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Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

Question: Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

I am thinking of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C655 with a faster CPU and am wondering if anyone can tell me which CPU's are compatible with this laptop? At this time it has a AMD V140 Processor 2.30ghz. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S50851. Thank you for any information you can give me.

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Answer: Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

As a general rule with laptops, CPU upgrades don't really give decent increases in performance. Increasing system memory to max allowed and installing a bigger faster hard drive will give you the most "bang for the buck"...

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ok, laptop wont start up just black screen with blinking curser, not command prompt. cannot restart in safe mode, same thing, can only enter system setup, and boot manager, f2 and f12, put in a startup disk, tried to restore from earler time, just get message saying it cannot be restored to this date, tried several, same thing. seems it started when my son hooked his smart phone up to laptop to update his phone.

Answer:toshiba satellite c655

trying to restore as i type, it was program called Kies mini (installed Kies mini)

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When I ran my AVG PC Tune up it said that "BAPIDRV" is missing. I went to the Toshiba Site and could find nothing. AVG Tune Up also said that without it computer could crash. Can anyone help me? I am lost. I have a Toshiba Satellite C655. Please help me! Thank you very much!


Answer:Solved: Help please toshiba satellite C655

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Let me start off by saying I am not very tech savvy lol

I have been having issues with this laptop lately. When I try to do updates on things such as Adobe and I have to choose between 32 or 64 bit, it recommends 32 bit, but I'm supposedly running on 64..

It takes forever to load pages on the internet, and now I can't even see video content through sites like youtube. I have all these services running that I don't even know what they are or if they should be running, can anyone help me get this laptop running better?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 running horribly help pls

Hi, we need more info on your system, to begin 2 gb, on a 64 bit system is not going to cut it, you do need 4 gb of RAM, so this would be my first consideration.

Very hard to read your screen shots in a meaningful way, go to start search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & systeminfo >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter, please copy paste the notepad outcome here.

BTW:- from the systeminfo cmd you can delete the windows updates(hotfixes) we don't need them, will reduce the size of the post.

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I'm asking this question from an alternate computer, thus no utility log. My Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop runs on Windows 7. Today it will not complete the boot-up process. I get to the Windows welcome screen and just as it appears to be going to the sign-on, the screen goes black with a white cursor. From this point, I can get nowhere. I can open in safe mode, but am unable to run any diagnostic from there. Help anyone?

Answer:Startup problem with Toshiba Satellite C655

I was able to get to the command prompt screen and used sfc scannow and the result was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

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My Toshiba satellite C655 battery refuses to charge and now indicates plugged in not charging What is the solution to this problem?

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite C655 battery does not charge at all.

Remove battery but keep the charger plugged in. Can you run your laptop now on the charger alone ? If your answer is yes, then your battery or its charging circuitry might be at fault.If your answer is no, then your charger is at fault.CoolGuy

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The problem started a few days ago. My toshiba satellite c655 wouldn't boot. It hangs on the boot screen showing the windows logo and would beep 4 times then start again. I ran the utility to diagnose the problem and it said it couldn't find anything. I can enter safe mode and eventually my computer will stop beeping and will work normally. Yet, every time from then on my computer will hang on the windows screen and beep before it starts. I 'd like to the solve the problem before my computer completely refuses to turn on. I can't find the p.o.s.t. codes for my bios. I am wondering if my keyboard is the cause of this problem because most of the keys aren't working. I am using an external keyboard now.

System Info:
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite C655
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.20, 8/1/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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I was on the web then out of no where my computer shut off and when I turned it back on it started saying windows is loading file which it never says then took me to a start up repair menu and said it couldnt find the problem then I can click finish which shuts the computer off or cancel which takes me to advanced options or problem details. Please help some body

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c655 startup problem

This could be a memory or hard drive problem. Have the laptop checked out by a computer repair person

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Laptop cannot restore to factory settings with or without OEM Toshiba rescue disc.
In short, I attempted to replace bad hard drive. First, I used spotmau to partition and format the replacement drive. Then, I changes the boot settings to usb dvd. I booted to the OEM Toshiba rescue disk to reinstall windows 7, 64-bit os. I used both a LG Super multi drive to install the rescue disk, and the laptop's actual optical drive/disk tray to no avail. The first of four disks did download. The second disk of four failed to complete the process. 
Can't read from the source file or disk. PREINST11.SWM
SIZE: 614  MB
Date modified: 10/31/2011 12:11 AM
Then when the system rebooted to windows, the following error:
The error, F3-F200-0002 An error has occurred. Please press [OK] to turn off the computer.   
I reattempted the re install process three times with the same results. 
Does anyone know how to successfully reinstall windows 7, 64-bit under these conditions? Thanks

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My webcam suddenly stopped working again...when I try to start Toshiba Web Application - it says 'Web Camera failed to initialize - please check device and restart application or you computer'. This is the second time in a week this has miraculously started working again...but now its stopped and I cant get it to work and from I got my laptop my touch pad has been malfunctioning since the day I got it...just two months ago...the cursor just sticks and refuses to move.... HELP!!!!

Oh....since I changed to AVG Free 2012 from 2011 this has been happening...with the webcam...HELP!!!!

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks

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Okay so I figured maybe my battery was bad and bought a new one and the same thing is happening. I will plug it in and it says its charging... Shows the battery going up and down like power is going through it... But the battery power keeps dropping. Seriously getting pissed off now. Im not gonna waste my time sending it into toshiba i might as well buy a new laptop at this point. Has anyone ever had this problem before?

Answer:Toshiba SATELLITE C655-S5504 says its charing but battery power keeps dropping.

Is the cord plugged into the laptop, along with connected to a a/c outlet that is powered on.

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

My usb ports went out a couple weeks ago and am lost at how else to use USB devices without those ports.

Any other solutions to this? I have a ethernet port but this pc is rather basic.

Toshiba c655 s5512

Also I've uninstalled and reinstalled drivers under DM, so don't ask about that.

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

If you connect some device, do you see if it is receiving power? (mice light up, HDDs start vibrating and whirring, or some lights flash)

Can you check the manual that there isn't some key or key combination that disables/enables the ports?

Can you install the latest chipset driver from here (I know it says it is not USB drivers, but the chipset is the component actually controlling USB ports anyway)?

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Question: Toshiba C655 USB

I am running Win7 64bit.

So for some reason my USB ports does not read anything except my Nikon SLR - Apple Ipod and phone among other devices have all been successfully run from these ports, but as of a couple days ago - the PC fails to recognize anything except the camera.

I am wondering if this is a firmware issue and where is the USB 2.0 firmware download?
Also when viewed in Device Manager - none of the entries show any exclamation points or failure - I'm totally stumped.

Unfortunately I regularly remove old restore points to save disk space - as of yesterday - I had only 1 restore to choose from, but when attempting to choose that - it would reboot the pc and when it came to the desktop - it would tell me the restore failed and nothing had been changed - said it might have been due to a antivirus program, but I disabled them and tried it again and same thing.

I currently have the latest BIOS 1.30 & legacy USB support is enabled.

This pc is a Toshiba C655 S5512.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289746 MB, Free - 230006 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Toshiba C655 USB

So far I have not determined the cause - I performed a clean boot via the msconfig options - doesn't appear to be software, but am totally stumped at why the Nikon is recognized by the pc and nothing else (either port).

Now, as of 2 1/2 days ago - when I plug the Nikon into a port (doesn't matter which one), after attempting to copy files to the pc, it will cut power to the Nikon device.

So it sounds like the ports are on their way out ugh.

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I find it so odd that my particular model is not upgradeable to Windows 10, this system was manufactured back in January of 2012 literally about 10 months before Windows 8 was out, anybody else find this odd?

Answer:Toshiba Satelitte C655 not upgradeable???

Why is it not upgradeable to Windows 10?

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I need some help bypassing the admin password on my laptop, seems my daughter changed it and won't own up to it and I can not access the systems that I need.

Answer:Bypass password on Toshiba C655

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Sorry but we will not assit you on cracking passwords. Please read the forum rules, found at the top.

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forgot toshiba c655 ssd password needs to be reset

Answer:toshiba c655 ssd password resetter

Contact Toshiba and be prepared to prove ownership.

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I have a Toshiba C655 running Windows 7. The laptop takes almost ten minutes to startup. Also, it appears some applications are very slow. I'm ready to follow all instructions and thanks in advance for any help. I ran Malwarebytes but found nothing. I've cleaned up the computer with Jetclean and CCleaner and I did get some improvement but the startup is still very slow.

Answer:Toshiba C655 very slow startup

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Hello. I'm working on a Toshiba satellite c655-s5082 laptop. I tried removing the cmos battery for three days to reset the BIOS PW, and nothing. Ive tried locating the jumpers but i cant find them. any help will do. thankyou

Answer:toshiba c655 bios pw reset. HELP!!!

Unfortnately you are not a known, seasoned member of this forum. Helping to hack BIOS passwords is a NO-NO with newbies in my book.

We just can't guarantee who you are, or why you need to knock out this password. You could be trying to hack a corporate laptop for all we know.



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toshiba c655 bios reset, how do you reset the bios on a toshiba c655. running windows 7

Answer:toshiba c655 bios reset

reset bios toshiba c655

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

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

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


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My daughter's hard drive blew up and I had to install a new one.I restored the system to factory defaults using recovery disks.Windows 7 came up fine but, the laptop doesn't recognize the network controller (unrecognized hardware)Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Toshiba Satelite C655 doesn't recognize network controller

It shoulda taken care of it on factory restore...however i'd re-install laptop drivers...either from the driver CD that came with it...or from the laptop manuf. website...

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Have a Toshiba Satellite C655 which suddenly stopped working. Cannot get the system to boot. Tried pressing F8 for safe mode and get nothing, F11 for recovery does not work. 0 does not work, only F2 and F12 works. Do not have a recovery disk.

Win7 Home Premium on system and tried using Win7 Pro but will not repair the strtup files because it states not correct version.

Please help if a solution is available other than sending back to support.

Answer:Satellite C655 does not boot

F11 is not for recovery. You must try to enter ?Advanced boot options?.
When you start your notebook press F8 *SEVERAL TIMES.*

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My Satellite C655 has ablinking cursor and will not boot.

Any suggestions

Answer:Satellite C655 will not boot

Of course I don?t know why this happen and what have you done exactly.
Maybe more than one sentence in your posting would help to understand your problem.

Anyway, try please to press F8 after start-up and enter ?Advanced boot options?. Is this possible?
Can you start preinstalled OS in safe mode?

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When ever i try to use my DvD drive i get that error, im using "Satellite C655"

Answer:Satellite C655 - D/ application not found

And how do you use DVD drive?

Can you please describe your problem using more than one single sentence?

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Hi, I installed OS XP on my Satellite C655-s9521d notebook....I found all drivers accept VGA driver please help

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Answer:Need XP VGA driver for Satellite C655-S9521D

Unfortunately on US support page display driver for WXP is not available.

I have compared notebook specification with some European models and I think THIS driver can be installed on your notebook.

Please test it and send some feedback.

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I've had my laptop for 7 mos. and for the last 2 weeks, I have been trying to play netlix dvd's but they will not play. I put on an audio cd and it works. I can't figure out what the problem is nor the solution. I have tried to update the driver but it says it's up to date. Not sure what to do at this point. Any suggestions?

Also, I ran the toshiba diagnostic tool and it skips the DVD drive. Does that mean something?

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Answer:Satellite C655 - DVD movies will not play

Have you noticed these problems with Netlix DVD?s only or using any original DVD movie?

Which player do you use for watching DVDs?

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How do I get a stereo mixer on this laptop so I can do online karaoke?
Got Satellite C655.

Answer:Satellite C655 Stereo mixer no available?


As far as I know the unit supports Conexant sound chip and as far as I know the stereo mix is not supported by Conexant.

Found this:
No Stereo Mix for Conexant HD Audio

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I have never had a laptop before. Also new to windows 7. Trying to find the simplest way to burn a DVD from another DVD on this new laptop. I know I have to put the info from the DVD on to the laptop. And then burn it on to a blank DVD. I can put the DVD in to the drive. Thats a great start !!! I am looking for the simplest way to "rip" and burn. Even if it means downloading (hopefully free) burning software.

On my desktop CD burner it was pretty easy to burn from a CD to another CD. 2 trays and software to burn. I know this is more complex. I am somewhat computer challenged, btw. Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite C655 - Easiest way to burn a DVD

Hi lili60,

The most DVDs and CDs that you can buy are copy protected so I doubt you will be able to copy them. Usually you can only copy disks from friends with private pictures, music, etc. but common disks are copy protected.

For burning disks you can use the freeware tool ?CD Burner XP?. That?s really nice tool that provide all necessary functions for burning disks. You can download the tool here:

On the same page you can also find an online help how the program works.

If you have more questions, please let us know! :)

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Sometimes when I wake my laptop up after sleep or hibernation the screen will be way to bright/high contrast to the point where I have trouble reading icon names on my desktop.

The only way I've found to fix it once this happens is to restart, then it's fine. It only does this once in a while.

It's pretty new, not even a year old, so I doubt it would be the back light going bad.
I was just wondering if anyone knew why this would happen and if it's something I should be concerned about?

I have a Satellite c655 running windows 7.

Answer:Satellite C655 - sometimes screen is too bright after hibernation


To be honest this is the first time that I read about such problems.
Are you able to change the brightness using Fn + F6 or FN + F7 while this issue happens?

But these FN button combinations controls only the brightness and this does not affect the contrast? so not quite sure if it?s really an setting issue?
In worst case your display could be affected? so maybe you should get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP in order to check the internal LCD.

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So the hard drive went in the C655.
I was able to copy the recovery partition to another drive. I wasnt able to get far with that.

I have restore DVD's how ever when I boot from the DVD's it says "Windows is loading files" hanges up for a minute then I get the following message. " Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.

Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred"

I have nothing plugged in...
Is my recovery DVD bad ? is my DVD drive bad ?
is there any other way to load the recovery DVDs ?
I'm stumped.

The hard drive is brand new so I have no recover options as far as holding 0 while turning on or F8 to recovery options.

please help

Answer:Recovery help needed for Satellite C655 - HDD died

Set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery DVD again.

If possible test it please with original Microsoft installation disc just to see if the problem will be the same.

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My Toshiba Satellite C655 won't play sound through my built-in speakers.

The sound is turned up, it is not muted, and the internal speakers are the default. I can plug in my headphones and it will work, but it won't come through the speakers. This is the first time I've had this problem and I've had the laptop for about 5 months now.

Please help!

Answer:Satellite C655 Won't Play Sound Anymore


Please click with right mouse button on sound symbol in task bar and choose option layback devices.
Is option Speakers? listed there?
Is it set to ?default device?? If not define it as default device (right mouse button on it and choose option ?Set as default device?.

Please check all this and send some feedback.

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Hello -

I have a Satellite C655 that I purchased and year and a half ago. Over the last few days the fan has been kicking in a lot more than usual. By this I mean the fan or ventilator on the left - the quieter one on the right is always on and pretty quiet.

I'm not running any big programs - just the internet or Word but it's been going on every 30 seconds or so and will sometimes slow the computer down and the little blue circle in Word 7 will start spinning around.

I'm hoping it's that the fan needs cleaning and I have no intention of taking anything apart to try it myself. I use the computer for work so I need it all the time and would have to do some scheduling to have Staples tech guys or Best Buy Geeks do it for me.

Can I use a vacuum on the underside and side vent to pull out any dust - would this help or am I asking for trouble? Is there any way to clean the fan without pulling off any of the covers/keyboard?

Any help is sure appreciated. This is my first post so if you need any other information, please just let me know. Thanks so much.

Answer:Satellite C655 - Can I use a vacuum to clean the fans?

Your only way to get it clean is using vacuum or compressed air and blow out the dust.
If notebook should be cleaned on professional way it must be disassembled. It is only way to get full access to all cooling modules. Please this should be done by authorized service only.

Anyway, try with vacuum.

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Hi Everybody

I?m from Ukraine. My friend bought laptop Satellite C655-S5507. After a week he got a black screen while turning on laptop. Laptop was bought in USA, and there is no possibility to send it in an official service center.
It seems to be that BIOS crashed. I have an experience in laptop repairing, and I?m sure that this is problem with BIOS.

I went on an official Toshiba web-site on support page, to get BIOS file (I'd like to use USB programmer, to flash the BIOS), but there are no such a model (C655-S5507). I've read that this model was produced for some stores in USA, and there are no official drivers for it and also bios file.

Please send it (BIOS file) there or on email ([email protected]) , because laptop without it will be sold by parts, and there are no possibility to repair it without original BIOS file :( .

Answer:Need BIOS file for Satellite C655-S5507

You are right. This is US notebook model. Problem is that I cannot find anything on this US support page.

My advice is to post this on US Toshiba forum and hopefully someone there will be able to help.

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So just like 1000s of others I imagine, Windows 10 violated my C655. I believe it successfully wiped out any trace of Windows 7 for recovery. I even tried a disk I made with the same laptop a year or so ago. It tells me that it doesn't match the hardware. Nice. Tried the "0" at boot to refresh but I get an error code. Command Prompt pimp trying sfcconfig and diskpart. Nada. Zip. Last resort is to erase the hard disk, which may fail also. Will that be an even bigger pile of "ish" to deal with? Opening up a can of worms quite possibly? Will I be able to use my Win7 key located at the Windows sticker on the bottom of this brick? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C655 and I cannot get any sound out of my external speakers.

I do, however, have sound from the small internal laptop speakers. I have looked at the configuration for the soundcard (Conexant CX20671) and cannot find any way to select an external speaker setup. I'm using the correct line-in jack (not the headphone jack) so I'm really confused as to what the problem is. Is this sound driver compatible with my external speakers (Logitech Z-540)?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite C655 - No sound on external speakers

If you are connecting the speakers using optical (SPDIF) or Analog?

What port did you plug the speakers into? You will need to use the Headphone Jack (Analog Stereo). The other one is usually the Microphone input jack.

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I want to know if I can change my Toshiba satellite mainboard with one who I can change the video card and the main processor. So I want a mainboard with non-integrated cpu and video card . It?s that possible?

Of course that I want more powerful in the performance so I want to use in design and rendering programs.

Answer:Mainboard exchange on Satellite C655-S5549

Hello Roberto

Please don't understand me wrong but I?m afraid you are mixing something. All your questions would be understandable for me if this forum were related to individual hardware configuration for desktop machines.

We are discussing here about mobile units or mobile machines with very limited hardware upgrade possibilities. Specific design and special constructed cooling system designed for certain hardware platform don't allow big hardware changes.

With notebooks there is completely different strategy when you think to buy one machine. You must compare hardware configuration and price, of course. Choose the best one and buy it.

You cannot buy some cheap machine and later exchange almost everything inside. Mobile machines are not designed for something like this.
If you need powerful machine with good hardware I?m afraid you must sell your Satellite C machine (middle range notebook) and buy some more powerful notebook.

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I have a C series and it was working fine yesterday. This morning i turn it on and you can hear it starting as usual and then the first screen (Toshiba screen) is visual and then it goes black with a hash mark at the top left corner and stays like it and wont move forward.

Any hints on how to get it working right?

Answer:Satellite C655 - Windows OS doesn’t start anymore

Enter BIOS settings please and check if HDD is listed and recognized properly. If yes set BIOS to default settings and try to start your notebook again.

Is result the same as before?

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I left my computer idle recently and came back to find the audio was, you guessed it, not playing. I checked my speakers: on and plugged in. checked without them: nothing. i looked at the Volume Mixer and found that it wasn't registering my programs were making any sound at all. my sound driver is supposedly up to date or not needing an update (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD). I tried reinstalling the driver (kinda? uninstalled it and checked for software changes) and restarting my pc (restart happened first), no avail. I was listening to music not a few min before, any ideas how to fix? Ill take any suggestions

Satellite C655
Windows 10 Home

Answer:Satellite C655 Audio Suddenly Not Working, Win10

Wow ok nevermind, a couple freezes and force restarts later it works..

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I have relatively new Toshiba Satellite C655 and after spilling a (tiny) amount of soft drink on the upper left keyboard, the keyboard quit working completely.

After installing a new keyboard, most keys work except for the P, R, V, T, [, and Space keys. External USB keyboards work flawlessly. I bought another new keyboard and carefully replaced it, but the problem persists. After this, I tried updating the BIOS to no effect.

Is anyone familiar with this, and know how to fix the problem?

Answer:Satellite C655 - new keyboard doesn't work properly


I guess this issue did not appear in the past before the soft drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Right?

This means that this fluid is the reason for the keyboard problem.
I guess, both new keyboards are OK.

In such case the problem can be the motherboard or you used both keyboards which are not fully compatible. But I guess this isn?t really a problem.

Possibly you motherboard is affected?. :( but this is just an suggestion

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I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Could anyone let me know by email [email protected] if I can please explain how?
Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.

Answer:Satellite C655 - how to fix the hard drive input plug?

> I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Do you mean the SATA connector on the motherboard? Is it broken?
Well, I don?t think its easy to fix. If something is broken on the motherboard, then mostly you will need an new motherboard or you would ask an specialist (electronics technician) for help.

> Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.
Try to clean the cooling ventilators using compressed air spray. Mostly the notebook switches OFF automatically due to higher temperature? and cleaning cooling fans can help to get better cooling performance.

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My laptop doesn't power on after I do a windows shutdown.

After it completely closes, when I try the power button nothing is happening (neither a led, neither the screen or the vent. it doesn't start)

After I take out the power supply and the battery for one minute and put it back, when I try to power on - it starts.
I changed the RAM memory with good ones, same thing. I cleaned up the laptop and put high quality thermal paste on the processor.

The model is: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5128.
This thing it happens since I cleaned my laptop.
(I mention that I do clean up for laptops everyday, so I know how to do it)

Answer:Satellite C655-S5128 doesn't start - power on problem

The unit doesn?t power up since you cleaned the notebook?
Hmm? these sounds like something went wrong during the cleaning procedure.

I believe you that you have lot of experience in notebook cleaning and you know how to do that but obviously this time you made some mistake? sorry to say this?.

In my opinion the issue is related definitely so some hardware problem? I don?t know who you cleaned the unit and what parts (beside the CPU) have been removed during this procedure but probably one of these parts have been affected or don?t function properly.

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I am experiencing an erratic text insertion point.
When using MS Word, WordPress, or other typing endeavors, the text insertion point jumps around while typing.
The result is;

1) what I type is inserted into text that is already written,
2) text is placed elsewhere on the page, or
3) written text is erased --- this may be a few words or a whole paragraph.
Typing is like playing a game --- can you type and watch where the words are placed or erased and still finish a sentance.

I use a Satellite C655 which I've just purchased through BJ's, Word 7, Internet Explorer, and Word Starter 2010.
I don't like this version of Word, but my disk for Word 2003 will not install due to a "missing file" -- go figure.
It installs on my new desktop under Windows 7.

Any suggestions? Is this a problem such that I should return my laptop to Toshiba?
Since I am a writer, this problem is a severe one for me.

[email protected]

Answer:Satellite C655 - text insert point is erratic, misplaces and removes text


If your notebook use a old BIOS version, please update the BIOS to the latest state.
Furthermore you should disable the touchpad while typing.
In my case I touched the touchpad area accidentally while typing and therefore my cursor jumped to another line


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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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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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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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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 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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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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It's been a while since I've been hardcore into the hardware aspect of things, so just for reassurance I wanted to ask here.

My girlfriend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop computer, loaded with Win XP and 512mb of RAM.

I just bought a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 laptop loaded with 1gb of RAM and Vista (2x512). Any minute replacement ram for my computer will be arriving, which is a single stick of 2gb.

Her laptop uses DDR2 400 PC3200 200pin RAM.
My laptop uses DDR2 667 PC5300 200pin RAM.

My pair of 512mb sticks would run in her laptop, right? The speed would just be downclocked to that of what her laptop is designed for, AKA 400.

I just am 100% flat broke and the last thing I want to do is fry her computer and buy her a new laptop.

Answer:Swapping out memory from a Toshiba to a Dell. Just a compatibility question.

Thats the idea.

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Hi all,
I have just recently upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
I noticed that the Toshiba PC Health Monitor does not work anymore. Are any of you experiencing this issue?

Answer:Toshiba PC Health Monitor Compatibility Issues in Windows 8.1

Here an thread about the same theme:

Uninstall the previous Health Monitor version and install newest available version from Toshiba driver page

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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 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.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
-- Edited by Admin: -- advert links have been removed - not allowed

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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 have Toshiba Satellite M70-354 model Laptop with 2 Samsun *DDR2 512MB RAM* pre-installed.
There is description on RAM - *DDR PC2 4200*.

I want to up-grade/replace my RAM to 2 GB.
I brought new *2 GB RAM of Transcend*.
Disription written on that is - *DDR2 667*.

I want to know that i*s this RAM is compatible* with my Laptop ???

Can anybody provide me support on the same???

Thank you


Answer:RAM compatibility with Satellite M70-354

According notebook specification for this old machine compatible RAM modules are:
DDR2-400/533 256MB (PA3389U-1M25)
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

If you want to use max supported 2 GB I recommend you to use 2 x 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G).
These modules are tested and 100% compatible.

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I bought a Toshiba L750-1RJ laptop and I would like to know what CPUs are compatible with my laptop?

Thanks advanced,

Answer:Satellite L750-1RJ - CPU compatibility


As far as I know the Satellite L750 series was equipped with different CPU units.
The supported CPUs are port of the Intel Arrandale Mobile Processor family.
The supported CPUs are:

Intel Core i7-620M
Intel Core i5-540M
Intel Core i5-520M
Intel Core i5-450M
Intel Core i3-360M
Intel Core i3-350M
Intel Core i5-430M
Intel Core i3-330M
Intel Pentium P6100
Intel Pentium P6000
Intel (988P) P4500

But note: usually CPU upgrades are not supported by any of the notebook manufacturers. So in case you want to perform such upgrade, this is always your own risk.

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Is Nanya RAM (PC2700, CL2,5) compatible with the Toshiba Satellite P10-792?


Answer:Satellite P10-792 RAM Compatibility (Nanya)


yes, this Nanya RAM would fit 100% in this P10, because the machine supports PC2100/PC2700 RAM modules up to 1GB per slot.

So feel free to insert this modules without worry. ;)


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I am planning to get my memory module upgraded from current 2 X 256 (DDR 166 MHz). I wanted to know what are my options. Can I install DDR2 RAM module each of size 512 MB.
I am not sure if DDR2 is supported for my notebook.

Can anybody please help.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Satellite M30X-113 - RAM Compatibility

I have found follow information:
Your notebook can be upgraded up to 2GB RAM.
Compatible memory modules have follow part number:
PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)
PC2700 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G)

DDR2 memory modules are used with newer notebook models and I believe you can not use them with your older Satellite M30X.

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Hi there :)

I have a Satellite 4090CDS laptop. Its cd-rom (Teac CD-224E) does not work anymore and I would like to replace it with a DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE. I had a look at ebay but I do not know what kind of combo drive would be compatible with my laptop and I did not find eny info on net which helps me with that. I also tried to open the laptop but I gave up half way because I was afraid I might break something. again I searched the internet to find my laptop's schematics or some sort of guide about opening it but I could not find any.

Then I was thinking to buy and external USB combo drive but I found out that my laptop does not support booting from USB and I would have difficulty if it crashes and I need to install a new OS. Any suggestions ? :)
thanks very much in advance,

Answer:Satellite 4090CDS cd-rom compatibility


As far as I know it?s possible to boot from the external drive but you need a compatible and supported device. I have found a compatible external DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE like this one:
It should be possible to boot from this drive via PCMCIA interface.

Well, generally the external drives are more expensive as a internal drives. In this case I would recommend to bye a internal. Unfortunately it was not able for me to find one but you can ask the Toshiba service partner for a compatible part. He can order the drive for you.

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Can anyone tell me what DVD drives are compatible with the satellite 220CS?

Answer:Satellite 220CS, DVD compatibility

you aren't try to play DVD's , do you ? ;)

So far as I know, in this Notebook no DVD Drives were tested.

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Dear Forum members!

I have a Toshiba L500-1XR (PSLJHE-001001HU) device.

Its originally shipped with core i3-330M (C2) CPU.
I'd like to upgrade it to i5-520M or better CPU -which same socketed, and have same power consumption.

From this i5 CPU, there are 2 steppings: c2, k0
My CPU have C2 stepping.

My question is:
Is BIOS 2.00 supports K0 steppings CPU's also, or - downloadable newest(?) BIOS 2.10 supports K0 stepping, or not at all?

So, can I use all, same socketed CPU's, or C2 stepping's only?

I didn't find any relevant information on internet.
Where can I find more information about the BIOS changes?

Answer:Satellite L500-1XR CPU compatibility

As I see, 51+ person opened my question, but, still no answer.

IF is it so difficult question, please, provide me with an idea, where, how can I get this information?

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I want to upgrade ram memory in my Toshiba C55-A-1JL. Standard module is Hynix PC3L dual voltage 4GB. But on slot i saw text "1.5V". I bought Kingston 4GB module with identical parameters as Hynix module, only voltage is different. Kingston module is only 1.5V voltage.

My question is: what voltage supports mainboard in this notebook? Can i safely use this Kingston module with original Hynix ram module?

Answer:Satellite C55-A-1JL - ram module compatibility

Standard module is Hynix PC3L dual voltage

This means that the module supports 1.35V or 1.5V

Can i safely use this Kingston module with original Hynix ram module?

In worst case if you use not fully compatible RAM module, the notebook will not boot up… try it out

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i have a toshiba p35 laptop with a K000018150 motherboard.
It currently has a mobile pentium 4 538 3.2GHz and i want to know if it is compatibe with a intel core 2 duo 1.6.

I cant find any product support for this model.


Message was edited by: jack35

Answer:Satellite P35 - motherboard/cpu compatibility?

You should find data sheets on the intel site or a google for the processor + specification should easily find voltages and number of pins.
You could start here []

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I want to upgrade my Mat****a combo drive to a DVD burner,I have tried the NEC 6650 and SONY DW-Q58A, the machine does not recognize either. Can anyone out there recommend one that will work?....thanks

Answer:Satellite A40 burner compatibility

Hi Ross,

I replaced the combo drive in my A30 with a Mat****a UJ825S many months ago with no problem. Typically you can use any DVD burner of the same physical size as long as its configuration matches your existing combo drive. Optical drives can be one of three configurations :-

1. Master

2. Slave

3. Cable Select (C/Sel)

Your existing combo drive will be one of the above and your new drive must be the same or else it will not be recognised.

Sadly, most re-sellers don't specify what configuration their drives are so you may well need to check with them first or else check with the manufacturer to find out.


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Hi there,

I don't know if anybody would be able to help but I recently posted about my power supply blowing up. I have been able to come into contact with a power supply that is said to be compatible with my laptop. The part number of this power supply is PA3378E-1ACA which is 15v 5a rating, and the one that blew up because of a worn part of the wiring was PA3378U-1ACA.

Would it be okay for me to use it? My laptop has been left uncharged for days now, really needing it for work! :(

Thank you for any help everyone!

Kindest regards,

Answer:Satellite M40-225 - power supply compatibility?


Original AC adapter for your unit is PA3283U-2ACA Universal AC Adapter 15V 5A 75W 100-240V .

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Hello dear colleagues,

As the title says, I have a Toshiba Satellite L755-128 code PSK30E. It has a 2nd generation Intel i5-2410M processor.

Laptop running fine and all, but I recently got a nice deal on a newer laptop, with overall lower specs, but a better processor. It is a DeII Latitude E5530, with a 3rd gen Intel i5-3230M.

Going on Intel's site, I saw that basically both processors have the same TDP of 35W, and same package size, both run on HT and have dual cores, the only difference being that the architecture changed from 32nm to 22nm and the frequency is higher.

Also, 2nd gen supports 1066/1333 MHz memory, and 3rd gen supports 1333/1600 MHz. My memory is 1333.

Of course, as you guessed, I intended to swap the processors between the two laptops. Upgraded the BIOS on both of them, then replaced processors, re-assembled, and at start-up, surprise: The DeII recognized the older version of i5, ran fine and all, but the Toshiba didn't.

It just opened when I pressed the ON button, but the screen remained black. Then I pressed again the button, it shut down as normally. (I repeat, BIOS already upgraded, as somebody recommended). I disassembled again the Satellite, checked if everything is in place, and second start-up time still the same.

Then I got annoyed and swapped back the processors onto their original Laptops. And, both of them are running just fine.

So if somebody came across this problem could you please advise if you managed to sort it o... Read more

Answer:Satellite L755-128 - CPU compatibility issue


I don?t know any notebook manufacturer who would officially support an CPU upgrade.
Mostly the CPU upgrades on notebooks are your own decision and nobody could provide you an confirmation that an notebook with new CPU would work or run properly.

Indeed many people try to update the CPUs and in many cases this works? also on Toshiba notebooks.

But there are some important notes:

1) you have to ensure that the chipset on the motherboard would support new CPU. In case it doesn?t, you cannot use it

2) even if new CPU would be supported by chipset, there is still open question about the BIOS support. BIOS is modified for each notebook series and it could be possible that some CPUs would not be fully compatible or supported by BIOS.

As you see, the CPU upgrade is not very easy and it?s no matter that another notebook which was equipped with the same CPU as the L755 supports the other CPU? there are much more factors which could affect such upgrade.

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Is there a place i can check screen compatibility for my Toshiba SP 6100?
I have damaged a screen on one of my laptop and would like to replace it.

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 screen compatibility


The problem is that Satellite Pro 6100 was delivered with four different displays.
14.1' (1024x768) TFT colour display,
15.1' (1024x768) TFT colour display,
15.1' (1400x1050) TFT colour display,
15.1' (1600x1200) TFT colour display

I have found a information that a P000334230 (LTN150X4-L01) screen is compatible with your unit.

But I recommend asking the Toshiba service partner in you country for compatible screens.

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I took my Satellite L25 into the shop to have it fixed and when I got it home its fine, except I think the shop gave me back the wrong AC adapter because my machine does not recognize it (no lights). The one they gave me back is a model number API1AD43. Can anyone tell me the correct part#/model of ac adapter I should have?

Answer:AC adapter compatibility of Satellite L25-S1192

Hi buddy,

they gave you the wrong AC-adapter. You need an AC with an output of 19V with 6.3A and when googling for the AC you actually have, I found that the adapter has 19V but just 4.7A output. Thats not enough ampere for your machine so you have to go back to that shop and ask them for a AC-adapter with an output of 19 VOLT with 6.3 Ampere.

Thats it. ;)


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I have an old Satellite A200-1C0 ( PSAE0E - 02400DSP ) that the LCD has been hit and no runs .
I 've been offered a A100-497 ( PSAA9E - OP004QSP ) cutting and want to know if the display (LCD ) is supported.

Excuse my English.
Translated with google .

Thank you

Answer:Satellite A200 - compatibility display ( lcd)

Both units use and support the same kind of display. Also the display size 15.4” is the same.
So in my opinion you’ve got a good chances to get it working in connection with A200 series

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My dvd-rw is no longer working and needs to be replaced. I began this venture by heading directly to the Toshiba website to order my replacement drive from them. The link Toshiba provided to order my replacement is a dead link. Given no option to replace my drive through Toshiba, I had no choice but to search elsewhere. I eventually did find a dvd-rw, identical make and model but alas, I have the dreaded IDE #2 error upon bootup.

I have read that replacing Toshiba cd drives through 3rd party vendors is not an easy thing to do. It seems that the drives are set to Master by default but Toshiba sets them to Slave, meaning a drive with the default settings will not be compatible. However it has been suggested that it might be possible to work around this by flashing the drive's firmware.

My dvd-rw drive is broken and Toshiba can't fix it, so how can I fix it instead?

Answer:Satellite M35 - DVD Drive Replacement and Compatibility

I don?t know what you mean under ?fix it? but it is known that defective optical disc drive will not be repaired but exchanged. Usually in user?s manuals document there is list of all compatible optical disc drives. I don?t know if the same situation is in US user?s manuals (I presume M35 is US notebook model).

For Satellite M30 you can use
Panasonic UJDA750
Toshiba SD-R6012
Panasonic UJ-811

Check it out!

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Will 2x2Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 800mhz SO-DIMM work in my Satellite U300-11V?

Answer:Memory Compatibility with Satellite U300-11V

Will this RAM be compatible with my U300-11v....



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I bought Satellite M50D-A-10D notebook with preinstalled windows 8.1. I want to remove Windows 8.1 and I want to install Windows 7. Is it possible?

I found drivers for Windows 7 64 bit on Toshiba web site. In my opinion this means installing Windows 7 is possible. It is logical. My question is how? I tried it to install from USB device, but installing was unsuccesful because system was missing a driver. Driver for what? AHCI? Or what? Driver for ahci, usb, touchpad has been downloaded, but it wasnt missing driver. Another problem was touchpad didnt work for that time.

I am fully puzzled, What is problem?

Answer:Satellite M50D-A-10D and Windows 7 compatibility


I?ve checked Toshiba download page and can confirm what you wrote. Your notebook model is fully supported for Windows 7 64bit.
I have had the same issue on my Portege model and Windows 7 installation was possible after SATA driver load. After SATA driver load HDD was ?visible? for Windows 7 setup.

Check it out please.

Create some folder on the desktop, download AHCI driver and extract the files in this folder. Check all files. I hope there you can find folder called ?sbdrv? or something like this.
There you should find SATA driver. When you start Windows setup and HDD is not visible load this driver from USB stick and I hope you will be able to continue Win7 installation.

Please post some feedback.

One more thing: I hope you have created recovery media before you have started to install Win7.

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I have Toshiba Satellite U300-130 laptop (PSU30E-03D01GPL) and I need to replace my original HDD drive (Toshiba MK2035GSS).

I thought about buying SDD drive this time. Kingston V300 120 GB or Plextor M5S 128 GB

Are they compatible with my laptop?
With dimensions it?s no problem but what about interface?

Kingston has SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) ? with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0.
Toshiba HDD MK2035GSS has ATA-7/SATA1.0a/SATAII1.2 interface.

Does my laptop supports SATA II and is it going to work with Kingston V300 without any problems?


Answer:Satellite U300-130 - new SSD drive compatibility


> Are they compatible with my laptop?
Usually you can be able to use any SATA 2.5? SSD drive.
I upgraded my notebook with an 250GB SSD Samsung 840 series.
But I don?t get the full performance since my notebook?s controller supports only SATA II (3 Gb/s) However, it was not problem to recognize the SSD drive.

> Does my laptop supports SATA II and is it going to work with Kingston V300 without any problems?
Install an hardware diagnostic tool called Sisoft SANDRA and you will get details about your controller.

Feedback would be appreciated

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I am trying to upgrade my Satellite A500-1GL with a new i5 480M (socket 988) but I don't know if there is a BIOS blockage.
In fact, the fan starts and after a few seconds the machine stops running.

Could you please tell me if this processor is compatible with this motherboard? Do I need a BIOS update in order to unlock it?


Answer:Satellite A500-1GL - Processor compatibility


Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported so there is no some kind of compatibility list. Toshiba doesn't support it and BIOSes are not designed to help about it.
More about that you can read on

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I?m owner of Satellite L30-10X.
My DVD recorder doesn?t work and I gotta get a new one
Will the DVD recorder from M100-165 be compatible?

I can buy one but not a new one and I won?t have the opportunity to check that out before I buy it

thx for the support

Answer:DVD drive on Satellite L30 - compatibility question

If you have model description compare it with list of compatible drivers for L30. You can find it in users manuals document.

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My laptop's keyboard has broken down and I have some trouble finding a keyboard for the specific model.

Is there anyone who can tell me other toshiba models that use the same keyboard? More than that, can i install a backlit keyboard as in s50 series (as i noticed that there is a connector on my L50 for the backlit power source) even though it hadn't come this way in the first place.

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite L50-A 1D9 - replacement keyboard compatibility

Hi d3mon3l

The compatible keyboard can be ordered from local Toshiba ASP (authorized service provider)
But also other keyboards which meet the same hardware requirements would be compatible.

It seems to be a common A4+10key tile standard black (Toshiba Standard Key layout A4+10key type) with an keyboard height of 4.15mm and 1.5mm key stroke.

I guess you could find such keyboard in internet provided by different computer online dealers.

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My Satellite T230 (PST4AE) is not listed on Windows 8 compatibility's page. Is it not compatible at all?

Answer:Satellite T230 and Windows 8 compatibility

Compatible maybe but not supported. The same problem is with my small NB520.

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Hi guys, I'm using a Toshiba satellite C55-B 1175 and I wanted to know if it is compatible with windows 10. If yes please help me with a link where I can download it's drivers.

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Hi guys, does anybody know if my Satellite M300 PSMDCA-03J00R can run Windows 8? Its currently running Vista, and I havent used it for a few years, but now I need to use the laptop, and I abslutely hate Vista and would like to change for something better.

I searched numerous forums and websites in regards to that, but cannot get a definitive answer.Has anybody had a successful upgrade to Windows 8?


Answer:Satellite M300 - compatibility with Windows 8


Please visit and there you can pick up all info about Win8.
Check Toshiba Compatibility Matrix. There you can find out if your notebook is supported for Win8 or not.

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My original hard drive has died and I'm finding it very hard to get information about which internal hard drives will be compatible replacements, especially as Toshiba offers none for sale through this site.

The old drive seems to be IDE (or possibly EIDE). Would an ATA100 drive be compatible? PATA?

Thanks for any information.

Answer:Re: Satellite P10 304 - Hard Drive Compatibility

This forum provides many useful threads about the HDD upgrade on the P10 Satellite.

But here is my suggestion;
The notebook uses a 60GB 4200rpm IDE (ATA-5) (Ultra-ATA/66)
The controller uses ATA-5 and in my opinion for example the ATA-6 (Ultra-ATA/100) HDD will work too but possibly not with 100% performance.


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I have found a CD drive in ebay but I do not know if its
compatible with my laptop (Satellite 4090CDS)or not. It is compatible with some of the similar latops like 4080XCDT and 4090XDVD.
I asked the seller but he does not know either.
Below is the link to the item that I think would be compatible.original CD drive is TEAC CD-224E name=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

How can I make sure?

Thanks very much,

Answer:Satellite 4090CDS: Question about CD-ROM compatibility


In my own opinion if the drive is compatible with 4090XDVD than it should be also compatible with Satellite 4090CDS.
But if you want to be 100% sure if this device is compatible and supported so ask the Toshiba authorized partner. I?m sure he can give you a proper answer

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I've recently bought Satellite R630-141 notebook and I want to upgrade it with 4GB memory, to have 6GB of memory.
- Do I need to buy original from Toshiba?
- Which memory modules are recommended? On Compatible Options web page, there is memory module listed - 4GB Memory PC3 DDR3 (1066MHz) (PC3-8500) - do I need to consider any other data when buying additional memory?
- Is it possible to install 4GB 1333MHz CL7 memory module aside of original 2GB 1066MHz CL7 memory module?


Answer:Satellite R630-141, memory compatibility

It must not be Toshiba RAM but best thing is to use Toshiba RAMs because Toshiba offer tested high quality modules.
4GB RAM has past number PA3677U-1M4G.

I also recommend you to buy Kingston RAM. For more info visit Kingston page . It is notebook with the same mainboard. Just pick up info about compatible RAMs.

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Hi. I just buy a Toshiba Satellite A100-528, and i want to buy more memory for him, 512mb DDR2 533.
Where i can see which memory is compatible with my notebook? My option : Kingston, Kingmax !

Tks a lot !

Answer:Compatibility of memory for Satellite A100 e&mfr=Toshiba&tabid=AM&model=Satellite+A100+Series &submit=Go

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The DVD drive isn't working any more. It is a Samsung SU-208FB/TFJF. Can I use a Samsung SU-208FB/BEBE instead?

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Answer:I NEED PASSWORD TO C655,rdpike 2000

It is bad manners and considered to be SHOUTING to post in upper case.If the laptop is password protected then it follows that you must have created it. Creating a new password is easily done if you follow the procedure in the Help menu. If you created a password reset disk you can change it there. That said password help is not available on this forum due to the difficulty in proving ownership. If the laptop was obtained elsewhere then you should ask the previous owner.

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Hi all, I have a Hard Drive that needs replacing for the Satellite Pro A10 /2.5Ghz/30G/256Mb/XP Home.

The connector pins seem more prominent than most 2.5inch drives. Don't want to risk buying an incompatible drive. Is there a list of compatible hard drives anywhere, or can anyone suggest one that costs about ?50-ish.? Not too concerned about size, 30-40Gb would be fine. The original MK3021GAS is hard to come by or very dear, or repaired, and I'd rather get a new one.

Cheers for any help.

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 Hard Drive compatibility list ??


This unit was delivered with a 20GB; 30GB and 40GB HDD.
You can use these HDDs without any problems.
Unfortunately I don?t found any the necessary part numbers but all supported devices, parts like HDD you can order from the Toshiba service partner in your country.

There you can find further data:

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The battery no longer works so I am in search for a new one however since the model was discontinued I do not know which battery would be compatible with it.
Its li-ion and PA3633U-1BTM.

Would this work? 06854

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A300D-214 (PSAHCE) - Battery Compatibility

Hi canchn,

The link for battery that you posted is for Satellite A200 and not for A300D. Furthermore the part numbers are different.

I don?t understand why you don?t buy the same battery again. I mean you have already the part number (PA3633U-1BTM) and if you make a Google search for this number you can find many online shops they have listed this battery.

Furthermore an authorized service provider can offer you original Toshiba spare parts and order the correct battery for you. Do you know how to contact the guys?

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I want to replace original HDD in my Satellite A100-811 with an SSD drive.
What are the parameters to search for? Can I get just about any 2.5" SATA II SSD available on the market?
Is Intel X25-M G2 Mainstream SATA SSD 160Gb compatible?
Are there any Toshiba recommendations?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A100 - SSD Disk compatibility and recommendations?


A100 support SATA HDD controller.
Usually it should be possible to use the notebook in connection with a SATA SSD drive.
But I read also that not all notebooks can handle the SSD drive correctly.
In some cases the SSD drive firmware update could help.
Therefore I cannot say for sure that new SSD drive would work correctly and that BIOS would recognize the SSD drive properly.
I think you will need test the SSD drive?
You could order one from Amazon and could test it, in worst case you could send it back?
I did this also with some RAM modules which didn?t work in my notebook.

Please post some details if such upgrade was successful or not? it would be interesting to know if you can use it in your A100 because I would like to use a SSD drive too?

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I've just bought a display Model L300-1FS, discounted to ?300 because the charger, and all other materials are missing.
The shop replaced the charger with a genuine
Toshiba 19v 1.58A charger, but on the tech spec for this model amps output should be 3.95A....

Could this drop in Amps be the cause of my intermittent charging?

The laptop does charge, but every 10 seconds or so the charging icon stops and the mains lead green light goes off, then flicks back on again.
Could this be the low Amps or could it be something else?



Answer:Satellite L300-1FS: question about AC adptor compatibility

Hi mate

Usually the Ampere value can be different. Important is the Volt value.
It should be the same like the old AC adaptor.

However, the 1.58A looks for me a little bit too low? please check this again (don?t mix this with 100-240V (1.58A).

I?ve got two AC adaptors; one with 4.74A and the second with 3.95A. Both at 19V and I can use both with my notebook.

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