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build quality -- Toshiba Satellite vs Satellite Pro models

Question: build quality -- Toshiba Satellite vs Satellite Pro models

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

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Hope I've got this in the right place.

Purchased above and upgraded sucessfully to Windows 7 from XP.
However, the sound is very poor quality - sounds "tinny"

This is applicable to CDs, radio and DVDs particularly when listening to audio books and radio making it impossible to listen to. Have tried changing the settings for the Realtek High Def Speakers, but no difference. Then updated drivers. Windows test 'sounds' are okay and sound coming from both speakers.

I think I've tweaked every available setting I can find but can't find a tweak/setting to change the sound (less bass?). I have seen the volume control and it makes no difference.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Does have Toshiba Satellite Pro L450 1GB RAM a build in micro?
Because I can not record voice.

Answer:Re: Does Toshiba Satellite Pro L450 has a build in Micro?

For final answer we need to know exact notebook model number.
Which L450 do you have (L450-xxx)?

Fact is that every notebook with webcam has built-in mic.
Has your notebook webcam?

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I am not able to find any event legs showing conflicts, failures anywhere around the time I notice my sound has stopped working, making it that much more difficult to resolve. As of right now I can reboot and sound will come back for an unknown length of time. Sometimes a few days to a few hours. Since I haven't been able to point to something causing this to try and figure it out myself, I'm not sure what additional information I can provide to get help in return, so ask and I will provide what I can. Thanks.

Answer:Sound stops working Win8x64 CP.Build 8250 Toshiba Satellite L755-S5306


You can visit Realtek's site to download and install the latest HD Audio Codec driver.

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

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

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

get drivers from here.

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My laptop (toshiba L550-117) died a couple of days ago after a long line of service. As a replacement my eye has fallen on a Satellite P50-C-17J for it's superb specs.
But, my supplier in the Netherlands told me that it is End of life and therefore no longer available. I believe that is the case for all the P50-C series.

When do the new models (P50-C) become available?
Or is there a suitable alternative maybe?

I can't find one that's not a P50-C series myzelf.

Maybe this is not the right place to ask for this, but I don't know where else.
Resume min. specs:
- Sixth generation Intel? Core? i7
- NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX? 950M
- 8gb memory expandable to 16gb
- ssd approximately 128gb + approximately 500gb hdd

Answer:When new models Satellite P50-C become available?

I think the P series is discontinued.
How about the L series or S series? The higher spec ones are similar.

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Hello All,

Not really a tech question as such, but here goes;
I have a Satellite L30 10Y and in my quest for drivers (now all sorted) i have found many other L30 models, including the L30 10v, L30 10x, L30 10p, etc. My question is, does anybody know the differences between these models? I have searched for specs on all variations and can see no discernable differences.
CPU, Memory type, general specs all seem the same!

I thought Localisation might be the difference, my BIOS (L30-10Y) has only 2 available languages, English and Japanese.
Any info gratefully received, simply for the sake of knowledge is the reason i ask this question


Answer:Satellite L30 - Difference between these models?

Hi Markkyboy,

The differences between these models are the hardware configuration. For example L30-10V has Intel Pentium 2080 CPU with 512MB RAM and L30-10X has Intel Celeron-M 440 CPU and 1GB RAM.

But why you want to know this?
Satellite L30 is little bit older and as far as I know you can?t purchase it anymore.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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I was wondering if someone could help me, I am looking to get the Satellite C660 from my local supermarket:

But I was wondering if Toshiba supports this laptop the same as if I bought it from a electronics store.


Answer:Satellite C660 - All models with same support?


The support is always the same, even you buy the notebook from supermarket or electronic store or ASP.

The warranty time is always the same and depending on your country. Sometimes it?s possible to get a free warranty extension if you register the notebook on official Toshiba page.

If you would have a hardware issue, an authorized service provider can fix the problem for you. It?s free when your notebook is under warranty.

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What are the difference between graphic adapters integrated into the a210-1ao and a210-16g? Or booth them identical (exactly similar) inside two these models?

Answer:Need info about GPU on two Satellite A210 models


I?ve checked info about graphic cards on these models and I found out that both models have the same part number PSAELE and both machines have identical graphic card.
It is Mobility Radeon X2600 (ATI M76M (512MB).
With other words: I think that both machines have the same hardware platform and identical mainboard.

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Hello everybody.

I want to buy a notebook and i decided that what i really need is the X-200 series.
At this moment, in my country there is only X200-15K available and the local dealer does not know if there is another model(s) following in the early future.

X200-15K is expensive (2780???) and i would prefer another lower model of X-200 series e.x X-205 or the same model without HD DVD.

Does anybody know if i should wait (and for how long) for a model like this in my country oR is it possible for me to buy from another European country?
(In this case what about warranty?)

Thanks in advance for your kind replies.

Message was edited by: N-ACE

Answer:What Satellite X200 models are available in my country?


Can you please tell me why you didn?t write in which country you live? It will be really interesting to know where you live.

I can just recommend you to visit official Toshiba page for your country and under Products ? Notebooks you can see which models are available in your country. Of course you can order this notebook in other country. We have free market and every one of us can buy products everywhere.

But please be careful about that. You will get notebook with country specific keyboard and OS will be on country specific language. Do you really want this?

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Hello Toshiba and forum members,

Recently i sold several Toshiba laptop from Satellite C50-70 and Satellite Pro series.

With most of them i experienced boot problems.
When powering ON the laptop i see the Toshiba Logo and then nothing happens.
I have to power it OFF and back ON again to get it to boot to Windows. (7 or 8.1)

Sometimes i have to power OFF/ON several times.

What i do notice is that the LED of Numlock does nothing. If the system will boot i see this LED flash ON/OFF 2 times. So i can see on forehand if the laptop will boot to Windows or will hang at Toshiba Logo.

Anyone having the same problems?

Answer:Boot problem on several different Satellite C50-C70 models

I don?t know if someone else has had such problem but I guess if the notebooks are new and covered by Toshiba warranty, you should contact the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country to check the hardware part.

The freezing at Toshiba splash screen means that the POST (power on self test) could not be passed properly and this is mostly a sign of hardware malfunction.

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We bought 2 M40-145 and 2 Port Replicator III. These products are shown as compatible in toshiba European and Portuguese site. However it seems they aren't. Do you confirm this? Is it possible that there such errors in the site?



Answer:Satellite M40-145: european and portuguese models are different?


I don?t know if there is any difference but everything is possible. The only thing that I can tell you is that Satellite M40 can not be used with any port replicator. Tecra A4 looks like Satellite M40 and it can be used with Port Replicator III.

Check the bottom site of your notebook and you will see that there is no ?expansion port?. Please contact your local dealer. I am sure that they can give you a proper information.

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Hi,i have a satellite 1800-314 with cd-rom drive teac cd-224e-ba and i need to change it with a dvd-rom drive.
wich models are compatibles?
have you some suggestions?
thank you.

Answer:DVD drive for Satellite 1800-314 - Which models are compatible?

Hi Daniele

I want to give you a good answer but that means a lot of text and not very exact directions. Strange eh? :)
Anyway, generally speaking, as long as you stick to slim line drives, most of them would work perfect.
However, Toshiba PC's usually use different means of configuring the drive than what is normal when you go to the shop to buy a drive. I don't remember which variant is used now but there are 2 different methods:
Master/Slave and Cable Select.
If you purchase a drive in the normal shop then it is very likely that the drive is configured to use the method that is not used in your Toshiba.
So therefore I'd recommend you to purchase an original part. It will be more expensive and not have as good performance but it will work.

Another consideration is heat. The drives generate heat and if you purchase a drive that is not an original part then it might turn out it generates too much heat for your machine. So that's another consideration however a bit more unlikely than the first.

So finally my suggestion, contact a serviceprovider for Toshiba in your area and ask them for a recommendation and a price. And at the same time compare on 2:nd hand markets what you can find. Maybe a complete defective unit like your own that you can take the DVD from and install in your own?

Good luck


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I cant find models like: Toshiba Satellite A300-1G3, Toshiba Satellite A300-15J, Toshiba Satellite A300-14s.
I look:

If search via google I get some links like this -

I want to now, why? It is models not suported or others reason.


Answer:Cant find some Satellite A300 models in the site, why?

I found. baShop=false&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT_ID=150448

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My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite P205-S6277 (PSPBGU-00W016B). Chipset Intel 945 PM Express, Intel 82801 GBM (ICH7-M).

According to information from my laptop's processor and chipset are completely compatible with AHCI mode. But my SATA controller works in compatibility IDE mode and there is no way to enable AHCI SATA mode in BIOS.

So I have two correlated questions.

1. Why this AHCI mode is completely disabled by BIOS? Is there any way to enable this mode in the future BIOS versions?

2. If this mode is completely disabled by BIOS in all PSPBG and PSPB0 laptop models then why Intel Matrix Storage Manager (driver that improves functionality of AHCI mode) is available among recommended driver downloads for these laptop series at European and Canadian Toshiba sites and even specifically for my laptop model at US Toshiba site?

I already posted the same question at US Toshiba site but no reply for a month.
Maybe here there is someone who is able to answer this question?

Answer:Why AHCI mode is disabled in some Satellite P200/205 models?

>...there is no way to enable AHCI SATA mode in BIOS.
How you have tried to enable it exactly?
I have Satellite P200 and both modes are available. I have European notebook model but cannot imagine that US models, or even Canadian models work on some different way and BIOSes must be the same.

Best place where you should ask for help is Toshiba service. Call them and ask for explanation. If you are right and AHCI mode is not available they should know why.
In last 3 years I worked with 4 different notebook models and all of them have absolutely identical SATA settings.

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I have four Satellite Pro laptops - two 4200 series and two 4300 series. I would like to get an idea of how many models back they are from the current SP range (I know they are about 6/7 years old.) What models came after the 4300 series (and in what order?) Was there a 4400 series etc? I've seen 4600 series models but what came after them up to the present date?

Also, can someone explain in simple terms the different designations in the current SP range - I find it all very confusing. There appear to be 'M' models, 'A' models 'L' models and 'P' models - it's all very confusing but I'm sure there must be a logical pattern to these designations - it's just I haven't spotted it yet!!

Can someone explain in simple terms please? Lastly, in deciding on replacements for my ageing SP 4200/4300 units, docking is important. Does anyone know which models in the Toshiba range (not just SP range) have docking capability?


Answer:History of Satellite Pro models from 4300 series to present date

Hi Steve

I don?t know if I can give you precise answer but I will give my best. First of all it is important that SP series description is a little bit different and it depends in which country it was produce. For example SP 4200 and 4300 is listed as model for Canada. For US market there are for example 4320, 4340 and 4360. For Europe 4310CDS, 4310 CDT, 4320 CDT, 4330CDS and 4340CDT models. As you can see the model description is not the same.

I don?t know how many SP models are designed till now I have found info about some of them:
- Canada ? 4600, 6000, 6100, M10, M40 and M70
- Europe ? 4600, 6000, 6050, 6070, 6100, A10, A30, A40, A60, A100, L10-C, L10-P, L20, M10, M30, M40, M40X, M70 and P100.
US models are not known to me but try to check Toshiba US page.

Description C means that unit has Intel-Celeron-M processor.
Description P means that unit has Pentium-M (Centrino) processor.

Docking capability - Satellite Pro (not all models) and notebook from business series ? Tecra and Portege (all models).

That is all what I know abut that. Forgive me if I have forgotten something.

Good luck!

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model: Satellite C850d-C8K

also fails to recognize the model automatically
Recognition at the serial number, as there are no results

Toshiba dropped support for this model?

Answer:Lost Satellite C850d-C8K model from the list of models loading drivers

it can happen that your notebook will not be recognized automatically but you can find all drivers, tools and utilities manually.
Visit please Russian support page on
And there will be listed your satellite C850D with part number PSC9WR.

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

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

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

Please help!

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


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

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

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

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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

It always connect and disconnect me.

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

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

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

any idea?

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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I am considering purchasing a Toshiba C55 model laptop, C55-A-1AU to be precise.
However I head a little read of the reviews and one or two people were unsatisfied with the audio quality of the machine.

I was wondering if anyone here is familiar with the C55 series and can comment on the audio quality and speaker quality of these laptops.

How are they for watching a move, or listening to music?
Do they produce clear non distorted audio?
are they loud enough (bearing in mind that I wear a hearing aid because I have terrible hearing.)

I have a Toshiba laptop at the moment, I've had it for nearly six years and feel it may be time for an upgrade.
My current model is a P300-16T and has served me very well.

I would appreciate any advice and answers to the questions I have asked, thank you for reading and for any help provided.

Answer:Audio Quality on Satellite C55-A-1AU

> However I head a little read of the reviews and one or two people were unsatisfied with the audio quality of the machine.

+?One of two people was unsatisfied?+ : well, I don?t know how to appraise such opinion.
Fact is that you cannot compare such notebook with an expensive high-end media or gaming notebook. You have to consider always the price-ration value.

This notebook series was equipped with common standard ?boxless? speakers and you should not compare the sound to notebooks equipped with harman-cardon speakers.

But the notebook supports some sound features called ?DTS Sound? controlled by preinstalled software. This software improves the sound quality immensely.
In many cases the people are unaware of such software and don?t use it.

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I have problem with sound quality in L40.
Some in some divix movies volume level is good but in some sound is very low. Propable it's connected with sound card setting,and when I play movie with surround codec, sound is very low, but when I play movie in stereo codec, sound is loud and clear.

Where can I change audio settings, and make that movies with surround sound wil play in stereo ?

PS. Sorry for my writting, I know is terrible ;-)

Answer:Satellite L40: low sound quality

Hi Darckar

Satellite L40 is not known to me but all sound settings you can find in control panel under ?Sounds and Audio devices?. Check all settings there, especially under ?Audio? tab > ?Sound playback? > ?Advanced Audio properties?.

I am not sure if this will help but you can check it anyway.

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P50-A09M running Windows 10 64b

Trying to update my Toshiba Video Play to version V5.3.50.2 from V5.3.27.102-A

All I get is Version of source build is not target build.

Tried both ways dnloaded the Window 10 update and via the Toshiba Service Store, the Service Store gives you the wrong info to delete the old one, totally wrong as you have no Video Player to update, had to use a system restore to get it back, the build in backup version V5.3.27.102-A
will not install comes up to delete it all the time ??

Ive seem many post regarding this error; Version of source build is not target build but No answers.

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I want to import a 3D Model of a HoloLens into PowerPoint. But somehow the HoloLens looks totally different (worse) than in the preview of the model. When I import the model into PowerPoint (or Paint 3D), there are colors missing and for example the glass is not transparent anymore.
Any ideas? Maybe I have to transform the model.

Answer:Remix 3D models lack quality

The only person I know with a 3D Printer is @krisguy maybe he can help?

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Purchased above and upgraded sucessfully to Windows 7 from XP.
However, the sound is terrible - tinny.

This is applicable to CDs, radio and DVDs particularly when listening to audio books and radio making it impossible to listen to. Have tried changing the settings for the Realtek High Def Speakers, but no difference.
Windows test 'sounds' are okay and sound coming from both speakers.

Have an old Statellite approx 5 years old and sound is far superior.
Not an expert and don't know where else to look to improve the quality.
Can't believe it is supposed to be like this.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Satellite L500 sound quality is very low

Wait a moment.
Is your notebook delivered with preinstalled Win7 (factory settings)?
Have you noticed this from the first day or now after Win7 installation?
Have you tried to change sound settings in player you use (equaliser)?

To compare it with old notebook is not so relevant. I have 4 years old Satellite M70 with harman/kardon speakers and sound is fabulous and much better and louder than on newer Satellite A300.

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I'm using a Satellite P300-1FC Notebook. Vista was preinstalled.
I uninstalled Vista and installed winXP SP2.

Everything is working fine, but I have a problem with the on board sound card.

The sound card is manufactured by Conexant.
The sound quality on win XP compared with Vista is relay bad.

I installed already KB888111 but without a positive result.

I installed my system following:

Win Xp SP2
Display driver
Chipset driver
LAN driver
W-lan driver
Sound driver

Has anybody an idea to solve my problem?

Answer:Satellite P300-1FC - bad sound quality using Win XP


I have Satellite Pro P300 (PSPCDE) with the same sound card. Satellite and Satellite Pro have exact the same hardware configuration just my Satellite Pro is delivered with Vista Business and your one probably with Vista Home Premium.

With this business machine I also got WXP recovery DVD. I have tested it with my notebook and with original Toshiba recovery image sound works well. I have noticed that recovery image has WXP with SP3.

So the question is why your own installation ends with this sound issue.
Have you possibility to install WXP SP3 on your Satellite notebook?

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I just bought a new Satellite L50-A, and despite the reviews I've found saying the speakers are great and the quality should be really good, all the audio I've played on it has been really tinny and poor quality.
Does anyone have any ideas why this would be, or how to fix it?

Playing around with the equaliser helped a bit, but it's still very far from perfect. It's the same from the internet and from iTunes, and with the speakers and headphones, so those are both ruled out.

Answer:Terrible Sound Quality on Satellite L50-A

> Playing around with the equalizer helped a bit, but it's still very far from perfect.

The Satellite L50-A series is preinstalled with the DTS? Sound software.

This software can be used in order to improve the sound quality.

Check it out.

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Hi there

I just got a Satellite L50-A01Q and am having trouble watching youtube videos, it plays on low resolution automatically even though I have changed the settings to play the best available.
I can sometimes change it to a higher one but usually have to click on it 5 times before it works then the video freezes.

I got a notification to install an update of intel display driver and even though its installed and says I have the latest version it is still in the service centre with a paper clip pic next to it and says it hasn't been downloaded.
Any ideas?

Sorry I know this sounds so confusing! I just thought a over a $1000 computer should play clearer videos then the fuzzy ones it is.

Answer:Satellite L50-A01Q - low Video quality

Have you noticed this by You Tube or watching other and different video content?
Do you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your notebook?

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I'm not sure if I'm going mad but recently I did a system restore of my laptop (applying all Windows Updates) and the sound (through headphones) doesn't sound as good. Notably the bass and to some extent the treble is poor and I have a sort of 'mid range' non-descript sound quality.

I checked I had the DTS enhancement switched on and checked I had the latest Toshiba approved driver for the Realtek HD Sound. The only other thing I was thinking of was installing the driver from the Realtek site but that suggests that's just a generic one and so I wonder if that would be sort of a downgrade?

Anyhow, would appreciate any thoughts.

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1JM - sound quality not good

I have Satellite S50-B and internal speakers are not so good and I?m not satisfied with the sound but this model has stereo speakers only. But using headphones sound s really not so bad especially after activating surround and bas boost option in DTS settings.

Check also advanced options where you can change the levels for bass, voice and treble. On the right side is also equalizer so you can change all settings and hopefully configure best sound output for your headphones.

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Hi everybody.

I have a very strange problem with my new notebook. I have new Satellite A300D-14U notebook. I have installed XP and all drivers but recently I have noticed such problem. When media player or Winamp (or etc.) plays and I get a message in Skype, MSN or there is any other action with sound, then the major sound changes.

I mean the quality of sound changes rapidly. Like mono to stereo, like equalizer is turned on at that moment. After that it stays for about 2-3 mins and gets back to previous state. The problem is that that change is awesome and I would like it would be always like that. For some moment I started to wonder do I really usually hear stereo from those "harman/kardons"?

I have tried to reinstall drivers, all updates are installed, SP3. Any idea what can it be?

P.S. I always get clear sound, but I'd like to get best of it.

Answer:Satellite A300D-14U and WXP - sound quality changes

Hmm? very strange? try to connect the headphones and check if the same sound issue would appear using the headphones.

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

It's a A-100/A 105 model

Answer:Help reinstalling Toshiba software in Toshiba satellite?

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While playing movies, I fond the colours too lifeless, washed, with poor contrast between them compared to a CRT(TV).

I expected more from an LCD.

Is there a way to help the colours, because catalyst isn't enough.

Some color profile, a better player ?

Answer:Satellite P300 poor movie quality

Have you tried turning up the screen brightness? Press Fn+F7 a few times.

PowerDVD has many video-related options that may help. Download a trial version and give it a try.

Note that LCD screens cannot compare to CRT monitors. The liquid crystal will always let some light through, which limits the contrast.

If you attach a CRT monitor to the laptop, do movies look ok?

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My webcam is not ok, its very poor quality and I have tryed to change everything in settings.
Please help me :)

Answer:Web cam picture quality on Satellite L350 is very poor

Why do you think it is poor?
Have you compared the quality with some other cam?

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I've already posted this in the Multimedia section but thought it probably belonged here instead.

I was wondering if anyone else who had this laptop find that the display looks a bit like you can see lines on the screen of where the pixels join? It's not always visible but just looking at it right now in my Firefox browser, the area where all the toolbars are looks like the colour isn't blended together.

Is there any adjustment I can make to improve this?


Answer:Satellite L500-19X - How to improve display quality?

It is not easy to discuss about something that isn?t visible for all of us here. I have two Toshiba notebooks, use Firefox too but I don't see something strange there. To be honest I don't see any difference on displays on my Satellite A300 and brand new Satellite A500.

In my opinion there is no much you can do. What you can do is to change display resolution, the size of the text or calibrate color but if this will help.
Try to play with all these settings.
Is there some other situation where you can see this strange color?

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I have a new Satellite A100-813 and there is a problem with TV-out. The picture on TV is very poor and not stable. My vga card is Intel 950 GMa 128 MG ,O.S XP SP2.

I tried with different TV and still picture is very poor.
I need help of anyone knows.

Answer:Bad picture quality when Satellite A100-813 is connected to TV

Hi there,

first thing is: Go to the [url href=]intel[/url] website and download the latest drivers. Then retry it and make sure all parameters (like resolution, refreshrate, etc) are set on minimum and then try some other cables.

May I ask which TV?s you used to test it?


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Was uninstalling some programs on my computer, in an attempt to try to get it running better, and have accidently deleted something that affected the quality of my display. I have installed a display driver from the toshiba website, but this has not fixed the problem.

Does anyone know how I can fix it?

Answer:Satellite A200 - How to get previous display quality?

Notebook model???
Preinstalled operating system???
What do you mean with display quality???

Please post more useful info for better understanding.

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i bought Toshiba Satellite C50t-A052 and can't adjust the webcam quality ?
I wonder how toshiba didn't support Win 8 64bit driver until now.

However Toshiba install that OS on my laptob

Answer:Satellite C50t-A052 - webcam low quality


The notebook was equipped with an 0.9MP HD Web Camera (1,280 x 720) with built-in microphone. You should not expect too much from an 0.9 mega pixel webcam.

Regarding the Win 8 drivers: On Toshiba EU driver page you can find all Win 8 as well as Win 8.1 driver for the Satellite C50T-A series

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I bought my laptop 2 weeks ago and have only started using my webcam today.
It is very poor quality and is flickering.
This is happening during the day in good light as well when it is dark outside with the light on.

My os is windows7 x64.
Yes the film of plastic is off of the front of it i have checked.
I have reinstalled the driver twice and is still the same poor quality.
I have restarted the process in device manager as well.

Please help i cannot think of anything else i can do.

Answer:Satellite C660D webcam very poor quality

I don?t know which notebook model do you have but Satellite C660D in general has not HD cam but 0.3M Pixcel Camera only. And with such cam you cannot expect excellent picture.

There is nothing you can do. If the cam driver is installed properly you can just try to change cam settings in hope the picture will be a little bit better.
When I compare 0,3M pixcel cam on old L300 and now 1.0M (HD) Pxcel Camera in my new P500 the difference is simply huge.

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I would like to buy a Satellite S50, and connect it to
- hd digital TV ( I will buy in the future)
- hd digital monitor with TV (I have a other model of 1920x1080)
- analog TV (I have a cca. 9 year old Panasonic model )

How is it possible?
What parameters are necessary?
What kind of picture would be generated by a Satellite S50 with 1,366 x 768 resolutionn on a 1920x1080 device?

So brief: which models could I use?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Which Satellite S50 has to be choosen to have good TV picture quality?

You have to check the video out properties of the graphic card which are installed in single notebooks.
But in most cases the graphic cards supports an external resolution which is higher than an FHD resolution ?1920x1080? which is supported by all Full HD TVs.

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I bought a NB10T-A-102 but the sound is horrible almost not listening because it sounds like metalic noise.
I tried to change driver but without benefit.
Do you know if it's because of the hardware speakers or if there is a configuration that permits to obtain a good sound quality?

Thanks for your support.

Answer:Satellite NB10T-A-102 - horrible sound quality


This netbook has build in small stereo speakers and sound is not so good. It has nothing to do with sound driver. As you know you can try to change sound quality changing values in player?s equaliser but this will also not help a much.

I have similar speakers on my U940 and sound is not good. Using headphones sound is really good.
For instance my older NB netbook has harman/kardon speakers and sound quality is simply amazing.

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I bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite C660-155 only 3 days back. However from the very first day, the quality of the intergrated webcam quality is very very poor.
The picture seems very noisy and only dorts and distortions appears even in full sunlight.

What actions I can take to resolve this issue?

Answer:Camera / Webcam Quality on Satellite C660-155

Have you checked quality with preinstalled Web Camera application or maybe with Skype or MSN?

By the way: have you removed protection sticker from the cam?

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Hello @all,

I've got a Sat. 755. (OS: win7, 64bit). The webcam returns very bad picture quality and I noticed, that the driver is from the year 2006 (Microsoft, Version 6.1.760.17514).

I installied the latest "driver" vom the Toshiba site (version, which actually just updated the cam-software.

Is it a fact, that this webcam is of very poor quality or could anyone please help me to improve the pictures, which are not only in Skype poor, but also when I just test the cam.

Greetings from Austria

Answer:Satellite L755D - Webcam: very bad picture quality?


Please check that the film in front of the lens is peeled off.
I think many models are delivered with a protection film in front of the lens and it is not too easy to see.



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Running windows 8.1 which came with the laptop.
New out of the box.

As per title.

I find the image quality of the camera image to be very grainy, poor color etc.

When I start the web camera using the search bar on the right, it starts using the Microsoft application, when you scroll down to settings all that is available under settings/options is Photo aspect ratio, Grid lines, Location info.

I have been in touch with Toshiba Tech support who advised to do a Laptop refresh, which I did.
This made no difference.

After which they asked me to find the Toshiba web camera application on the laptop, this should have been in the Program Files folder in the Toshiba folder.
This application does not exist on my laptop.

The tech checked the same model laptop that he had available, which I was told when he selected the web camera, it opened using the Toshiba Web camera application, not Microsoft.

I have looked at other Toshiba laptops with web cameras, and found the image quality to be better. Unable to get to settings as these laptops were on display and in demo mode, hence locked down to some extent.

I can't believe that a web camera in this day and age for this value of laptop to have such poor image quality. My digital camera from 10year ago has better image quality.

I have checked through the laptop, and I do not have this application installed.

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Answer:Satellite S70-A-11H web camera image quality is not good

> The tech checked the same model laptop that he had available, which I was told when he selected the web camera, it opened using the Toshiba Web camera application, not Microsoft.

The Toshiba webcam application is available for Win 7 system but the Win 8 and Windows 8.1 system use the own Microsoft webcam application.

> I have looked at other Toshiba laptops with web cameras, and found the image quality to be better.
Different Toshiba notebooks are equipped with different webcams.
Satellite S70-A-11H was equipped with a *0.92 mega pixel webcam*

A Satellite A660 for example was equipped with an _1.3M mega pixel webcam_

So there is a difference in webcam resolution

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I bought this laptop just today and I'm so confused.
The sound quality is WAY to low.

No bass,no colour...just some flat sound.
Even one simple cell phone's got better sound then my laptop does.

Where's the so called "Toshiba Bass enhanced system"??

Can someone help me?I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of hours and I did nothing.
I re-installed drivers etc and still nothing.

Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite C660-1P3 - poor sound quality

The C Series is the budget cost effective range so I doubt it will have the same speaker quality as the higher range Qosmio's and A or P Series Satellites that are designed for multimedia. At least you can use external speakers to achieve better sound quality.

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ok this problem has been plaging me for years. I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro U400 windows 8.1.

The sound quality is awful.
As far as I can remember is it bad in windows 7.

Contextant driver is bad and so is windows 8.1 generic driver.

please help

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - audio quality not good

To be honest, I have no idea what you mean exactly by ?quality is awful?.
I owned an Satellite U400 notebook is the past and I have to say that the sound quality was good enough.

The Satellite U400 is a small 13.3? notebook and the speakers were fitted to the notebook dimensions.
The Conexant sound chip is part of the motherboard and you will not be able to replace it.

If you want to use another sound card, you can try to use an external USB audio interface.
I use such external sound solution for my home recording studio.

The audio interface is connected to notebook?s USB port and the external speakers are commenced to the external audio interface.

By the way: Satellite U400 isn't is the list of Win 8.1 supported notebooks... so you will not find any Win 8.1 drivers for this unit on Toshiba driver website.

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My speakers sound really tinny and the worst I've heard since I had a transistor radio in 1970. I went into the drivers download are but was not able to find anything to improve them. Using 8.1 doesn't help because I'm not sure where you find everything.

Any ideas?
Anyone else found a shortcoming and solved it or just has a good idea please?

Answer:Terrible sound quality on my Satellite C50-AOG1


Similar thread you can read here .
Problem is that many notebooks have small stereo speakers only and sound quality is unfortunately not so good.

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Inbuilt webcam quality is poor (a350)
Is this normal for this computer?
Is even worse and switches to black screen only bright light shown at night on Skype.

Answer:Satellite A350 - webcam quality is poor


The image quality could not be the best because of the dark room where you are using the webcam.
You should increase the brightness in the room and should set the webcam settings to night mode!

Check this Toshiba document:
+Poor picture quality when using the internal webcam under dark light conditions+

or this:
+How to change the settings for the integrated webcam if the image is very dark or black+

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How can help me? The Problem is as follows:
When I play songs(mp3 or wave), you can listen the song for a short time in a normal quality. After few seconds the
song listen slower.
Afterwards the song start in the normal quality and this gos up and down. Also an update for my Soundcard was not a solution.

so how can help me.....
thanks in advance


Answer:Satellite Pro 4310: Sound quality changes many times


On this way it is really not easy to say what happen there. In my opinion just an intensive investigation can give you more answers.
Does problem persist with different players, different medias (DVDs or music CDs)?
If yes in my opinion there must be some hardware problem. I am not technician and can not give you a precise answer but try to sort out if it can be caused by software or hardware malfunction.

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Toady I just bought Satellite R630-13u and I was trying to use the integrated webcam but the quality is vey very poor, even in the good light place. I tried calling my self through skype iphone and my laptop, the picture quality in iphone is much great than the laptop!

Shall I take the comture to the sevirce centre to check it or there should be some settings to adjust or there is a sticker placed on the camera where i can not remove it?

your assistance is appreciated int his matter


Answer:Satellite R630-13U - Webcam quality isn't good


It?s not easy to discuss about webcam quality without seeing it and you shouln?t compare the webcam quality with different products. The built-in webcam is very small not compare to USB webcams or handy cameras.

But you can improve the webcam quality: I found an interesting article about this on Toshiba Forum:

Poor picture quality when using the internal webcam under dark light conditions

How to change the settings for the integrated webcam if the image is very dark or black

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I read one other topic about this, but there was no real answer aside from making a comment about equalizer settings, so I decided to make a new topic.

Formated this machine, installed fresh XP SP2, let it update to SP3, not a problem. Related post, even found that the latest BIOS 2.50 now also solved the Wifi connection issue under XP, which was horrific.

Anyways, now that that is out of the way, the Conexant sound is poor, sounds like playing in 8 bits mono with any sound, MP3 wave etc. I do not believe the equalizer suggestion makes sense, it is not so much an imbalance in the sounds frequency, but far more fundamental, really like either the MP3 is played at a bitrate of 96, or the sound was recorded at 8 bit (I know this is not the case, but to give an idea of what we are hearing here). So playing with the equalizer does not make a difference at all.

Could anyone tell me what may be the reason, or better a solution here ? I dont think there is a practical reason why the quality is limited by an XP driver, whereas in Vista the sound of this laptop is really fantastic I must admit. (of course tried latest drivers in both OS's).

BTW, I realize that in XP, the device manager shows 3 "question mark" devices, but these should not be related to the issue I think (firewire, some SM bus ..).

Any help would really be appreciated, the XP installation is soooo much smoother to work with than the sluggish Vista that the P300 came installed with :(

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Answer:Satellite P300-18M Conexant sound quality under XP

did u try to find drivers here. this is your best site for drivers, do not use others
for europe
for us
for canada

here is support for all types of pc's
look up manufacturer then look up your region

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I got a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5218 as a gift about 3 weeks ago and overall its a good laptop,
however I am very disappointed with one aspect.

The sound output is shocking on all software, whether using the built in speakers or external speakers or headphones.

All that is produced from any of them is a tinny, quiet sound quality with absolutely no bass. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the sound card or something else but feel as though a laptop as high-end and expensive as this should come ready to play music high-quality.

I also got this laptop from abroad so can't really take it back the the shop. Is there any help somebody can offer on here?

Is this something that can be sorted on the laptop or will i have to fork out more money on a new sound card?

Answer:Sound quality on Satellite C55t-A5218

Sound quality is often not so good due to internal speakers. Some laptops have normal stereo speakers and sound is not so good. Otherway some of them have high quality Harman/Kardon and sound is great.

Anyway, have you tried to test it with different players and play a bit with Equalizer?

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Hi Friends,

I yesterday bought a New Laptop which is Toshiba Satellite C50-A483, Windows 8.1 single language, 64 bit,

I am very disappointed by the webcam results, its too much blurry, there are no options to change the settings of the webcam, previously i was having Toshiba which was having CAMERA ASSISTANT SOFTWARE, from where i can adjust the webcam settings, even though there was a night mode, but unfortunately at present i don't have any options,

can anyone suggest Me the right options so that i can have good results from My webcam.

Thanks in Advance,

Answer:Satellite C50-A483 and Win8.1 - Webcam Quality is Very Low

The Toshiba webcam application is available for Win 7 systems but the Win 8 and Windows 8.1 system use the own Microsoft webcam application.

So if you are using Win 8.1, you have to use the Microsoft internal webcam app

Regarding the webcam pic quality:
Different Toshiba notebooks are equipped with different webcams.
Satellite C50-A483 was equipped with a *0.92 mega pixel* webcam supporting an built-in microphone

A Satellite A660 for example was equipped with an 1.3M mega pixel webcam

So you will always notice and difference between a 0.92MP and 1.3MP camera.

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I have a satellite L300 - 14G. I would like to use a microphone.
When I connect it to the front the quality is very bad.

If I boost it there is a lot of background noise.
If I don't boost it I have to speak REALLY loud to make myself heard.

Answer:Satellite L300-14G - Microphone very bad volume quality


Do you use the external microphone?

Please check the settings in control panel -> Realtek HD audio Manager
There is a tab called Microphone.

There you will find the settings called: ?Noise Suppression? and ?Acoustic Echo Cancellation?.

Furthermore you could increase the mic volume to a higher level.


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Just starting this thread to share my frustration regarding keyboard on my Satellite L755-18Z. It is absolutely worst keyboard I ever tried. Typing something is been pain in the a$$ since the moment I got this laptop for 2 years ago.

Keys are so insensitive that I need literally hit / press every single letter really hard to get anything on the screen. I really like everything else about this machine, just wonder how come this piece of hardware can be of a such poor quality

Answer:Satellite L755-18Z - poor keyboard quality

In the last 10years I?ve used three different Toshiba notebooks and, generally speaking, I was satisfied with the keyboard. Small difference is now with P500. I feel it somehow different but there is no problem at all.

In my opinion it is almost impossible to find perfect product today. I?m pretty critical and I always find something that could be done better.
Next time test your new notebook and I hope you will find perfect machine for your needs.

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After having had a Toshiba laptop previously I bought a new Satellite L855 on Saturday. Sad to say I am REALLY disappointed with the speakers and sound quality. Especally as stickers on machine say 'Large speakers for deeper sound' . It sounds really tinny. Much worse than my ipad or iphone :-(

Any sggestions?

Answer:Poor sound quality on Satellite L855


Your notebook supports an Realtek sound chip. Right?
In control panel you can find the Realtek HD Audio Manager.

Here you can change the sound effects? you can change the sound properties and can add some deep bass using the equalizer settings.

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just bought a Toshiba C850-1GL, very happy with it, with the exception of the sound quality, any suggestions on how this can be improved before I go and buy some external speakers...?

Answer:How to improve speakers and sound quality on Satellite C850-1GL

As far as I know you cannot do much about that. This notebook has standard stereo speakers and not high quality Harman/kardon like some other models so if you want to have good and brilliant sound you need external speakers.

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The sound quality on this laptop has been very bad for quite some time.

I have tried downloading all of the newest updates and drivers from the Toshiba wesite to no avail, including the most recent conexant driver, which appears to be from 2007. . . . I use XP/SP3. For a system that is supposed to have good sound quality, with the harmon kardon speakers, it is frustrating as it is unlistenable. The sounds cracks, pops, is intermittent, has static, and just is generally quite poor.

There is not a problem with the volume, just the awful sound quality Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite P105-S6024 and awful sound quality


I see you are using the Windows XP which was not preinstalled by Toshiba.
I think this notebook came with the Windows Vista OS.

Did you notice the same sound quality using the Windows Vista OS?
I think you should check this.

If the sound woudl be better using the Vista then it could be a sound driver issue.
I found another Conexant sound driver for Win XP. I use this one:

Check this too!

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I have done this clean install (from Vista 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit) for someone and loaded (I think) all the relevant drivers.

There seems to be a big decrease in graphics quality.
Is this something to do with Vista vs. Windows 7 or does it make any difference which of the three display drivers are installed?

Unfortunately, the laptop isn't with me now so I will have to look into this remotely as well.


Answer:Satellite L300 - big decrease in graphics quality using Win 7 64bit


Did you install the graphic card driver for Win 7 64bit?

Possibly the missing graphic card driver causes this difference in graphic quality.

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Please I need your help.

I have my Satellite A300-15D and I have got a problem with my sound.
When I upgrade to Vista ultimate or go back to XP my sound turns very bad quality and i tried to update drivers and utilities but no way and finally I have to go back to Vista home that came in recovery.

I hate that and I need a solution.

please reply

Answer:Bad sound quality after XP or Vista upgrade on Satellite A300-15d


What do you mean exactly by "bad sound quality"?
Is it too low or what?

The A300-15D seems to belong to the PSAJ4E series.
The Conexant audio driver for Win XP and vista is available on the Toshiba European driver page.

I've got the same sound chip in my notebook and the sound is ok... I have also noticed that I've got a SmartAudio in the control panel.
This seems to be a additional tool to improve the sound quality.

Maybe you should check this.

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So I've recently used this laptop and whenever I plug in my earphones the quality goes from Loud and Great to something just bad.

I've tried using my earphones on other devices and they work just fine.
This is the first time that I've encountered this problem as well.

Your replies are well appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Satellite L50-B943 - Audio Jack Quality issue

How to understand this audio issue?
What is wrong there?
Can you please explain this audio issue?

Please be sure your earphones are connected properly. If they are ?half way? connected it is possible that sound will not be good. The same happen on my machine.

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I have problems with microphone/recording quality on my A60 particularly but not limited to situations when using a USB phone. Talking on the USB phone produces a lot of static when used with the A60, which is not the case when I use a other notebook.
Both laptops have the same VOIP and 'simplyphone' software.

Any ideas what might be the problem? Drivers?

Toshiba support suggests seeing if a system restore will improve things but I'm reluctant to go through that for a dubious result.

Answer:Satellite A60: Poor microphone sound quality when using USB phone


I don?t think that the driver update will help you. The OS uses simple common USB Microsoft drivers. I think we should search the ?problem? somewhere else.

You could try to disable the power save option in the device manager -> USB hub -> properties. I have noticed that if the power saving was enabled on the USB ports some external devices could not work with full performance.
Additionally you should disconnect the other USB devices during testing the USB microphone.
I think it?s not impossible that some external USB devices could have a bad influence on the USB microphone usage.

PS: I found a intersting site about USB microphone testing

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C855-22U (OS Windows 8) Audio Output is really bad, not only listening the music but also recording something (through software as Audacity for example, and listening the result on other PC)

How can I solve this problem?
Which settings have I to modify?

Thank you very much

Answer:Satellite C855-22U - audio output quality issue

>... Audio Output is really bad
Is this noticeable with internal speakers only? Have you tested it with external speakers or headphones?

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Under win8.1 64 bits all update.

In some windows (white background) like Microsoft device manager, iTunes, Ccleaner...display is bad.
The display is better on my Satellite A200 win8pro (7 years) and my P10 win7pro (11 years)!

But, there no problem with some softwares like Firefox,Thunderbird...

I try *all* video parameters, others AMD/Intel HD graphic drivers but it change nothing !
It seems to have a problem with video drivers.

Have you informations about that ?


Answer:Satellite S50-B-12R - bad display quality with white windows background

Please don't understand me wrong but what do you mean with ?display is bad??

Is maybe white background not white enough?
Have you tested with when LCD is set to maximum brightness level?

At the moment I use three Toshiba machines: P500 at home, Tecra A11 in my office and NB520 if I?m travelling around. There is no difference at all so I don't understand what do you mean exactly.

My wife use non-Toshiba laptop and the situation is the same. No difference at all.

Please be nice and try to explain what do you mean exactly.

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Hi all,

Love my new laptop but the screen /display quality is really dull.

Games aren't jagged they just aren't crisp.

The webcam video quality is shocking. It's probably a setting that can fix this, if so can you point me in the right direction to fix this please as it's annoying me



Answer:Satellite P870 *PSPLFA-01C001) display quality is dull

A basic question.
What is your screen resolution?
( This should get you there and show other display options Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Display >Screen Resolution)

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Hello everyone

I have a Satellite P200-193 equipped with an ati mobility 2600 HD
my problem: When I plug in a VGA screen quality is very bad. My external screen is a LG22 "1920 x 1080 59hz frequency is good, in extended mode or projector AC does not change, the picture is not clear.

I have put the drivers available on the support and also gave the drivers the screen, nothing to do.

PS: sorry for my english

Answer:Satellite P200-193 - external monitor screen quality not good

Hi mate

You should change the external display resolution to a native supported resolution by external monitor!

I?ve got a external monitor too and the native resolution is 1920 x 1080px.
But the picture was not clear enough using HDMI cable. I changed it to DVI and since then the screen on the external monitor is perfect!


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Hi guys, my first post! Had my Tosh for 3 years now. I have a problem with the display now. It looks as if the colour depth is really low or something.. like I've whacked it on 8bit colour depth! Everything looks heavily posterized in the graphical sense.

I've uninstalled video drivers and reinstalled a new one, an old one, a toshiba version, an nvidia driver version and all have no effect on the problem. No joy!

I've gone through and checked all the resolution and colour depth settings and trawled through the many pages of nvidia settings and toyed with any reasonable settings to find the problem. No change. Everything reset to how I found it.

I've been reading through the forums and not really found anything specific. If I've missed it then I'd love a link here slapped in my face to show how incompetent I am! ;)

I am however gonna try disconnecting the battery and power for an hour and powering up again afterwards as that seems to be the standard fix or must try for everything. What does this do exactly? Reset BIOS/CMOS etc?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite Pro P100-327 Screen colour depth/quality problem

Have you the same problem if you connect external display to your notebook?
Have you tried to test it already?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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The finger print scanner on my X200 has just recently started returning a "Bad Quality" response to finger scans for Windows Vista logon.
It had been working perfectly since purchase but all of a sudden (not gradually anyway) stopped successful scans for logging in.

My first thought is maybe a Windows update has broken something but I wouldn't know where to start looking, has anyone seen or heard of this or know how to resolve the problem, I find it hard to believe its a hardware issue as one day it was working the next day it wasn't.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite X200 - bad quality response for finger print scans

Hello Josh

This can happen from time to time. I recommend you to clean the sensor. I hope after cleaning it will work well again.

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I see a flickering on my external monitor Hyundai L91A, especially on dark pictures, for example web pages with black background. I installed the .inf. I changed refresh rate from 60 to 75 and back. Auto adjust doesn't help. The TFT is connected to the analog port. With the notebook I had before the Toshiba I did not have that problem.

What can it be?

Answer:Satellite P100-194: bad picture quality on external TFT at analog port

How about the internal notebook display?? Does the same flickering appear on the notebook display??
Did you use the original Toshiba display driver?
In my opinion it?s not a notebook issue but only the external display problem.
By the way; It?s no matter what refresh rate you will use. For the TFT displays the refresh rate is set to 60Hz and you don?t need to change it. The refresh quality will not change if you use 60 or 70Hz

You could connect another TFT external display to you notebook to check if the same flickering will appear.
Then we could speculate it it?s a analog port or the external display issue

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Satellite C870.

1) Issues with Bluetooth - machine couldn't find other devices and there were problems with communications;

2) I'm very, very disappointed with the quality of sound. The speakers are very poor. If I knew I wouldnt'n buy it! Unfortunately, I had no chance to check it and assumed Toshiba will keep the minimum standards in this matter.
In the past (some years ago)

I've used Toshiba laptop and it was OK.
To be honest I've puchased this computed due to my good expirience from the past, but will be more carreful in the future.

Now, I have to life with it as spent 800US.
The rest is OK - for the time being.

Answer:Satellite C870 - sound quality & Bluetooth connection issue

> 1) Issues with Bluetooth - machine couldn't find other devices and there were problems with communications;

What Satellite C870-xxx do you have exactly?
From my own experience some models support BT and some don?t? so probably your unit does not supports BT or you did something wrong while BT configuration.

> 2) I'm very, very disappointed with the quality of sound. The speakers are very poor. If I knew I wouldnt'n buy it! Unfortunately, I had no chance to check it and assumed Toshiba will keep the minimum standards in this matter. In the past (some years ago)

From my own knowledge different models supports different hardware specifications. You can purchase notebook models with Harman-Kardon speakers which provide better sound quality. This unit seems to support standard speakers.
So it?s always a matter of price-value ratio and in my opinion this is not too bad.

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I have a satellite P100-10P (PSPAGE) with 7900 GS and when I install new drivers from (163.76) video quality of all movies is bad.

Picture is pixelated with every media player (VLC, MPC...) and screen sometimes "jumps" for a second.

Everything is fine with Toshiba's 84.00 drivers but I can't play games like Stranglehold and BIoshock with that driver.

Please help.

Answer:Satellite P100-10P: Bad video quality with nVidia driver from 3rd website

Hi Drago

It is very bad situation. Toshiba with every notebook must offer functioning product and because of that offer tested drivers. Those drivers are adapted for each notebook model and also have ?protecting function?. That means the graphic card will not be forced to run on the highest level.

As you can see with original driver you have problems playing some games. For me it is nothing unusual for mobile computers. Problem is that every modified driver is not supported and tested by notebook manufacturer. I recommend you to use tested Toshiba driver. At the end maybe you must make compromise between gaming and watching movies.

By the way: are original DVD movies also so bad while you use preinstalled WinDVD?

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Hi.I am about to buy a new Y710 15.6" w/integrated graphics and see they are available on EBAY new with i5-6200U, i507200u, and i7 models, all at about the same price. Other than the processors, are there any differences in the build quality, software stabilty, or anything else that would make one want to prefer or avoid one model or another?

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Hy guys....

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

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

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

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

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


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


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After I downgraded my Vista HP to Windows XP I came across a very strange thing. There were no problems with drivers as they could be easily found on the TOSHIBA web-site. After installing all the drivers I mentioned that the overall sound quality got worse.

When I started investigating the issue I came across an anomaly. When you open a file in Winamp and, without closing it, open a movie in Windows Media or any other video player, the sound improves a lot.

The same happens with the modem. When you start connecting, or to be more specific, when the modem's speaker turns on... Voila, the sound improves again. I tried lots of things... like downloading drivers from different sites and of different versions and re-installing them.

But nothing helped. There were no problems with Vista so, I guess, it's a software problem. I googled a bit and found a few more people that have the same thing.

I hope somebody can help me because what's the use of Harman\Kardon speakers if they don't produce proper sound?..

Answer:Satellite A300-15G Conexant Audio issue - sound quality improvment

Did you install a retail version of XP?

Did you install the XP drivers from the Toshiba Website? Or did you get the drivers from other websites?

Tried a BIOS update and Chipset Driver update?

Did you install the XP HD-Audio hotfixes?

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Youtube goes green screen. Can correct this by settings in IE but seems like a problem.
Video quality is also very poor when watching Youtube HD videos.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite C50D-B - green screen + poor quality watching YouTube in HD

Have you tested it using different browsers?
Have you noticed similar issues when you watch some avi or mpeg files using different video players?

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

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

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M70

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


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Hey guys,

I need some help. My friend has brought her laptop to me as it no longer loads up to see if I can fix it. I have had a look on the Internet and I can't see anything that would realistically fix the machine. The machine is running Vista Basic.

This is the problem and I am hoping someone has a solution for me:

When switching on the machine the power light goes to green but nothing else happens. The disk light does not come on and the screen is completely blank. I can't load anything on the machine to try and get into safe mode, I have no way of getting into the Bios or anything as it just doesn't seem to be loading up. Now I have read alot recently about updates from Microsoft causing these types of issues and the "Black Screen of Death" and I don't know if that is the case here or if the screen is just broken. I did put the recovery disk in and the disk started spinning but I have no idea if it was working as I couldn't see anything on the screen.

I unfortunately don't have a space monitor to plug this into to see if the screen is just buggered but I honestly don't think it it, since there doesn't seem to be any disk activity either.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me to try? I would try and wipe it with a Vista disk I have but I don't know if that would work and want to try and save what is on the machine before I even try that.

Any help would be appreciated and if you need any mor... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro L40

Greetings, Kerry...

A few things you might consider trying, if you haven't already:

Since you can access the 'net, hit the Toshiba forums, see if anyone else has had similar problems...

Pull out the hard drive, RAM, and battery, make sure there's nothing foreign in the bays, and re-seat...

Make sure none of the fans are obstructed - some machines have fan fail-safes...

Try to boot from the Vista disk you mentioned, as a troubleshooting procedure...

Keep us posted...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

arrow keys then stop working)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Toshiba satellite C 75D DVD HELP

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

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

Answer:toshiba satellite m60

test with vga out?

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

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OK This might be a really dumb question and all of you are gonna laugh but here goes. this is a a80 series laptop. My question is does this laptop ave only one memory slot, cause i took off the panel to test the memory and all I see is one slot. It does not seem logical that they would place the other slot in a different location. Or am i totally wrong, and the other slot is just somewhere else. The reason i ask is because if i dont have to take apart the case, good. i usuall break things like this.

Answer:Toshiba satellite mem?

Please note it says 512 Mb x 2.

Many laptops have an easilly reachable second slot for expansion and an internal harder-to-get-at slot.

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

The hard disk of my toshiba satellite series laptop crashed following an amateur attempt to partition the disk using 'Partition Magic'.

Since then, I have formatted the disk but am unable to get full use of the laptop since all the drivers are gone.

I got the Satellite A 60 'Recovery DVD Rom' but am unable to use it since the drive is unable to read DVDs (CDs are being read fine).

Where can I get all the drivers in one place, in preferably one file (dunno if thats possible!!) ?? Please help..

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

You might be able to find them at the Toshiba website - but I would try putting the DVD in another computer and look for the DVD driver. Then copy it to a floppy.

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

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

Please let me know if you need more info.


Rhys ([email protected])

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A-200

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

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

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

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help

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

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Question: Toshiba Satellite

Has anyone here ever had any problems with The Toshiba Satellite 1000 Laptop?

(Specifically a chronic problem with the backlight or screen dieing)

My company purchase a bunch of these and within a year, over half have had major screen issues. I'm trying to find a way to prevent this problem from occuring in the remaining laptops.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite

We never had that model down here.

Where was it purchase from? A computer store? Or a Retail Chain?

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