20 Most Recent Toshiba Satellite 1410-S173 Notebook Questions & Answers


Replace keyboard on Toshiba Satellite 1410-s173

First remove the AC adapter (Charger) if plugged in. Then remove the battery.

Next step is removing the Keypad Securing Strip. This is a plastic cover right Above the keypad, and below the LCD screen. Looking at it, you'll notice on the Left and Right sides of it, that it has a U-shape.
This U-shape covers the LCD screen hinges.

Take a small flat tip jewelers screwdriver, and come from the right side of this plastic strip. You will see a thin parting line, where this plastic strip meets the laptop body. Your flat tip goes in this parting line. You have to use finesse. It's doubtful you'll break the plastic strip, as it's REAL tough! But if you slip, you could scratch the plastic. (Actually, it's pretty hard to scratch that plastic! Just thought I would caution you. The plastic strip is made of a spaceage plastic. Pretty tough stuff!)

The plastic strip has tabs around the edges, every so often. These
plastic tabs snap into place, and hold the Keypad Securing Strip on. When you begin, it's a little tough to get that flat tip down in there. (Remember ->Jewelers screwdriver!)

Plus, you may be at one of the points that there is a tab. Usually there is a 'dimpled' flat place, that looks like a flat tip should go there.
With the flat tip jewelers screwdriver inserted a little, ease back on the screwdriver, and lift the plastic strip up.
It will look like it's bending. If you have another flat tip Jewelers screwdriver, or a small butterknife, you can insert it, and hold this part up. Then take the other flat tip, move over a little, and start lifting up.

Once this Keypad Securing Strip starts coming up, it will come to one of those tabs, and the tab will come up and out. You'll hear a POP, and think you broke it! You didn't.

Go along the edge, and keep popping this strip up. Use caution, as to how far you insert that flat tip screwdriver!
There are tiny little wires under there, and you don't want to pinch one, or tear it loose. Keep the flat tip, about a half a fingernail length in, and you won't.

Once you get towards the other side enough, the strip will let loose, and come up.
Without disconnecting the wires, see if you can lay the strip towards the back, and lay it out of the way. Towards the LCD screen. You are trying to get to the screws, that secure the keypad. They will be in a metal strip for the keypad, and towards the LCD screen.
I can't remember at this point if there are two, three, or four screws. You'll be able to see, and you'll know.

(Use Caution! You can easily drop these screws! They might go right into the body of the laptop. You MAY be lucky enough, to pick the laptop up, turn it over, and gently shake the laptop, to have them fall on the table. You MAY not be so lucky, and have to disassemble the entire laptop, to get to them!)

IF, the Keypad Securing Strip will not lay out of the way, so that you can get to the keypad screws, you'll have to remove it.
It isn't tough, but it looks daunting the first time.

You will see small White connectors in the middle of the cables.
Two wire cables, if memory serves. These connectors are small White rectangular blocks. There is a Female and a Male. You just take your fingernails, and ease the connectors apart.
Don't worry about how they go back together. They are different sizes. You just match up the size.

Now with the keypad securing screws removed, ease the keypad forward a little, and bring the front of it up to a tilted position. (Towards the LCD screen is the front of the keypad) You don't want to bring it straight up, as there is a flat ribbon cable you need to disconnect. The flat ribbon cable attaches at the back of the keypad. (Towards you) It has a White connector.

This connector is different, from the ones you have disconnected already. The connector itself has a locking 'bar'.
This thin rectangular piece of plastic, goes across the length of the connector.
It is positioned at the front of the connector. It comes forward, towards the flat ribbon cable end, that is connected to the keypad.

It slides. It only slides so far, then stops. It is at this point, that you remove the flat ribbon cable itself. The one towards the keypad. There will be No connector on that flat ribbon cable. It will be just the ribbon cable itself.

When you reattach it, you just slide the flat ribbon cable back into the White connector. Then you ease that locking bar back into position. The position that it started from.

Now reverse your steps.
12/24/2015 7:05:04 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Dec 24, 2015

Message windows appear to be in another language

The simpe solution is to right-click on the Toolbar associated with your START button and select the appropriate language. However, this is not available on all versions of Windows on all machines. Therefore, just go to Control Panel and select Regional and Language Options and select the right language. In some versions of Windows the title of this choice in Control Panel may vary. Also, finding the path to Control Panel differs in different versions of Windows -- whatever version, the absolutely certain way is to use your Help & Support function and type Control Panel in the Search-box.
10/12/2013 2:48:55 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Oct 12, 2013

Toshiba 1410 cooling fan replacement

Contact a Toshiba repair center in your area, Alternatively a computer technician will do.DIY install, components may be found on Gumtree or e-Bay.Take care!damnor01
4/29/2012 11:24:11 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 29, 2012

How to change RTC battery of Toshiba Satellite

RTC battery is located underneath the palmrest - to the left of the touchpad - they don't usually die, as they are Lion rechargeables. Unless your Satellite 1410 is losing date and time every time it is turned off, you probably don't need to replace it. But if you need to replace it, make darn sure that you replace it with a rechargeable and nothing else.

If you need to get to it, you'll need to remove the keyboard, then the square aluminum bracket above the heatsink, then get to the bottom, remove all the F6 and F26 screws, then you must make sure to disconnect the WiFi antennas. After that, the top case (including the palmrest) will unsnap from the bottom case and you'll be able to see the RTC battery.
9/3/2011 11:03:51 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 03, 2011

0x00000002 from 1 and a


The stop code 0x00000002 normally appears when unit fails to install the Language Pack update from Microsoft. Check the below link for the instruction on how to manually install Language Pack to correct the issue.


Hope this helps.
5/27/2011 1:46:42 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on May 27, 2011

I bought a laptop at

The solution will offer many approaches to resolving a BIOSpassword you need removed.

1. Using a Backdoor BIOS password
Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password isa BIOS password that works regardless of what any other user has set as a BIOSpassword. Although manufacturers change these passwords with newerreleases of hardware, it's worth trying these passwords first before employingmore time-intensive methods.


One reported Award backdoor BIOS password is eight spaces. Other reported Awardbackdoor BIOS passwords include 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 ,ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW,AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo,d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter,PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, andZJAAADC.

Phoenix:Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, andPHOENIX.

Other Manufacturers: VOBIS & IBM - merlin Dell - Dell Biostar - Biostar Compaq - Compaq Enox - xo11nE Epox - central Freetech - Posterie IWill - iwill Jetway - spooml Packard Bell - bell9 QDI - QDI Siemens - SKY_FOX SOYO - SY_MB TMC - BIGO Toshiba - Toshiba 2.Using Software to Reset BIOS Password Thereare two programs that can be used to reset the BIOS password: !BIOS andCmosPwd. !BIOSwill recover the BIOS password for most common BIOS versions, including IBM,American Megatrends Inc, Award and Phoenix. You can download it here.Click on Download DOS executable. CmosPwd will recover the BIOS password for the following BIOSversions:
  • AMI WinBIOS 2.5
  • Award 4.5x/4.6x/6.0
  • Compaq (1992)
  • Compaq (New version)
  • IBM (PS/2, Activa, Thinkpad)
  • Packard Bell
  • Phoenix 1.00.09.AC0 (1994), a486 1.03, 1.04, 1.10 A03, 4.05 rev 1.02.943, 4.06 rev 1.13.1107
  • Phoenix 4 release 6 (User)
  • Gateway Solo - Phoenix 4.0 release 6
  • Toshiba
  • Zenith AMI
You can download CmosPwd here. Scroll down andlook for Cmos password recoverytools 5.0 (October 2007) and click the zip that contains a hyperlink.

In order to use these two programs you will need toboot into DOS from a Windows 98 disk or create a DOS boot disk that you can burnto CD or copy to a flash drive. If you don't know how to do this, thenpost back and I can post further instructions.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

4/15/2011 7:37:34 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 15, 2011

My laptop does not turn on when i press the power


First, there is a problem that is why the laptop is not coming on.
What you should do is try to remove the battery and inserting it back in, then try to turn it in again.
If it does the same, then try to open up the laptop, remove the battery, then the hard disk and other components in the unit, then you fix them back and make sure they are properly seated. Then you reassemble it back together and then turn it on.

If it still does not come on, then you will have to charge it properly then turn on, this time, i beleive it should come on.

Take care
10/17/2010 3:40:02 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Oct 17, 2010

Unlock function key

you can fix the problem by following the steps

  1. tep 1 Check the manual that came with your laptop and locate the section on the function of each keyboard key. Open your web-browsing program and navigate to the support section of the website if you do not have the manual that originally came with your laptop (see Resources below). Use the drop-down menus on the support page to choose the specific product line and then model of your laptop.
  2. Step 2 Click on the "Product Support" link and then navigate to the "Manuals" section of the page. Click on the link to open a PDF version of the manual for your laptop. Browse down to the section about the functions of the keyboard keys.
  3. Step 3 Find the sequence of keys you need to press to unlock the function key on your laptop and note them down. Press and hold the function key on the keyboard and then press the other keys required to unlock it.
  4. Step 4 Try using the most standard keyboard combinations if you don't have the manual or it does not give any information about the function key. Press the function key and then the shift key and see if it successfully unlocks the function key. Attempt using the other standard keys in conjunction with the function key, such as the "F11," "F12" and "Ctrl" keys.
  5. Step 5 Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop. Check the light above the "Numlock" key on the external keyboard and see if it is turned on. Press the key and make sure the light is turned off and then remove the keyboard to unlock the function key.

9/22/2010 5:17:22 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 22, 2010

No enciende

wat do u mean?
4/20/2010 6:59:18 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 20, 2010

I have loaded Ubuntu 9.10 on my Toshiba 1410. The

lol hmm same answer again use hirnes boot cd google it
1/27/2010 2:02:51 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jan 27, 2010

My screen needs adjusting how do I do this

Hi There,
Right click the screen select properties, then the list on top will give you what you want. Its the settings part that gives the screen resolution. If that dont work go to your manufacture and download drivers. Another way is the blank side right click and you probs have something ticked there that gives you the area down the side. This is the part you should do first...Hope this helps...Please let me no...
11/17/2009 9:48:41 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Nov 17, 2009

Wont turn on... No battery... But when plugged in

take it to an expert could be a hardwre issue
11/15/2009 8:15:38 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Nov 15, 2009

On start up my computer says rtc battery is low or

Your RTC battery or CMOS battery is either dead or too low to keep the correct settings, windows will not operate correctly without the proper date and time kept. This battery has to be replaced for your system to operate. Below is the service manual that will advise you of the proper procedure to replace the battery. Once the battery is replaced, reboot the laptop, go to the BIOS screen and reset the date and time, then reboot as normal. In the case of your particular laptop, the laptop has to be disassembled down to the lower case and motherboard. The included service manual has the procedure for this.


11/11/2009 1:40:33 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Nov 11, 2009

Laptop will not start up. How do I restore back

you have to re format it again
9/23/2009 10:27:24 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 23, 2009

Power cord light blinking, laptop won't turn on,

try taking the battery out and leaving it out for 20 minutes putting it back in and putting the power cord bk in. this will delete cache memory and should work. if not there is a problem with the laptops internal power unit
8/12/2009 10:08:37 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 12, 2009

\windows\system32\config\system is missing or


You can repair your system by inserting the cd windows xp installer in your disk drive then go to setup mode by restarting your system and booting in the CD or you can reinstall your system to replace new and fresh set of files for your operating system and its services operates normally and effectively.

8/7/2009 7:15:08 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 07, 2009
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