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If drive not spinning, definitely dead. If spins and not recognized by laptop cmos, the logic board on drive is toast.
Afraid that you have a nice cute paperweight.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017

If you don;t know the existing bios password, then you need to bring it to an Authorize Toshiba Repair Center

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

Your really pushing the lower minimum requirement limits if you're trying to use Ubuntu 11 or Ubuntu 12. Especially with your on-board graphics chip which borrows system ram.

Try Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) instead.

Go Here and download the 1st link on the list under Desktop CD:


Here is a direct link to the ISO file you need to download and then burn to a CD:

If you don't have Software for burning iso's to CD's then download and install this totally FREE CD Burning program:

Toshiba... | Answered on May 31, 2012

Windows is corrupted or the hard drive has issues, if you have a cd installation disc try a fresh install, if no change! the hardware needs to be checked for possible replacement.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 15, 2012

try to reset your bios setup to factory defaults then check if your dvd drive detect at bios setup

if doesn't detect your dvd drive , try to uplug it to your laptop . check your manual for info. to disassemble it. if doesn't work..maybe the problem is your dvd defect.

need to replace.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 12, 2011

If the CMOS battery was dead you would still get a display.with an error telling you about probable bios errors etc.

There are a couple of quick easy things you cane check first without opening it up.

Make sure you have not accidentally used the FN+F5 key
That combination sets the laptop to use an external display.

Try an external display

If using that does not give you a display take a small torch (flashlight if in USA) and shine it at an angle on the laptop screen.
If you can see any sort of picture you would be looking at replacement of some minor parts to the laptop screen

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Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011

please make sure the wireless switch on switched to the on possition

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Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011

Check the driver in device manager. You would be looking for any icons with an X or a ? next to them. The driver probably isn't the issue, so I would search for the model number of your laptop plus "cd drive" on ebay. These are pretty cheap and are easily replaced. If that doesn't fixya, then there's possibly something wrong with the motherboard.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 09, 2011

You can download any orall the Windows device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB sitefrom their download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so youcan get the correct drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp http://blitware.com/adpages/driverfetch/manufacturer/?manufacturer=Toshiba&gclid=CMOVxNCBx6ACFSgnawodoHNGbA

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011

Make sure that the ribbon connecting the keyboard is seated properly, The first time I replaced the keyboard on one I did not seat it properly and it will not respond at all.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

Nobody can tell you what the password is, but you can reset that password. To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

open keyboard then check look bettery there
please click yes for vote

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011

No, you don't need to buy a different charger :)

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

If it is a bad virus that won't let you do anything on the computer, follow the instructions on this link. If you can install programs on your computer, follow only steps 7 and 8 from the above link.

To reset the BIOS read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010

If it doesn't recognize the server it isn't a problem with the computer, its most likely the program you use to send and receive e-mails (errors like these are commonly found in Outlook and Outlook Express). Thunderbird is a very good software to use for e-mailing, it has import tools to help you bring your emails, address books, and settings from your older email program to Thunderbird. http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-GB/thunderbird/
Hope you found this helpful :)

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010

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