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Sound disappeared on Satellite Pro A200 running Win XP

Question: Sound disappeared on Satellite Pro A200 running Win XP

I have A200 with Windows XP SP2. Everything was OK for 7 month.
2 days ago my sound disappeared.

It seems that everything is OK with the drivers.. but there is NO default audio device in "Sound and Audio Device properties"
I need some advice what to do..


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Answer: Sound disappeared on Satellite Pro A200 running Win XP

Roll back the OS to earlier time using Systemrestore tool. I hope this will be easiest solution for you.
Please let me know if this works.

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Hi Guys

I recently bought a Satellite A 200 PSAE7. I got it downgraded to Win XP.

Everything worked perfectly until last night. I restarted the laptop and i had no sound. I tried to reinstall the Realtek sound drivers, it succeeds, ask for a restart but the sound is still not working. I tried everything, removing the drivers through add/remove programs, and device manager and then reinstalling it. When i restart it tells me "PCI device detected" after i installed the sound drivers. But the sound doesn't work.

Any advice?

Answer:Problem's with sound driver on Satellite A200 running Win XP SP3

The problem is that you have not installed the MS hotfixes which are really essential.
I?m speaking about the *KB888111 and KB835221* hotfixes.

You have to remove firstly the sound driver from the system.
Then you have to install both fixes.
After new reboot, reinstall the sound driver which can be found on the Toshiba driver page.

Best regards and good luck

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Hey Guys,

I`m having some issues with my Satellite A200-TJ9.
The DVD drive disappeared a while ago, did the remove upper/lower filters, and it worked for a while, but now it has disappeared again.
Tried to uninstall the drivers and reinstall, but the drive doesn't show up in device manager, or even in the startup setup menu.

The drive will still spin discs and act like it's working normally, but I have no way of accessing the drive.
Any ideas?


Answer:CD/DVD Drive is disappeared (TS-802A) on my Satellite A200-TJ9

hi garrick7,

is the drive recognised in bios?
if not drive might be gone.. or some electronics maybe faulty...

if it isnt recognised in bios the drive might be dead. > change it.

if it recognised correctly maybe there a software problem...
test it with a system-on-cd or try to boot from it...

but i dont think that this issue is software related....

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Hey guys!
Another question.

While I'm working on my computer I'm usually moving it accros my apartment, carry it vertically, while it's running, wheather it's rendering a video or converting it, playing music... Can this harm my HDD?

My brother has an older version of Tecra and I know that whenever we kick the table or the laptop there is a bublle on the screen saying that the HDD has been blocked due to movements in order to protect the hard disk. But such an info never proped to me.

Do I have any security of this on my HDD? Should I be worried?

Answer:Satellite A200-23Q - Can I carry it while it's running?

Its not a good idea moving the notebook while its running.

A HDD has delicate mechanical parts, so if the HDD receives shock while spinning, the heads can crash, and you can lose your data.

If you are very careful and handle it like eggs, and gently place it down on the desk, then it should be ok. But there is still a risk.

If you need to move the notebook often, you should consider buying a Solid State Disk (SSD). They are expensive at the moment, but they have absolutely no moving parts and are very durable.

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I have a Satellite A200-1GB and I'm trying to speed it up when playing games over the internet. I?m having a lot of trouble with it being so slow and I checked out what processes are running while playing. And there seems to be a lot just to name a few are all there ment to be running:


Answer:Satellite A200-1GB - what processes should be running


The simplest way to find out the meaning of these background processes is a usage of Google ;)

Just search for single processes and you will find more details:
For example:
*btdna.exe* - btdna.exe is the BitTorrent peer-to-peer content distribution network.
It looks like you are using BitTorrent. If you don?t need it -> disable it

Check it out.

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I have a toshiba a30 and all off a sudden my sound disappeared, drivers are intact and it says my sound card is working fine, the start up tune can be hear very faintly if the room is in total silence and you hold up your ear to it.

I recently restored my computer hoping this would fix the problem but unfortunately not....
can someone help me please?!

Answer:Satellite A30: sound disappeared - drivers & sound card is working fine

Hm, maybe you should try to turn the volume louder. Try this with the volumecontrol of Windows in the systemtray, with the control in the Mediaplayer or with the volumecontrol on your machine.
Try to connect a Hifi or at least headphones to your headphones connector, just to prove if your soundcard or your speakers are not faulty.
If the sound of your speaker is not the same like with your headphones than you have probably a hardware-failure which has to fixed by a technician or a servicepartner of Toshiba.


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I have a new Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 running Vista. I have a problem with the mains adapter and charging.
It will boot up and operate fine, and when switched off will charge the battery on mains fine. But when switched on, the machine automatically runs off battery, not mains, and does not charge.

This means that the battery runs down and eventually has to be charged again whilst off.
When the mains adapter is removed and reinserted, it initially will charge for maybe 30 seconds, then stops charging again and continues to run off battery.
At the same time, the blue indication light on the front of the machine lights up to indicate that the AC is connected and detected, and on the battery indicater on windows in states 'ac connected, battery not charging' - in other words it the ac works and is detected but the machine isnt using it to run power or charge unless switched off..

Can anyone offer a solution?


Answer:Satellite Pro A200 doesn't charge if running

That?s very strange and I presume this issue could be related to the hardware problem.
Either it?s a faulty battery or there is something wrong with the power supply electronic on the motherboard.
In my opinion there is only one way to find out what?s wrong? some diagnostic test are necessary.
Such test can be performed only by an ASP technician.
Therefore it?s really advisable to contact an ASP in your country for some checks.

This is a new notebook and the warranty should cover everything!

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Hi all,

please I need help with my laptop. For some weeks now I have been having problems with the sound on my computer.
When I play music or anything with sound, it works but no sound comes out of my computer.

I?ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling my sound card but I still no sound is coming out.

Answer:Re: No sound on my Satellite A200-1VG

Have you checked all sound settings?
Do you have same problem with headset?

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My notebook came with Windows Vista on and because I need specific programs to work with, which are not compatible with Vista yet, I needed to downgrade the operating system to Windows XP Pro with SP2.

After a long day trying to install in because of the problem with the drivers of the hard disks I finally made it but there is no sound..
I downloaded all the drivers from the Toshiba site, all the hotfixes for Windows (including UAA and Realtec High Audio Definition Drivers), but still I get a Code 10 error which informs me that The device cannot start.
I've got quite tired and confused trying to solve this problem, so I need all the help I can get..

Answer:No sound on Satellite A200-1JO

First of all I?ve got one question;
Did you update the BIOS to the XP version?
From my knowledge the BIOS must be updated on Sat A200 series if you want to use the XP OS.

Furthermore the both hotfixes KB888111 and KB835221 must be installed before sound driver installation!!
Then reboot the notebook and try to reinstall the sound driver again

Good luck

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Im trying to set up my Laptop through the TV so I can watch videos through my TV, I've got the display part alright using an S-Video cable but I don't know how to get the sound through the TV/Surround Sound System.

Can anyone give me a guide or help to doing this?


Merrry christmas and a happy new year

Answer:Satellite A200 - how to get sound on TV?

Very interesting thread about similar problem you can find under

Check what Miro wrote and what he uses to get audio and video signal transfer to external devices.
If you still have questions please let us know.

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I downgraded from Vista to XP and after that I have no sound, I installed sound drivers from official Toshiba driver's site and still nothing. Also tried this one:,739,1.html.

Anyone have some sollution to this problem?

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-1MI - no sound under WXP

I have exactly the same problem. Recently purchased a Sat Pro A200 PSAE7 and decided to Downgrade from Vista to XP Pro and now have no sound and no Wireless Lan. Have downloaded drivers from Tosh Site but still not working. Have searched everywhere. Starting to do my head in now.

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Hi all,

I am having problem on running recovery wizard on my A200 laptop (OS:Vista).

I receive an error - "error: 08-104B-0000 Partition creation failed". I tried all the solutions provide from FAQ or "How To" page. Like,,

I have a copy of recovery DVDs with me, but i just keep receive the above error.
Please kindly to provide any possible solution.

Thanks a lot.


Answer:Satellite A200 - error while running recovery wizard


Looks like something is going wrong with the partitions on the HDD.
I recommend using an MS Windows XP disk or another bootable disk and to format the HDD firstly!
After that you could use the recovery disk again in order to reinstall the OS on this notebook.


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Hi all!
I have an A200-1i7 and I had to install Windows 7 64bit.

for now i have just 2gb of ram but i'm going to increase up to 4. the reason why i installed a 64bit is that, in this manner, i will be able to use all the ram, instead of just 3gb of it.
of course, for now, i didn't expect a super-fast pc with just 2gb, but what i have is a SUPERSLOW one.
the main problem is that the ram usage easily goes up to 1,8/1,9 gb but even when it's at 1gb the pc is reeaally slow and the CPU usage is also always high.

is that normal? what i have to do is just to add more RAM? actually I don't think so, it seems there is a more important issue, and i think it's about drivers.

in fact, no WIN 7 64bit drivers are available on the Toshiba website, and all the stuff I found on the internet, eventually, didn't work. the result is that i have, for instance:

Intel 965 Chipset Family driver (23 September 2009)
Display generic Plug & Play 6.1.7600.16385 (21 June 2006)
BIOS v.1.20 (25 April 2007)
so the questions become:
- do you have any idea why my pc is so slow? (hardware issues should be excluded, because i have another partition with xp32bit and it goes perfectly)
- honestly, can I run a good system with this laptop and windows7 64bit?
- if yes, can you indicate me wich drivers should I install and where to find them?

thank you!

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Hello everyone.

I have purchased a satellite a200 laptop with the Vista Windows installed and since i can't downgrade them to XP i was wondering if you could tell me any reliable backup program that i can use in order to copy the entire disk in case of a format.

Note that i have already done twice format to my laptop.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:What backup applications can I use running Vista on Satellite A200


First of all you can easily downgrade the Satellite A200 to Windows XP.
You need a original Win XP CD and all compatible Toshiba XP drivers could be downloaded from the Toshiba European page.

I?ve got a similar model and I was able to install XP and to use both operating systems; Vista and XP.

I think you could also use a Symantec Norton Ghost to secure the HDD and to create some backups.


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The headphone do not mute the speakers when are connected to (Satellite A200-14 D). No sound in headphones.
Could you please help me?


Answer:Satellite A200 - no sound using headphone

try to reinstall the driver or update it!

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Hi Guys,

Was wondering if ye could offer me any advice, The sound is not working on my laptop. I have tried updating the driver, but no luck. I've done all the simple things like checking volume, basic settings etc etc, and I've tried to do a system restore, but the only restore point is from yesterday, (which I think may be another problem, but anyway) that's after the problem started, so it's no good.

Thanks for your help,


Answer:Sound is not working on my Satellite A200

What is the Model Number of your A200?

Do you have the preinstalled operating system installed or did you install a generic/different OS?

Do you see the sound card in Device Manager?

Do headphones work?

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Hey everybody,

I have Win XP installed on my Satellite Pro A200.
When I plug in the hdmi cable the video goes through to the tv but the sound still plays on laptop speakers.

I have tried changing the output of the sound to all the possible options but it just doesn't seem to work.

Any ideas?

Answer:No sound through HDMI on Satellite Pro A200


I had the same problem with my A300-1MC, I followed the suggestions on the Toshiba Knowledge base and that problem got resolved, why not give it a go?

Good luck


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I have Satellite A200. When I start my notebook the crackling sound comes from the hard disc.
Does anyone know something about this?


Answer:Satellite A200 - crackling sound comes from the HDD

In my opinion it?s nothing wrong with your HDD.
My HDD clicks everytime while accessing any data on the notebook and everything run ok since 3 years.

But this doesn?t mean that there is no hardware problem with your HDD. Generally it?s not easy to say when an HDD wound starts to malfunction. My first HDD died after 6 years of usage. But the other HDD died after 1.5 years. This damage was covered by warranty.

Finally I would recommend backup your data always on an external HDD to prevent the data from damage.


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After installing windows XP upgrade SP3 no sound!

I have alerdy installed realtek high definition audio.
In device manager yellow "?" mark is on Audio device on high definition audio bus, PCI-controller memory and multimedia controller.

Can somebody help with this issue ? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A200 (PSAE6E) no sound with XP SP3

SP# may have a compatibility problem with the original Sound Driver.

Have you tried updating the Sound Driver? Have a look on the Toshiba website in the support/downloads section.

If the driver version on the Drivers Website is identical to the driver currently installed, you may be able to use a Sound Driver from a newer model that also uses a Realtek Sound Device.

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My problem is that i need a sound driver for my Satellite A200 laptop (it seems the one i have doesn't work properly, i can listen to a track only one time, after that-no sounds at all.

How can i get sound driver for my laptop?

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite A200: Need sound driver


I don?t know what Sat A200 notebook model do you have exactly but as far as I know A200 models supports an Realtek sound chip.

Therefore you can get a newest Realtek HD audio driver from the Realtek page.


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I have a brand new A200-1M5 a bought it 10 days ago and 4days ago a started to hear wierd sound from the fan or cpu or may be hhd i don't know!!!

When windows stars i get continuos fan power. I mean like vooom, sound with air coming out.
Or not this sound but every while a voooom sound from the fan 1 sec and disappear 1-2min another sound!!

I also one wanted to turn on the pc it won't turn on!!!
There is light on the AC lamp but not on the battery!
I then took the battery off then put it in its place again and the pc started normally!!

Help me

p.c. my ram is 2mb

Answer:Satellite A200-1M5: Strange sound from FAN, COU or HDD

Hello Cezar

Issue as described you should clarify with your local dealer or Toshiba service directly. I have Satellite A200 too and my notebook is pretty quiet and described issue is not normal for me.

Sorry but to say for sure if there is something strange or not I should have the notebook in front of me. Second issue with battery is also strange and it is definitely the second reason for contacting ASP.

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I have a problem.
I have a Satellite A200-1c0.
The original OS is Win Vista but i change it whit Win XP profesional.

I have installed all the driver but it dosn't recognize my sound system.

It's telling me that i have no hardware installed.

What can i do?

Answer:Satellite A200-1C0 - No sound after XP installation

Hi dude

Did you already search here in the forum?
I presume you didn?t!

This forum is a really large database and contains many threads about the same themes.

SO your issue was discussed 10 000 times here.

Check this one:


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Hi All

I lost the sound of my Satellite A200-27R Laptop. I checked with a computer engineer.
He confirm me the problem is from the hardware and it probably from the chipset.

So how such a problem might occur just three months after I bought?
Now he told me to buy new chipset and change the former.

So can I get any help?
Please send me if possible your help through my e-mail address [email protected] I live in East Africa Ethiopia.

Thank you in advance for all your co-operation.

Answer:Lost sound on Satellite A200-27R

Try this:

1) Reset the BIOS to its default settings
2) Update the BIOS to the latest version
3) Look in Device Manager for problems with the Sound Driver, is the Sound Device visible?
4) Backup your data and run Recovery (hold down 0 [Zero] during power-on)

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I got a toshiba Satellite A200-22C with Realtek HD with driver, DirectX 9.0c and codec ALC268.
I have nice sound in my speakers, but when I conect my headphones, the sound does not go through them.
The headphones work OK in other PCs.

Can you help me?

Answer:No sound in my headphones on Satellite A200-22C


What OS are you using or what do you have installed?

Do you still use the Vista?
If yes, access the control panel and go to the Realtek HD audio Manager.

The first tab ?Speakers? provides a option on the right. There you should see a ?yellow folder?.
Please click on it and check if the option was NOT marked.

Then connect the headphones. Please ensure that you are using the right jack!!
After the headphone was connected the green jack should highlights.

This means that your headphones were recognized properly.

Please check this!

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I have this problem which is driving me crazy .... I bought an external monitor for my Toshiba Satellite A200-1s9 laptop but the problem with it is that the image, on the external monitor, is shaking. I tried another monitor, the same, another cable, same problem; the only way how to stop it is to unplug the AC from the laptop.

I also tried to move the monitor further from the laptop but nothing.
I can making stop shaking so hard only if I switch to the AC profile from FULL POWER to Save power ... but even with this the image is still shaking a bit.

So basically there is a magnetic field around there, probably in the laptop, which is making my image shaking like crazy ... does anybody know how to stop it?

Answer:Shaking image on external monitor when Satellite A200 is running on AC


I don't think that this has to do something with magnetic fields.

Cause it is related to the power consumption of the computer, it seems that there is a problem with the AC-Adaptor.
If it has to deliver much 'juice', it's condensators to keep the voltage absolutely stable are perhaps too weak.
Such instabilities ( which have the 50 Hz frequency of the power supply ) can disturb the signal to the monitor.

A solution for that ? ..if you know how to solder some fat condensators somehow in between...

It's a grounding problem
I never heard from such problems with LCD-Monitors (VGA out??). Mostly this is the case when you you use analog video out,
leading to no color on the TV.
Do you have an annoying buzzing when you connect audio out to an amplifier ? That would be a sign for that.
I had such a problem and solved it by plugging my laptop on AC on another circuit in the house than my audio devices
So experiment with that.
First: disconnect all other stuff ( printer, sticks, antennas, everything ) These are nasty problems with lots of possible interferences.

Let me know!

Greets Matz

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i bought a 2nd hand A200.
I formatted directly and installed Vista home premium.
After all driver installations, i detect that the USB ports on the right side dont work :(

There is no chipset driver for Vista. But only for XP.
I installed for testing the XP chipsaet drivers in Vista, but the same problem is still there.

Please, anybody the same problem?

Answer:USB ports dont work running Vista on Satellite A200


What A200 model do you have exactly?

If you need a chipset driver for the Intel chipset you could download it also from the Intel page directly. This shouldn?t be a problem?

At the other hand it would be interesting to know if the USB ports at the right do not work with all external USB devices.
Did you try to connect a USB mouse to all these ports???

Sometimes one easy tricky solves such annoying issues.
- disconnect all USB devices
- access the device manager
- remove all USB Host controllers and USB Root hubs from the device list
- reboot the notebook; wait till all devices would be installed
- connect the USB device again

In my cases this procedure helped many times.

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I have a problem with my Toshiba.

2 days ago I installed a new Bios driver on the computer. Since that day, a notebook is running much slower then normal. I don't know what to do???
I wish to get previous Bios driver but I am not sure how to do it, and I don?t wont to make bigger problem than I have now.

I chose good driver for my "machine" , Vista 32 bit (
Can you help me???

I have also one more problem. My cd/dvd drive is not reading cd disk.
Is it possible that the problem is in Vista??? Because few months ago I had similar problem with cd/dvd drive. That day someone one the internet forum advice me to change something in (I am not sure) registry file.

This was a good solution because the problem disappear and everything was working correctly up to this month.

Thanks for every help,
I hope so that you understand my english :)
Have a good day

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 psea6 is running slow after BIOS update


At this time the Toshiba European driver page provides a Vista 32bit BIOS version 2.50.
Be sure that your BIOS was update to 2.50. You can check this in BIOS settings.

Furthermore I would also recommend setting the BIOS to default settings.
This can be done in the BIOS itself.

But generally it?s not easy t say why your notebook is slower. To be honest I don?t understand what you mean by ?running much slower then normal?
Does the notebook boot slower? Or what?s a problem exactly?

So now some hints regarding you CD/DVD drives issue;
Yes, sometimes the Windows sets some filter values in registry and this could affect the CD/DVD drive functionality.

Check this thread:

There you can find the solution.
And here is link to the useful program which deletes such values from registry
[CD / DVD drive missing from 'My Computer' (Windows Explorer)| 82xml]


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Programs stop responding and the machine goes into a mode of continuously writing to the HDD. Will do this for several minutes then stops. Programs then work properly again. The machine is doing this every couple of minutes. ie good for 2 minutes or so, then locaked up for 5 to 6 minutes

Programs running at the time are only Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer and CA Vet Antivirus scan

The machine has the latest BIOS Vista loaded after the problem started.
Have also updated the following drivers.... Intel Chipset, Intel Robson Turbo Memory, Nvidia Display, all after the problem occured and the problem still exists.

On a couple of occasions the computer has crashed totally with a blue screen message, error codes recovered on startup as follows:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: Bluescreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional Information About the Problem:
BCCode : f4
BCP1: 00000003
BCP2: 881C94C0
BCP3: 881C962C
BCP4: 82A3BD50
PS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Answer:Satellite A200 running Windows 7 jumps in and out of a HDD write loop

Hi Bagsy,

Have you noticed this problem on Windows 7 only or with other Windows versions too? What happens if you run preinstalled OS from Toshiba, do you see this BSOD too?

Bluescreens are often related to drivers, RAM or HDD. Due this continuously writing to the HDD I would suggest to check it using Drive Fitness Test. This is a freeware diagnostic tool for the HDD that you can download here:

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I have since a week a Toshiba Notebook, the Satellite A200-19i. The Notebook is very loud in my opinion. One cooler is running permanently and the other one running sometimes. Or is this noisy thing not a cooler?

Please help me and sorry for my bad english. I am from Germany.


Answer:Satellite A200-19I is pretty loud - cooler is running permanently

What do you mean with ?very loud?? Did you compare this notebook with another similar one which supports the same hardware configuration like the A200-19i?

Do you run any applications while the one of the cooling modules is running?
Please don?t forget that the graphic card and the CPU must be cooled properly.
All this parts produce a lot of warmness and this warmness must be circulated!

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My new Satellite boots up OK and takes me to the login screen fine. When I select myself to log in, I get a normal screen as though it is going through to my home page and then after a few seconds the screen goes black, with just the white arrow cursor showing.

To get out of this I go <alt><ctrl><del>, switch user to another user and then repeat to get back to me as a user. From then on it works OK although it rapidly goes through a black screen when I switch users again.

Any clues as to what's happening and how to fix it?

Answer:Black Screen On Login on Satellite A200 running Vista

Did you install and configured the Toshiba image yourself?

This is a very uncommon issue because there should be only one configured user (you).
I think you should insert the Recovery CD and should recover the notebook to check if the same happens on fresh installed OS.

Best regards

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Hello! I have a problem!
My laptop: A200-1FJ.

I reinstalled vista to xp (in vista sounds worked).
I installed driver sound. I downloaded it from toshiba europen sites.

After this operation i don't have sound in my laptop.
Even in manager of devices sound card isn't appeared.

Can you help me!

Answer:No Sound after installation of XP drivers on Satellite A200-1Fj

You have to update the Windows XP.
Install the Microsoft patches from the MS website to get the sound on XP
Patch 1: KB835221
Patch 2: KB88811

Additionally you could download the newest Realtek sound driver from the Realtek page


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My toshiba sound wheel has no limit. Normally it should have a limit for maximum and minimum power right? Mine just run free, is it normal?

Btw, with that behaviour, when I want to power up/down the sound it has a delay quite annoying... does yours have it too?

Thanks. ;)

Answer:Satellite A200-221 sound wheel has no limit

It is normal on new notebook models. I have an older Satellite and there is end on max or minimum level. On newer A200/A210/P200/P200D there is no limit.
The same situation is on my new Satellite P200D. I like it with limits but there is nothing to do.

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Hi, i need the sound drivers for windows XP.
I have searched in the web page of toshiba but the sound drivers don't work. After install this drivers appear this message when i open a sound:
" Controlador de DirectSound incorrecto. Instale los controladores correctos o seleccione otro dispositivo en la configuracion. Codigo de error: 88780078"

Please, I need the REAL drivers for XP ...

Also i would like download the DVD for recovery XP on Satellite Pro, thanks.

Answer:Need Windows XP sound driver for Satellite Pro A200

First of all it?s important to know which model you exactly have -> PSAE1, PSAE4 or PSAE7

After that I would perhaps give you some hint if you downloaded the wrong driver or if drivers are actually available for your machine type.

Regarding the Recovery DVD: It?s not available for download because Toshiba does not serve these images on some servers or wherever.
If you want a Recovery media, please contact an authorized service partner and ask them for a recovery DVD/CD.


P.S.: Would appreciate some feedback from your side, maybe we can solve your problem.


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I installed the XP+SP2 On a satelite A200 with success.I downloade all the drivers from the official site but altough I installed the drivers for the sound card,the system doesn't recognize any sound card,no speakers indication at the task bar.Also I installed the driver for the modem but under the control/panel/modems there isn't any modem.

Answer:Sound Driver Problems with Satellite A200

Hi there,

Have you installed the drivers in the exact order? You can find instructions on how to do this, on the official drivers download page.
For the sound driver issue, it is important that you first install the microsoft KB Fix, included with this driver. Then it should not be a problem to install both devices sound card and modem.

Good luck,


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I`ve installed Win XP and all drivers form the Toshiba Homepage, but the sound driver doesn`t work. I found out that two PCI Drivers are missing. Where can i find them?

THX Chris

Answer:Need PCI Driver for Satellite A200 (PSAE6E) - No sound


Just a question: have you installed two important patches before sound driver installation? The patches are: KB888111 and KB835221.

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Hey Guys.

I have just bought this computer from a mate, and I have decided to install Windows 7 on the machine. Everything seemed to work brilliant, until I wanted to try and play some sound. There is no sound what so ever on the laptop, all the sliders are at max, I have tried pushing FN+ESC whit no difference. I have tried reinstalling and updating soundcard driver, no luck either.
I found a "soloution" which said I should install Value Added package, and then run an app, which should unmute the PC, no luck there either..

So I am starting to run out of ideas?

So I am hopeing one of you clever guys in here has a soloution.
If you need any info from the computer, just ask for them and i will reply whit them as soon as possible.

Big thanks in advance

Kim Jensen

Answer:Satellite A200-20H - No sound after Windows 7 installation

Hi Chillos,

If you read this article you can download a tool to unmute the sound:

If it doesn?t work it would be interesting to know if you can hear sound from external speakers or headset for example.
Check this!!!

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Hi all,
Firstly, I accidentally deleted the built in microphone from the recording devices list on Sat A200 laptop. Any ideas as to how I can restore it?

Secondly, I often play audio files from laptop through an external loudspeaker using the spdif socket on the front of the machine. I have noticed, particularly when laptop is running off battery, that the if playback is stopped for a moment and then restarted the sound takes a moment or two to come through.
Does the internal sound card have some kind of power saving ability (turns itself off during periods of non-use) and if so is there anyway to disable this function and keep the audio output live at all times.



Answer:Two sound related queries on Satellite A200

Hi Ross

Try to use system restore tool. I just hope that on this way you will be able to use mic again.
To be honest this sound card ?power saving ability? is not known to me.

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I have a problem with sound, actually it disappeared suddenly and I dont know why. It was working correctly, and i put headphones in my notebook, and in this moment it stopped.

The only sound that I can hear is by headphones, but it is not clear, there are some distortions.
I reinstalled sound drivers and now I have no idea what more I can do.

Maybe someone could help me?

I would be really grateful :)

best regards,


ps. sorry for my english

Answer:Sound does not work under Vista on Satellite A200


sounds really weird. Maybe the jack-in is damaged or something. You have to know that there is some little switch in the jack-in, which controls whenever you plug in some earphones, the machine deactivates the installed speakers, so you can only hear sound from your earphones.

In your case I would plug the earphones in the machine and try to move the plug A LITTLE BIT, maybe the switch works then again.

Otherwise I would suggest you to send your machine to the nearest available servicepartner in your country and let them perform some hardware checkup or repair.
Here?s a link to an ASP locator where you can find the nearest one: 000000871


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i have purchased a new Satellite A200-1M5 1 week ago, but i have noticed a sound coming from the harddisk which is not regular, everytime the harddisk is being in use, there is a sound coming from it. It's weird, i had previous Satellite notebooks and never faced that.
is this normal in this series of Satellite ? or could my hard disk be damaged ? although it is working fine till now.

if anyone have any idea about this, please let me know it.

Appreciate it.


Answer:Satellite A200-1M5: Sound coming from the HDD which is not regular

> Every time the hard disk is being in use, there is a sound coming from it. It's weird
That?s a normal behaviour that the HDD makes some sound while working.
On some HDDs the sound is louder and some HDDs are quieter.

My notebook was delivered with a 100GB HDD and I have noticed that this HDD works louder as the previous 40GB HDD.

I don?t think that there could be something wrong with your HDD. It?s new.
So in my opinion you shouldn?t be worried.

?and if the HDD will die your warranty should cover the replacement ;)

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recently I used the headphones out on my laptop for the first time, and after that the speakers stopped working, the sound is routed through the headphones out all the time, although the realtek software properly indicates whether the headphones are connected or not.

In addition the sound in the headphones is a very poor quality, there is a instant buzz and the sound level can be very easy overdriven.
Is there any hope that this is a software issue , or do I have to contact the Toshiba service?

Answer:Sound comes only trough headphones on Satellite A200

Hi mate,

the standard troubleshooting procedure is like following:

- set all BIOS settings to default
- remove recently installed software which eventually could cause such an error
- download the sound driver, remove the old driver and reinstall the sound driver with the downloaded version
- shouldn?t this help then recover your machine (backup your important data first)

The last resort would be to contact an local authorized service partner from toshiba and ask them for help. :)

If you need some link to find the nearest one the check the following link:


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The problen is: I connect notebook (A200) to LCD TV (Philips) by HDMI. The video is OK, but sound stay on notebook not in LCD TV.

May be the problem is HDMI 1.2 does not support sound and video together? Only 1.3?

Sorry for my English

Answer:No sound on LCD TV when Satellite A200 is connected via HDMI

Sound should work with every HDMI cable as far as I know. Have two of them, one with HDMI 1.3 and another one, which I don't even know, but I guess not the 1.3 standard, as it was pretty cheap.

To enable sound via HDMI you will have to go to control panel - sound. There select the digial output device as standard. Make sure you have closed the media player or any program which has sound output before. Then start player again and sound should now be heard through TV.

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Satellite A200-1bp speaker sound scratched

What can i do?

Answer:Satellite A200-1bp speaker sound scratched

Test it with headphones and let us know if the problem persists. I do not know if you are writing about hardware problem but try to install latest sound driver from Toshiba support page.

Sorry but problem description is not serious and please do not expect any serious solution.

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I have a problem concerning my sound driver ( I use windows XP) . I installed all the xp drivers and it still doesn't work.
Can anyone tell me where to get a working driver ?

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1MY: XP sound driver does not work

I hope you use WXP SP2. Anyway check please this thread. Try to use instruction given by Eldorado.

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Like in the subject I have problem with my sound card - it simply doesn't work under Win Xp (under Vista all worked).

In Device Meneger I have two 'question marks':
- PCI Memory Controller\
- Unkown Device
I assume that Unknown Device is my sound card, but still can't make it work :/

I've already upgrade bios and install some Realtek Drivers from toshiba page.

Really need help.


Answer:Satellite A200-1M7: sound does not work after downgrade to XP


No sound after installation of XP OS. What to say dude? I looked here in the forum for similar threads and it seems that this is a common issue.

But don?t worry; I think I have found the key ;)
After installation of win XP you have to update it to latest state. Install all patches and hot fixes provided by Microsoft. You should use the MS update website. The tool on this page checks the system and chooses all necessary updates!

Very important are the patches; KB888111 and KB835221
These hot fixes must be installed before installation of sound card driver.

The Realtek sound card driver can be downloaded from the Toshiba page or from the official Relatek website.

By the way; it?s very important to install the drivers in the right order. On the Toshiba page you will find the installation instruction. So please follow the guide lines mentioned in this doc.


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I have Toshiba A200-24A PSAE3E

It came with pre-installed Windows Vista

I have Windows XP; I formatted the Notebook and installed WinXP Pro SP2

The problem is that it does not recognize

The Sound and the Bluetooth

I already downloaded all the drivers for WinXP from Toshiba website and all other drivers are working fine except these 2 drivers.

What do you think the problem?
Is there any thing missing (pre-request) I did not install or should I use new driver?

Hope that you can help me

Highly appreciate


Answer:Satellite A200-24A: After XP installation sound and BT don't work


I?m asking myself if you have searched in this forum for similar themes.
I don?t think so?.

However?. Here is a little instruction.

First step:
BIOS update -> you need the Windows XP BIOS version if you want to un the XP on this Vista notebook

Second step:
Install the XP hotfixes KB888111 and KB835221 firstly. Then reboot the notebook and then install the sound driver in the device manager.

For details check this thread:

Last step:
BT driver installation? the BT driver can be found on the Toshiba European driver page or here on the Toshiba BT portal page!


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after my Sat A200 laptop updated Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86 and
Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista the speakers and headphones have stopped working.

When you go to the speaker icon on the taskbar it says "NO AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE INSTALLED"

I'm confused.

Can anybody help pleeeeeeeease.


Answer:Satellite A200: No sound after SP1 and NET Framework update


I think you should simply access the device manager and should remove (uninstall) the sound driver.
Then go to the Toshiba European page, choose your notebook model, download the sound driver and unzip the package.
Then reboot the notebook.

After the Win OS has booted up, the new device (sound card) should be recognized and the OS would ask for the driver.
Now you should point to the driver package which you have downloaded from the page and should reinstall the driver.

Check it out!

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Here is my problem with my A200-1AE (PSAECE) Notebook:
I downloaded the latest BIOS update from the Toshiba download drivers library to install Win XP since finally the drivers are realized. (Note the update clearly stated to run ONLY if you want to install XP on you NB).

So I unzipped the file and after hitting the .exe file it started updating the BIOS on its own without me giving the liberty to do so. Half way the N/B froze for about 20 minutes and as I didn?t know what else to do so I reset it.

Result? The NB does NOT boot. I press the power button, the Hard Drive icon flashes 2-3 times as well as the DVD drive, I get a blank screen and the power cord & power button icons constantly on. I removed the battery and the power cord for 48 hours hoping it will reset the BIOS on its own to no avail.

The BIOS battery is under the touchpad which means I have to disassemble the whole laptop and I am not ready to do so. I don?t know if on the motherboard there are BIOS reset jumpers and I need someone?s help as to what I should do. I am starting to think that things where MUCH easier back to when I just had a desktop PC.

THERE must be something I can do other that taking it to the service center and pay half the value of the laptop in repairs.... PLS HELP I?m desperate....

Answer:Blank screen & no booting after running BIOS update on Satellite A200-1AE

Hi there,

first of all: a notebook is not a desktop and such mobile computer does not have jumpers like a deskop computer. They surely have something to delete the BIOS but I am not so sure IF resetting the BIOS could help you.

I guess you will have to send your machine to a service center for repair because in such cases you will have no other option. Do you have still warranty on this machine?


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After restoring my system with the Toshiba recovery-dvd, thes system (Windows-Vista Home 32-bit) no longer recognises the soundchip. It is neiter shown in the hardware-manager nor is it possible to select the audio icon. The taskbar shows an loudspeaker icon with a red and white cross on the right bottom.

After my first reboot an error message was displayed, saying that the driver for my Intel GMA 965 chipset would not be compatible with the current windows version. I tried to update the driver by downloading it from the intel-website, but the installation process is stoped by the system, because the driver is not approved by Toshiba.

Is this a known issue?


Answer:Satellite A200-1TJ - no sound device recognised by Vista

The Toshiba Recovery disc should install all the required drivers, sound should work instantly.

Either you have the wrong recovery disc, or there is a hardware problem with the laptop.

Where did you get the Recovery Disc?

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I have a A200-1JS (PSAE6) with a HD DVD player and HDMI.
I connect my A200 to a LCD with a HDMI cable and everything its ok. Good image and sound.

BUT, when i want to see a movie (not using the HD DVD player) with surround sound (5.1) the only thing i get its stereo coming out from the HDMI.
I went to control panel, realtek opcion and in the hdmi output and i only can choose stereo.

So, my question is: its possible to get more audio channels (5.1) from the HDMI cable and if so, what i have to do to play a movie with surround via HDMI?

best regards


Answer:Satellite A200-1JS PSAE6: Only stereo sound using HDMI - why?


As far as I know it is not possible. HDMI cable offers best video/audio signal transfer to your TV and you can enjoy watching movies in best quality.

For 5.1 sound you need optical audio output port and, according notebook specification, such port is not available.

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The problem that I&rsquo;ve encounter is quite tricky and apparently with no solution (haven't formatted the drive yet).
Each time I open the Vista (home edition X32) on my Satellite A200-14D, things go as usual. I hear the sound. But when I try to adjust the volume with the button volume, it blocks: sometimes all taskbar, sometimes the computer (although the mouse moves and it responds to ctr-alt-del).

In the second situation I can access and the internet, for example, with the special button, but what do you know - can't type anything. When only the taskbar is blocking, I can use explorer or internet, but if I minimize a window there's nothing left to do. If when it's completely blocked I enter the task manager, it's not working. A solution is to Log out, and when I reenter is as it was before, but with the same risk.

What I&rsquo;ve tried:
- I&rsquo;ve uninstalled the Realtek drivers, updated them with the latest version - the same
- I&rsquo;ve erased the remaining drivers used by the device and reinstalled with new drivers - the same
- I&rsquo;ve scanned for viruses, nothing
- I&rsquo;ve done all the updates for windows etc.

When I disable the device, it's all well.
A fact is that I can control the sound, from control panel sound mixer and I can hear it and when the computer is blocked, so there is a software problem.
I've seen that in some cases, when I disable the sound, it appears the blue screen. It says that a proble... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200-14D: Volume sound control blocks


Did you notice all this issues at first day after notebook purchase?

Several times ago I have worked on the A200 and I really didn?t notice such issues.

So maybe you should check if the same will happen after OS restoring. Try to use the Recovery CD and set the notebook back to the factory settings.

This is necessary to find out if it a software or hardware problem. If it?s a hardware problem you will have to contact the ASP in your country for the check.

But if it?s a software issue caused due to the bad influence of the 3rd party software then the new recovery procedure should help to sort it out.

Best regards

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First, my laptop became very slow when loading vista after 1 week form buying it.

Second, sometimes when i put the sleep mode an wake up the laptop, there is no sound and a red circle appear above the speaker icon in the task bar and when i go to control panel >> Sound it tells me that NO sound drive were installed and when restarting the laptop the problem resolved ??

Third, after 3 week form buying the computer also The dvd-cd player has the same problem like the sound and when you open my computer NO cd\dvd drive icon appears and when i put cd or dvd it doesn't work or run and it happens all the time even if restarted the laptop.

Since that time im able to watch movies or work.

I'm destroyed and I don't know what to do !!
(sorry for my bad english but i hope you understand the problems

Answer:Satellite A200-19L: No sound after hibernation & CD/DVD drive does not work

Hi Osama

I think I can help you. The issues which appear on your notebook are not serious and only software or registry related.

Regarding your sound problem:
Please check this Microsoft document about;

the MS update must be downloaded and installed ;)

Regarding the missing CD/DVD drive;
I think you should try to remove the drive from device manager and should reboot the notebook. Then the OS should recognize the ODD again.
Secondly you should access the registry editor and should remove the upper Filter and lower Filter from the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Recommend to check:

best regards and I hope I could help you

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How can I turn off the external sound controll in front of laptop - the wheel? It does not work, sound volume is permanently muted.

OS: MS Windows XP


Answer:How can I turn off sound controll whele on the Satellite A200

First of all please post always your notebook name because people don?t know how to help you if you don?t say anything about your notebook series!!!

However? if the sound does not appear and you cannot hear anything, then check in your device manager if the sound card driver was installed correctly.
Furthermore in the control panel -> sound and audio devices you can check if the single options like ?mute? is disabled and other volume controls are set to a higher level!!

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Hi Guys,

Please tell me from where i can get the sound and modem driver for A200-1M8 (PSAE6E). Please let me know the exact website.

Waiting for your reply,


Waqas Yousuf.

Answer:Where can I get the sound and modem driver for Satellite A200-1M8 (PSAE6E)

This Toshiba driver website provides everything want you want and what you need ;)

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Hello. Sorry for my english.

I have problem when I have started some player (winamp or movie player or some game with sound) and I want to change sound from loudspeaker to headphones by connect them to headphones socket. The sound is still on loudspeaker.

Then I have to just restart this player or game and then sound is switched-over to headphones.

So sum-up: When I want to listen to sound from some player I have to connect headphones first and then start player in reverse order the sound is not switched-over to headphones line.

In other notebooks with Vista I have check this problem is not occur.
Have you some suggestion?

Answer:Satellite A200-1AE: sound comes from loudspeakers when headphones are connected

Hello Pawel

I have Satellite A200 too preinstalled with recovery DVD. I was very curious and I have tested it on my notebook. In my case everything was OK. By headphones usage notebook speakers are automatically OFF. Removing headphones speakers work again.

I am really confused and it is really not easy to say what is wrong there. As far as I know in headphones socket there is small switcher and by headphones usage this switched should disable notebook speakers. All you can do is to check if this happen after clean OS installation, maybe BIOS update or to install latest sound driver.

Sorry but I do not see other possibilities there. If nothing helps maybe you should contact service in your country. I can really not imagine that this small switcher can be defective but service only can make a check.

Bye and good luck!

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have new satellite a200 14d vith Vista Home Premium, and there are two annoying problems:

1. Very often, but not everytime, when i close the lid to put computer to sleep - after i open (wake) it again, the icon in the tray shows me, that there is "no sound device connected" (red cross over the speaker) and so the laptop is totaly mute - no sound possible from it (except unexpectedly and suprisigly loud "grinding" of the hard disc, hehe - grrrrr...).
Sometimes it helps just to close and open the lid again, but most of the cases i had to restart the computer.
Of course, i downloaded the latest realtek sound driver from this site, but doesn't help.

2. Also very often my network freezes. I temporarely use the UMTS connection over mobile phone - via bluetooth; It just somehow stops working itself; If i click the "dial-up" shortcut icon nothing happens, also if i right-click the network icon in the tray - nothing, and if i go to control panel - network&sharing the computer freezes totaly, so that i have to switch it off by longpushing the switch button.

Who can help? Thanks!

Message was edited by: momus

Answer:No sound after sleep & network issue on Satellite A200-14D

Nobody knows the troubles i've seen...?

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Three weeks back I purchased Satellite A200-1H2 laptop.

I got the Windows vista with my new laptop.

1. When am doing online voice chat(yahoo chat or Just VOIP) , receiver is not able to hear my voice but am able to listen his/her voice clearly.
My sound cards versions are:
Realtek high definition audio, version:
High definition Audio Device, version: 6.0.6000.16386

I checked sound drivers, my speakers and sound settings. every thing is fine. Even though problem still exist.

2. I installed Norton Anti virus in my machine which came with new laptop, even though one virus settled in my machine, its typing messge automatically in between my messages.
But whenever I run anti virus, am getting a message like one cookie must be resolved, even after fixing that cookie also in next virus scan am getting same cookie again.

I deleted cookie from IE->Tools->options. But It's not solved the problem.

Could any body help me on these above problems?

Answer:Satellite A200-1H2 - Virus and Sound driver problem


Googling around I have found many postings about sound problems using Yahoo under Vista. Have you checked what other people write about this? Yahoo is not my favorite messenger but I would like to know if you use version designed for Vista ?

Unfortunately I cannot say anything about Norton. I have tested this 90 days version on my P200 but after few days I have removed it from the system. It is not my favorite program for system protection.

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the sound on my Toshiba Satellite L510 seems to have disappeared. It was working an hour ago, then the battery died and after recharged i turned it back on and there was no sound. I have checked that is not on mute, checked the FN+esc function.

Anyh ideas ? Thanks

Answer:Sound on my Satellite L510 seems to have disappeared


Please check the settings in the +control panel -> sound -> playback tab+

The speakers should be set as default device. In my case it?s Realtek HD audio device.

Additionally I recommend reinstalling the sound driver. Most cases this fix common sound issues

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I have a satellite A200-1GB, but the graphic card don't run, however I could get another iskaa ls 3481p, but not exactly the same, because i have a m76 with 256 mb ati radeon, and the new card is a m72 with 256 mb ati radeon from A200-2C5.

Would it be possible?

Excuse me for possible writting mistakes.

Greetings and thanks

Answer:Information about compatibilty of graphic card Satellite A200-1GB Satellite A200-2C5

Do you want to exchange the whole mainboards or just the GPU?

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I recently bought a Satellite A200-1AX (PSAE6E) and tried to install windows XP on it. I downloaded all the drivers from Toshiba's website but i ended up with 2 question marks on device manager..

1. Audio device on high definition audio device: 1i installed the driver from Toshiba's site but still get a question mark, although I can hear sound but the integrated mic wont work..
2. PCI memory controller: I didn?t find any driver for this.

Can someone help please?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Satellite A200-1AX: Sound and PCI memory controller won’t work correctly


Have you followed installations order listed in ?Installations instructions? document?

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I have a small problem with my Toshiba Notebook A200-170
Modelnummer: PSAE6

I changed my system from Windows Vista to Windows XP .

Everything except the sound at all to install functioned in the best way does not leave itself. The driver runs up to ends but after the restart is nothing at all installed.

Please help me!!!!

Answer:Satellite A200-170 PSAE6: sound does not work after upgrade from Vista to XP

One question;
Did you read the Readme.txt file placed in the sound driver package which can be downloaded from the Toshiba page?

Please do it!!!

If you install the sound driver for the first time follow these steps:
Setup Driver at first time:

Step 1. Before installing the Realtek HD Audio Drivers, Press the
[Cancel] button if Windows detect the Multimedia Audio device.

Step 2. Insert the "Realtek HD Audio Drivers" CD into the CD-ROM
drive and run the setup.exe program to finish the installation.

Step 3. Click on [Next/OK/Go] to continue the procedure. If the Windows popup
"Digital Signature Not Found" message, press [Yes] to continue the

Step 4. Finally, select to restart the system and press [Finish] to complete
the installation.

The system will reload the drivers and do some adjustments in the INF
file if so required.

Important: Please install the Microsoft KB888111 patch before sound driver installation

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When I plug my earphones into the port nothing happens, still plays through the speakers.
Is there drivers or something that do this, because I want to redownload it.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 PSAF6A.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 PSAF6A - sound plays through speakers using headphones


This seems to be a Toshiba Australian notebook series.
You can find it here:

There you can find the sound driver and the newest BIOS.

But I would recommend checking the sound settings firstly.
I assume this is a Realtek sound chip? in control panel Realtek sound manager you could fund some settings which controls the headphones and speakers.

In playback tab on the right you can find headphone jack? click right in this and check the options which are available.

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This is Varun from India. Could anyone please help me fix a problem which has been haunting me from the last two days. This problem is currently occuring in my satellilte Pro A200. Actually the problem is that there is a continuous beep sound from an internal speaker during start-up that is when the name TOSHIBA appers at the time of starting and moreover it freezes there right on that screen. But , I somehow kept using my system by pressing F5 or F9 and then letting it start manually in NORMAL MODE.

But, i can't keep doing this all the time. And moreover, this beep sound blows continuously only while starting the system and it goes on hanged up in the same screen until i press either F5 or F9. I kept restoring my system but to no use. Could any one please help me out in this.

Sincerely waiting for the reply.....


Answer:Satellite Pro A200: A continuous beep sound during start up and freezing


To be honest it is very strange issue. Is some external device connected to your notebook?
Have you tried to update BIOS to latest version?

Sorry but I believe in such case there is no much you can do. Maybe BIOS update, clean OS installation. That?s all.
Maybe you should contact nearest service and ask what it can be.

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I have connected my TV to the SVHS output following the instructions in the A200 manual. I get a picture but no sound.
When connected I cannot find the the SVHS sound devise in the Sound Applet in the Control Panel, I can only see the system speakers. Can someone please advise what I should try next ?

Answer:Satellite A200-1GB Vista - SVHS output Picture yes - Sound no

Hmmm? you have connected the TV to the notebook via s-video cable?
As far as I know the s-video out port provides only the video signal and not audio.
If you want to have sound too you should connect additional RCA audio cables (red/white).

s-video cable

RCA cable

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Since this morning my notebook's sound card has dissapeared, i.e., windows xp and linux don't find it and I can't hear or play any sound. I haven't installed new software on those OSs and I only used the notebook for run a linux live-cd last two days.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks a lot.

( "lspci" unix command don't show any information about the soundcard, but the rest hardware information is correct.)

Answer:Satellite U300 - Disappeared Sound Card

Hello Raul

I really do not understand why this happen but I presume you have just one choice now: clean OS installation. I recommend you to do follow:

- Back up all your important data
- Make BIOS update
- After BIOS update set all settings to default
- Use recovery media and install OS again
- Check sound functionality
- Check sound with Linux Lice CD

I do not see other solution. Check it out.

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I recently repartitioned my notebook's HD in order to install XP and kubuntu (it came with vista)... However I haven't been able to install audio drivers for its audio devices..

The laptop is a toshiba Satellite A200-PSAE6E and everest reports the following audio controllers:

ati hd 2xxx hdmi @ ati radeon hd 2600 - high definition audio controller
realtek alc268 @ intel 82801hbm ich8m - high definition audio controller

First I tried downloading the high definition audio drivers from realtek's web site (windows xp 32-bit version). I tried running setup, manually browsing to the WDM folder during driver installation and manually browsing to the folders where the drivers were copied during setup under c:\windows\system32\... all to no avail...

Next I tried downloading the official toshiba drivers from toshiba europe's support web site for the realtek chip... i experienced the same behaviour (both when running setup and manually forcing installation of the drivers)

Next I tried downloading the drivers for ATI HDMI audio device from realtek's web site... with the same results....

Windows keeps telling me that it was unable to find a driver within any of the archives...

The only thing that could be the culprit as far as i can tell, is that i have installed service pack 3 RC2...

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

P.S. I have tried both automatic installation through specifying a folder and choosing the "i will manuall... Read more

Answer:Satellite A200 PSAE6E: Unable to install realtek sound drivers after Win XP installation


Regarding the sound issue;
Many people already asked for this here in the forum and from my knowledge the sound driver doesn?t work because some MS patches and hotfixes are missing.

Please check this thread:

You will need to install the KB888111 and KB835221 hotfix

Regarding the BIOS;
Yes, some notebooks series needs an XP BIOS version if you want to install and use the XP on the notebook. As far as I know the A200 is one of such notebooks series.


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Hy guys....

I have a toshiba Satellite A200-1cr model, with a motherboard model k000051290 which doesn't work any more...
So i must buy another one...

The problem is that I can't find another one with the same model, in a decent price...because...400 euro for a new MB...
I better buy another laptop...

So... I found on Ebay a MB TOSHIBA SAT A200 A205 Motherboard ISKAE LA34 TESTED, model K000054260, refurbished...on 150 dollars...

Now I ask you...
I saw the picture with this MB and it's identically with my MB... now...will I have some problems with my laptop if I buy this MB?
What do you recomend?

Answer:Motherboard for Satellite A200-1CR fits with other A200 models?


In my opinion the other board should be ok. It should fit with you Satellite A200 model.
The motherboard measure is the same.


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I want to ask how to enable again the toolbar for the Fn keys in Vista, upper in the monitor.

Is the toolbar that appear when the mouse goes up to the screen or press FN and you can enable the wireless and all this stuff... It is like the camera toolbar...

I alredy tried re-instal TVAP but don't appeared. Can you give me a link of TVAP in portuguese?

I have a Satelite A200 Vista Home Premium.


Answer:Satelite A200 - FN Toolbar disappeared


Try to update the Value Added Package that you can find on the Toshiba website: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work try to remove the old VAP first, restart the notebook and then install the new one.


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Every time I try to put the volume down, it doesn't work and the sound goes higher and higher (until be to the maximum).

I tried to change the configuration in the Control pannel, but it didn't work.

The only thing which that I can do is to use the Sound icon (in the toolbar) but is quiet annoying! what I could do to make the Sound knurled wheel work again?


Answer:Satellite A200-1DR sound volume goes higher and higher

Hopefully this is not a mechanical volume control issue.

I would recommend firstly updating the BIOS.
You have to know that after the Win XP installation you should update the BIOS to the XP version!

After BIOS update reinstall the sound driver again!

Last but not least recommend reinstalling the Toshiba Controls Driver and then the Toshiba Controls


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I've searched all over the web for a solution, and found nothing that works.

I have an Equium A 200, bought 6 months ago.

I used to be able to adjust the settings on the touchpad, by clicking into its pointing device properties, then device settings, settings.

However, now (since a Vista upgrade maybe?) The tap to click and all other such options have entirely disappeared from this menu.
All it says now is 'overview' and 'buttons', no other options.
I have tried multiple driver reinstalls, looked for other settings, but the settings simply seem to have disappeared.

I read of a similar bug here <a href="" target="_newWindow" class="jive-link-external"></a><br />

But no solution.
I would really like to find a way to fix this. Tap to click is causing me all sorts of problems!<br />


Answer:Touchpad options disappeared on Equium A200 with Vista

Is SP1 installed on your notebook?
Have you tried to roll back to earlier time using system restore tool? Can you please test it and see what happen exactly?

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When purchased the sound worked perfectly but stopped working suddenly and don't know what's wrong with it. Running Vista with it.

Please help!

Answer:No sound on Satellite P200-1G8 running Vista

Did you install or updated the Vista with SP1???
Check this.

If the SP1 was installed it would be very interesting to know what would happen if you would remove the SP1 from the system?
Do you get the sound back?

Regarding the SP1:
Last time I have been reading that the SP1 is not fully compatible with different drivers and it could happen that an installed driver would not function after SP1 installation?. I think you have to wait till an driver update was released or you would remove the SP1 from the Vista.

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Can anyone help me with a sound problem?

I have never had any sound on my laptop since I bought it ? it has never worked?
I wasn?t bothered at the time I bought it over a year ago and the warranty is now expired, but I would now like to try to fix it, if I can do so easily?

The speaker on the task bar has a red cross on it and says ?no audio output device is installed? but according to Toshiba Diagnostics ?Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio version = which is a sound card, so one is installed?

According to Device Manager ?this device is working properly? and the drivers are up to date.
So if a sound card is installed and working properly why does the computer say ?no audio output device is installed?? I don't understand how everything can look ok when it isn't?!

I understand a potential solution might be to uninstall the sound drivers and reinstall them, or to ?ensure the bios is up to date??

I am not computer literate ? if either of those solutions might work please could someone tell me how to do it in simple steps?

Thank you.

Answer:No sound on Satellite L350 running Vista

> The speaker on the task bar has a red cross on it and says ?no audio output device is installed? but according to Toshiba Diagnostics ?Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio version = which is a sound card, so one is installed?

In my opinion this means that the sound driver is not installed properly!
I would recommend reinstalling the sound driver once again.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page and download the sound driver for your notebook model.
Then uninstall the old installed driver (in software of control panel uninstall the Realtek sound driver).
You can also do that in device manager ?> audio, video and game controller -> audio controller.
Here uninstall the driver.
Reboot the notebook and install the download Realtek sound driver.

Usually this should helps?
Furthermore be sure that mute is not enabled? usually you can enable and disable the mute using Fn +ESC

If nothing would help, try this:

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I was thinking of buying one of the models, but the images differents sites use to advertise varies on other sites, some have silver keypad, and others black keypad, im awae the main diff is the gfx card but what image is the correct one.

Please help, hope this makes sense lol


Answer:Differences between Satellite A200-1YO & Satellite A200-244

Hi Duncan,

you cannot always rely on images on websites to dictate your shopping experience, as these websites may not have updated their pages in a while.

My suggestion would be to visit a retail store selling the computer model you are after and view the computers there (After making a note of the computer model number you wish to purchase).

However, for your purposes, A200 (last year's model) had a silver keyboard and the newer models (A300) have a glossy black keyboard.

I hope this helps.

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I'm not sure if this is a software problem, but I'm quite sure it is. I've a acquired an L100-120 recently I haven't had any problems with it. The problem occurred when I tried using the notebook speakers more.

At first I noticed sporadic interruptions of the sound when several applications were running (especially Yahoo Messenger). I thought it was due to the CPU and memory charge and I chose to ignore the problem. About a week ago, while I was listening to music in Winamp, on the notebook speakers (yes, I have headphones but at times I feel the need to use the speakers) severe interruptions occured on the noise and I was forced to close both processes in a forced manner.

Afterwards, at every restart the Windows theme song had interruptions and so did each song I played, no matter what programs I had open, and no matter if I used the speakers or not.

I reformatted the HD and the problem disappeared. Unfortunately, today, I've come across the same problem, the same messenger - winamp situation and everything stopped working properly again. At each restart Windows has high loading times and every song I play has interruptions, even if the RAM memory seems rather free.

I've tried : Defragmentation, registry clean, virus scan, system process clean...

I'm not sure if there's an actual YM problem.

Answer:Satellite L100-120 sound interruptions when several applications running


One question: Do you play the song files from the HDD?

If yes so possibly this is the problem. I think the sound interrupts because more application are running and access together the HDD.

But does it happen if you listen only to the music without running any applications?
Does it happen if you play music from CD?

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this is the link to the fix from toshiba :-

[Sound Utility to Turn Mute Off |]

worked fine on my u200

let me know how you all get on


Answer:SOLUTION -> No sound when running Vista on Satellite U200

Thanks a lot for this info!
A friend of mine has installed Vista on the U200 and he has had no sound!!!
I have checked all the options and controls and everything was ON but still no sound!

I hope this thread will help us to get the sound on the U200 with Vista!

Great work!

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Hello I had before OS Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit but it was preinstalled on my notebook,
but was very bad and I install a new OS Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 32 bit...

All is good but on Vista the sound was very very good and high quality,
but now I install XP and sound is very very bad not than on Vista, on Vista was very good and quality sound. what is the problem?

What driver/s I have install on my XP for high quality sound than on Vista?
My notebook specifications are on this site: &ACTION=PRINT_WITH_BACK&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT _ID=1058048

Thank you very very much and sorry my english,
I?M from Slovakia :)

Answer:Satellite A300D-17D - bad sound quality running Win XP - Vista is good


You should go to the toshiba driver page and check for xp sound driver for your model:

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I have a P100-434 (SPAD), which is currently running XP Pro I decided that I wanted to rebuild the OS as it was becomming very cluttered and slow.
I have partitioned the HD and installed a 2nd copy of XP Pro with dual boot, however I find that I cannot load the sound drivers onto the NEW XP.
Driver installation aborts and reports NO MEDIA FOUND.

I checked the driver that I had downloaded against the old XP installation and it works fine, finds the sound card and installs the drivers.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to why a vanilla OS installation can't find the soundcard.

So can anyone point me in the right direction to get some sound? (I have reloaded XP twice with the same result each time).

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Answer:Re: Satellite P100-434: Unable to load sound drivers running Xp Pro

Windows XP needs *KB888111* and *KB835221* hotfix from MS site before you will install sound driver.

- you have to install both patches
- download the Conexant sound driver from the Toshiba page. I found two different versions. I would recommend checking both!
- remove the old sound driver from device manager reboot the notebook and install the new downloaded sound driver


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Today I was running my Toshiba Satellite C665 (OS Windows 7). I left my computer on when I needed to move away from it for an hour, and when I returned, my screen was showing the "blue screen of death". I restarted my laptop, only to find that no sound was coming out of my speakers.

I can still get sound through headphones. I have restarted my computer 3 times, and attempted to configure my speakers via control panel. My computer is not on mute, and neither is my media player.

Thankyou for your help!


Answer:No sound coming from speakers on Satellite C665 running Windows 7

This issue with BSOD is pretty strange.

Click with right mouse button on speakers symbol in task bar and open option ?Playback devices?.
Is option ?Speakers? listed there?

Click with right mouse button on it and be sure it is set as default device.

Any changes?

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I installed a new HDD on my Satellite A210-106. Usually it runs on Vista but I had Win XP Professional installed.
Everything woks but the sound/speakers. The driver ist not installed correct.

There unsed to be realtek driver on the old HDD but I can?t get hold of the driver working on XP on the toshiba download list or via realtek.

I would appreciate any suggestions to get the system running again.

Answer:Satellite A210-106 - Sound Driver doesn´t work running Win XP

Which service pack version contains your installed WXP?

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Hi folks!

I notice that my LED with "Satellite" word on the front panel doesn't shine.

Do you have any assumptions about causes?

Answer:Satellite A200-1N1: "Satellite" LED on the front panel is not shining

Hi Maresha,

The front 'logo' LED is enabled or disabled using a BIOS option 'Display Front Logo' which can be set to ON or OFF as you require. Access your BIOS settings (F2 during boot up) and check that this setting is set to 'ON'.


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Hallo, i want to install a second internal hdd drive at the hdd2 bay, but when i opened the bay i noticed that there aren't any connectors installed.
So what is the point of a second hdd bay if there are no connectors inside?

Answer:Satellite A200-1M8 and second HDD bay

The point of that bay is, IF you purchase a model with a second HDD equipped then there would be a connector, but if purchased a model with only ONE drive equipped then you just will have one drive since the connector for the second HDD was not soldered on the mainboard of your model type.

Easy and simple. If you want to have a second drive then you will have either:

- solder a connector to the mainboard which causes the revocation of your warranty and does not mean that you can use a second drive since you will need the appropriate BIOS Rom
- purchase a USB-HDD and accept your situation :/

Thats all.


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Can I add second HDD to my A200-10X?

Answer:Can I add second HDD to Satellite A200-10X?

Remove second HDD cover at the bottom and check if SATA connector is there. If there is not SATA connector for second HDD upgrade with second HDD cannot be done.


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When i work long hourks on my laptop ( 4-5 hours ) it is geting so hot that i can't even put my hand on buttons and sometimes it just turns off =(((
I don't know what the problem is?!

Did some have the same problem?!
Such bad tendancy started since i installed Windows XP insted of standart Vista.

Laptot : Toshiba Satellite A200-1J0

Answer:Satellite A200-1J0 is getting very hot


Ohh?.You have installed Win XP? Well buddy?. In such case you should update the BIOS too!
There is a BIOS designed especially for Win XP and you should update it if you switched to Win XP OS.

Furthermore you should install the Toshiba Power Saver and should change the settings in Toshiba Power Saver ?Basic Setup?.
There you can find the option called ?Cooling Method?. Set it to Max Performance.

Furthermore you can set the CPU processing speed to a lower level and CPU control method to ?Auto?.

At the other hand your notebook can overheat because of the clogged cooling grilles and cooling modules. I know this because my notebooks temperature was high until I removed the dust from the cooling fans.
I used a compressed air spray. You can buy it from different computer dealers or online shops.


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Hello to all,

I want to ask you about memory.

I have installed two memory modules (2 x OCZ OCZ2MV6672G 2GB SO-DIMM DDR2 PC2-5400 ) and system does not start. When I installed one memory module notebook works perfectly. I have the latest BIOS for Windows Vista 32bit (1.80).

Memory modules works because I changed positions and with 2 GB RAM it?s all ok but if I installed the second module computer does not start. Thank you for possible answers.

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-1M4 and 4 GB RAM

Well, I'm pretty sure, that the maximum amount of RAM is limited to 2GB. This should be found in the manuals too.
What modules were built in when you bought it?

I'm sorry to tell you so, but maybe you can sell your remaining ram at good conditions.
None the less, the OCZ memory was a good choice.

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I would like to purchase a new hard drive from Western Digital but I'm not sure which one is compatible with my Laptop?

My Laptop is
Toshiba Satellite A200-19L
Model No. : PSAESE-00H003AR


Answer:Need new HDD for my Satellite A200-19L

exit the forums and surf this website for your purchase...........

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Can someone please tell me what kind of HDD I need for a Toshiba Satellite A200?

Is it an IDE or a Serial-ATA or anything like that??

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - What HDD I need?

The Satellite A200 is equipped with a SATA HDD.

If you want a new HDD you should a 2.5? HDD with SATA interface. Furthermore you can buy a HDD with SATA2 interface because it?s downgrade compatible to SATA1.

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I have a question. Today I install to my laptop two brand new 2GB memory modules, and when my notebook starting BIOS show me only 3GB ?

Anybody now, how can I fix it ?

Best regards


I have 5.20 BIOS.

Answer:Satellite A200-14E and 4GB Ram

DO you use the Toshiba preinstalled OS.
The Toshiba notebooks are preinstalled and delivered with the 32bit OS; early XP 32bit and now Vista 32bit.

According to the Microsoft and Toshiba information the *BIOS* and the Operating System reports approximately 3GB due to the 32-bit system limitation.

Take a look here:

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sorry to bother you all with this - I recently purchased a Satellite A200-A1L and have been trying to connect it to my TV via s-video leads... I am not new to this and know how to set it up but I seem to be having problems doing it on this laptop.

I have enabled the TV and set up everything to go but my TV will not pick up the signal or the signal is not being put out by the graphics card? My previous laptop worked fine with s-video and the same TV I still own (a 24" Sony Trinitron). I purchased this laptop to do the same but it seems that it will not work - is there anything you can do to help me please?

Despite trying all the functions and reading in depth everything to do with the video outputs AND everything saying its running fine it just wont work HELP ME!!!

PS: I am happy with the laptop in general it is a nice piece of kit, I am just unhappy that the s-video will not run properly.

Kind regards, Lisa.

Answer:Can not use my Satellite A200 with TV

Hello Lisa

I have Satellite A200 too and I have tested it with my LCD TV. Everything works well and all you must do is to use FN+F5 key combination and switch to TV. Be sure the TV is set to the right channel.

That?s all!

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Hi all,

My new laptop is an A200-27R PSAE3E-07H027EN
I hate Vista so I downgraded to XP Porfessional.
Everything seems fine BUT I have problems with Fn keys :-(
Strange is that some are working Fn+ESC, Fn+F1, Fn+F3, Fn+F4... but I cannot change the brightness (Fn+F6, Fn+F7) and I cannot activate/deactivate the touchpad (Fn+F9).

I installed some Toshiba Power Saver and it helped me to fix some brightness... but I need it to variate it during the day... to have fixed brightness is VERY frustrating... I really need your help, people.

I need ONLY these three Fn combination to work, I don't mind even to cancel the other ones...



P.S.: if you have a working driver, would you mind to send it by e-mail? thanks!

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Answer:Satellite A200-27R: Help with Fn key under XP

So you downgraded to WinXP. Have you updated your BIOS to a WinXP version? If not do this.
And you can find all needed drivers and utilities here:

After executing BIOS update, your fn keys should work. Just in case make sure you followed installation instructions.

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I've been using an A200 since 2007. It perfectly runs all types of DVD's but recognizes all types of CD's as blank.
I'm unable to write CD's as well.

The writing process completes smoothly and the CD is then ejected. But when i insert the CD into a any other computer it's blank.


Answer:Satellite A200 won't run CD's

> The writing process completes smoothly and the CD is then ejected. But when i insert the CD into a any other computer it's blank.
As I understand your issue, the Satellite A200 recognizes all disk properly and can burn the CD as well but the OTHER computer recognize the CD as blank.
Is it right?

Well, I would recommend using another brand of CD disks!
Try and test different CDs from different manufacturers?.
TDK, verbatim are Ok?

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200-1ZB model with processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 @ 1,73.
I was wondering, what max processor speed is supported by this model?? Anyone know? (without overheating of course;)

Specs. (HWiNFO32)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2370 @ 1,73, FSB:533MHz, L2: 1MB
CPU Platform: Socket P mPGA478 (Micro-FCPGA)/mBGA479 (Micro-FCBGA)
Motherboard Chipset: Intel GM965 (Crestline-GM) + ICH8M
FSB Frequency Support: 800 MHz
Memory: 2x1024 Samsung 667MHz (PC5300)

Answer:Satellite A200-1ZB: What max CPU can I use?

Upgrading the CPU in laptops is a hit and miss situation. It depends on the chipset and BIOS compatibility for the CPU.

Your best option would be to look at the other A200 models in the same family, which is PSAE6E-xxxxxx, and determine which one has the fastest CPU, and buy one of those for your A200.

If you install a CPU that is not within the PSAE6E range, the system may not boot, or it may overheat, or it may not run at full speed.

I found this article from Toshiba explaining component upgrades:

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I need to replace the HD on my Satellite, does anyone know if the A200 recognizes a 1TB HDD?

Thank you!

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