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Ihave Toshiba A205 S5880, can not play DVD I

Ihave Toshiba A205 S5880, can not play DVD I geting the massage: unable to display the video.?

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There is problem on your DVD or software which u have install that does not support the file.Most probably VLC is the only media player which can give large support for media files.Please download and install vlc media player.

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What's your protoshiba satellite A205-S5880 display function keysblem?


Remove the battery. Keep pressed power button 30 seconds. Reinsert the battery. Try again.
If not let it start like this - black screen. And press ONE TIME FN and F5 until the screen comes back again. OR FN and F9.

Apr 11, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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Screen on laptop is distorted halfway


A) Video Cable connections are loose:
Connection at the motherboard, and the connection at the back of the LCD screen, in the Display Assembly.

Both need to be checked.

[For Toshiba the Video Cable is termed LVDS Cable.

Low-Voltage Differential Signaling Cable. I will just keep referring to it as the Video Cable ]

B) Video Cable is damaged:
Observe the sheath at the motherboard side of the Video Cable?
Is there obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the cable?

If so, there may also be damage to the tiny, thin wires inside the sheath, of the Video Cable.

Due to the routing of the Video Cable under the left Hinge, the Video Cable may be pulled on. This can create a bad connection.

Due to the above also, the Video Cable's sheath may be damaged, and the wires inside.

A view of the Video Cable by itself,

http://www.batterystyle.com/toshiba-satellite-a205-s5880-cable-p-484063.html

If the Video Cable checks out to be OK, the next item is the screen Inverter.
To test a screen Inverter you need a sensitive multimeter. This usually means expensive. { Or use a known to be good, compatible screen Inverter } Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter. {Or LCD screen)

Most consumers decide to just replace the screen Inverter because;
1) If the problem isn't the screen Inverter, it is the LCD screen.
(A LOT of people buy an LCD screen, when all they really needed was a screen Inverter)

An EXPENSIVE part.
(LCD screen? $150 to $400 approximately. Screen Inverter? Usually around $22 to $48 )

2) The ease of access to replace.

As stated, if the problem isn't the screen Inverter, then it is the LCD screen.


1) With ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery, remove the Keyboard Bezel, and the Keyboard.

This is the motherboard connection side.

Display Assembly removed with Video Cable.
Now remove the Display Bezel, and LCD screen assembly, to access the Video Cable connection to the back of the LCD screen.


{NOTE*
The screen Inverter is mounted at the bottom of the LCD screen, and behind the Display Bezel }

This shows the Video Cable, and it's connection at the motherboard side,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-2.htm

Scroll down, click on the photo in Step 9.
The Video Cable is the cable to the upper Left side. Has one Red arrow pointing to the left.
The photo in Step 10 shows the Video Cable disconnected from the motherboard.

(This is Page 2 of a disassembly guide. Pages 1 through 4 are available above, and below. Page1::Page2::Page3::Page4::Find another model,
in white.
Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen) )

2) LCD screen side:

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a215/disassemble-display-panel-4.htm

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-from-toshiba-laptop/

All three links above will help you with checking the connections, or removing the cable to perform a continuity check. (Test)

Also with accessing the screen Inverter, and LCD screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 25, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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The internal microphone on my satellite a205-s5880 laptop quit working recently. I downloaded skype and it was working just fine, but then I deleted skype because I preferred gmail. I have tried to...


uninstall driver and restart your pc. After reboot your windows will automatically install driver. If not work on skype again, please verify mic with another application. After, if mic it`s ok, verify setting from skype

May 22, 2017 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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I have a fairly new Toshiba a205-s5880 laptop. I


I suggest installing a CD writing studio like Nero or there are several free ones on the net. These will help you burn a CD. Alternatively you could use a USB drive if this meets your requirements.
If you goto My Computer is the CD drive present?
Hope this helps, www.PuterCare.com

Jun 29, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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How to install windows 7 on Satellite A205-S5880


Hi,

To install Windows 7 no need for RAID driver. If you face issues in installing Windows 7 disable RAID in BIOS, install Windows 7 and then install RAID driver.

How To Manually Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 - Satellite A200/205:

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/PSAF3U-PSAF6U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf

Windows 7 Drivers page:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2060003&rpn=PSAE3U&modelFilter=A205-S5880&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663

Dec 31, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 Notebook

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XP NOT INSTALING


well dont boot through vista as it thinks ur downgrading and the micro$oft never thought of that!!

good news just put in your disk boot through your bois and presto it will work!

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Finger print sensor not working with vista in toshiba M200


here is the link :
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