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Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Question: Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

With my new network now up and running, and all devices talking to each other as they should, I probed about in the (VM supplied) Netgear Superhubs settings and discovered I can change the frequency from 2.4 to 5gz which gets me away from local interference.
My iMac, Ipad iPhone and ATV work perfectly with the setting at 5, but laptop flatly refuses to even see the network. I have a new Draytek wireless router being delivered this week and would like to use the higher setting for all devices without having to go into the admin screen and change back to 2.4 when using the lappy.
Anyone had this issue, or suggest a workaround?

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite Pro Wireless Issue

Should have added....Laptop runs Windows 7 64 bit, and the network card is the Atheros with the latest drivers installed.

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In my street there are several wifi connected properties that use the same provider. Myself included.

My laptop has an issue whereby if it picks up too many of these signals (if they're in use when I'm online I presume), I can't get online (Connection says 'limited' in the Network sidebar).
If I un-select 'connect automatically' on the company specific signals, mine works again, briefly. As soon as I select another signal to un-select the previous one defaults to 'selected', and my signal generally goes again.

Main question then; how the heck to do I stop this laptop trying to automatically connect to the other signals? My connection is not a public one, nor are the others. I've looked for an option, but I really can't work out where it is!

Could my TV, which has a modem (like a TIVO) have an effect on it?

I'm using Windows 8, Google Chrome (shouldn't make a difference, but thought I'd mention it).
The signal for my property is down as the default.

Thanks for reading, hope you can help!


Answer:Issue with wireless signal on Toshiba Satellite C50-B-13N

I don't understand. Do you have a unique SSID (name of wireless network)? If you do, and have none of the others set for "connect automatically"there should be no attempt to connect to any other network.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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

It always connect and disconnect me.

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

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

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

any idea?

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Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 running XP. For the year that I've had it it has run great.  As of lately I haven't been able to use a CD in the DVD-R drive.  The CD tray opens, I put a CD into it, it tries to read it( I see the light turn on and hear the cd spin) but it just stops and won't recognize it.  I try to open it in "My Computer" but it just prompts me to insert a cd into the drive.  I don't know what happened in the past month to make this happen.  The catch is this.....  It will play a DVD just fine.  It recognizes it and plays it right away.  I updated the driver and even deleted the driver and started fresh.  Nothing worked. Has anyone ever heard of this?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Answer:Toshiba Satellite CD/DVD issue

Could be the particular CD you put in there.However, I once had a gateway laptop need a replacement Drive put in.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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I have a Toshiba satellite s855-044 and am having issues with the power. I have looked up on countless forums and have been able to find people with similar issues but not the same. Basically the issue is that it will not turn on sometimes and wont show any symptoms of having power. Here is what i know about it:
1. The issue only comes up when i power off the laptop while it is unplugged.
2. None of the power indicators on the front light up, however when you look at it in a pitch black room it is VERY faintly blinking (indicator for when it is plugged in)
3. It turns back on usually after 10 or so hours of messing around with it. (Pulling plug out and putting it back in. Checking connections inside, etc.)
4. I have 2 batteries as well as 2 power adapters (chargers), trying different combinations of them do not seem to make a difference.
5. I have tried the method of unplugging and removing battery and holding the power button for around a minute, no results from that method.

If anybody could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Issue

Have you checked the actual power jack connector? May be worth replacing it, since it's only a $10 part:
DC Power Jack w Cable Harness Toshiba Satellite S855 043 S855 044 S855 S5290P | eBay

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My mum's got a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 with Windows 2000. It has a (Toshiba) Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card. Now I've got a sitecom wireless Broadband router and I'm trying to get internet on the laptop. I've already got it going on our desktop and my brother's laptop, but with this laptop it just won't seem to work.

The Toshiba Client manager can "see" the router, but I can't connect to it. In my Network and Dial-up Connection window, it says that for the Local area connection the network cable is unplugged.

And when I check ipconfig /all, I get the following:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : asheron
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-2D-11-7E-70

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State................: Media disconnected
Description..................: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Metwork Connection
Physical address: 00-00-39-F7-94-33

Can anybody help me with this? I really don't know what to do.

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can any one tel me the toshiba satellite A60 have wireless lan or not.
sory for my english.thank .

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I have a toshiba Satellite L855-10P and my webcam was working fine until today when, during a skype video conference, it started showing black lines a bit like static and the quality decreased significantly. I used the webcam application to check if it wasn't an internet issue and the same problem occurred.

I restarted the computer and removed the protective plastic from the webcam and nothing changed. It's a brand new laptop, it's only 2 months old. Is there anything I can do to find out the nature of this problem or should I just go ahead and use the warranty?

**Edit: I changed the quality to 1280*700 and the image had great quality but when I changed it to anything lower than that quality the static came back.

Message was edited by: FranPicoto

Answer:Re: Toshiba Web Cam issue on Satellite L855-10P

Have you tried to reinstall Toshiba Webcam driver?
Latest version you can find on Toshiba support page -

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So, the problem started when my dad told me various recharge lights would not come one. Low and behold after opening it up I noticed the Power Pin within the DC housing was not there, in fact it dropped directly into my hand while I was opening it... So after a great deal of experimentation in trying to fix it... I have given up, if I jiggle it for a little while the lights will come on for a second... Please look at diagram for what I believe is accurate~

The connector just behind the housing... is that a ground? my limited knowledge on, on-board circuitry prevents me from repairing this myself.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 DC Issue

if you can visually seek the break, then you know where it should connect in order to repair it. You need not know the polarity. But I don't recommend repairing this yourself unless you are good with a soldering iron. Take it to a shop.

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The mouse, out of nowhere, starts to go to the right or to the left and there is nothing to do to remove it from the place. Sometimes it stops and others doesn't. This problem prevents us from working. It has nothing to do with the mouse (we tried several) or with docking station because it happens without the docking station.

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hey, everyone, ive been looking for similar problems but found none, maybe you guys can help.

i have a toshiba satellite m40 and it has no hard drive. even if it doesnt have a hard drive it should be able to boot and tell me so. my problem is:

1st. the laptop screen works sometimes. meaning the laptop turns on but the screen is off....but other times it turns on fine. now, when the screen doesnt turn on, i found that hitting it makes the screen appear and im not happy about hitting my laptop, im just trying to get it to work.

2nd. when the screen does work, the laptop gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and does not move from there.....unless..... you hit it.

whats wrong with the dumb thing? anybody help?

oh and like the thing is, it does function, the screen does turn on and the motherboard logo screen does change but u have to really hit it a few times..... other wise it freezes or the screen wont turn on.... ive ran linux off of a live cd on it so i know for a fact im right.

Answer:Toshiba satellite m40 huge issue

It is time to have the laptop serviced by a qualified technician, or to buy a new laptop. If you are familiar with removing memory or hard drive, you can try reseating them. The video cable from the LCD panel to the motherboard may be pinched or loose

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My house-mate recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A60 laptop machine. It appears to have a bit of an issue booting correctly.
On 60-75% of boot attempts the result is an error meesage indicating the driver for the onboard ATI display adapater could not start correctly and that the system will restart. On this second reboot the system invariably starts normally.
Any ideas on what could be the issue? Does this machine require a BIOS update?.. or perhaps it is an issue brought on by the patching of the preinstalled XP home with service pack2.

Any ideas gratefully recieved

Answer:Boot issue with Toshiba Satellite A60

Have you guys looked for a video driver update?

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I have a sound "problem".
I'll try to explain.
2 days ago i formatted my notebook and install all drivers that here on the toshiba site, but my sound is different.

I play counter strike and the som on game, on youtube, etc, seems different with echo.
I have the same notebook, same drivers, same headphones, same windows (8.1).

Best regards.

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I've been working on a friends A200-AHC308. It had a few viruses and was currently running XP, so I decided to reformat to XP-SP3. Prior to the reformat I attempted to back up all of his files to a USB flash drive, although the computer had problems recognizing the USB. I figured that the problem may have had something to do with a faulty driver installation so ignored it and continued with the format, having backed up his files on a DVD. After the reformat I am still having the same issue. All drivers are installed properly and nothing in Device Manager is popping up with a question mark. What happens is this: I plug the media in (whether it be an external HDD or a flashdrive) and the computer goes through its device wizard. It does one of two things:
Says the device was installed successfully although when attempting to access it through My Computer the drive does not load (it is present, although when attempting to open it I have no luck).
Says the device is not compatible.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite A200 USB Issue

If you have a second USB flash drive available, plug it into the Toshiba and see if you can read from/write to it.

If you can, it's likely the drive you backed the data up on is either going bad or was corrupted by the virus(es). If this is the case, any attempt at recovering the data should be done with extreme caution. If inserted into and accessed from another PC there is a good chance it will infect it. Go to the virus and malware section of the board for specific scanning and cleaning tips for the drive before you attempt to open or transfer any data from it.

If the second (clean) USB drive doesn't work, reboot the PC with the USB drive removed and try again. If it still fails, go to and download the Beta version of Microsoft's Fix-It Tool. XP SP3 had a few bugs; this tool fixes many of them.

Hope this helps.

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I bought this new, obviously some years ago.
XP Home and all original hardware.
Gave it to my sister about 4 years ago to run to run scientific apps that won't run on anything newer than XP.
In her possession, It was not used on a network---no internet at all.

It's screen went blank but the lights on the front of the case showed it loading/booting up.
So I attached it to an old CRT monitor. As the computer booted the screen filled with a few hundred colored vertical lines but finalized with the regular background, but no icons or start menu. Right clicking on it did nothing.

So I booted to an Acronis Boot disk and installed a known drive image I made 4 years ago that I knew was good. Same issue.

I then installed the factory image from my Toshiba Install disk and, with the CRT attached, it boots up normally with no apparent issues.

I still need to check the wiring connections of the laptop monitor but at least it's still useful with the external monitor.

I'd like to hand this back to my sister with confidence as she uses it at home to do scientific data analysis for her employer.
Any thoughts on what this issue might be, have been?
SysInfo to follow.

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Ive had this laptop for a while and it works fine, slower over time of course, but i maintain it well....I have come across an issue. Whenever i browse the internet, its reaalllly slow. Some sites work fine ( such as google or gamespot) but i cant search anything, it takes too long to load. Hotmail doesnt even come up, it jus loads and loads and loads...Ive had a virus and a trojan on my comp, scanned with 4 different programs and got rid of all the bad stuff on there...Seems to be clean, but still having the same issue. Thanks in advance for any advice or ideas

Answer:Toshiba satellite M70-SR6 internet issue


Read the suggestion about going thru our spyware guide in your other post. This will be to ensure that the PC is clean.


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During a software update my laptop lost power and made my computer into a brick, I lost my revovery partition and the back up discs were corrupt.
However with a bit of formatting from 3rd party software I have manage to install an old version of win 8.1 64 bit.
However when I have come to install drivers from the Toshiba website the wifi drivers don't seem to want to play and the wifi hardware is still not recognised.
Does anybody have any info or guidance of what hardware may be installed wifi adaptor wise
Toshiba Satellite C500-A-13G
Part number PSCGWE-02JOOXEN
thanks for any help you can give
G :)

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Opened my daughter's laptop this morning and it seems like the LCD has "dissolved" in the left bottom of the screen. There's no identation on the screen or any sign of damage. The liquid crystal just seemed "smeared" or something in the corner. Any thoughts? I'm not a technie so sorry if I don't know all the terminology... I purchased this for her for Christmas at Office Depot so it's only a few months old. Please help! Thanks mucho!

Answer:Issue with Toshiba Satellite Screen

The LCD screen could have been damaged by placing a heavy object on the top of the closed laptop or by bumping or dropping. It doesn't take much... The LCD panel might be under warranty. Its worth checking into. Otherwise, it is expensive to replace. They cannot be repaired

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Hello everyone. Nowadays, I see on this forum people are discussing about the CD/DVD issues on L30/L300/L350. I would like to share my experience on this issue and hope everyone shares your experience as well.

My laptop are Toshiba L30 PSL33 and Toshiba L300 PSLB2E. I am lucky that I have no problem with CD/DVD discs/drives as I can read/write/play CD/DVD smoothly. However, I used to have some problems with CD/DVD drive on my notebook. Here is my experience.

1) Make sure there is no other CD/DVD softwares on your computer (except the orginal software from Toshiba). Especially to those who have been used to using Nero. If you have problems, try to remove Nero and test with the one supported by Windows

2) If you still have problems, try to update the firmware of the DVD drive. It can be done by visiting the Toshiba Support Driver site ( Check what drive you have by looking at the Device Manager. Download the newest firmware from there and update your drive.

3) My last solution. If you have Vista pre-installed, try to get a XP version on your computer and do not install any other software. Test/copy a CD by using windows writing tool to see whether the problem is solved or not.

In my opinion. the main reasons you may encournter are: there are CD/DVD drives have XP firmware base and need to be updated so that they can be used in Vista; or there are software like Nero and PowerDVD are causing the conflict between the ACPI con... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L3** CD/DVD issue !!! Here is my solution. How about you?

Hi anhchuong!

Thanks for this nice solution instructions. In future, this ways,s mentioned by you, should be checked first.
I really like this one!

Rock on dude! ;)

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Hi there, hoping someone out there can help me with this one. Am setting up new Toshiba L40 (Vista Home Premium) for a friend of mine, getting it all up & running AV and anti-spyware using my BTInternet WLAN before attempting to connect it to their Orange Livebox. Have got it all up an running fine, connected to my WLAN no problem, but when the machine goes to standby/screensaver kicks in I lose the WLAN connection and the only way to reacquire it is to restart the machine.Any thoughts on why this is happening and whay I can do to fix it. It is set to connect automatically and does so when the machine is restartedThanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba L40 Wireless Issue

Check these settingsLan Card SettingRight click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task barClick Status-General-PropertiesAt the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayedClick Configure-Click-Advanced Tab Click- Flow Control-Change to Enabled if DisabledClick-Power Management Tab Untick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save powerNetwork Connection SettingClick-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection WizardSelect-Connect to the Internet-NextSelect-Set Up My Connection Manually-NextSelect-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on Next-Finish

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro that runs with Windows Vista. The wireless internet has stopped working, but it will work if I connect with an ethernet cable.

All of the wireless options are "on" (the switch at the front of the laptop, and the fn-f8 command for wireless). When I go into Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Map it tells me that "the adapter is not connected".

Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro - wireless problems

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Hi all! My first post so go easy please

I've been 'tinkering' with computers and laptops for years but this one really has me stumped. I had brought to me a Toshiba Satellite (not pro) L550-19X. The guys explanation was he could only get internet by using the ethernet cable. I took a look and this seems to be the case. The drivers for networking show as Realtek family something or other, nothing showing anything for a wireless card. I checked that the wireless card was seated was. There is no F8 function showing in the flash cards when holding the FN key and the little wireless icon does not show in the system tray. Its running Windows 7 by the way. So, i installed a different wireless card and sure enough, the laptop detected it, installed it and Windows said it was 'ready to use'. F8 function showed in the flash cards and we had the wireless symbol in the system tray! Yey! I thought......but nope! The wireless icon has a red x through it, even after F8'ing. Wireless is enabled in BIOS and there are no issues showing in device manager. I have done a complete restore using the recovery disk supplied and there is no little switch on the front edge of the laptop, just an LED for the wireless. Sorry for the long post but I had to explain everything I had done so far. Any help on this would be very gratefully recieved.

Many thanks in advance.

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My Satellite M45-S331 has intermittent wireless connectivity problems. It simply stops working after awhile. It connects at first to my WEP enabled router (as do the other laptops) and then after awhile it fails. There is a system event error that reads:

Event 5005
"Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection : Has encountered an internal error and has failed."

Event 5031
"Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection :The adapter has detected an Adapter Check as a result of some unrecoverable hardware of software error. Please contact your service provider."

Event 5002
"PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection :Has determined that the adapter is not functioning properly."

The funny thing is that I tried to do a repair on the device and now it just doesn't run (shows up in device manager)

The machine is XP-Pro SP3, I had let Toshiba's wireless utility manage the connections but now I have switched back to windows WZC but the condition continues.

The driver version is:

Vendor: Intel version is dated 12/19/2007
I had used DriverAgent to upgrade drivers in the past. I just now chose the option to roll back the driver (Surprisingly it stayed at the same revision and version) and I can now connect but I have done this before and know it will eventually drop again with the same errors listed above.

I'm pretty technical but this one has me puzzled. I can't tell if it's a driver issue or a hardware issue. ... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45 - Wireless Failure

This is a driver or hardware issue it would seem.

I would STOP using DriverAgent and download the proper drivers directly from Toshiba for your model.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro running XP - I have attempted some of the other solutions and still can't seem to make it work. I have run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, when its connected via ethernet cable it shows networks when not connected nada.
I have tried deleting the wireless driver and restarting still nothing. I have tried starting it in Safe Mode and deleting the drivers but I received an error message saying those were needed for restarting.

I wonder if there isn't a problem with the router settings as seen in Lauren27 closed issue. I have a Qwest modem from CenturyLink and when I try to login to adjust the setting I get sent to a CenturyLink error page. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Windows IP Configuration when connected via ethernet cable
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CHLOE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B6-10-CA-D1

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

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HI all. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite M55-s331 laptop. When trying to connect it to my Comcast broadband wirelessly, it drops constantly. I have used this netgear router with Comcast b4 and never had problems. Could this be a driver problem or a known Toshiba issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

BTW..When it drops, I get the Comcast New Customer Installation Download page.



Answer:Toshiba Satellite wireless drops

Well its osunding like it may be toshiba related see this thread -

Might be conincidental but the stories sound similar.

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My 94 year-old grandfather (YES 94) managed to delete his wireless internet settings on his Toshiba Satellite A55 laptop computer. I have been trying to walk him through getting it back up over the phone, but I am (or he is) missing something. I failed to mention I am in Ohio and he is in South Carolina so I cannot just stop on by to do this. He has Windows XP and I thought it would be just like on my Dell lap top, click on your wireless network icon and search for a local network. There is a wireless network that he is subscribed to in his nursing home but it is not detecting any networks. Any ideas as to what he may have deleted or what to look for to get him going again? Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to set up wireless internet on a Toshiba satellite A55?

First, is the wireless switched on? The switch is low on the front of a Toshiba and, I understand, easy to toggle accidentally. The LED indicating whether the wireless is switched on is red I've been told.

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Ok, I am fully aware of the black screen of death issue, which I have along with everyone else who didn't pay attention when buying this comp, but this morning I tried to turn it on and I get a blinking battery light, but nothing else. I took out the battery and tired with just the AC Adapter plugged in, no blinking light, nothing. With the adapter unplugged and the battery in, I still get the blinking light. So I figured it had to be the adapter. I went out and bought a new adapter, but no dice. Anyone else have this problem? Know any possible way to fix this or what's causing it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A215 power issue

Bad motherboard... Or broken DC jack. You could try removing the hard drive and see if the notebook posts

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Hi All,

I have the above laptop, downloaded Windows 10 - then uninstalled it as it made my machine mega slow.

The + and - buttons to alter the volume no no longer work on the laptop unless you press the FN key.

I went into the control panel to change that, did as I was instructed but I still have to press it to get any volume. I rang Toshiba helpdesk and they couldn't solve the issue either.

Also, the volume has to be turned up to at least 50 to get any sound out as you cannot hear it otherwise. Someone said to do something to the BIOS but i have no idea as I am not tech at all.

Any help would be great as I have tried You Tube and online and not had any luck.

Thanks all.

Answer:Volume issue on Toshiba Satellite pro laptop

This could be it:

I set it so that I can press F1 to F12 without holding the Fn key. When I did that then I had to press Fn key to adjust volume with the - + keys that are on the F9 and F10 keys.

Also you may want to open the volume mixer to see if other volume levels are less that the master volume.

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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite laptop power issue

Power Supply tested with a multimeter to make sure it works is a start. If the power supply is bad then the laptop wont work without it unless the battery has a charge.How did you replace the power switch on a laptop?

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I purchased a used Toshiba Satellite 1730. The laptop has an ethernet jack in the back. 700mhz/128MB/ATI Rage Mobility/10GB HD in case your wondering.

All hardware is detected by Windows XP with exception of any kind of NIC.

On Toshiba's website there are Mini-PC LAN drivers (for Windows ME), but the spec's for the laptop do not list any NIC. It does list "accessories" and several different NICs though.

Linux is also oblivious to any NIC.

I updated the BIOS for the shear "fun of it" and possible miracle that it might help. No dice there.

Doubt anyone has any ideas, but hey if you have any experience with older Toshiba laptop's maybe you've had an experience like this.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1730 - Ethernet Issue

Go to and get the free Everest Home Edition.
That should tell you what hardware is in that laptop.
If you open it up, do you see any wires going from NIC-port to mobo, or is it just a dummy-port?
Some models have their active NIC on a docking station. Alternatively, you should be able to get a PCMCIA NIC.

Also check with,Laptop,Network-Interface-(NIC).aspx

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D and had to run the 5 dvd set recovery disk set. It locked up after disk 3 of 5 on original Hard Drive. Just found out after testing Hard Drive it is knocking. I installed New Sata Hard Drive and was going to try to rerun the Recovery DVD's again. Problem: New Drive is detected. However, my usb and dvd rom now do not work so, I am unable to restore to Original state. Any Ideas?

Answer:Issue with Restoring Toshiba Satellite L505D

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried reseting the bios to default and see if it then allows them to be discovered

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Hello,I?ve got a Satellite A80 whith buttons to play,stop,rewind and forward in the software preinstalled: windows media player and Intervideo windvd 5. But I?ve desinstalled intervideo 5 (I did?t mean to do it) and installed a updated version Intervideo 7

Does Anyone know how I can continue using this buttons with the new software Intervideo 7.

In the program Toshiba Control is not allowed to anable another video software.

Thank you very much and excuse my englih

Answer:Satellite A80: Issue with Toshiba Control buttons


Did you check the settings in the ?Toshiba Control Properties??
There you will find two tabs. Please check if the option ?DVD Video Control? in the section ?Select Player? under tabs ?Media Apps? is selected.
There you have to choose WinDVD.


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   Hey I need some help with a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7230 that I can't seem to get to power up. I thought it was the power switch but that doesn't seem to be the case as I just replaced it and the computer still won't power on. Any ideas what else could be wrong and is it worth fixing?

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Hi again.

I receive a e-mail from webadmin about the last release of the dvd player for my Satellite x200.
When i run the setup i receive an error message:

This application cannot be installed on this computer.
Setup will be aborted.

When i also try to play any dvd or from folder with the preinstalled TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
I receive this:

Unable to output the video to an external device. please switch your display device by pressing Fn + F5 keys after ending this application.
I switch it to HDMI output but stil the same error. Cannot play either in my TV or my Laptop monitor

with 2 words i can either the one or other way can see any dvd in my portable unless i install an external player like NERO Show Time Lets say or play it windows media center dvd player.

Win vista premium preinstalled
satellite x200-15k


Answer:Satellite X200-15k & Toshiba DVD Players issue


I have read about the same issue somewhere in this forum. I didn?t find the thread but I can remember that the Toshiba HD DVD player placed on the Toshiba driver page is only the patch (update).

So you will need the original Toshiba HD DVD which was preinstalled on the system to run the update.
I presume Toshiba don?t want to public the full version due to the copyrights policy.

The switching to the other external device works only if the HD DVD player was disabled. But the playing on both devices is not always possible due to the copy function.

Hope I could clarify this question. ;)

Best regards

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can someone please help me out, my touch pad was working fine last week, however when logging back into my machine the device would not work. I have located the device under hidden devices in device manager.

I have attempted to reinstall the drivers but keep getting the error message of the device may not be available, or some drivers may be missing. Any help that can be provided with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello dear forum users,

I have a BIOS virus and nothing seems to help. First I installed a BIOS version from 1.10 to 1.30(.exe), then I wiped my HDD completely and installed the newest version, which is 1.40. Now I can't reinstall the BIOS, because it says the version is the same as that installed on my laptop(1.40). Is there a flashable BIOS installation for this laptop? I couldn't find one in toshiba europe's driver page.

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I hooked my Toshiba L455d (Windows 7) up to my TV (also a Toshiba) to use for DVDs, Netflix and internet access to TV (ABC/CBS/ I used the correct monitor cable and audio cable. Everything works ... except ...
I can't turn the laptop speakers off when the sound is also going through the TV. The TV speakers are louder, but the laptop speakers are loud enough that you can hear them too.
There are two audio plugs on the front of the laptop. One is for headphones. This one doesn't work with the TV. No sound at all. Works with headphones though. According to the Toshiba manual this is OK and how it should work.
The other one is for external speakers and works with the TV. But the laptop speakers work at the same time--well actually with a fraction of second difference, giving an echo quality to the sound. Very odd.
If I mute the laptop it mutes the TV too. I tried going into the sound control window in Windows 7 and all the sliders control both the TV and laptop sound. Not to mention that they tend to go up and down at the same time.
Any thoughts?


Answer:toshiba satellite L455 audio issue

A few quick corrections: the two jacks on the front are mic and headphones! That's why the one makes no sound--it's an input (mic) not an output. The headphones jack does make sound, just doesn't turn off the speakers. When you plug in the plug to the TV the computer asks what you just plugged in--headphones or a line out. If you chose headphones, the TV speakers don't work. If you choose line out then they do... but so do the PC speakers.

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Hello Forum

Can anybody help me to solve Bios password issue ,which İ dont know.ı am out of garantie.Used jumper on G1 on the screen appears change time etc.But it changes and ask me password!!! Thank you in advance.
Ps.İf ı should replace memory card on 2 ?
İnstead 1..F2 .0 f12 f8 didnt helped.

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Please direct me on where to go. I have a Toshiba Satellite U305 running windows Vista Home with SP2. I am trying to connect my Sprint OverdrivePro hotspot wirelessly and will not connect to internet. Connects to the wireless divice with local only connection but not to the internet. I have assured that the wireless is turned on. This happened to another wireless router (netgear) and was wondering if there is a fix. All my drivers are up to date.


Answer:Connectivity issue with Toshiba Satellite and OverdrivePro

Might be that your TCP/IP protocol might not be enabled.

With the Sprint OverdrivePro plugged in go to Start type in CMD right click on CMD above select "Run As Administrator"

Type in

Ipconfig /all

post results here.

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I have a Toshiba L660D-144 with 1.60 bios. When i update my windows freeze and i need to turnof the laptop. I can get laptop turning on but i cant enter on bios setup. I know this is a corrupt or incomplete block.
I want reflashing bios with same version but the software says i realy have same version and i cannot update.
How i can force update bios?


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hello every one , ( i not so good in english but i will try to explain my probleme )
so i have a toshiba satellite p750-133 , whene i push the start botton it start , LED on , Fan work , but in 5 sec , it shutdown,
what's the problem ,
i checked the bios ( tried the hard reset ) , same problem ,
so please i realy need my pc , i'm programmer and i can't get new one ,


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Hi all, i hope i am posting this in the right place. anyway i just got a toshiba pocket pc 330 and i was wondering if anyone knows how i can use this online. Do i need to purchase any other accessories like a wireless card or bluetooth. any info would be much appreciated. thank you

Answer:Toshiba pocket pc wireless issue

Fastlane247 said:

Hi all, i hope i am posting this in the right place. anyway i just got a toshiba pocket pc 330 and i was wondering if anyone knows how i can use this online. Do i need to purchase any other accessories like a wireless card or bluetooth. any info would be much appreciated. thank youClick to expand...

to get it on the internet, run ActiveSync (microsoft) and place your device in the cradle (should be supplied) and the activesync on mobile 2003 should say connecting to USB connection'... et viola! if you go to pocket internet explorer you should be able to type in the URL and get onto a website...
if you dont have a cradle, you can get a Wi-Fi CF card and install a Wi-Fi router, but thats gonna cost you quite a bit of money.....


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My Toshiba Satellite can't detect wireless connections.An ATT tech was trying to troubleshoot my home connection problem, walked me through all kinds of DOS prompts, had me change setings, etc. Nothing fixed it except a new modem/router. However, now I can not pick up ANY wireless connections anywhere. My orange light is on and my F8 reads ON.I know it is a setting he had me change, but he had me change alot of things and I am not a DOS guru :( HELP, I need my wireless capablities back.

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite can't detect wireless/light is ON

Googling is probably the best way to sort it out.See if any of these links sort it out.How to Connect to a Wireless Network in Windows 7 To Connect To a Wireless Router for Local Administration the Wireless Connection Icon Networks Available Wireless Network the Advanced Settings in Wireless Networks - Networks to access to Advanced Network Access Step to Change Advanced Network Access Your Wi-Fi Router Channel to Optimize Your Wireless Signal tips to help improve your wireless network recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and by the 'WLAN AutoConfig' service of Windows Vista. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard. Fix : Wireless Capability turned off in Windows 7 to the... Read more

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I'm having some problems with my wireless card on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite M500). Basically, about every few minutes it gets connectivity issues. Kicks me off the internet, but the windows wireless connectivity program never catches on that I was kicked off. On top of that, I can circumvent the problem by holding my laptop up in such a way that the card (which is located basically below my left wrist) is up in the air. Of course this is far from ideal.

This is my ipconfig:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Saskia-windows7
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8192E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-1A-04-1B-76-AD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2531:7012:7880:242f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:06:41 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:44:11 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::1eaf:f7ff:... Read more

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I have an older laptop running Windows 98 and would like to add a wireless (Belkin) card. The computer is a Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT, purchased in 1998 or 1999. Product specifications are located here in pdf format but I'm really not sure what to look for:

I have someone interested in buying this computer from me and I don't know how to answer their question. Help!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 2595CDT and Wireless Card

The laptop accepts "PC Cards" of both 16 and 32 bit.

However, you are really looking at the wrong end, you need to find a wireless card that will work on Windows 98.

Note that there are differences in Windows 98 and Windows 98SE in this regard, many devices such as wireless cards need 98SE, but also some need later versions of Windows (2000 or better).

You need therefore to determine if anyone makes a wireless card for Windows 98 (the specifications do not refer to Windows 98SE). SE means Second Edition.

So the laptop will physically take a Wireless PC Card, but will the operating system (Windows 98) work with the specific "Belkin" card you mention?

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my laptoop is not showing any available networks in networking. the device seems to be working properly according to windows device manager. recently have run some anti-spyware, reg cleaners etc. system seems to be running well, better than ever, but now can't find networks. any ideas out there?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite not showing wireless networks

What are the system specs? and which windows you are running?

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HELP with Toshiba Satellite C-50A5177WM Laptop.

The problem I am having is that wireless connectivity becomes intermittent while trying to browse websites, Web pages just lag an stop loading altogehter I use a usb Wireless Adapter to be able to navigate but even then it also presents the same issue although not nearly as bad as with the integrated adapter.

I have tried with older drivers as suggeste/d to do and nothing really changed. I have tried to deal with Customer Support but it always ends in long hold times and a lot of frustration

Someone recommended that I install windows 7 and I am seriously considering the move

System Information

Machine name: MONTES_01
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)
Language: Spanish (Regional Setting: Spanish)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite C50-A
BIOS: 1.30
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 3976MB RAM
Page File: 2553MB used, 2701MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

wireless adapter:
Name: Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_061211AD&REV_01\4&C4DC970&0&00E1
Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\at... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C-50 / Wireless Connectivity issues

I would place more blame on the hotspots or wifi access points. The best thing to do, if you are getting intermittent connecting while using the laptop. Get a USB wifi adapter. The antenna on the Toshiba's, is on the upper Left hand corner of the lid. It is a piece of foil, that is aprox 2"x3".

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I have been having some problems with my wireless connection on my Toshiba Satellite M645-S4050 running Windows 7 for quite some time. One of the symptoms of the problem I am having is that after my laptop goes to sleep and I bring it back up, 80% of the time no wireless network can be detected. I try to diagnose the connection and Windows can not find a solution to the problem. I then am forced to restart my computer and a lot of the time I must restart it more than once.

Another thing that I noticed was that when I am forced to shutdown/restart my computer after no wireless networks can be detect, my computer is unable to turn off and stays on "Shutting down.." screen indefinitely.

I have tried to update all of the wireless drivers to no avail, and I am getting desperate for a solution as I am a college student with no money for a whole new laptop. Thank you for your help.

If any other information is needed, please just let me know.

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Appreciate your help. I have a Toshiba Satellite p750 laptop. I have had it only 2 months and although it works perfectly plugged in my wireless connection will not work. I can see the hardware is all there with drivers but when l try to switch it on using my fn F8 it says not enabled but will not let me change it, also when l press the wireless on/off button on my laptop it beeps and the light turns off but it turns straight back on again yet again doing nothing. I have been getting messages such as turn on hardware Radio Switch.

I am running Windows 7 - 64 bit.

I have tried returning it to factory settings and updating the drivers but l still can not get it to work.

Any ideas??


Answer:Toshiba Satellite P750 Wireless not working

I assume it's still covered by Toshiba under warranty.

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The wireless connection (beside the clock) isn't working on my laptop, although I have tried pressing FN + F8 (which is the wireless button) but it didn't work and I also tried some idea posted here which was to remove the battery and hold the power button to 30 seconds and power it back but it didn't work either

Are there any other fixes to solve the issue pls?


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Wireless security on Toshiba Satellite A55-S326

I set up WEP on my friend's Belkin F5D7230-4 router but password is greyed out on laptop on the Lan settings.

Although I see the network in Wireless Networks, do I need to "Add" instead of going to the Properties which is where the password is greyed out?

Answer:Wireless security on Toshiba Satellite A55-S326

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594519 MB, Free - 543094 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

Somehow I have managed to turn off my wireless switch - I have no idea how - and I can't find the doggone thing to turn it back on. F8 only tells me that it is off and not how to turn it back on. I have recently moved and can't find the info that came with the computer. This is driving me CRAZY - please help me.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P750 Wireless Switch

Second touch button from the left above the keyboard is the wireless on/off switch.
Control Panel, Device Manager, expand Network Adapters, right click Wireless adapter, click Enable.

Users Manual for P750/P755/P750D/P755D

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Toshiba Satellite P755
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
While using the Internet the other day, and had the computer speakers muted, when I heard a very faint and slow-paced beeping sound.  I thought maybe it was a watch alarm buried under some laundry.  Suddenly, the volume and tempo of the beeping increased alarmingly until the computer was basically screaming.  The wireless connection was interrupted and connectivity did not automatically return.  After the wireless was interrupted, the beeping volume and pace again decreased and eventually stopped.  I turned the wireless adapter on and off a few times, and was able to reconnect after a few minutes.  This has happened three or four times.
Yesterday, the wireless bars did not appear in the system tray, but the computer with network cable icon with red X.  Strangely, I was able to connect to the Internet, but the icon did not change to the wireless bars.  Once I restarted, the problem went away.
I haven't done anything to diagnose or troubleshoot this problem.  I checked the vendor website for software updates, but everything is current.
Thanks for your time!

Answer:Wireless Issues, Toshiba Satellite Windows 7

Replied here
Closed this.

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We purchased a Toshiba Satellite CM30-107 Laptop with integral wireless.

We connected to Wanadoo Broadband following their instructions which required loading their CD and plugging in their USB external modem for the intial setup.

Success connected to Broadband. You are then supposed to alter Laptop settings and configure 108.1x network wireless.

Have followed Toshiba's PC help, tried to configure using the same WEP key and 108.1x but cannot get it to connect to Broadband.

Any ideas out there please.

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Hello to all!!

I've an old laptop, one toshiba satellite S300CDS 2.1GB, I don't use it since a lot of years, but now, I want to prepare it for my father who wants to start learning computing. The laptop is working fine with windows 98, but I would like to connect to internet. At home we have a wifi network, so I would like to connect it to this network. Could it be possible? Perhaps using some kind of pcmcia wireless card? and in this case, which model would work for this issue?

I'll appreciate very much your feedback and help about this issue.
Thanks very much for you atenttion and interest!

Best regards,

Answer:Wireless card for toshiba satellite S300CDS 2.1GB

It will probably run XP but you can use a USB wireless device or a PCMCIA wireless card. Finding Win98 drivers might be a little difficult

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Hi. I've been having a problem with the left arrow key on my laptop computer (see title for model), and this only started happening today. The key now requires a much greater amount of pressure than usual for it to do anything; I practically have to mash it. Just so you know, I protect my computer fiercely and make sure not to spill anything on it, but there is a certain amount of free-floating pet hair in the house. Also, my laptop is one that allows you to remove individual keys (to say nothing for the little rubber jobbies underneath them). I'm at my wit's end and would like to avoid buying a replacement internal keyboard on EBay or even a hulking external one. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45-S351 laptop keyboard issue

You can try removing and cleaning it, per Toshiba instructions, or blowing it out with compressed air. If the electrical contact is failing a replacement maybe the only option. Some laptops are easier to work on than others.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8111 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (679 GB Free);
Motherboard: FF50, 06F2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
After the most recent windows 10 update , my battery has not been displaying correctly , my battery icon still shows in the task bar , but the percentage never changes. it always just shows 99% , even after hours. I would like to know if there's a way I can fix this , as frankly I would like to know when I have to plug my laptop in. As I use it away from an outlet quite often. can anyone please help me? so far , all iv done is checked to make sure my drivers were up to date , and they are. So I'm not quite sure what the issue is.

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My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.

The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.

There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.

Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.


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i'm having problem to install Audio Card driver on Toshiba Satellite L40-139, i installed windows XP With SP3 all the other drivers working fine, but i'm unable to install the sound card driver, i tried all king of drivers from toshiba site and from ither sites, i installed some pathces from microsoft (KB835221 & KB888111) but still nothing.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L40-139 - Sound Card XP driver issue

i found a solution, the problem was with KB888111 that is not working with SP3
the soultion is:
1. On the reference PC change the CSDVersion registry key to reflect XP SP2:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=200 (use
512 when scripting)

2. Restart the PC

3. Install KB888111xpsp2.exe (follow the link below and rename
KB888111XPSP2.txt to .exe)

4. Change the CSDVersion key back to reflect XP SP3 again:
a. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDV ersion value=300 (use
768 when scripting)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-065 notebook with Mocrosoft Vista operating system. Every now and then, I get a message on top of my screen stating "Toshiba Flash Cards are not responding". I have to close the message before I can proceed. What could be the problem and how can this be resolved?

Would appreciate any help out there.


Answer:Toshiba Flash Cards issue with Satellite A100-065


maybe because powersaving issues? Could be possible that the system is switching the flashcardreader or is stopping the flashcardservice due to this powersaving settings.

Just a little suggestion: remove all flashcard related tools/drivers, download the latest versions of that software from the toshiba website
( and reinstall it.

Maybe you can solve that error with performing a reinstall?

Please give some feedback

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inherited a laptop with a weird issue. internal dvd burner drive works for one use only. after you watch a movie, install a program, copy music/movie to your hard drive, the drive just dies. nothing will fix the issue aside from a hard reboot. i've connected an external drive, both IDE and SATA (have an adapter that will accept both), and they identify immediately, will read multiple discs, ect ect. can even install an OS with the external drive.

im stumped with this issue. i had reinstalled the OS when i got the laptop, drive worked fine, copied many movies (that i legally own to test out the copy issue the previous owner said it had) with no issues. a few days later, drive will only read once then refuses to read anything else.

the first thing i thought of was perhaps the mechanism that moves the lazer back to its starting point had crapped out.. but i have no real way to rest this. when the drive dies, insertion of a new disc causes it to make its usual whirr whirr reading noise.. but eventually comes back with a redundancy error (cannot read).

ive ordered an external drive off of newegg but was wondering if perhaps this could be motherboard-related.

Answer:weird DVD burner issue, toshiba satellite laptop

DVD Burner maybe is just simply crapping out. You could try to update the firmware on it, maybe.

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I'm a complete novice i'm afraid so bear with me...
The Toshiba Service Station told me to update Toshiba Display Utility. The comments said I'd have to manually uninstall this component in order to for the updated component to install. So I uninstalled this item but then the updated version was no longer there for me to install.
How do I get this back? Step by step guidance please.....

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Has anyone ever tried installing a SanDisk SSD to a Toshiba Satellite laptop or know if these two in general are compatible or not?

I am specificially looking into insalling a 240 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Toshiba A200-1BP, or PSAECE-01U00XTE, to replace the existing 160 GB Toshiba 2.5" SATA HDD (MK1637GSX).

The SSD seems to have the right form (2.5") and the interface (SATA) but I am not sure if these two are enough to ensure compatibility. Unfortunately, SanDisk says (unlike Crucial for example) it does not provide compatibility information for specific computer models. Thank you.


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I have a power up issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033. About a month ago my laptop suddenly shutoff and is showing no power incoming/charging. When I try removing the charger and plug and holdong down the power button it ends up not doing anything andiI've tried for about 5 mins. It does however light up for a split second when I remove the battery and plug the adapter in; it makes the power led flicker red and out again. I'm thinking it was just fried/motherboard dead but since its lighting up I'm hoping that's not the case.

Answer:Power issue with my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6033.

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Ok I have done a ton of research online about what could be wrong with my laptop. But I cant find anything about my situation. When I plug the charger in I get a blue charge light on and it stays on. I dont have a battery so I cant tell you if it will charge. But to my knowledge I dont even need a battery to turn on the laptop. I can use AC. When I hit the power button the power light next to the charge light turns on for 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. I can do this over and over till I am blue in the face. By the way when i hit the power button nothing happens inside the laptop at all. No sound or movement. Now i have tried to hold the power button with out it being plugged in for 30 secs to 3 mins and still the same routine. I reseated the memory and also taken out the hard drive and DVD drive. Still nothing. Can someone help me to troubleshoot this machine.

PS does the fingerprint reader have anything to do with it not turning on?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite P205 S6337 Power Issue.

the fingerprint reader is for after post so not to actually turn it on
running off ac all the time may have knackered the connectrion where the power goes to mobo and also your cmos will be suffering also do you not get anything at all on the screen not even for a second?

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Hello. I recently had an issue with a Toshiba laptop that has me a bit concerned.
On the 28th of July, I had decided to put my Satellite on standby to focus on other things at the moment sometime that afternoon. Normally, this didn't cause any problems and I was in fact, able to save energy. However, though, early that evening, something did unfortunately go wrong.
I pressed the power button, which 'woke' the PC and got me back to the login screen. I entered my password, and for a bit things seemed to be going well. And then it locked up in the middle of the process. I waited a couple of minutes, but to no avail; I was forced to reboot.
After that, everything seemed to be okay at first, but then, to my dismay, the 'System Failure' dialog came up. I let everything run its course, and after about half an hour, it finally came up with the System Restore option. I agreed to it, and let it restart.
Unfortunately, just when I thought everything was okay, I noticed my internet connection was no longer available. And neither was anything else network related, for that matter. Not even Help & Support could start. I soon discovered the ISATAP driver had stopped working(code 31 error), but I doubt this was the only problem now; eventually, I discovered that although initial boot-up wasn't affected, it now took up to 5 minutes for Windows to load. 5 minutes!

I've tried everything I can think of; Safe Mode, additional System Restores, Disk check... Read more

Answer:Possible serious issue(s) with Toshiba Satellite Laptop. (Internet + other issues)

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I'm having trouble fixing a Satellite C50-A Laptop, which was running Windows 8.1.

The main issue is a 'no bootable disk' error message.

The secondary issue, which is stopping me solving the first issue, is difficulty using the Toshiba USB recovery disk.

Any suggestions or advice on either of these problems would be much appreciated.

Troubleshooting this PC so far........................

The laptop has only had 13 months of light use.

I have no idea what caused the initial issue, but it's now giving a 'no bootable disk' error message.

( I'm not at all clear on how these recovery partitions are supposed to work. And I'm not familiar with UEFI / Secure Boot etc. Does this error message mean that the boot partition and the recovery partition both became corrupted simultaneously? Or are there some main boot files which might have become corrupt? )

I used a Linux live CD to access the drive, read-only, and managed to recover data. This would suggest to me that CD, CPU and RAM are all working okay, and the disk is still accessible. I'm not sure if this is a correct assumption.

It looks as if Windows has got itself mangled during some quick hibernate process, but I'm not competent enough to troubleshot a Toshiba partition / Windows 8.1 corruption issue from Linux.

So I reset the BIOS after using the Linux CD, and purchased a Toshiba USB Recovery stick.

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Hello all,

Here is my issue. I have a Toshiba Satellite 6100 that needs a new CMOS "RTC" battery. At the same time, the hard drive will not boot into windows. I can get as far as the screen that asks if I would like to boot into safe mode, or start windows normally. After I select one the computer is freezes.

Now, I have tried to install two "working" hard drives with no luck. I keep getting a IDE #0 error during the POST. I know both of these drives are working as I have tested them in different laptops.

I have set all of the BIOS settings to default after installing each drive.

The only thing I can think of is that the CMOS battery is playing a part in this.

Anyone have any input.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite 6100 hard drive issue

since your CMOS needs replacing, the BIOS is resetting and forgetting your hard drive bootup. replace the battery. Then reseat the drive and reset bios to what it should be. You should not have issues after that.

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My Toshiba sound/video seems to be on it's way out. All i get is crackling and video quality is slow and choppy. This has happened in the past but magically restores to good quality for no apparent reason. At start up sometimes the computer sounds like a Harley revving it's engine. The headphone jack gets the same crackling so I was thinking it isn't just the speakers.
Do i need a new motherboard?
I can still surf web and perform basic functions with it, just no sound/video.
Any help is appreciated.

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Hi folks,

First time post, long time lurker

In a nut shell I have a Toshiba Satellite M60 running Vista Home Edition.

Looking at the other threads on the subject here is what I have:

- Netgear RangeMax Router 240 Wireless Router WPNT834 connected via cable to main computer and working fine.

- Ipconfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Con
nection #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-23-58-57
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit E
thernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-8E-BC-AD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{797378E6-80BF-4968-BA69-29FB9A423

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Answer:Solved: Another OS Vista and Toshiba wireless issue

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Right i got given this laptop so i wiped the HD and put A fresh copy of Windows Xp on, But i need the driver : Intel 802.11a/g Golan Driver V10.1.0.13a So yeaha, Any Help Please

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite A100-200 Wireless Driver

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I am working on my neice's Satellite M35X-S149 and the Internet Connection was working, but its telling me that the wireless network interface is disabled and I can't find how to enable it.

Answer:How do I enable wireless network interface on Toshiba Satellite

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Over the last few weeks my laptop computer has been having problems connecting to the wireless network I have installed at home. When the laptop starts up it will initially connect to the network however after anywhere between 30 secs and 20 minutes it will disconnect.

The network is still shown as available, however when I try to re connect to the network it will tell me that connection is not available taking me to a screen to check the wireless security settings. I have checked these settings several times and both the SSID and network key are correct. This fails to enable a connection either.

I have another laptop and a PS3 which are both connected to the network without any problems.

I have also connected the laptop directly into the router which enables the connection without any problem.

The computer runs using Windows Vista.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L300-11V TK-57 not connecting to the wireless network

Hi:Where is this pc relative to the working pcs ?
Same room,different floor etc ?
A few things you could try:
Move the laptop.Sometimes a few feet can make a big difference.
Change the wireless channel being used (1/6/11 in US).
Download/install from the Toshiba site the latest driver for that wireless adapter

What do you have to do to re-establish the connection ?

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Answer:Wireless not working in toshiba satellite l500 in windows 7

For a start, turn off CAPS LOCK - it's considered to be shouting & many will ignore you.Did the laptop come with Windows 7 or have you installed it later? Are you sure there are drivers available for the wireless card - check the manufacturer's website if necessary. Some Toshiba laptops have a separate wireless switch on the front edge - if it's there make sure it is in the 'on' position. The usual key combination, as far as I recall, is Fn and F8 pressed at the same time (not F8 on its own) - there should be an LED that lights up on the front edge of the laptop when the wireless adapter is on."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Just upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 on my Toshiba laptop. For some reason my wireless is not showing up. I checked device manager, all drivers are there for my ethernet connection and my wireless, however neither of them are working.
help please!

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I have just recently brought a functioning Toshiba Satellite laptop home from my mothers that I witnessed being surfed on and having music played on. I get the laptop home and try to connect to my wireless connection and it recognizeses it, know the name, says its connected, yet the IE says the IE can not display the webpage. I can connect with the ethernet cable and POW there it goes. What setting or what is going on????

Answer:Wireless Internet connection for Toshiba Satellite Laptop

Look on the corner of the base of the laptop and make sure the wi-fi or wireless card in enabled. It might be switched off. .. Other then that go Start(windows flag bottom left)>Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Under Tasks on the top left click Manage Network Connections. If the wireless Adpter is listed in there right click it and you should be able to see if it enabled or disabled. if it disabled, it might be a corupt driver. Maybe doing a system recovery if you check both of those things.

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Hi! I just bought a new laptop (Toshiba Dynabook Satellite K21 200E/W) which was order online. Unfortunately it doesn't have a wireless connection installed or available on it. please advice how can I get this fixed. I only have Local Area Connection available
but no wireless, even the symbol/icon of wifi is not available Network and Sharing Center. Thank you.

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My wireless card is Realtek 8187B and it seems that it doesn't work properly because it can't detect any wireless network. Do I need some external PCI card to get this card to work? My OS is Windows XP and the card has drivers installed on it.

Answer:Problem with wireless card on Toshiba Satellite laptop

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Can somebody please help me. I upgraded my wireless card to an "Intel Wifi Link 5100" Wireless ABGN mini pci-e card. I was able to successfully get all of the drivers installed and hardware recognized. However, according to the Intel Proset Wireless Manager, it states that I need to turn on the physical hardware switch. The problem is...with the new card in place, switching the on/off button doesn't change the status or turn on the LED light.

I found in these forums that for the mini pci (not the mini pci-e) cards, you can actually cover up pins 11 and 13 to make it work. I can't seem to find any information on the pci-e card.

Additional information:Several people have suggested to install the model specific Wireless configuration utility that may be able to turn the hardware switch on. For the Toshiba, I installed Configfree, but it won't turn the switch or LED on.

All device drivers are installed and working properly. For this Toshiba model, there is no wireless enable/disable found in the BIOS either.

I'm hoping that there are certain pins that can be covered in the pci-e card to override the default hardware switch!!! Hopefully somebody out there will know.


Answer:Toshiba Satellite a215 wireless switch won't enable

Borrow a good book on Wireless networks... You are missing a few things on how such devices work, and a full understanding will help you a lot from here on out.

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Hi Everyone

I have just installed a new copy of Windows 7 x64
All the drivers have been installed successfully except the Wireless Lan Adapter driver which remains as Network Controller in Other Devices (Device Manager)

I have tried all the Wireless Lan Drivers from the Download page but none of them is working

Help would be appreciated


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I have a Toshiba Satellite 113-S155 that is currently unable to do anything wireless. The internal wireless card that came with the computer is an Intel ProWireless 2200BG and I also have tried using a Belkin wireless USB adapter as well to connect, with no success. I updated the drivers on the Intel card, so I'm almost certain that's not the issue, and I've tried the Belkin on another computer with no problems.

I have a clean install of Windows XP Pro running on the system with nothing else present, but for some reason I cannot get it to find any semblance of a wireless network, even when I am sitting next to another computer that finds multiple ones to connect to. I've made sure the switch on the side is on, checked all of my settings and the like, but to no avail.

I'm pretty much at a loss right now as to what to do with this computer, as there is no logical explanation for why I cannot find a single network in my wireless settings. It's as if there is something internal inside the laptop preventing it from displaying anything wireless, and I have no idea what it could be.

Hopefully someone can help me out and give me a few options to try to fix this. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Cheers.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite 1135-S155 no wireless networks available

The built in wireless card might have failed but the USB should have worked. Typically when you install USB wireless adapters, you install the driver/software package first, reboot and then insert the adapter in the USB slot. If you install the adpater before this it might not work correctly. Did you follow this procedure?

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Not 100% sure that this is a hardware issue but that's my best guess after everything else that I've tried....

I am no longer able to type double letters/numbers or even use the backspace or arrow keys properly. If I try to type double letters (for example, the t's in letter), I have to either hit the space bar and then the backspace key to get the cursor back to the proper position after the first t to continue typing the next t or I have to arrow back to just before the first t that I typed so that it will allow me to type the second t then hit the END key to get the cursor back to the correct position to continue typing. (Hopefully that made sense!)

But the really strange, and frustrating, part about this is that this issue does not happen if I hold down the shift key while I type.

I have already tried the following in hopes of correcting this issue:
Adjust my key's typing delay speed - no change
Turn of my filter/sticky keys - no change
Clean out my keyboard - no change
Uninstall my keyboard driver and reboot - no change
Perform a system reset - no change

Anyone have additional ideas to solve this problem or what the issue may be?

Answer:Keyboard Issue on a Toshiba Satellite c55t-c5300 Laptop

try an external usb keyboard to narrow down whether its hardware or software

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hello dears ...
i just bought a new laptop which is toshiba L series with embaded AMD R7 M260 Graphis card 2 GB
and i dawnload the driver from AMD site and install ...but cant even open AMD redion settings
i also tried to clean all drivers and install again and again still not working
so please anyone who can help me ....

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I have a satellite notebook and I recently installed 3 programmes and I was asked to restart. On restarting, the Toshiba logo appears and then the screen goes blank, it does not load any further. The HDD is not running but power is on. Thank you

Answer:Booting issue on my Satellite - black screen after Toshiba logo


And which programs have you installed?

Can you start the unit in safe mode?

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I have a Toshiba satellite a305d-s6848. The specs for this can be found
here: (Sorry for no link, but I am apparently not allowed to do that yet.

I bought it new and it came with windows vista. A couple years later I upgraded to windows 7. Upgrading to the new OS was fine, but then later I needed to upgrage yet again to 64 bit. This, unfortunately was not as easy and I need to wipe the drive clean and start fresh.

Now there are a couple issues with the host controllers, the main being that I keep getting warnings saying that the devices I plug in can run faster if I were to use a high speed port (2.0). This confuses me because the USB ports are 2.0, but they are acting like they are 1.1. I have done everything I can think of to get these to function correctly, but nothing I do seems to work.

The second issue (which isn't as annoying) is that when I move the screen, the sound for connect / disconnect a USB device is played and the little popup for "new device connected" is shown. I am unsure why the screen is acting like it's a USB device. I have disabled the notifications and sounds for all ports now, but I would kind of like to know why this is happening.

Do anyone know how I can solve these problems? I have checked multiple forums, and have been searching for an answer for about 3 months now with no luck. I think I have provided enough information, but if a... Read more

Answer:High speed host controller issue (Toshiba Satellite)

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?

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2 years ago i bought this laptop, and 6 months ago its was very lazy, so i upgrade it to win7 and now with in 5 months its laziest then before, what i need is factory restore so i get back my original winVista which is in Recovery Partation hidden drive, in Manuel its says turn off lapy and then turn on keep pressing F8 there will be option for Computer repair, etc, but there is no such option while i do that, then i did some google search where it says turn of lapy and press hold (Zero) Numeric (0) and press turn on which will take u direct to repair, i did that too but there i get these options

Windows 7 Vista/Server (Pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-default mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (debug-legacy mode)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no slic-pointer)
Windows 7 Vista/Server (no-slic)
Windows NT /2000/XP
Loader Help
Use the up down keys to highlight an entry.Press enter or 'b' to boot...Press 'c' for a command line.

now i have Recovery Partation drive as hidden, and i have no idea how to restore factory Default.

Anyone who can help me?

Answer:i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue

Did you just hold F8 in on boot or were you continually tapping it ?

EDIT...Just read a link which advised to shut the laptop down twice and prior to the next boot, hold the 0 in and then switch on - this may give you the correct Recovery Menu

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My Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106 has a display pixelation issue: in videos, in dark or black scenes, images gets blocky, pixelated, also color contouring appears. The experience in watching a movie or a youtube video is painful.

I have no idea why is causing this. I switched all color profiles in Chroma Tune, also I have used a ICC profile (X-Rite i1 Pro) and the problem appears in all profiles. Maybe is a problem of calibration but I did not get to the bottom of this yet.

I have attached 2 images: check the jacket of the guy in the left (Sopranos) and the right side of the face of the monster (Star Wars).

Any ideas are wellcome!

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I was helping my godmother with her laptop a toshiba satellite windows xp and it has wireless network button but no icon to click to find public wireless connections and i went to network connections and it didn't even have view wireless networks there , how do i get it to have the icons or capability to view wireless network connections i.e. do i need to download a free driver or what

any help would be greatly apreciated as i haven't learned that yet as have take n A_ classes and my course of study is CIT

again thanks

Answer:Toshiba satellite laptop doesn't have view wireless networks

Click Start.

Click Run.

In the Run box type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Click the + next to the pane Network Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.

Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

If you have no internet connection on the problem PC, transferring the screenshot via flashdrive or CD to a working computer is possible. If this is not practical for you, a detailed listing of the requested information will suffice, along with reports of any ! ? or X's next to the entries.

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Answer:Can't turn on Toshiba satellite L455-s5000 laptop wireless

To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key Fn+F8.

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hi there i cannot seem to find my wireless network card in device manager? i have tried to download the driver from toshiba but it still dosent seeem to be sorting it. i am having to do this because i have performed a fresh install of windows 7 on my laptop. help please!!!!

Answer:toshiba satellite p750 wireless lan cant discover in device manager?

any devices showing with ? or !

theres a few P750 do you have the rest of the model number

would you so the following for all devices in device manager showing as ? or !

How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
Click on the Details Tab
Under the Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all
Then right click again and select copy
Copy and paste that information here

You should see a code similar to this


please reply with the full code for your device(s)

The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 008A

Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

These codes can be looked up at this site

As an example the link for that database tells us that;
Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030

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I have just purchased the L850 with windows 7 installed.
I tried to install subsidized upgrade on line to windows 8 PRO.

To install I would have to remove Toshiba Wireless Indicator as it is apparently not compatible.
This no good as I would lose internet connection from my desktop.
Toshiba say they don't have an upgrade for it.

Can anybody help?

Answer:Satellite L850. Toshiba Wireless Indicator not compatible with Win8


If it?s not compatible with Win8, you will need to remove it.
But do you really need this tool?
I mean you can enable and disable the Wlan in the Win8 Charm Bar menu.
Press Windowskey + C shortcut on your keyboard to get the charm bar. Then choose Settings

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