Mrs. mysterious1der's laptop (M55-S331) won't keep time accurately. I've torn apart and repaired (board swaps, not actual board level repair) dozens of Dell laptops, but this is my first Toshiba. Lo and behold, the CMOS battery is soldered to the motherboard. Do I either have to unsolder it and resolder a new one, or get a new motherboard? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Tech help please. I've got a Toshiba Satellite laptop and sometimes the display stops working. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx
on Jul 14, 2007 -
So I've upgraded to Vista, for better or for worse. I've got a Toshiba Satellite A105-S361, though, and the "hot, new" Aero Glass feature isn't working. Am I wasting my time trying to enable this and/or is my computer even capable of rendering Aero? I've checked everywhere, to no avail.
posted by chaosscontrol
on Feb 4, 2007 -
For some reason, when I try to rip/import anything off a CD, all the audio on my laptop slows down to a choppy crawl. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Oct 23, 2006 -
My laptop screen is separating from the rest of the computer! It looks like one of the two hinges is hanging on for dear life, and I'm concerned -- if it gets much worse, it will be detached on that side. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by SuperNova
on Jul 19, 2006 -
My laptop has suddenly run into problems... That is, it seems to like turning itself off with no warning whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart
on Jul 19, 2006 -
I've had a Toshiba 5205-S119 laptop for a little over a year now. About a month ago the system fan started to periodically make a grinding noise (or as one person on usenet described it "like running a matchstick up and down a comb"). Is there an easy way to make this stop without opening up the laptop case?
posted by cmonkey
on Mar 8, 2005 -
I have a Toshiba e310, that mysteriously stopped starting up when I turned it on. It's not completely dead, it comes up with the default bootscreen and then just sits there. Windows XP detects an unknown device, and that's it. I've tried doing a hard reset, soft reset, and letting the battery drain. Is there any use for it? Does anyone know of a way to recover it? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons
on Feb 13, 2005 -
Something has gone horribly wrong with the spacebar on my laptop. You have to hit it in the middle to get it to work. If you tap it towards one side, nothing happens.
I admit, I removed it to clean it. Maybe this damaged it. But all the other keys on my laptop can be safely removed and replaced without damage. It's a Toshiba Portege. I'm weirded out.
posted by Polonius
on Jan 27, 2005 -
This is going to be extreme narrowcasting, but: People have reported that the Toshiba RDXS32 DVR/DVD recorder has a serious flaw when making DVDs -- namely, the black level is too low and everything looks washed out, making the discs only playable on that particular machine. The unit is on sale
from Amazon, which I take to be an inventory reduction, meaning that these are those flawed machines ... but other reviews say the problem didn't affect them, suggesting maybe the problem was fixed along the way. Anyone know for sure? Or, does anyone want to suggest another standalone DVR w/ HDD that competes with this one in features and price ($370)?
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 6, 2004 -
While I am working, every 10 mminutes or so, my Toshiba tablet computer keeps dropping my own home network and informs me that there are other networks available (the neighbors'). How can I tell it to ignore all networks except my own?
posted by alball
on Nov 11, 2004 -
I consider myself a reasonably good computer person, so the fact that I'm having this problem angers me. I'm working on a laptop for a friend -- a Toshiba Satellite 1805-S253 -- that runs Windows ME. When she gave it to me, it had a trivial problem with the Content Advisor, which I fixed; it also ran fine on a network. Now, 28 critical updates later, it runs fine off the network (which is the way she uses it), but the minute you plug a network cable into its built-in ethernet port and then try to run anything which uses the Windows Shell (e.g., Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, any open/save dialog box), it freezes solid, and you have to manually quit the Explorer process in order to recover it. I've tried everything -- deleted all the clients in the Network control panel, plugged it into three different Ethernet switches, updated every single driver and/or BIOS that I could, prayed to the Holy Gods Of Built-In Hardware -- to no avail. Any ideas?
posted by delfuego
on Aug 8, 2004 -
I'm being tempted by tapwater-priced Toshiba Satellite notebooks. Can't seem to get a fix on any kind of popular opinion on how their owners feel about them or the brand. Anyone have any experiences?
posted by dong_resin
on Jul 6, 2004 -
My 1999 Toshiba tray-loading single-disc non-progressive scan DVD player has stopped playing DVDs. What can I
do to try to fix it? [simorede] [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Mar 26, 2004 -
How do I disassemble my Toshiba Satellite 1110? I can't find the hidden screws or clips. (General laptop-disassembly tips and tricks also appreciated. I gotta epoxy the case back together before I start losing bits!)
posted by five fresh fish
on Feb 2, 2004 -
i just got a toshiba m30-s309 laptop and i'm trying to get everything working in mandrake linux 9.2, especially APM so i can get the battery indicator working. i plan to upgrade to kernel 2.6.1, but does anyone have specific advice they could offer as to how to get APM working? do i just append apm=on to lilo?
posted by callicles
on Jan 28, 2004 -