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Toshiba Satellite 17" L355-S7812 Gaming Resolution Problem

I just purchased a Satellite series laptop from a local Best Buy retailer. Immediately i was taken by its preformance and am overall impressed, but i would not be here if i did not have a complaint or problem. When i try to change my Toshibas screen resolution, the resolution does not change -- The screen just gets small and black bars coat the sides of it. Whenever i try to play a full-screen video game on this laptop it never fits my screen so i have to work with a tiny box in the center. I would like to know how to really set my games to full-screen and how to change resolution while keeping the whole 17" screen i paid for.

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This is a common problem with Toshiba Notebooks. Their driver is locked onto Intel version 13.29 which is a buggy driver that has an issue keeping the aspect ratio settings in the control panel. You will want to download Intel's 15.9 drivers (the zip file for developers) and force that driver to install on the notebook by manually installing the driver in the device manager.

Another fix is to enable hot keys in the intel graphics control panel and press control , shift , f11 when the game starts to change the aspect ratios of the screen.

Its annoying yes and I wish i would have known about this myself before purchasing a toshiba sattlelite.

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Hi

i saw the same problem with few Hp machines running vista..

uninstall your antivirus and then try it..

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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Toshiba satellite won't go on


Hello. It sounds like either...

1. Your power adapter is damaged/not working. Look and see if a LED is illuminating on the power adapter. If it is chances are it is working fine and the problem may lie on your laptop. If not replace it. The easiest way to tell if your power adapter is bad is to go out to Wal-Mart or your local technology store and purchase one of their universal power adapters. They are expensive but you can buy it, try it, and return it if it does not solve the problem.

If you are going to buy a new toshiba ac adapter, you may consider the following toshiba l355 charger:
Replacement Toshiba Satellite L355 AC Adapter 90Watt 19V 4.74A

OR

2. The DC pin on your laptop is bent/broken/loose. Look at where your power adapter plugs in on your laptop. Get a paper clip, bend it out to make a long paper clip and slightly push its tip on the pin inside your laptop. If the pin moves chances are either the DC pin needs to be soldered down or needs to be replaced. The part is usually cheap around $10 but the labor can cost more than $50

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Toshiba satellite L355-S7812 keeps crashing


You might have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below...

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

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Can i replace a toshiba l355-s7901 motherboard with a toshiba l355-s7915 motherboard


Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to state yes, except the s7901 has hot keys in the center strip under the LCD screen. Above the Keyboard, where the Power On button is located. The s7915 doesn't.

Toshiba Satellite l355-s7901,

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Toshiba-Satellite-L355D-S7901.14988.0.html

You can click on the photos towards the bottom to enlarge.

Toshiba Satellite l355-s7915,

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Toshiba-Satellite-L355-S7915.19879.0.html

Same with the photos at the bottom.

I know this doesn't seem like a very professional answer/solution, but in viewing both of the laptops the ports, (USB, DC Power Jack, etc.), and the peripherals, (DVD optical drive, add-in card drive, etc.), seem to be in the same place.

Viewing a Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite l350 series of Notebook PC's, shows removal procedures to be the same across the board, no matter what model deviation it is.
As long as it's one of the Satellite l350 series.

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

Go down to the second Satellite file header. The one that starts with Satellite A10.
Now go down to the second line, and then go across to L350, and click on it.

This is a PDF file. May take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page, and additional time to fully download.

Do I know for a fact they will interchange? No, I do not.
I'm willing to bet strongly that they will.

Nov 20, 2010 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L355 - S7812. I Installed Windows xp on it however my sound is not working. How can I fix this? Where can I find the correct sound driver for this laptop? I've looked everywhere....


Hi try going to your control panel, system, hard ware then device manager. Look for your sound device, its probalbly got the yellow ?, click the + and right click audio, try updating your driver from here. If not go to the Toshiba website and down load the latest driver, install then reboot. Hope this helps?

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I installed windows xp on my Toshiba Satellite L355-S7812. But I can hear no sound. Where can i find the drivers to get my sound to work? Or how can i fix it? Thanks in advance.


You can download any/all the Windows XP device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their download page. Make sure
you enter the model of your laptop so you can get the correct drivers.
Please click on this link: -
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
http://blitware.com/adpages/driverfetch/manufacturer/?manufacturer=Toshiba&gclid=CMOVxNCBx6ACFSgnawodoHNGbA

Jun 14, 2010 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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How do I install windows xp pro sp3 on my Toshiba L355 S7812 laptop? Each time I try to install windows setup can not find the hard disk.


Check in your bios if it sees your HDD in there, typically it is F1, F2 or DEL key while posting.
Is the laptop running an OS?

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L355-S7812 missing wireless adapter driver


http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1998632&rpn=PSLD0U&modelFilter=L355-S7812&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=1998632|PSLD0U here is your link i assume you can download you will need two files
security utility wifi and bluetooth lan utility wifi they are to be downloaded.open file and run the software
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XP DRIVERS for Toshiba L355-S7812


here are the XP drivers I have found for that model system:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modItemList.jsp?BV_SessionID=%40%40%40%401773750978.1210856642%40%40%40%40&BV_EngineID=ccceadeedkhgjelcgfkceghdgngdgmn.0&ModelDLOS=Windows+XP%7C132594&ModelDLCat=null&BV_SessionID=%40%40%40%401773750978.1210856642%40%40%40%40&BV_EngineID=ccceadeedkhgjelcgfkceghdgngdgmn.0&ListType=Model&ct=DL&moid=1998632&rpn=PSLD0U&OrderBy=D&PublicStartIndex=25&PrivateStartIndex=0&PublicCutOff=&PrivateCutOff=&AddOldPublicItems=false&AddOldPrivateItems=undefined&all_docs=false&x=39&y=12

If you cannot find a specific driver, then post the driver you need and I'll see if I can find it.

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