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Satellite L500 - Changelog in BIOS ver. 2.00?

Question: Satellite L500 - Changelog in BIOS ver. 2.00?

Hi,

Does anyone know where I could find the BIOS change logs .. I am interested to know what changes were implemented in BIOS version 2.00 for the satellite L500 series?
A link or any info would be much appreciated ..

Thanks

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Answer: Satellite L500 - Changelog in BIOS ver. 2.00?

Hey,

Can you see a BIOS changelog file on the Toshiba page where you can download the BIOS update?
No? Then the case is clear: There is no BIOS changelog file available.

Don?t understand me wrong but that?s fact?

And let me give you a word of advice: Everything ok with your notebook? No problems at all? Then forget the BIOS update.

Never touch a running system! ;)

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New Bios was released by Toshiba, I'm excited about the changelog, because the speaker is still crackling!

Answer:Satellite A500 (PSAM3E) - Changelog for new BIOS

Nice Edit...

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Good afternoon ,

My problem is I have a Toshiba L500 - 246 to that for oblivion , put a password on Windows 7 and now can not remember .

I decided to start from scratch and remove the entire computer. I clean the fan, I put thermal paste to the processor and graphics, and decided to delete all partitions and create a single .
Wanting to boot from the DVD, I went to the BIOS to change the boot BOOT, and on the first screen I get the following message: "HDD / SSD Not Installed ". I changed various settings in the BIOS, but still the same.

When I enter the Windows 7 DVD, you read me well until the window that says it needs the disk controller, and in that window I do not see any disk. I tried it with two SATA disks, and I get the same message.

Putting his ear to the hard disk when the disk starts the laptop makes the characteristic sound of light, but still not leaving anything in the BIOS.

Now, entering the browser to find the driver , I get the following:

An X Boot Disk: 30 MB of capacity

The USB flash drive appears as drive me C :

And finally, I get the CD as drive D :

Why might this be?
Why do I get the USB as a disk C ?

Thanks and regards

Answer:Satellite L500-246 - HDD not found in BIOS

Your posting is really confusing.

First of all it would be useful to know if the HDD or SSD drive is listed in the BIOS (first BIOS page)
If its listed, the HDD is OK and you follow with system installation
If its NOT listed, you should replace the HDD

Lets assume, the HDD is OK and you started the installation.
During the Windows setup you will be asked to add the SATA controller.

On the Toshiba EU driver page you will find the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
This driver contains the SATA files which you could add during the Windows installation.

Hope this helps

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I recently updated my computer bios since there i only can use 1 RAM module
I waited for the bios to flash then it shutted down and when i tryed to turn it on it woulnt boot up... I got only a Black screen and the system FAN running on low RPM... I romeved 1 RAM Module and gave it a try (With only 1 RAM module) and it booted up and i shutted down the computed and inserted again the RAM Module (Now with 2 RAM Modules) and it now it dont boot up again... I only can boot my computer with 1RAM Module only...
Can someone help me???

Answer:Satellite L500-13W BIOS Update

That’s very strange. Do you use original RAM modules that you got originally with your notebook?

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Hi Guys,

Yesterday, my mother-in-law was using her computer, and playing some game. The computer froze and I had to force a shutdown. Upon reboot, the computer continued giving the following message:
PXE-E61: Media check failure, check cable (Or something similar)

I removed the HDD, and replaced, it, with no avail. I checked the BIOS, and the HDD isn't even registering in there, so not sure what the hell has happened.

Anybody have any ideas on this? I'm looking at a new HDD otherwise.

Cheers,

Nathan.

Answer:Re: Satellite L500 - HDD not recognized in BIOS

Hey,

If the HDD is not recognized in BIOS anymore I think it?s defective and you need a new one. This would be the reason why you get a PXE boot message at start up.

Is your notebook still under warranty? Then you can get a new HDD for free from an authorized service provider.
Otherwise you have to buy it yourself but it?s not expensive. You can use every 2.5? HDD with SATA interface.

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Good day,

My L500-21t is installed with windows XP OS.
Once the system is switched on, the system waits idle with a blinking black screen.

Even if we press F2 the system wont start the bios.
I tried holding the power button with battery removed and with power cable plugged.

It was of no use.

Please advice.

Answer:Satellite L500-21T cant access the Bios

Hi

Did you press the F2 immediately after the notebook has been powered up?
Try to press F2 several times?.

But to be honest it smells like a serious hardware issue? motherboard or graphic card issue maybe?

I don?t see many solution proposals for you as to checking the hardware parts? but this is a job for notebook technicians?

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Hi,
I have Satelite l500, and i want to ask how i can enter to bios and change agp aparture size.

Thanks

Answer:How enter to bios on Satellite L500

hi,

as i know, you can enter Bios pressing f2 on startup. But I don't think that there is option to change gpu aparture size. (allocate gpu memory)

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Hi all,

Looking for some help here - I have a Satellite L500 series and recently the battery has stopped charging - went from 3 hours to 0% - not charging overnight. Have tried altering the eco settings, holding down the power button for 40 seconds and even a new Power Supply unit (we have these at my work), but nothing seems to work. The only thing I can do without purchasing a new battery is to flash the BIOS.

Problem: I am getting an error saying that the BIOS cannot be flashed because it has less than 10% power. Any idea for a work-around?

I'm more inclined to purchase a new laptop than to spend any money repairing this one (CD drive and a USB port have also stopped working) but want to try everything to keep the ol' faithful going.

Any hints or tips?

Thanks,
Bajar

Answer:Satellite L500 - cannot flash BIOS

To flash the BIOS using win-based version, the battery needs to be charged.
If it?s not charged, the BIOS update process would not start up.

But why you want to update the BIOS?
BIOS update does not solve the problems with CD/DVD drive or USB ports.

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help me every friend's

My problem I install wrong BIOS to my laptop. The laptop work good but the USB & bluetooth not work. I can't make my all work

Thankes to care all friend's

Answer:Satellite L500-1GK - Wrong BIOS installed

Hey,

And what BIOS did you install exactly?
I mean normally you can?t install the wrong version? As far as I know this will be checked before you update it from BIOS installer program.

Did you load the default settings in BIOS after update? I mean theoretically the BIOS version could be correct but you have just forgotten this.

Check this!!!

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Hi,

I've been re-organising my nephew's laptop (part number Satellite L500-19X PSLS0E-00F01DEN), tidying files etc, applying outstanding updates etc and foolishly agreed to the Toshiba's utility offer to upgrade the BIOS which totally froze part way thru (at step 11 of 37 IIRC).

I've now got nothing but a black screen.

As I do have some IT skills, I've looked around and was going to go down the WINCRIS.EXE route creating a bootable USB drive to try and recover that way.

However, the latest BIOS for this laptop seems to be an .exe file, not a zip file from which I could extract the boot rom.

Guess I still have the option of taking the drive out of the laptop to try and recover the backup bios file the update utility said it saved to another machine anduse that to try to regress that way, but I would appreciate any advice - or indeed a bootable image - anyone could offer.

Guess I'm hoping for too much to think Toshiba themselves could supply such an image...

Thanks

Answer:BIOS update bricked Satellite L500-19X

>However, the latest BIOS for this laptop seems to be an .exe file, not a zip file from which I could extract the boot rom.

The exe file isn?t ?real? exe file but it?s a package.
You can extract this exe clicking right and choosing ?Extract here??

I use WinRAR to extract the packages. Also WinZip or 7Zip should work.

But to be honest I?m not quite sure if you would be able to fix this issue.
From my knowledge an BIOS crisis disk would be needed to reflash the EPROM module and usually this can be done by Toshiba authorized service provider

However, please keep us up to date.

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Hello, today i was updating my drivers and when i started on my bios it crashed while it was updating. After waitting for a long time and seeing the computer crashed, i turned it off. Surprise surprise, when i turn it on i only see a black screen. Isn't there any way to reset my bios drivers? And if i have to send it to a support center, will they format my disc?

Thanks in advance

Bruno Fernandes

Answer:Satellite L500-1TU - BIOS update error

Hi,

> Isn't there any way to reset my bios drivers? And if i have to send it to a support center, will they format my disc?

There is no relation between Bios and hard drive. They will reflash your Bios, all data on you hard drive will be untouched. But you should know that Bios reflash is not free procedure, you will have to pay.

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Hello everyone,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-1HW, and today TEMPRO shown to me three alerts, one of them about a BIOS update. When I tried to run the BIOS update application (Phoenix UEFI WinFlash) it completed the first four steps, "Load new BIOS", "Analyze old and new BIOS compatibility", "Read old BIOS" and "Save old BIOS to backup file", but when it reached the las step, "Flash new BIOS", it got stuck showing the message "Programming Bios region...". Now the laptop is on and actually I can use it since the BIOS update application does not block the system, but I don't know what to do, I don't dare just to finalize the program because I don't know if the BIOS is right.

Please help me with this problem.

Thank you.

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1WH stuck when updating BIOS

Maybe your Virus Scanner or another security application is blocking the BIOS access? Try disabling them and see what happens.

Also check if there is a UAC prompt in the taskbar.

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Hi, just downloaded the newest BIOS update but there is an error coming up everytime I try to update it..... "uefi winflash bios above 210 battery 10% ac attached"

Ac connected and battery not charging but tried to leave and remove it too. Current bios 1.60
I tried to find a BIOS flash utility but none helped. BIOS defaults loaded and tried in safe mode too.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC - Error when updating the BIOS

anyone?

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Hi,

I'm after Satellite L500 owner inside knowledge regarding BIOS options. Can someone please tell me if there is a USB-HDD or equivalent option as I would like to be able to boot from a live linux usb stick from time to time.

First hand accurate information would be very welcome and much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Satellite L500 (-128) BIOS Options Questions

All laptops these days support USB Booting.

It can also boot from USB as a HDD (boots to C: Drive)

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Hi,

I attempted to update my BIOS on my notebook because it was suggested on Tempro, and now I wish I hadnt have bothered.

My laptop has now been updating for 3 hours at the programming step 3 of 37 stage on BIOS flash and is completely frozen it wont do anything at all.
I know I shouldnt turn it off,but gave that a try and even that wouldnt work.

Its just sat humming and I dont know what to do with it.

Any ideas would be great

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500 - BIOS update crash

Hi,

> My laptop has now been updating for 3 hours at the programming step 3 of 37 stage on BIOS flash and is completely frozen it wont do anything at all.

The Bios update takes several minutes to complete. it looks like that the Bios failure process goes wrong. If you turn it off, you will get a blank screen. I even don't know what to advise you. You can wait but I don't think it finishes well.

The bad thing is that you have to go to ASp (service center) and ask them to reflash for money. Unfortunately, there is no warranty for Bios failure

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I have a Satellite L500-202 Toshiba Laptop.
I wanted to reinstall Win 7 on on it, but i can not install it and display a error Bios.

In setup setting display a ! in front of HDD.
What is problem?

Best Regards
Abbas

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-202 - Bios Error - ! in front of HDD

Hi

Please try to set the BIOS to default using F9 button in BIOS.
To access the BIOS press F2 immediately after notebook has powered up.
Then press f9 and save the changes?

I recommend testing the HDD as well.... use a tool called "Drive Fitnes Test" for that...

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Heyas,

I've noticed that a new BIOS version (v 1.90) for Satellite L500 Notebooks. My model - PSLS3A-01301D does not appear in the list of L500 models on the MyToshiba website, and I am very wary of installing the update incase it turns my laptop into a very expensive paperweight. Could anyone give me an idea if this new BIOS update is safe for my model?

Thanks in advance,

Evan

Answer:Satellite L500 - Is BIOS version 1.9 compatible?

Hi Evan,

On which Toshiba website you have searched? Notebooks are country specific products and by using Google I have founded your notebook on the Australian page:
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au

If your notebook model doesn?t appear in the compatibility list, I think this update is not compatible to your model.

Furthermore why you want to update it? This update should only be done if your notebook doesn?t work properly. Otherwise it?s not necessary to make a BIOS update!!!

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Hi all.

My Satellite L500-21T keep freezing when I enter BIOS pages. Even that I try to update BIOS but same problem I face.

any help would be nice. TY all

Answer:Satellite L500-21T - Freezing on BIOS pages

Hello

That means this happens *only* in BIOS but *not* in Windows or I misunderstood something?

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Hi there

I am looking for a Bios Microcode update Satellite L500-1EN to support CPU Intel T7300 SLA45.
The previous CPU was Intel? Celeron? Processor 900 SLGLQ
The latest Bios is
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-file...135948.zip

The system powers up, but there is a F1 prompt, after that the system boots normally.
Thanks in advance

Answer:BIOS Microcode update Satellite L500-1EN

Such updates are not offered on public download page so what you can try is to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help.
I?m pretty pessimistic about that because Toshiba doesn?t support CPU exchange or upgrade. I presume you know that. Do you?

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It is just a small thing, but my last Toshiba laptop has the option of booting from USB. I could boot a Linux, and Windows from a USB flash drive, and this was great. So here is my question. Is there a way to boot from USB without a BIOS update?

Well, I know the answer is probably no, so I will ask the next question. Thinking that there is a update for my BIOS, I visited the mytoshiba.com.au website, and found out that the only update avaliable is the one I currently have. Next I went to the BIOS makers (Pheonix) website, that directed me to biosagentplus.com, which scanned my computer to check for updates. It claims that that is a new BIOS update avaliable, but I have to sign up and PAY for a yearly subscription to just get to see what the version number of this update is. So my question is, where is this "update" and does it support booting from USB?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite L500 (PSLS9A-01U012) - BIOS update better than 1.6?

Hi Hambo,

The point is that not all notebooks support booting from USB device and if it?s possible is described in your user manual.
As far as I know it?s only possible to boot from USB floppy drive on Satellite L500 but not from USB stick?

Furthermore BIOS update does only fix bugs and not add new features so I don?t see a reason for an update.
But if you make a BIOS update anytime, you should download it form Toshiba website. This is the only website there you can get a compatible BIOS.

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I have just received thir bulletin

FTP-URL bios-20100629135948.zip

Data di ultima modifica 06/29/10
Ragione Sociale Toshiba
Tipo BIOS Update
Sottotipo windows-based
Taglia - Dimensioni (Kb) 2679
Versione 2.10-WIN
Lingua Universal
****one World Wide
Descrizione This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system.

Plese suggest upgrade bios ? It'dangerous? now notebook works OK
Thanks

Answer:BIOS upgrade on Satellite Pro L500 (PSLS4E-00C00HIT)

If everything works well and if you didn?t notice some serious problem there is no reason for update.
It is OK to be informed about available updates but the question is if they MUST be installed.

Generally speaking BIOS update is not dangerous but for some reason it can be screwed up and then you will have big problem.
My advice is: do not touch well running system.

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Hello!

I recently received an Satellite L500-1XL, working just fine until i gave it to a friend...
The problem is that he updated the bios to V 2.10 (don't know why) and since then the image on the display appears like 15.4" even in bios.

Any ideas what could cause the problem?


Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1XL - display problem after BIOS update

Can you please make a pic how it looks like and post is here?
2.10 is right version and I really don?t understand what the problem is.

Is Toshiba welcome screen shown as usual?

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Hello

I was downloaded the lastest BIOS update for my notebook.
The updating started but after some time my windows 7 was frezzed i think (don't respond on mouse move), and after some minutes it powered off.e

Now, i can't power on my notebook.
I have 1 year warranty more.

What can I do now? Thank you, and sorry for my bad language.

Answer:Cannot power up Satellite L500-14Z - BIOS Upate failed

Hi

That?s pity mate?
In your case there is no much to do?
You need a help from an ASP technician?
The ROM needs to be flashed again using BIOS crisis disk?

Good luck

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Hi,

Yesterday is installed the bios update, and everything went ok. The only problem is when I now plug in my headphones, the sound also comes out from the laptop speakers. Before the bios update only the headphones made sound when I had them plugged in.

What can i do about this?

I have Windows 7 x64

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L500-1ZP - Sound problem after bios update

Problem fixed. I reinstalled the drivers.

Sorry for not trying this at first.

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Hello,

I have two questions:

1. I recently updated my laptops bios version to 2.10 and replaced the harddrive with an SSD.
However, it seems that I cannot enter the BIOS anymore.

I tried multiple buttons but it just won't let me access the laptop's bios anymore.
Which button do I use to enter the BIOS?

2. I would like to upgrade the standard amount of memory from 4GB to 8GB.
Are there any recommended sets of ram I should use in the light of compatability issues?

Thank you for any help in advance.

Regards.

Answer:Satellite L500-1ZP - Key to enter BIOS version 2.10 and Upgrading RAM

> 1. I recently updated my laptops bios version to 2.10 and replaced the harddrive with an SSD.
>However, it seems that I cannot enter the BIOS anymore.

To access the BIOS you have to press F2 at the beginning of the booting order? immediately after you powered up the unit, press F2 (press it several times in the row)

> 2. I would like to upgrade the standard amount of memory from 4GB to 8GB.
>Are there any recommended sets of ram I should use in the light of compatability issues?

Toshiba Satellite L500-1ZP laptop takes the PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 204pin SDRAM SODIMM RAM type. I would recommend the modules from Kingston manufacturer.
Very good price ? value ratio

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I downloaded "sln0v190.exe" (Phoenix WinPhlash 64) and extracted to a folder and then selected to run the BIOS flash routine.

I get the following error:
"Failed to retrieve system bios information.
BCPSYS block signature not found
Error Code -100"

As I can not read - and save - the old corrupted BIOS I can not flash the new BIOS!

Any ideas please?

Answer:Satellite L500 - BIOS update error code 100

Hi buddy,

Do you update the BIOS with administrator account?
Have you disabled the security software on your computer?
Is Toshiba Value Added Package installed?
What operating system do you use?

But may I ask you why you want to update the BIOS? Do you have any problems with the computer? If not I wouldn?t do this update. As you probably know never touch a running system ;)

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Hi!

After a successful BIOS Update to 2.1 two of my three USB Ports aren't working anymore. Is there a way to downgrade to previous BIOS? Or what else could cause this problem?

System is a Satellite L500-153 (PSJ3E)

Message was edited by: koocho

Answer:After BIOS upgrade USB Ports not recognized on Satellite L500

Hi,

Have you tried resetting the BIOS to default settings?

Power on the notebook and press F2 to enter the BIOS, then set the defaults (It is key F9 I think).

Also try other USB devices such as a USB Mouse or Keyboard, maybe your USB device is drawing too much power or has a problem.

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Hey all,

Got as Satellite L500 here (PSLS0A-084002). I'm having the battery not charging issue and everything I'm finding points to a BIOS update.

Sure enough there's a new BIOS to download from the laptops drivers page. So I have the WinPhlash file "sl500(mv)_bios_w210.exe". However running it causes it to fall over before flashing the BIOS with a Error Number: 144.

This is due to the battery being bellow 10% charge however I can't get it above 10% charge as the laptop won't recognise it.

There must be a way of getting WinPhlash to run without doing that check. I read you can run it with the "/forceit" switch and that will ignor the error however that was from a while back and it seems WinPhlash have changed that as it still spits out the error.

I read running it from DOS helps but after creating a dos boot cd it claims the exe can't be run from DOS (ffffuuuuuuuu!).

Any help appreciated. Thanks =).

Answer:Cannot flash BIOS on Satellite L500 due to low battery charge

Sounds like WinPhlash can't talk to the hardware directly due to a software problem.

Did you uninstall the Toshiba Value Added Package? Download and install the latest TVAP from www.mytoshiba.com.au -> Support -> Downloads

If it still doesn't work, then your Antivirus/firewall software may be blocking WinPhlash or you need to login to Windows as Administrator.

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I enabled FAST Boot in BIOS on my Satellite L500-1UU.
My MOTHERBOARD SPLASH SCREEN DOES NOT SHOWUP ANYMORE.
I WOULD LIKE TO RE ENABLE IT.

ADVISE.

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1UU BIOS Splash screen not visible anymore

Hi

Why you don?t set the BIOS back to default settings?
Power up the unit, press F2 and then choose Default settings in BIOS (I think you need to press F9).
Save the changes and reboot.

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Hello

I have 2 Toshiba L500 one with the T7500 and other with T4200.
The board is the same do, i installed a new processor and both are with t7500.
The problem is that one is now showing the bios code - CPUID: FB NO MICROCODE UPDATE LOADED FOR ALTERNATE PROCESSOR.
The rest it works normal, the Windows 7 64 bits recognize it and temperature is always under the 47 ? C
I updated the Bios but the problem remains. Do you know any bios update to similar model the will fix this?

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards

Dlencastre

Answer:Satellite L500-1TU Bios Question - CPUID:FB no Microcod Update

CPU upgrade is definitely not supported and I think you should know this.
There are many different reasons for this > http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm

As far as I know there is no ?special? BIOS designed for such purposes, especially not for public usage.
Try to contact Toshiba service in your country and ask for help.
I don?t think anyone here can help you with this.

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firstly the specs, i have the toshiba satellite l500 core i3 @2.13ghz 4gb ram 500gb hdd
i bought this laptop in december and recently had an issue which required me to reinstall windows 7. i went to make a set of recovery discs, only to be told that it could not find the recovery partition. the recovery partition is still there i can see it using easeus data recovery pro. thing is trying to make recovery media it says cant find the recovery partition and now the hwsetup is showing the bios version as a bunch of symbols instead of a number . is there any way to fix this without ordering a set of discs from toshiba?

screenshot of the hwsetup window is at http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/135/biosversionscreenshot.png/

Answer:Satellite L500 (PSLS9A-01U012) - Wrong BIOS in HWsetup

Hey,

I don?t think the problem is related to your Windows 7 installation?

In your case I would try to reinstall HWsetup and Value Added Package. Both tools can be downloaded on offical Toshiba website:
www.mytoshiba.com.au

Check this!!!

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Hi,
has anyone tested the new bios (4.20-WIN(ECB1.40)) for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A or is there an official change log?
Did toshiba change the fan-behaviour? The fan is not loud/annoying, but it could kick in a little bit later.
Regards

Answer:New Bios for Portege Z30-A Changelog

Has somebody already installed the new bios?

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Hello,

Just a simple question, is there any official page with BIOS changelog? I tried to look for it, but found nothing.

Thank you

Answer:Qosmio F - Is there a BIOS changelog?

I think there isn?t an official Toshiba page about the changelog for BIOS updates.
If you can?t find the changelog on the download page (if you download the BIOS) there isn?t a changelog available.

But why do you want a changelog? BIOS update is only necessary if you have problems with your notebook. Otherwise the BIOS must not be updated and I recommended never touch a running system!!! ;)

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Hello, I am looking for a more detailed BIOS changelog for the M93ps we mainly use at our company. Not necessarily as detailed as this post: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/documents/ht081544 , but certainly more verbose than the recent "[Important] Update includes security fixes." for the last 5 updates ( https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbjyccusa.txt ) - especially in the light of the recentish bothering news about dataleaks connected to Lenovo software included with workstations (and mobiles)! Is such a list available somewhere or can anybody shed some light on what exactly have been updated in these 5 recent revisions (and maybe how the problem was solved)? Thanks, Istvan

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Where is it possible to see the changes in new BIOS versions for u400 model?

Answer:BIOS versions changelog for u400

Haven't found anything on the emea BIOS page of Toshiba, only on the us ones, but as this are different models I'm not sure if these changes apply for european notebooks.

Don't know why this is not included in the BIOS package, too.

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Hi,

Could Toshiba post a changelog of their BIOS versions?
Since I bought my unit almost a year ago, I updated it every single time and haven't found any improvements.

Thanks!

Answer:BIOS changelog of Portege R830

Did not found any info on the Toshiba European driver page about BIOS changes but Toshiba US driver page provides such details?
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/downloadDetail.jsp?soid=3321058&pf=true

Hopefully this can be useful?

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Hello, I am looking for a more detailed BIOS changelog for the M93ps we mainly use at our company. Not necessarily as detailed as this post: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/documents/ht081544 , but certainly more verbose than the recent "[Important] Update includes security fixes." for the last 5 updates ( https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbjyccusa.txt ) - especially in the light of the recentish bothering news about dataleaks connected to Lenovo software included with workstations (and mobiles)! Is such a list available somewhere or can anybody shed some light on what exactly have been updated in these 5 recent revisions (and maybe how the problem was solved)? Thanks, Istvan
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello,

- is there a place where i can find the changelog from bios version 1.80 to 3.80? should i upgrade?
- have you any expereience in changing the fan? mine does make sounds that dont belong there....
- how long in your experience can it take to get an answer from toshiba support via email? im waiting 3 days now... :(

thanks

Answer:Portege M400 - Where to find changelog of Bios 3.80

Hello

If you can?t find a changelog for the BIOS update on the Toshiba website there is no available.

You can change the fan but do you have experience with this? To exchange the fan you must remove a lot of parts and screws. This is a little bit tricky and should only be done from a notebook technician.

I did not send an email to Toshiba as yet but I think you will get an answer as fast as possible.

Greets

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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?

Hi

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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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

Hi

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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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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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

Hi

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?

Greets

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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.

IS MY LAPTOP 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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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)

Thanks

Answer:4GB ram use on Satellite L500/049

Hi,

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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Hi

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.

Thanks

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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Hi All

Hope somebody could help me.
I have the L500-19X and the hard drive has failed.

How do I l know which one to buy to replace it.
I can't find any details anywhere

Many thanks in advance of your help

Answer:Satellite L500-19X - HDD has failed

Hi

You need an 2.5? SATA HDD.
Since SATA interface has no limitation, you should be able to use any SATA 2.5? HDD

Here are nice movies how to replace a HDD:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=116

Greets

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hi everyone, i currently have a toshiba satellite L500, running windows 7, 3 gb ram 350gb hdd..

it was running fine until a fortnight ago, when my computor kept popping up message in the far bottom right hand corner saying windows error, critical error, youre hdd is missing, missing RAM etc etc, a window popped up telling me to do a system scan which i did and it came up with all these very bad errors.. it them popped up a program calle dmemory optimizer and told me to scan and do a defrag.. which i did.. and then teh next thingi knew, the hdd had disapeared from my computor, i couldnt access anything on the desktop, but could tab between the pages i already had open. then teh whole thing crashed.

i did a recovery on my own, and the error appeared to be fixed.. but then would only work properly in safe mode. so i took it to a repairer who charged me $188, reformatt teh whole drive, put on a copy of kapersky and office full version..

the day after getting it home, i noticed when i was typing things, the cursor would move about the page on its own, and id end up typing in the middle of what id already typed, sooo frustrating!! so the tech man suggested i download a program called touchfreeze.. and it fixed it..

now the last day or two, ill be in the middle of working on my laptop and it will just go to a black screen.. and it will resume when i press the mousepad, or it will completely turn off and go into sleep mode..
theres no settings on for sleep or hybernate,... Read more

Answer:Issues with my Satellite L500

Hey man you bomb us with all these issues and your last issue is pretty confusing.
Before we start discussion tell me one: do you use Toshiba recovery image (original operating system you got with your notebook)?

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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%

Hi

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!!!

Bye

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Hi

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?

Hi

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.

Greets
Randy

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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?

Thanks

Answer:Need new AC Adaptor for Satellite L500

Hi

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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Hi,





I am experiencing a "little" problem. Everything started with the following BSOD :

0x00009C (0x00000000, 0x8922c94c, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I managed to find out that the touchpad is faulty. I disconnected it , problem solved.



It was working fine until I noticed that only one core is working out of 2 (Intel i3 M330).

In the BIOS I found:



Dynamic CPU Freqency Mode - Always Low

Core Multi-Processing - Disabled



So I switched them on to:



Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode - Dynamic

Core Multi-Processing - Enabled



For first the windows 7 64bit crashed with the followind BSOD message:



STOP 0x0000009C (0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF88002F6BB70, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)



Since this message I can switch it on but there is no display, no response.

Is there any solution for this?



Modell: Satellite L500- 1QK

PSLS9E-01000SEN

Answer:Satellite L500 BSOD

>Since this message I can switch it on but there is no display, no response.

I?m afraid I don?t understand this? what do you mean by ?no display? exactly?
Can you see the Toshiba splash screen and can you access the BIOS properly?

From my understanding this BIOS should be set to default settings (in BIOS press F9 and F10 to save the changes) in order to get the same BIOS settings configured by Toshiba? then the BIOS should be configured properly.

Generally speaking the BSOD appears due to serious software or hardware problem.
In most cases the system recovery should solve system problems but if the BSOD would still appear even after the usage of recovery disk, then I would assume your hardware is affected.

This would mean that any single hardware parts like memory or motherboard should be tested

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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,
Tibor

Message was edited by: BVCI32

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

Hi

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:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Value Added Package must be installed firstly. ;)

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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.


Gary

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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Hi

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
Thanks

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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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 http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm at first.

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

Thanks

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

Hi

Your notebook has Realtek LAN card inside.

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Hi guys,

I recently bought a new Satellite L500-19X.
Had no real problems until the battery died last night and now it will not boot Wndows at all.

When i switch it on it comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair" options. If i try and repair it loads some files then goes to a black screen with the cursor on it. If I start windows normally it just tries for a bit and goes back to those two options.

From what i've seen a lot of people have had similar problems, all o the sugested solutions have been unsuccessful for me though.

Can't load safe mode. Tried using the recovery disc that was provided and that just leads to the same black screen with the cursor. Also tried booting up without the bttery etc. that also didnt work.


I'm running (or at least trying to run) windows 7 which is already installed on the hardrive.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, ive tried pretty much everything though.

Cheers for your time. Any help would be great.

Answer:Cannot recover my Satellite L500-19X

Hi

Hmm?. you?ve got a blinking courser in the upper left corner?
This looks more like an HDD or partition issue?

But try this:
Power up the unit and press F8.
Then choose ?Repair my Computer? and then choose (if possible) HDD Recovery.

If this is not possible then go to BIOS and check if the HDD is recognized (all details should appear).
If HDD is not recognized, then this would mean that your HDD is faulty.

If the HDD is recognized then there could be something wrong with a partition on the HDD?

In such case you could try to create an bootable system disk like WinPE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Preinstallation_Environment

Then could format the HDD again and after that could use the recovery disk in order to reinstall the Win 7.

Greets

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hello,
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,
Roni

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

Hi

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.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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

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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,

sorry my english is not so good and I hope you can help me.

Today my dog run over my laptop and the key K is broken. The plastic on the key is broken. Is it possible I can only order the key K for myy notebook?
I bought the notebook in last year and I need my notebook every day. Thank you so much for your help.

Best regards,
palma72

Answer:The key K is broken on Satellite L500-R19

As far as I know you cannot order one single key but if only the small key cap is broken but small mechanism is not defective you can try to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.
I?m 100% sure they have enough defective keyboards and can give you this single key cap.

Pay a coffee and maybe you will get one. ;)

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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 toshiba.com 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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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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I changed my operating system to windows 8 64bit , all hardware defined by windows except chipset & blutooth (I defined them once from Windows 7 another time from latest model like L830). but the function key not working (for wirekess/blutooth on/off ).

Is there any drivers for L500-21T for windows 8 64bit or from specific new compatible models drivers?

Answer:Satellite L500-21T & Windows 8 64-bit

> Is there any drivers for L500-21T for windows 8 64bit...
On http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/checkWindows8Compatible.do?service=EU you can check if your notebook is supported for Win8 OS.

One more thing: your notebook has Intel HM55 Express Chipset. Interesting is that Tecra A11 with part number PTSE0E has the same chipset and it is supported for Win8 so you can try to use chipset driver offered for this Tecra notebook.

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Hi All!

I have noticed that Intel have released new drivers for their 4500MHD graphic card, however, the one's released on Toshiba's site for my Satellite L500-1KK are older and are never updated as frequently as those released on Intel's site, my questions are:

1. Is it safe to use the new drivers from Intel for their chipset or should I stick to the ones released by Toshiba?
2. What possible differences are there between these Intel drivers and Toshiba's? ?:|

Thanks all!

Answer:Satellite L500-1KK - Which driver to use?

Hi,

You see, dude, If everything works fine don't touch the system with any driver update. I still run my laptop with the old drivers and satisfied.

> 1. Is it safe to use the new drivers from Intel for their chipset or should I stick to the ones released by Toshiba?

Yes, you can use intel chipset drivers and shouldn't be worry :)

> What possible differences are there between these Intel drivers and Toshiba's??

As I know, they are pretesed by Toshiba.

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Can anyone tell me if there is any win 10 drivers and how can I update bios if I don't have a running battery , I keep the laptop plug in and I get a error message because I don't have more then 10% on battery

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Help!

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.

Help!

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

Hi

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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Can anyone tell me if there is any drivers for a satellite laptop L500-1EK for windows 10 x64 cuz I looked everywhere and I didn't find any.
Thanks, George

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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?

Thanks.

Stefano

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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Hi,

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

Hi,

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.

Greets

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Hi,

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

Hi,

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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I formatted my Satellite L500-1ZP (PSLS9E) and thought idd install win xp instead of win7 (dont have the backup disk/partition)
now when i start it up with the windows XP cd in it the blue screen "windows setup" starts but when its finished loading it gives me an error code:
"*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I've read somewhere that I need to download SATA drivers for my laptop and make a windows xp installation disk with the SATA drivers on it???

I've tried searching these drivers but i dont know wich ones i need and how to make the installation disk
Do I copy my original windows XP home cd and put the drivers in a folder somewhere on the disk?

I hope someone can solve my problem because the laptop is just one year old and I dont really want to buy a new one...

Answer:How to install WXP on my Satellite L500-1ZP?

I just hope you have created recovery DVD before you have started to install own OS. After own OS installation you will not have access to recovery data anymore.

You are right. For WXP installation you need SATA driver. How to install WXP on newer notebook models you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm

At the end I must say that your last sentence is pretty confusing for me. You have bought notebook designed for Win7 and you want to use old WXP on it. Do you really think you must buy new notebook if you want to install WXP?

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Hoping someone can provide with me some insight. I'm buying a new computer and other than Harmon Kardon speakers, I don't seem to see a huge difference between the L500 and the A500 series. To be more specific, here are the models I'm looking at. As you can see, they differ in price quite a bit, so what's the story? Is there a huge difference in the system other than the speakers?

[http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/laptop-model.jsp?family=Satellite&model=L500] [http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/laptop-model.jsp?family=Satellite&model=A500]

And yes, I'm aware of all the customization options, but even if they have the EXACT same specs, that A series is still more expensive. Why?

Answer:Satellite A500 or L500 - which is better?

I would go for the A500, because its generally a higher end model with faster components.

The A500 has an Intel CPU and dedicated ATI graphics, compared to the L500D which has an AMD CPU and a slower ATI Graphics chip.

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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?

Hi

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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Hello To Every One.

Dear All.

I Have *Toshiba Setellite L500-14F* Model and Currently i am Running Windows 7 On it ,As It Did Not Came With Any OS So i Install Windows 7 on it.

So Now I Want To Install Windows XP on it , As I am Facing Some Problems to Work With Some Software Which Are Not Supporting and Having Compatibility Issues With Windows 7.

I Had Allready Downloaded All Drivers For Windows XP For This Notebook.
By Reading and Searching The Forums I Found Out That I Need To Upgrade They BIOS Also So I Did That But Invain.

So Please Help By Guiding Me That What Steps Do I Had To Take To Successfully Install The Windows Xp on This Machine. As I Am Faild Twice A Time.

Thanks in Advance

And Best Regards

Answer:I want to install Win XP on Satellite L500-14F

Hi,

if you want to install Xp on your computer, you need to change Sata Controller in Bios ,,Compatible,, otherwise you will meet a blue screen during installation. It's because of AHCI drivers Then after installation, you can download and install Storage Manager and return AHCi mode in Bios. You can also integrate them into Windows disk.

you can read here:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

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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. www.memtest.org

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

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hi,

does anybody know why the L500-1VT is out of stock everywhere online and the estimated times till new stock arrives keep getting pushed back?

are Toshiba replacing this model with one just a good? i.e. i5 CPU and decent ATI graphics?

Answer:Satellite Pro L500-1VT - not on stock anywhere?

Hi

As far as I know the Satellite Pro L500-1VT is available ONLY in Italy and UK.
If you are leaving somewhere else, then you would need to search for another Pro L500 model with the same hardware specifications.

I?m sure some online dealers would offer similar Pro L500 models?

Greets

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Hy!

Where can I get the driver for the FN key?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-1XZ - Where to get FN key driver?

Hello

You can download all drivers and tools here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

You need Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility.

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after leaving my 18 month old L 500 on over night it will not start a brief orange blink on the edge is all that happens it is fully charged any ideas its been fine till now

Answer:Satellite Pro L500 - Will not switch on

Hi buddy,

Hmm... Properly it?s a hardware malfunction...

But in your case I would try this:
Remove the battery and AC/DC adapter. Then wait at least one hour and then connect battery and AC/DC adapter again. Make sure battery is charged and try to start the notebook.

Does it start now?

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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.

thanks!

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 - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

If not than you must order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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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Hi

I would like to restore my Toshiba back to the factory settings.

I have tried to press F8 during startup to acces repair menu, but the recovery wizard is not an option.
I have tried pressing 0 while starting up but no recovery wizard there either.

I can see the HDD folder at the drive E: but there does not seem to be an option for starting recovery there eihter

Any suggestions what to do?

Answer:How to use HDD recovery on Satellite L500?

Do you use original preinstalled OS hat you got with your notebook or own OS version?

Have you created recovery discs? If yes, use these discs for recovey image installation.

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Hi, I would like to get a new charger for Toshiba. My first charger got lost and the second charger that I bought from ebay 3 months ago for ?10,- has stopped working. Where can I get a charger from? I googled and I found couple of wesbites e.g.

http://www.electronicavenue.co.uk/toshiba-satellite-pro-l500-1d4-laptop-charger-6380-p.asp

Chargers cost around 25-30 GBP. I don't want anymore problems with a charger. I am already behind schedule...
Where can I get a good charger from or that is genuine. Any other suggestions are welcome

Thank you in advance

Answer:Where can I get new charger for Satellite Pro L500-1D4?

The charger you found is OK and I think you don't need original Toshiba charger.
If you want to have Toshiba one the part number is PA3716E-1AC3.

Check it out. Googling around you will find it.

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Hi,

i had to recover my Satellite L500 ( windows 7 )after the originial hard drive crashed and I had to replace it with a new hard drive(Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT 500GB). I used the original recovery dvd but the installation stoped after the reboot while starting windows. with this error message: Setup Could not configure Windows on this hard ware.

Does anybody know a solution to this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Florian

Answer:Canīt recover Satellite L500

Hello Florian

Have you tried to install recovery image few times?
Does it always end with same error message?

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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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Hi there

I have a toshiba Satellite L500 and windows vista is full of AppCrashes, so i wanted to restore the windows partition.The problem is that I can't start windows recovery rom pressing F8 or hdd recovery pressing 0 key. When i press f8 and choose the windows recovery it just ignores me, shows me a blak sren and the menu again.
I tried using Hiren's boot to start, before my pen burned off, and i could the recovery partions, i just can't boot from them.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can't recover Satellite L500

Hi Luis

To be honest I didn?t understand what happen exactly but check please follow Toshiba document -
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm
and check how it works.


Please post some feedback with exact explanation what happen when you try to start HDD recovery installation.

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Hi I have a second hand Satellite L500-1XC, the previous owner has installed Ubuntu (which I can't access due to password) as well as windows 7 and I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how.

I've tried turning it off and then holding 0 and pressing the start button. On start up the bottom of the screen does say HDD Recovery at the bottom left of the screen but after that it just goes to the selection part for me to pick either Ubuntu or Windows 7 and then just loads the laptop as normal.

I have tried looking for the Recovery Media Creator but I can't find it. It seems many of the original Toshiba utilities and supports have been deleted.

If anyone can help me to fix this laptop I would be so grateful as I really can't afford to buy a recovery disk from Toshiba.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC HDD Recovery help

> I'm trying the laptop restore it to factory settings but I just don't know how
I don?t think that HDD recovery would work because the Linux has been installed on the HDD and I think the partition table has been changed.
This might be the reason why the HDD recovery isn?t working.

You could still check this Toshiba document which describes the whole HDD recovery procedure:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

So now HDD recovery does not work? in this case you can use only the installation disk.
You can try to install Windows 7 using Microsoft disk (the Toshiba drivers are downloadable) or you will order the disk from Arvato:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi

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

Hi

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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l500 is slow and hangs or takes ages to respond, Streaming is all so a problem, takes long to buffer

Answer:Satellite L500 shutters

Hi

Did you try new OS installation?
Try that using the HDD recovery option. (press F8 while powering the notebook and choose repair my computer)

Did you scan the OS for some viruses?
If not, do that!

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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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