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Computer monitor connection to a DVR/VHS, what cables do I need?

I'm trying to save money and use an old computer monitor to display what I'm transferring on my DVR/VHS combo machine and need some help. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 26, 2013 - 5 answers

WARNING!

Might the Toshiba HDD Recovery tool save my ailing hard drive and me a wad of cash at the computer repair store? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

"esc" & f2 aren't doing it

Booting from a disc on a Toshiba Portege R935 - how? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Help with organizing my hot mess of an external hard drive!

Good ways/ideas/tips for how to organize my external hard drive (because I put it off each time I added things to it...and now it's a hot mess). And ideas for keeping it organized when I add things in the future. [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Sep 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Best options for retrieving old laptop data?

How do I retrieve data from very old (one is circa 1998) laptop drives? They contain a lot of interesting history from my time in Silicon Valley before the tech crash that I vowed I would one day retrieve. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Sep 18, 2012 - 3 answers

A PC, a TV, a DVD ... and a CEO who needs to be heard

I have:
  1. a PC (a HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form Factor PC with VGA and dual-mode DisplayPort outputs)
  2. a TV (a Toshiba 55G310U - 55" class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV)
  3. a DVD of a company presentation that we need to play on this PC
  4. a room that seats 9
  5. … and a CEO who is coming very soon who needs the audio from the presentation to be clearly audible.
What do I need? [more inside]
posted by scruss on May 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What should I try next?

Help me diagnose/repair my Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6889. When I try to boot, I get BOOTMGR MISSING. When I try to reinstall XP from a CD it seems to start out fine, copying drivers and such, until it gets to the message Starting Windows, at which point I get a blue screen o' death with the code 0x7B which google informs me is a hard disk error. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Laptop whiteout

Laptop screen turns white every so often, more often than not. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Jan 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Restore netbook to factory settings

How to restore NB305 netbook to out-of-box state after installing Ubuntu, possibly on the recovery partition? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Dec 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Wakeup, dammit!

Google has failed me. How do I stop my external Toshiba USB drive from going to sleep on its own when connected to my iMac file server? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Nov 11, 2011 - 1 answer

Questions about Staples' 2 yr Protection Plan

How difficult is it to get a replacement from Staples using their protection plan? There's nothing wrong with the item in question, but I'd like to sell it and if I can replace it for a new one I imagine I could get more for it. Also, is there any way to transfer the plan to a buyer since there's still over a year on it? [more inside]
posted by blunt_eastwood on Sep 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Troubleshooting Bluetooth

I'm having trouble getting my Toshiba Satellite e105 (64 bit, running Windows 7) to connect to my Insignia NS-BT400 via Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Aug 7, 2011 - 0 answers

Corrupted BIOS Toshiba L305D

Fuck! I corrupted the BIOS on a Toshiba L305D trying to update it in windows 7 (which i later realized was an incredibly stupid idea). It was a laptop we fixed and we were getting ready to sell it on our floor. Boss wants me to come in Monday with a fix. There seems to be a way to fix it using crisis BIOS recovery. But I need a BIOS.rom file. HELP!!! [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Jul 22, 2011 - 12 answers

'Authorized' repair guy borked my laptop

Previous laptop issue fixed (by a certified tech!) resulted in NEW laptop issue. What now?! [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jul 3, 2011 - 4 answers

No Composite Video or S-Video output

DVD player can only output to HDMI or Component but not Composite or S-Video. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by lucia_engel on May 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me chose?

Toshiba L650 vs C650. Replacing a secondary notebook. The former has a core i5-480M processor and the latter a pentium P6200 .All other specs are essentially the same. The laptop will be used primarily for word processing, internet and data storage. Is the more powerful processor worth me spending $100 more given the applications it will run?
posted by Neiltupper on Apr 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Ubuntu on netbooks

Asking for a friend: "Netbook-ubuntu-linux-dual boot-newbie question: recently purchased a Toshiba NB310 netbook. Please recommend me a version of ubuntu to install." [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Mar 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Rattly laptop fan noise question

LaptopFilter: Toshiba x505 fan noise issue - why's it being loud and what to do about it? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Mar 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Computer repair shop in Adelaide?

What is a good computer repair shop in Adelaide? [more inside]
posted by with the singing green stars as our guide on Jan 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Be it resolved that Dell is still awful?

It's time for a new laptop. I have always had, and loved, Toshibas, and have put them out to pasture due to general age and crotchety behaviour rather than total meltdown. I was all ready to buy my new one (this guy) when I noticed this Dell with broadly similar specs, same price and a better processor. The main difference is Intel Core i3 versus i5. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Sep 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Help my girlfriend and I be closer...with tech support!

Please to be helping my girlfriend's wonky computer? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Sep 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Recording from hard drive of Toshiba RD X-35 to another Toshiba recorder onto disc?

How to record from Toshiba dvd player/recorder hard drive to another Toshiba dvd recorder? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Aug 22, 2010 - 0 answers

Anybody know how to access the service menu on a Toshiba 32C100U LCD TV?

Anybody know how to access the factory menu or service menu on a Toshiba 32C100U LCD TV?
posted by yeoz on Jul 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh...stop telephonin' me

Toshiba Digital Business Telephone driving me nuts. Can you help me take control of this thing? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Jul 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Need a new laptop; too many choices!

Hoping to get some input on a new laptop decision – are the ones I’m honing in on good options? What might differentiate them? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I set my Toshiba RD-XS235 manually to record?

We have a satellite provider rather than cable tv. I recently bought from e-bay a Toshiba RD-XS235 which comes with a "TV Guide" feature built in, unlike my previous Toshiba recorder, an RD-XS32SU (the drive of which is giving out after extensive use). The reviews say that there is a "manual recording" feature, and I looked up the owners' manual online and found the relevant page, but the directions do not seem to work. Is that because I need to allow a few hours for the TV Guide feature to attempt to "kick in"? The manual says to "turn it off overnight for the TV Guide programming to take effect." It WON'T take effect because we no longer use a cable provider. I prefer the manual programming anyhow. Does anyone in the hive mind know how to manually program the RD-XS235? My frustration is running high right now! Any and all advice is welcome! Thanks, techies.
posted by ragtimepiano on May 13, 2010 - 2 answers

I didn't know this album was recorded in a tin can!

My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Which laptop should I buy from Costco?

Of these two laptops available at Costco, should I go for the Dell, the Toshiba, or some other one available there? [more inside]
posted by jeather on Jan 4, 2010 - 20 answers

Which of these 11.6" PC laptops should I get?

Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Nov 12, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I get my laptop to recognize that it does, in fact, have an audio output device installed?

How can I make my laptop (Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097, running Vista 32-bit Home Premium) and its Audio Output Device (Realtek High Definition Audio Driver) play nicely together again? [more inside]
posted by paleography on Sep 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me interpret an LED diagnostic sequence

Can anyone interpret this LED diagnostic sequence? [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Jul 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me fix my wife's laptop

What has caused a sudden failure of my wife's laptop? [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Mar 23, 2009 - 5 answers

My Toshiba laptop is narcoleptic - help!

My computer abruptly shuts off during normal operation. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Feb 9, 2009 - 15 answers

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista.

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go. Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
posted by cheero on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8)

How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8) [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

OMG! Stupid computers!

Memory replacement on my laptop is driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by HauteMama on Jan 6, 2009 - 18 answers

There are so many laptops out there!

Laptop recommendations for a ~600 USD budget [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Dec 26, 2008 - 18 answers

When is two inches worth $150?

I am trying to compare the Toshiba 40RV525U and the 42RV535U. I don't see much difference except for two inches and almost $150. How much of Toshiba's spec sheet is marketing mumbo-jumbo and how much of it is real? (alternatively, recommend me a different HDTV in the $750-900 price range) [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Dec 21, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I reinstall Windows onto an old Toshiba Portege 7010CT with no external drives?

How can I reinstall Windows onto an old Toshiba Portege 7010CT with no external drives? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Dec 21, 2008 - 13 answers

I want a laptop, not a craptop.

Laptop Battel! Help me decide which manufacturer deserves my hard-earned money. I've narrowed it down to Dell vs. Toshiba vs. Lenovo. Also, RAM: 2gb or 3? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Oct 22, 2008 - 26 answers

It's So Shiny, Now If Only It Worked

My Toshiba Satellite laptop has this problem. But, there's a catch: I'm pretty computer illiterate and don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Laptop overheating

Please help me figure out how to access the heatsink on my laptop. [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on May 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

I've lost the AC adapter, and I need to turn this laptop on.

Is there a cheap (free) way to get information off my old Toshiba Satellite laptop now that I've lost the AC adapter? Read more about my plug-holes of differing sizes inside. [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Apr 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Vista Hell

The Vista Home Premium DVD I'm using to "recover" the factory settings on my Toshiba A200-TR6 just pops open before even beginning "Operation Recovery." Save me from this Vista nightmare...! [more inside]
posted by rumbles on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

So basically this is all your fault, VISTA

What should a bone-novice know about installing extra memory in a laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Best OS for an Older Laptop?

What's the best-performing OS for a Toshiba Satellite 2595 CDS with 64 MB RAM and a Celeron 400 MHz processor? [more inside]
posted by Otis on Feb 21, 2008 - 19 answers

HD DVD errors...

HD DVD errors: normal or just us? [more inside]
posted by starman on Feb 10, 2008 - 8 answers

fan on laptop won't turn off!

Why is the fan on my Toshiba laptop almost continually blowing? The computer doesn't seem particularly hot, and the constant on/off noise is annoying. Anybody know how to fix this?
posted by Ollie on Jan 26, 2008 - 19 answers

ComputerFilter: Where did my option to hibernate go?

My computer used to have the ability to hibernate and sleep... now it is as if those options never existed. What happened and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear on Jan 24, 2008 - 8 answers

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