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Re: Satellite C660 new but very slow

Question: Re: Satellite C660 new but very slow


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

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Re: Satellite C660 new but very slow

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Answer: Re: Satellite C660 new but very slow


In this forum you can find many identical threads. Please check
If you have more questions let me know.

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I recently repaired my laptop back to its original state, so nothing had been installed on it, it seems very slow, as it crashes or stuggles to load on several basic programs, sometimes it loads fine other times it just hangs, I have installed several drivers from the list on Toshiba, but still stays the same.

Any advice?


Answer:Satellite C660-1ZM is running very slow

What are ?basic programs for you??
What happen exactly?

I believe you that your notebook pretty slow is. Preinstalled OS must be configured properly.
You must remove all useless stuff from the system, configure start-up option to avoid long start-up and have better notebook performance.

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I upgraded windows 7 to 8.1 and it was very slow, the disk is always in 100 usage.
When I had the Windows 7 I never had the computer slow.

Answer:Satellite C660 with Windows 8.1 is very slow

Can you please explain to us what have you done exactly?
As far as I know your machine is supported for Win8 upgrade only.
Have you upgraded Win7 to Win8 and later to Win8.1 or you have made clean Win8 installation and later updated it to Win8.1?

When you used notebook with Win8 only have you noticed the same performance issue?

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Just bought this laptop at Argos a week ago. I know other people have had similar problems. Basically the whole things runs really slowly whatever you do, escecially when you go on the internet. Takes ages for anything to happen, then you end up with multiple windows open and the whole thing freezes up.

On the suggestion of some people on this forum, I removed the free McAfee anti-virus and installed my own Norton one instead.

I installed the BIOS update when prompted to by the Toshiba updates.

Another problem is that there are about 36 windows updates which the machine is trying to download but it keeps failing to install them and then tries again every time you switch it on.

Any advice appreciated.

Answer:Satellite C660 - Very slow and freezes

Hi buddy,

> Basically the whole things runs really slowly whatever you do
Does it happen with preinstalled Windows version or have you installed your own version? What additional software programs you have installed and have you connected any external devices?

> Another problem is that there are about 36 windows updates which the machine is trying to download but it keeps failing to install them and then tries again every time you switch it on.
I would recommend installing Service Pack 1 before you start with single Windows updates. You can download the whole Service Pack 1 on official Microsoft Website. After installation try to download Windows updates again.

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I'm having problem with my Toshiba Satellite C660-1LD PSC0QE

let me share the problem.

I use to use it without The battery so most of The time when sudden blackout happens my laptop also turns off. Then I'm having trouble booting it up it just stays on The black screen. I tried changing The memory to different slots an checking The HDD and troubleshooting it. The last thing I did was reformat The HDD and tried to reinstall windows. Here are my observations:

- If The configuration of my SATA on bios is on ACHI, windows is telling me that it can't detect any bootable partition so windows installation is not possible to any partition of my HDD, but If I switch The SATA configuration on bios to COMPATIBILITY, Then windows continues to be installed on any partition I want.

I thought everything are going smoothly but, when windows are finishing its installation suddenly an error pops up

Now I don't know what to do. It is so frustrating. Then I accidentally inserted the Recovery media and the laptop started booting up on the disc and install windows and restore it to the factory setting with its bundled software.

Now here is the problem. It is so slow. Even the startup andbootup of Windows isso slow it would take about 30 minutes just to boot up. the mouse cursor responds accordingly except when you open a program or clicking the right button it would take 10 minutes. Everything is so slow. Now I don't really know what to do.

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Answer:Satellite C660-1LD is super slow

My advice for you is to use recovery image only. Set BIOS to default settings and install OS using recovery media. Recovery image contains all necessary drivers, tools and utilities so you will have perfect OS configuration.
What you need is small OS optimization.

Take some time and read
This is older thread but the principle is the same on new machines too. As small test remove preinstalled antivirus application and check if start-up is faster.

Please send some feedback.

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I have a C660-2E1 which has always run very slow since I bought it two years ago and I know I should have done something about it before now.

I noticed that it only has 1GB RAM, could this be the problem?

I was going to replace the 1 GB with a 4 GB Module.Does anybody know if this needs to be a 2X2 GB matched pair or can I use a single module?

I understand that as I`m running Windows 7 home edition that it can only address a maximum of 4GB?

Answer:My Satellite C660 is running very slow

> I noticed that it only has 1GB RAM, could this be the problem?

Yes, 1GB RAM is definitely not enough to get the notebook running smoothly.
I recommend you to upgrade the notebook up to 4GB RAM or higher? the RAM can be extended up to 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB RAM)

The compatible RAM modules are:

2GB PC2 DDR3 1333MHz (part number PA3918U-1M2G)
4GB PC2 DDR3 1333MHz (part number PA3918U-1M4G)

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Can anyone help solve my ongoing problem with Satellite C660-23r?

It's quite possibly the slowest competer i have ever used. To perform any task on this machine has become extremely tiresome, even opening internet explorer takes at least one minute to load up not to mention the hassle switching tabs.

Is there a simple solution to this frustrating problem? Is it faulty?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660-23R - slow performance

Hmm, this seems rather bizarre! If it has been like this since purchase, then I reckon it is indeed a faulty machine. If it started out okay and got really slow all of a sudden, this indicates some sort of spyware/virus.

You could try scanning your machine using "Spybot - Search and Destroy". Here is also a list of commonly used anti-virus software -

Pay attention to the column on the right hand side, it shows which software is free and which isn't.

If this does not help you, then I recommend wiping your hard drive. This is not as easy as it used to be, the powers that be do not seem to like people taking control of their own paid-for product and cleaning it, instead they'd rather you bought a new one. Google "windows 7 how to wipe hard drive" or something similar, there are many guides out there.

Good luck!!

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I was asked to replace a screen on my sons Satellite C660, which a did,
After testing the laptop I noticed it was incredible slow. I asked him why it was so slow and he said it had always been that slow since he purchased it from Argos 10 months ago ( it?s his first laptop and he is not very computer savvy)

Anyway I ran an anti-virus scam and spyware scan and nothing was found.
So I decided to do a factory reset (f8) but the problem is still there.
My other son who lives with me as the same laptop ( only difference his is a pro) and difference between then like night and day,

I notice that the physical memory is always on about 93% with nothing running in task manager and his fan keeps coming on every minute or so.

Any suggestions regards D

Answer:Slow Satellite C660 - physical memory 93%

What is the exact model number of the Satellite C660-xxx
How much memory RAM does this notebook support?

Mostly the system runs slow due to high amount of processes running in the background.
It?s advisable to check the startup tab in MSCONFIG and to disable some not really important processes .
I recommend also cleaning the system using CCLeaner and possibly the RAM should be upgraded if it?s too low.

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My Mum bought a Tosh Sat C660/C660D about 5 months ago. From day one,it has been slower than a snail with a cold.

When you click on the start button, it can take a good 10 - 20 seconds for the menu to pop up. When you select say MS Word, that can take 30 - 40 seconds to load up. Even opening IE can take a good 30 second, and then theres the time for the website to open on top of this.

System monitor shows (CPU between 3% & 7%), (Physical memory (84% Used) : This is when system is at rest, not doing anything, no programs running.

Laptop has Celeron 1.5ghz, 1gb RAM and Windows 7 (64bit). I know its not like the BEST laptop out there, but I think is stud react a little quicker than it is doing.

Dont have a lot installed, mainly MS office. No games or graphic programs.


* Done the Toshiba, build in system recovery. (Several times)
* Reg Clean, System Clean, Defrag
* Updated BIOS & Chip Set

Any Ideas????????

Answer:Super slow Satellite C660/C660D

>System monitor shows (CPU between 3% & 7%), (Physical memory (84% Used)

In my opinion you should upgrade the RAM.
84% is already used by system therefore it takes much longer to start other application.
Your notebook use 1GB RAM running Win7 64bit?dude? I don?t not wonder that your notebook is running slow.

I recommend updating the RAM to 2GB or better 3GB or 4GB RAM

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The keyboard on my Satellite C660-108 is very slow in response. Some characters are not displayed at all, some only after a short delay. This is very inconvenient when typing text and passwords (!) because I have to double check everything I type (and 1 out of 3 words has spelling errors, due to the keyboard issue)

Is there a way I can troubleshoot what's wrong?



Answer:Satellite C660-108 - Slow keyboard response

Hi buddy,

As you can read in many other threads you have to update the BIOS to get rid of this problem.

Toshiba has already released an article about what you should do:
[ Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks|]

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My laptop runs Windows 10 and there is often a vey slow response to my keyboard strokes. I think that I may need to update keyboard drivers for Windows 10. However, when I go the Download driver section, I do not get an option to choose Windows 10 as my operating system. Please can someone help me? There must also be other drivers that need updating.

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A few days ago I purchased a new battery (10.8V, 4400mAh) on Amazon (from Batterytec) for my Toshiba Satellite C660-13Q PA3817U-1BRS , 10.8V, 4200mAh .

The Problem is that this battery takes about 12 hours to charge: it's very very slow!!!

I've already done a complete charging cycle to calibrate it and the battery life is of 2 hours and 25 minutes,after calibration. With the original toshiba battery (fault) I never had this problem.

What can I do to solve the problem of "slow charge"?
Is it a defect in the battery?
such behavior is normal?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - new Battery with slow charging rate

Have you bought original Toshiba battery with Toshiba sticker or it is some other brand (universal battery)?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C660-1F1 with an i3 Processor and i recovered from the recovery disks. A few days later everything is really slow and the Fans are always at full speed even at idle and there is no dust when i opened it and i replaced the thermal compound.

Any Suggestions.


Answer:Satellite C660-1F1- Slow after recovering from DVD's and fans constantly running


Try to optimize OS version. Check start-up options and disable all applications that you don’t need.
Be sure all useless applications will not start with OS. Remove from the system all stuff you don’t need.
Play a bit with all this.

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Hi, I've recently started to experience problems with the above laptop, during start up the screen hangs on the "windows" screen, the HDD light does not function either.
The computer does load up eventually, but is very slow.

Please note, the laptop was recently dropped only from a relatively sho height - the problems started shortly after.

I do believe it may be the Hdd, Pls assist.


Answer:Satellite C660-11H - HDD light is not flashing and laptop extremely slow

> I do believe it may be the Hdd, Pls assist.
I agree with you. It is probably HDD hat doesn?t work properly anymore.
HDDs are not expensive and you can exchange it alone so I recommend you to obtain new HDD, exchange it, install original recovery image and test functionality.

If you need some assistance you are welcome.

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Hello Forum - I hope someone can help.

My kids (PC people) run a C660-IST (two years old). I say 'run' - the machine is going at a snail's pace. Confession - their dad has only ever worked on Apple (I know, i know....) so [email protected] thrashing around trying to help them. With limited success.

I've found something called 'Computer' and it says:

Hard Disk Drives (3)

WINDOWS (C:) 81.3 GB free of 149 GB
Data (D:) 141 GB free of 148 GB
Microsoft Office Click-toRun 2010 (Protected) (Q:)

I had supposed that the kids had simply filled up the memory running games (Sims and Zoo Tycoon) but - looking at the memory available that doesn't seem to be the case.

So I ran the 'Diagnostic Tool' programme. Everything looked fine....until it ran the 'HARDDISK'. And it says 'FAIL' in the 'results' box.

That's as far as I've been able to get. Not sure why the 'FAIL' result is there. Not sure what the kids can have done to the machine for this to happen.

Two questions:

- would the 'HARDDISK FAIL' be the cause of the machine running so slowly?


- is there anything I can do to try and fix the problem?

Please be gentle with any response - PC management is NOT my forte!

Many thanks

Helpless Dad

Answer:Satellite C660 is running slow - hard disk 'fail'?

> would the 'HARDDISK FAIL' be the cause of the machine running so slowly?

Yes, a faulty HDD can be the reason for slow notebook performance.

> is there anything I can do to try and fix the problem?

There are some things which should be clarified.
If its an physical HDD problem, the only one real solution is: HDD replacement.
If the issue is related to bad sectors and files stored on the HDD, the solution might be much easier:
First of all I would recommend cleaning the system using CCleaner (freeware software)
You could delete the temporal stored files.
Additional you could defrag the HDD partitions .
Here a nice article from Microsoft:

but finally if you would not notice any improvements, you could format the HDD and install the system again using the Toshiba recovery disk.

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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.


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


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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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?



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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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 ( - 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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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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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 all,

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

Thank you in advance :)

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

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

Have you created recovery DVD?

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

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

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

Thanks for help me

dB :)

Answer:Need VAP for Satellite C660

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

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

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Question: Satellite C660

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

Fn+F8 works, I can enable/disable the wireless. I can see a list of available networks, including mine. When is try to connect, it asks for password. My router is using WPA2-PSK authentication and AES encryption. I type the password, it tries to connect, but I get the following error message:
"Windows was unable to connect to XXX" (I replaced the SSID of my network with XXX)
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I dunno know what's going on but I can only use FN + 3/4. It's crazy, 'cause I've got this computer only few weeks...

Answer:Satellite C660 cannot use all the FN key

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

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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 have a toshiba satellite c660-2q8 laptop,

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

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

can some one please help

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help?

Answer:Satellite C660 - Can't get @ sign


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)

Check this!!!

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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.


Answer:Satellite C660-2QN and new battery

>Satellite Pro battery fit a regular Satellite C660?

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

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

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Hi 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
Just follow the menu and continue with installation.

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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

*PART NO.* PSC1GE - 029002AR
*SERIAL NO.* 6B206893K

Answer:Windows 8 on Satellite C660-1M0

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

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

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

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Hello 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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My Toshiba Satellite C660-1C7 needs its motherboard replacing.
Does anyone know where I can find a motherboard for the exact model (cheaper but used one) on internet?
I searched it on ebay but there is nothing on :(

I appreciate your support!!

Answer:Need motherboard for my Satellite C660-1C7


In the past I have bought two used motherboards on the eBay. Other way you must use Google search and try to find some online store where you can order such repaired or used motherboards.

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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:,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

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?|]

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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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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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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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 -

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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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? 1-26
or play it safe and pick up

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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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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 there is a link at the top to "post new thread", this will allow you to post your own threads.

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

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I bought 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


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

any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660 will not turn on


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

Answer:No audio on Satellite C660-1CC

Hi Jim

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

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

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I want to upgrade the ram on my C660-2D7 from 4 to 8gb, does anyone know whether these modules will work in it as they're cheaper than the basic crucial ones? I'm aware they'll be clocked down to 1066mHz


Answer:RAM Upgrade on Satellite C660-2D7

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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?


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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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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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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Hi to all,

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

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

Answer:Satellite C660 won't start

Can you start OS in safe mode?

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

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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


Answer:Satellite C660-28V - USB hub problem


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 -

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
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
TOSHIBA Network Device ID Registry Setting Tool
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA Ser... Read more

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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


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

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

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I 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:

Good luck

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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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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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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


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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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

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 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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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


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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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


The drivers for Satellite C660 PSC1NE can be found on the Toshiba European driver page.

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

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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??



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 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


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:

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro C660 - 1ux HDD

FReeezing PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite C660 noisy fan

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

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

Additionally try this settings Power Plane settings:

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

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

Here you can find the single options:

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

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

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

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

Please help !

Answer:Satellite C660 does not start up

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

Which updates have you installed?

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

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My 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
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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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

Answer:Re: Cannot connect Satellite C660 to TV


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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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


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

If you cannot find drivers on Toshiba support page - - 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 need install Solidworks 2011 on my Satellite C660-226, the installation seem normal but i cannot run the software. The first windows is opened and after nothing !!!!

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

Help !!!!!!

Answer:Cannot run Solidworks on Satellite C660-226


I think this 3D software needs some graphic memory.

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

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

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Hello I hoping you can help me.

I currently used the startup recovery mode on my laptop, as my laptop had been infected with somesort of malware, which slowed my laptop down, making it unusable, Therefore I turned to the recovery, after i did the recovery i found that i was unable to use my laptop, it seems to be that the OS is gone, I cannot access normal mode or safemode, And the Recovery option has now dissapeared from the F8 menu, I am stuck on ideas on what to do, I only got the laptop 5 months ago and now its totally useless.

I look forward to your advice,
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Cannot recover my Satellite C660-1ZM

Hello Aaron

Have you maybe created recovery DVDs following Toshiba?s recommendation?
If yes you can install recovery image using these discs. If not you can order new one on -

HDD recovery installation is screwed up and you will not be able to start it anymore.

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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 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


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

PS: sorry for my english

Marcel S.

Answer:Satellite C660-1L5 KEYBOARD LAG!

The solution has been already posted here in the forum? should use the ?Advanced search? option in this forum to find similar threads do this one :)

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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 -

Can you find them?

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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.

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?


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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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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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 :
Intel ? Core processor i3Tehnologie: 32 nmModel Processor: Processor 380MFrecventa: 2530 MHzCache: 3072 KB Processor Manufacturer: Intel
Resolution: 1366 x 768Diagonala: 15.6 inch display Special features: TruBriteTehnologie HD Display LCD LED
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

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

P.S :Sorry if I posted right place

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite C660-1CH


Visit please Toshiba download page under

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

If you need more help you are welcome.

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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


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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In specification I can read that this model can be connected to the TV so I bought on eBay Scart to 15Pin S-VGA RGB Male HD TV LCD cable lead [ e=STRK:MEWNX:IT] .

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

Any suggestions?


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

Hi MusicInMe,

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

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

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HI, I 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:

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

Answer:Satellite C660-108 - Fan keeps running

Hi Judith_2,

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

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

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I 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?


Answer:Satellite C660-173 is not booting at all


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

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

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

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

is possible to change frequency of Bus by bios?

Any ideas?

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Hi all,

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

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

Answer:Satellite C660 - Is not turning on


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

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

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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?


Your Satellite C660-1C7 has part number PSC0SE.
I have checked Toshiba download page - 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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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?



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

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

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

Tony Miller

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

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

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

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Recently bought this Laptop from Tesco's without a battery!
We era desperate to purchase one but cannot find one compatible with our machine from or Amazon. Please help.

Apollo Mulira

Answer:Need battery for Satellite C660-1G3


The notebook would support the 6cell battery and the part number is: *PA3817U-1BRS*
At the other hand you could get in contact with an Toshiba ASP in your country and the guys could help you to order a compatible part.


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

Fn+F8 works, I can enable/disable the wireless. I can see a list of available networks, including mine. When is try to connect, it asks for password. My router is using WPA2-PSK authentication and AES encryption. I type the password, it tries to connect, but I get the following error message:
"Windows was unable to connect to XXX" (I replaced the SSID of my network with XXX)
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I bought 2 x 4Gb memory modules to upgrade the memory to 8Gb.
With 8Gb installed the laptop won't boot but it will boot with 6Gb installed.
Both the 4Gb modules work in the 6Gb configuration and the BOIS is 1.8.

Any ideas?

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


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

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

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

You should test the notebook using other modules.

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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.

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 -

Please test it and send some feedback.

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