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Toshiba satellite L500 HDMI no longer works.

Question: Toshiba satellite L500 HDMI no longer works.

The HDMI port on my Satellite L500 laptop is not sending information to my sony bravia tv. All was working fine up until a couple of days ago. When i plug the hdmi lead into the port, it seems as if the laptop is aware it's plugged in as the screen flickers. The fn +F5 keys do as they should, but no picture appears on the tv. The tv shows a lead is plugged in also and again the screen flicks to say a source is there but then remains black. I can't see an issue in device manager and all drivers are saying they're up to date. I have also tried a new hdmi lead but nothing. Can anyone help with this?

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Answer: Toshiba satellite L500 HDMI no longer works.

Try running a System Restore back to a previous point when it was working.

If still not working uninstall and re-install the graphics drivers from the Toshiba Support site for your model.

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Hello,

Why the Toshiba DVD Player doesn't work when i plug the HDMI cable for OUT on my other screen larger...

while it plays nice the DVD on the computer, and while i can get the signal HDMI OUT with VLC playing other video formats...

I hope there is a way to unlock this, because i prefer to play DVD from my computer (for sound issue as i ear not well)

Thank you in advance for your help, if you can.

Regards.
Mylene
(Satellite L5001QK France)

Answer:Satellite L500 1QK - HDMI out doesn't work with Toshiba DVD Player?

Hello

To be honest I don?t know 100% what your problem is.
If you want to watch DVD movie on your computer using Toshiba DVD player but the pic should be shown on the external display please do as follow:

When you have connected HDMI cable to external (other) screen, use FN+F5 and switch to this external display only. When you see desktop on the external display start Toshiba DVD player and I think everything should be OK.

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Good afternoon I have a problem with the VGA output of my laptop Toshiba Satellite L500

Using the HDMI output I have no problem to connect to any TV.
The fact is that when I use the VGA output having the laptop on the side, on TV I get colored vertical stripes similar to a letter setting ....

Here I leave a picture of what appears to me to connect the VGA output of my laptop to a TV:

http://s2.subirimagenes.com/otros/previo/thump_8005040zqicw.jpg

tried another laptop to my TV and looks great, ..
then ...
Am I missing some driver ... do not you think?
Why is my HDMI works perfectly but my VGA displays vertical colored lines? ..
Not to do ...
This is hopeless ... I need the VGA output of my laptop toshiba l500 to work.

Greetings from Spain.

Answer:Satellite L500 -HDMI video output works fine but VGA video output don't

Maybe stupid question at the beginning but why do you need VGA connection if HDMI works perfectly? I mean using HDMI you will have better pic quality and also sound will be transferred to the TV.
Using VGA only video signal will be send to the TV.

Anyway, I don?t know which driver do you use. Is your notebook preinstalled with original OS that you got with your notebook?
Do you use ?TV only option? when this happen?

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I am a beginner with this one, wanting to watch iplayer on a bigger screen. I connected a VGA cable from theToshiba Satellite L500-19X to the TV - picture fine, no sound but I realize that an audio cable is needed as well.

I decided to try an HDMI cable connection instead but I can't get it working. The FN/F5 keys have four possibilities.I've tried them all and had to do a system restore at one point because the PC kept closing down when I connected the HDMI cable with one of the four choices.

The TV (well, I've tried two Sonys) is set to PC but it doesn't recognise the device. Is it drivers?

Answer:Satellite L500-19X - HDMI connection to TV

Hello

> The TV is set to PC but it doesn't recognise the device
Well, usually it?s depending on the TV but normally and on my TV, the PC connection means the VGA input of TV.

If you use a HDMI cable you have to select the HDMI port on your TV instead PC port.

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I have an L500-19Z running Windows 7. Up until yesterday the HDMI output socket was working fine.
However, now, when I plug a cable in the screen keeps goes blank and then returning to normal.
This continues for a few minutes and then when I try to output to eg a TV it shows as not connected.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be causing this?
Device Manager says that the device is working OK and I've checked that the driver is up to date.

I'm now stumped!
Any replies can also be directed to [email protected]

Answer:HDMI not working on Satellite L500-19Z

Hi

Did you try the Fn + F5 option?
This switch the video output to external monitor or TV.
You have to press this several times in order to choose TV.

Set also BIOS to default settings and test it again

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Hi all!

I want to connect my L500-1kk laptop to the Full HD Sharp Aquos LC-42A77M LCD TV through HDMI port, my question is that in the display properties the maximum resolution is 1366x768, not 1920x1080, so I am afraid if I buy one ([http://www.nu-global.com/product.aspx?cid=C_00000005&ccid=C_00000019&pid=P_ 00000026]), I won't be able to play Full HD content at native TV screen resolution and be restricted to 1366x768 and TV up-scaling! so in summary

1. Will the option of having a FULL HD resolution after buying and connecting and HDMI cable to my TV be available or not?? ?:|
2. Will the integrated Intel Graphics 4500MHD perform well? or am I going to experince problems?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L500-1kk and HDMI output to FULL HD LCD TV

1.
What you see now is resolution for internal display. When the TV is connected over HDMI cable it will be recognized and the resolution will be higher and you will be able to use 1080p.

2.
Notebook is designed to be connected to LCD TV and for this purposes HDMI port is available. Why should Toshiba offer this port if customers will have problems using it?
It is tested and you should not have any problems.

HDMI cable transfer audio and video signal so you will have best picture and sounf quality on your LCD TV.

Bye

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The HDMI output on my Satellite L500 seems to have stopped working in the past few months.
I've tried different cables but it is still not working.

Any ideas?

Answer:HDMI output not working on my Satellite L500

When you press FN+F5 key combination while notebook is not connected with HDMI cable, you will see one option (LCD) only. When you connect HDMI cable can you see other additional options like LCD, LCD+HDMI, HDMI and so on?

Please be also sure that right HDMI port on your TV is enabled.

By the way: which OS do you use?

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I have connected my L500 to my HD TV. I can control the Picture using FN + F5 but i get no audio. I have entered the realtek audio monitor and that has indicated that the audio is now through HDMI but still no audio. The HDMI lead appears to be ok as i use it to connect my cable box to tv. Anyone have other fixes

Answer:Satellite L500 - No Audio through HDMI connection to TV

Read this article:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9401B00001R01.htm

It's for Qosmio but the settings can be same for yours, too

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Cannot run the OS on Toshiba Satellite L500

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

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

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

Message was edited by: Jurgo

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I bought this laptop a few years back, with vista installed. A month or two ago, my OS decided to die on me, so upgraded to Windows 7. All works fine, and faster! except for my HDMI to watch movies on my TV.

I've tried installing new audio drivers, which did nothing. The picture works fine, and so does attaching speakers to the laptop to play the sound - it just no longer recognises the sound option of my TV (Which worked perfectly fine before I upgraded)

Is this a common problem when installing a different OS, and is there a way to fix it? I was thinking the HDMI has its own drivers, but cannot find anything out about it.

I use Everest Home edition to check up for drivers, etc, but this laptop has a lot of 'unknown' components :s and wouldnt know where to even find the HDMI port drivers. They must be integrated, as my graphics are?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:HDMI - sound no longer works since W7

How did your OS die on you? I've never heard of the OS dying. Go to the Manufacturers download site and get the drivers for Vista (for all the components) as they should work in Win 7.

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For some reason starting last week there is no sound coming out of my monitor. Whenever I click test on the AMD HDMI Output, it says the device is already in use. However there are no program currently running that will use it. I have tried with the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" checked and un-checked.

Answer:AMD HDMI Output no longer works.

Tried uninstalling the drivers, installing them back, troubleshooting found nothing.

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Hello,

I cannot get the sound out of the HDMI port of my Satellite L500-131 to my Pioneer amplifier supposed to be designed to manage such tings...

Think the problem lies in the very first steps as I *can't* select the "Realtek HDMI output" as +default+ output, the option is unavailable.
Playing around I managed to switch to an older Micosoft driver hidden in the memory somewhere, and then could select HDMI output as "default" over the laptop speakers. But ultimately this ddn't get me sound through either, though volume control in "sound panel" of Vista indicates signal activity (bars while DVD playing)... :|

Any clue what's wrong ? Selecting "HDMI output" as default sound output seems to be a solver for everyone but it is the one option that is not left to me, so frustrating... :|

Thank you very much for any help provided.

Answer:Satellite L500-131, HDMI output to audio amplifier

Hi

To be honest I often use HDMI connection on my notebook but I never had any problems with this connection. Everything is working properly and even I have checked it again ? All is working fine!

Anyway, in your case I would try to reinstall the sound driver. You can find it on the Toshiba website.

If you use the HDMI connection, connect the cable firstly. Then power on your TV and/or audio amplifier and at last the notebook.
Check this!

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Hi! Sorry my English is bad.

I have a problem, i tried to connect my notebook with TV through HDMI, but
sound playing on notebook rather than TV ...
In Realtek HD Manager i didn't find "HDMI Output options"

Please, suggest what should I do?

Answer:Satellite L500-13e connected to TV with HDMI cable - no sound on TV

hi,

have a look here, maybe it assists you:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-79711-laptop-sound-on-tv-with-hdmi-cable

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Hi, I am a new member and just wonder if anyone can help me.

I have the above Satellite, and courtesy of a Microsoft upgrade last week, suddenly I am not able to access any of my word processing stuff, I believe it was Works 9.

Is there any way up re-loading the system, the laptop came pre-loaded and the DVD I got with the machine says, if you reload Works , you will have to upload another disc, but there is nothing on the disc and no other discs.

I now cannot do any of my work, I have a Works 8 disc from an earlier computer but this will not work.

Hope somebody can help me.

Thank you. Keni

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Hi !

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

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

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

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Hi, I bought Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W and it came with Windows Vista. I tried to downgrade to XP, but it doesn't allow XP installation. Do you know how to downgrade?

Thanks!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

Hello & Welcome, toshibaquestion.

Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP is actually a very easy thing to do, BUT, I must warn you; it's the smartest of ideas since Windows XP and Windows Vista differ in driver capability and efficiency. So when you want to you use your MIC or Webcam, they may not work, this goes for your Audio, Network and even Display.

Also, Toshiba's a popular brand, and also a very updated** one, meaning they'll most likely be packed with a webcam, nice wireless card, hi-def monitor, etc - meaning, lots more drivers for you to fuss about and have to replace - which, believe me, isn't fun at all.

Downgrading would require you to actually make a partition (D), then install XP on your partition (D), and then delete your previous partition (C) - This is how I would do it, but I'm sure there's many many many other ways.

Dabble into it abit, and see if you find anything interesting. I'll be here to answer any further questions you may have.

Regards,
Undocked Windy

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I just want to ask regarding the error message of my laptop that appears every time i will open it.

StartRep.exe-Application Error

The instruction of 0xfc66584d referenced memory at 0x00000008 the memory could not be read.

Do i need to reformat it or should i buy a new memory, but i wonder how can i saved my important files on my laptop?

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 PROBLEM!

  
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I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?



This "Service Center" is called sevenforums.com
Help is offered free of charge.
We are volunteers from all parts of our world who endevour to help you in our spare time.
All we hope for is a "thank you" if we have assisted you in any way.

Please be patient & someone should be able to assist you soon.

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I have issue on my toshiba satellite l500-13t, when i turn it on it turns off after few seconds. As i know it could be issue on motherboard or processor. Am i wrong, and can it be fixed?

Thanks for help

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Hi Forum-User,

Win10 compatibility list from Toshiba for Satellite Laptops without L500 Series! Why?

Look at:

http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...=de&country=DE

Regards
Chris

Answer:Satellite L500-19E - No Win10 says Toshiba

At the moment just newer notebook models are supported for Win10. I am pretty sure that Toshiba will increase the support list and more and more models will be supported.

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Hello!

I've bought Toshiba Satellite l500-1ef November, and until now laptop worked brilliant. Three-four weeks ago, touchpad, and some space on the left of the touchpad started to be warm. I checked CPU temperature in Toshiba PC Health Monitor (v 1.4.1.64), and it was circa 30%, with 40% use of the cooler. The temperature is incresing in time, and now, after four weeks, touchpad is warmer, and it's about 45-50% temperature od CPU, with 50-60% use of the cooler.

I'm using laptop only for Internet, work in MS Word, and listening music, sometimes I play Warcraft III on it, I've got Windows 7.

Should I go with PC to technical support, or it's normal in my model?

Best regards,
sebastian krysiak

Message was edited by: seba.krysiak

Answer:CPU temperature in Toshiba Satellite l500-1ef

Hi mate

It?s nothing unusual that the touchpad would be warm since the CPU and cooling modules are placed near the touchpad.
So in my opinion you should not be worried about that.

The notebook?s temperature can increase after some time of usage?
This happens due to dust inside the cooling ventilators?
If you want, you can try to remove the dust using the compressed air spray?
I do this from time to time and this helps to keep the temperature on lower level?

Greets

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

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This is driving me insane, cant find a solution on the internet and can't figure it out myself. It worked fine in windows 7 but now when I choose "duplicate display" from the side menu popup the tv goes blank as if Ive unplugged the hdmi. All 3 of the remaining display options work including the extend display and tv only setting so its not a cable issue. Laptop model is XPS 17 L702X. Now when I used to do it in win 7 sometimes it wouldnt autodetect it so I would have to right click desktop, open invidia up and click rigorous display detect or something like that and then laptop screen would blink and make the beep noise like when hdmi cable got connected. Now in the invida panel it just simply wont allow mirroring, nothing happens when I right click on the display box that would normally show 1 and a smaller box would say 2. I dont get it but Id really like that feature back If its something simple I could do.

Answer:Duplicate monitor to TV via hdmi no longer works

Ive actually seen a lot of people having this problem from the google search results I get but it seems like everyone either gets it situated and never reposts solution, or is so fed up that they just revert to 7 or 8.1 or whatever os actually had this feature working. Ive seen multiple screenshots of "duplicate display" as an option in the dropdown options when pin display settings however mine only shows "extend" "only 1" and "only 2" but if I hit win-p I get all 4 options but duplicate just wont work, the tv goes blank and gives me the message you get when i unplug the hdmi. Extend works fine as well as "only 2" which shows the screen on the tv and blacks my laptop screen. It's not even a major problem because now that im using "only 2" I actually prefer it but now its become one of those computer puzzles thats driving me crazy because I cant solve it. I think it has something to do with the combination of nvidia and intel graphics because the nvidia control panel options have changed as well, no longer showing laptop screen under the intel line but I clean installed the nvidia driver so I cant imagine updating a driver would take away features. I dont know, but id sure like to know whats causing this to not work.

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For some unknown reason the HDMI connection between my laptop and my second monitor no longer works. The monitor itself is working fine, but it now gets no connection from my laptop. Worse, because I had set it to the #1 display, when I connect the two, the control panel and anything I had on my laptop display goes to the second. And Windows 10 doesn't have that handy "Move" feature that older Windows have, so I cannot see the control panel while both monitors are in use.

What do I do?

EDIT: I don't think this was the right forum; can a mod please move this to General Support?

Answer:My HDMI connection to my second monitor no longer works

Press the Windows Log key + P, then press the up arrow key and enter. You may have to do this more than once. Eventually it will switch you back to PC Screen only and everything will launch on your laptop screen. There is probably a special function key that does the same thing Fn plus an F key with a picture of a display on or above it.

Why your monitor won't work is another issue. I'd swap the cable out as the first test.

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This is driving me insane, cant find a solution on the internet and can't figure it out myself. It worked fine in windows 7 but now when I choose "duplicate display" from the side menu popup the tv goes blank as if Ive unplugged the hdmi. All 3 of the remaining display options work including the extend display and tv only setting so its not a cable issue. Laptop model is XPS 17 L702X. Now when I used to do it in win 7 sometimes it wouldnt autodetect it so I would have to right click desktop, open invidia up and click rigorous display detect or something like that and then laptop screen would blink and make the beep noise like when hdmi cable got connected. Now in the invida panel it just simply wont allow mirroring, nothing happens when I right click on the display box that would normally show 1 and a smaller box would say 2. I dont get it but Id really like that feature back If its something simple I could do.

Answer:Duplicate monitor to TV via hdmi no longer works

Ive actually seen a lot of people having this problem from the google search results I get but it seems like everyone either gets it situated and never reposts solution, or is so fed up that they just revert to 7 or 8.1 or whatever os actually had this feature working. Ive seen multiple screenshots of "duplicate display" as an option in the dropdown options when pin display settings however mine only shows "extend" "only 1" and "only 2" but if I hit win-p I get all 4 options but duplicate just wont work, the tv goes blank and gives me the message you get when i unplug the hdmi. Extend works fine as well as "only 2" which shows the screen on the tv and blacks my laptop screen. It's not even a major problem because now that im using "only 2" I actually prefer it but now its become one of those computer puzzles thats driving me crazy because I cant solve it. I think it has something to do with the combination of nvidia and intel graphics because the nvidia control panel options have changed as well, no longer showing laptop screen under the intel line but I clean installed the nvidia driver so I cant imagine updating a driver would take away features. I dont know, but id sure like to know whats causing this to not work.

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For some unknown reason the HDMI connection between my laptop and my second monitor no longer works. The monitor itself is working fine, but it now gets no connection from my laptop. Worse, because I had set it to the #1 display, when I connect the two, the control panel and anything I had on my laptop display goes to the second. And Windows 10 doesn't have that handy "Move" feature that older Windows have, so I cannot see the control panel while both monitors are in use.

What do I do?

EDIT: I don't think this was the right forum; can a mod please move this to General Support?

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For some unknown reason the HDMI connection between my laptop and my second monitor no longer works. The monitor itself is working fine, but it now gets no connection from my laptop. Worse, because I had set it to the #1 display, when I connect the two, the control panel and anything I had on my laptop display goes to the second. And Windows 10 doesn't have that handy "Move" feature that older Windows have, so I cannot see the control panel while both monitors are in use.

What do I do?

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This is driving me insane, cant find a solution on the internet and can't figure it out myself. It worked fine in windows 7 but now when I choose "duplicate display" from the side menu popup the tv goes blank as if Ive unplugged the hdmi. All 3 of the remaining display options work including the extend display and tv only setting so its not a cable issue. Laptop model is XPS 17 L702X. Now when I used to do it in win 7 sometimes it wouldnt autodetect it so I would have to right click desktop, open invidia up and click rigorous display detect or something like that and then laptop screen would blink and make the beep noise like when hdmi cable got connected. Now in the invida panel it just simply wont allow mirroring, nothing happens when I right click on the display box that would normally show 1 and a smaller box would say 2. I dont get it but Id really like that feature back If its something simple I could do.

Answer:Duplicate monitor to TV via hdmi no longer works

Ive actually seen a lot of people having this problem from the google search results I get but it seems like everyone either gets it situated and never reposts solution, or is so fed up that they just revert to 7 or 8.1 or whatever os actually had this feature working. Ive seen multiple screenshots of "duplicate display" as an option in the dropdown options when pin display settings however mine only shows "extend" "only 1" and "only 2" but if I hit win-p I get all 4 options but duplicate just wont work, the tv goes blank and gives me the message you get when i unplug the hdmi. Extend works fine as well as "only 2" which shows the screen on the tv and blacks my laptop screen. It's not even a major problem because now that im using "only 2" I actually prefer it but now its become one of those computer puzzles thats driving me crazy because I cant solve it. I think it has something to do with the combination of nvidia and intel graphics because the nvidia control panel options have changed as well, no longer showing laptop screen under the intel line but I clean installed the nvidia driver so I cant imagine updating a driver would take away features. I dont know, but id sure like to know whats causing this to not work.

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I bought my first toshiba laptop last saturday, and i find it wierd that the cooling fan works around 80%(data taken from the software provided: PC Toshiba Monitor Health) all the time i have the laptop on, it never slows or stops...nothing exept full throttle.

It keeps its cool, thats a fact, but its pretty noisy and while surfing the web or working on microsoft office for example, it can be pretty anoying and energy demanding.

Another thing i question is, in a long term, how healthy is the fact of the fan working non-stop at this amount of speed for the laptop? Should i be concerened and maby taking it to be checked by the store i bought it? Or its normal?

Below is a link of a screenshot i took from the numbers i'm talking about:
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8391/fansx.jpg


thankx for your help :D

Answer:Satellite L500-19f cooling fan works non-stop

Hello

Try please to reduce it changing cooling method options in Toshiba power settings.
Start > Control Panel > Power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Toshiba Power Saver > Cooling method > change it to ?Battery optimized?.

Maybe this will help you.

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I have this laptop with 3 Partitions

The main partition got corrupted and apparently wiped so all windows folders have been deleted and a low level format carried out

I still have the recovery sector

Just wondering how to reinstall it back onto the main partition

I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery

Quote:




If the computer is running, shut it down by clicking start, then shut down again.
Press and hold "0" (zero) key on your keyboard and then depress the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Uitlity Screen will appear, presenting 3 options, just choose Restore Original Factory Image.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin restoration, A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating that the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.

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No disply on my toshiba satellite L500,power supply led is getting on .

Answer:Toshiba satellite L500 not working, No disply

If you still get lights on the edge of the laptop & you can hear the fan spinning and harddisk clicking a bit but nothing at all is appearing on the display then it's either the screen or the power inverter that have gone. Either way it's not really something you can do yourself, take it to a technician to sort out. If you are not getting any lights, fan or clicking sound then it is a power issue - the LED doesn't necessarily mean that the power supply is ok. Again, not much you can do yourself, take it to an expert."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hi,

My L500 fan is no longer working correctly

I am getting this message

Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

The fan runs inconsistently (always for a few seconds on start-up, very sporadically the rest of the time, but it is completely stationary for the most part.

The computer is currently in pieces, and I am ready to replace the fan with a new one, however im not sure that will fix the problem (as the fan still seems to sometimes run).

Thread Name - 'My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working'
This closed thread had a post at the bottom by kristain, has anyone else encountered and resolved something along these lines

Please excuse the lack of link/PM (new member restrictions)
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

Are you going to replace the fan or the entire cooling heatsink and fan? Was the heatsink clogged with dust? Keep in mind, this also may be a motherboard issue
 

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Hi can anyone help? my Toshiba Satellite L500-1xd Laptop is requesting a HDD Password on start up. I do not have this and I am unable to access machine s there a way I can find out this password or possibly bi-pass it at all? thanks Rachel

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How/Where do you download the latest version of Toshiba Assist?

My laptop is a Satellite L500.

Thanks

Answer:From where can I download Toshiba Assist for my Satellite L500?

Your question is pretty general so here is my answer:
You can download it from Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you need more details please post exact model name and preinstalled OS version.

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Hi, I want to replace thermal paste and thermopad in my toshiba L500-12V. I dont know thermopad thickness and thermal conductivity. I can buy thermopad with 0,5 mm , 1 mm or 2 mm thikness. Which one will be right? Thanks for help.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite L500-12V - Thermopad thickness

Hi, I want to replace thermal paste and thermopad in my toshiba L500-12V. I dont know thermopad thickness and thermal conductivity. I can buy 0,5 mm , 1 mm or 2 mm. Which one will be right ? Thanks for help.

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Yesterday i found the description about this notebook - Toshiba Satellite L500-17L but I cant find it on the toshiba's site. How can this be?

And there is a lot of information about this one on the web

Answer:Satellite L500-17L - How can I find it on the Toshiba website?

Hi!

I have a little bit searched using Google and it seems that this is a Russian model so you can find the specifications on the Toshiba Russian page:
http://ru.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Satellite-L500-17L/1072548/

I hope I could help you a little bit. :)

Bye

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Hello,

My laptop since it starts has the screen blank

Screen, flex and inverted have been discarded From an external screen you see And the RAM has no flaws

A little help I'm desperate

regards

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Hello, a bit stumped on this one.  I have had the XPS 2710 since Nov and use the HDMI input (aka use my XPS 2710 as a monitor) for my Xbox 360 and my PS3 from time to time.  The video still works great but I no longer am receiving any audio using the hdmi this way. The PS3 and 360 still work fine using HDMI on my AV Rec but not when connected to the XPS.  
Here is what I have tried so far. . .
A different HDMI Cable
Updating the RealTek drivers
Updating the nVidia drivers
Updating the Intel drives------------------------------------------------
Only thing I see listed in my Sounds settings are  the Speakers and the RealTek optical out. 
Nothing seems to be disabled under sounds or device manager.  Thanks for your suggestions.

Answer:XPS 2710 AiO - Audio for HDMI input No longer works

Hello Dell suport! I still waiting for answer!!!!

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OK so i have just received an older laptop that im trying to resurrect.

O/S : Windows 7Model : Toshiba satellite L500 PSLS3A-04M002Battery model NO : PA3534U-1BRS
It died a few days ago and refuses to boot, press the power button -> power LED glows briefly and goes out.
As it's a smart battery you can't boot directly off the AC adaptor because it's expecting a signal over the SMBus (IIRC) power LED doesn't even light up with A/C only with the battery is removed.
I believe it's the battery.
First because i disassembled the laptop, cleaned it, and put it back together, nothing seemed wrong with other system components.
Second, it's only a small 3620mAh Li-ion that (AFAIK) hasn't been changed since the laptop was bought (roughly 2011/2012) so im thinking the charge cycles have been well and truly used up.
OK no problem, searched around online using the battery model number (above), found a replacement

Cool, battery's enroute, should be here in the next few days.

Now the interesting part... When i go on Toshiba's site to look for some specs/drivers... the Laptop model doesn't exist, even under the discontinued models section... But there are a whole bunch of other models :

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products...llite/pro/l500
(click on the little arrow)

Also, there's no live / website or email based technical support :

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/customer-contact/support

Convenient huh...

Can anyone enlighten me on Toshiba product numbers or point me to a r... Read more

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i have a toshiba satellite and on the back it says the model name is satellite l500-1dt.
i am new to this website and using forums, the message that comes up on my computer is

system warning
Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

i am currently working in the alps and do not have an english speaking computer shop near by.
could any one help me and advise me what to do, i do not know much about taking a laptop apart to clean or change parts.
 

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working

I would purchase a can of compressed air or use an air compressor (with a light gentle nozzle) and blow the dust out of the inside. If you have a failed cooling fan, then it will need to be repaired or replaced. That model I think is rather old, it may not be worth it to repair.
 

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IN TOSHIBA SATELLITE L500 WHILE USING WINDOWS 7 64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM ALL FUNCTION KEYS ARE NOT WORKING ONLY F11 IS WORKING AND SPECIALLY WIRELESS KEY ON OFF IS NOT WORKING I AM FACING TOO MUCH PROBLEM ANY CAN HELP REGARDING THIS PROBLEM

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

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

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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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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-13C with a motherboard totally damaged, and despite it is an old PC, I need it for the University. So I want only to know what is the serial number of this motherboard (if it exists), or the Motherboard model that are compatible with my pc, in order to buy it on Internet, because in the shops the cost are really excessive. Sorry for my English.

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What is it with Toshiba? The part number is clearly printed on the label on the underside of the laptop but the corresponding part number appears nowhere on the Toshiba support pages. This seems to occur with most Toshiba laptops that I have ever had anything to do with. Trying to find drivers, BIOS etc is a real PITA. I'm trying to find downloads for a Satellite L500 PSLS6A-00X013 but it doesn't show up any where. The serial number search is as useless as the part number search. Am I missing something?

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I recently updated to Windows 8.1 (big mistake!), and I am suddenly no loger able to connect my Yoga 13 to my Samsung TV through the HDMI output.  When I connect the cable, the laptop screen is deactivated; the TV registers a signal, but displays a black screen with no audio.  I was able to duplicate displays (even though the TV remained black), and the Screen Resolution dialogue said that no external display was detected. I've already upgraded to all of the latest drivers, to no avail.  I can't seem to find a solution on the forum or anywhere else.  Anyone have an idea what the problem may be?

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I have a laptop Toshiba L500-1UU Short model no: PSLS9E. Initially my product had a short model number in the Toshiba support page.

but I can not find now, removed from the list. Toshiba does not support this product?

Answer:I can not find Satellite L500-1UU PSLS9E on Toshiba support page

Hi

What do you mean exactly by ?Toshiba does not support this product??
I found Toshiba drivers for this notebook model? so this means that Toshiba DOES support this model.

You can find the drivers on the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

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Hi. New user to the forum and new owner of a Toshiba.

I am trying to create the 4 recovery discs for my Toshiba satellite L500-12E. Discs 1, 2 & 4 created successfully, but disc 3 failed two times. The message I received onscreen was: Failed to read the following file: F:backslash ZZImg backslash 09753xsp6.swm Error Code: 020150-20-00000000
( I cannot get the computer to type a backslash on this window)

Anyone know of a similar problem or a solution?

Dwight

Answer:Satellite L500-12E - Error during creating Toshiba recovery disk

Hi Dwight,

Which disks you are using for creating Toshiba recovery disk?

I have good experience with Verbatim DVD-R. Have you tested these disks?

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Hello,

I have a Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 and its hard drive has been damaged, so I cannot recover the special partition (I've tried also with the 0-key bootup).

I haven't create a restore disk from windows 7 because nobody told me to do so!

I'd like to re-install my windows 7 licensed copy (at the moment I've installed an ubuntu linux).
How can I do?

Thanks,
Fabrizio

Answer:Notebook Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1T8 - Recover Win7 without partition

Any help?

thanks

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Hi there

My HDMI capture device no longer works with CU update -- just get a blue screen and the signal input (Video IN) LED shows flashing yellow (DRM / unable to pass thru signal instead of constant and steady Blue - signal OK).

I loaded up a W7 VM and no problem !!! even though running on a VM is not the best for that type of intensive hardware usage --it worked though. Device was recognized and started recording just fine.

Did a test revert back to previous W10 edition -- also working perfectly.

There's something I think in the latest CU update which probably tries to rigidly enforce DRM via HDMI output-- I do wish the people at Hollywood / BBC / other places would realize that - especially if you travel -- you should be able to record stuff from TV and play it at your OWN convenience -- we're not talking about piracy here -- I mean you'd have to be BONKERS to record say 7 hrs of video for example in real time just to upload the stuff to a torrent site !!!

I'm often away and a lot of the "TV Catchup stuff" has limited duration and also if you want decent subtitling --forget it.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:CU update edition 1703 -- my HDMI capture device no longer works

There have been a number of posts over the last couple weeks from people having problems with drivers, for various devices, in the CU.

You could approach the problem from that angle. Try all the usual suspects: check Device Manager, Uninstall and reinstall, look for updated drivers, etc. You know the drill.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L500 PSLS0A-019002 with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed that I received two months ago as a gift.

Apart from disliking some the quirky and useless (to me) Windows Vista / 7 features, as the desktop is loading I get the error message "Toshiba Service Station has stopped working" which proceeds to find a solution, but apparently never finds one because this condition repeats itself every time I boot.

On another thread in these Toshiba forums, someone suggested downloading the independent utility called Toshiba Service Station and reinstalling it. I do not see such utility listed on the downloads page for my Toshiba model. Since I don't even know what the Toshiba Service Station does (unless it goes by another name - Toshiba Bulletin Board perhaps?), I have no idea what is causing the error or how to correct it.

Does anyone have a more precise solution?

Answer:Toshiba Service Station has stopped working - Satellite L500 PSLS0A

Hi,

Service Station is not currently active in Australia, so you can simply uninstall it.

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Hello!

I have support problems with my notebook..
When I try to get support or register my Satellite, I can find my model number/serial number on any toshiba site.

When i try to valide serial number; i get this: "Spiacenti! Il numero di serie non esiste." Why???
I need drivers and software.. but i can't find it..

Model No: L500-158
Serial No: 89434057K
Part No: PSLJ3E-028023IT

Please help..

p.s. sorry for my bad English..

Answer:Satellite L500 - Cannot find notebook model on Toshiba support page

Hi

Are you using the Tempro tool in order to register the notebook?
If yes, then you should update this tool to the latest version v3.33

Check this:
+Why does TEMPRO not accept my serial number as being valid?+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ0102S40000R01.htm


Otherwise the L500-158 belongs to the PSLJ3E series and all drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Greets

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My L500 wants me to update my CD creator and when I do the computer tells me that it can only be done on 64 bit OS.

Which it should be preinstalled from Toshiba.
Sattelite L500 PSLS3E-01T00VN5)

Answer:Satellite L500 (PSLS3E) - Can't update Toshiba CD Creator on Win7 64bit

Hi cba1,

Is this update necessary or can you ignore this update message?
In my opinion updates only necessary if something doesn?t work properly?

I don?t use Toshiba CD creator because there are some good alternative (freeware) programs, like CD Burner XP. Have you ever heard of that?
If not it?s worth a try!!! ;)

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

Imitation on your own risk!

Chris

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

Thanks for the tip. :)

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Since recovery of laptop my laptop touch does not work, it also does not appear in device manager and I am stuck.
 

Answer:Touchscreen No longer Works P50t-b113 Toshiba Satelite

What kind of "Recovery" did you do on the system?
Why did you do a "Recovery"?
 

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I have been using an AOC monitor as a second screen attached to my laptop via HDMI under Windows 8.1.

The monitor is telling me that there is no signal from the HDMI port. I have changed the cable and changed the port on the monitor, but it still is not working.

Can you help?

Answer:Hdmi port no longer working on Satellite Pro R50-B

Could you provide more info:

What notebook model do you have?What system is preinstalled?Did you try to reinstall the graphic card driver?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A40 with a 40GB hard drive which was supplied as standard.
I have had absolutely no problems with it since buying it... until now.

On the 19th of September I left my laptop on (doing nothing) for a while as I had to rush off. I returned to the 'blue screen of death' which said I had a hardware failure and Windows had to shut down. It was late so I turned the laptop off and left it until the morning.

The following morning I started the laptop up. It made an awful rattling noise that it has never made before. It loaded windows extremely slowly, logged me in, and then crashed to the blue screen.

When I listened to the noise I thought it was the fan, which is blocked would cause the laptop to overheat and shutdown. So I checked the fan for obstructions and dust, and then cleaned some dust out of the heatsink at the back. I turned the laptop on and the noise came back.

After listening to the noise more closely I heard it wasn't coming from the fan, but from the compartment just in front of it - the hard drive. From then on when I started the computer I got the Toshiba POST screen and then it wouldn't boot. I booted it from the Recovery CD to re-format the HD but whenever it tries to read the HD to start re-formatting it crashes. And now, whenever I turn it on I get the message 'Insert System Disc'.

I have had this problem before with another computer and simply re-installed windows, but, I've never had such a loud and awful noise from the... Read more

Answer:Satellite A40: HDD no longer works

Hi

For me the case is very clear. According to you description it sounds like a HDD head crash. The sound is coming from inside of the HDD.
Furthermore the message 'Insert System Disc' appears because the BIOS cannot find the HDD or the OS.

Well, unfortunately, in my opinion there is not much to do. I think only the HDD replacement will solve this issue and let you to use the notebook again.

Good luck

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It was working fine but now doesn't even reognize when a disk has been plaed in the drive.

Answer:DVD player no longer works on my Satellite C50

Hmm? looks like the laser lens doesn?t read the data from the disk.

Try to clean the laser lens using cotton wool tip and alcohol fluid?
In case of dirty lens, this should help to get the disks working again? but be very careful while cleaning the lens!

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Hi there.

Attempted to update the driver for the integrated SD slot in order to read my 2GB card and now it won't even read a 128MB card correctly. The directory structure appears ok but Explorer just hangs with I/O errors.

Have tried uninstalling the SDA controller driver and installing again but not look (although it says it is working correctly).

Tried installing the SD Memory Card driver v2.04 from the download section but under IDE channels, device manager states that it failed to start (code 10) although I don't remember it being installed before anyway. Isn't just the controller driver sufficient?

Hope someone can give me some clues!

TIA

Answer:SD slot no longer works on my Satellite P10-873

The SD memory controller driver should be installed at first.
After installing the SD-mem controller driver, you can install the SD memory card driver.
In my opinion the error code 10 appears because you have tried to install the memory card driver but the host control driver was not installed!

On the Toshiba page I have found only a SD Host Controller for W2k and not for WinXP.
How did you use the SD card with WinXP before updating the host controller?

Did you format the SD card with another device??
Did you try to format the 128MB card with the SD card format utility??
Check it!

If it does not help you could try to remove the SD card control from the device manager.
Then reboot the unit and try to install the original host control driver again.
Check another notebook drivers for compatible SD host control driver for WinXP

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I have my ALT and ALT GR key no longer works and not the keyboard that has a problem.
On Satellite L830.

Thank you

Answer:Satellite L830 - ALT and ALT GR key no longer works

Do the key work properly using external USB keyboard?
If yes, then the internal keyboard malfunctions and should be replaced to get the issue fixed.

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Hi

can anyone help,

I have trawled the web to no avail.
I can no longer project the laptop screen to my plasma,

I have tried the Win + P buttons and nothing happens, turned on amd off with the hdmi cable connected etc.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite C850 - HDMI out no longer working after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Hi

As far as I know on this unit you can change the video output (between the internal and external display) using the function keys: FN + F4

Did you try this key combination?
Do other the function keys work properly?

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Hiya,

A few days ago I noticed my laptop would no longer go into any power options mode then I started to get flickering across the screen before the screen went blank. I would have to press the power button to turn it back on again but the problem still persists.

I turned the brightness setting down to the lowest option and the flickering stopped and it no longer turned itself off. This lasted for one day then the problem continued. Everything else works fine and I can see the images on screen but it's very very faint.

I was wondering if it's worth replacing the inverter board? I have had a look at it and it looks ok, no wires loose or liquid damage but would appreciate some advice before buying one if this is the correct option to do as I am replacing my laptop but if I can get it working again without it costing a lot of money it's not worth spending I can use it as a backup.

Much appreciated,

Answer:Satellite L450D-11v screen no longer works

> Everything else works fine and I can see the images on screen but it's very very faint.

For me it sounds like FL inverter issue.
It?s a small part controlling the display backlight.
Recommend asking an notebook technician to check this small part and to replace if its really faulty.

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After a power outage Vista will no longer boot. I am unable to get a successful boot into Windows Vista operating system. It seems the boot file or the registry have misplaced pointers or corruption.

Powering on I was only able to reach the Bios settings. The initial error message was Status: 0xc00000e9 an unexpected I/O error.

More recently it is : 0xc000000f windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt

This Toshiba laptop did not come with a Vista OS CD so I have purchased the Vista x64 Easy BCD Recovery CD from Neosmart. None of the tools have been able to fix the problem /s

The Automated Repair function log states : No O/S found
Repair required is the partition table
Failed Error Code : 0x 490

I have been reading threads here and running a variety of diagnostics to try and determine what the problem is without any success so far.

Bootrec.exe / rebuildBCD produces the error " the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error "

BCDedit.exe /enum " boot configuration data store could not be opened. Cannot find the specified file. "

SFC / Scannow produces the error " windows resource protection could not start the repair service "

Chkdsk fails to complete successfully indicated an unexpected error was experienced.

Would very much appreciate the exceptional expertise of the wizards here.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A 300 with Vista x64 will no longer boot up

Hello.. see if you can use Ubuntu Live CD to boot up : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
You may need to perform a hard drive diagnostic : HD Diagnostic You would want to use short and the long test.
Please post back results .

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Hi! Guys,

Newbie here so be gentle.

Bought my son a Tosh L670 with HDMI output. He has tried in vain to connect to our Toshiba 42" LCD HD Tv via HDMI 3 connection. All he gets is a blue screen on the TV. Anyone know how to get the laptop to show up on the TV please..............before he does my head in! We have tried all the HDMI connection points and get the same result - a blue screen on the TV.

Be obliged for any advice you can give.

Answer:Satellite Pro L670 - Connection via HDMI to Toshiba TV

When you connect your notebook to the TV check which HDMI port you use on TV. Be also sure that this certain port is enabled on TV.
After checking all this use FN+F5 key combination and switch to the TV mode.

Using FN+F5 key combination you will have several options. All this is also described in user?s manuals document.

Please test it and let us know if this works or not.

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For some reason, my laptop can only run two channel audio from HDMI. What should I do to get the sound to run in 5.1/7.1? I'm using a Harman Kardon AVR247 reciever and it isnt the problem seeing as how it was hardly ever used when I got it.

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Hello,

My laptop Toshiba Satellite L775 no longer works and emits only 5 short beeps at startup.
another processor tested -> same result

a solution? will this mother HS map? if yes where to get one?

Thank you in advance

ludonly, France

Answer:Satellite L775 no longer works - 5 short beeps

Hi

Please keep posting in English language.

Regarding the issue:
I would recommend you to check if it?s RAM module problem. The RAM malfunction could lead to the same start-up problems.
If RAM modules are OK, the motherboard could be faulty and needs to be replaced.
But new motherboard is very expensive part. I think you will have to spend around 250?-350? for such repair.

However, new motherboards can be ordered from local authorized service provider or online resellers.

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I have a HDMI cable to connect my Satellite X200 to my bigscreen Samsung HD TV. The video comes through nicely, but no sound... all the controls work fine, but the sounds only gets out of my laptop's speakers. I thought HDMI was supposed to also transport sound to the TV?

I use the original Vista with all updates, MS Media player and a 10 meter HDMI cable.

Thanks in advance.

C

Answer:Satellite X200 - HDMI works fine but without sound

You are right. With HDMI cable audio signal will be sent to your TV too. I presume there is some problem with settings. Click on sound symbol in task bar with right mouse button and choose option for playback devices.

When the sound properties window is opened, click on digital output symbol and choose option ? set as default device. I hope the sound will work on TV.
Later, when you want to use notebook speakers enable speakers again (the green circle with check mark will be shown).

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Hello,

I'm the owner of a Toshiba Satellite A300-1LI, os Windows 7 ultimate. I connect the laptop with my Bravia KDL-40W4500 and the video is ok but the audio only come from the laptop not from the TV.

When I had Windows Vista all worked fine. I downloaded drivers for HDM controler for W7 (2.0.0.1) but still doesn't works.

Any ideas?

Regards

Answer:Satellite A300-1LI - HDMi works with video but no audio on LCD TV

Hello

Have you changed all settings in sound properties for playback devices?
I have BRAVIA 32? LCD TV and I?ve tested it with A300-1LI and Satellite A500-157.

With both notebooks it works well but not with default settings. What I have done is to enter playback devices and I have disabled all listed devices there except HDMI Digital Output device.
Do this and start some audio or video file and check it again.

Please let me know if this works for you.

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When I connect a cable from my Toshiba laptop (running Windows 7) to my Vizio TV I can see on the TV what I see on the laptop but I can hear only from the laptop's internal speaker. I've tried this using 2 different HDMI cables and with 2 different Vizio TVs. I've verified in my laptop that the Realtec sound driver is enabled (but that's only possible when the laptop is connected to the TV) and selected as default. What can I do to hear the laptop video through the TV?

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Hello!!

A few months ago I was given the laptop where to practices and I would like to know that such yields and put it before formatting. Makes ?good or better stay with Windows8.1?

Answer:How Windows 10 works in Toshiba Satellite C40-C?

Most people prefer Windows 10 so I say upgrade if you want to.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinio...vs-windows-8-1

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Hi,

I upgraded my Satellite Pro L300 from Windows Vista to Windows 7 a few months back, I've now noticed the DVD player no longer works! All ok in device manager but won't read anything.

I didn't use a Toshiba Windows 7 upgrade disk which might be my problem. I used the Windows 7 upgrade advisor and a Windows 7 Ultimate disk.

I've tried downloading and installing the latest Windows 7 32bit Toshiba DVD drivers but still no joy.

Can anyone advise procedure I should follow to fix, whether I need to downgrade to Vista again, hope not!

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro L300 Windows 7 Upgrade - DVD Player no longer works

Is optical disc drive listed properly in Windows Explorer?
Do you have problems with some specific discs?
Are original music and movie discs readable?

Which player you use for watching movies?

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I've been using my u920t for almost 10 mont and i really like that i can still use the touchscreen when the keyboard ist out.

But a couple of days ago it stopped working. I don't remeber changing anything.

Windows now tells me the screen is not a touchscreen.
Once i put the screen down and go into tablet mode everything works fine.
Tablet PC setting in the control panel also disappear once the keyboard ist out..

I tried reinstalling the driver.
I also did a windows 8 refresh (no backup unfortunately)

Any ideas?


Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite U920T - when I slide out the keyboard touchscreen no longer works

> Tablet PC setting in the control panel also disappear once the keyboard ist out..
I assume this should be OK since the tablet PC settings should be available only if the notebook is used in ?tablet mode?

The point is that this notebook can be used in three different modes.
1) tablet mode -> the keyboard and touchpad are pulled in and only touchscreen can be used
2) laptop mode -> the keyboard and touchpad are pulled out
3) photography mode -> keyboard is pulled in but touchpad is pulled out and can be used as well as the touchscreen.


I?m not quite sure if the ?orientation lock button? (on the left side) would affect the touchscreen but fact is that using this button the automatic rotation of the screen orientation can be enabled or disabled.
If you are operating the computer in laptop or in photography mode, the screen orientation will always be in Landscape mode.

Please check also if the touch display has been calibrated properly
Go to control panel (win key + x control panel) -> Tablet PC settings

Here you will find the first tab called ?Display?
Click on ?Setup? button to start the setup where you could identify the touchscreen
In bottom area called ?display options? you could calibrate the touch display.

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The problem started as a HDMI-cable was plugged into my running Satellite T130-17E and the screen was closed down. From that point the notebook screen stopped working. When booting the windows start-up logo is on for a couple of seconds and just before the entering the desktop the cursor is visible on the screen. But except from these short moments there is no action on the notebooks screen. When I reinstalled the driver to the graphic card there was some short moments (less than 0,5 sec) when the screen was active.

I can use the notebook without any problems via HDMI to my TV. And when I adjust the screens brightness (FN+F6/F7) the black screen can get more back-lighted.

When I turn off the HDMI-output or plugs it out - nothing happens on the notebooks screen.

Can some of you please try to help me out as I really need my notebook to work normal again. If you can help me sort out this problem I'll be very grateful-

Kind Regards,
Jacob Lindberg

Answer:Satellite T130 -Black screen- HDMI works perfectly

Hello Jacob

Start your notebook with HDMI cable and wait until windows is fully loaded. When you see the desktop on the TV use FN+F5 key combination and switch to the LCD back.

Can you do this?
Does it work?

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Hi

I went away for a week and when i came back my screen wouldn't work....
It's just a blank white screen. If i use the HDMI cable it works okay through the TV but not the Laptop screen.

I didn't leave it switched on or plugged in while i was away so i'm unsure as to what could have happened.I may have left it slightly ajar but surely they're designed for this ?.

Anyway advice appreciated .....Will this cost me money or is there a simple fix.

Thanks all

Answer:Satellite C50D-A - black/white screen - but HDMI works

Originally Posted by Toshneveragain


Hi

I went away for a week and when i came back my screen wouldn't work....
It's just a blank white screen. If i use the HDMI cable it works okay through the TV but not the Laptop screen.

I didn't leave it switched on or plugged in while i was away so i'm unsure as to what could have happened.I may have left it slightly ajar but surely they're designed for this ?.

Anyway advice appreciated .....Will this cost me money or is there a simple fix.

Thanks all



Hi, Did you resolve the blank screen issue? I have a C55 laptop and having the same issue. Displays on TV with HDMI but blank black screen on Laptop.

Thanks

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I have a HP Media Center Desktop PC with Windows XP SP2. I had no problem using my Screen Saver or Standby Mode when I had dial-up internet service. I decided to go with Starband Satellite Internet Service and I have had problems ever since. My PC goes into Standby Mode with no problem but will not stay, after a time my monitor and PC come back on, at times my Screen Saver fails to come on. I have checked my power settings and reset them, they are the same as they were before. The modem is always on but if I unplug the power cord Standby Mode and Screen Saver work normally. Starband says the problem is not because of their syatem. I would appreciate help to correct this issue.
 

Answer:Solved: Standby Mode no longer works since changing to Starband Satellite Internet

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Hi,My brother's Laptop refuses to start up, It won't even let me get into Safe Mode by pressing F8, I have to hold the power on button but when I let go the power light comes on for about a second but then disappears.This happened after It asked him to do a System Restore at start-up, but then it didn't boot up after that, Any help?

Answer:Toshiba L500-DT1 - Won't Start Up

did he make the recovery disks?if not try holding down the 0 button while powering up.keep the 0 button held down and see if you can get the repair screen up that way.you will need to have the ac adapter plugged in.

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500-19E and Win XP and I have a big problem. I can?t see the key F8 on the display. The other keys are ok. I can?t explain why because I haven?t changed anything on my Laptop.

Please help me because I need the key F8 to start WLAn and to enter the web.

Thanks
Renate

Answer:Re: Toshiba Satelite L500-19E, I canīt see F8

Hi, dude

As I understand, pressing Fn+F8, it's not displayed. Please, go to the Toshiba driver page <a href=http://smiles2k.net/><img src=http://i.smiles2k.net/lol_smiles/1_011.gif border=0></a>

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

And update (reinstall) the Vap utility and flashcard support. It should work.

also, try restart Toshiba Flash Cards (start > all programs > Toshiba) and press the FN keys several times

Message was edited by: Jeka-IL

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Touchscreen recently stopped working, went through troubleshooting, and HID-compliant touchsreen, is no longer in the drivers list for me to update, enable or disable.  anyone know where i can download the driver or where i need to go for an update or somesuch.

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Hi Forum,

I have a Toshiba L500 Laptop that suddenly stopped booting. When I try to boot it, it does not complete the POST process and there is no indication of what is wrong. The screen is just blank.

The fan turns on and I hear it spinning. Also, I momentarily hear the HDD spinning before it stops. I know there is power to the HDD, USB ports and the optical drive.

However, there is no power going to the keyboard as the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK LED does not light up after I press it.

I have tried testing the CMOS battery, changing the HDD and the F2 and BACKSPACE key test without any success.

I am interested to know:

1. In what sequence does the POST process test the attached devices/peripherals?
2. Are there any suggestions as to what might be faulty and how best to fix this?

Your assistance is much appreciated,
Worried

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There are 3 external USB ports on this L500 modelPSLS6C-00F005. The one on the front right has developed a problem. Nothing is recognized when plugged in. An unrecognized device error pops randomly even with nothing plugged in to the front port. When the error pops the other 2 ports stop working momentarily. For instance the wired mouse I have connected to the working port will stop, then be re-detected. The trackpad always works.
While running windows 7, I fiddled with drivers, uninstalling/reinstalling USB components in device manager and I disabled the faulty device but the error returns. I found that disabling the usb hub component made the error go away. Unfortunately the other 2 ports are attached to the same hub so I lose all usb functionality.
I decided to try and do a fresh and clean install of Windows 10 in hopes of curing the USB issue but that didn't do the trick. I found I can turn off the annoying error notification and that the error is a bit more descriptive "unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) driver error.
Disabling the device in device manager seems to lessen the problem but in Windows 10 the device keeps getting re-enabled.
Does anybody have any idea what I might do towards correcting this issue, although I expect it's a hardware problem. Is there a way to permanently disable that one particular usb port?

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Hi there,

I reinstalled Windows 7 (from a Windows 7 disk not the Toshiba recovery files).
And everything was working fine, but after restarting once after some updates the mouse and keyboard stopped working!
I found I could get the keyboard to work by pushing the power button to send it to sleep then waking it up, but then the mouse still didn't work.
I can push F2 on the keyboard to get into the BIOS, but can't navigate in it (but can with a USB keyboard.)
Mouse and keyboard don't work in safe mode even.
USB keyboards and mice work fine all the time.

The laptop is a
Satellite L500D PSLT0C-00F002

I really don't understand would could cause this all of a sudden!
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 Touchpad Keyboard not working (odd)

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There are 3 external USB ports on this L500 modelPSLS6C-00F005. The one on the front right has developed a problem. Nothing is recognized when plugged in. An unrecognized device error pops randomly even with nothing plugged in to the front port. When the error pops the other 2 ports stop working momentarily. For instance the wired mouse I have connected to the working port will stop, then be re-detected. The trackpad always works.
While running windows 7, I fiddled with drivers, uninstalling/reinstalling USB components in device manager and I disabled the faulty device but the error returns. I found that disabling the usb hub component made the error go away. Unfortunately the other 2 ports are attached to the same hub so I lose all usb functionality.
I decided to try and do a fresh and clean install of Windows 10 in hopes of curing the USB issue but that didn't do the trick. I found I can turn off the annoying error notification and that the error is a bit more descriptive "unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed) driver error.
Disabling the device in device manager seems to lessen the problem but in Windows 10 the device keeps getting re-enabled.
Does anybody have any idea what I might do towards correcting this issue, although I expect it's a hardware problem. Is there a way to permanently disable that one particular usb port?

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Could anyone tell me how to reinstall a windows component (bing /silverlight) I sent the 64bit unit away for repair its returned with a 32bit O/s & different COA number, although the original one still on the case..I have a OEM recovery disk 32bit Cd the 64bit one was on a Hd partition for recovery this Hd went belly up within 12 days.I did a back up to create a recovery media but this turned out to be corrupt due to HD bad sectors /over heating etc..TIA

Answer:advice on Toshiba L500 -IDT running Win7--64b

decided to bin whats on it & reinstall the 64bit version...Thanks

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Hi,

I am trying to install windows 7 onto a Toshiba satellite L500.

It copies the files, expands, reboots. then is says it is installing the registry.

about 30 seconds into installing system services the screen turns black, as if their is no signal.

any help???
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 black screen on win 7 install

Installing from where? A DVD? Did you format the drive before installing it? Did the laptop work fine before you started the reinstall or was there a problem that made you do this?
 

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Hi all,
I was uninstalling AVG and my syatem would get the BSOD and xrash before I completed it.

Eventuallt my whole system crashed and all I get is a message on a black screen fron Phoenix Technologies aaying 'Boot from BBS-harddisk'.

Anyone know what this means and if this screen can be bypassed. I can't use f2, f8 or f12.

Help!
please.
 

Answer:Toshiba L500 crash - boot from BBS Harddisk message

Hi, I did a lookup on that and it is related to the hard drive. BBs mean Bios Boot Specification

The recommendation is to unscrew the cover over the hard drive and remove the drive. Then replace it and make sure it seated snug. Put the cover back and reboot. Let us know how it goes.
 

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

Answer:Satellite L500 and Satellite P200 - compatible keyboards?

Hi

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

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

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

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hi there!!

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

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



thanks in advance..

Answer:HDD swop from Satellite A300 to Satellite L500

Hi

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

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

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

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Hi

I followed the instructions in the manual regarding directing sound to the HDMI output.
However when I go to the Sound control panel there is no Digital Output Device (HDMI) listed only the Conexant Speaker and SPDIF outputs.
I tried the SPDIF output as the default, that didn't work.
The HDMI is working just fine for the picture but the lack of sound through it is driving me nuts.

I'm running VISTA (fully updated) on a U400-145

Anyone any ideas how I can get the HDMI output to show up as an option?

andy

Answer:Re: Satellite U400-145: HDMI Output no option to select HDMI as default

Hi

Go to Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback tab
There you have to click right.
Then mark the options; ?Show all disabled devices?
Then you should see the HDMI.
Now you could enable it and chose as default.

Greets

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My Satellite A300D-13G mounts an ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 3400 series video card that can manage digital video output like DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort, but I have no HDMI (or DVI, or DP) port on my notebook.

It is possible to add this digital video output port?

Answer:Satellite A300D - HDMI card but no HDMI port

You can add it as external device only. Google a bit around and pick up some information about that.

According notebook specification our notebook has 1 expresscard slot, so check in google if you can find some expresscard HDMI adaptor.

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

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Satellite L500-02C

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

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

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

Answer:RAM MHZ on Satellite L500-1V1

Hi

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

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

Greets

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

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

Answer:Low RAM in Satellite L500-1XL

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

So buy second 2 GB RAM and upgrade your notebook.

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

IS MY LAPTOP SATA III?

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

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

Which one you want to use is your decision.

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