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How do I lock my Toshiba Satellite L500 laptop

You can put a Power On Password of your Toshiba, this will prevent unauthorized access to youe laptop. If you forget this password then you will have problems unlocking your Toshiba.
The Power on Password is configured in the BIOS under sercuity settings.
You can also put a password on the hard drive and if your Toshiba is stolen and they remove the hard drive out of your Toshiba into another laptop they cannot get access to the data on your hard drive.
NOTE if you forget the hard disk password you will not be able to access your hard disk.
2/16/2022 7:48:37 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Feb 16, 2022

I have a toshiba l755d, how do you use the

is your laptop Bluetooth ready or is it Bluetooth enabled?
To find out if it is Bluetooth ready go to control panel and see if you can see a Bluetooth icon anywhere if you have then just click the Bluetooth icon and it will take you through a setup wizard to connect to your phone or any Bluetooth device.

If it's not there then your laptop is most likely Bluetooth ready which means it can support Bluetooth, so you will have to buy a Bluetooth adapter which are fairly cheap.

hope this helps.
1/13/2017 6:38:50 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jan 13, 2017

My Toshiba L505 laptop turns off after getting on IE or Moz.

Your issue may be caused by over heating, Bad capacitors, and issues with your power source.
9/15/2016 9:32:15 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 15, 2016

Laptop opening up at phoenix securecore tiano

Hi fantailbllue...

Turn on your computer, go into safe mode by press the F8 key on top of your keyboard while starting up.
This will start you in the SAFE MODE.
Select Safe Mode.
From there, go into your User accounts and either delete the account and/or change the password
Be sure and write it down this time.
I would make a password boot disk/cd while you're at it that way if you lost the paper, you will always have a back-up on the disk/cd.
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4/30/2016 4:17:23 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 30, 2016

My toshiba l500 satelite laptop screen has rainbow coloured vertical stripes - could you advise

1. Verify/rule out the graphics card by connecting to an external monitor. 2. Proceed to replace the video cable or LCD. The cable is much cheaper to replace first and is the more likely cause if the screen hasn't suffered physical damage or impacts.
6/13/2015 7:55:31 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jun 13, 2015

Security lot slot

Security ?lot? slot... Do you mean security lock slot? There is a hole at the back of the computer which takes a device called a Kingston lock which is used to secure a laptop to a desk to prevent theft. It looks like this 24768706-lusxif0g25j2rqcthmj0js2k-5-0.jpg
3/12/2015 11:34:29 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Mar 12, 2015

How do i restore my computer back to the oringal speck

If you have the documentation it should tell you which f button to go into the recovery section on your computers keyboard if it has a recovery partition a lot of older ones don't in which case you'll most likely need the recovery disc which should have come with it or an operating disk with it's key to reinstall it. Before that you could try starting in safe which will also be one of the f keys some also have an fn key which you have to press at the same time as the f key that's normally by the windows key.
3/7/2015 12:01:43 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Mar 07, 2015


could be ur software is bugged or defective or ur burner reader has gone bad. Try updating dvd reader software or replacing it with another there is free software for that on internet
1/29/2015 7:16:32 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jan 29, 2015

My internal wireless does not work. Is there another way i can enable wireless? Ive heard about wireless network adapter cards but dont know much about them. please help :)

Other than repairing the internal wireless, obtaining a Wireless USB Adapter is one way to deal with this. (USB must be properly functioning on your notebook of course). These devices look very much like a USB memory stick.
12/11/2014 5:42:55 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Dec 11, 2014

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-S5990. I've

1. Turn the laptop up side down.
2. Remove the plates one at a time till you find a button cell about3/4 inches wide.
3. Remove this button cell for a minute or so.
4. Replace the button cell.
5. Close the plate.
6. Start using the laptop.
12/6/2014 10:07:35 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Dec 06, 2014

Why is my computer running slow and why is it taking me so long to open my searches.

If you want a faster computer, disable unused Windows features like Windows aero and hibernate feature.
Update your Windows system and your antivirus once a week.
Make sure you scan your computer.
Disable unused start up program to make your computer start faster.
Enable boot defrag.
I recomended you to use Advanced System Care from IOBIT, or any tune up program to maintain your computer more easily.
9/12/2014 12:28:35 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 12, 2014

Computer shuts down even during operation system install

It seems pretty deffenant the over heat problem was not fixxed very well. Demand they stand behind their work & fix it again.
8/28/2014 7:29:28 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 28, 2014

No display on toshiba satellite l300

Check your screen cable. I suggest you to take it to an expert to fix it.
8/1/2014 11:29:44 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 01, 2014

How to on wifi

If you have a WiFi switch button(usually a button with radio logo on top), you can turn it by switching.
But, if you don't, try to find it on your keyboard (usually in function key with radio logo on it) and combine with FN key.
But, if still won't on, check your BIOS configuration.
But if still won't on, you can fix it by updating your BIOS. But I suggest you to take it to an expert to fix the problem.
8/1/2014 11:22:01 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 01, 2014

Codgo de setup

You should be able to disassemble the back of the laptop make sure there isn't a battery or any power going to it of course locate the cos battery and remove it for about 20 seconds and reinsert it. Thus should clear the bios and it's password. If this doesn't work please let me know.
6/24/2014 5:10:13 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jun 24, 2014

Restore FN + F8 key to reactivate Wi-Fi on Toshiba Satellite L500

Hi, My laptop didnt enable the wifi with the fn+f8 key. I even reset the cmos and nothing. Then I went to toshiba drivers website and after installing the "thku" "toshiba hotkey utility" the fn+f8 start working and enable/disable the wifi. It now shows a popup windows when I press the fn+f8 key. Before the wifi led was always off. Windows detected the wifi device but nothing on the wifi available list. Now the led is always on, starts orange when I turn on the pc and blue when connected.
5/20/2014 4:03:28 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on May 20, 2014

Bios password

I always use a bios password. Can you access your bios (also called CMOS) I am sure there is a bios reset (usually a jumper you install over two metal prongs on the motherboard) or other method to reset your bios to factory.
4/22/2014 3:50:16 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 22, 2014
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