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

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

Hy!

Where can I get the driver for the FN key?

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

Hello

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

You need Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility.

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Hi All!

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

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

Thanks all!

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

As I know, they are pretesed by Toshiba.

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Hi, I have reinstalled my OS Windows 7.

I have already got some drivers in the download section but I cant find the driver for FN keys. They all work although without displaying the control bar in the upper part of the screen which I don't mind at all - but with one exception: the Wifi on/off toggle. And that is why I need the software which I hope will solve the problem.

Does anyone know what driver it is and tell me the name or post a link to download it?
Thanks, Josef

Answer:Need a specific driver for Satellite L500 11V

Hello Josef

FN functionality is controlled by Flash card utility and it is part of Toshiba Value Added Package.
Have you already installed this package?

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Hi !

Im looking for best gpu driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series

Drivers which AMD offers right now are super bad and driver which is connected with my model on toshiba website seems slow too. The best one i saw is the microsoft driver WDDM 1.1.

If you mind telling me is there any better driver for my GPU than the ones listed above?

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hi,

i have a question:
There are no Wireless Lan Driver for Windows 7 for the Satellite L500 (yet).
Do the Vista driver also work?

thanks,
Andy

Answer:Satellite L500-131 - WLan driver for Win 7?

Hey Andy,

Yes, normally the Vista drivers are also work on Windows 7 so it's worth a try! ;)

What WLAN card you have exactly? Maybe you can find a driver directly on the manufactures website, e. g. Intel or Realtek.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-22R with a ATI Mobiliti Radeon HD 5145.

I want to install new drivers for my card, but Toshiba doesn?t upgrade the driver since 2009 (version 8.653.0.0) and the oficial driver version for ATI is 13.1. The problem is that i can install from AMD page because there is a compatibility problem with hardware.

Someone can help me? I want to upgrade my driver version and i can?t understand this situation.

Answer:Satellite L500-22R - ATI driver upgrade

Hi

Here is a AMD page providing this info:
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalystSoftwareSuiteVersion131.aspx

+The following notebooks *are not compatible* with this release:+
+? Any notebook launched after this driver release+
+? Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)+
+? Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)+
+? Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)+

In some cases its possible to install such driver but you will have to do that manually from device manager. There you have to click on graphic card, have to choose the Advanced installation procedure which helps you to point to the driver folder which you downloaded from the AMD page. The driver folder should contain dll and ini files. Such files are needed for driver update.

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Hey guys,

I need some help in form of find the right Driver. My graphic card is a: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 and I have the Satellite L500 120 PSLJ3E
I need to have the Driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 but I cant find the right one....
Can someone help me maybe?

Is this the right side for the driver? when yes wich driver is it?
[URL]
http://de.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/vista_drivers.jsp?macId=&LNG=2&mode=allMachines&us erOS=&action=&selCategory=2&selFamily=2&selSeries= 178&selProduct=857&selShortMod=890&selOS=26&selTyp e=all&country=12&language=17&search=
[URL]

hope someone could help me fast....

Crowz

Answer:Satellite L500-120 - Where can I get the display driver?

Hi!

You can get all drivers on the Toshiba website for your notebook. I have checked this and the website show a new driver for your graphic card.

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

If you search for Satellite L500 and PSLJ3E you will find the right one. ;)

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Laptop: Satellite L500
Part Number: PSLS9A-025012
Screen: LG Flatron E2350V, using a HDMI cable

Operating system: Clean install to Windows 8.1

Screen shows a 1cm black band round the edge of the "window".
According to various web searches, it is something to do with the OS thinking I am using a TV instead of a monitor.
I need to update drivers etc.

WHERE are the drivers for 8.1 for an L500?
I looked at the 8.1 update page, but the L500 is not listed.

Answer:Driver updates for Satellite L500

> WHERE are the drivers for 8.1 for an L500?
You must check if your notebook model is supported for Win8 or not. Please visit http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-message/ and check Toshiba Compatibility Matrix

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Hi!

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

I bought a Satellite L500-14F (PLSJTE) and I would like to use it with windows XP, but I failed to get the sound driver.

I would really appreciate your help!
Thx!

Answer:Satellite L500-14F - Need sound driver for XP

Hi

The Satellite L500 doesn?t support Windows XP so you have to search on external websites for drivers.

In your case I would search on the manufactures website of the sound chip. Normally there you can also download the sound driver.

And don?t forget to install SP3 before you install the sound driver. SP3 contains 2 Hotfixes for High Definition Audio cards and you will need it!!!

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Hi All,

Ive been pulling my hair out trying to reinstall a driver that i accidentally uninstalled during a system clean up.
It relates to the 'modem device on high definition audio bus' which now appears as a ?! under the device manager. It is also seems to be interfering with my web browsers.
Ive been into the Toshiba sites and download and installed the modem device and realtek audio drivers, nothing seems to work.

Im a part time computer user so any friendly advice is welcome

cheers,

Wesley

Answer:Satellite Pro L500 with WXP: reinstalling driver

If uninstalling and reinstalling those drivers doesn't work then the next step is to do a System Restore to restore the registry back to a previous date.

If that doesn't work, then Windows may be corrupted beyond repair. You may need to backup your important data and run Recovery to restore Windows back to it's factory state.

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okay so i got this Toshiba Satellite L500 with Intel.. its installed with Windows Vista Home Premium....

The first trouble i had with it was that the Toshiba programms stoped working and reformating the drive and reinstalling it then i "solved" that part....

The second now is that RUNDLL32.exe stops working after the pc has started up complety and the computer stops responding or gets slow...
I tryed to format the drive but the problems still occures.. .plus the toshiba programms are faulty...

After the reaserch i have done its seems to have occures from Vista so i asked myself to upgrade to windows 7 and then i also got some questions: ?:|

1.Is it possible to get all the Toshiba programms on windows 7, flash cars,webcamera etc

2.Does windows 7 run all the programms vista does?

3.Is it so great i heard?


THANK YOU! for your help i really do need some help...thank you :8}

Answer:Satellite L500 - Can I get all Win 7 driver and tools?

Hi

I don?t know why you have software issue with the preinstalled Vista OS but my Toshiba tools and utilities work fine! One time the control buttons stopped working but I could fix it installing the VAP again.

Back to your question:
Yes, you can get all Win 7 drivers and tools for the L500 series. Why not?
If you would take a look on the Toshiba page then you would find all the stuff for download!!!

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My notebook has not modem/fax analogic. Because I need send fax, please send us factory and model *WIN7 driver compatibile* for send fax.

Thanks
Pasolini

Answer:Satellite Pro L500 - Need modem/fax driver for Windows 7

Hello

For sending a fax the modem must be installed properly and therefore you can find the driver on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

There you can download the modem driver for Windows 7 32bit and Windows 7 64bit. :)

Greets

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On AMD Website stand's this Information about AMD Catalyst software suite 13.1:

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:
?Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Can nevertheless use the Version?

When does the Toshiba update come?

Thanks for any answer!
Chris

Answer:Satellite L500-19E: Can I use AMD Radeon Catalyst 13.1 driver?

> Can nevertheless use the Version?
You can install it but the usage is your own risk.
From my knowledge the Toshiba drivers are modified and designed for mobile usage.

> When does the Toshiba update come?
I noticed that Toshiba release the new notebook models very often and the drivers will be released for such new series. So in cases the new notebook model uses the same ATI graphic series, you could use the same driver.

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Hey,

Has anyone managed to install xp64 on a satellite l500-1dt.

I'm trying to get it to dual boot with windows 7 (installed first).
Have installed xp but missing wlan drivers amongst others.

The wlan chip/card is the RTL8187B.
There are drivers on both toshiba and realtek website apparently for xp but they don;t seem to work with xp64.

Anyone have any words of wisdom?

Answer:Driver XP64bit for Satellite L500-1DT required

Hi

You are right? the WLan card is from Realtek and the chip should be RTL8187B.

What to say buddy? the Win XP 64bit was not so popular like Win XP and most manufacturers didn?t release any Win XP 64bit drivers?

You last chance is google?
You should google for Win XP 64bit RTL8187B drivers?
Maybe you will be successful? I keep finger crossed?

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I have a new Satellite L500.
I have installed XP and i don't find display drivers.
Display is an ati mobility radeon hd 4500.

I only found drivers for vista.
Did someone find that xp drivers?

Answer:Satellite L500 with XP - Where to find display driver

Hi

You are right. The Toshiba European driver page does not provide any Win XP drivers for this notebook yet.

But I think you should not worry? many notebooks are equipped with the same GPU chip.
I recommend checking the previous Toshiba notebooks series and trying to install such driver.

In worst case you will have to google a little bit for a Win XP ATI mobility Radeon HD 4500 driver.

If you will find such driver then you could install it in device manger using the Advanced installation procedure. This will help you to point to the driver files which you have downloaded and stored on the HDD. This installation works nearly everytime?

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I have a Satellite Pro L 500 with Windows Vista but I?m unable to connect to the internet wireless.

I know that the problem is that there is no wireless driver installed. I?ve tried to update it from the device manager but it doesn't work.

What else can I do ?

Answer:How to install wireless driver on Satellite Pro L500?

I don?t know which model do you have exactly (L500-xxx) and cannot say which driver do you need exactly but latest WLAN drivers you can download from Toshiba WLAN portal - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/

Check it out.

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My problem is that I'm looking for new drivers for the ATI Radeon HD 5165. When I install http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonmob_win7-32.aspx # 1, these drivers do not work just do not see any results of work. These drivers seem to be old http://ce.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?LNG=20&service=CE and some games just do not work on them.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite L500-1Q9 - Update for display driver

Hey,

Is it really a display driver issue that you need a new version? If you need a newer display driver for games you should update the DirectX version first and have a look if the game is compatible to your graphic card.

If you can?t find a newer display driver for Satellite L500 check other notebook specifications. Other models like Satellite L650 also have an AMD graphic card and there you should find a newer version. :)

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I bought my notebook last year from Turkey ;

First I have very important Keyboard ( delay issue ) abd Graphic card issue.

My graphic card supposed to be an ATI RADEON HD 5145.
I try to download drom toshiba web site, it has also no suitable driver for my notebook .

Then i tried to recognize my notebook with downloading pc-recognize program so maybe i just picked wrong model of notebook . The PROGRAM that i installed did not RECOGNIZE my notebook !!!!!!

*It means , Toshiba didn't recognize it's own notebook model !*

I updated my driver from Windows Update , but windows update just recognized my graphic card as HD 4500 ?? and always it gives me blue screen now. !

If Toshiba does not want to support my notebook why they not making announcement for that issue ?

Answer:Satellite L500-1UU: What graphic card driver can I use?

Hi

As far as I know this notebook is equipped with the ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5145.

Here are the details:
[Satellite L500-1UU Part Number: PSLS9E-01N00DG3|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1081162]


Not sure why your Win 7 recognize the card as HD 4500 but I recommend checking this in DirectX
In RUN (or search) type DXDIAG and check what info would be available for this GPU.

The graphic card driver?s ini file contains more graphic card chip model numbers so the same driver is compatible with different graphic chips!

Be sure that you have downloaded the right version Display Driver v 8.653 (32bit or 64bit)

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Just reformatted laptop, went from windows 7 64 Bit to windows 7 32 bit. Reformatted with the disk which came with the laptop. I have no sound at all, the sound was working perfectly before and it keeps saying i have no sound card. I tried to install the sound drivers but i can't find the right ones on the site with my model.

I have a Satelite L500-1DT with PSLSOE model.

Tried to install the drivers available and i just get an application error once its installing

any idea how to fix or where to find the right drivers?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1DT - Where to find sound driver?

Hi buddy,

To be honest I don?t know what problems you have with the sound driver but that?s the correct place for all drivers:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers
Notebook > Satellite > Satellite L Series > Satellite L500 > PSLS0E

But before you install the latest version, remove the current version firstly and clean the registry using CCleaner

Check this!!!

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Hi all,

I'm newly joined here in the forum and I am looking for a sound driver for my Satellite L500-1EJ model laptop which I bought last year here in Doha.

I am really surprised that the model number is not available in Toshiba driver download website!! ??

Can anyone help me please?? I am using Windows XP, service pack 2 now.

Regards

Answer:Satellite L500-1EJ - Looking for Windows XP sound driver

Hi shihabuhashim,

Why is the model number not available on Toshiba website? Where have you searched?

I have checked the Toshiba website and I can find it:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download drivers
Notebook > Satellite > Satellite L Series > Satellite L500 > PSLS0E > Windows XP
(Satellite L500-1EJ belongs to PSLS0E series)

Now download the sound driver that you need but it?s recommendable installing Service Pack 3 before you start with driver installation because it contains important updates.

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Hi All,

I have a new Toshiba Satellite L500-1EV and I use Windows XP SP2.

I can not found driver for "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus"

Please, help!

Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Satellite L500-1EV - Need driver for high definition audio bus

Hi

You only need the sound driver for your notebook and that?s all!
Did you install this driver already?

Before you can install sound driver for high definition audio cards you have to install two Hotfixes firstly:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835221
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888111

Don?t forget to use the forum search! You will find interesting threads! ;)

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I can't install the drivers for my graphic card on my computer. It's a satellite L500-1C7.
You can see her configuration here :
fabricant : Intel
model: Mobile Intel GMA 4500M

On the intel's website, they said to download the drivers on toshiba's website but here the drivers doesn't install.
During installation a message saying:

"Ce syst?me ne poss?de pas la configuration minimale requise pour l?installation du logiciel. Le programme d?installation va s?arr?ter."

I could traduct it by "the system doesn't have the minimal configuration requiered for the program's installation. The installaion program is going to stop.
I've download this drivers :
02/12/09
Chip Set Utility
Intel Windows 7 - 64 Bit 9.1.1.1019 World Wide

I'm sure this is the good drivers, so what could i do in order to install this drivers what i need?

Sorry for my bad english !

Answer:Satellite L500-1C7 Cannot install Intel graphic driver

Generally speaking it is always recommended to use Toshiba drivers only. Toshiba drivers are tested and adapted to work with graphic card placed in notebook. There is also ?mechanism? to protect graphic card from overheating and damaging.

If you check this forum you will find many users with same problem. graphic card manufacturers write on own download pages that for mobile PCs it is strictly recommended to use drivers from notebook manufacturer.

I believe you think it is good driver but do you also think that Toshiba?s driver is not good or not good enough?

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I have a Satellite L500 - 19X and an Deskjet F4500 printer.

Recently had problems printing & the printer icon had disappeared from the devices & printers window of the control panel. Deleted all the programs & reinstalled the printer from the original CD.

Printer is now working fine & Icon has reappeared. However Laptop Icon on devices & printers window shows yellow warning triangle & says Laptop needs troubleshooting.

When I do this it says printer driver not installed, apply fix. When I try this it says device not successfully installed no driver found.

Surely the driver must be installed as the printer is working fine.

How can I get rid of the indication that the Laptop needs troubleshooting?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - message: Printer Driver not installed

In the whole story I see one problem: Toshiba doesn?t support third part hardware and software so when you have such problems you must contact HP support and clarify this with them.
HP has created this software and they know what to do in such situation.

If you have problem with notebook ports or anything else than you are on the right place here.

All we can say here is to remove preinstalled software, clean up the registry and install it again.

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I need the update for the Toshiba L500-1CQ graphics card driver. I cannot find it anywhere I tried on one of the toshiba websites to find it but they didn't have the 1CQ series.

So please I really need this driver update.

Answer:Satellite L500-1CQ - graphics card driver upgrade

But they should have PSLS0E model.
Check it again please.

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Ok,
had complete hard disk failure, no recovery cd's had been created, reloaded windows 7, looked up and downloaded drivers from Toshiba, BUT there are only two video drivers listed, amd and Intel both marked "for supported model only" its an Intel machine so I tried the Intel driver but it doesn?t install, it just closes, which I gather if the matching hardware is not found is the default action for these drivers.

However I am stuck with "standard VGA graphics Adapter" all the other drivers loaded perfectly, ( I installed the Intel chipset driver first and rebooted, so it should be ok but it?s not)

Any ideas?

Rgds
syb

Answer:Satellite L500 - cannot install Intel video driver

Which Satellite L500 do you have exactly (L500-xxx)?
Do you use 32 or 64 bit OS?

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Hi

My DVD player is not working.

There is power to it. The motor fires up when I eject and reinsert it. The Control Panel Troubleshooting for Hardware and Devices says it is a driver problem but cannot fix it. Problem with driver.

I have reinstalled it from Toshiba site.
Is it saving to the correct place?
I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit and chose the correct driver for this.

Should I be using the 64bit?
I only have 3MB RAM which was the spec when bought.

If I wanted to change to the 32bit how do you do it without the CD/DVD player?
Is there any point in doing this?

Thanks

Richard

Answer:Satellite L500-1CQ PSLS0E - CD/DVD drive does not work - Driver problem?

Hi

To be honest I?m a little bit confused.
Are you not able to boot from ANY disks; Windows disk, recover disk, Linux disk???

If it?s the case, then this means that you CD/DVD drive is faulty.
Why? Because CD/DVD drive is recognized and controlled by BIOS while booting from CD or DVD.

When Windows operating system has booted up, then the CD/DVD drive should use the common Microsoft driver which is a part of the Windows OS.
This means that you don?t need to install ANY drivers in order to get the CD/DVD working.

If you can boot from any disk but if the CD/DVD drive is not recognized in MY Computer, then I recommend checking this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270008/en-us

Before you would delete the upper and lower filters from the registry, delete the CD/DVD drive from device manager and then go to registry and remove filters. Then reboot the unit.

Good luck

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hi

I have Satellite L500-13W and install Windows 7 32bit. I download all drivers.

Which installation order for my model?

Answer:Satellite L500-13W - Which driver installation order on Windows 7 32bit?

Install the Chipset Driver first, then the Display Driver, then the Toshiba Value Added Package. The order of the rest of the drivers are not too important.

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I just read bulletin boar for upgrade

wlesslan-20091112152016.html

Data di ultima modifica 07/05/10

Tipo Wireless Lan Driver

Please sugget upgrade or not ?
I have nothing proble wit wirless connected to Vodafone Statio at this moment....
Thanks

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

WLAN upgrade is OK and you can do this anytime you want.
For this visit Toshiba WLAN portal under http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/

There you can find latest WLAN driver.

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I have upgraded my laptop L500 pslkoa-00r009 to windows 7 and i now cannot acess the internet its showing that i have no driver for my network controller i can not find the driver to download

Where do i download the driver??
Is this all i am going to have to do to fix this ??

thanks in advanc e

xx

Answer:Satellite L500 pslkoa - Network controller driver missing

hi,

try to install this lan driver:

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/lan-20100121091305.zip

wlan driver:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/?page=downloads

You can also make a search yourself:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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hi


i have a concern regarding an error in my pc ......

the error is "display driver stopped responding and has recovered"

i had been reinstelled the windows as well as search for apdated inter display driver

but i didnt work .....

i appreciate for any advice and instruction regarding this problem....

thank you very much

Answer:Satellite L500 - display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Something like this happen on my machine but not so often, mostly when I want to see some video content in browser.
The reason why this happen is not known to me but I don't care about it until driver is recovered and I can use my machine as usual.

Have you noticed if there is some special situation when this happen?
Does t happen pretty often or just from time to time?

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External eSATA disk drive works with original driver and/or Intel Storrage driver not. Deinstallation and use of the Microsoft drivers repairs the Problem (Windows 7).

Imitation on your own risk!

Chris

Answer:Satellite L500-19E - External eSATA disk drive works with original driver

Thanks for the tip. :)

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

Answer:Satellite L500 and Satellite P200 - compatible keyboards?

Hi

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

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

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

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hi there!!

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

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



thanks in advance..

Answer:HDD swop from Satellite A300 to Satellite L500

Hi

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

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

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

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Satellite L500/049
Part Number - PSLS3A-049002

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:4GB ram use on Satellite L500/049

Hi,

Not sure if it solves your problem but try:

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

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

IS MY LAPTOP SATA III?

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

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

Which one you want to use is your decision.

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

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

Answer:RAM MHZ on Satellite L500-1V1

Hi

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

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

Greets

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

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

Answer:Low RAM in Satellite L500-1XL

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

So buy second 2 GB RAM and upgrade your notebook.

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

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-02C

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

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

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

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

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

Before we start discussion about this check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm at first.

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Im looking to upgrade my Toshiba L500-1ZP
Upgrade includes 2 x 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz a SSD 500GB and changing out the current i3 330M with an i5 580M (tdp on both is 35W)

The only problem im walking against is Bios support for the i5 580M
Did Toshiba make 1 bios version for ALL L500 series laptops?
ifso can any one tell me if there is a toshiba l500 series laptop with a i5 580m cpu?

Thanks in advanced?

Answer:RAM upgrade of Satellite L500

not sure about the bios, but you might wanna make sure that the i3 die is the same as the i5 die (in shape and size). It should be because mobile i3/5/7's are basically all the same 2c4t with different clocks and cache amounts

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hi

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

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

Bye

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

Answer:Satellite Pro L500 - Will not switch on

Hi buddy,

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

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

Does it start now?

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Hi

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

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

Answer:Satellite L500 keeps freezing

Hi

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

How about new OS installation?
Did you try this?

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

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

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HI

I HAVE A SATELLITE L500 AND IT CANT FIND THE SYSTEM HARD DRIVE

PLEASE HELP

Answer:I can find HDD for Satellite L500

Hi

I don?t understand what you mean exactly;
You cannot find HDD for this notebook or cannot find Windows installed on HDD?
Can you boot Windows; yes or no?

PS: it would be really, really useful for all other users here in the forum, if you could spend a little bit more effort writing an posting here; means more info and more user-friendly text.

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My Satellite L500-13W got the cmos battery broken and now it wont post it just turn on the fan for a second and turns off right after
Is it possible to fix the cmos battery?

Answer:Satellite L500-13W is not posting

I forgot to say that my cmos battery is soldered to MB

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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


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

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

Cheers for your time. Any help would be great.

Answer:Cannot recover my Satellite L500-19X

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greets

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

TIA
Trevor

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

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

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

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

thank you very much,
Roni

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

Hi

What do you think about installing the drivers for FN keys?
You have to download Toshiba Value Added Package that you can find on the Toshiba website.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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

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hi,

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

Greets

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

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

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

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

Hi adecker,

Maybe it?s caused due the upper and lower filters in registry. You should try removing it as you can read in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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

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L500 suddenly started to hang on shutdown forcing manual power off sequence next morning. "Shutting Down" message visible. On power up login process sometimes fails. I have resorted to starting in safe-mode and shutting down before "starting the day" normally to be on the safe side. Nothing installed but Adobe Air upgraded.

Any one else experiencing similar symptoms?

Answer:Satellite L500 - Won't shutdown

Maybe other programs (like adobe... something) are looking for updates and blocking shutdown or maybe you have some bugs on you computer. Scan computer for viruses and some malware.

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Hi,

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

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

Answer:Canīt recover Satellite L500

Hello Florian

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

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

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L500 1XC Fan query

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance

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

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

Check it out. Googling around you will find it.

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Am I doing anything fundamentally wrong ?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite L500

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

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Hi I have this laptop and I want to know if I can do hardware upgrade (cpu , gpu , memory etc.)

Also I want to ask if i can put this cpu " i3-330M 2.13Ghz socket PGA98A " its from another L 500 but I don't know more .

Thanks .

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Need new AC Adaptor for Satellite L500

Hi

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

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Hi all,

The DVD is not recognized when a dvd is popped into the laptop.
I have tried to reinstall the driver but no luck.
Does anyone have an idea?

thanks

Gunter

Answer:DVD is not recognized on Satellite L500-1XJ

It is not easy to say what is wrong there.
We don?t even know which DVDs do you use.

Maybe you should write little bit more about all this and offer some fact and relevant info. You know, for better understanding.

By the way, which driver you have installed again?

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My New Satellite L500 1W1 Pro Freeze randomly.

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

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

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

I don't know what other to try.

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

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

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

Please Help!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro L500 1W1 - Freeze

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

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

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

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Hi there

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

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can't recover Satellite L500

Hi Luis

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello, I hope some one can help.

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

thanks!

Answer:Need installations CD for Satellite L500-245

If you use original OS that you got with your notebook you can create new recovery DVD using preinstalled Toshiba recovery disc creator software.
You can also try to reinstall original recovery image using HDD recovery option - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

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

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Hi,

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

Thks
Peter.

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC - Need HDD Caddy

Hi

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi,

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

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

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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

Answer:Satellite L500 shutters

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1XC HDD Recovery help

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Plugging Satellite L500-19Z into TV

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

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Hi, My Satellite L500 won't boot. It will respond to F2 or F12 but just returns to a blank black screen with a flashing cursor as soon as setup is exited. I've removed/replaced battery and memory cards and also hdd but it has made no difference. I've tried F6 but this doesn't ssem to work. Anyone got any ideas please? Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500 Won't boot up

Hi,

What is the model number of your L500?

Have you tried running Recovery (by holding down the Zero key during Power On, or using the Recovery options in the Windows F8 Menu)?

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Hi

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

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

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

Thank you in advance!

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

Hi

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

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

Greets
Randy

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Help!

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

Help!

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

Hi

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

Good luck

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Hi,
I cannot get my Toshiba Satellite L500 13T PSLJ3E to work. Here is the timeline:

1. I brought it with Win Vista, It worked great for about 6 months but started slowing down and I decided to change it to Windows 7

2. I installed the Windows 7 using custom install(creating new "windows" folder, not upgrading Vista). Once again it worked great for about a month, but once again it ran into trouble - showing the Windows 7 version of the blue screen of death for 0.5 seconds followed by a restart.

3. I browsed the net and they said that the easiest way to get rid of the problem is to re-install. I did it(after trying several windows repairs) but yes, thats right, it died - before starting the windows it showed problems with Realtek Wireless.

4. I had hopes that third time - the charm will work and re-re-installed the W7(every time using new installation).
Once more time - doesnt work, but this time I cannot even get to install it - the windows installer stops at around 60% of the expanding files and says: problems with the media device. And after the restart I cannot find the Hard Drive(the BIOS shows only FDD and CD/DVD)

Now I'm stuck here, the only way to start the windows is by Safe Mode on my Wondows installed on point 3, yet not every time .
Unfortunately the first of my Recovery DVDs cannot start and on top of that I cannot enter into the recovery partition by pressing 0 at start up, but I see the Recovery Partition when I go to the WIndows in... Read more

Answer:Cannot run the OS on Toshiba Satellite L500

Blue screen and then restart sound's like something with hardware is wrong. I had something like that when my RAM module failed. Check your memory using memtest.

PS. I will not recommend installing windows on windows and reinstalling it. Better format drive and install new clean OS.

edit: or maybe something with your hard drive - if you had an option pull out you hard drive and check it on another computer using HDtune (or something like that)

Message was edited by: Jurgo

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Hi,





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

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

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



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

In the BIOS I found:



Dynamic CPU Freqency Mode - Always Low

Core Multi-Processing - Disabled



So I switched them on to:



Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode - Dynamic

Core Multi-Processing - Enabled



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



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



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

Is there any solution for this?



Modell: Satellite L500- 1QK

PSLS9E-01000SEN

Answer:Satellite L500 BSOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Stefano

Answer:Satellite L500 and Fan Noise

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

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Hi All

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

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

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


Gary

Answer:Satellite L500 is not Switching ON

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Answer:Need new keyboard for Satellite L500

Hi,

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

Greets

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Hi,

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

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

Answer:Satellite L500-DT1 won't Start Up

Hi,

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

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

Thanks

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

Hi

Your notebook has Realtek LAN card inside.

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

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

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

My aim is:

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

Any suggestions or thoughts before I dive in ?

Regards, SnapafunFrank

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello To Every One.

Dear All.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in Advance

And Best Regards

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

Hi,

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

you can read here:

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

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

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

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

Answer:Satellite L500 - Always freezing

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

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

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

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brand new L500, downloaded a few programmes, all of a sudden, cant use the touchpad at all
i can use external mouse no prob
Thanks

Answer:Cannot use touchpad on my new Satellite L500

Is maybe touchpad disabled with FN+F9?
Please use this key combination and be sure touchpad is enabled.

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

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i have satelite series L500-14X and i'd like to upgrate my processor unit. I'd like to tell me about their compatible processor recommended

Answer:CPU Upgrade on Satellite L500-14X

Hi

I investigated a little bit and it seems that your notebook supports the Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset

According to the Intel page:
http://ark.intel.com/products/35134/Intel-82GM45-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller-hub

the chipset supports the:

? Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9500 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8400 (3M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor 575 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor 585 (1M Cache, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor QX9300 (12M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9800 (6M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P8700 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9100 (12M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T1700 (1M Cache, 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T9550 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T3100 (1M Cache, 1.90 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor P9600 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Celeron? Processor T1600 (1M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
? Intel? Core?2 Duo ... Read more

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I would like to ask if this model can take video card with bigger memory or if this card can take bigger memory
''ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)''
Thank you .

Answer:Satellite L500-1D9 - GPU with more memory

Check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401AX0001R01.htm
Toshiba doesn't support GPU upgrade so you cannot use more powerful graphic card with your notebook.

Unfortunately hardware upgrade is very limited and supported is RAM and HDD upgrade.

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I didn't use my laptop for 2 weeks and now when I try to turn it on there is no sign of life other than the power lights at the front when it's plugged in. It's not just a screen issue - there are no whirring noises or anything when I try to turn it on, I just get nothing.

So far I have tried:

A power cycle
Changing the power supply and battery with my dad's identical computer.
Removing each of the two RAM sticks one at a time, repeating the power cycle, and trying to turn on.
Disconnecting the DVD drive and turning on.

None of these worked.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L500-1XD will not turn on

Hi

> Removing each of the two RAM sticks one at a time, repeating the power cycle, and trying to turn on.

What you could try to power up the unit using the RAM modules which are used in Dad?s identical notebook.
In case this does not help, I would assume some kind of motherboard malfunction might be the reason why the notebook cannot be powered ON.

How to solve this?
I guess you have no many options; the faulty part needs to be replaced. But I think this is a matter of expense

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Hello,

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

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

Best regards,
palma72

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

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

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

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Hi.

My notebook have a built in camera, and this camera thos not inicialize,

I ave done a HDD recovery, and after that the web camera software was not installed. I downloaded de this software an the camera drivers and instaled it in the laptop, but the camera, but the camera doesn't work any way.

There are some way to fix it?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L500 - Web Cam is not working

The question is: is cam hardware recognized and detected by the system or not?
Can you see it in device manager?

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Hi,

Just bought Satellite L500/01K upgraded to window 7 (32 bit).
Only Fn (F6 F7) key don't work.

Tried to uninstall TVAP and Toshiba flashcards support utility and reintall them, restart the computer and still don't work.
The Toshiba ECO mode utility also don't work but i think this could be because the screen brightness can't be adjusted.

Could anyone help on this matter. Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500/01K - Fn (F6 & F7) don't work

Hi WML,

That means all FN keys work without the FN keys for screen brightness control?

It would be interesting to know which versions of TVAP and Flash Cards Support Utility you have used for reinstalling. On Windows 7 you need the newest versions as far as I know, both must be released for Windows 7.
Check this!!!

If you reinstall the applications, remove all old versions first. Restart your notebook and then install TVAP firstly. After one more restart you can install Flash Cards Support Utility and all FN keys should start work.

Last but not least ECO mode utility should also be reinstalled. ;)

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