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Toshiba Satellite 5100-603

Question: Toshiba Satellite 5100-603

Instruction for Satellite 5100-503 says that max. RAM capacity this notebook can works is 512 MB. This is strange for me. Why I can't upgrade memory in my notebook, this is efficency but 512 MB is too less for me. I use Windows XP Prof. with many programs, that's why I need more memory. Additional distributor of Toshiba notebooks in my country clamis that this model can works with 1GB RAM. I do not really know who has right. Help me, please.

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite 5100-603

Hi emifer,

This Machine can run up to 1024 Mb Ram (PC2100DDR-RAM) !
The Order Code for Toshiba 512 Mb Ram is PA3164U.


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I plan to replace the failing CDRW/DVD-drive in my Toshiba Satellite 5100-503 (european version, it was sold as 5105 in the US and other countries).
The built-in drive is a UJDA730.
As upgrade I consider the highly regarded a Slimline DVD+/-RW drive. Unfortunately, some research on the internet revealed that upgrading a notebook's optical drive is not as straightforward as one might hope. I had no trouble removing my old drive (you only have to remove the keyboard and unscrew two screws), so I consider myself capable of putting in an new drive instead. However, two problems remain:

-mechanical compatibily: The 6500A appears to have a different front bezel layout. Its eject button and LED are in a different position than that of my current drive, so I doubt I will be able to use my old bezel with the other one. In addition, the bezel of my old drive has a recess in the lower right corner (similar to that found on some Fujitsu-Siemens notebooks), which gives room for the volume control of the notebook. So I cannot reuse the old bezel, and the NEC's bezel will probably not allow me to close the drive's tray. I wonder if some Dremel-work on the plastic parts of the NEC drive will allow me to fit it in physically. Has anybody tried that?

-electronical compatibility: notebook drives generally do not have jumpers to change their Master/Slave/cable select configuration. Instead this is set within the firmware, so changing it requires flashing a new firmware, which is not ea... Read more

Answer:Replace my notebook drive in a Toshiba Satellite 5100/5105 - Experience?


at first the CD drive in a Satellite 5100 is fixed mounted and only replaceable with the same model! So another modell could work, but as you see the bezel don't fits and perhaps the new drive doesn't fit to 100%! So you will have problems all the way!

What do you think about an external solution via USB or Firewire! This is the better way to upgrade!

Bye chris

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The user guide doesn't spell out the differences between the S5100-201 and S5100-603 models.
I can work out they are different speeds, memory and hard disk size but what about the internal bits?

I have a broken -603 model with a power control fault. Does anyone know if the systemboard from a -201 model will fit into the -603 unit?


Answer:Differences between Satellite 5100-201 & 5100-603


I am not technician but I have found info that those units have different graphic card and both can not handle with max RAM.

Satellite 5100-201:
- nVidia GeForce4 440Go 32 MB
- can handle with max 512 MB RAM

Satellite 5100-603:
- nVidia GeForce4 440Go 64 MB
- can handle with max 1024 MB RAM

I am not 100% sure but if you exchange the whole Mb with all hardware components I believe that other peripheral devices should work well but I don?t know how it will work with BIOS. Maybe the DMI must be rewritten.

On this forum there are few guys with very good knowledge and I hope some of them will post here and say more about that.

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Hi folks,Just wondering if it really is possible to upgrade the graphics boards on these laptops. I've heard lots of rumours but nothing concrete :-)ThanksNiall

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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.

When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.

Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.

Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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I had to reinstall my notebook with the original recovery CD
on Windows XP Home. I've run the latest updates.

Since I've used several USB devices, the system tells me that
I have to connect that device to a USB 2.0 port to get fastest

I'm pretty sure I've never had these messages before.

Doesn't my 5100-603 support Enhanced USB?


Which drivers do I have to download and where?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Answer:USB 2.0 on Satellite 5100-603?

Hey Oliver

Such messages are nothing unusual if you connect the high-speed USB 2.0 devices to a notebook with USB 1.1 ports.
Yes, as far as I know the Satellite 5100-603 supports only the USB 1.1 ports and not the USB 2.0
This is a notebook hardware limitation and it cannot be upgraded with any drivers.

I assume you didn?t get any messages in the past because the updates and Microsoft QFE was not installed.
Anyway, nothing wrong with you unit.

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How do I enter the bios on a 5100-501

Answer:satellite 5100-501 bios

Hi jm,

the BIOS of the Satellite 5100-503 could only be changed with the Toshiba HWSetup in the Control panel!

When you press the power button to start the notebook you could only press ESC, when the red Toshiba logo is shown, to set the BIOS to default!

Bye Sammy23

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I've recently had installed satellite broadband via the Ipstar terminal. This terminal would serve well as an air raid warning siren, the noise the fan makes. There are sites selling quiet computer fans however, before I go further, has anyone done this. Put a cooling fan making less racket in the same terminal I mean.

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Maximum capacity of a CD in the combo DVD reader/CD of the Satellite 5100-503 seems to be 703Mb. Is there any solution to burn 800 Mb/90 minutes CDs ?


Answer:satellite 5100-503: burning a 800 Mb CD-Rom


do you want to burn a real 800MB CD-ROM or do you want to overwrite it?

Did you checked if a new firmware is available?

Which OS and burning programm do you use?

Bye Sam

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Hi all..

I Have the Toshiba Satellite 5100 and i have a small problem which is with the sub LCD that i have on my laptop..the problem is that the sub LCD should display "welcome" when i start my laptop and "good bye" when i turn it of and it should display either the date or any thing else that i choose to write during using the computer ..but the problem is when i start my laptop ..the LCD keeps displaying "welcome"...
i know that is is a silly question ..but i really like my laptop alot and i want it to stay i get annoyed by small silly stuff like the problem i wrote ..
so if anyone can please help me ..i would be very greatfull thaaaaaaaaaanx

Answer:Question about Satellite 5100

Hello Meisoon

As far as I know under ?Toshiba controls properties? you can set what the SubLCD should show. It can be set to clock or own string. It is not known to me that you can use two different strings and that they can be displayed separately depending on switching on or off.

If you find out how it works please write again.


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I have a satellite 5100 which when I try to boot it hangs on the red toshiba screen and the small blue window at the front shows HDDPassword= I have never set a password for this. I have tried disconnecting all power sources but still no further forward any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite 5100 HDD Password


if there's really a HDD password set, it's very bad, because there's no way to remove it.

But maybe it's just some kind of failure. Try to reinstall the system or get access to the HDD from another computer.


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I have a satellite 5100-201 and yesterday evening Ad-Watch kept displaying "Registry modification detected" with the choice of ALLOW or BLOCK, I chose block then after I rebooted all my icons changed to .LNK Can anyone help fix this? I am trying to run a registry programme from a CD to see if that would fix it. I can't run internet or open a CD.
I believe that changing the bios boot sequence the the CD drive would run the registry programme - how can I acces the bios I have tried esc F2 F10 but no luck. Anyway, any fresh thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Answer:.LNK Problem on my Satellite 5100

Hi John,

This seems to be a particular problem with Ad-Watch and I have found a possible fix on the following web-site :-

Select 'File Associations' from the options under 'Win XP Fixes' and then download the '.exe' zip file. Note the use of task manager to start the RegEdit program.


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I have a Satellite 5100-503 with a GeForce4 440 Go and I recently installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 as fresh install. I tried to play a game that I had installed and played on the other operating system (XP SP1).

When I tried to run it, it sent me a ?Could not run OpenGL? message. Then I browsed your website for drivers. The only problem was that when I checked your driver archives my model was nowhere to be found.

I checked various other unofficial websites for drivers but again without success. After that I tried models that where close to my model, but they didn?t help me, then I tried various force wares with modded .inf, no success either.

All I?m here to ask you is to please send me the drivers or upload them to the internet for download. The last time (a couple of years ago) when I had installed the OS, I downloaded the drivers from your website and it worked perfectly.
I hope you can answer to my problem as soon as possible.

Also I would like to have all the drivers needed for my laptop, for Windows XP SP2.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Need WXP drivers for Satellite 5100-503

All WXP drivers you can find on Toshiba download page but under option ?Product type? choose ARCHIVE.
Install all stuff and when you are finished check for Windows updates. SP2 will be installed and it should run well.

This notebook is pretty old and tested with SP2. Some strange problems are not known to me. For me it is one of the best Toshiba notebooks.

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My satellite had some coke for the first time, didn't like it. Got it cleaned but still warms up and shuts down. If anyone has a faulty 5100-503 with presumably ok motherboard, I'd like to bid for that.


Answer:Need motherboard for Satellite 5100-503


The new motherboard is very expensive. Motherboard and display are the most expansive notebook parts!!!
I think it make no sense to buy a new board for this oldie!
If you want you can order it from the Toshiba authorizes service provider?

But I would recommend buying a second hand Satellite 5100 or board from the Ebay.

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Hi all,
I have a Toshiba Satellite 5100-503, and it's hard-drive has malfunctiond, so I had to replace it for a new one, but now I can't use the recovery CD I got with the computer.
Could anybody help me with this?
thanks in advance.

Answer:Problems restoring Satellite 5100-503

Err, could you please describe why not? Do you get an error message or does it just not work. It?s important that everyone here give?s a DETAILED description about the error and not just "Hi, my blabla doesn?t work. Help".

With a better description of your problem everyone would be able to HELP you.

A feedback from you would be appreciated.


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I have some very very big problems

lock at this video and say me what i can do. i don?t know what is happen.

if i need an new graphic card where i can get it and how expensiv is that .....

please help me i need my notebook

Answer:Display issue on Satellite 5100-503

Please help me i need this notebook

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I have a Satellite 5100-201.
Recently, a screen problem surfaced: first images outlined get blurred, then stripes appear, usually the screen collapses to provisional modus. I noticed that the notebook gets really hot and I thought this must be a problem of overheating.

I vacuum-cleaned the notebook, I even opened it and checked that the fan turns properly. Afterwards, the notebook worked one time, the fan did run constantly and the notebook did not get heated.

The next day, the problem surfaced again and this time I got even a black screen. Now, the notebook boots normally when I turn it on, but I know that after a while it is gonna get hot again.

Ah, I also updated the driver for the graphic card, but it did not help. Does anyone have a suggestion?


Answer:Satellite 5100-201: overheating after several time

To protect from the overheating the CPU has a n internal temperature sensor. If the computer?s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned on or the processing speed is lowered. Use the cooling method item of the basic setup in the Toshiba power saver.

Furthermore it is very important that you use the notebook in the right position. The area near to the cooling module grilles must be free because the fan must ?take a breath?.
It?s important for the fresh air circulation.

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I am owner of a Toshiba Satellite 5100-201. The five keys 9-O-L-.-Del on the keyboard do not work. Is it a software problem or a defect of the keyboard controller or a contact problem on the board? Has someone experience with this problem? Can it be a BIOS-problem? I have Bios 1.90.
Can someone help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite 5100-201: Five Keys: "9-O-L-.-Del" do not work


in most cases the problem is that there is some dirt on the contacts of the keys.
You should remove them and clean it, and check the connector of the keyboard.
If this doesn't help the keyboard probably is faulty and needs to be replaced.


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My disk made some strange noises, maybe it have one foot in the grave...
Have latest bios 1.9. and original disk at 30GB.
Have an Hitachi 40GB I tried with, but notebook did not find it.
So I would like to know what disks and sizes that are supported for that model.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:What HDDs are supported for Satellite 5100-201


Very strange? did you use a compatible 40GB HDD?
In my knowledge the notebook should be able to recognize the 40GB HDD.
As far as I know the 30 GB HDD which was installed is a Toshiba MK3017GAP and the computer supports a 20, 30, 40 or 60 GB HDDs.

I think these HDD should be compatible:
Toshiba HDD2171B 40GB HDD
Toshiba HDD2183B 60GB

PS: The strange noise coming from the HDD could be the ?beginning of the end?
So make a data backup.

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I have a Satellite 5100-503 notebook, now I bought a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card for an external 60Gb hdd. The problem is that:
a memory key work well with pcmcia card
hdd work slow but well with usb 1.1
hdd is not recognised by pcmcia card

Anyone could help me?

Answer:PCMCIA usb 2.0 problem on my Satellite 5100-503


in my opinion this problem is related to the PCMCIA card driver!

If the PCMCIA card is recognized by the OS and there is no problem in the Device Manager, everything should be ok!

You can write us the PCMCIA card vendor and model name, bt I don't know if somebody could help you!

It will be better to connect the support of the PCMCIA vendor!


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I have a Satellite 5100-503 and was really satisfied until yesterday.
There it stopped working.
What I did: Closed the notebook after work (everything ok) and leaved it alone for a while. When I opend the notebook again to continue working nothing happend.
Only the small frontdisplay showed me a spinning CD (no CD inserted) and the battery status display. After pressing the on-button the on-sign appeared but nothing happened again. Pressing the button again (for some seconds) made the on-sign dissapear. No display, no fan, no harddisk noise in any case (ono/off). Inserting an audio CD and pessing the play-button works! Soundsystem is working well.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem could be?
any questions? more infos necessary? please ask!

Please help

Answer:HELP! Satellite 5100-503 stopped working!!

Hello Guenther,

did you tried to remove the battery pack for about 5 to 10 minutes! It seems that the notebook can't start the hibernation file to boot windows. You can also try to push the start button for 5 seconds.

Cu Theo

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I was given an I-pod for Christmas but when I connect it up am told that I need a Hi-Speed USB port which this model doesn't feature. Message comes up saying that I need to get a Hi-Speed USB Host Controller - any advice on which would be the best one for the job gratefully received.


Answer:I need a Hi-Speed USB port on Satellite 5100-503

I am not sure if your Laptop supports USB version 2.0. Sometimes there are USB 1.0 AND USB 2.0 ports available on notebooks. Try to change to a different port and see if the "Hi speed USB..." message will show up again.

In case your Laptop is only fitted with USB 1.0 ports, then you can still use your I-pod on those USB ports. The only disadvantage is the slow speed for the File-transfer and the message that pops up telling you "This device can run faster...blablabla". If you can live with this, your problem is solved.

A better solution would be to buy a USB 2.0 adaptor for PCMCIA. These adaptors plug on the side of your notebook and provide you two or four additional USB 2.0 ports. You can find such an adaptor in every proper computershop or through ebay:

As I said, I am NOT sure if your Laptop has USB2.0 support. Cause if it does, then you might be missing some drivers.

Good luck

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Hy there . I have a Toshiba S5100-201 laptop with MODEL NO.:PS510E-01CZ5-G3.

The bios is missed, but try to boot from hard disk. I didn't fing bios at toshiba homepage. Please send me via email, or paste herer a link.

Thenks a very lot.

Answer:Missed BIOS on Satellite 5100-201


As far as I know BIOS can not be downloaded just BIOS update. In my opinion you need professional help and you should contact nearest service partner in your country.

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I have a Satellite 5100-201 P4-M 1.6 Ghz with 30Gb IDE HDD and 1024Mb RAM. I use my "good old" Satellite only for Music (the greatest sound found on notebooks!) but now my HDD has become a bit weak.

So my question is if there's any limitation of HDD-Size for this notebook. I would like to buy a IDE 120GB or 160GB HDD with 5400rpm and 8MB Cache. If that would not be possible I can also take the 80GB HDD (some other threads say it works), but the bigger the better!

Thanks for your help!


Answer:Satellite 5100-201 - Limitation of HDD size

Hi buddy,

I think the maximum HDD capacity would be 120GB because the notebook has a 28bit LBA limitation. That means only HDDs up to 128GB can be used so 120GB would be the maximum. 5400rpm and 8MB cache are ok.

By the way: It?s nice to read that you are still so satisfied with old Satellite 5200 :)

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I want to upguard the HD bat the new toshiba HD doesn't run in my notebook. bat in an other PC it will work fine. if i turn the original HD in a PC it doesen't work but it work in the notebook can enyone helb me?

I think the original HD have a other format

thank you for your help

Answer:Satellite 5100-503: HDD upgrade issue


How big is the new HDD?
As far as I know this unit was delivered with a 40GB HDD.
If the new HDD is bigger so maybe the BIOS have some problems to recognize the HDD correctly.

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I had recently bought a new HDD due to problems to the previous one, so the hard disk have nothing in it. But when i thought everything was fixed, i have discovered a new problem.
Every time i turn the computer ON an try to access the boot priority to choose the CD-ROM drive (F12) so i can install the system, nothing happens.
I've already tried different combinations, C (to CD-ROM), DEL, F2, F1, ... nothing happens.
There is a weird thing however: if i turn OFF, and then ON again, with Esc key pressed, the LCD ask for password. I don't even remember if i ever set a password... I've tried many letters and words, and 'x' works; then a message appears: Press [F1] key for default setting, i press F1 and the system runs untill it reach the HDD:
Insert System Disk in the Drive
Press any key when ready...
pressing, only repeat the message

If i turn the computer ON without using Esc, and if use Esc when the TOSHIBA logo appears, don't ask for password, just for the message: Press [F1] key for default setting
and everything loops...

The new HDD its a HITACHI 160Gb and i know the problem its not from the disk

I've already did a search and i think its something about the BIOS, but i don't know for sure.
I'd really appreciate any help you could give.

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Answer:Satellite 5100-503 BIOS 'locked' maybe

I don't think the 5100 has a BIOS screen. All you can do is reset the defaults.

If its saying "Insert system disk", that means the operating system has not been installed or there is a problem with the boot sector.

I don't know what the max HDD size is for the 5100, but 160GB might be too large. It may be limited to the 128GB LBA48 limitation ( ).

Anyway, holding down 'C' during POST should get it to boot from the CD. Unless the CD Drive is faulty.

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Is it possible to run Vista Business on 5100-501? Any problems with drivers?


Answer:Satellite 5100-501 and Vista installation

I can not say for sure if this is possible or not but I know for sure that Satellite 5100 is not Vista supported notebook and Toshiba will not offer any Vista driver for this old notebook model.

If you will test it please report us about results.

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Hey all,

I have a HUGE problem with my Satellite 5100-503.

Windows XP is logging on and then it logs off straight away.

I found a fix for this at: [url]{/url}

The problem is I can't boot from a cd because the BIOS is set to boot from the hard-drive first.

I get into the BIOS. I read on a few places on the net that on Satellite 5xxx machines you can only get into the bios through windows!! isn't working so I can't get into the bios. I can't even use the Windows Installation CD when I boot up, because again the HD is set to boot up first.

When I press ESC while turning on the laptop and then press F1 I get the option to load the BIOS defaults. I've done that but the HD is still set to boot up first!!

What can I do....I can't re-install windows or get into regedit to fix the log on/log off problem!!


Answer:Satellite 5100-503: Not possible to boot from CD drive

Hi Jamie,

Normally you can select a boot device selection menu when you power on your notebook. You can do this by holding the F12 key down when you power on. keep it pressed until the notebook beeps or the device selection menu appears.

If this doesn't work then you could try the usual Toshiba short-cut which is to hold the 'C' key down during the power on which should then cause the notebook to boot from the CD drive. Obviously there has to be a bootable CD inserted first.


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My Satellite 5100-503 shows garbled image during startup particularly when the computer is warm.
The sound also breaks.

It was diagnosed as a display card problem. The card has nVidia GeForce4 440 Go chip.
What is the equivalent card available in the market or any reliable source?

Answer:Satellite 5100-503 - I need a new graphic card

As far as I know the graphic card can not be exchanged. It?s soldered on the mainboard and so you need a new mainboard.
Are you sure that is a graphic card issue? Do you have the same issue on an external monitor? Check this!

Maybe the notebook gets to hot so try to clean it with compressed air spray. This could blow out the dust.

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a friend of mine has ruined his Toshiba Satellite 5100.
He erased all partition on the hard drive while the laptop still using the default setting,
so I couldn't boot from cd or enter the BIOS.
Is there any solution for this??


Answer:Can not enter BIOS or boot from CD - Satellite 5100

Hi Veenone,

Erasing the partition on the hard drive would have the same effect as formatting, but you should still be able to boot as far as loading the BIOS (this is normally where the Toshiba screen appears with the boot options), before you see an error along the lines of "HDD:0 .....", although this error may be different according to boot options etc.

You should be able to re-install Windows from a recovery CD.

Could you tell us any error messages you are seeing or any other screens or options etc?

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Is it possible to upgrade the processor in my satellite 5110,its a p4 1.8m and i would like to put somthing faster in.If so does anyone know the maximum speed it might take,and which type/model of pentium it will need.I guess intel only made a couple of mobile m processors back then??
Mine is a '5110' from australia.

Answer:Satellite 5110/5100 series - Can I upgrade the CPU?


Generally the CPU upgrade is not possible because of different connection to the mainboard. I really don?t know the details of your unit but if you have time you can call service in your country and pick up some info.

By the way: in the case that something like that is possible are you able to do this alone?

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Hi everybody,

I've got a problem with my recovery disk1 which contains Satellite 5100 preinstall image.
Would anybody generously give me a copy of this image file?
The file path is in directory /base with preinst.gho as the name.
If there's anyone willing to help me, please contact me by email at [email protected]


Answer:Satellite 5100: need recovery image file

The supported and compatible Recovery CD you can order from the ASP in your country. The CD is not expensive. You shoudl also know that the images are designed espacialy for the notebooks and you cannot use a different files.

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Hi to all,

I've an important question, my PC (Satellite 5100-503) does not works properly for PCMCIA slot when I want to controll it at low level by means Jungo Drivers (writing and reading of a particular address space for Compact Flash Card device), for others LAP TOP PC (HP) my program works properly.
The question is: do you know if this is a known problem and what driver or ather solutions you propose to solve my problem?

Thanks a lot,


Answer:PCMCIA Low Level Control - Satellite 5100


In my opinion the only thing that you can do is BIOS settings check but I am not sure if you can do it on this unit. If this not help than I don?t believe that you will be able to control it on low level with this unit.


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I once had downloaded a whole bunch of fixes for the Satellite 5100, but through bad circumstance I lost the files.

When I search for Satellite 5100 fixes now I can find only ONE for the Bluetooth stack. The whole download search hasn?t been really working for YEARS now. The selection doesn?t stay on the selected product and some time ago you got all kinds of product- and OS-unrelated stuff. Nowadays you get almost nothing for older products.

I bought a 2GB micro-SD-card with SD adapter and the 5100 can´t handle it. (I intentionally sticked with 2Gigs and avoided a SDHC card)

I know there was a driver update for the card reader!!!

Answer:Satellite 5100 SD-card-reader -> new drivers!?

Hey buddy,

wheres the problem?? I took a look on the driver site and the drivers (SD-Card Host Controller, etc.) are full available.

I choosed on the driver site Archive -> Satellite -> Satellite 51xx and then everything was there.

Please take a look and if your model has nothing then go to another model of the 5100 series because they are all similar machines.


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Hello, I don't seem to be able to change the boot sequence of my satellite 5100. I have tried pressing C,F2,F12 and allmost any other possible buttons.

I have also tried pressing esc to enter the bios. When I press esc I get asked for the password I created along time ago. When I have entered the password all that shows on the screen is "Press F1 to enter normal setup" or something like that, so I don't seen to be able to enter the bios.

Does anyone know a solution to my problem? I need to change the boot sequence

Answer:How change the Boot Sequence on Satellite 5100?


if you see this message "Press F1 to enter normal setup", press F1. The "normal setup" is the BIOS setup. There you can change the boot priority.


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My harddisk in my Satellite 5100 broke down and I want to change it.

According to various messages in the forum, it is not possible to boot the 5100 from a CD when there is a (new) harddisk in the machine. And the only way to change the boot sequence is via Windows - which does not work anymore - there is no other way to change BIOS parameters than inside Windows.

I have looked in the manual - I cannot find any mentioning of pressing F12 or C or any other combination to change boot sequence (I have of course tried nevertheless to no avail). The only thing one I have found possible is to press ESC + F1 to _restore_ default BIOS settings. And powering up pressing the key left of the space bar gives me the possibility of flashing a new BIOS.

Is it really so? Since that would mean I'm stuck. And in that case I'll simply save the money for the new harddisk and throw out my laptop... (and probably by another brand next time - but I sincerely hope it isn't so...)

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite 5100-503: Changing HDD and booting questions

Oookay. So after pressing F12 at boot time I have to use the _cursor_ keys to move the thin line that looked like an error symbol beneath the graphical symbols, I should have guessed that...

Sigh. I liked the old text approach better.

Anyway. I'm now booting from the CD and I'm installing windows on my new HDD, happy happy.

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Hi there!
I own a 5 years old Sat. 5100-201 which worked just fine until today.
Now I experiance problems with the graphic card as I guess, the screen is flickering and distorted and then I mosztly get a blue screen which tells that the graphic
card drivers is running into a loop.

I have a dual boot system, so I checked it on both win xp installations and it's the same problem on both, so it seems to be a real hardware prob.!
So I think I have a graphic card problem, but as far as I know, the chip is fixed on the motherboard and is not replacable, is that right?
Is there any workaround which I can do to make sure what the problem is?

Any help would be very much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite 5100-201 - screen is flickering and distorted

try it first with a different screen on the monitor connection on the back

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I have a bit of trouble with CDRW/DVD drive for Toshiba Sat 5100-503. It writes about 1 in 5 CDRs and only if I write < 400MB of data. I tried cleaning the lens - no help. Tried both Win XP writing software and NERO - no difference.
Do you know if I can replace the drive for a DVD rewriter? And if yes - what model?

Answer:Need suggestion about optical drive for Satellite 5100-503

Hi Piotr,

You can replace your CD re-writer with vurtually any DVD burner that is the same physical size, but you will need to make sure that the new burner has a similar configuration set-up to your current drive.

Typically the drive will be configured as Master, Slave or Cable Select (Csel), by the manufacturer and this must match the configuration of your current drive. One of the Nero tools will show you how the current drive is configured.

Unfortunately, most retailers do not show the configuration and with the slim-line drives there are no dip switches which you can use to change it.


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i have a Satellite 5100-201 und i bought a remote control original toshiba for the 5200-801. But it don?t work at my Notebook, have i to install a driver? or is it not compatible to my Notebook?

sorry for the bad english, i?m from Germany and try my best.


Answer:Remote Control working on Satellite 5100-201?


When you bought your Satellite notebook didn?t you get a remote control? If not then the unit is not prepared to use remote control. You can also check the user?s manuals.

As far as I know all units that have remote control have installed a small application called ?Controls?. Check in control panel if you can find something like that.


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I'm currently owner of a Toshiba Satellite 5100-603. The problem is the video card. But i can't find a new or second hand video card for this laptop anywhere.

Does anyone have any suggestions where to look for this card or perhaps has one spare or with the problem i described a few lines back (lines and flickering in your screen).

Answer:Satellite 5100-603: Where to find a new graphic card?

Try on eBay. There you can find many notebook parts. Google a little bit. For new parts is no problem to find them but second hand parts??

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I have a Toshiba S5100 201 which performed well and the very annoying problem with the Nvidia graphics driver. After much searching on the web, it would appear that a fix to the problem has not been found. If anyone has had better luck than me, please post a message.

When reporting the error to Microsoft an automatic replies states that there are no reported faults, therefore no solution. I searched the Toshiba website and they only have the original driver from 2002.

There are many posts concerning graphics problems with my particular model and several other Toshiba models but no word from Toshiba or Nvidia on the subject. This problem means that I have to shutdown and reboot many times, and often it just packs up without any notice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Toshiba and Nvidia are also included in this request.

Ps I have tried a couple of drivers and am currently using GeForce 4 440

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Answer:Nvidia graphics driver problem on my Satellite 5100

Hi John

Usually you should always use the Toshiba graphic driver because only these drivers are designed for the notebook usage. The NVIDIA graphic driver you can use on the desktop PC.
Well, I found on the Toshiba download site a display driver update version 28.46. I don?t know if you have tried it but please check it.
Furthermore you can also check other Toshiba notebooks with the same graphic card if there is a latest version of the graphic driver.

But I?m not 100% sure if it?s graphic driver problem. Did you check if the recover procedure can solve this issue? If not, well, I think you should check also this possibility.


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Hello out there,
this is a german calling...
I need an update for the graphic driver of a laptop toshiba satellite 5100-503, the nvidia geforce4 440 Go, which you cannot get on the nvidia site, where are no mobile systems to get.
My Laptop is quite slow. I just want to accelerate its performance.
Thanks outthere

Answer:Driver update for Satellite 5100-503 with NVIDIA geforce4 440 Go

This old notebook model is definitely not supported anymore and on Toshiba support page you cannot find any update. What you can do is to search around to find notebook with the same graphic card but maybe with newer driver and try to install it.

Can you please tell us why you need more graphic performance? For gaming?

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My Satellite 5100 notebook didn't work today. The whole system is crashed, and I cannot open any programme. I wanna recover my system, but my CD driver doesn't work, I cannot use recovery CD to run the system.

What should I do? Can I replace a new CD rom by myself? Is there other way to recover system without CD driver?

Thank you very much and I'm eager to hear from you.

Answer:Satellite 5100: CD driver doesn't work to recover the OS


Check this possibles!
As first please start the last function configuration and made a repair from the System.

Go this not use the recovery CD and made a repair from your System.

Please check the Toshiba Website for Driver updates. nes


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Hi, I hope that someone will help me out of this problem.

After unmounting the satellite top cover the lcd screen that doesn't turn on anymore but I guess the system works properly because I can hear the windows access "jingle". I think I reconnected all the cables (green and white connectors for the video card) but I'm not sure about the brown/white/black thin cables from the lcd panel. That's it

Answer:Satellite 5100 - LCD screen doesn't turn on anymore

Hi stefano88,

Why you have disassembled the LCD?

To be honest I don?t know what cables you mean have you also connected the FL inverter to LCD display? This is necessary because FL inverter controls the backlight of your display.

Can you post a picture of the cables that you mean?

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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.
When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.
Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.
Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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I have just replaced a dead main board of a satellite 5100-603 with a new main board which I could get from ebay (Toshiba System-Board FNZSY2 - Part-No. P000341750 A5A000160010). If I boot with a XP installation DVD it starts up but hangs with the message "unexpected error (536674392) in line 1768 in D:\xpspi\base\boot\set-up\arcdisp.c"

I realized that there are different bios versions for different satellite 5100 models. I think I have to flash the latest 5100-603 bios to solve this problem.
Is this correct? (booting with BART-PE from CD or BART-PE from harddisk triggers the same error msg text in a differnt look)

Answer:Mainboard replacement on Satellite 5100-603 - Is BIOS update necessary?


to get your mainboard to work you have to write the UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) on it.
As far as I know you can get the UUID write tool from a service partner of Toshiba.


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I'm experiencing trouble with video on a Satellite 5100/201. It seems that when I press on the left side above the graphics card or press a key on the keyboard on that side, the screen starts to be scrambled and vertical lines appear. At the end windows XP resets giving a critical error on the device and the video passes to 640x480. Same thing occurs when running Linux Suse 9.0.

My doubt is what is the cause: the graphics card corrupted or overheating due to the fan not as efficient as originally (my laptop is almost two years old. Did someone succed in finding the cause and resolved the problem, also with the Toshiba assistance?
Any help welcome.

Answer:Satellite 5100/201: trouble with video card or overheat?


i think the problem at your Notebook depends on the Fan.

A colleague on mine has an 5100-603 and had similar problems.

The Service Station changed the Fan.


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Satellite 5100-201
Lg GSA5120D -External DVD writer connected via Firewire

Windows XP SP2

Windows is instabil, frequently Bluescreen:
IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_Equal or other

by shutdown Windows always stopped (Halt)

Help me.

Answer:Satellite 5100-201 an LG GSA 5120D External (Firewire)DVD-writer

Hi Viktor,

on your Tools&Utilities Cd from Toshiba is a program called "Registry for IRQ Routing V1.0".

Perhaps a reinstall could solve the problem!

Bye chris

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I got this computer and unfortunatly I do not have access to the cd that came with the computer because my cousin lost them. I tried to install Windows XP Professional that I bought and when the first installation of Windows XP is about to begin i get this blue screen of death message: 0x0000007B (0xF7AFC63C,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

The Computer was working before but but it was extremly slow and the dvd-rom was not recognizable by windows. I tried all the known windows corrections related to missing cd-rom drives but nothing made it work. I can boot from the cd in windows boot cd. and i even updated then bios to 1.90 from 1.60.

Must I have the Toshiba installation CDs? There is no other way to install Windows XP Pro?? Must I use the Toshiba Recovery CD?

Answer:Satellite 5100-201 Problems Installing Windows XP (Blue Screen)


Before you start the installation you should to format the whole HDD or partition. Then you can install your OS with the original Microsoft Windows XP CD. After this action you can install the Toshiba drivers. All necessary drivers you can find on the Toshiba website.

Best regards

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Really enjoy my laptop for gaming and it seems to cope with most games, however graphics technology moves on.
I would like to update the nvidia graphics card on my satellite 5100-603. Can anyone recommend a suitable card to upgrade with (for laptop).

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Answer:Nvidia 440go graphics card upgrade on Satellite 5100-603

Hi Alison

Many users in this forum ask for the graphic card upgrades possibilities. I have to say you that the upgrade is not possible. The graphic card on the notebook is different as on the desktop pc. This is a little chip which is fixed on the mainboard.
Unfortunately it?s not possible.

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I have a Satellite 5100-501 which uses the NVIDIA GeForce 440 Go display adaptor.

Without changing any settings, the display stopped working about two weeks ago. Many other users have had the same problem (see, but nobody has yet been able to explain nor fix the problem. The best that can be done is to disable the driver, which means that the "suspend" function on the laptop no longer works, and leaves me with interference on the screen.

One theory is that a Windows Update has caused the problem. Reinstalling any number of drivers (including those recommended by NVIDIA and Toshiba) doesn't work.

This is a very irritating problem... can anyone help?


Answer:Satellite 5100 display adaptor suddenly malfunctions with NVIDIA GeForce

This seems to be a general problem with this line of Satellites.

Check this thread:

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my notebook enter to BIOS and say me "Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 4.1.03 Copyright (C) 1997-2002, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, chek cable
PXE-B0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready..."

and I started instal windows he say me "hard disk out of work...."

Help me please

Answer:HDD failed on Satellite 5100-603 - PXE-E61: Media test failure, chek cable


Sorry but I don't understand what kind of help you want. If the HDD is defective you must exchange it.
By the way, which notebook model do you have?

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Hi all

After I accidentally served some coke for my satellite 5100-503, it went totally dead. My bro managed to clean it up, and it started. But soon after that it turned itself of, and just gave this error message by flashing the front power led: 4x SHORT, 1x LONG, 3x SHORT

I managed to interpret that by the help of certain web site. It is a hex-code 10h, and means: "AC Adaptor output voltage is more than 16.5 V."

And here is what they recommend to do, if AC adapter is ok (and it is, I have checked):

After checking the connection, perform the following:
Check 1
Replace the AC adaptor with a new one. If the AC adaptor is still not functioning properly, perform Check 2.
Check 2
Use a multimeter to make sure that the F8800 fuse on the System board is not blown. If the fuse is not blown, go to Check 3. If the fuse is blown, go to Check 6.
Check 3
Use a multimeter to make sure that the F1000 fuse on the Battery board is not blown. If the fuse is not blown, go to Check 4. If the fuse is blown, replace the Battery board with a new one following the instructions in Chapter 4.
Check 4
Make sure that the Battery board cables are firmly connected to PJ8820 and PJ8821 on the System board and to PJ1000 and PJ1001 on the battery board. If they are connected firmly, go to Check 5.
Check 5
The Battery board or System board may be damaged. Replace it with a new one following the instructions in Chapter 4.

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Answer:Satellite 5100 - Error code: 4 short flasher, 1 long, 3 shorts

Thanks for you comment but I really wonder how did you find out what the error code means???
The Satellite 5100 was delivered with Toshiba BIOS!
Please note that different BIOS provide different error codes.
That means that the error code 10h means on Phoenix BIOS something different as on Toshiba BIOS!

I recommend contacting the ASP in your country and ask for the error code details.

PS: A friend of mine did the same. The glass of coke shakes out on the keyboard and the notebook went dead.
Bad news dude... the motherboard was replaced.

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...


Answer:Satellite A30 – Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?


What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I think it became infected with ad ware. I removed the ad ware with anti virus software, but now my laptop runs very slow. I'm trying to use my Toshiba recovery disk to erase everything and reboot the whole computer. when I put in the recovery disk in, it starts the process but then it says NTLDR is missing and wont complete the process.Is there anyone out there who knows what this means and could help me with this.

It's a A-100/A 105 model

Answer:Help reinstalling Toshiba software in Toshiba satellite?

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Missing Ethernet, Network, PCI Simple Communications, SM Bus and Universal controller drivers. This isn't my laptop, I'm just fixing it for a friend.

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

I don't know if I need more, but I tried downloading plenty of driver to no avail.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

Hi for what OS is this for. have you been to toshiba support page for the drivers? should install the chipset driver first.

get drivers from here.

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I've got Satellite 5100-603. There have been some dead pixels on display. I don't know is it really dead pixel problem or not because the black area seems to be behind the screen. When i move left and right sides, the black area moves left and right sides too (as if the black area is behind the screen pixels)! And i can tell that all pixels are working OK when i look from the right and left sides of the display (because the pixels that seems to be dead, changes at different looking angles).

Are there really dead pixels or is it some other problem?
Is there anything that i can do about it?

For info, i am using my laptop for 2,5 years and there is no warranty of course...

Thanks for any help..

Answer:Satellite 5100 - Question about dead pixels. Is it really dead pixel problem?


Due to your description it is not easy to give you a proper answer. On my old notebook I had two dead pixels and it was easy to see them at the boot up process. At the beginning you can see Toshiba welcome screen and dead pixels are usually green (background is black).

Sorry but there is nothing to do. You must live with it because exchanging the display is very expensive.

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My friend's in the market for a new computer; for various reasons, it looks like Toshiba will be the brand of choice.
(foremost among them being local-area service/support in Indonesia, where she'll be for 3+ years).
That said, the only Toshibas that we've been able to get some hands-on 'look and feel' sessions with were
the Satellites (i.e. the entry-level machines); they were... OK... the build quality felt... well, retail-ish =p
Anyone have experience with the next tier up, the Satellite Pro models?
Presumably the build quality is at least on par with the Satellites; any better? Appreciablly better, that is?
If simply on par, she may as well get a Satellite and take her chances...
Thanks in advance.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.Thanks!

Answer:Can a Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Be Installed On a Satellite A75?

It depends on the type and resolution of the screen...You may want to consult Toshiba Support regarding this question.

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Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A60 LCD Screen Installed On Satellite A75?

Nope, doesn't look like it.
The A75 has a 15.4" WXGA widescreen at 1,280 x 800
The A60 has a 15" XGA regular at 1024 x 768

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s301. Need to find out how many ram slots I have and to be able to put some in, but I cant figure out how to get to the damn motherboard.
Unscrewed about every screw I could find but nothing even seems to come close to bugding. Has about 3-4 slots which you can unscreen and look into but none for the ram.
Its like pandoras box
Anyone have any idea? I've never worked with a laptop before.

Answer:Cant take apart my Toshiba Satellite

This was posted somewhere on the forum not too long ago. Your laptop isn't listed, but maybe it will help.

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

Hi Gang

I have my neighbors Lap Top a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7469. She was in the middle of an e-mail and the screen froze up, she shut it down and turned it back on and now it will go through the Toshiba Intro, and goes to a blank screen. The cursor will still move so it is not froze up. I have tried the repair and it goes through that and says everything is ok, ha ha ha I tried to do a restore and it will not let me do that. It will not do anything in safe mod either. You click on safe mode and it goes to the blank screen and sits there. I have tried a recovery disk and that does not thing.

It acts like the boot sector is bad. and ideas.? She has a lot of pictures and bank stuff on the HD, so I don't want to lose that.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite

Hi Gang...Just remembered I also ran a Avira scan on it, no change. I also pulled the HD from it and used a cheater cable on it, and the HD runs and I seen all the info on it. All seems intact that way.


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We have a toshiba satellite L305-S5893. It was working fine and I used to the shut down option to restart the computer. After that it never restarted. It says toshiba innovation and then black screens. Eventually it says what operating system would you like to start and lists vista. After doing that it says a system32 file is corrupt or missing and cannot start windows. We do not have the windows starting disk and I cant get into safe mode. The only thing I can get into is the setup utility manager. Can I download this file somewhere or how else can I get to safe mode? I think its vista 32 but not positive.

Answer:Help with Toshiba Satellite

After other options are exhausted, if you find any, you can try to go back to factory specs. You will lose all your programs, etc, but you can reload them.

Here are instructions on how to try.
Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

Wish you good luck. Sorry about this incident.

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I sign in to my lap top which takes forever then I don't see any Dixon's loaded either so I cue up the task man. And it's blank also & tells me there are no programs e.g. running! I need some help guy's?

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hi my toshiba is freezing on me i have bin trying to put on the windows xp opperating system but its doesnt seem to finish but recently it froze wil formating the partition at 83% and now when i turn it on it wont go past the toshiba satellite main screen thone screen were you press f12 so you can get into the operating system disk and at the bottum of the laptop that little screen with the blue led has bin asking for the hdd password now i have tried everything i can think of if anyone has had this problem or nows how to fix it or even knws wat password to put in please i beg of you email me at [email protected] if you do know anything about how to fix this i thank you for replying

Answer:my toshiba satellite is asking for an hdd pas

sorry, looks like another stolen laptop with a bios password....I may be wrong.If it's not that, feel free to contact Toshiba, be sure you have all your ownership papers etc because you will need that to get them to help you.Better yet, contact the person you got it from and ask them for the password.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I c50 b 14d bios password, I need a master password you may terminate your password,thank you

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I sign in to my lap top which takes forever then I don't see any Dixon's loaded either so I cue up the task man. And it's blank also & tells me there are no programs e.g. running! I need some help guy's?

Answer:Need help for my Toshiba Satellite.

OK, I'll bite... what's a Dixon?
What is the make and model of this computer?
After it boots do you see your desktop?
When you open the task manager what tab are you looking in?  If it isn't Processes, open that tab.

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My Satallite A-200-1HU will not start... The DC-IN symbol flashes contstantly when i put the power cable in....

Can anybody tell me what is likely to be wrong?? - I have read somewhere that something may be fried??

Please let me know if you need more info.


Rhys ([email protected])

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A-200

It may be a problem with the battery which may be wrongly place or fried as you say. Remove it and check it.

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Question: Toshiba satellite

Hi all,

I am totally lost.Can't connect wifi. There are two routers. The first a model/dsl router second a linksys that is connected by cable.
Don't have a problem with other laptops so problem with this PC.
LAN connects no problem. on CMD - it always shoes media disconnected. It detects and connects to the network but no IP.

I am totally lost. Re-installed broadcom adapter. Any thoughts please?
Windows 7 Home premium.

Answer:Toshiba satellite

can we see the ipconfig /all - see below

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

Is your wireless security enabled - if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect - if it does - log back into the router and try the wireless security again

try a tcp/ip reset - see below

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your scre... Read more

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im using windows vista but since i have format my laptop it seems i cant get any wireless connection. i have tried with a cable and again theres no connection to the internet. windows Network Diagnostics refers that my computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured. but i have been using wireless before i format? Any help pleaseeee?

Answer:toshiba satellite A-300

Welcome to TSG.
You need to ensure you have the correct chipset and Wi-Fi driver installed. you should also check your WLAN AutoConfig service is set to Automatic and Started.


Configuring Services;

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

My log in PW was changed. I am locked out. Is it possible to bypass and get in without losing all files? Mainly pics. Running windows 7.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

Ask the person who changed the password.

From the Rules:
Bypassing Passwords (read more)
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.

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hey guys! well, a few weeks ago my laptop stopped working (The one in the title) I obviously was depressed because I have a lot of things on my laptop. The problem is that I get to the boot screen, where it allows me to go into safe mode, start windows normally etc etc. Then it will do the countdown 'til it starts windows normally. but, as soon as I hit Enter, or the countdown is done, it freezes on that screen. I tried editing my BIOs, maybe there is more I can do in there, not
completely sure. I blew into the vents and tried to blow out any dust. I opened some of the computer, and sprayed some aerosol to clear out any dust on w.e I did open. ( I couldn't figure out how to open the whole bottom/back of the computer ) I also tried using the recovery disc, but it is not recognizing the disc drive. By this, I mean that it is not loading anything from the disc drive. I also tried to install another operating system (Mandriva Linux, DSL, and Ubuntu Linux) All help will be appreciated,

P.S. If someone can help me with also opening the whole laptop that may help as well.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help

Hmm... from what I am reading I think this thread should be moved to the "Windows OS" Forums, so if it is supposed to be moved, I do request and admin/moderator move this thread.

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I have a Toshiba laptop satellite 5205-S503 and have installed a Toshiba WI-FI card. My broadband router is a D-Link 614+. I can't not get the laptop to see the router, although it does seem to know the desktop computer name. I'm kinda new at this WI-FI game. Toshiba wasn't much help although they did teach me how to turn on the laptop WI-FI switch.

Anybody got an idea of what I need to do to go wireless?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite WI-FI

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So my girlfriend bought this laptop probably three or four months ago. She uses a Verizon flash drive for her internet. All of a sudden her windows store won't open, none of the apps on her computer will open. the store says there is no internet connection but both browsers work fine. I've tried the ws.reset but it does nothing, the store just tries to load. I've messed with the proxy settings in IE even thou she user firefox. Any help is appreciated. Thought about just resetting it to factory settings and selling it!

Answer:Toshiba satellite help

Check if necessary services are enabled for windows store to work properly.
run->services.msc look for Windows Store Service. Also check DNS service.
Run windows troubleshoorter to check for any related issues.

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Question: Toshiba Satellite


I have just replaced the screen on my Toshiba Satellite U50D-A laptop myself as they as it was not covered under warranty.

Now when I power it on it comes up with PXE messages which indicate it is trying to boot from the LAN instead of the HDD.

HDD is the first boot device in the BIOS

Possibly the HDD was wiped when it was in for repair and therefore it cannot find a boot partition on it to boot from.

My initial questions are:

1. How can I tell if the HDD has a bootable partition on it?
2 How can I reload Windows 8 onto the HDD if I do not have a CD/DVD drive on the laptop?

Mant thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

make sure your HDD is detected on the BIOS if not try to press del or f2 to go into bios then select your HDD as primary HDD press f10 to save changes,,try if you can boot it.. if not then you will have to re install your operating system via bootable flash drive.

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This may seem like a dumb question, yet I am quite new to this PC world as am a bartender so I havent much use for a computer lately, but I am venturing back into college in hopes of changing my career path. I bought a Toshiba Satellite C75D.
As I put a DVD into the dvd slot, I soon later attempted to eject it, but I cannot seem to get it out. Does it hold 2 dvds???? How to play the dvd? or eject it? Its an adobe Elements software package, yet I cannot seem to load the instructions. UGH....Please kindly assist, or send a lonk I can follow.
Grateful to anyone with any guidance

Answer:Toshiba satellite C 75D DVD HELP

There is a button on the CD tray door. Just press it. You may need to restart the computer and then press the button when the computer starts so the computer isn't trying to read the disc. Or you can go to This PC and right click the CD/DVD drive and choose Eject. If all else fails there is a pin hole on the CD tray, push a straightened out paper clip into it to force open the tray.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135 notebook. It has four USB ports that all do the same thing. Anything I plug into them it just says "device not recognized". I have made sure its not a driver OR software issue. Tech support tells me I have an issue with my systemboard. I have also even tried flashing my bios to a new version and still the same problem. My question is this!

I recently bought a PCMCIA card with 4 extra USB ports on it but it has to be powered by ONE usb cable. Will this card work? Even tho my ports don't recognize should it power the expansion card I'm about to install? Any suggestions? This is a nice notebook and I just need some USB support before I junk it. Thanks.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite HELP!

Not sure what PCMCIA card your talking about the one I had worked because it had a separate power supply

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

I have a Toshiba Satelite l305d-s5900. I turn it on and it immediately goes to the toshiba leading innovation screen. It doesn't do anything if I press f2 or f12. I've tried pressing f8 while powering on as well as 0. It does nothing. I'm at a complete loss on what to do.
It makes no sound when trying any of the above or at start up. I took it apart earlier and there's nothing disconnected and no damaged wires that I can see. Ive also tried taking out my battery and turning on with just power supply because someone told me to try that, nothing. Please help!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

how old is it, when did this start, is there a cd/dvd in the tray? remove all usb stuff that plugged in..try unplugging and removing the battery and holding the power button for 10 seconds, then plug it in and put the battery back in and try it..

if the 0 (zero) key works you will lose all data!

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I wonder if anyone knows what kind of motherboard that is installed in the L10-108 computer?


Answer:Toshiba Satellite L10-108

Hi Martin

I don?t believe that it is possible to find this kind of information somewhere because this kind of information has Service partner. I found one site with lot of hardware parts for Toshiba notebooks. You can check it,Laptop,Parts.aspx

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Ok, I have been repairing and custom building computers since I was 13 I am now 21, and this

is just the strangest thing I have ever seen. I have a Toshiba Satellite P35-S6053 that I

received from a friend, he claimed that the only problem was that it wouldn't charge. I fixed

that problem real quick, he had it hooked up to a 12v 60W charger, this beast requires 19v

120w. So now I have the computer powering on, apparently when the computer stopped working

for him he was in the middle of a Windows XP upgrade, the disk was even still in the drive

when I got it. But the upgrade kept failing. I have tons of windows, Linux, and even osx86

disk's laying around, and this is where I started noticing problems. Ill just put them all in

list form.
1. Wont boot from a CD unless I remove the HDD(Boot priority is set wrong)

2. Wont let me enter bios setup(its like the F2 key doesn't work, I even tried a external


3. I CAN press F12 to enter boot list(but then it wont let me select anything, its like the

arrow keys then stop working)

4. I removed the HDD, booted windows setup, and reconnected the hdd as soon as it said "press

any key to boot from CD/DVD" I was able to navigate through the windows setup until I was

ready to install and it said "press enter to continue" it wouldn't let me press enter. BUT if

I press F3 to quit the setup I tells me to wait 30 Seconds OR press enter to restart now, and

at that point I can press enter ... Read more

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Question: Toshiba satellite

i cannot use my mouse and keyboard simultaneously i have found fixes on youtube but i do not have the options they portray. please help...

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The laptop only has sound when I run the Toshiba PC diagnostic Tool.

When I play anything from the internet or put a DVD or CD in there is no sound. The DVD plays and shows the movie, but no sound.

I have gone completely thru and made sure every sound control is turned on to maximum.

I have ran the trouble shooters.

I have gone onto Microsoft and ran all the fix its, tried querying the problem on the internet and tried everything I can find to try.

What am I doing wrong?

Drivers are updated.

Windows XP home edition

Realtek AC97

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P35

Since you say your drivers are updated I assume there are no yellow exclamation marks under sound in Device Manager. In Device Manager, right click your DVD and CD and select properties. Make sure that enable digital CD audio is checked.


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Hi, I joined today and thank anyone and everyone in advance for any help he/she can give me. Here is my first problem - with my laptop screen. A vertical red line on the right hand side of the screen suddenly appeared a few days back while I was online and will not go away. I tried changing the screen saver already. It's still under guarantee but I have no faith in the shop where I bought it (they told me to bring it back as it means serious screen problems) but as I'have just had some bad experiences when I returned other electronic equipment I'd like to check if anyone else has ever had this happen and what was the solution. Again, thank you!

Answer:toshiba satellite m60

test with vga out?

I had the same computer with the same problem, when i contacted toshiba support they gave me a local repair site and i brought it in, they tested it and replaced the screen in 2 days. The guy at the repair facility said all they did was to hook up an external monitor to verify it was indeed the screen and not the system and when they knew the problem was the screen they proceeded from there. If you have a vga monitor you can plug in and test it, if it is the screen it's one of the easiest fixes, so unless the shop you're dealing with is totally inept, or totally corrupt, it should be no problem

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

MY friend has a Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 laptop, the hard drive has died, I have found one online for him, but we have no recovery disk from Toshiba to install the OS on the new hard drive, question is where can I find one? If he has to buy Windows, he might as well buy a new laptop. Also how difficult is a hard drive installation in a laptop. I have done this in a desktop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

You might be able to order the Recovery discs from Toshiba for a small fee.

Most laptops now require the user to make their own discs when they purchase the system and the re is a recovery partition on the drive.

P.S. Windows is considerably cheaper then a new laptop. And you should have a Windows license number on the bottom of the laptop so the worse case scenrio is that you have to get a regular Windows CD, do an install and download all the drivers, but you'd lose some of the Toshiba pre-installed software.

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I've been given a Toshiba Satellite M70 Laptop.. I've been given this laptop because the internal screen isn't working.. so wanting some opinions.

The screen lights up, but doesn't display a picture - instead just random vertical & horizontal lines. I think its probably going to be the LCD panel, I've reseated the cable at both ends but didn't make a difference.

Just wondering what other people think.. I just don't want to order a replacement panel if someone thinks it might be the mainboard for example.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M70

Well, the first thing I would do is plug an external monitor to it and see what comes up. Toshibas have a diagnosis function that you can run if you hit F8 at startup. Choose the test and let see if it finds any problems with the onboard screen.


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I need to open my Toshiba A30 to get inside. I am experienced in Desktops but have never had a laptop open. The screws are all out, (or I think they are), what happens next? Does it prise apart? If so, I'm not holding my mouth right, Lol. Help appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A30

I know this is not an A30, but perhaps it will point you in the right direction ... (you might also find a screw located under keyboard, holding the DVD Drive in place) here

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