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normally means the screen connection is broken take it to get fixed normally costs only $80

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014

Try to download camera drivers on their site check if it the same brand your laptop your using

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013

Yes the CMOS battery needs to be changed. Then you can go into the BIOS and set the Date & Time.
The CMOS/BIOS will be set back to the defaults when you remove the CMOS battery and this may fix your problems.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Sep 16, 2012

You should be able to use an external keyboard....just plug a usb keyboard in and boot up...this is probably your cheapest solution and will get you up and running again quickly :-)

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012

Making a bootable flash drive involves a few tricks. I have had much better success using a utility to do the setup on those. Doing it manually works but not all the time.

I'd beg borrow or buy a usb dvd drive and boot off the install cd if nothing else. These have really dropped in price and are handy to have around.

I'm assuming you have set the bios to boot from the flash drive before it hits the hard drive? You would also have to set it to hit the usb dvd drive prior to the hd as well if you go that way.

When you get it booted it will ask if you want to format the drive before installing. You can also just pick a new directory to put windows in as well.

Don't forget to download all the drivers from Toshiba. You will need system info, video, and a network at the very least to get running and able to download the rest. These are very handy on a flash drive to plug in when you get xp started.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011

To remove the BIOS password on this model, you'll need a parallel port, which comes on a port replicator or a dock cause the laptop doesn't come with one. After that, you'll need to make a parallel port password key (buy an old, parallel port cable, cut it, locate the schematics http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd, and connect the appropriate wires), and that'll do it.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011

Sounds like a bad optical drive. Good thing is: this thing uses a SelectBay removeable drive and it's a one touch remove type. Same as the ones used in the more popular Tecra 9000, Tecra 9100 series. I'd replace it. Best source is eBay. Price target? Under $15 delivered.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011

Most DESKTOP computers have a jumper to "clear CMOS settings",
but most NOTEBOOK computers do NOT have that jumper.

The password exists to protect the owner of the computer, should a thief be trying to use the computer.

You probably can remove the disk-drive, and copy the files onto a new computer, if you don't want to pay TOSHIBA to bypass the password.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Apr 15, 2011


In restoring your system back to factory settings, you will need the recovery disc. The title of it is "Application and drivers".

Or go to this site http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/items/faq/71

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011

is ther any led marker wath signs?

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011

I don't know what the connector the HDD uses is called, but I do have a pinout if your interested.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

how to break password

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

if you upgraded to windows 7 driver files are in windows.old folder

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

There is not so much that could be done to repair a keyboard. Disassemble the laptop, check the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. If the ribbon cable is loose, tighten it. If it is tight, replace the keyboard with a new one.

Toshiba Portege... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010

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