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Satellite L500/01U: Need users guide or manual

Question: Satellite L500/01U: Need users guide or manual

What is the best way to find help with a users guide or manual for my TOSHIBA SATELLITE L500/01U.

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Preferred Solution: Satellite L500/01U: Need users guide or manual

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Satellite L500/01U: Need users guide or manual

There is a Users Guide in PDF format on your C: Drive. It should be under C:\DOCS
Or you can access it via the Start Menu -> Programs -> UserGuide icon

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My wife just retired and wants to learn to use our Lenovo laptop (T61 / T7500). To help her with this while I'm at work, I'd like to find an owner's manual or user's guide, but so far no luck.    The Lenovo site only has troubleshooting guides.   I have OS (Vista) tutorials, but no hardware guide.   Any ideas?   thanks. ref


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Answer:Owner manual / users guide

Welcome to the forum!T61 was available in several forms, and each of them has its own "book".What is the 7-character model number on the bottom of your ThinkPad?

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Although my registration was accepted by Toshiba (for cash redemption) I cannot find any operating manual or details on Toshiba website.

Can anyone please help with operating instructions

Answer:I cannot find any operating manual or details for Satellite L500/033


It seems to be a Satellite notebook which belongs to Toshiba Australian!
All details should be posted on Toshiba Australian page:

There are different L500/xxx models? if you would not find your unit then this would mean that the information has not been published yet?

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Hi everyone,

This has frustrated me for three weeks but I have only just realised it is associated with restart either manual or software requested.

My 6 week old L500 laptop refuses to do other than display lights for indiactors on front - no light on keyboard, no screen, fan running but no disk activity I can hear.
I have somehow managed to break through on three occasions by forcing shut down using the power on/off hold down, removing battery waiting and then starting up.

Earlier today it decided to restart under this method and I was able to quickly jump in and dump my Libraries and outlook.pst to an external hard drive cause my business runs off it.

Anyone know a solution to this problem?
This is the first Toshiba I have ever owned and it's really frustrating to have to fire up this 4 year old Acer to find a solution to my problem.

Maybe the problem is Windows 7 but can't find my way through that place to an answer.

Anyone, please???

Answer:Satellite L500 - black screen after manual or auto restart


You mean the L500 does not boot anymore?
The workaround removing the battery and ac adaptor doesn?t help anymore?

Hmm? usually this should not happen? sometimes the notebook could hang somewhere during the stand by or hibernation and the mentioned workaround could be a option to wake up the unit?

It?s hard to say what?s going wrong here? possibly it?s hardware related issue?
So maybe it would be the best get in contact with an local ASP? the warranty should be valid and I think everything should be done for free?

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I'm looking for a owners manual for my Satellite 2100cds notebook.

I prefer the Dutch version (when available) but English will do. Does anyone know where I can download it?

Thanks for all!


Answer:Users manual for Satellite 2100cds

Hi Walter

I have checked but there is no user?s manual for this unit. Give me a few days and I will try to find it for you.

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Please; where can't i find the users manual as i have some questions for the mousepad and it's blocking use when the lights get blue and some more questions about the use of the buttons.

Answer:Where to find users manual for Satellite A200-23W


Usually the user manual should be preinstalled on your notebook. The shortcut should be placed on the desktop.
Did you check it?

Anyway, you can also download the user manual from the Toshiba page: -> Support & Download -> Toshiba User Manual

Check the path above and you will find the page which provides the user manuals for the single Toshiba notebook series.


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Issues with my Satellite C850- 02D00m. Broke the screen and am using an external monitor. Now a few minutes after turning it on it crashes to the usual desktop, with only a users guide and a recycle bin icon showing. Prior to it crashing I have tried to do a system restore unsuccessfully and of course cannot locate the recovery disks I made when it was new.

Despite trying I cannot open users guide using mousepad or keys.

Any ideas? Please!

Answer:Satellite C850 - desktop only has users guide and recycle bin


Check please
There you can find instructions about Windows 8 recovery and repair.

Try to start HDD recovery image installation and test notebook with ?factory settings?.
Please post some feedback.

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Just a question. Does anyone have a good link or guide for when you want to open the Toshiba G10? I dont have any more warranty and unforutnately I believe the graphics card is dead, but just want to make sure.


Answer:Manual/Guide for disassembling Qosmio G10

Hello Blunder

It will not be easy to find something like that because disassembling manuals is not public document. Maybe you will be lucky and someone can help you but if you think the graphic card is dead you must exchange the whole mainboard.

While you wait for disassembling instructions, look around and pick up info how much it will costs.

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Hi all, I have just got a tablet PC, it came with its user guide which explains the basics about the machine but little else which is what I would expect really. To be able to do much with it I need to understand the O/S which is Android Jellybean which I have never used before. Been looking on the net for something appropriate but not too sure what I need, I was hoping to find something fairly comprehensive. Can anyone suggest something suitable
please or post a link. Thanks.

Answer:User guide/manual for Android 4.1

If you have a Nexus 7 see below.
If not there may be something useful.
N7 user guide.
Android Forum

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more will than fifteen pages that would also go into more details of all the apps and on how to work them in PDF format or manual or guide online to use. Thank you
Christopher Cortise

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I want the service guide/manual or whatever Acer decided to call the technical service manual this time.I AM NOT talking about the so-called "User Manual" or the "Setup Guide." Those two are mostly useless for learning how to service one of these units.Where did Acer hide the service manual?

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Hello,I'd like a guide on how to upgrade the ram on V3-574G, or the service manual.I'm familiar with doing it, I'd just like to see how to correctly open the case.Thanks

Answer:V3-574G upgrade ram guide? Service manual?

Hello, It is not difficult:Spoiler (Highlight to read)Remove the ODD module (1 screw from the base cover)Remove 20 screws from the base coverCarefully pry up the base cover starting from the left corner of the system (ODD housing)Grasp and remove the base cover from the system (pay attention to the speaker cable)Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard connectorRemove the base cover from the systemDisconnect the battery cable from the mainboard connectorRemove the ODD module (1 screw from the base cover)Remove 20 screws from the base coverCarefully pry up the base cover starting from the left corner of the system (ODD housing)Grasp and remove the base cover from the system (pay attention to the speaker cable)Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard connectorRemove the base cover from the systemDisconnect the battery cable from the mainboard connector

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 I am trying to get my new HP laptop set up ... need the owners manual for this one HP T1B72UT#ABA Business 455G3 A8 7410 15.6" 500 4 W7/10 Laptop .

Answer:Where can I find an owners manual / user guide for my new HP...

@paula48 All the manuals here. REO

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I need the guide on phoenix award bios. etc. tell me the function of each menu/submenu.Do somebody have and willing to share?i can't find it at phoenix website.

Answer:phoenix award bios tutorial/guide/manual

What is your computer or motherboard make and model? That may be more relevant.

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I've been removing viruses as a profession for about 10 years now.  We do about 10 a day in our shop.  Never had one quite like this and thought we'd share and it'd help out someone else.
dual dllhost.exe and explorer.exe processes eating up 50+% of CPU
Reopen immediately upon termination
Extremely large Temporary Internet Files & %tmp% folder

Disabled System Restore
Safe mode scan with
ESET PoweLiks Cleaner
FixPoweliks (Symantec)
TDSS Killer
Noted c:\programdata\{D9E629DC-CB1C-4A97-9900-81922B4EFFD4} entry in CombiFix.txt log as a recently created file
Confirmed above referenced directory was filled with suspect files
Attempted deletion to no avail as files were in use

Searched registry for reference of the above (searched specifically ‘D9E629DC’)
Search returned one result: CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-226362633-2050113004-1670365138-1003_Classes\CLSID\{56CBD3CF-BF99-4DF5-851F-F5B9B57496A1}\InprocServer32 -> C:\ProgramData\{D9E629DC-CB1C-4A97-9900-81922B4EFFD4}\’random file name’

Deleted the registry reference
Deleted directory referenced above however it was not in c:\ProgramData but c:\users\all users

Possible Alternative Resolution
Scan drive from another PC
Delete all %tmp% and referenced locations above

Answer:Crypto/Poweliks Variant Manual Removal Guide

Thank you for the information.

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Answer:How Do I Get Rid Of Gorilla Price Completely-Manual Removal Guide
This is not my post but it works. 

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(a) Where do we download Windows 10 manuals from, please?

(b) Meanwhile the problem that drives me most potty - I use "restored down folders" for many purposes, eg copying files between: but now I can't move them and they sit on top of each other in the centre of the screen. How can I move a "restored down folder" to where I want it on the desktop, please?

I first downloaded Windows 10 three or four days after the start and as far as I know it's had all updates.

Thanks, colleagues - Eric (Birmingham UK)

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Hi,Am hoping this will be a quick one.I had computer running XP infected with Antivirus XP malware. I ran the regfix and MBAM scans from below guide: appears to have cleared. However, I had previously removed Antivirus Soft malware a day before then was reinfected with Antivirus XP, so to double check removal I went through manual removal steps in above link. All is removed, except the registry settings in:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1" both exist. Should these be set to 0 as they may allow re-over-ride of AV and Firewall?

Answer:Registry settings in Antivirus XP Manual Removal Guide

Additionally,Checking Manual removal for reg entries for Antivirus Soft too (just thought I'd check) from the following reg entries are still showing:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = "1"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"Should I be concerned with any of these?/What should the values be?

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Question: T43 users manual

Just bought a refurb T43. Came with a desktop link to the Lenovo site but am unable to navigate to a download for a users manual.Can find no evidence of a preloaded manual accessible from the "Access IBM" button per Lenovo site. No response from said button. Thanks

Answer:T43 users manual

Welcome to the forum! The fact that "Access IBM" button does nothing means that the recovery parition has been deleted. I hope that you'll find these useful:

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Question: users manual

were do i go too down load a users manual for an acer e5-511... and it is a dvd burner on these laptops right. and if so why cant i burn a dvd it says i have to buy nero 2016 dvd burner program 

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Question: users manual

were do i go too down load a users manual for an acer e5-511... and it is a dvd burner on these laptops right. and if so why cant i burn a dvd it says i have to buy nero 2016 dvd burner program 

Answer:users manual

You would go here  and find your model number.Then go to the Documents tab. Take your pick,User ManualAcerUser Manual ( Windows7 )13.3 MB2015/01/23DownloadUser ManualAcerUser Manual13.4 MB2014/08/04DownloadUser Manual W10AcerUser Manual W1011.2 MB2015/09/01Download You do not have to buy nero 2016.I'm using's free, works good, and it's malware free.Go to This PC and see if it shows a DVD RW Drive. I know some e5-511's didn't come with one. 

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Question: users manual

I just purchased a lap top with Vista Home Preium already installed. Is there any where that I can download a users manual? Thanks

Answer:users manual

A users manual for what, the laptop or the Operating System ?

If the laptop go to the manufacturers home page and look for your model number and that should tell you all about it.

If you want to know about Vista just have a look through the tutorials on this site and that should give you an idea of things plus you can always go to the Start Orb and then Help and Support on the right hand side of the menu that opens.

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Hi,Just received a T23 2647-2TU.Where can a download a free copy of the owner or user manual? Lots of choices in Google primary service and maintenance.I read in your site, the article about extending battery life, so I need to go to some setting/power management which will allow me to avoid over heating when AC is plugged in. I hope the manual will cover this and answer some preliminary questions.I tried to download an IBM PDF file from some site and received a .exe file that I think was advertised as a PDF? I am running Linux and can handle most text and PDF files.Thank You,Bob
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Answer:T23 owners/Users manual

Good day and welcome to the community.
There is no user guide document, per se, for your laptop. Instead, there is a Windows application named: Access Help that is a compiled HTML help system that functions like a user guide. Here is the link to the package:
I realize from your post that you're running Linux, but there's no other option other than Windows to use this tool, so you may need to set things up on a Windows PC to look it over. Please read through this thread:
for a detailed discussion about how to unpack and use the content (access the .chm files) without actually installing the package. Post #34 in the thread should be helpful.

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Question: Users manual Y570

I tried downloading a users manual for the Y570, it goes through a selection process and when getting to the end, nothing? Does anyone know where to get I from?


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Answer:Users manual Y570

Hi velenoso666,
Is this what you were trying to get?

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Hello, I have tried to download the users manual for the Portege 300 (I have a 300CT) however I download the zip file and unzip it.
There is an exe file int he unzipped folder and when I double click on it a dos window pops up and then goes away and thats it.

Can anyone help?? Does this require a special reader?

Does anyone know where I can download the users manual?

Many thanks,

Answer:Users Manual for the Portege 300


It seems to be that this manual is prepared to be installed on original machine. In your case ?Portege 300? with Win 95.

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XP guide for new users click here

Answer:New users guide to XP

click here

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I lost the instruction manual to my recently purchased DXG-308 camera 3.0 megapixels. Does anyone know where I can get an instruction manual for this camera? Is there anyplace online where I could print the instructions?

I can't get the camera to flash.

Thanks for your help.


Answer:need users manual for DGX-308 digital camera

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Dear sirs,I can't seem to find what I would consider to be a traditional user's manual for the x201t.  I'm looking for some basic specs, like max resolution of an external monitor and such.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't find "Users manual" for x201t...


For that, you can look at tabook or rest of the manuals at this link.

Hope this helps.

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Can anyone please tell me where I might download a printable users manual for a EP-8K7A motherboard ...thanks very much..Andy

Answer:EP-8K7A motherboard users manual

Is this the one you are looking for?click here

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I have been trying to find the Dell Precision Workstation 380 Users Manual and all Dell is offering is the Quick Reference Guide.  The manual exists because a user posted a chunk of it here:
Any suggestions?

Answer:Dell Precision 380 Users manual

Is this what you want?

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I want to find a users manual for Aspire S5-371T. This will be the complete manual, not the one that comes preloaded on the laptop. Thank-you

Answer:Is there a users manual for Aspire S5-371T

The user guide that is on the hard drive and the one that is available for download at should be the same manual. We do not offer a different user guide from these. 

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Can't believe this information is not clearly available for download on Lenovo's web site.  Can someone steer me the right direction please?  (Just get "press the 'Access IBM' button" which does nothing).  Thanks for your help.

Answer:R51 Basic Users Manual - pdf format

what you want to do with the button??? Are you trying to access anything?? If that button doesn't work it must be mean that your IBM Access software was deleted. 

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Hi from Belgium, we just got a t500 thinkpad. However, I can not find a user manual for it. On lenovo site I managed to download user guide for other t's in the 500's, but not specifically the T 500 itself!Does anyone know where I can find it? thanks so much for your help in advance and regards,Iris

Answer:users guide for t500

Take a look here: click me
This is the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM), not the user guide, nevertheless, the first chapters may be helpful as well. Plus is always good to have a copy of it in case you need to do some maintenance to your laptop.
Hope this helps...

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Is there a 'Welcome to Windows 7' guide for new users?


Answer:Guide for new Windows 7 users

Hi Matthew and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Not that I am aware of. However you, and any other new users, are most welcome to browse these Forums and our Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums for any tips and tricks on using Windows 7.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to burn the guide to a dvd? Windows can't read it. 

Answer:copy users guide to dvd?

I forgot to add:
Moderator Note; subject edited; posts merged together

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Can anyone give me a link to the Epson C48 users guide please.I can't access mine due to messing about with Firefox beta.

Answer:Epson C48 Users Guide

click here

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Just picked up a used T510 laptop.Where can I find a Users Guide/Manual. Thanks,  

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Question: SL510 users guide

I just got an SL510 yesterday. Is there any sort of users guide for this machine? Every other computer I've bought lately has had a users guide as a PDF on the hard drive. Sure, operation of computers today is fairly generic, but there are always little details.

Answer:SL510 users guide

Hi saneperson,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
Here they are ... Link

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Hi guys,
I have a working version of this toolkit, and I have a question. The users guide is unavailable in the app. This happened with previous versions, and there was always a link available to download the guide in .pdf. I have a fully developed and updated
Win. 10 system, and Adobe Reader. I also know that Win 10 was developed with a higher standard for security, and that most of EMET's enhancements are built-into the operating system. I deploy it as my 'decoy duck. I need at least the most current list of Applications
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I have searched and tried to find a user manual for this product with no luck on this Acer site.Yes I can find a Generic manual which shows no actual product or info about the product other than general info.For instance, the wireless keyboard that came with the product would not capture a screen shot when ctrl and prtscr key were pushed , I finally found the answer on the internet not an Acer site. Most Acer laptops will capture a screenshot when the ctrl and prtscrn key are pushed but this wireless keyboard requires Fn and Prntscrn .This is very frustrating with no adequate user manual provided . I have also wastedtime trying to get this info with CHAT, boy was that a waste of time.I have purchased a number of Acer Laptops over the years and they all had User manuals. I am disappointed in the amount of time I have wasted trying to find a user manual for the Acer Desktop and will consider returning the item and purchase another computer manufacturer for all my future computer needs unless a solution to the lack of user manual for this Acer Desktop is not solved ASAP.If I soumd too harsh it's because this latest Acrer purchase has been nothing but a stress that I don't need. 

Answer:Trying to find a Users Manual for a Acer Aspire De...

Usually the user manual is loaded on the computer itself in the Acer folder. From the tile screen, type user manual and see if something pops up. I just checked one of our brand new all in one systems with Windows 10 and it has the user manual in the Acer folder, I would presume that it would be on your system as well.

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I need a new keyboard for my L500 and found out, that the keyboad of the P200 (and some other models) seems to be the same (105 keys, num pad, 2 win keys). Are those keyboards 100% compatible or do they just look the same?

Answer:Satellite L500 and Satellite P200 - compatible keyboards?


In my opinion this question is for Toshiba service and not for user-to-user forum.

Anyway I think that both keyboards are not the same and you should order 100% identical keyboard designed for your notebook model.

Question is: why do you look for keyboards for old notebook models if you can order new one for L500.
On eBay you can get it quite affordable.

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My niece just gave me her old IPod 1st Generation but she could not locate the users manual.

I was hoping someone would have a site I could go to and download a manual. I tried Google with no luck.


Answer:IPod First Genration Users Guide


I found it on Apple's site. I did not even know who made these things until my neice informed me a few minutes ago by phone. Shows how well I keep up with electronics.

Thanks anyway,


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In Windows 10, how do I set the manual update of the Store apps for all users?



Answer:Setting the manual update of the Store apps for all users

Hello Balubeto,

If you like, you can use Option 2 or 3 in the tutorial below to disable Store automatic app updates for all users to force them to manually check for and install app updates.

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I tried to change the name for my account user name Folder , but do not have the features as in this guide , Im using windows 8 , here is the guide Link - to "Computer Management" , when I expand to the System Tools folder, I see that I do not have a "Local Users and Groups folder" , 1st problem=========================================2nd problemscroll down to Method 2 - where it says Run this program "secpol.msc" , I get message Windows can not find secpol.msc , because windows 8 Home edition does not have this. =========================so what other option is there if I want to change my "users Folder name" ??

Answer:problem with guide to change users Folder name

Actually, from what you describe, what I believe you're trying to do is rename the default Administrator account, not a "User Name Folder."The third paragraph explains that if you're running the Home version of the OS, follow Method 4.It's good that you're renaming the account...always a smart move security-wise.message edited by Jennifer SUMN

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windows user guide, how to set up the system, create a directory, and write files etc.
Is there a windows user manual ?.

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The "xxxx for Dummies" was always a reliable standby, and not exobantly priced either

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I came across this from Dedoimedo and thought I'd share here. It's an excellent guide:

I have just realized that there is really no super-comprehensive guide on Windows versus Linux for new users, converts and those curious about migrating from their familiar world of Windows operating systems to the strange new constellation of Linux. Or at least, I have not written one such article yet. But now I have, and this shall be your one stop-shop for all questions on Linux, from here to eternity.

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Tasks for today
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Answer:The ultimate guide to Linux for Windows users

I might take a look at this later, thanks for sharing it.

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hi there!!

i had a toshiba satellite a300 that unfortunately died... i want to take the hard disk drive from it an put it on my cousin's toshiba satellite l500 laptop...
I siply put it to l500 but it stacks at a point that shows again and again something about media test and more...

What i'm supposed to do?
Te strange (to me that i'm not very computer guy) is that at bios setting shows the model of the hard disk...
I mean that the l500 recognises the drive...please help me...

thanks in advance..

Answer:HDD swop from Satellite A300 to Satellite L500


Satellite A300 supports the same HDD like a Satellite L500. Both use the SATA HDD therefore the inserted HDD should work.
Its good sign, that the HDD is visible in BIOS. This means that HDD is recognized and in good condition.

I?m wondering what you have done after the HDD has been inserted.
Did you try to install the system using Toshiba recovery disk or another disk?
Did you try to format the HDD firstly?

Try to boot form the system disk and format the HDD firstly.
Then follow with system installation

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Good list.Thanks.

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How to fix connectivity problems for users of ZoneAlarmProblem:ZoneAlarm users have intermittent problems connecting to the Internet.Cause:This problem is caused by a conflict between ZoneAlarm and the new Microsoft Security Update, KB951748.Solution:There are three ways to resolve this issue.Option 1: This is the recommended solution Download the latest updates for ZoneAlarm. Links to the update can be found on this ZoneAlarm page.The current updates are: ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

ZoneAlarm Pro

ZoneAlarm Antivirus

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware

ZoneAlarm Basic FirewallI suggest you go the link above to check for the latest updates.Option 2: Not recommendedThis option entails changing the security settings in ZoneAlarm. This is not advised as it may make your computer vulnerable to attacks from outside your network. Open ZoneAlarm

Go to the ZoneAlarm Firewall panel.

Click on the Firewall tab.

Change the Internet Zone slider to Medium.Option 3: Definitely not recommendedNote: Microsoft Security Updates should never be removed as it could cause your computer to be vulnerable to remote attacks.If you still wish to remove the Microsoft update, you can follow the instructions in the tutorials below to uninstall the Click on the Start button.

Click on the Control Panel option.

Double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon.

Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Show updates.

Scroll through the list till you see the entry for Security update for Windows (... Read more

Answer:Guide On Fixing Connectivity Problems For Users Running Zonealarm

Thank you Grinler for the update. I have down loaded Z/A update is it okay to down load KB951748 at this time.

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I have no idea of how or when it left, but the user guide is no longer on my desktop. I found an area that is suppose to have the pdf file for download, but when I click on it it goes to a page that says "File not found." Where can I get the Users Guide? Sincerely, Libra


Go to Solution.

Answer:G570 Users Guide is missing from desktop - can't find one on site

Right here:

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detailed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.x online Users Guide
how to install

various scan options
Detailed info about general settings
Detailed info about various notifications
How to use malware exclusion, web exclusion

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware User Guide


Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.x online Users Guide

whats the idea behind posting all these manuals ?

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When I ran a diagnostic report on my laptop (Satellite L500-1XL) it said that my RAM was low and to upgrade it for better performance - it has been very slow to start up as of late.
However I have discovered that my model has been discontinued and I'm not sure what to do.
Any suggestions?

Bear in mind I am a total novice when it comes to computers so nothing too technical please!
Thank you.

Answer:Low RAM in Satellite L500-1XL

With more RAM your notebook will have better performance.
According notebook specification your notebook is delivered with 2 GB RAM but it can be upgraded up to 4 GB.

So buy second 2 GB RAM and upgrade your notebook.

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I have a Satellite L500-02C and I install Windows 7 32bit from original version of 64bit to run application that wouldn't work on it. I have installed all drivers for the 32bit, but I am having trouble getting the drivers for the touchpad (synaptic) also the driver for the function keys. I have tried the Toshiba web site download from there but they don't work.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-02C

Download and install the 32bit versions of the Toshiba Value Added Package and the Flashcards Support Utility from the L500 drivers page. 64bit version may not work.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-1XC. will it take an solid state drive to replace the hdd inside it now?
I was looking at the Toshiba 120gb stor.E comes with caddy, cables, and software to clone you old hdd, its SATA III.


Answer:Can I use SSD with my Satellite L500-1XC?

Of course you can use SSD. When you do this you will see how fast your notebook runs.
I recommend you Samsung 840 Series SSD. I use it with my Satellite notebook.

Which one you want to use is your decision.

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On the spesifications of the Satelite L500-1V1 it says that there is 4096MB DDR3 RAM with 1066MHz, but why is there only 533MHz in each card?

I don't suppose you have to multiply it with 2?

Answer:RAM MHZ on Satellite L500-1V1


As far as I know the notebook has been equipped with the DDR3 1066MHz (PC3-8500) 2GB modules?
There are two modules means notebook uses 4GB RAM.

But the 1066MHz can be reached only if the FSB (front side bus) would support 1066MHz too?


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Satellite L500/049
Part Number - PSLS3A-049002

my note book model is this one. When i buy this computer on last December. I install 32bit Window 7 . Then i found out the ram only used 2.84GB.

So i follow the toshiba webpage to recover my computer and upgrate to 64bit Window7. But final i found out the ram still 4GB (2.84GB used)

so how can i make the ram from 2.84 to 4.00 GB ?????? = ''4.00GB (4.00GB used)


Answer:4GB ram use on Satellite L500/049


Not sure if it solves your problem but try:

Go Start-Control Panel-System security -Administrative tools- System configuration-Boot - advanced options
make sure that maximum Memory option is not checked. If it's checked, uncheck, press Apply, Ok and restart.

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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I'm currently having issues with my Toshiba Satellite L500 series. The problem being, I can run purchased audio CDs, as well as DVD movies, but I can NOT run DVDrom games. Music CDs automatically start up Media Player just fine, as well as movies with their corresponding players.. DVDrom Games (such as Dragon Age Origins and Left 4 Dead) will not read, nor be recognized. When I go through "Computer" and try to access the game, it says "No disc available. Please insert disc into D: drive". So from what I'm understanding, the CD/DVD rom can not be completely broken if it is reading all types, except for DVDrom games.

Can someone PLEASE help me with this! It's rather frustrating since my computer is just now at a year old! I'd hate to think all computer companies sell computers that fall apart after a year.... I was hoping it was different with Toshiba.

Once again, CD/DVDrom can read CDs and DVD movies, but NOT DVDrom Games. Please help!!! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite L500 - Can't run DVD-ROM games

Hi adecker,

Maybe it?s caused due the upper and lower filters in registry. You should try removing it as you can read in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

I had a similar problem that certain disks can?t be read anymore. So I went thorugh the forum and founded out to clean the CD/DVD drive lens by using a microfiber cloth. Be careful if you do this and don?t scratch the lens.
Check this!!!

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I just purchased a new L500/00U, took it home, plugged it, turned it on and it has been in configuration mode with a few reboots for over an hour.

Is this normal?

Answer:New Satellite L500/00U keeps configuring

I?m afraid it is normal. Last week I got friends Satellite L500 and I have noticed the same.
To be honest I thought something was wrong with it but finally after almost a hour OS was installed and configured properly.

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I have a Toshiba L500-176 with Windows 7 Home Premium (64), only one month old and I have a problem with it.
Suddenly, it stopped connecting via wifi, I thought it would be to have installed or uninstalled a program and restores the system to a previous point where if it worked, but still did not detect connections, so I restored the former point, asin but I kept working.
I have tried to activate the wifi with the famous combination fn + f8 but as happens to many people is no particular combination appears on the screen (but on the keyboard). So look at the ConfigFree where it appears that the wlan connection is not available. "

The connections via ethernet cable running smoothly, but as withdrawal cord, no wifi option anywhere.

I tried to fix it with drivers available for this model but no way, as a last alternative format the computer to see if he returned to its original state, but still not working, the wifi light comes on only when you reboot, at first.

There a solution? why looking for information I've found many people with the same problem and few solutions.

PD: certainly in the device manager you see only the Realtek PCIe Controller Family. And right now I have no ethernet cable connected...

Message was edited by: Maryan

Answer:Cannot enable and use Wi-Fi on my Satellite L500-176


> as a last alternative format the computer to see if he returned to its original state, but still not working
> certainly in the device manager you see only the Realtek PCIe Controller Family

As I see, you have made a factory restores settings but it is still not working. Also, it's not shown in device manager that makes me think that there is hardware malfunction related to wifi module. You said it's only one month and still under warranty. So, contact the Asp (service center) in your country:

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Last week I bought a brand new Satellite L 500 laptop with Inter i3 processor, 1 GB ATI graphic card, 4 GB ram, etc.
Everything is OK in general, however, I find the fan to be very very noisy.

I used to own a HP Pavillion laptop and could hardly notice the fan while with my new laptop the fan noise is really loud.
Does anybody know if this is normal or if this could be fixed somehow?

I researched the internet for a solution but I could not find any and apparently nobody is complaining about the fan noise on L 500 laptops so perhaps it is me only that have this problem?



Answer:Satellite L500 and Fan Noise

For optimal notebook usage use ?Balanced? power plan. Go to advanced settings for this plan and in Toshiba power saver you can find ?Cooling method? option.
Reduce the level there. I am pretty sure notebooks fan will be much quieter than before.

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I just instaled Win XP on my L500-13Z but I cant find any driver for my motherboard card. It seems that it is a Toshiba motherboard called KSWAA 1.00 but I didnt find any XP driver...
Hope I'll find some help here.

Thank you


Answer:Need drivers for Satellite L500-13Z with win XP


As far as I know newest notebook models will not be supported for WXP anymore. At some point WXP must be history and you should use newest hardware with newest OS.
Anyway, your notebook model has Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset and if you need WXP drivers you are on your own. Google is your friend! ;)

I just hope you have created recovery installations DVD before you installed WXP.

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The AC Adaptor on my Satellite L500 died while the laptop was in for warranty repairs (again), the repairer put the cord straight in the bin without recording the part number for me.

How can I find out the PA number to buy a replacement adaptor?


Answer:Need new AC Adaptor for Satellite L500


What you need is 19V AC adapter. You can use several AC adapters but can you please post exact notebook model name (L500-xxx)?

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i bought this computer about a month ago and for the past week it has begun freezing for no reason.

I could be using the internet or i could be using Word it could even just be sitting there idle and it freezes up.
Ctrl Alt Del dosent even work the only way to rectify the problem is turn the power off and restart. I brought the computer because i am doing a uni degree online and this really isnt helping.

Answer:Satellite L500 keeps freezing


Did you notice an higher temperature while notebook freezes?
In most cases an higher, internal temperature could be the reason for such similar notebook symptoms.

How about new OS installation?
Did you try this?

If not, I recommend running the HDD recovery which would allow you to reset the unit back to factory settings?

You should also check the RAM using an memtest tool...

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Just got the laptop out of the box (new) - turned it on.
Windows 7 Administrtaor account is locked and Other User won't recognise password / name.


Answer:Cannot boot Satellite L500 - new out of the box


Try this:
Power up the unit and press F8.
Choose Repair My Computer and then choose HDD Recovery.
The HDD recovery should start again and you should be able to reinstall the OS.

Good luck

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Hi, I have recently bought a brand new toshiba laptop but I am already concerned that the fan automatically turns itself on and off every 30 seconds. It gets really annoying and I haven't known any other laptop to do it. is there something wrong with the laptop already or is it normal?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L500 1XC Fan query

Try please to set ?cooling method? to minimum level. Notebook should run much quieter than before and without permanent on/off switching for cooling vent.

Power settings > for used power plan go to change power plan settings > change advanced power settings > Toshiba power saver settings > cooling method.

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I would like to ask for your help in the following problem:

I bought a Toshiba L500-14Z (PSLJDE-001007G3) and I would like to use it with windows XP.
I read that I must find the drivers manually for my hardware-s, but I am not sure...
Which models have the same Chipset, LAN, Soundcard, Videocard, WIFI?

I found only this information, and it was not enough for me:
(I mean it is not too specific about the given hardware parts...)

- T6500 Intel GM45 Express chipset
(Any other GM45 Chipset driver can be used, or should I search for one with the same processor?)
(Is the soundcard included in the chipset driver? If not... what sound driver should I use? - I didn't find any specification about the soundcard.)

- Intel WiFi Link 5100 network adapter
(Is it LAN + WIFI?)

- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

I would really appreciate your help!

Answer:Satellite L500-14Z - Need XP drivers


As you said the notebook supports the Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset.
The driver can be found here:

The Wlan card is Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN and the drivers are here:

The graphic card is a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.
I think you will need to check some 3rd party pages for a compatible driver because I didn?t find anything on the Toshiba page?

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Hi All

I am new to this forum. I have been given a Toshiba Satellite L500 to attempt to repair and the fault is that the laptop was shutdown normally and now will not turn on.

I have checked the power adapter which is giving out 19.25v. I have stripped the laptop down to motherboard level and have checked where the DC jack plug is soldered to the motherboard and that also reads 19.25v with the adapter plugged in. Can anyone suggest a possible cause.

My initial thoughts are a motherboard failure but any other ideas are very welcome.


Answer:Satellite L500 is not Switching ON

Your description is OK but we still don?t know some facts.

When notebook is connected to AC power supply is power LED on notebook ON or not?
Is battery LED on (charging)?

On this virtual way we can just speculate what the problem can be but if there is no power supply there must be problem with power supply electronic and, I?m afraid, you need some professional help with this.

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I have a friend moving to NZ soon. What will she need to use her laptop. JUst a UK to NZ plug adaptor or new mains adaptor?


Answer:Using a UK Satellite L500-1XL in New Zealand

> JUst a UK to NZ plug adaptor or new mains adaptor?

Yes, I think he will need just an wall adapter. The AC adaptor works worldwide.

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My Satellite L500-1DT laptop won't start it goes into the start-up repair procedure automatically viewing the diagnostic and repair details it says it cannot determine what the problem is.
If I select the advanced options I am asked to select a key board but then I get a message that says you must logon on to gain access to the repair functions and all I can do then is reboot.

If I press F8 and try safe mode I just get the same repair features. I don't know what to do to proceed as all the options take me to the same place. Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT won't start

When you press F8 at start up can you see option ?Repair my computer??

Have you created recovery DVD?

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I have just purchased a Toshiba Satellite L500, switched it on and the first thing it is doing is going to the "System Recover Menu". Is this what it is supposed to do???

I selected the 64 bit option and now it comes up with a big "WARNING" that all my data will be overwritten. HELP I go ahead with this system recovery stuff.

This is a brand new laptop never been switched on before.

Answer:Question about Satellite L500

This notebook model is not known to me but I presume your notebook is delivered with Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit operating systems. When you start it for the first time you must make decision which one you want to use.

If you choose 64-bit version other one will be deleted and you can use installed version only.
So think twice before you choose OS you want to use.

Later when the OS is installed first thing you should do is to create recovery installation DVD. If something goes wrong you will be able to install chosen operating system using this disc.
For DVD creation use please preinstalled "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator". I am pretty sure shortcut for quick start you can find on the desktop.

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Does anyone know where in the UK (Web or email address) I can obtain a Hard drive caddy and screws for a Satellite L500-1XC. Part No.AM073000200 ?


Answer:Satellite L500-1XC - Need HDD Caddy


What caddy do you need exactly?
An external USB 2.5? HDD caddy in order to connect the notebook?s HDD to an USB port?

As far as I know the notebook supports SATA 2.5? HDD so you will need an SATA USB caddy.

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I bought a Satellite L500 and brought it home the first day I froze, the only way to switch off was the on off button. Luckily the shop kindly replaced it for me. Took the second Satellite L500 home and the next day it did the same thing! It froze and I rang toshiba and they told me to run recovery disk, I did and it again froze after recovery?

Okay I went back to shop and they again kindly exchanged it for another L500 (why did I bother). Now 4 weeks later after being okay its started freezing again. Now this is a big problem! I am so dissapointed with Toshiba and quite annoyed of to. I rang them an have to ship it off, and telling me to pay an 82 dollar fee and its under warranty. This is not stress a uni student needs!

I decided to google these L500 series and apparently this is quite common the freezing thing? Can anyone suggest a solution?

Answer:Satellite L500 - Always freezing

What drivers are you installing? Maybe a printer driver or something is causing the freezing?

Did you install extra RAM? Run memtest to test the RAM for errors.

Also try disabling the Wireless LAN. Some Routers can freeze laptops and require a firmware update

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I?m looking for new keyboard for my laptop Toshiba Satellite L500-19x because it is broken.
I can't do anything now on my laptop and I don't want external keyboard so is anybody know where I can buy it?
I was looking on eBay and web but I cannot find it. Please help,
Thx, Seb

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite L500


Maybe you should contact TASP (Toshiba service center) in your country. Replacing the keyboard it's not complicated procedure but requires some skills. They can replace it for you.


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My New Satellite L500 1W1 Pro Freeze randomly.

I can't associate the freeze at any activity or any program.
The notebook freeze at startup or even afrer hours, with apparently no reasons (mouse pointer and keyboard freezed).

I've installed all the latest drivers and software available from Toshiba site.
I've tested the ram modules with different utility
I've tested the HD with various utilty and it's error free (only some SMART value like reallocation count)
I've disabled all settings regarding power management
I've controlled the temperature but it's ok when the system freeze, nothing strange BUT it freeze randomly.
At the end i've also uninstalled the graphic drivers and the system have installed the intel version automatically (now the system seems to be less freezzable).

I've uninstalled bluetooth and some other utility i don't use.

I don't know what other to try.

Windows 7 it's up to date and i've scanned the system with three different antivirus softwares + antispyware and it's clean, i can't uderstand what is the possibily cause

I won't return the notebook at the assistence becouse i'm sure that the problem it's not simply and becouse i've activated the Office Ready Product and i won't buy another licence key if the notebook it's replaced.

I need a goog PC for my professional activity and now with all this problems i need another notebook to work.

Please Help!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro L500 1W1 - Freeze

Have you tried to restore the factory settings from hdd image or a recovery disk?

> I won't return the notebook at the assistence becouse i'm sure that the problem it's not simply and becouse i've activated the Office Ready Product and i won't buy another licence key if > the notebook it's replaced.

i don't see any problem to activate Microsoft office if you have a serial key. You can it do as much as you want. :)

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Can I change the CPU and GPU on my Satellite L500-210? If so, what is compatible?

Memory DDR3 2x2024 (4096 mb)
Chipset GM45
BIOS 2.10 05/06/2010
Socket P ( 478 pin micro FCPGA )
is currently INTEL DUAL-CORE T4500 2x2.3 GHz x64
GPU: Ati Radeon HD 4500 series 512 MB

Can I put a CORE 2 QUAD e.g. 9000 / 9100 / 9200 ?

Answer:Can I change the CPU and GPU on my Satellite L500-210?

Before we start discussion about this check please at first.

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace the existing 2Gb factory fit memory with 2 x 4Gb .

I've purchased the memory after confirming the memory requirements by manufacturer and model.
When installed the Bios correctly reports 8Gb installed yet when I allow the computer to boot the screen sits blankly with a cursor blinking in the top left corner. Leaving the unit for up to an hour makes no difference.

I've tried to load each sim individually with the same result and have replaced the memory once already with the supplier to no avail.

The memory supplier has now suggested going back to Toshiba (I guess out of desperation).

Am I doing anything fundamentally wrong ?

Answer:Upgrading RAM on Satellite L500-1XC to 8GB

> I've purchased the memory after confirming the memory requirements by manufacturer and model.
Can you please explain this with more details?

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Hello, I have to replace my whole heatsink on my Satellite L500-1XZ. Any idea where I can find a heatsink for that model, because I searched and searched and can't find anything yet.
The exact model is L500-1XZ PSLJHE
number on the heatsink is: AT0920020V0 AVCS 0A 101E

Please if somebody have any info about where I can find heatsink help me! Thank you!

Answer:Re: Need new heatsink for my Satellite L500-1XZ

I my opinion all L500 have the same construction and I also think that you must simply search heatsink for L500. With a little bit luck you can find it on eBay or googling around.

Other way contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask if you can order a part with this part number. I hope they can do this for you.

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Hello fellow Toshiba users..

i had vista on my Satellite L500-12E and i installed XP while im waiting for W7 to arrive since it will take 60 days....

Can someone please point out which drivers i need to get these functions to work...

-Multimedia keys the ones beside the power on button ( sound on/off is the only one wich works).
-FN keys.
-Ethernet output.

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite L500-12E - Need some XP drivers

Go to and download the xp drivers , if you put your pc serial number it will indentify it automaticaly and give you the drivers , then just choose the ones you want , did you got any problem on installing xp? I got a L500 13W and i already got a BSOD on windows 7 , so i was thinking on installing xp...

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Recently I noticed that my newly acquired Toshiba Satellite Laptop's fan (Windows 7 64 Bit, Pentium T4300) is permanently running at approx. 50% (according to the Toshiba PC Health Monitor), even if there's 0% CPU usage.

Is this normal?
Or do I have to change some settings in the BIOS or something?

I also believe this effect started after a BIOS update which was released by Toshiba a few days ago...

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite L500-1C7 - FAN runs at 50%


Did you load the default settings in BIOS after the update?

Furthermore you can adjust the cooling method in Windows Power Options. There you can set the cooling method for each power profile, for example Maximum Performance or Battery Optimized. I would recommend choosing the Battery Optimized cooling method, it?s enough in my opinion and the notebook is more silent.
Check this!!!


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I see that I have three Primary partitions already made on this new L500 ~
1.) 2GiB /dev/hda1 for Toshiba Recovery,
2.) 330+GiB (C:) for Vista and 3.) 12GiB /dev/hda3 ???.

I need to dual boot two windows installations and use and extended partition for Linux and Storage.

What is the third partition for and can I configure things so that I can save it within a Logical Partition ?

My aim is:

/dev/hda1 = Toshiba Recovery
/dev/hda2 = Vista
/dev/hda3 = Windows 7 ~ RC7
/dev/hda4 = Extended for all others ( including Linux, the 12GiB existing and a common storage space as well.)

Any suggestions or thoughts before I dive in ?

Regards, SnapafunFrank

Answer:Satellite L500 - What is the third partition on HDD?


The third partition belongs to Vista.
Vista creates two partitions; one a usual partition to install system and the second hidden partition for backup files. These backup files are important for Vista. Vista needs it to repair the OS if something will go wrong?

So it?s strongly recommended to leave this partition on the HDD?

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I have to buy a new keyboard for my Toshiba L500-1V1.
Could somebody please tell me which keyboards are suitable for Toshiba L500-1V1?

I have to get it as soon as possible and it seems to be impossible to find an original Toshiba keyboard replacement here in Finland.

That is why I am wondering if some other brands keyboard (f.ex asus, acer, hp, samsung, lenovo) would suit my computer because they are available in stores?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite L500-1V1 What keyboard can I use?


The Satellite L500 supports and is equipped with an standard black A4+10key keyboard.
Usually keyboards released for other notebook series using the same layout (A4+10key type) should be compatible.

Furthermore you can always order a compatible keyboard from Toshiba authorized service partner in your country.


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What make and model is the Ethernet? I have looked at manual but it doesn't mention it.


Answer:Which LAN card is used on my Satellite L500-1XJ?


Your notebook has Realtek LAN card inside.

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I just bought a new Satellite L500-1EH, Windows 7 and none of my function keys work with the fn keys seem to work (meaning that when I press fn key + one of the function keys nothing happens). Does somebody know how can I solve it?

thank you very much,

Answer:Satellite L500-1EH - Nothing happens if I press a FN key


What do you think about installing the drivers for FN keys?
You have to download Toshiba Value Added Package that you can find on the Toshiba website. > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I had a similar issue and after installing this Toshiba all everything works. :)

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Hello, I hope some one can help.

The computer is of my brother and he lost the installation cd and we need it to reinstall windows and all the features. I hope some one can help us.


Answer:Need installations CD for Satellite L500-245

If you use original OS that you got with your notebook you can create new recovery DVD using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator software.
You can also try to reinstall original recovery image using HDD recovery option -

If not than you must order it on

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Hello Everybody!
I am Tibor from Hungary. I am not a big forum user but now I would need a little help.

I have a Satellite L500-1GE and I use Windows 7 ultimate (64bit). My problem is the following:
I can not use the hotkeys (FN + F1..9 buttons) and so I can not switch on/off the wireless. It always work (the led of wireless always burn). I downloaded the value package, hotkey, accesibility driver but bootless. In base without drivers some application work (ESC, F1, F5, F6, F7) but I setup the value package nothing work.

The most important function for me it is the the wireless switching (FN + F8) because if it always work I can not use my notebook full accumlator capacity.

Could you help me about this problem?

Thanks so much for your help in advanced and I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the NeW Year!

Kind Regards,

Message was edited by: BVCI32

Answer:Satellite L500-1GE - Can't use hotkeys


For using the FN keys you have to install Toshiba Value Added Package and Flash Cards supports utility. Make sure that both versions are released for Windows 7 64bit already. If you choose a Vista version it will not work!

Here you can download all: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Value Added Package must be installed firstly. ;)

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My brother's Laptop refuses to start up, It won't even let me get into Safe Mode by pressing F8, I have to hold the power on button but when I let go the power light comes on for about a second but then disappears.

This happened after It asked him to do a System Restore at start-up, but then it didn't boot up after that, Any help?

Answer:Satellite L500-DT1 won't Start Up


Can you enter the Bios pressing F2 on powering up? Have you tried to restore from Hdd recovery? You say that has started after trying to do a System restore, so I guess the bootsect.exe corrupted... If you have Windows live Cd try to boot up from it.

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hello every body

I really need drivers for Satellite L500-14F. I just bought it and I did format for it then it asked me for drivers update. The shop doesn't gave me any CD for it. Is it right for this model without drivers CD if it is why they made without drivers update?

Please answer me I'm waiting.

Answer:Satellite L500-14F - Where can I get drivers?


What OS have you installed?

The L500-14F belongs to the PSLJTE series so you can find all drivers on the Toshiba page. I?m wondering that you didn?t find them. > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

And yes that?s normal that Satellite L500 doesn?t have a recovery DVD because you have to create this disk yourself. Therefore you have to start the Toshiba recovery disk creator on preinstalled OS but now it?s too late because you have already installed another OS. If you want a recovery disk you have to order a new one from Toshiba directly.

At the end I can only say you should read the user manual first if you buy something new. You shouldn?t use the notebook if you don?t know anything. ;)


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I have a L500-19Z laptop and wish to plug it into TV to watch films. Noticed it has an HDMI port.

Would an HDMI cable be sufficient to plug into TV? It also has another port similar to a DV port? can you use this also? if so what cable would I need for the latter.


Answer:Plugging Satellite L500-19Z into TV

If your notebook and TV have HDMI ports then buy high quality HDMI cable and use it to cvonnect your notebook to the TV.

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I have a Satellite L500 purchased in Portugal. My daughter has filled the keyboard with sugary tea. Fortunately the computer still works, but the keys are now very sticky and do not work properly.
I want to replace the keyboard. Will a UK spec board work on the computer? I changed the keyboard settings in Windows whilst using the Portuguese board.

Failing that, can I use a usb board with the laptop?

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite L500

> Will a UK spec board work on the computer?
Yes. Just be sure you have right keyboard designed for L500. You can get it cheap on eBay.
> Failing that, can I use a usb board with the laptop?
Of course.

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I don't find the model L500-1ET and its drivers. Is this model XP compatible?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1ET - Is it XP compatible?

Hi willy,

As far as I know the Satellite L500-1ET belongs to the PSLJTE series and therefore you can find all driver on the Toshiba page: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I have checked this and it seems that your model is XP compatible. You can download all drivers for XP. :)

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