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A small tip I have seen used was to glue 4 plastic bottle caps on to bottom of the unit using hot glue , this gave it a better air flow in and out from the laptop as many unit only have tiny rubber pads which don't allow the unit the air it needs to remain cool , with my laptops i always run a external fan as overheating is a problem on may models , you can also buy laptop stands that have fans incorporated in them that can run off a USB port as most laptops draw the air in from the bottom and out the back or side to expel it , the laptop stands force extra air in through the bottom and improve the temp a lot and are inexpensive .

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

your projector may be on the 2nd screen or presentation mode of your video card. open an application and drag the application window off your screen (try both sides) and see if it will appear on the projector.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014

just open cpu cover & remove cmos bettery from mother board then start the system then again put it just restart

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014

There is 2 way to enter, you can use Toshiba HW setup for BIOS setting from windows. Alternately you can hit ESC several times after turn on the computer and hit F1
Good Luck

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 24, 2013

f8 or f9 shows the booting option

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 24, 2013

Just download this :) It will fix your problem. If it doesn't work, just search for Toshiba Value Added Package Vista/XP (that depends on what Operative System you've got) and download for your Operative System.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 15, 2013

Under FILE selection click on Work Online.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 15, 2013

Use a W95/98 startup floppy? Which was the way microsoft did it on W2k install.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 22, 2012

go to control panel network setting>advanced settings. enable the wireless card. NOT the miniport

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 23, 2012

From your description the bios is password locked, this is one of the most difficult to crack and there are no easy solutions. If you are the original owner Toshiba will provide a solution but it won't be cheap, the second option is go to the ebay site and see if your make and model is mentioned for a possible solution, but beware of claims made that they can provide the answer for a fee. The final option is check passwordcrackers.com they may have a solution for a price. If you try and remove the main battery and cmos it will not work no matter how long they are disconnected, your only hope is replace the eprom chip, a tricky task.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 30, 2011

ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"
3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.
5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.
F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)
3. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.
5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.
6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.

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Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011

So you have a potential problem with the hard drive and a known problem with the optical drive. Replace the optical drive first: it's easy (one screw at the bottom, another one underneath the keyboard - these are the only 2 screws holding the optical drive in). You can buy a replacement drive, new or used, on eBay for $10 - $20 delivered. After that, you should be able to figure out if the hard drive's problems are OS related or HW failure. HDD's are cheap, too. This model uses 2.5" ATA IDE drive (30 or 40G or you can go larger), figure 50 cents to 75 cents per gigabyte, and you'll be okay. Just don't pay tourist prices for these things....

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011

Dark screens are usually the result of a broken backlight tube - most likely impact / shipping related. Being the 15" screens on these computers are pretty darn cheap (eBay's your best bet), I'd buy a used screen and replace it. Target price: under $40.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011

There are three possible reasons for that.

1. it's overheating. Feel to see if there is air moving out of it (when it's running) and if that air is hot. Also see if the bottom feels hot (it always is warm but shouldn't be hot hot), or if it feels hot around the touch pad then it is definitely overheating. Lint, dust, pet hair etc gathers inside and blocks the fan. The CPU has to have air movement in order not to over heat. If it's hot it needs to be cleaned out which is something that has to be done very carefully so as not to burn out the bearings of the fan nor push the dust in further.

2. The power adapter could be bad. They do go out. To replace one make sure it is matched to the one you have, for that model. Not all adapters are the same.

3. It could be the battery, tho with a toshiba is will run plugged in on a low battery.

Toshiba "A" series were notorious for overheating due to the way they were made though the A-15 is not one of those with the problems that way. (There was a class action suit over the earlier "A's" because of it. But the most likely reason for shutting down like that is over heating...

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011

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