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Satellite L505-10X cooling fan is not working

Question: Satellite L505-10X cooling fan is not working

Dear friends,Good Day.My Toshiba Satellite L505-10X laptops Cooling fan is not working.CPU Temperature is not displayed in PC health Monitor's application .Kindly Guide me to solve this problem,Regards,Siva

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Preferred Solution: Satellite L505-10X cooling fan is not working

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Answer: Satellite L505-10X cooling fan is not working

Just because the temperature isn’t mentioned in the Toshiba Health Monitor, it doesn’t mean, that the cooling fan doesn’t work properly.

Can you hear the cooling fan running?
Does the notebook shuts off unexpectedly?

In my opinion if the cooling fan would not work properly, the internal temperature should increase very fast to an critical level… in such case the notebook should shut down automatically…

But if the unit doesn’t shut off and if you are still able to use it properly, then I doubt that there is some problem with the cooling module.

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5 days ago, i bought a Toshiba Satellite mainly to play to World of Warcraft and do some usual tasks.
The seller told me this computer was ok to install the game on and that it would be more than ok to support it.

As he said, playing on my new Satellite is a real pleasure, the game doesn't lag at all and the graphisms are wonderful.... but the big problem is the ventilation that works loudly...all the time...and the computer gets hot very fast....

Then i brought back my computer to the seller who said such noise was normal and nothing could be done against that.

I worry about this, this ventilation works abnormally, i have never heard such a big noise on my other portable computers and it makes me think this computer won't last long...

Is there any solution to solve this problem ? Maybe i can change the ventilation for another silenter one ? For sure the seller won't help me ....

Thanks a lot for your answers

Answer:Satellite L505-10N - loud cooling modules while gaming


May I ask you what do you expect playing a game?
Should the notebook be quite like using an office application or like browsing in the internet?

Listed dude? the notebook?s parts like CPU or GPU run with full performance while gaming. This means that the heat dissipation is very high.
This means that cooling modules have to run at max and also the temperature would increase to a higher level.

Did you notice how loud cooling modules of desktop PCs are?
The notebook noise is nothing in comparison to desktop PC!

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On my Satellite L505-10M, the FN keys no longer work.
I downloaded and let it remove everything.
Restart. Reinstalled vap and fcsu-20091202161105.Zip again.
Restart. FN keys are still not working!!!!

Only a FN icon is added in the system area with no response on left or right clicks.
Something else must be wrong yet. But what????


Answer:Satellite L505-10M - FN keys are not working

When you open ?Settings for Flashcards? and activate option ?Allow the mouse to bring up the cards? can you see flash cards when you move mouse pointer to the top of the screen?

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I have Toshiba Satellite L505-13D
I want to upgrade my processor from i3 -330M to i5-540M (SLBPG)
I was upgrade BIOS version to 2.10

Replace procesor but system does not starting. Black screen and only fan starting for 10-25 seconds and thats it.

What can i do now? It is possible to upgrade with this processor?

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I use new Windows 7 and do not have Toshiba programs and cant open FN+ F8,F9 keys.
Why they do not work?
What do I need to do? Pls help!
Answer clearly pls what I will understand!

Answer:FN keys are not working on my Satellite L505

You must install Toshiba Value added package.
I don?t know which notebook model do you have exactly and which Win7 version do you use but if you have European notebook model you can find all drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba support and download page -

If you need more help you are welcome.

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My main FN key wont work anymore. How can I repair this?
I have a L505-10 and use Windows7 64bit.


Answer:Satellite L505-10 - FN keys stopped working

You should try to reinstall Vap utility and flashcard support to enable fn key working

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Swapped motherboard in this laptop because the old one had died. After plugging everything in and double checking all of my connections, here are the symptoms I am having now:

When the machine boots to windows I have no keyboard or touch pad. I have keyboard function at post long enough for me to hit f2 and get to the CMOS settings, after that I lose keyboard, except for using the function key and f4 to change monitors,

On boot up I can turn number lock on and then nothing again. I have tried resetting the CMOS, o have tried pulling all the cards like wireless and modem, tried different sticks of ram and even pulling the hard drive. If you have any thoughts or have seen this before please clue me in,



Answer:Toshiba Satellite L505 keyboard and touchpad not working.

What prompted the mobo replacement?

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my decimal and 8 buttons on my laptop's numpad don't work. it seems to work after a few minutes of keyboard bashing the alt+ctrl+shift+fn+arrows buttons, then as soon as i move away from my computer it stops functioning again. does anyone have the button solution to turn them on? also, does anyone know how to disable this?


Answer:Satellite L505 - decimal button and '8' button on numpad not working

> {quote:title=Mohh wrote:}{quote}
> hi
> my decimal and 8 buttons on my laptop's numpad don't work. it seems to work after a few minutes of keyboard bashing the alt+ctrl+shift+fn+arrows buttons, then as soon as i move away from my computer it stops functioning again. does anyone have the button solution to turn them on? also, does anyone know how to disable this?
> thanks

After a bit of experimentation on my new Satellite L750 they only work when you turn the NUMLOCK light on.

Don't try to use shift to get '.' it just bleeps at me when not in NUMLOCK. However pressing shift '.' while in NUMLOCK gives you the alternate combination for that key which is DEL.

Bashing the combination of keys you suggest can produce all kinds of spurious key results.

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My Satellite Pro C650 heats up and shuts down automatically within 20 minutes of start up. I have checked the CPU fan and noticed that it does not turn up even though the laptop becomes very hot. I tested the fan with a 9 volt battery and it is working perfectly.

Can anybody tell me exactly what the problem is? And how to resolve it.


Answer:Satellite Pro C650 - cooling fan is not working

>Can anybody tell me exactly what the problem is?
On this virtual way nobody can say for sure what the problem is. We can just speculate what the problem may be.
Usually cooling fan starts immediately after notebook start-up and slows down and offer optimal hardware temperature. After reading your posting I didn?t understand how it works. Does it run or there is no sign of life?
Problem may be power supply.
Cooling fan will be controlled by temperature sensors and activity depends on hardware temperature but if cooling fan in your machine doesn't work at all I can imagine that there is no power supply.

What do you think?

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I have a M70 laptop, which I have recently identified as getting very hot when in use. I have now identifed that the fan has stopped working.

Any ideas how I can get to this fan, so I give it a clean and check to make sure fan connected is not loose etc?


Answer:Satellite Pro M70 - Cooling Fan Stopped working

Are you 100% sure that your cooling module has stopped working?
Maybe the cooling module is ok but cannot run with full performance and cannot cool the CPU properly due to the dust and debris inside the notebook?
What do you think about this theory?

I can tell you that I read a many stories and gossips about the overheating issues and to be honest most of such issues could be solved by fans cleaning.

I clean my cooling fans from time to time using a compressed air spray.
Such sprays are professional tools and can be purchased from most computer specialized dealers.

But if the fan stopped working then a compressed air spray will not help you.
In such case a technician should check the notebook.

Possibly the notebook must be disassembled completely to remove and to replace the faulty part.
Such procedure is really tricky and should be done only by an notebook technician.

Good luck buddy

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Hi Everyone

I was asked by a friend to repair their Satellite Pro A300, as their CPU Cooling Fan had stopped working even during POST bootup and the laptop would overheat and shutdown. So I thought it could one of three things:
# Fan is clogged with dust or dirt
# Fan bearing has failed
# Fan power cable was loose

So I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the fan/heatsink using compressed air and checked the power connection which was solid, but this did not solve the problem, so I replaced the fan and heatsink with another one that I knew worked from the same model laptop that had a fault motherboard because of the random bios boot-up password bug (out of warranty) but still no joy.

I am beginning to believe that the fan was perfectly fine rather the motherboards cpu temperature sensor(s) that control the fan activation has failed.
Am I correct, in thinking that this is basically, irreparable without specialised tools and my friend will have content themselves with turning the system off every hourish or is there something else I am overlooking?

Thank you, for any help.

Answer:Cooling fan is not working on Satellite Pro A300

Do you have a multimeter? Maybe check the voltage of the fan pins on the mainboard. If there is no voltage under load then the mainboard will most likely need replacing.

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How do you strip a Satellite L850 so as to get to the cooling fan and replace it. The cooling fan became noisy then stopped working and now the laptop is shutting down as it gets too hot.

It is out of Warranty now as well.

Answer:Cooling fan is not working - How to disasemble Satellite L850


Cooling fan replacement is pretty complicated procedure. Whole notebook must be disassembled and, as you probably know, it should be done by authorized personal only.

Fact is that notebook disassembling procedure must be done by specific order to avoid some damage. Many plastic parts have small plastic holders and if you don?t know how to remove certain part can be broken. The whole disassembling procedure is described in maintenance manuals but this document is not a public document and cannot be downloaded.

What to say at this point? You can try to disassemble your machine but you will do this on your own risk. If you don?t have experience with this I think it is not so good idea.

Do you know someone who can help you with this?

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Since a few days I got an issue with my P200-16X. The cooling system doesn't work anymore and thus tmy laptop is overheating... until it shut down immediatly. Then I have to wait some time before being able to use it (the fridge is really good to cool it, but only when the need for the use is extrem). If I use it at the lowest consumption settings, I don't get overheating but still the CPU is at 65░C all the time.

I know the classic answer to this kind of problem is dust, but this is not the case here. I've always paid attention to that and I've checked: there's not much dust on the fans or on the grid. I've gone in the BIOS but found no option to control the fans.

Do someone has any idea about that? What I find strange is that I've found someone on a forum having the same problem as me, and at the same time (a few days ago). Could it be some update for Vista which can be the cause of this (these are the only update I made since december and at the time, everything was working well as I was playing 3D computer games without any problem)?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite P200-16X - Cooling system is not working

I would like to add that the right side fan is running, but it's not the most usefull one.

Also, I found this on eBay: rack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:fr
Are they what I need in case mine has died ? The seller says it might work on the P200 serie but is not sure because this one is for P300.

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problem in my pc when im playing any audio or video after 3-5 min. it will stop for about 30sec. then the fan started to on then if the fan will off it cont. playing the said video or audio.

same with the above, when i have something to do with my pc, it will pause (hanged up) you from the work when the fan stated to run or on then when the fan turned off you can continue your work.


Answer:Satellite P10-833 stops working if cooling fan runs


As far as I know if some background processes start to run it could be a reason for some little delays but I never heard about this fan issue.
It?s really very difficult to say why this problem occurs. I suggest to update the BIOS. Maybe it will solve this strange issue.

Best regards

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I have Satellite model L755-11j, and i'm really happy with it, resilient, fast and reliable, I only have one problem: My cooling fan seems to have stopped working.

I'm not sure if it is a hardware or software (BIOS is set to dynamic switch, and in power plan everything is set to "Active") issue, since I'm from Croatia, PC diagnostics are incredibly overpriced here and I can replace fan on my own.

I just want to make sure that I don't buy new cooling fan and my problem continues. Installing speedfan and Toshiba PC health monitor only confirmed what I suspected, my laptop is getting to hot.

I have bought external cooling fan to help keep my laptop's temperature down but with summer coming I would really like to solve this issue.

Answer:Satellite L755-11j - cooling fan seems to have stopped working

To be honest it is not easy to help you with this. Fact is that cooling fan runs automatically and there is no some special option where you can control it. Only thing that you can change is ?Cooling method? option that you can find in advanced power options > Toshiba power saver.

Check please which option is defined there. Of course on this virtual way it is not easy to say if cooling fan is defective or not.
Does it work or not? Can you notice warm air flow when you put your hand on cooling grill placed on the left side of your notebook?

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i have a toshiba satellite and on the back it says the model name is satellite l500-1dt.
i am new to this website and using forums, the message that comes up on my computer is

system warning
Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

i am currently working in the alps and do not have an english speaking computer shop near by.
could any one help me and advise me what to do, i do not know much about taking a laptop apart to clean or change parts.

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working

I would purchase a can of compressed air or use an air compressor (with a light gentle nozzle) and blow the dust out of the inside. If you have a failed cooling fan, then it will need to be repaired or replaced. That model I think is rather old, it may not be worth it to repair.

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About two weeks ago I placed my laptop down on the ground. When I picked it up two minutes later, there was an error on the screen which read something like "There is a problem with the cooling system, please contact your nearest Toshiba centre." Since then, the cooling fan has not worked.

I replaced the fan with a different one which also didn't work, so perhaps the problem is the system not the fan? Is there some setting within the system that allows me to manually turn the fan on and off?

Answer:Re: Satellite L550 - Cooling fan suddenly stopped working

> I replaced the fan with a different one
So that means you replaced it with another model?
Well, I think another fan model will never work because notebooks are specific products designed for certain series/models only. So you can?t change everything as on desktop computers.

In my opinion you should contact nearest authorized service provider. The guys can replace the fan and order a new one. If your notebook is under warranty, the repair will be for free. :)


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What are the main differences between the L505-144, L555-11K and A500-1GL?

They are the same price and seem to be very similar, with only small differences in processing power, graphics card and sound.

Which is the best model?

Answer:Re: Differences between Satellite L505-144, L555-11K and Satellite A500-1GL


I think you should take a look on the Toshiba notebook specification page and should compare both notebooks:

*Satellite L505-144*

*Satellite A500-1GL*

Satellite L505-144 has been released in UK and the Satellite A500-1GL has been released in Germany.

The L505-144 supports faster and better CPU, it has been delivered with Win 7 32bit and 64bit. It supports the nVidia instead of ATI GPU but the HDD is smaller 320Gb instead of 500GB?

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I'm sorry about this but I'm a little noob in picking laptops can you guys help me?

This site reviews about to laptops i want to buy one but I'm not sure, canu guys check it out for me please?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505 - Which one is better?

Hi buddy,

I assume you mean Satellite L505 and Qosmio X505?! Right?

Well, the notebooks are completely different. Qosmio X505 is high performance gaming notebook and much expensive because it?s equipped with newest and best hardware.

Satellite L505 is cheap model with other hardware, it?s not designed for gaming but ideal for office, Internet, etc.

It?s depending on your requirements: If you need one for games, you should buy the Qosmio.

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1.5 years ago I have bought a L505-10H, and since 2 weeks he fall's out and it gets extremly hot. first it was just 1 in 3 days but now it happends 2/3 a day.
does somebody know what the problem might be?

thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505-10H - Gets extremly hot


I think your notebook must be cleaned using compressed air spray to blow out the dust that is blocking the fan. So your notebook get?s really hot.

Have you already cleaned a notebook before? If not I would recommend reading this article about cleaning a Toshiba notebook:

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Having 4G of RAM (2 x 2G), I wanted to to upgrade to 8G (2 x 4G). I found out that my mother board supports 8G of DDR3 1066Mhz (PC3 8500) as a maximum. I bought the following two RAM modules: Corsair CM3X8GSDKIT1066.

My BIOS accepts these and shows a total RAM of 8192M. I have the BIOS version 2.10 (the latest version). I disabled "USB Legacy Emulation".

Running Windows 7 32-bits and Linux 32-bits without PAE work. They detect 3G of RAM.
Running Windows 7 64-bits halts the laptop, even in Safe Mode. Running Linux 32-bits with PAE or Linux 64-bits halts the laptop after a few minutes. Installing Linux 64-bits with the 8G RAM in place also halts the laptop a few minutes after the installation starts.

What is going wrong in my system and how can I upgrade the RAM to the maximum supported size?

Thank you.

Answer:Upgrade RAM to 8G on Satellite L505-13J


The notebook supports an i5-430; CPU and the supported FSB is 1066Mhz.
This means that RAM modules would run max at 1066mhz
The notebook supports also the 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB)

In my opinion it looks like the new modules are not fully OK or compatible?
There are many users in this forum who had problems with modules from Corsair?

Try good quality modules from Kingston? they might be expensive but should work ok.

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I have to question why Toshiba Satellite L505 13X, FN of buttons does not work on Windows 7 Familial premium 64-bit operating system.
I tried to reinstall value added package & toshiba flash card but it still doesn't work. and now i can't activate wifi and other options.

please help.


Answer:Fn accessiblity on Satellite L505

It is not easy to say why this happen but I can imagine you have forgot to install some important component. Fact is that drivers and all other Toshiba specific stuff must be installed in right installation order.
Here is Win7 install order and you can check if you have done it on the same way or something is not installed:

Windows 7
Intel Chipset SW Installation Utility
Realtek LAN Driver
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Display Driver
Realtek Audio Driver
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Flash Cards support utility
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
Wireless LAN Driver
PatchFiles PCI PCIIDEREG-1.1
Card Reader
Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver
Intel Management Engine Interface
Synaptics Touch Pad Driver
TOSHIBA Software Modem
Conexant Modem Driver
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA Service Station
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor


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Hi everyone,

Forgive me if my english is a little weird, it's not my native language :)

I need a little help solving this mistery : I've had my Satellite 505-13X for more than a year, with Win7 pre-installed, all was working just fine and I got very fond of the Fn (Fonction) key, used it all the time !

Now sudenly it doesn't work anymore - no reaction whatsoever when I press it. And since the last time it worked I didn't install any new software or anything.
I obviously checked the key itself, but as far as I can tell, there is nothing wrong with it, It moves just as the other keys... ??

I read in the manual and here in the support section that it can be deactivated by some programs. That's very instructive and all, but it doesn't say anywhere what to do when it does happen !!
Soooo frustrating.

Any ideas ?
Thanks for your help, it's not a matter of life and death but it's just really annoying when you can't use your old habits anymore... Grrrrrr !

Answer:Satellite L505-13X - How to reactivate the FN key?

Hi frogfruit,

FN keys are controlled by Value Added package and Flash Cards Support Utility. Both tools you can download on Toshiba website.

Check this!!

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i decided to boost my laptop.a bit old and slow

for this i changed hard disk for an ssd 256 gb this works fine
i loaded win 10 x32 and it works fine too ,but impossible to load and upgrade to win10 x64
i bought two 4gb ram 1066 ddr3 .,bios system see 8 gbyte but win10 x32 say only 4gb usable grrrrr
i try to upgrade from bios 1.2 to latest bios 2.10 with the hope of turning possible win10 x64:
I get an issue who say "battery under 10% > can't upgrade"

it seems impossible to get help from toshiba services no way to get human contact !!

Please somebody had this problems and solved it could help me

all advices are welcome

Answer:Satellite L505-13j - how to upgrade to Win 7?

This model came with Win7 64bit. Win10 64bit should install fine, even with early BIOS.
Maybe your 64bit Win10 media has a problem.

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i own a satellite l505-13j with a cpu intel i5 m430 x64 os is win7 x32

as it is a bit old and slow
i replaced hard disk by ssd 240 gbyte successfully it works fine
i had ugraded to win10 x32 that4s ok works fine and gain more speed
i would now upgrade to x64 and win10 x 64
i add 2x4 gbyte ram ; bios say ok ?it see 8gbyte ram and win10 see only 4gbyte ram

impossible to load win7 x64, i presume i have to upgrade bios to > latest version (2.10)
the issue is "err battery under 10%"
i ever work on ac and no need battery

if someone have solved this problem ,please help me do

all advices are welcome thanks a lot on advance


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I own a Satellite L505-10T and would like to change CPU with a more powerful model. What are the supported CPUs today?

Answer:Satellite L505-10T - CPU upgrade

CPU upgrade is not supported and if you do something like this it is on your own risk. Toshiba has created one document about it and you can read it on

Also very important thing is that such action will cancel valid warranty. In my opinion it is not so good idea. Generally speaking CPU performance cannot be so bad and what you can do is RAM and HDD upgrade. RAM can be upgraded to maximum level and HDD can be exchanged with fast SSD.
I have done this on my machine and notebook performance is simply amazing. Both upgrades are supported by Toshiba and you can do this on our own.

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Hi everyone, I'm thinking of buying the notebook from the topic title, but cannot seam to find what chipset is used in it.
So if anyone can help me, I'd be grateful :)

Oh, and some info from anyone who has it would also be nice.

Answer:Chipset in Satellite L505-111

Chipset is: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite L 505-110 laptop.
After I recovered my laptop with Toshiba recovery, BD-ROM turned into DVD-RW and I cannot watch BR films since then.

What should I do?

Answer:Satellite L505-110 BD-ROM turned into DVD-RW


Did you really have an Blue-ray drive?

As far as I know the notebook was equipped with an simple DVD super multi drive.
So CD-R(read/write), CD-RW(read/re-write),DVD-R SL, DL(read/write),DVD-RW(read/write), DVD+R SL, DL(read/write), DVD+RW(read/write), DVD-RAM(read/write), CD-ROM, DVD-ROM are supported

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I have bought a new laptop the L505-10M. I also bought a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit version.
I wanted to install it on this laptop but there are no drivers listed under the driver page for the L505-10M 64-bit.

What was even more surprising was that there arent even any drivers available for Vista 64-bit.
Yet the laptop is sold with a preinstalled version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
So that means the drivers are there but havent been made available.

This bothers me alot. Can't get the Value Added Package and Flash Card support working.

Hope someone can clear this up for me.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505-10M - Where to get Win 64bit drivers?


The 64bit drivers are not available at this time?. I think you will have to wait until you could get the all the Win 7 drivers fro this unit?

As you said the notebook has been preinstalled with Win 7 64bit?. so why you don?t make a upgrade from Win 7 home premium to Ultimate???

I think this should function and could be good solution until the Win 7 drivers would be available?.

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I've a Satellite L 505-13N and installed windows 8.1.
While a lot of shortcut keys (screen, lock, sound etc) work properly, I can't control the touch-pad.

Initially in Windows 8.1 where drivers for touch-pad (Synaptics PS/2) installed.
Device manager shows that the device is installed and works properly but it doesn't.

I've found and installed the driver package "Synaptics_v15_2_20_C_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed_Marketing_SGS94_UI-Scrybe" but I still cannot use the device..

I've seen already that my device is not supported for windows 8 (I wonder why??)
but I would be grateful if anybody could propose an idea for waking it up..


Answer:Satellite L505-13N - touchpad does not work in Win 8.1

The installed Synaptics driver package does not seem to be compatible with Win 8.1.
In the description it say clearly: Vista 64bit, Win7 64bit

Maybe you should simply try to install the Synaptics touchpad driver which was released for other, newer notebook models. Newer notebook series supports Win 8.1 and in my opinion there is a good chance to get the touchpad working using the Win 8.1 driver version.

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A few weeks ago I bought a L505-S6946 and I would like to get it's drivers for backup. Where can I find them?
It's actual so is vista 32-bits.

I will be updating it to Windows 7 sometime soon. Can I use the very same drivers?


Answer:Satellite L505-S6946 - Where can I get the drivers?

Hey Diego,

If you are searching for drivers you should look on the Toshiba US page. There you can get all drivers for it:

The website shows already Windows 7 drivers and it seems that you can get all drivers from there. If not you can try the Vista drivers because the most of them are also work on Windows 7.

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I updated my bios to 2.10 few days ago everything was fine but now im getting video_tdr_failure crashes. It started with Win 10 64 bit only while playing games everything other was fine expect few pixel problems like broken colored pixels on videos, i thought the problem might be Win 10 64 bit. I changed OS to win 7 32 bit and it is worse now i can't even use firefox or chrome my video card stops right after i open them. I think it is a bios problem or my video card is dead. Changing bios back to 1.80 might help but i couldn't find it anywhere, please can you share Satellite L505 1.80 bios link?

Answer:Satellite L505-11E - need to download BIOS 1.80

I changed OS again now i use win 10 32bit and im getting tdr crash if i upgrade my gpu driver, i think it is because resolution after upgraded resolution changes to 1366x768 and i get tdr crash. While i was using win 7 i was able to set resolution 1366x768 but i wasnt even able to use firefox, watch videos insta tdr crash. Right now i didn't upgrade my gpu drivers it is still ''Microsoft basic gpu'' so resolution is 1024x768 and i can use every program or watch even full hd videos but there are a lot of artifacts. I have no clue my video card is dead or it is bios problem?

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Hi all,

is there another battery pack available for the L505 with more power and a longer runtime?

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite L505 - New battery with more power


Have you already checked the Toshiba website for compatible batteries? You can check this on the Accessories Homepage: > Peripherals & Services > PC Options & Accessories

You can get a new battery from an authorized service provider. Just call them and ask for that. ;)

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Hi everybody...

I own a L505 model with ATI's HD5165 graphics adapter. I've noticed recently that my display drivers were completely out of date (about a year and a half years old) and so are the latest available to download from Toshiba's website.

Several users in this forum suggested to look for more updated drivers under more recent models, but they are not compatible with my system (installation doesn't even start and manual "Have Disc" update does not work either) . Downloading drivers directly from ATI's website are also not supported and do not install. It's actually said in the site that if you own a notebook from a vendor (Toshiba included) you must obtain drivers from the vendor directly.

I aware of the fact that older models will benefit less from the latest drivers, since they target more recent hardware, but still, some bug fixes/security issues/etc are relevant to all machines. Therefore, a consent decline in the frequency in which drivers are released for older notebooks is not fair.

Either users should be provided with a tool to enable updating with ATI's official drivers (without violating warranty) or Toshiba must keep up the pace...

Is there any other way I can update my driver?

Answer:Out-Of-Date ATI Drivers For Satellite L505

Unfortunately I cannot give you answer to your question.
Fact is that you should use Toshiba drivers only. I think I must not explain why.

Hopefully Toshiba will help the customers and offer full support for display drivers.

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I have a problem with my Satellite L505-10M.

Suddenly the fan is not starting any more and because of that the laptop gets quickly overheated and shuts down. I installed Windows 7 on it myself, already quite a lot of times, and this time it was 2 weeks ago, while it just happened tonight. I did not install anything new and neither did I do something special with it, it just doesn't start the fan any more.

I checked this forum, couldn't find anything, searched and could only find problems with Linux and the fan but not Windows (it is not starting at bios startup either).

If anyone has a thought, a similar experience or a solution it would be really helpfull


Answer:Satellite L505-10M - Fan is not starting anymore

If it is not spinning at all, then it sounds like the fan is faulty or there is a bad connection.

I'd send the laptop to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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Is there any way to update quite old Catalyst version for L505?
Original one from doesn't fit.

Answer:ATI Catalyst update for Satellite L505

> Original one from doesn't fit.
What does this mean?
If you use the compatible driver for your graphic card, then you should be able to install the driver.

Maybe you would need to use a small trick; you have to install the display driver in device manager. Means you have to choose and mark the graphic chip, then you have to choose Advanced installation which helps you to point to the driver package which you have downloaded. This will force Windows OS choosing this driver.

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I just bought a Toshiba Satellite L505 and for some reason one key will not work it?s the last letter of the alphabet.
I can?t type it for obvious reasons. I am staying in Saudi Arabia and use a keyboard with English and Arabic letters. I am English though so don?t require the Arabic alphabet.

Any ideas or should I return the laptop?

Hoping for a response. Thanks Vic

Answer:Keyboard Issue on Satellite L505


I don?t think that you have to return the whole laptop. Maybe it?s just a wrong setting in Windows so what keyboard input language did you set in Windows?
Are you running factory settings or another OS?

If one key or more keys don?t work you have to exchange the keyboard. There are no single keys so you have to replace the whole keyboard but it shouldn?t be so expensive. Just ask an authorized service provider to get a new one and they can exchange it too. :)

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What's new in the BIOS Update v2.00 for Satellite l505-144


Answer:What's new in the BIOS Update v2.00 for Satellite L505-144

Hi mate

As far as I know Toshiba European driver page does not provide any details what has been changed in the BIOS.
But I found some details on Toshiba US page.
It seems that Fn+N+1/2/3/4 debug function has been removed in BIOS 2.0 to avoid keyboard abnormal behavior.


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I have problems with my "FN" Button.

When I reboot my system, everythings gone alright with it but when I used about 5-10min my computer, I can't use FN any more.
I don't know why.

Anyone can helps me?

Answer:Satellite L505-13D - Can't use FN buttons after 5-10 minutes

Hi mauysz,

I also don?t know why this happens but you could try to reinstall Toshiba Value Added Package if you have Vista or Windows 7 installed. FN keys will be controlled by this tool and Flash Cards Support Utility. Everything you can download here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

But remove the old tools firstly. Restart the notebook and then install VAP and then Flash Cards Support Utility.

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Hi! I have problem with my keyboard. I dont know why but when i write with some keys apprear 40 with the letters and numbers. With0 the space appears the zero (0)

Can0 you help me please?

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13N - Some keys appear when I write something

Hi buddy,

Since when do you notice this behavior and does it also happen if you use an external keyboard? Using an external keyboard you can determine if it?s hardware or software problem so I think this would be the easiest and fastest way to check what is wrong exactly.

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Can someone help me whit finding Wireless driver for L505-10h, And tell me how to install it.
And how to find my wireless adapter via my notebook?


Answer:Need Wireless driver for Satellite L505-10h

Hi mate

The notebook seems to support Realtek Wlan card RTL8191SE.
You can find the drivers here:

In order to install this you have firstly download the driver package, then unzip the package.
In the driver package the exe file should be available?. Execute this exe file and the installation should proceeds.

Good luck

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Has anyone ever come up with a (cheap or free) solution to this? It happened to my L505-13Z a few days ago.

Sent it for service, but I'm afraid it's gonna cost me :S

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13Z - Nothing else happens after BIOS update

Hi Cvalda,

If something went wrong during BIOS update you can do nothing to reflash the ROM module because special tools are necessary. This can only be done from an authorized service provider.

So it was good to sent it for service but let?s wait what the guys say. ;)

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I just bought 2 months ago my first new laptop Satellite L505-141 and use Windows 7 64bit. The laptop crushes (turn off Suddenly) 3 times a day and I dont know why! After it's happen I cant turn it on unlees I plug out and conent again the electric cable.

Please help me, I dont know what cuses the laptop to crush.


Answer:Satellite L505-141 - Crash 3 times a day

Hi chen,

Do you use the preinstalled Windows version from Toshiba or your own installation?
Have you updated any drivers?

And when does it happen exactly? When you play games, surf in the Internet or something else?

To be honest it?s not easy to say something about this problem but maybe your notebook is overheating. Therefore you should clean your notebook using compressed air spray. You can do this without dissembling the computer so it takes few minutes only. :)

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Hello all

I have the specified model

and I want to use the designing program rhino3d v5.

Program minimum specifications can be found here:

Minimum practical system requirements are as follows:

Intel Core i5 4400 Quad Core or AMD equivalent
500 GB HD
Open GL Graphics Card
Windows 7 64bit

Is there any chance I can upgrade my laptop to be able to use the program (ram, ssd, graphics' card)

or is another laptop needed?

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13W - hardware upgrade

You can upgrade the RAM and HDD. The CPU upgrade is tricky and not supported by notebook manufacturers. Graphic card cannot be upgraded.

The Satellite L505-13W was equipped with Intel Core i5-430M 2.26 GHz (2 cores) CPU
You can also upgrade the RAM up to 8GB RAM and the HDD could be also upgraded to your favorite size.

The suggested minimum practical system requirements are very similar to the notebook hardware specifications and I think after the RAM upgrade you should be able to run the application.

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Please send me link for hotkey utility. I need it for my Satellite L505-138.
I cannot find it.
Windows 7 x64

Answer:Need hotkey utility for my Satellite L505-138

Can you please tell us what your problem is?

As far as I know ?Hotkey utility? doesn?t exist anymore. It was available for old operating systems like WXP.

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I am configuring this laptop for my wife and the ouch pad fails to work in one of two ways:
1. The right button is inoperable
The scroll regions although set do not work
the pinch zoom although set does not work
The driver does not report any problem,the latest driver is installed and there are no IRQ conflicts reported
An external keyboard and mouse works fine.

2. Thescreen flashes as though the right touch pad button has been pressed and a contect menu appears
The external mouse and keyboard appear to work
The left button and navigation with the ntouchpad appear to work

I have taken care to adjust the various sensitivity parameters nd this does not alter the behaviour.

This problems seems to occure every 3 or 4 days when the lapto is used for 3 or 4 hours each day.

Re booting the lap top usually, but not always solves the problem.

I have had the lapt op for 2 weeks and it has not yet been used seriously.

Would I be correct to consider this to signify a hardware fault ?

Answer:Satellite L505-144 Touch pad malfunctions


I would like to know which operating system do you use. Is original Windows 7 preinstalled?

Anyway, test touch pad functionality properly. Normally all these additional option should have affect on touchpad functionality.

Nobody of us can say for sure that touchpad is defective and all we can do here on this forum to speculate what the problem can be.
In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help. They have diagnostic tools and can check touch pad functionality.

What do you think?

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A month ago or so I had a problem when typing. Each time i pressed a letter it would, say K, it would come out K8, whenever i pressed back space it would present me with an =. Anyway I ended up updating the BIOS and this resolved the problem, until today. It was working fine then it started to mess about, it's not as bad as last time but it seems to be picking and choosing the keys to change at random. T

he back space did the = sign again and now thats stopped, i've managed to write this without there being a problem but i know the problem will be back. I have tried updating the BIOS but after unpacking the program I get the UEFI Winflash installer telling me that; The program will be closed, There is an error occured, please check the below items. BIOS version above 200. Battery capacity more than 10%. AC is attached.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Satellite L505 - Typing issue


Do you have this problem with preinstalled OS from Toshiba or did you make your own installation?

Regarding the BIOS:
Probably the newest version is already installed. Which one you have and what version you have found on Toshiba website?

Have you noticed the same behavior with an external keyboard?

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Does anyone know if the Toshiba Satellite L505-144 can be upgraded with an SSD?



Answer:Can I upgrade the Satellite L505-144 with a SSD drive?

Yes of course you can replace the internal HDD with an 2.5? SATA SSD drive.

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I have a start up problem,
I got a SATELLITE L505-13T from about one year, it was working perfect. One day i opened the laptop i found the windows not activated and i don't know why. I tried to activate it but i failed. I shut it down for one week to solve the problem. when I tried to open it again it wont open and i don't know why. It give me the toshiba logo, and then the screen goes black and gives this message:

"Copyright (c) 2007 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
This program contains proprietary and confidential information.
All rights reserved except as may be permitted by prior written


And freeze on this and wont start, when i press on the shut down button it closes.

Please help me in this problem,


Answer:Satellite L505 - Start up issue

Have you used original recovery image you got with your notebook or you have used own OS installation?
Do you have recovery DVD? if you install Windows using this disc you should have properly activated and valid licence and additional activation is not necessary.

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Here's the deal:

* with the battery out and the power supply disconnected I discharged the MB by holding the power button down for 60 seconds (tried this at least 10 times)
* the plugged-in LED stays on consistently
* the power supply is the correct voltage and amperage; when connected to the laptop the plugged-in LED is green and it charged the battery (battery LED went from amber to green) but the power-on LED stays not lit
* tried with just the power supply, no battery; also just the battery, no power supply
* the fan doesn't run
* removed the RAM cards, HDD, optical drive, battery

Would a bad heat sink-to-CPU contact cause this symptom? Wouldn't I get a momentary power-on indication if that were the case? Or when the RAM cards are out?

This unit is VERY clean, has no loose parts or rattles. It's not had any trauma or shocks or stuff spilled into it. Based on its general condition it seems unlikely to me that the motherboard is shot. Am I forgetting something?



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i have lost mother board driver
now badly needed Satellite L505-13T webcam driver.


Answer:Satellite L505-13T web cam driver needed


If you are searching for the drivers for this notebook model, then I recommend checking the Toshiba European driver page.

The L505-13T belongs to PSLS9E series.
Choose this model number from the download page!


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i've some problems in my laptop

1- Fn key doesn't work with any service from Toshiba, only with the windows keys, this happened after the some windows critical updates(win 7 64 bits)
2- i didn't find my laptop' serial number or part number in Toshiba website.

please any one can help me

Answer:Satellite L505-13t - Fn key doesn't work


The FN buttons are controlled by Flash Card Support Utility.
You need to reinstall this tool.
But also the VAP (value added package) should be reinstalled.

I recommend firstly to remove the Flash Card and VAP from the system.
Then to reboot the unit and to clean the registry using CCleaner.
After that you should install both tools again; VAP and Flash Card Support Utility


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Hi, I bought a L505-S6946 laptop and it's been working fine until this morning. It died and after I charged it up, the sound was no longer working. There is no sound whatsoever, I downloaded a new driver and still not working. What can I do to get it working again?

Answer:Satellite L505-S6946, no sound.

Have you looked at the Sound Card in Device Manager?

Is it showing a yellow exclamation mark?

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Indicated by TEMPRO software delivered with my Satellite L505-138 I updated the BIOS version but halfway the process stopped and fan kept running at high speed and nothing happened anymore. After one hour the only option I had left was to disconnect power and remove the battery. The laptop does not do anthing anymore now and refuses to startup.

Who can advise me what to do?


Answer:Re: Satellite L505-138 - Nothing happens after BIOS update


Usually if after BIOS update the notebook doesn?t start and the update wasn?t installed successfully the ROM module must be reflashed. The problem is this can only be done from an authorized service provider because they have special diagnostic tools especially for every Toshiba notebook.

So I would recommend contacting the guys and ask for help. I believe this problem can be clarified very easy: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)

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Can anyone tell me what motherboard i have????

Answer:Satellite L505-141: What motherboard is built in?

Toshiba notebook use Toshiba motherboards.
The Satellite L505 motherboard was designed especially for the Satellite L505/L500 series.
You can use only such motherboard

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I have a 3 year old L505-13E pc and i'm having some problems with the fan controller. When i was watching a movie my pc shut down and it was very hot. I thought it was dust inside so i opened and cleaned it. It was very clean.

My fan is not working very good. It looks like it works by impulses, always turning on and shutting down. I have installed windows 7 with the original DVD's and the fan worked fine but when i started to install the windows updates the fan stopped working again.

Do i need a new motherboard or is it only a software problem?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - Fan controller issues

Hi Jung

As far as I know cooling fan is controlled automatically and there is no some special software that controls cooling fan activity. Sensors placed on the mainboard register the temperature level and control cooling fan activity.

In advanced power settings you can find cooling method option and change options for cooling fan activity but I don?t think it will help you.

Maybe you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can help you with this.

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My laptop is Satellite L505-10z. I installed Windows 8 Pro and I notice that lots of drivers (especially TVAP) I downloaded from Toshiba support website (which are originally for Windows 7) not working! When will Toshiba release Windows 8 drivers? Will my model be included in the driver updates?


Answer:Satellite L505-10z - Win 7 tools are not compatible with Win 8

> downloaded from Toshiba support website (which are originally for Windows 7) not working!

Win 7 tools and utilities are made for Win 7 and not Win 8

> When will Toshiba release Windows 8 drivers? Will my model be included in the driver updates?
I think you should ask Toshiba. This is user to user community.
But I think Toshiba would start with driver support if Win 8 would be available OFFICIALLY on the market.

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Hello everyone,

i got my new laptop and was totally happy with it, but there is this one problem i can't solve.
there are files on my laptop (i installed myself) that i can't delete, the system always tells me that the files are currently open or used by another system, but i have closed everything there is nothing open, can somebody help me with that?


Answer:Satellite L505 - Can't delete Files

Hi Lieselotte,

If you need help from users here you must be a little bit more detailed and exact... What files you want to delete exactly?
If you want to remove programs, use the software list in control panel > Add/Remove progams to delete the programs and files.

Furthermore make also sure that you have administrator rights.

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I have [ L505-144|] and I has updated the version of BIOS to [1.90-WIN | CE=TEMPRO&LNG=5&VERSION=V3.3]

The problem that I can not install Windows XP Professional 32

Please help and thank you

Answer:Can not install Windows XP on Satellite L505-144

I'm sorry, when try install Windows XP
Blue screen appears saying that there is problem Hardware

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-138

Parts no :psls9e-00u00wg3
Serial: no:1a511094k

The processor i have now is the i3 330

I want to upgrade to i7
Is this possible and can you link me where to buy the right one that is fitting to my laptop

Answer:Satellite L505-138 - CPU upgrade question

> Is this possible?
Maybe, in case the new CPU would be supported by chipset and BIOS, you?ve got good chances to upgrade the CPU.
But Toshiba as well as other notebook manufacturers don?t support such upgrade and therefore everything you do is your own risk!

First of all I would recommend you to get details about your chipset. On Intel ARK page you could check what CPUs would be supported by this chipset.
Fact is that this notebook series were equipped with the Intel Dual Core CPUs belonging to the Intel Arrandale CPU family. In case you want really try an new CPU, I would suggest you to choose one from this family.

But note: even if chipset would support new CPU, the BIOS might be one of the parts causing troubles. Unfortunately I did not find any information what CPUs might be supported by BIOS

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I have Satellite L505 with windows 7 Home Premium.
My problem is there is no bootable device, but sometimes it works and boot normally.
What should I do?

Please help me.

Answer:No Bootable Device on Satellite L505

Set BIOS to default settings and check it again?

Try to start notebook several times using F12 at start up and let us know if all bootable devices are listed every time you do this.

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I just bought the Toshiba L505-10J last week and I'm really satisfied with my choice, but when I start a game like Counter Strike Source or Risen I Have some strange Issues. The first 30-60 Minutes are Ok but then the Sound starts cracking and my Mouse (Razer Lachesis) stops moving when I'm holding a Key on the Keyboard (for example W for moving forward). When I switch to my desktop while playing this problem is gone (I opened Notepad pressed down W and moved the Mouse. No problems at all). When I Switch back it's there again. The only solution to this problem ist to reboot my Computer. Then I can play the next 30-60 min. before it starts all over.

I already reinstalled Windows 7 but the problem is still there.
When i use my Touchpad instead of my mouse it's the same. Can't play longer than 30-60 min...

This is not acceptable because I want to play games on my Notebook from time to time.

Hope someone can help me and sorry for my bad english, I'm from germany.

Answer:Satellite L505-10J - Can't play longer than 30-60 min


As I understood, this issue happens only playing games.
There is no problem using the notebook with other application.
Is it right?

hmm? how about graphic card driver update and BIOS update?
If newer versions are available then it would be advisable to update this!

Check it!

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Hello Guys ,

Thank you all for helping me on the last thread.

I have intalled a new copy of Win7 ultimate to my PC now .

But now it shows BSOD ..on the following issues ...
i cant understant what is the problem with my lap.The issuues are noted below.


Please help me if anybody have solution....


Answer:Satellite L505-13W BSOD error

Didn?t you solve the BSOD issue here in this thread?

Did you get the BSOD using the Toshiba preinstalled system?

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Hi all, I've got a Satellite L505-13Z. After recovery from Hard drive, something went wrong and I only had the F12 page.
I used the DVD recovery. It worked for an hour installing win7, then it made a reboot and I saw windows screen, so it booted again and stopped working: each time I turn it on, I have the F12 screen, to choose where to boot. Hard drive is seen, but if I choose it I got the "Boot error" and go back to the same page.

I would like to try Hiren's boot to check if hard Drive is OK or not . How can I know if it is only the hard disk or something else?


Answer:Satellite L505-13Z - BOOT error

I used a bootable cd with Hiren's and each test on Hard Disk and RAM are OK, no errors.
I inserted the DVD again to see if there was the possibility to repair an installation, but not, so I installed again. At the end I was asked to remove the DVD and reboot; I did and I went in loop: win 7 was updating registry, reboot, win 7 was updating registry ........

I asked myself if DVD was damaged, butthere's no way to download from microsoft a copy of win 7, because when I insert my serial the response is to ask the vendor .......

what can I do?

Originally Posted by jazzrock71

Hi all, I've got a Satellite L505-13Z. After recovery from Hard drive, something went wrong and I only had the F12 page.
I used the DVD recovery. It worked for an hour installing win7, then it made a reboot and I saw windows screen, so it booted again and stopped working: each time I turn it on, I have the F12 screen, to choose where to boot. Hard drive is seen, but if I choose it I got the "Boot error" and go back to the same page.

I would like to try Hiren's boot to check if hard Drive is OK or not . How can I know if it is only the hard disk or something else?


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Hi! my toshiba satellite had started to shutting down since a month ago. I've bought it 5 months ago too. I'd want to know if I must take any little piece out of the notebook for a better movement of the air while i'm blowing the air inside of the computer! Thank you very much! (the model of my computer is a satellite l505 10k)

Message was edited by: rob-fleming

Answer:Satellite L505-10K shuts down without any reason


> I'd want to know if I must take any little piece out of the notebook for a better movement of the air while i'm blowing the air inside of the computer

Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean any little piece. Just blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators with compressed air :)

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Hi guys,

recently purchased a Toshiba L505-10P and had to reinstall the OS to be able to use it in my language.
So far so good, I downloaded all the drivers and everything is working normally.

However, a question came to run the software and PC Diagnostic Tools Service Station have identified the notebook as follows:

Model: Satellite L500.

My question is: Is it right or something is wrong?
I updated the BIOS to the latest version v1.80 and it works perfectly except for doubt is.

I notice also that the Serial Number and Part confer with the label affixed to the product, only the model no.

Answer:Satellite L505-10P is identified as L500 - Why


The Satellite L505-10P belongs to the PSL3E series.
The Satellite L500 contains 6 different notebook sub models.

I have no idea why the L505 has been recognized as L500 but I would recommend downloading the drivers manually from the Toshiba European driver page and to choose the PSL3E series.

Then you would be on the safe side?

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Hello Guys ,

I need some help from you people .....

I have a bios crash problem in my Laptop .The blue screen message is quotted below,

Your BIOS is not fully ACPI Compliant,Please Update your BIOS.

STOP:0X000000A5(0X00001000,0X00000000,0XBE298C98,0 X00000303)

My system configuration
Intel Core i5,4GB RAM,ATI Radeon 1GB Premium Graphics

My current bios vertion :: BIOS 2.10

I searched Toshiba website for an updated bios verson ,But could find only my present version ,
Somebody please help me find a new vertion for the BIOS ,

OR if there is any methord to rectify this problem

Please Help me ..

Answer:Satellite L505-13W and BIOS error

have you changed anything on your machine or in the Bios? Before the error message is come did you have problems?

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I purchased a new Satellite L505-10K laptop around a week and a half ago, and for a week it worked just fine.
During the last few days, however, I've experienced sudden BSODs many times a day.

I've tried restoring the system but that didn't solve the problem at all. Since the latests crashes, I've done the memory tests of Toshiba and Windows 7, and also run memtest86 overnight. There seem to be no problems with RAM.
According to the event log, the BSODs have got something to do with kernel power.

Here's some info about the latest BSODs:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1035

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050031
BCP3: 00000000000406F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002E3D798
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

Files that help describe the problem:

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Answer:Re: Constant BSOD on Satellite L505-10K


This is a Toshiba US notebook series. I searched a little bit on Toshiba US pages and I found some information that an preinstalled Win 7 on some small range of notebooks could cause a BSOD.
The solution is BIOS update.

So if you BIOS is not up to date, I would recommend updating it firstly!

Good luck

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Firstly my laptop: Satellite L505-13D
..and the problem: after ..let?s say.. a year, my videos started lagging. I tried to reinstall graphic drivers, codecs, media players, the problem maintains on every video player.

The problem does not occur on clips watched in internet browsers. Following few advices about Intel rapid storage technology driver, I tried to reinstalled it as well.. nothing happened.

Today my last attempt to get rid of this problem failed as I reinstalled my windows and all movies and clips continue to lag. It?s looking like 3 seconds playing and one second not.

Does anyone have any idea what can cause this and what can i do to solve this please?
Thank you, heppi

Answer:Satellite L505-13D - video lagging

I only want to add that the same movie lags when play from HDD and does not when played from CD. That might look like there are problems with HDD but there are also movies on my HDD that are playing without problems. And also when playing one movie right after my system starts, it does not lag bud few minutes later it does ..

Any clue?

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when there will be new display driver for Satelite L505-111 laptop, using Windows 7 x64 ? The latest I can find is 8.634.1 this one is kinda old.
I assume I cant use catalyst drivers.

Message was edited by: Martensen

Answer:Need new display driver for Satellite L505-111

Do you have some problems with video performance?
Video drivers on mobile computers are designed for mobile usage and aren?t updates every mont like on desktop computers.

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Almost a year after buying a Toshiba Satellite L505-13E, I started noticing temperature problems (it starts going at 70?, sometimes more, hitting 89?), even had the computer just power off (not the correct way through windows, instead, in a moment it's on, the other it's off when it hits 90?). I bought a cooling stand to maintain the computer at low temperatures, but the stand is not that good and the temperatures get levelled at 60? at best, but does solve the problem temporarily.

I usually have Skype (normally i'm not on a call so the cpu doesn't spike, but I do have the ocasional call), msn, irc, have a program to check mails regularly (thunderbird) and have firefox opened. At maximum the cpu spikes at 32% or similar with all of these opened (normally it's at 9-14% or so), so I don't think it's any problem related to massive processing of applications (but like anything else, sometimes it spikes to bigger percentages, but not that much or for so much time). I do use all of these at the same time. Because of the temperature problem, I installed an app to check regularly the state of the system.

As the problem is internally in the computer, I suppose it may be because the fan is stuck or something. I do clean the dust when it's time, but it also solves the problem temporarily (I don't open the computer case however, as it is under warranty and I don't want to void the warranty or break the computer). I'd like to find a more permanent solution without buying anyt... Read more

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - Overheat problem?

> As the problem is internally in the computer, I suppose it may be because the fan is stuck or something. I do clean the dust when it's time, but it also solves the problem temporarily (I don't open the computer case however, as it is under warranty and I don't want to void the warranty or break the computer). I'd like to find a more permanent solution without buying anything else as I don't think this is the correct solution for the problem.

The dust and debris are the main reasons why the notebook overheats. The dust inside the cooling modules prevents the fans from rotating faster which affects the cooling and leads to higher temperature.
So as you said; removing dust help you? and this should be done from time to time.

You say this is temporal solution for you? Hmm? I have no idea how you want to use the notebook is a dust free room? Only this would keep prevent dust from cooling modules.

I clean my notebook using compressed air spray. This helps and does not affect my warranty.


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I have disk with 32 bit system recovery but my x64 partition got deleted.

I cant order recovery x64 becouse my laptop is too old and they dont have this in offer.

Maybe Toshiba Support have my version of system/ or drivers alone in archive and they can send me it ?
I would be happy with drivers alone for x64 becouse there are just few of them on website.

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Hi All,

I've bought this laptop to my sister-in-law. All is going fine But she is not able to connect skype to the Internet.
I've take control of her laptop with LogMeIn in order to check was she was doing.
We've resetted her password and can log on to the skype website.
But skype client always says something like "can't recognise username or password".
I've check the McAfee Firewall settings, saw the skype has a full access to the Internet.
I've also temporarely deactivate her router firewall... but no way.
Skype doesn't want to connect :(
If I use her username/password on my system, it works like a charm (as espected).
If I try my own account on her laptop, skype can't connect too.

Does anyone have ever had something like that and has an answer or advice ?

Thanks a lot.


PS: I've also post on skype forum:

Answer:Satellite L505-13X - Skype can't connect...


Did you try to download the latest skype version? just check it and disable McAfee at all ( you say that skype has a full access to the Internet but I think it' s still blocking)

Message was edited by: jeka-israel

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Someone know how to update the ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5165 driver?
In Toshiba website we only have one driver ans it is from 05/03/10, and in the ATI website they don't have suport for Toshiba laptops!
This is really anoying... why Thoshiba laptop's can not be suported by ATI website!?
The drivers they give us is out-of-date.
If anyone have better drivers, say it. I apreciate!

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - ATI drive update


Toshiba says to use drivers from Toshiba page as they are modified to support overheating protection...
But you can try to install Ati driver from the ATI website from device manager. Go to the device manger-display adapter-update driver. Choose the downloaded file and try to install. i don't know, if you can update it as i haven't checked it myself

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My laptop won't start up after it received a bit of a blow to the keyboard. Given the nature of the cause, I assume it is a hardware issue... I opened it up and examined all of the components but was unable to find any obvious cracks or dents in anything.

Since the problem started, I am unable to get the laptop to come on. When I press the power button, the lights will come on like it is trying to boot up, but then it will die and restart. At this point the lights usually stay on for longer without it dying, but at no point during any of this does anything show up onscreen whatsoever. I have tried starting from the battery and with it plugged in to no avail.

Just wondering if anyone might have any insight as to a good starting point of what might be the culprit. The area that was struck was just about dead center, on the space bar, if that helps....

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Answer:Satellite L505 Doesn't Start Up

Hi, sounds like the mainboard may be damaged. The soldering comes loose when the mainboard is impacted which causes all kinds of problems.

You could try re-seating the RAM or try a different Hard Disk, but failing that you may need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Center and get a quotation.

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I am the unhappy owner of a Toshiba Satellite L505-111 laptop (PSLS3E-01500YR3). A week after I have bought the laptop (13/03/2010) I observed that the a key from the keyboard does not work properly:

In Win 7 pressing " or ' it appears only after a second key is pressed. In Linux (Ubuntu 9.10), presing " it appears something like ".." .

The service (Romania, Scop Computers Control Service Laborator) does not recognize this unusual behavior (Service Note 26/03/2010). When I went to take the laptop (19/04/2010) I found the same behavior. Even the laptop has a Romanian keyboard, the usual English(US) keyboard settings are used.

What can be done?

Answer:Satellite L505-111 - Win 7 with Romanian keyboard


Have you tried to make settings in Clock- language- region settings? There, you can change the ,,Input keyboard,, , you can add/remove English or Romanian.
About the keyboard speed, go to Control panel, under Hardware and Sounds you will see ,, device and printers,,. Click on it, you will see ,,hid keyboard device,,. Click with the right mouse button, keyboard setting appears. You can change the keyboard speed settings.

La revedere!

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I would like to update the driver for ATI mobility radeon 5156 video card. I checked through device manager the driver already installed at my machine, the version of it is 8.653, the same as offered for download here

However the release date listed is 8/9/2009, while at the site the date is 5/3/2010. Is that besically the same version? Should I update?

How exactly do I update the video driver at the laptop (I know how to update video driver on stationary PC with nVidia card, but have no experience with updating ATI card at the laptop).

Answer:Satellite L505-141 - Display driver update?

Hi lyonya,

For me it seems to be the same version but generally speaking a display driver update and all other driver updates should only be done if it?s necessary.

That means if your computer runs properly without any issues, you don?t need to update a driver. Just have fun with your notebook.

Never touch a running system ;)

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Hi there,

The battery of my computer doesn?t power up the computer and the battery indicator tell me i have 100% of charge , also the ligth indicator is green and stady.
I would like to know what i can do for to solve the problem.


Answer:The battery doesn┤t power up my Satellite L505 - 13E

Hi Fuzo

If I understand you right when you try to power up your notebook on battery power supply there is no reaction, right?

When notebook runs on AC power supply and you disconnect it does notebook continue to run or switch off immediately?

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When I turn up the volume above 40 there is a high pitch sound. This is even when Im not running any programs that generate sound.

Its a sound like when you have your mic to close to the speaker. I tried to deactivate the mic but without result. The drivers is up to date as well.

Dont know how to fix this....

Any one know or recognize this problem?

Answer:Satellite L505-14D, high pitch sound

When this happen set LCD brightness to maximum level. Can you hear this sound again?

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*Hello there*
*I have the*
*I am having a problem in the display the presence of dust inside the screen*
*Is there a way to clean this dust*
*Note ( _its dust not dead pixels _*
*Thank you and please help quickly*

Answer:Satellite L505-144 - Dust inside the screen


Well, I never heard about dust inside the screen. Are you really sure and have you already tried to clean the screen using a microfiber cloth?

Fact is if there is a really problem with the screen you have to contact an authorized service provider and let the guys check the situation what it should be done now and if the screen needs replacing or not.

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i have a problem in my battery charging (plugged in , not charging) throw online reading no action can fix it until i saw post says that BIOS update will restart my laptop and fix the problem , i download the latest BIOS update in Toshiba support and drivers when trying to install it to update i get an errror message says .

there is an error occured, please check below items bios version above 210.
battery capacity more tahn 10%
AC is attached

i got to say after my lots of previous ways to fix the main problem my battery charging is 0 %
what can i do to make my bios update?

Answer:Satellite L505-13T - BIOS update error

I guess the battery charged properly in the past even if the BIOS was not up to date…
Therefore I’m not quite sure if it’s really a BIOS issue.

Anyway, try to uninstall the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
This can be found in device manager -> battery

After that, check if the battery would start the charging procedure.

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Indicated by TEMPRO software delivered with my L505 laptop (1.5 months old) I updated the BIOS version but halfway the process stopped and fan kept running at high speed and nothing happened anymore. After one hour the only option I had left was to disconnect power and remove the battery. The laptop does not do anthing anymore now and refuses to startup. I assume the BIOS needs to be reset.

Who can advise me what to do?


Answer:Satellite L505 - BIOS update failed


Ohhh, that?s not good news, buddy :(

I think you have only option at the moment and this is the authorized service provider. The technicians can try to reflash the ROM module but hopefully it?s not completely destroyed now.

If you don?t know where the nearest ASP is you can search on the Toshiba website for them. Give them a call and they will tell what to do now.

Good luck! :)

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I was trying to clean my toshiba L505-13J laptop, when I found a sign of a SIM under the battery.
I tried to put a SIM but it doesn't hold in its place. It is directly "swollowed".
So does my laptop support 3G SIM? if so, how could I put it?

Answer:Does Satellite L505-13J support 3G? Sim Card under battery available


No, the Satellite L505-13J does not support 3G module.

I assume that some models of the Satellite L500 / L505 series were equipped with the 3G module.
The point is that the same bottom cover has been used in whole L500 series and therefore there is an sim card slot available under the main battery.


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i have a Satellite L505-10t

Is possible to connect 2 external monitors?
i have tryed but for some reason the monitor that i connect with hdmi does not work!
Could be the cable?or this is not even possible?


thank you !

Answer:Usage of 2 external monitos with Satellite L505-10t

This isn?t possible.
You can use one external and one internal display.

If you want to use 2 external monitors at the one and the same time, you have to use additional device? something like Dynadock

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i can hear Annoying sound from my pc ....i think it is get out from HDD it is like (zzzzzzzzzzzzz) i think it is sound of needle of HDD
what is mean?
Not: i use windows 7 64 bit home pre...

Answer:Satellite L505-13V - I can hear Annoying sound

maybe you have the same like my problem, hard always on, and it reads, so it make sound

anyway to contact Toshiba Support?

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So my Toshiba Satellite L505 wont shut down when I go to the start menu and click shut down nothing happens, screen does not change and I can still use the internet and any other program I want to I have avg free downloaded to the computer so I don't think I have a virus, I had another laptop that had the same problem and I forced it to shut down my holding the power button and now that one wont come out of safe mode. don't want the same thing to happen to this one Thanks in advance

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I have a Satellite L505 with pre-installed Windows 7 64bit. I have created a recovery DVD (2 discs) with Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator after the first use.
I want to restore the factory settings now, but I cannot recover my L505 neither with HDD recovery nor Recovery discs. The problem is following:
(I tried first with HDD recovery, didn't work - I've same problem with recovery DVD)

1. Boot with Recovery Disc 1
2. It starts the recovery process
3. The process creates partitions and copies images (Disk 1 and 2). After it's done it ask reboot the system.
4. After the reboot I see on the screen: "Preparing for first use..."
5. After 1 Minute I see "Please wait... finishing the installation" message.
6. After 5-6 Minutes the laptop reboots automatically (without any error)
7. Step 4-6 is repeatd infinitely; and I cannot use the lapotop

It seems the installer cannot finish the installation. It was the same issue with HDD recovery too, I thought the recovery disc will help... didn't.
After many attempt I tried to delete all partitons on HDD, but did't solve my problem.

Any suggestion?
Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite L505 - Recovery installer can't finish

Hi kwarc,

I have a similar notebook ? Satellite L500. I got the notebook with preinstalled Windows 7 too but I don?t have any issues to recover it. Both works ? HDD recovery and the Toshiba recovery disk that I have created.

I think it?s really hard to say what the reason is, maybe a problem with the recovery image or hardware. Can you try to install Windows using a Microsoft disk, please?
Does this work?

In worst case you need help from an authorized service provider. The technicians can check your notebook. :)

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so Ive been wanting to play dead space on my laptop but it doesn't meet minimum requirements as far as i know. was wondering if anyone knew any graphics cards that are good for it and can be used with my laptop. And i need instructions on how to install the card.

Answer:Satellite L505 - Recommendations for new graphic card

Hi buddy,

Please check this thread:

As you can read, it?s not possible to do such an upgrade.

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The heatsink-system of my L505-10J seems to be dusted in the mean time, as the fan is working more and more compared to the beginning and the airflow at the exhaust is barely noticable.

My old laptop from another manufacture hat a lid to get access to the RAM slots and to the fan/heatsink as well...removing dust was quite easy.

The L505-10J doesn't have that easy access to the fan, looks like I would have to open it completely.

Am I loosing warranty, if I open the laptop for cleaning issues? Is there an easier way to clean it?

Thanks and regards,


Answer:Satellite L505-10J - Cleaning of heatsink system

Hi daFlox,

I use Toshiba notebooks for years now but I never opened it for cleaning the heatsink system. This is not necessary because you need only compressed air spray to do this. Just blow the air through the h oles of the case where the fan is. This can blow out the dust. You can get compressed air spray from every computer dealer I think.

By the way: Even I have found this article in FAQ section:

And if you open the case you will loose your warranty, that?s right but as I wrote for cleaning your system it?s not necessary.

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I just wanted to ask how can i update my Laptop's Graphic Card Drivers cause they are too old.
Is there any way? My Laptop has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.


Answer:Satellite Pro L505 and graphic drivers update


In the forum you can find a lot of different threads about the driver update (no matter what notebook model its is)?
Fact is that you should use the drivers from Toshiba.
Such drivers are tested and certified by Toshiba.

If you need newer version, you will need to look at some 3rd party driver pages like
But the usage of such drivers is your own risk?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite that has a broken screen and uses HDMI external monitor.
But now it starts but does not fall in the second rotor and not showing at all.

What can it be?

Answer:Satellite L505-10V - Using HDMI there is no pic on external monitor

It is not easy to say why this happen. Start notebook again and try to use FN key combination to switch to external monitor.

How it has worked in the past? Have you switched it manually or desktop was shown on external monitor automatically?

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