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My sisters A205-S5804 laptop keeps shutting down but only when it's processing files..If it's idle it sits there for hours

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  • timcraver Nov 15, 2009

    She has Windows Vista Premium and it shuts down when running scans such as virus or spy ware scans. AVG is her Virus protection

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    sandip panchal May 11, 2010

    which os are you using? in which file processes?

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It may be overheating, when it processes files the proc gets hot i suggest a cooling pad of some type see if that helps, when it shuts down, is it hot? are you getting any messages or does it just shut down. try this: hit windows key +R and when the box pops up type eventvwr and check the system logs and see if it tells you why it's shutting down. if it's heat related it should say. let me know if you need any help

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Toshiba satellite monitor is scrambled, how to fix?


Check to see if the problem is the screen Inverter, or the graphics chipset, or the LCD screen.
Use an external monitor as a test.

If the screen of the external monitor shows a scrambled display you have a problem with the graphics chipset.

If the screen of the external monitor does Not show a scrambled display, you have a problem with the screen Inverter, or the LCD screen.

90 PERCENT of the time the fault is the screen Inverter.


External Monitor;
1) You can use a CRT monitor, (Looks like a small TV), as a VGA monitor,
Or
2) You can use a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable.

A) Laptop OFF, and monitor OFF, attach the VGA cable from the External monitor, to the VGA port on the Toshiba Satellite A205 series Notebook PC.

This is an example of a VGA cable, and it's connector, and a VGA connector on the laptop,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

B) Turn the monitor on. If it is a CRT style let it 'warm up'.
Turn the laptop on.

C) The display is supposed to automatically show up on the external monitor.
If it does not, press, and hold down on the Fn key, and also press the F5 key.

Still no?
Holding the Fn key down, tap the F5 key again.

Display good on external monitor? Problem lies with the screen Inverter, or the LCD screen.
Either OR.

Primer:
An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

An Inverter (screen Inverter) is used to convert the electricity provided by the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

As previously stated, 90 PERCENT of the time the fault is the Inverter.

Laptop open looking at the display assembly, the plastic thin frame in front of the LCD screen, and surrounds the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel. (Resembles a picture frame)

The Display Bezel is removed to access the screen Inverter.
The Inverter is right behind the Display Bezel, and located at the bottom area of the LCD screen.

The Display Assembly has to be removed from the laptop, to remove the Display Bezel.
Toshiba's term for the Display Bezel is Display Mask.

The Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook PC is one of the Satellite A205 series of Notebook PC's.
This is a link to a free Service Manual for a the Satellite A205 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Scroll down to the second Satellite heading. The one that begins with Satellite A10.
Scroll across, and click on A200.

After you click on A200 it may take as long as 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

At the top of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the right of the Down Arrow.
Go to Page 146.
4.10 Display Assembly

Page 151 shows how to remove the Display Mask.
4.11 Display Mask

Page 153 deals with the screen Inverter.
4.12 FL Inverter Board

Takes a really sensitive (Read fairly expensive) multimeter to test an Inverter.
Due to the low price, and ease of replacing, the screen Inverter is replaced to test whether the old one is bad.

Example of a screen Inverter (FL Inverter Board) for a Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook PC,

http://www.batterysupport.com/toshiba-satellite-a205-s5804-inverter-p-216526.html

Compare to the price of a replacement LCD screen,

http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/model/Toshiba/SATELLITE~A205-S5804/

To summarize so far;
1) Display shows good on external monitor. Replace screen Inverter. Still the same problem? Replace the LCD screen.

2) Display on external monitor is scrambled also?
Fault lies with the graphics chipset.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The graphics chipset is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The GPU for a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook PC (Part Number PSAF3U-0NR00V), is an Intel (Mobile) GL960 Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_mobile_chipsets

It is soldered directly to the motherboard, therefore it is Integrated Graphics.

{Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD.
The GPU is soldered to the motherboard.

In comparison if the GPU were soldered to a removable adapter card, it would be a graphics card, and Not integrated graphics }

This means if the graphics chipset is found to be bad, motherboard replacement is the solution.

{ Disassembly guide,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm }

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 05, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Notebook

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I need ethernet drivers for my Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 laptop


Hi,

I think you can try this link to download the driver for your ethernet. Hope it helps.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1909174&rpn=PSAF3U&modelFilter=A205-S5804&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

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Toshiba a205 wont enter into recovery mode


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get the download core temp off cnet.com

download and install then run it

watch your cpu core temperature

set a warning in the core temp features to alert by alarm when the temp gets above say 80 C

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My Toshiba Satellite keeps freezing. The laptop is a a205 5800 series laptop


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My toshiba satellite A205-S5804 shut off after 20 minute and i upgrade my system to windows 7 but i do not know why it shut off after 20 minute?


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Otherwise, it is overheating. But this is unlikely. Try the Power Options. If you can't find it, type Power Options in Start Search box.

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okay, pull the ram, hard drive and cd/dvd rom out. then power up the unit. see if you get a bios screen. if you do. then good. let it keep going till it says No Operating System Found. it might even beep and tell you Ram has changed press f2 to resume. go ahead. then reseat your ram one stick at a time and continue this process. in the event you reach a spot where you get the reboot issue stop and back up. whatever you added is the problem. if you get everything working correctly and you tap f2 or esc to reach your bios screen and in the bios everything is happy. then the next step is to verify if your hard drive has crashed physically or just has a hiccup in the software. in the bios there should be a hard drive test run it. it may take 2 hrs but thats fine it will let you know if the drive is bad. in the event it passes fine, then boot again and tap f8 till you get to the screen to load into safe mode. if you can get into safe mode good. from there click MY COMPUTER, right click select properties on that. go to tools and select disk check. select both checkboxes and restart your unit. allow it to run and move bad clusters to clean areas. if you are up and running GREAT! if not, you may need to replace the drive and request your Restore disks if you dont already have them

GOOD LUCK!


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