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Question: toshiba l505

my toshiba L505d laptop screen wont turn on. I replace the ac power jack . i put the laptop back together and now it wont boot up.

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Answer: toshiba l505

Obviously you didn't reassemble it correctly. Or your soldering job messed up something on the board. What do you hope to hear from us?

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Toshiba L505, Vista premium, Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN, Realtek RTL8102/Family PCI-E FE NIC. My Wifi works fine always, and the LAN works for a few seconds then stops says local access only. The lights on the modem and LAN port are going crazy but no info is being xfered according to the task mgr. Driver's are updated for hardware and vista. I've tried turning off the wireless card to no avail. any suggestions?

Answer:Toshiba L505 Lan problems

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i have a tosiba L505-ES5011 and it says i have a worm i need to rest it back to factory setting. How do i do that?

Answer:i need to restor my toshiba L505 ES5011

Boot it & press F11How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I have disk with 32 bit system recovery but my x64 partition got deleted.

I cant order recovery x64 becouse my laptop is too old and they dont have this in offer.

Maybe Toshiba Support have my version of system/ or drivers alone in archive and they can send me it ?
I would be happy with drivers alone for x64 becouse there are just few of them on website.

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For sometime now, when i turn it on and am surfing the net, or playing music or doing any other activity on the screen, before am aware, the screen light will blink briefly and go blank or black. strangely enough, the activity am performing will be ongoing on the desktop, upon a closer look with flashlight. Am very worried about this. what should i do?Please help me out. Thank you.

Answer:I have toshiba satellite L505 laptop. It is 8 years old.

If the system is running and the LCD is showing progress when you light it up then the monitor or its contact to the cable or cable itself is bad and your back light (LED) is quitting on you. You can try the almost closing the laptop to see if it lights up again which would indicate a bad cable at the hinge. You can open the laptop (or get service) to see if the ribbon cable is properly seated at the motherboard and behind the monitor. If neither then the monitor may be bad.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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So my Toshiba Satellite L505 wont shut down when I go to the start menu and click shut down nothing happens, screen does not change and I can still use the internet and any other program I want to I have avg free downloaded to the computer so I don't think I have a virus, I had another laptop that had the same problem and I forced it to shut down my holding the power button and now that one wont come out of safe mode. don't want the same thing to happen to this one Thanks in advance

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Laptop was on for some time. Suddenly screen was sky blue with a pattern all over the screen and was frozen.
pressed power button to shut down then pressed again to restart.
computer first two greens lights came on and stayed on and fan worked.
the battery orange led came on and went off as battery is kanckered.
the hard disk green green light came on shortly and went off.
The display shows nothing. I can press caps lock and green led on it lights up.
i can eject the cd. Can hear some more fan niose. Tried black screen power test but no response, any help please

there are two x2gb ram sticks. Took out each in turn and no difference. Swapped them over no effect.

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How To Enter Bios On Toshiba Satellite L505-13E?

Answer:How To Enter Bios On Toshiba Satellite L505-13E

Did you try pressing F2?

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I was wondering if someone can recommend to me how I repair the Lan connection in my Toshiba L505 Laptop. Windows kept shutting down suddenly and my laptop was feeling warmer than usual, so i thought the fan needs to be cleaned. I went in and I was able to remove the keyboard and lifted the area underneath the keyboard high enough to use an air spray to clean the fan. It seemed to work. but when I turned on the machine, i noticed there was no internet connection. I went into the device manager and there were yellow highlights on all the items related to the Lan and wiredless connections. I had the laptop confiqured wirelessly. the machine could not detect any wireless connections. I also connected the laptop directly with a wired connection and it did not work either. I obviously disconnect something or permantely damaged it.

I was looking for a service manual for the laptop but couldnt not find one online. Does anyone know where I can find something that visually shows me where the connections are and what they look like. I can try to reconnect this way.
Many thanks

Answer:Solved: Toshiba L505 - Lan device issue

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My L505 ( GS5035 ) had come with win 7 home recovery in a 10 GB partition whicj is invisible within windows/my computer that recovery/default windows version was working properly .. and i have recovered it 2 times with F8 Toshiba recovery wizard
But i decided to set up win 7 ultimate CD .. but i didnt like it
Then i want now to set up the the original win 7 home recovery with all toshiba software using F8 is not helpful bcoz after installing the win 7 ultimate CD .. F8 is not showing Toshiba recovery wizard in the list.

The recovery partition [ 10 GB ] isnt damaged or formatted or empty
( when i insert any windows CD it shows me all the hard disk partitions/spaces and i see the status of the recovery partition = 10 GB with free only 600 MB of its space )

But i cant open the recovery partition from within my computer and F8 is not helpful now .. after installing the win 7 ultimate CD .. F8 is not showing Toshiba recovery wizard in the list.
What should i do to re install the original win 7 home/with toshiba software ?

Answer:I can't do the Toshiba recovery on Satellite L505-GS5035

dont anyone know how can i do it ?

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Swapped motherboard in this laptop because the old one had died. After plugging everything in and double checking all of my connections, here are the symptoms I am having now:

When the machine boots to windows I have no keyboard or touch pad. I have keyboard function at post long enough for me to hit f2 and get to the CMOS settings, after that I lose keyboard, except for using the function key and f4 to change monitors,

On boot up I can turn number lock on and then nothing again. I have tried resetting the CMOS, o have tried pulling all the cards like wireless and modem, tried different sticks of ram and even pulling the hard drive. If you have any thoughts or have seen this before please clue me in,



Answer:Toshiba Satellite L505 keyboard and touchpad not working.

What prompted the mobo replacement?

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After making clean install of Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on my Toshiba Satellite laptop i faced problem with drivers. I would like to ask for help with installation order.

Here is the list of all tools and drivers :

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board Assistant
Card Reader Controller
Chip Set Utility
Config Free
Display Driver
Eco Utility
Face Recognition
Flash Cards Support Utility
HDD/SSD Alert Utility
Hardware Setup
LAN Driver
Modem Driver

Modem Region Select Utility
PC Health Monitor
PlayReady PC Runtime
Registry Patch
SD Utilities
Service Station
Sound Driver
Storage Manager
Supervisor Password Utility
Tiles for Mobility Center
Touch Pad Driver
Value Added Package
Webcam driver
Wireless Lan Driver

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Hey All,

Been a long time.

I got a Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018 laptop and I am having trouble finding drivers for this laptop. Rubbing XP-Pro,

I have yellow marks by

Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller

P have looked all over the Web. Went to Toshiba's web site and couldn't find any drivers that I needed. Help, please !!


Answer:Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018 Drivers Needed !!

yes... the problem is probably related to the fact that the computer is built for use with windows 7.. perhaps find out what components you have installed and check with the manufacturer of those parts individually... or upgrade to win7... best of luck

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Two months ago I bought Toshiba Satellite L505-10V, but my laptop can?t be recognized on Toshiba support site.
Product number PSLS3E-01Q014Y4. Does anybody have similar problem?

Thanks in advance!



Answer:Satellite L505-10V is not recognized on Toshiba support site

Where you have bought your notebook?
Which page you visited exactly?

Do you need some drivers?

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Toshiba satalite l505 freezes up on factory restore?
I'm trying to do a factory restore on my friends laptop. The internal hd restore would freeze up during the 3rd or 4th configuration system screen. So I ordered some disks and did a format on the hard drive and did another factory restore with the disks. It still freezes up at the same spot. Even after leaving it all night while I sleep.

Ever time (tons of times both with the internal restore and disks) it freezes up at the same spot. When you restart the pc it goes into the login screen and only shows admin available with no usable password and can't get into it saying that the user isn't set up or the sort. Forgot exactly what it said.

I thought it might be the hard drive so ordered a new one. Still freezes at the same spot.

Please if you know how to fix this tell me. I called customer support and all they want to do is order another disk. But I doubt the new disk they sent me and the internal hard drive would both freeze at the same place if it was the disk.

I've also tried searching the net and so far no solutions. just more people complaining about it doing it to them also. I know there's gotta be a solution somewhere.

Answer:Toshiba satalite l505 freezes up on factory restore?

What is the reason for the restore? The original problem is often the same reason restoring won't work. You may well have a hardware problem.

Are you sure the disks you are using are for that exact model of machine?

Are there any known or past problems with the optical drive that could make reading the disks a problem?

Is memory OK?

How did you "format" the drive? Formatting a drive before installation has not been needed in Windows since 2000. Most formatting tools would create incorrect partition or file system types (formatting is technically only for file systems, but some tools also partition). It wouldn't be a bad idea to delete the partitions and install to an empty drive.

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Hello folks,

my name is lynn. I have been told on a different forum that my laptop does not have bluetooth on it. So, i went and bought a bluetooth adaptor made by targis. It is a usb device. I have it installed with all drivers. I have a bluetooth iblue 737a+ gps receiver; again, all drivers installed on my laptop for it. For some unknown reason, my computer sees the bluetooth adaptor, but refuses to see the bluetooth GPS receiver. I have had it up at Office depot all morning since i bought the adaptor there, but they could not figure out the problem either. The receiver can be seen when connected via a usb mini cable, but the program i wish to use it with, microsoft streets and trips, requires i use it with bluetooth and not a cable. The adaptor doesn?t see my Windows Mobile phone either. I know the GPS and phone are working properly and fully charged because they see each other and I can use my GPS program on my phone with no problem. . I am out of options and/or ideas. Can anyone suggest anything else i should try? I do have an account on msn and would be happy to voice or video chatg there if someone needs to explain something lengthy to me. Oh, and i am blind so use a screen reader to operate my windows 7 lalptop, but that should not have any bearing on figuring this confounded thign out!! :)

thanks, lynn w.

Answer:Bluetooth GPS connection issue on Toshiba L505 S5990 Windows 7 laptop

Hi -

Go to Targus support and see if updated bluetooth drivers are available. You'll need the product info from the USB device -

Regards. . .



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I'm sorry about this but I'm a little noob in picking laptops can you guys help me?

This site reviews about to laptops i want to buy one but I'm not sure, canu guys check it out for me please?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505 - Which one is better?

Hi buddy,

I assume you mean Satellite L505 and Qosmio X505?! Right?

Well, the notebooks are completely different. Qosmio X505 is high performance gaming notebook and much expensive because it?s equipped with newest and best hardware.

Satellite L505 is cheap model with other hardware, it?s not designed for gaming but ideal for office, Internet, etc.

It?s depending on your requirements: If you need one for games, you should buy the Qosmio.

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I have a Satellite L505 and am noticing consistent lag in typing on online forms and webmail programs. I bought my laptop two weeks ago and I have tried updating the keyboard driver but it is the most recent. Norton and Avast have not detected any keylogging activity in several scans.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Re: L505 keyboard lag

As I know, this issue has ben discussed before. However, i don't know if the right solution found:

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Hi everyone,

Forgive me if my english is a little weird, it's not my native language :)

I need a little help solving this mistery : I've had my Satellite 505-13X for more than a year, with Win7 pre-installed, all was working just fine and I got very fond of the Fn (Fonction) key, used it all the time !

Now sudenly it doesn't work anymore - no reaction whatsoever when I press it. And since the last time it worked I didn't install any new software or anything.
I obviously checked the key itself, but as far as I can tell, there is nothing wrong with it, It moves just as the other keys... ??

I read in the manual and here in the support section that it can be deactivated by some programs. That's very instructive and all, but it doesn't say anywhere what to do when it does happen !!
Soooo frustrating.

Any ideas ?
Thanks for your help, it's not a matter of life and death but it's just really annoying when you can't use your old habits anymore... Grrrrrr !

Answer:Satellite L505-13X - How to reactivate the FN key?

Hi frogfruit,

FN keys are controlled by Value Added package and Flash Cards Support Utility. Both tools you can download on Toshiba website.

Check this!!

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite L 505-110 laptop.
After I recovered my laptop with Toshiba recovery, BD-ROM turned into DVD-RW and I cannot watch BR films since then.

What should I do?

Answer:Satellite L505-110 BD-ROM turned into DVD-RW


Did you really have an Blue-ray drive?

As far as I know the notebook was equipped with an simple DVD super multi drive.
So CD-R(read/write), CD-RW(read/re-write),DVD-R SL, DL(read/write),DVD-RW(read/write), DVD+R SL, DL(read/write), DVD+RW(read/write), DVD-RAM(read/write), CD-ROM, DVD-ROM are supported

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Hello, someboby know what is the list of CPU support my L505-10X P/N: PSLS3E-02401AR with BIOS 2.10, I put T9400 it work but i have QX9300, i think it wont work. Sorry i'm not very good in english



Answer:Satelllite L505-10X - CPU upgrade

You will need to check firstly, what kind of CPUs are supported by chipset.
If chipset supports new CPU you’ve got good chances to get a new CPU working.

But beside the chipset support, the BIOS must support new CPU too.
So even if the chipset would provide such support, without BIOS support you will not be able to perform such CPU upgrade.

On Intel page you should be able to find all details about the Intel chipset support.

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I want to know what chipset have this notebook (L505 -13n) and what ACHI driver have for windows XP prof!!!

Answer:Re: What chipset has Satelite L505-13n?

I you have that notebook and want to know just download CPU-Z or AIDA or Everest (or somethnig similar) and check. If not use google it's not difficult.

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I own a Satellite L505-10T and would like to change CPU with a more powerful model. What are the supported CPUs today?

Answer:Satellite L505-10T - CPU upgrade

CPU upgrade is not supported and if you do something like this it is on your own risk. Toshiba has created one document about it and you can read it on

Also very important thing is that such action will cancel valid warranty. In my opinion it is not so good idea. Generally speaking CPU performance cannot be so bad and what you can do is RAM and HDD upgrade. RAM can be upgraded to maximum level and HDD can be exchanged with fast SSD.
I have done this on my machine and notebook performance is simply amazing. Both upgrades are supported by Toshiba and you can do this on our own.

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1.5 years ago I have bought a L505-10H, and since 2 weeks he fall's out and it gets extremly hot. first it was just 1 in 3 days but now it happends 2/3 a day.
does somebody know what the problem might be?

thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505-10H - Gets extremly hot


I think your notebook must be cleaned using compressed air spray to blow out the dust that is blocking the fan. So your notebook get?s really hot.

Have you already cleaned a notebook before? If not I would recommend reading this article about cleaning a Toshiba notebook:

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I have to question why Toshiba Satellite L505 13X, FN of buttons does not work on Windows 7 Familial premium 64-bit operating system.
I tried to reinstall value added package & toshiba flash card but it still doesn't work. and now i can't activate wifi and other options.

please help.


Answer:Fn accessiblity on Satellite L505

It is not easy to say why this happen but I can imagine you have forgot to install some important component. Fact is that drivers and all other Toshiba specific stuff must be installed in right installation order.
Here is Win7 install order and you can check if you have done it on the same way or something is not installed:

Windows 7
Intel Chipset SW Installation Utility
Realtek LAN Driver
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Display Driver
Realtek Audio Driver
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Flash Cards support utility
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
Wireless LAN Driver
PatchFiles PCI PCIIDEREG-1.1
Card Reader
Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver
Intel Management Engine Interface
Synaptics Touch Pad Driver
TOSHIBA Software Modem
Conexant Modem Driver
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
TOSHIBA Face Recognition
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA Service Station
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor


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i own a satellite l505-13j with a cpu intel i5 m430 x64 os is win7 x32

as it is a bit old and slow
i replaced hard disk by ssd 240 gbyte successfully it works fine
i had ugraded to win10 x32 that4s ok works fine and gain more speed
i would now upgrade to x64 and win10 x 64
i add 2x4 gbyte ram ; bios say ok ?it see 8gbyte ram and win10 see only 4gbyte ram

impossible to load win7 x64, i presume i have to upgrade bios to > latest version (2.10)
the issue is "err battery under 10%"
i ever work on ac and no need battery

if someone have solved this problem ,please help me do

all advices are welcome thanks a lot on advance


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i decided to boost my laptop.a bit old and slow

for this i changed hard disk for an ssd 256 gb this works fine
i loaded win 10 x32 and it works fine too ,but impossible to load and upgrade to win10 x64
i bought two 4gb ram 1066 ddr3 .,bios system see 8 gbyte but win10 x32 say only 4gb usable grrrrr
i try to upgrade from bios 1.2 to latest bios 2.10 with the hope of turning possible win10 x64:
I get an issue who say "battery under 10% > can't upgrade"

it seems impossible to get help from toshiba services no way to get human contact !!

Please somebody had this problems and solved it could help me

all advices are welcome

Answer:Satellite L505-13j - how to upgrade to Win 7?

This model came with Win7 64bit. Win10 64bit should install fine, even with early BIOS.
Maybe your 64bit Win10 media has a problem.

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Hi everyone, I'm thinking of buying the notebook from the topic title, but cannot seam to find what chipset is used in it.
So if anyone can help me, I'd be grateful :)

Oh, and some info from anyone who has it would also be nice.

Answer:Chipset in Satellite L505-111

Chipset is: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset.

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Having 4G of RAM (2 x 2G), I wanted to to upgrade to 8G (2 x 4G). I found out that my mother board supports 8G of DDR3 1066Mhz (PC3 8500) as a maximum. I bought the following two RAM modules: Corsair CM3X8GSDKIT1066.

My BIOS accepts these and shows a total RAM of 8192M. I have the BIOS version 2.10 (the latest version). I disabled "USB Legacy Emulation".

Running Windows 7 32-bits and Linux 32-bits without PAE work. They detect 3G of RAM.
Running Windows 7 64-bits halts the laptop, even in Safe Mode. Running Linux 32-bits with PAE or Linux 64-bits halts the laptop after a few minutes. Installing Linux 64-bits with the 8G RAM in place also halts the laptop a few minutes after the installation starts.

What is going wrong in my system and how can I upgrade the RAM to the maximum supported size?

Thank you.

Answer:Upgrade RAM to 8G on Satellite L505-13J


The notebook supports an i5-430; CPU and the supported FSB is 1066Mhz.
This means that RAM modules would run max at 1066mhz
The notebook supports also the 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB)

In my opinion it looks like the new modules are not fully OK or compatible?
There are many users in this forum who had problems with modules from Corsair?

Try good quality modules from Kingston? they might be expensive but should work ok.

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I have a problem with my Satellite L505-10M.

Suddenly the fan is not starting any more and because of that the laptop gets quickly overheated and shuts down. I installed Windows 7 on it myself, already quite a lot of times, and this time it was 2 weeks ago, while it just happened tonight. I did not install anything new and neither did I do something special with it, it just doesn't start the fan any more.

I checked this forum, couldn't find anything, searched and could only find problems with Linux and the fan but not Windows (it is not starting at bios startup either).

If anyone has a thought, a similar experience or a solution it would be really helpfull


Answer:Satellite L505-10M - Fan is not starting anymore

If it is not spinning at all, then it sounds like the fan is faulty or there is a bad connection.

I'd send the laptop to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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Please send me link for hotkey utility. I need it for my Satellite L505-138.
I cannot find it.
Windows 7 x64

Answer:Need hotkey utility for my Satellite L505-138

Can you please tell us what your problem is?

As far as I know ?Hotkey utility? doesn?t exist anymore. It was available for old operating systems like WXP.

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I have problems with my "FN" Button.

When I reboot my system, everythings gone alright with it but when I used about 5-10min my computer, I can't use FN any more.
I don't know why.

Anyone can helps me?

Answer:Satellite L505-13D - Can't use FN buttons after 5-10 minutes

Hi mauysz,

I also don?t know why this happens but you could try to reinstall Toshiba Value Added Package if you have Vista or Windows 7 installed. FN keys will be controlled by this tool and Flash Cards Support Utility. Everything you can download here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

But remove the old tools firstly. Restart the notebook and then install VAP and then Flash Cards Support Utility.

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Hello everyone,

i got my new laptop and was totally happy with it, but there is this one problem i can't solve.
there are files on my laptop (i installed myself) that i can't delete, the system always tells me that the files are currently open or used by another system, but i have closed everything there is nothing open, can somebody help me with that?


Answer:Satellite L505 - Can't delete Files

Hi Lieselotte,

If you need help from users here you must be a little bit more detailed and exact... What files you want to delete exactly?
If you want to remove programs, use the software list in control panel > Add/Remove progams to delete the programs and files.

Furthermore make also sure that you have administrator rights.

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when there will be new display driver for Satelite L505-111 laptop, using Windows 7 x64 ? The latest I can find is 8.634.1 this one is kinda old.
I assume I cant use catalyst drivers.

Message was edited by: Martensen

Answer:Need new display driver for Satellite L505-111

Do you have some problems with video performance?
Video drivers on mobile computers are designed for mobile usage and aren?t updates every mont like on desktop computers.

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Here's the deal:

* with the battery out and the power supply disconnected I discharged the MB by holding the power button down for 60 seconds (tried this at least 10 times)
* the plugged-in LED stays on consistently
* the power supply is the correct voltage and amperage; when connected to the laptop the plugged-in LED is green and it charged the battery (battery LED went from amber to green) but the power-on LED stays not lit
* tried with just the power supply, no battery; also just the battery, no power supply
* the fan doesn't run
* removed the RAM cards, HDD, optical drive, battery

Would a bad heat sink-to-CPU contact cause this symptom? Wouldn't I get a momentary power-on indication if that were the case? Or when the RAM cards are out?

This unit is VERY clean, has no loose parts or rattles. It's not had any trauma or shocks or stuff spilled into it. Based on its general condition it seems unlikely to me that the motherboard is shot. Am I forgetting something?



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I use new Windows 7 and do not have Toshiba programs and cant open FN+ F8,F9 keys.
Why they do not work?
What do I need to do? Pls help!
Answer clearly pls what I will understand!

Answer:FN keys are not working on my Satellite L505

You must install Toshiba Value added package.
I don?t know which notebook model do you have exactly and which Win7 version do you use but if you have European notebook model you can find all drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba support and download page -

If you need more help you are welcome.

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i've some problems in my laptop

1- Fn key doesn't work with any service from Toshiba, only with the windows keys, this happened after the some windows critical updates(win 7 64 bits)
2- i didn't find my laptop' serial number or part number in Toshiba website.

please any one can help me

Answer:Satellite L505-13t - Fn key doesn't work


The FN buttons are controlled by Flash Card Support Utility.
You need to reinstall this tool.
But also the VAP (value added package) should be reinstalled.

I recommend firstly to remove the Flash Card and VAP from the system.
Then to reboot the unit and to clean the registry using CCleaner.
After that you should install both tools again; VAP and Flash Card Support Utility


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I've a Satellite L 505-13N and installed windows 8.1.
While a lot of shortcut keys (screen, lock, sound etc) work properly, I can't control the touch-pad.

Initially in Windows 8.1 where drivers for touch-pad (Synaptics PS/2) installed.
Device manager shows that the device is installed and works properly but it doesn't.

I've found and installed the driver package "Synaptics_v15_2_20_C_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed_Marketing_SGS94_UI-Scrybe" but I still cannot use the device..

I've seen already that my device is not supported for windows 8 (I wonder why??)
but I would be grateful if anybody could propose an idea for waking it up..


Answer:Satellite L505-13N - touchpad does not work in Win 8.1

The installed Synaptics driver package does not seem to be compatible with Win 8.1.
In the description it say clearly: Vista 64bit, Win7 64bit

Maybe you should simply try to install the Synaptics touchpad driver which was released for other, newer notebook models. Newer notebook series supports Win 8.1 and in my opinion there is a good chance to get the touchpad working using the Win 8.1 driver version.

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Does anyone know if the Toshiba Satellite L505-144 can be upgraded with an SSD?



Answer:Can I upgrade the Satellite L505-144 with a SSD drive?

Yes of course you can replace the internal HDD with an 2.5? SATA SSD drive.

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My laptop is Satellite L505-10z. I installed Windows 8 Pro and I notice that lots of drivers (especially TVAP) I downloaded from Toshiba support website (which are originally for Windows 7) not working! When will Toshiba release Windows 8 drivers? Will my model be included in the driver updates?


Answer:Satellite L505-10z - Win 7 tools are not compatible with Win 8

> downloaded from Toshiba support website (which are originally for Windows 7) not working!

Win 7 tools and utilities are made for Win 7 and not Win 8

> When will Toshiba release Windows 8 drivers? Will my model be included in the driver updates?
I think you should ask Toshiba. This is user to user community.
But I think Toshiba would start with driver support if Win 8 would be available OFFICIALLY on the market.

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Hello all

I have the specified model

and I want to use the designing program rhino3d v5.

Program minimum specifications can be found here:

Minimum practical system requirements are as follows:

Intel Core i5 4400 Quad Core or AMD equivalent
500 GB HD
Open GL Graphics Card
Windows 7 64bit

Is there any chance I can upgrade my laptop to be able to use the program (ram, ssd, graphics' card)

or is another laptop needed?

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13W - hardware upgrade

You can upgrade the RAM and HDD. The CPU upgrade is tricky and not supported by notebook manufacturers. Graphic card cannot be upgraded.

The Satellite L505-13W was equipped with Intel Core i5-430M 2.26 GHz (2 cores) CPU
You can also upgrade the RAM up to 8GB RAM and the HDD could be also upgraded to your favorite size.

The suggested minimum practical system requirements are very similar to the notebook hardware specifications and I think after the RAM upgrade you should be able to run the application.

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I am the unhappy owner of a Toshiba Satellite L505-111 laptop (PSLS3E-01500YR3). A week after I have bought the laptop (13/03/2010) I observed that the a key from the keyboard does not work properly:

In Win 7 pressing " or ' it appears only after a second key is pressed. In Linux (Ubuntu 9.10), presing " it appears something like ".." .

The service (Romania, Scop Computers Control Service Laborator) does not recognize this unusual behavior (Service Note 26/03/2010). When I went to take the laptop (19/04/2010) I found the same behavior. Even the laptop has a Romanian keyboard, the usual English(US) keyboard settings are used.

What can be done?

Answer:Satellite L505-111 - Win 7 with Romanian keyboard


Have you tried to make settings in Clock- language- region settings? There, you can change the ,,Input keyboard,, , you can add/remove English or Romanian.
About the keyboard speed, go to Control panel, under Hardware and Sounds you will see ,, device and printers,,. Click on it, you will see ,,hid keyboard device,,. Click with the right mouse button, keyboard setting appears. You can change the keyboard speed settings.

La revedere!

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Someone know how to update the ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5165 driver?
In Toshiba website we only have one driver ans it is from 05/03/10, and in the ATI website they don't have suport for Toshiba laptops!
This is really anoying... why Thoshiba laptop's can not be suported by ATI website!?
The drivers they give us is out-of-date.
If anyone have better drivers, say it. I apreciate!

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - ATI drive update


Toshiba says to use drivers from Toshiba page as they are modified to support overheating protection...
But you can try to install Ati driver from the ATI website from device manager. Go to the device manger-display adapter-update driver. Choose the downloaded file and try to install. i don't know, if you can update it as i haven't checked it myself

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I have a 3 year old L505-13E pc and i'm having some problems with the fan controller. When i was watching a movie my pc shut down and it was very hot. I thought it was dust inside so i opened and cleaned it. It was very clean.

My fan is not working very good. It looks like it works by impulses, always turning on and shutting down. I have installed windows 7 with the original DVD's and the fan worked fine but when i started to install the windows updates the fan stopped working again.

Do i need a new motherboard or is it only a software problem?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - Fan controller issues

Hi Jung

As far as I know cooling fan is controlled automatically and there is no some special software that controls cooling fan activity. Sensors placed on the mainboard register the temperature level and control cooling fan activity.

In advanced power settings you can find cooling method option and change options for cooling fan activity but I don?t think it will help you.

Maybe you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can help you with this.

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Dear friends,Good Day.My Toshiba Satellite L505-10X laptops Cooling fan is not working.CPU Temperature is not displayed in PC health Monitor's application .Kindly Guide me to solve this problem,Regards,Siva

Answer:Satellite L505-10X cooling fan is not working

Just because the temperature isn’t mentioned in the Toshiba Health Monitor, it doesn’t mean, that the cooling fan doesn’t work properly.

Can you hear the cooling fan running?
Does the notebook shuts off unexpectedly?

In my opinion if the cooling fan would not work properly, the internal temperature should increase very fast to an critical level… in such case the notebook should shut down automatically…

But if the unit doesn’t shut off and if you are still able to use it properly, then I doubt that there is some problem with the cooling module.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-138

Parts no :psls9e-00u00wg3
Serial: no:1a511094k

The processor i have now is the i3 330

I want to upgrade to i7
Is this possible and can you link me where to buy the right one that is fitting to my laptop

Answer:Satellite L505-138 - CPU upgrade question

> Is this possible?
Maybe, in case the new CPU would be supported by chipset and BIOS, you?ve got good chances to upgrade the CPU.
But Toshiba as well as other notebook manufacturers don?t support such upgrade and therefore everything you do is your own risk!

First of all I would recommend you to get details about your chipset. On Intel ARK page you could check what CPUs would be supported by this chipset.
Fact is that this notebook series were equipped with the Intel Dual Core CPUs belonging to the Intel Arrandale CPU family. In case you want really try an new CPU, I would suggest you to choose one from this family.

But note: even if chipset would support new CPU, the BIOS might be one of the parts causing troubles. Unfortunately I did not find any information what CPUs might be supported by BIOS

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Hi All,

I've bought this laptop to my sister-in-law. All is going fine But she is not able to connect skype to the Internet.
I've take control of her laptop with LogMeIn in order to check was she was doing.
We've resetted her password and can log on to the skype website.
But skype client always says something like "can't recognise username or password".
I've check the McAfee Firewall settings, saw the skype has a full access to the Internet.
I've also temporarely deactivate her router firewall... but no way.
Skype doesn't want to connect :(
If I use her username/password on my system, it works like a charm (as espected).
If I try my own account on her laptop, skype can't connect too.

Does anyone have ever had something like that and has an answer or advice ?

Thanks a lot.


PS: I've also post on skype forum:

Answer:Satellite L505-13X - Skype can't connect...


Did you try to download the latest skype version? just check it and disable McAfee at all ( you say that skype has a full access to the Internet but I think it' s still blocking)

Message was edited by: jeka-israel

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On my Satellite L505-10M, the FN keys no longer work.
I downloaded and let it remove everything.
Restart. Reinstalled vap and fcsu-20091202161105.Zip again.
Restart. FN keys are still not working!!!!

Only a FN icon is added in the system area with no response on left or right clicks.
Something else must be wrong yet. But what????


Answer:Satellite L505-10M - FN keys are not working

When you open ?Settings for Flashcards? and activate option ?Allow the mouse to bring up the cards? can you see flash cards when you move mouse pointer to the top of the screen?

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Hi! my toshiba satellite had started to shutting down since a month ago. I've bought it 5 months ago too. I'd want to know if I must take any little piece out of the notebook for a better movement of the air while i'm blowing the air inside of the computer! Thank you very much! (the model of my computer is a satellite l505 10k)

Message was edited by: rob-fleming

Answer:Satellite L505-10K shuts down without any reason


> I'd want to know if I must take any little piece out of the notebook for a better movement of the air while i'm blowing the air inside of the computer

Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean any little piece. Just blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators with compressed air :)

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Has anyone ever come up with a (cheap or free) solution to this? It happened to my L505-13Z a few days ago.

Sent it for service, but I'm afraid it's gonna cost me :S

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13Z - Nothing else happens after BIOS update

Hi Cvalda,

If something went wrong during BIOS update you can do nothing to reflash the ROM module because special tools are necessary. This can only be done from an authorized service provider.

So it was good to sent it for service but let?s wait what the guys say. ;)

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Can anyone tell me what motherboard i have????

Answer:Satellite L505-141: What motherboard is built in?

Toshiba notebook use Toshiba motherboards.
The Satellite L505 motherboard was designed especially for the Satellite L505/L500 series.
You can use only such motherboard

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I have Toshiba Satellite L505-13D
I want to upgrade my processor from i3 -330M to i5-540M (SLBPG)
I was upgrade BIOS version to 2.10

Replace procesor but system does not starting. Black screen and only fan starting for 10-25 seconds and thats it.

What can i do now? It is possible to upgrade with this processor?

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Hello Guys ,

I need some help from you people .....

I have a bios crash problem in my Laptop .The blue screen message is quotted below,

Your BIOS is not fully ACPI Compliant,Please Update your BIOS.

STOP:0X000000A5(0X00001000,0X00000000,0XBE298C98,0 X00000303)

My system configuration
Intel Core i5,4GB RAM,ATI Radeon 1GB Premium Graphics

My current bios vertion :: BIOS 2.10

I searched Toshiba website for an updated bios verson ,But could find only my present version ,
Somebody please help me find a new vertion for the BIOS ,

OR if there is any methord to rectify this problem

Please Help me ..

Answer:Satellite L505-13W and BIOS error

have you changed anything on your machine or in the Bios? Before the error message is come did you have problems?

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My laptop won't start up after it received a bit of a blow to the keyboard. Given the nature of the cause, I assume it is a hardware issue... I opened it up and examined all of the components but was unable to find any obvious cracks or dents in anything.

Since the problem started, I am unable to get the laptop to come on. When I press the power button, the lights will come on like it is trying to boot up, but then it will die and restart. At this point the lights usually stay on for longer without it dying, but at no point during any of this does anything show up onscreen whatsoever. I have tried starting from the battery and with it plugged in to no avail.

Just wondering if anyone might have any insight as to a good starting point of what might be the culprit. The area that was struck was just about dead center, on the space bar, if that helps....

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Answer:Satellite L505 Doesn't Start Up

Hi, sounds like the mainboard may be damaged. The soldering comes loose when the mainboard is impacted which causes all kinds of problems.

You could try re-seating the RAM or try a different Hard Disk, but failing that you may need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Center and get a quotation.

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Indicated by TEMPRO software delivered with my Satellite L505-138 I updated the BIOS version but halfway the process stopped and fan kept running at high speed and nothing happened anymore. After one hour the only option I had left was to disconnect power and remove the battery. The laptop does not do anthing anymore now and refuses to startup.

Who can advise me what to do?


Answer:Re: Satellite L505-138 - Nothing happens after BIOS update


Usually if after BIOS update the notebook doesn?t start and the update wasn?t installed successfully the ROM module must be reflashed. The problem is this can only be done from an authorized service provider because they have special diagnostic tools especially for every Toshiba notebook.

So I would recommend contacting the guys and ask for help. I believe this problem can be clarified very easy: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)

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Firstly my laptop: Satellite L505-13D
..and the problem: after ..let?s say.. a year, my videos started lagging. I tried to reinstall graphic drivers, codecs, media players, the problem maintains on every video player.

The problem does not occur on clips watched in internet browsers. Following few advices about Intel rapid storage technology driver, I tried to reinstalled it as well.. nothing happened.

Today my last attempt to get rid of this problem failed as I reinstalled my windows and all movies and clips continue to lag. It?s looking like 3 seconds playing and one second not.

Does anyone have any idea what can cause this and what can i do to solve this please?
Thank you, heppi

Answer:Satellite L505-13D - video lagging

I only want to add that the same movie lags when play from HDD and does not when played from CD. That might look like there are problems with HDD but there are also movies on my HDD that are playing without problems. And also when playing one movie right after my system starts, it does not lag bud few minutes later it does ..

Any clue?

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I am configuring this laptop for my wife and the ouch pad fails to work in one of two ways:
1. The right button is inoperable
The scroll regions although set do not work
the pinch zoom although set does not work
The driver does not report any problem,the latest driver is installed and there are no IRQ conflicts reported
An external keyboard and mouse works fine.

2. Thescreen flashes as though the right touch pad button has been pressed and a contect menu appears
The external mouse and keyboard appear to work
The left button and navigation with the ntouchpad appear to work

I have taken care to adjust the various sensitivity parameters nd this does not alter the behaviour.

This problems seems to occure every 3 or 4 days when the lapto is used for 3 or 4 hours each day.

Re booting the lap top usually, but not always solves the problem.

I have had the lapt op for 2 weeks and it has not yet been used seriously.

Would I be correct to consider this to signify a hardware fault ?

Answer:Satellite L505-144 Touch pad malfunctions


I would like to know which operating system do you use. Is original Windows 7 preinstalled?

Anyway, test touch pad functionality properly. Normally all these additional option should have affect on touchpad functionality.

Nobody of us can say for sure that touchpad is defective and all we can do here on this forum to speculate what the problem can be.
In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help. They have diagnostic tools and can check touch pad functionality.

What do you think?

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Almost a year after buying a Toshiba Satellite L505-13E, I started noticing temperature problems (it starts going at 70?, sometimes more, hitting 89?), even had the computer just power off (not the correct way through windows, instead, in a moment it's on, the other it's off when it hits 90?). I bought a cooling stand to maintain the computer at low temperatures, but the stand is not that good and the temperatures get levelled at 60? at best, but does solve the problem temporarily.

I usually have Skype (normally i'm not on a call so the cpu doesn't spike, but I do have the ocasional call), msn, irc, have a program to check mails regularly (thunderbird) and have firefox opened. At maximum the cpu spikes at 32% or similar with all of these opened (normally it's at 9-14% or so), so I don't think it's any problem related to massive processing of applications (but like anything else, sometimes it spikes to bigger percentages, but not that much or for so much time). I do use all of these at the same time. Because of the temperature problem, I installed an app to check regularly the state of the system.

As the problem is internally in the computer, I suppose it may be because the fan is stuck or something. I do clean the dust when it's time, but it also solves the problem temporarily (I don't open the computer case however, as it is under warranty and I don't want to void the warranty or break the computer). I'd like to find a more permanent solution without buying anyt... Read more

Answer:Satellite L505-13E - Overheat problem?

> As the problem is internally in the computer, I suppose it may be because the fan is stuck or something. I do clean the dust when it's time, but it also solves the problem temporarily (I don't open the computer case however, as it is under warranty and I don't want to void the warranty or break the computer). I'd like to find a more permanent solution without buying anything else as I don't think this is the correct solution for the problem.

The dust and debris are the main reasons why the notebook overheats. The dust inside the cooling modules prevents the fans from rotating faster which affects the cooling and leads to higher temperature.
So as you said; removing dust help you? and this should be done from time to time.

You say this is temporal solution for you? Hmm? I have no idea how you want to use the notebook is a dust free room? Only this would keep prevent dust from cooling modules.

I clean my notebook using compressed air spray. This helps and does not affect my warranty.


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Hi all, I've got a Satellite L505-13Z. After recovery from Hard drive, something went wrong and I only had the F12 page.
I used the DVD recovery. It worked for an hour installing win7, then it made a reboot and I saw windows screen, so it booted again and stopped working: each time I turn it on, I have the F12 screen, to choose where to boot. Hard drive is seen, but if I choose it I got the "Boot error" and go back to the same page.

I would like to try Hiren's boot to check if hard Drive is OK or not . How can I know if it is only the hard disk or something else?


Answer:Satellite L505-13Z - BOOT error

I used a bootable cd with Hiren's and each test on Hard Disk and RAM are OK, no errors.
I inserted the DVD again to see if there was the possibility to repair an installation, but not, so I installed again. At the end I was asked to remove the DVD and reboot; I did and I went in loop: win 7 was updating registry, reboot, win 7 was updating registry ........

I asked myself if DVD was damaged, butthere's no way to download from microsoft a copy of win 7, because when I insert my serial the response is to ask the vendor .......

what can I do?

Originally Posted by jazzrock71

Hi all, I've got a Satellite L505-13Z. After recovery from Hard drive, something went wrong and I only had the F12 page.
I used the DVD recovery. It worked for an hour installing win7, then it made a reboot and I saw windows screen, so it booted again and stopped working: each time I turn it on, I have the F12 screen, to choose where to boot. Hard drive is seen, but if I choose it I got the "Boot error" and go back to the same page.

I would like to try Hiren's boot to check if hard Drive is OK or not . How can I know if it is only the hard disk or something else?


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I updated my bios to 2.10 few days ago everything was fine but now im getting video_tdr_failure crashes. It started with Win 10 64 bit only while playing games everything other was fine expect few pixel problems like broken colored pixels on videos, i thought the problem might be Win 10 64 bit. I changed OS to win 7 32 bit and it is worse now i can't even use firefox or chrome my video card stops right after i open them. I think it is a bios problem or my video card is dead. Changing bios back to 1.80 might help but i couldn't find it anywhere, please can you share Satellite L505 1.80 bios link?

Answer:Satellite L505-11E - need to download BIOS 1.80

I changed OS again now i use win 10 32bit and im getting tdr crash if i upgrade my gpu driver, i think it is because resolution after upgraded resolution changes to 1366x768 and i get tdr crash. While i was using win 7 i was able to set resolution 1366x768 but i wasnt even able to use firefox, watch videos insta tdr crash. Right now i didn't upgrade my gpu drivers it is still ''Microsoft basic gpu'' so resolution is 1024x768 and i can use every program or watch even full hd videos but there are a lot of artifacts. I have no clue my video card is dead or it is bios problem?

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Hi! I have problem with my keyboard. I dont know why but when i write with some keys apprear 40 with the letters and numbers. With0 the space appears the zero (0)

Can0 you help me please?

Answer:Re: Satellite L505-13N - Some keys appear when I write something

Hi buddy,

Since when do you notice this behavior and does it also happen if you use an external keyboard? Using an external keyboard you can determine if it?s hardware or software problem so I think this would be the easiest and fastest way to check what is wrong exactly.

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Hi everybody...

I own a L505 model with ATI's HD5165 graphics adapter. I've noticed recently that my display drivers were completely out of date (about a year and a half years old) and so are the latest available to download from Toshiba's website.

Several users in this forum suggested to look for more updated drivers under more recent models, but they are not compatible with my system (installation doesn't even start and manual "Have Disc" update does not work either) . Downloading drivers directly from ATI's website are also not supported and do not install. It's actually said in the site that if you own a notebook from a vendor (Toshiba included) you must obtain drivers from the vendor directly.

I aware of the fact that older models will benefit less from the latest drivers, since they target more recent hardware, but still, some bug fixes/security issues/etc are relevant to all machines. Therefore, a consent decline in the frequency in which drivers are released for older notebooks is not fair.

Either users should be provided with a tool to enable updating with ATI's official drivers (without violating warranty) or Toshiba must keep up the pace...

Is there any other way I can update my driver?

Answer:Out-Of-Date ATI Drivers For Satellite L505

Unfortunately I cannot give you answer to your question.
Fact is that you should use Toshiba drivers only. I think I must not explain why.

Hopefully Toshiba will help the customers and offer full support for display drivers.

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Is there any way to update quite old Catalyst version for L505?
Original one from doesn't fit.

Answer:ATI Catalyst update for Satellite L505

> Original one from doesn't fit.
What does this mean?
If you use the compatible driver for your graphic card, then you should be able to install the driver.

Maybe you would need to use a small trick; you have to install the display driver in device manager. Means you have to choose and mark the graphic chip, then you have to choose Advanced installation which helps you to point to the driver package which you have downloaded. This will force Windows OS choosing this driver.

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What's new in the BIOS Update v2.00 for Satellite l505-144


Answer:What's new in the BIOS Update v2.00 for Satellite L505-144

Hi mate

As far as I know Toshiba European driver page does not provide any details what has been changed in the BIOS.
But I found some details on Toshiba US page.
It seems that Fn+N+1/2/3/4 debug function has been removed in BIOS 2.0 to avoid keyboard abnormal behavior.


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I have a start up problem,
I got a SATELLITE L505-13T from about one year, it was working perfect. One day i opened the laptop i found the windows not activated and i don't know why. I tried to activate it but i failed. I shut it down for one week to solve the problem. when I tried to open it again it wont open and i don't know why. It give me the toshiba logo, and then the screen goes black and gives this message:

"Copyright (c) 2007 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
This program contains proprietary and confidential information.
All rights reserved except as may be permitted by prior written


And freeze on this and wont start, when i press on the shut down button it closes.

Please help me in this problem,


Answer:Satellite L505 - Start up issue

Have you used original recovery image you got with your notebook or you have used own OS installation?
Do you have recovery DVD? if you install Windows using this disc you should have properly activated and valid licence and additional activation is not necessary.

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A month ago or so I had a problem when typing. Each time i pressed a letter it would, say K, it would come out K8, whenever i pressed back space it would present me with an =. Anyway I ended up updating the BIOS and this resolved the problem, until today. It was working fine then it started to mess about, it's not as bad as last time but it seems to be picking and choosing the keys to change at random. T

he back space did the = sign again and now thats stopped, i've managed to write this without there being a problem but i know the problem will be back. I have tried updating the BIOS but after unpacking the program I get the UEFI Winflash installer telling me that; The program will be closed, There is an error occured, please check the below items. BIOS version above 200. Battery capacity more than 10%. AC is attached.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Satellite L505 - Typing issue


Do you have this problem with preinstalled OS from Toshiba or did you make your own installation?

Regarding the BIOS:
Probably the newest version is already installed. Which one you have and what version you have found on Toshiba website?

Have you noticed the same behavior with an external keyboard?

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Hi, I bought a L505-S6946 laptop and it's been working fine until this morning. It died and after I charged it up, the sound was no longer working. There is no sound whatsoever, I downloaded a new driver and still not working. What can I do to get it working again?

Answer:Satellite L505-S6946, no sound.

Have you looked at the Sound Card in Device Manager?

Is it showing a yellow exclamation mark?

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I just bought 2 months ago my first new laptop Satellite L505-141 and use Windows 7 64bit. The laptop crushes (turn off Suddenly) 3 times a day and I dont know why! After it's happen I cant turn it on unlees I plug out and conent again the electric cable.

Please help me, I dont know what cuses the laptop to crush.


Answer:Satellite L505-141 - Crash 3 times a day

Hi chen,

Do you use the preinstalled Windows version from Toshiba or your own installation?
Have you updated any drivers?

And when does it happen exactly? When you play games, surf in the Internet or something else?

To be honest it?s not easy to say something about this problem but maybe your notebook is overheating. Therefore you should clean your notebook using compressed air spray. You can do this without dissembling the computer so it takes few minutes only. :)

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Hello Guys ,

Thank you all for helping me on the last thread.

I have intalled a new copy of Win7 ultimate to my PC now .

But now it shows BSOD ..on the following issues ...
i cant understant what is the problem with my lap.The issuues are noted below.


Please help me if anybody have solution....


Answer:Satellite L505-13W BSOD error

Didn?t you solve the BSOD issue here in this thread?

Did you get the BSOD using the Toshiba preinstalled system?

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I have Satellite L505 with windows 7 Home Premium.
My problem is there is no bootable device, but sometimes it works and boot normally.
What should I do?

Please help me.

Answer:No Bootable Device on Satellite L505

Set BIOS to default settings and check it again?

Try to start notebook several times using F12 at start up and let us know if all bootable devices are listed every time you do this.

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I have bought a new laptop the L505-10M. I also bought a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit version.
I wanted to install it on this laptop but there are no drivers listed under the driver page for the L505-10M 64-bit.

What was even more surprising was that there arent even any drivers available for Vista 64-bit.
Yet the laptop is sold with a preinstalled version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
So that means the drivers are there but havent been made available.

This bothers me alot. Can't get the Value Added Package and Flash Card support working.

Hope someone can clear this up for me.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L505-10M - Where to get Win 64bit drivers?


The 64bit drivers are not available at this time?. I think you will have to wait until you could get the all the Win 7 drivers fro this unit?

As you said the notebook has been preinstalled with Win 7 64bit?. so why you don?t make a upgrade from Win 7 home premium to Ultimate???

I think this should function and could be good solution until the Win 7 drivers would be available?.

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I just bought a Toshiba Satellite L505 and for some reason one key will not work it?s the last letter of the alphabet.
I can?t type it for obvious reasons. I am staying in Saudi Arabia and use a keyboard with English and Arabic letters. I am English though so don?t require the Arabic alphabet.

Any ideas or should I return the laptop?

Hoping for a response. Thanks Vic

Answer:Keyboard Issue on Satellite L505


I don?t think that you have to return the whole laptop. Maybe it?s just a wrong setting in Windows so what keyboard input language did you set in Windows?
Are you running factory settings or another OS?

If one key or more keys don?t work you have to exchange the keyboard. There are no single keys so you have to replace the whole keyboard but it shouldn?t be so expensive. Just ask an authorized service provider to get a new one and they can exchange it too. :)

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I just bought the Toshiba L505-10J last week and I'm really satisfied with my choice, but when I start a game like Counter Strike Source or Risen I Have some strange Issues. The first 30-60 Minutes are Ok but then the Sound starts cracking and my Mouse (Razer Lachesis) stops moving when I'm holding a Key on the Keyboard (for example W for moving forward). When I switch to my desktop while playing this problem is gone (I opened Notepad pressed down W and moved the Mouse. No problems at all). When I Switch back it's there again. The only solution to this problem ist to reboot my Computer. Then I can play the next 30-60 min. before it starts all over.

I already reinstalled Windows 7 but the problem is still there.
When i use my Touchpad instead of my mouse it's the same. Can't play longer than 30-60 min...

This is not acceptable because I want to play games on my Notebook from time to time.

Hope someone can help me and sorry for my bad english, I'm from germany.

Answer:Satellite L505-10J - Can't play longer than 30-60 min


As I understood, this issue happens only playing games.
There is no problem using the notebook with other application.
Is it right?

hmm? how about graphic card driver update and BIOS update?
If newer versions are available then it would be advisable to update this!

Check it!

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Hi all,

is there another battery pack available for the L505 with more power and a longer runtime?

Best regards,

Answer:Satellite L505 - New battery with more power


Have you already checked the Toshiba website for compatible batteries? You can check this on the Accessories Homepage: > Peripherals & Services > PC Options & Accessories

You can get a new battery from an authorized service provider. Just call them and ask for that. ;)

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A few weeks ago I bought a L505-S6946 and I would like to get it's drivers for backup. Where can I find them?
It's actual so is vista 32-bits.

I will be updating it to Windows 7 sometime soon. Can I use the very same drivers?


Answer:Satellite L505-S6946 - Where can I get the drivers?

Hey Diego,

If you are searching for drivers you should look on the Toshiba US page. There you can get all drivers for it:

The website shows already Windows 7 drivers and it seems that you can get all drivers from there. If not you can try the Vista drivers because the most of them are also work on Windows 7.

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I have [ L505-144|] and I has updated the version of BIOS to [1.90-WIN | CE=TEMPRO&LNG=5&VERSION=V3.3]

The problem that I can not install Windows XP Professional 32

Please help and thank you

Answer:Can not install Windows XP on Satellite L505-144

I'm sorry, when try install Windows XP
Blue screen appears saying that there is problem Hardware

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I have the L505 and my laptop will not turn on unless it is plugged into a wall. How do I fix this?


Go to Solution.

Answer:L505 Only working when plugged into a wall

Could you provide a bit more information? - Exact model of your device? I cannot find any maintenance manuals for a Lenovo Thinkpad L505... (Or is it that old that it was still an "IBM ThinkPad"?) - When you turn it on while plugged into the wall and then unplug it, will it stay on? In other words, is it only the "turning on" that requires AC power, or running too? - What does your operating system (which one) report for the battery status? Fully charged? Or no battery detected? Or something else? - How old is the battery? Have you tried removing the battery and plugging it in again? - In case your notebook has a battery indicator LED somewhere, is it lit / blinking and yes in which color?  

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i have lost mother board driver
now badly needed Satellite L505-13T webcam driver.


Answer:Satellite L505-13T web cam driver needed


If you are searching for the drivers for this notebook model, then I recommend checking the Toshiba European driver page.

The L505-13T belongs to PSLS9E series.
Choose this model number from the download page!


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Hi guys,

recently purchased a Toshiba L505-10P and had to reinstall the OS to be able to use it in my language.
So far so good, I downloaded all the drivers and everything is working normally.

However, a question came to run the software and PC Diagnostic Tools Service Station have identified the notebook as follows:

Model: Satellite L500.

My question is: Is it right or something is wrong?
I updated the BIOS to the latest version v1.80 and it works perfectly except for doubt is.

I notice also that the Serial Number and Part confer with the label affixed to the product, only the model no.

Answer:Satellite L505-10P is identified as L500 - Why


The Satellite L505-10P belongs to the PSL3E series.
The Satellite L500 contains 6 different notebook sub models.

I have no idea why the L505 has been recognized as L500 but I would recommend downloading the drivers manually from the Toshiba European driver page and to choose the PSL3E series.

Then you would be on the safe side?

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I purchased a new Satellite L505-10K laptop around a week and a half ago, and for a week it worked just fine.
During the last few days, however, I've experienced sudden BSODs many times a day.

I've tried restoring the system but that didn't solve the problem at all. Since the latests crashes, I've done the memory tests of Toshiba and Windows 7, and also run memtest86 overnight. There seem to be no problems with RAM.
According to the event log, the BSODs have got something to do with kernel power.

Here's some info about the latest BSODs:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1035

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050031
BCP3: 00000000000406F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002E3D798
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Files that help describe the problem:

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Answer:Re: Constant BSOD on Satellite L505-10K


This is a Toshiba US notebook series. I searched a little bit on Toshiba US pages and I found some information that an preinstalled Win 7 on some small range of notebooks could cause a BSOD.
The solution is BIOS update.

So if you BIOS is not up to date, I would recommend updating it firstly!

Good luck

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Can someone help me whit finding Wireless driver for L505-10h, And tell me how to install it.
And how to find my wireless adapter via my notebook?


Answer:Need Wireless driver for Satellite L505-10h

Hi mate

The notebook seems to support Realtek Wlan card RTL8191SE.
You can find the drivers here:

In order to install this you have firstly download the driver package, then unzip the package.
In the driver package the exe file should be available?. Execute this exe file and the installation should proceeds.

Good luck

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I have a Satellite L505 and whenever i download something, It crases...

Please HELP!!

Answer:Satellite L505 - Constantly crashes whenever I download something

>It crases...
How to understand this? what happen exactly?
Please be so nice and write more than one sentence about this issue.

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When playing almost any modern graphically intense game the fan on my laptop becomes really loud. Also, the part where it is located gets considerably more hot, I can even feel the air gushing out. As far as I have gathered this seems to happen regardless of the graphics quality settings or other variables such as the room temperature, whether any other programs are open or how long the computer was on beforehand. No changes in performance however, everything continues to run perfectly smooth and without so much as a hiccup.

This doesn't happen with any other regular activities and I'm very pleased with this laptop's performance. But even though I tried to forget about these problems when I first got the laptop some 3 months ago, I've got to admit - it's pretty annoying not to be able to play any newer games because of it problem even though they run perfectly on maximum settings.

TEMPRO service has notified me of a new BIOS update but I was reluctant to do it even before I read about things going wrong when updating from Windows etc. Does this BIOS update address this problem? If not, is there any other way I can solve it (other than buying a new fan)?

Answer:Satellite L505-13Z - Becomes really loud while playing games


Playing games makes Cpu and Gpu work hard and they produce much heat, that's why the cooling fan has to run fast. You can try to clean with the compressed air spray.

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I was trying to clean my toshiba L505-13J laptop, when I found a sign of a SIM under the battery.
I tried to put a SIM but it doesn't hold in its place. It is directly "swollowed".
So does my laptop support 3G SIM? if so, how could I put it?

Answer:Does Satellite L505-13J support 3G? Sim Card under battery available


No, the Satellite L505-13J does not support 3G module.

I assume that some models of the Satellite L500 / L505 series were equipped with the 3G module.
The point is that the same bottom cover has been used in whole L500 series and therefore there is an sim card slot available under the main battery.


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I just wanted to ask how can i update my Laptop's Graphic Card Drivers cause they are too old.
Is there any way? My Laptop has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.


Answer:Satellite Pro L505 and graphic drivers update


In the forum you can find a lot of different threads about the driver update (no matter what notebook model its is)?
Fact is that you should use the drivers from Toshiba.
Such drivers are tested and certified by Toshiba.

If you need newer version, you will need to look at some 3rd party driver pages like
But the usage of such drivers is your own risk?

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Hi Friends

I have just got brand new Toshiba L505 laptop which was preloaded with Vista Home Premium. I formatted the hard drive and installed Vista Business genuine
on it due to some of my requirements. I downloaded all the necessary drivers from Toshiba website. The problem is I cannot install the modem properly. While installing the modem it gives this error: *"Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the MODEM device for this driver."* I tried for the UAA but to no use. I reinstalled the audio drivers but to no use. Please help. I am in a big trouble.



Answer:Satellite L505 - Modem Installation Problem

At first tell us please do you use drivers from right Toshiba support page. I presume you have US notebook.
Do you use Toshiba US support page for drivers download?

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Hello all,

I have a L505-13N and I've recently changed the HDD. Even if I had made a copy of installation disc fro win7 64bit, it gave a message in the beginning of "setting services" that the installation could not proceed in that hardware..
Anyway I installed the 32bit version which came with the laptot.

After the installation I have tried to install updates but it is impossible. At first it gave a message that the service may didn't start. I restarted the services for updates and the laptop itself but nothing different happened. The same message.

I tried two "fix it" packages available from windows but nothing changed.
I tried to install an inspection tool for installing sp1 (Windows6.1-KB947821-v33-x86) and it gives me the error message 0xc8000247 and no installation.

I tried to install directly the sp1 (from downloaded file - windows6.1-KB976932-X86) and it gives me a catastrophic failure with error E_UNEXPECTED(0x8000ffff).

All these with the antivirus-firewall program deactivated.

Could anybody propose a solution, as I'd like to install at least sp1 (if not being able to receive updates!).

Expecting your answers - proposals,

Answer:Cannot install Windows updates on Satellite L505-13N

> Anyway I installed the 32bit version which came with the laptop.
I guess you used the Toshiba Recovery Disk which contains the Toshiba image including the Windows 32bit system, Toshiba software, tools and drivers.

The windows update problem 0xc8000247 seems to happen to other Windows system owners as this issue was already discussed in Microsoft forums.

*The 1st possible solution:*
Please start the console (cmd.exe) with admin rights and run the command
sfc.exe /scannow

*2nd proposal:*
Try automatically reset Windows Update components

*3rd proposal:*
Updated the Intel driver "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"
Restart the computer
Check the updates

Good luck mate. Hope one of these solutions would help you

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i can hear Annoying sound from my pc ....i think it is get out from HDD it is like (zzzzzzzzzzzzz) i think it is sound of needle of HDD
what is mean?
Not: i use windows 7 64 bit home pre...

Answer:Satellite L505-13V - I can hear Annoying sound

maybe you have the same like my problem, hard always on, and it reads, so it make sound

anyway to contact Toshiba Support?

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Hi ,

i have a L505-144 about 20 days . ( rart PSLS9E) I have a problem with this laptop .
shut down each night, (not hibernated or suspended)

If showdown my laptop and I left the screen open( DONT poul down the screen ) , the next morning about 8.30 - 9.00 the laptop open and boot itself.

I have plugged only the power . The same and with out plugged the power .
I search the bios for wakeup events but can not find anything. If the screen is down all OK .

I search for bios update but dont have any

Why my machine switches itself on, (and at almost exactly the same time each morning)

I am completing confused .

Any idea plz ?

Answer:Satellite L505-144 restarts automatic every morning itself

Sounds like a BIOS issue. I guess you'll need to wait for the new BIOS to be released.

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i have a Satellite L505-10t

Is possible to connect 2 external monitors?
i have tryed but for some reason the monitor that i connect with hdmi does not work!
Could be the cable?or this is not even possible?


thank you !

Answer:Usage of 2 external monitos with Satellite L505-10t

This isn?t possible.
You can use one external and one internal display.

If you want to use 2 external monitors at the one and the same time, you have to use additional device? something like Dynadock

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The heatsink-system of my L505-10J seems to be dusted in the mean time, as the fan is working more and more compared to the beginning and the airflow at the exhaust is barely noticable.

My old laptop from another manufacture hat a lid to get access to the RAM slots and to the fan/heatsink as well...removing dust was quite easy.

The L505-10J doesn't have that easy access to the fan, looks like I would have to open it completely.

Am I loosing warranty, if I open the laptop for cleaning issues? Is there an easier way to clean it?

Thanks and regards,


Answer:Satellite L505-10J - Cleaning of heatsink system

Hi daFlox,

I use Toshiba notebooks for years now but I never opened it for cleaning the heatsink system. This is not necessary because you need only compressed air spray to do this. Just blow the air through the h oles of the case where the fan is. This can blow out the dust. You can get compressed air spray from every computer dealer I think.

By the way: Even I have found this article in FAQ section:

And if you open the case you will loose your warranty, that?s right but as I wrote for cleaning your system it?s not necessary.

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