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Pioneer dvr unable to read dvds

I have a toshiba satellite a205 s4777 and I am unable to read any dvd. I have  tried a solution posted on the web, editing the registry by deleting the upper and lower limits but it did not solve the problem. Kindly help, this problem is driving me crazy.

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  • Geoffu Sep 08, 2008

    I guess thats the only thing left to do. Will try that. Thanks for the help

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You might want to try and reinstall Windows XP. I you are using Vista then buy xp pro oem on newegg and install. Windows accumulates junk over time and deteriorates slowly known as the "Windows Half Life Cycle". Basically after a period of time you only get half of what you got when your computer was new.

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My battery charges but only lasts about 20 minutes once it says it is fully charged. Just purchsed a new battery thinking it was old (laptop is about 3 years old) and the same thing happens.


From what you describe and assuming the new battery was "new", I'd say you have an internal short which is draining the battery over a short period of time. I'd also investigate the accuracy of the battery charge indicator. Download this free utility which will give you a more accurate picture of your battery:
http://www.mioplanet.com/products/batterymeter/

I'm assuming you gave the battery a "commissioning charge" when you bought and used it?
If not, this is something you should do with all new LI batteries. This bit is reproduced from a website that sells batteries for the Toshiba satellite series:

"2. The new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack needs to be circled (fully discharged and recharged) three to five times to reach its optimum performance.
3. Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery will undergo self-discharging when left unused for a long period of time. Thus, it should always be stored in a fully charged state and kept in a cool, dry and clean place.
4. It is normal if the new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery gets warm when being charged or used. However, please pay special attention if the battery pack becomes excessively hot. This may indicate there is a problem with the charging circuit of the electronic device. Please consult a qualified technician if necessary.
5. To maintain the optimum performance of Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack, it is highly recommended to circle (fully discharging and recharging) it at least once a month.
6. New batteries are hard to be charged. Sometimes, your electronic device may indicate a fully charged condition about 10 to 15 minutes when Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack is being charged for the first time. When this happens, remove the battery pack and let it cool down for about 10 to 15 minutes then repeat the charging procedure. Sometimes, the new Satellite a205-s4777 battery will suddenly refuse to be charged. If this happens, a suggested solution is trying to remove the battery from the device and insert it again. "

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My toshiba satellite model number pslbu8u-0kc045 is freezing on the toshiba leading innovation screen


You seem to have a hardware problem.First,try using your RAM chips 1 at a time in the first slot and see what happens.
Otherwise it's likely a CPU or MB issue.
For good or bad,please rate my post?
Bob

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Hi!

You must have got a recovery disk with your laptop, insert that disk and it will solve your issue. If you are unable to find the disk or if that disk doesn't help then you will need to re-install the windows on your Toshiba notebook.

Please ask for any clarifications.

Do rate this solution as Fixya if found useful.

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Yes, you need to find your local ASP. You can ship it in to us too if you'd like. We're an authorized ASP. This is a VERY common problem in the A205 series. Let me know if you require any more details. By the way, mailing the laptop in might take some time, I'd check with your local ASP (hopefully there's one local to you) and have them order it if possible without having you leaving the laptop there (some ASP's will be ok with that option, we are at times). You will need to provide your laptop part number (starts with PSAxx-xxxx) & serial number and machine has to be under warranty.

advice: extended warranty ;) but i think it's too late now.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

I had a similar problem with my P205D-S7454. The registry fix worked for me.

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