My toshiba literally sounds like it is about to take off and fly away. I brought it to best buy where I bought it from and they said that this is normal and that it can happen over time. But it lately its been getting louder and I've hear this is often what happens before you're hard drive crashes. Also it usually runs very warm.
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Re: ready for take off
> Also it usually runs very warm. You might want to consider acquiring a cooling docking station: http://www.targus.com/us/accessories_cooling.asp If your have never grabbed a 40-50 W lightbulb, you will quickly learn why your Toshiba is very warm. They dissipate about that much power internally. About the noise? Well, without hearing it it will be difficult for anyone to diagnose it; it could be the hard drive but they are pretty small to make much noise. I would suspect the CPU cooling fan that's going to fail early; they can get quite loud if they are a sleeve bearing type and the bearing has gotten sloppy enough for them to rattle.
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If you bought it from a retail store go back and get the CDs you need. If it's not an emergency now, the day will come when you'll absolutely have to have those cds. When (it's not if but when) you have a harddrive crash you must have, at the very least, the windows cd and drivers cd stored safely away and ready to go.
I've just brought on too, I thought the same thing, have to use headphones or hook it up to a speaker otherwise I strain to hear anything. Was also disappointed to find no Media Controller software pre-installed. Overall love this portable computer.
Which cables have you attached to your TV (the video and audio)?
Does the TV has left & right audio inputs (RCA connectors)?
When you attach a headphone to the laptop, the speakers on the laptop switch off and the sounds divert to the headphones. Try and connect a cable (stereo) from the headphone outlet on the laptop to the audio stereo inputs on the TV.
looks like toshiba is more concerned on profit than in customer assistance, onece you bought a laptop - you are on your own. in two weeks time me and my friend we didnt find working drivers for what is mentioned. all the drivers toshiba is offering is for vista based os only, and some for win xp 32bit. for users like me, they only offer to use vista, pretending it is the best OS. i was working with my laptop even without those drives and noticed it working atleast twice as fast on xp than with vista. win xp was using approximately 270 ram memory to compare with 760 vista's when doing nothing. i am really sorry i bought a toshiba laptop! and now i am over 5.000 miles away! i hope they release drivers or die with no profit. sorry folks- solution is to reinstal vista :(
Go back to best buy. the closest one to you. and see about yoru exteneded warranty. Toshiba dont deal with the extended warrentys.A 3rd party company is looking after it for you (best buy) i guess geek squad.. If the warrenty is out and you gotta pay 600 dollors to replace your computer motherboard. all depending on what you use it for an entry level laptop is close to 600 dollors great for web browseing and office use school, some games.