds Tab and in program events look for the sounds you are getting and on the Dropdown list choose None.

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Unable to stop clicking sound from my key board

Answer:when I type each key gives a loud clicking so

If this is for a keyboard for a desktop computer, or for an external keyboard connected to a laptop or netbook computer, if the clicking sound is being generated by the keyboard itself even when the computer is NOT running, the only thing you can do is to use a different keyboard that doesn't make that sound as loud. ....If the sound is being generated by software via the speakers on or connected to the computer, you need to figure out which software is responsible for the clicking sound and disable that feature in it's settings. E.g. the software for an external keyboard that you installed yourself, or that was automatically installed by Windows when the external keyboard was plugged in, or that was already installed in the original brand name system software installation, in which case the settings for it are probably in Control Panel - (Classic view) - KeyboardIt's also possible for a laptop or netbook computer that there may be a key combo that toggles the clicking sound off / on - see the User's or Owner's manual for your model .

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hi guys banging head against a wall now ..(silver surfer)..so please go easy on the solution...

when i start up and it goes to my home page this works perfect....but when i type anything into the search bar new tab opens and says ..
internet explorer cannot display the web page...(doesnt matter what i put in search as always the same answer)....so i run the network diagnostics...and it tells me everything is ok.................have touched a setting in error or do i have to allow something.....

thnx you guys for taking your time to help..........

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C670, win7 64bit. I've had it for about a month. Monitor drivers are at the most recent available version.

I've recently noticed a problem with the monitor's gamma settings. On startup, the screen is brighter than it should be. When I go to monitor settings / colour improvements and I change gamma from its default 1.0 to, for instance, 0.9, I see the screen darken (considerably) in 2 distinct but fast steps. Changing the gamma back to 1.0 makes the screen go brighter in one (small) step, and the end result is darker than before I changed anything.

Increasing gamma to 1.1 or 1.2 also gives me a darker result than the "reported" gamma of 1.0 at startup; from my estimation, the gamma at startup is about the same as when I manually set it to 1.3.

However, when I set gamma to, for instance, 0.9, at startup the screen will be back at about 1.3 " real gamma" again. Ofcourse I could shuffle the gamma control back and forth every time I start up my laptop, so that gamma 1.0 is indeed as dark as it should be, but surely I shouldn't have to do this? I use the laptop mainly for photo editing so it's pretty important to my use of the laptop to have correct gamma.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
Bart

Answer:Satellite C670 - monitor: gamma setting too high on startup

Hi

From my own experience every display supports different properties.
As far as I know monitor manufacturers store gamma, color information inside the monitors which is being used by the graphics card drivers.

For common usage its ok but for people who do imaging there are different tools which helps you to manage such settings.

I recommend you testing an tool called ?QuickMonitorProfile?
Its free and allows you to create the most commonly used working space profiles. It is also possible to create a monitor profile.

Google for this

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Also Webcam seems to have no drivers installed....

Tried the lastest application/drivers from Toshiba but it does not install anything.

Answer:Satellite C670-19F - Windows 10 - Webcam not working No Drivers Installed

same problem but with C660-1MG... try everything!!!

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For the past...3-4 days my PC has been making clicking sounds. At first i thought this was my radiator. But it sounds a lot closer now. I can only think of a few things..

My Processor Fan
NVidia GeForce 7950GT
PSU Fan
One of the 2 hard drives that i have installed on my PC.

If it is the latter...which one do i replace? Should it be my C drive or my D? My OS is installed on the C drive and the D drive is just used as extra storage and is actually quite old. The new C drive is a SATA HDD i bought a little over a year ago. So do you guys think it's an HDD problem?
 

Answer:PC making loud clicking sounds...

Figure out who is the hard drive manufacturer of your HDDS quick and download their Diagnostic HDD tools through their websites and scan those puppies NOW. Don't hesitate!!!! Usually HDD's make clicking sounds when they're dying. If the scans come up showing bad errors and stuff on them backup all your data and send those HDD's back if you still have a valid warranty for them.

HURRY!!!:major
 

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My younger brother inadvertently pulled out the cable to my slave sata drive whilst the power was still on.A message came up saying that data had been lost.Upon reboot, the drive just gives a loud clicking noise and won't bootAny suggestions?

Answer:Loud clicking from hard drive

Any suggestions?A clip round the earhole...Any chance of hooking up as a slave to another pc? Or an old trick to try and get a knackered hd is to wrap it well in waterproof plastic and put in freezer for a couple of hours then refit. Sometimes there's enough life in it to reclaim data.

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Question: loud noise

I have a loud noise on PC or speakers after its been on a while and it comes on for short time every few minutes.. Its a noise that is hard to describe. Grand daughter says its a space sound, what ever that is.Its odd as when playing music its fine just comes on after pc has been on a bit. Also can't tell if its pc or speakers. Just got new monitor as mine worn out and was hoping it would go but hasn't, it started 3 weeks ago. I turn speakers right down to get away from it.

Answer:loud noise

Is it a beeping sound? If so, can you count the beeps and does the sound repeat itself or is it just now and then.

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I got a dell dimension c521 and I notice at random times it has a really loud fan noise. Sounds like an airplane is about to take off or something? It usually happens if im playen video games and what not. I was wondering if this a bad thing or if its normal, and if theres anything I can do to prevent it from getting so loud? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
 

Answer:Really loud fan noise?

The fan runs at full to extract the heat when playing. About the only thing that you can do is to open it up and clean out any dust that you can see.
 

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