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How can I install my recovery CD's if my DVD/CD drive doesn't work

Hi, a have Toshiba Satellite 5205-S505 and my problem is that my DVD/CD drive is broken and I can't find another one of the same type. I don't which model will work properly and the main problem for me is how to install my recovery CD's!? Is there a way to do that via USB? My Bios says that my computer doesn't support this option, but......! Thanks a lot! Pavel - Bulgaria

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Re: How can I install my recovery CD's if my DVD/CD drive...

I had a similar problem with an IBM thinkpad once. My solution was to purchase a PCMCIA CDROM drive and boot from that. Go to: and search for "PCMCIA CDROM". Your laptop should boot from one of these devices.

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Can i use any charger on s505

The Toshiba Satellite 5205 series of Notebook PC, and the S505 series model; uses an AC adapter (Charger) that produces 15 Volts DC.,Satellite,5205,PS520U-31P1RV,Laptop,AC-Adapters.aspx

You will see AC adapters sold that show 15 to 24 Volts. (DC)

This is because the AC adapter (Charger) has PFC.
Power Factor Correction,

Also I see it is just a two pin AC adapter plug, to laptop.
Center hole is Positive, outer metal cylindrical metal shell is Negative.

Go for 75 Watts or higher though, and not a 65 Watt model.

[ On the case of the AC adapter;
Input: 100 ~ 240 VAC 50-60Hz

Means it can use from 100 to 240 Volts AC, and either 50 or 60 Hertz.

Output: 15VDC 6A

Means 15 Volts DC at 6 Amp's. (Amperes)

Watch the outside dimension of the cylindrical part, and the center hole dimension. Outside cylinder may be correct, but center hole may be too small. Or vice-versa.


Dec 17, 2012 | Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook

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Installed new hard drive p105 s6064 now cd drive wont work dont have recovery discs

Dell recovery will not work in a Toshiba Laptop. Just make sure the boot order is set to CD/DVD driver first that will automatically start the CD/DVD driver when disc is loaded.

Apr 22, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

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My toshiba laptop powers on but doesn't boot up to windows until after i open and close my dvd drive

if there is a quick release for the drive - pop it out entirely and see if works then. You are looking at replacing the drive or motherboard.

Feb 25, 2011 | Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook

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I want to restore my toshiba satellite 5205-s503 to factory settings. please help. i tried the whole pressing f8 repeatedly thing and there are no options to restore the computer to factory settings.

You will need the restore cds that came with your laptop. Insert the restore cd in your dvd drive and restart your computer. When the message "Press any key to boot from cd" press enter.
Then follow the on screen instructions to restore your computer.


Feb 12, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

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CPU upgrade for Satellite 5205-S505

You would only get a marginal performance increase. If your laptop has 256Mb of RAM, increasing the RAM up to 1Gb (this model laptop cannot support more than 1Gb RAM) would boost the performance of the laptop.

Jun 20, 2009 | Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook

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Satellite 5205-s505 speakers aren't working, headphones OK.

Start- Control panel- Sounds and Audio Devices- In the device volume section click Advanced- Click Advanced again and check if In the other controls section 1 PC Spk mute is checked if so uncheck it If that does not work please let me know so I can help you further

Dec 09, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

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The cd/dvd drive does not work it does not even come up in my computer

check for its proper connectivity from motherboard , if ok, replace cd/dvd drive

Jul 30, 2008 | Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook

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