20 Most Recent Toshiba Satelite 5205-S505 Notebook Questions & Answers

You can get a cooler that the laptop sits on, then you plug it into a USB port. That might help cool it. Try blowing it out if you have compressed air, but from what I've seen, the cooling fins on laptop heatsinks are too close together and dust gets packed between the blades/fins.

Unless it's still under warranty, just take it somewhere local.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Feb 25, 2018

all booting is done from the hard drive and not the graphics card
if you have the monitor running directly from the mother board connections and there is a problem it could be a mother board
if you have the monitor from the graphic card connections then it could be a graphic or in both instances a problem monitor
graphic cards are around the 40 pound ($60.00aud mark so what you have been quoted is way over the top for a card
the problem may be a failing hard drive so make sure that all files , folders and data is saved on an external hard drive

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Jun 06, 2017

could be on-board issue. no fix for this but mobo replacement. e-mail me and i will try to diagnose. [email protected]

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on May 17, 2015

The Toshiba Satellite 5205 series of Notebook PC, and the S505 series model; uses an AC adapter (Charger) that produces 15 Volts DC.


You will see AC adapters sold that show 15 to 24 Volts. (DC)


This is because the AC adapter (Charger) has PFC.
Power Factor Correction,


Also I see it is just a two pin AC adapter plug, to laptop.
Center hole is Positive, outer metal cylindrical metal shell is Negative.

Go for 75 Watts or higher though, and not a 65 Watt model.

[ On the case of the AC adapter;
Input: 100 ~ 240 VAC 50-60Hz

Means it can use from 100 to 240 Volts AC, and either 50 or 60 Hertz.

Output: 15VDC 6A

Means 15 Volts DC at 6 Amp's. (Amperes)

Watch the outside dimension of the cylindrical part, and the center hole dimension. Outside cylinder may be correct, but center hole may be too small. Or vice-versa.


Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Dec 17, 2012

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011

This indicates a hard drive problem, but! first remove the hard drive and re-seat it back in place, "sometimes it goes out of position" and is enough to restart it, if no change! use your recovery disc to reload windows. Now! if it fails to load up chances are it is probably a bad hard drive, but I recommend having it tested before replacement of the hardware.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011

if there is a quick release for the drive - pop it out entirely and see if works then. You are looking at replacing the drive or motherboard.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

do last know good configuration on windows while holding f8 key when windows its booting or do system restore.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010

First - Determine if your Toshiba Satellite has built-in Wi-Fi. Open the Start menu in the lower left corner of the desktop. Choose "Control Panel" and select "Performance and Maintenance." Click on the "System" icon and click on the "Hardware" tab in the System Properties window. Click on the "Device Manager" button. Click on the plus sign next to "Network adapters." Look for a device that has "Wireless" or "WLAN" in the name. If you see this device listed, then you have built-in wireless.

Next - Turn on the wireless by holding down the "Fn" key on the keyboard and then pressing "F8" at the top of the keyboard. Press this combination until the window indicates that Wi-Fi is on. Some Toshiba notebooks have a switch on the front left side of the laptop that will turn the Wi-Fi on. Many Toshiba Satellites have an LED indicator light on the right front edge of the notebook that will turn on when the Wi-Fi is on.

Finally - Click on the Start menu in the lower left corner of the desktop. Select "My Network Places" and click on "View network connections" in the menu on the left side of the window. Double click on the "Wireless Network Connection" icon. This will open a window that lists available wireless networks. Click on the name of the network you wish to connect to and click on the "Connect" button at the bottom. Type in the password if required and connect to to the network. Open a web browser to test the connection.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Apr 15, 2010

Plug it to the AC adapter/charger and try again after 1 hr

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Mar 26, 2010

I think your windows has corrupted . Try the following.
Boot the system and hold F8 key.
Select the Last known Good Configuration.

Rebbot the system and then check

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010

try to open the computer up and remove a clock size battery next to the motherboard

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Jan 17, 2010

Did you have the computer boot up in front of you before you took delivery of it? If not BIG mistake. Can you take it back and get your money back?
If there are a one or two slots in this compartment, it could be the RAM modules. If the computer does not have any RAM it will not boot up.

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Dec 24, 2009

Sounds like the Processor fan is not working.When you turn the unit on , llisten for the fan . If it is not spinning, it is bad. The reason it shuts down is to protect your unit from further damage. Let me know what model, and I will see if I have the service manual or the instructions on how to replace the fan.

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Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Nov 20, 2009

Turn off your laptop First.Then Relies your Battery of your Laptop.open the back cover And put off the RAM of your laptop CAREFULLY,CLEAN IT WITH SOFT CLOTH.again put the RAM in the RAM slot , Cover the case .Again put on the battery on the Battery case. Now Boot the laptop

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009

check for its proper connectivity from motherboard , if ok, replace cd/dvd drive

Toshiba Satelite... | Answered on Aug 23, 2009

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