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My Toshiba A70 Satellite laptop

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4/20/2017 9:40:36 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 20, 2017

There is a code needed when i turn on my laptop,i dont know how to get around this

Is it the activation code? Check the bottom of the laptop. If not, please describe the issue in more detail.
4/23/2014 2:21:17 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 23, 2014

Sound driver

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My computer says Direct3D acceleration is unavailable

You need to enable 3d option from graphic properties but if you have not then you need to use an extra 3d vga card.Good Luck
8/22/2012 4:51:53 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 22, 2012

So I put my computer into recovery and it full

DIsk might be scatch or the DVD player needs cleaning. It sounds like both. Your LP should continue with reformatting
4/7/2011 8:41:17 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Hello, I am trying to trouble shoot a Toshiba

Hi Barb,

On the Toshiba A70 you should try holding down the fn key at lower left and pressing the F5 key which is the video transfer keyboard command for pretty much every Toshiba laptop. Otherwise, their little pictograms on the F keys almost always have a tiny representation of a laptop next to a monitor.

Hope this is helpful.
9/9/2010 4:11:24 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 09, 2010

How to boost cooling fans on Toshiba SATELLITE A70

There is no way to "boost" the fans. I'm assuming the fan runs.
Buy a laptop cooler from a local store. They come with USB fans that will assist with cooling. Also, never use a laptop on anything but a hard surface, never on a blanket or on your lap.
9/3/2010 8:16:42 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 03, 2010

My computer doesnt start when the battery is in.

There may be a short in the battery, you need to try another to see if its a battery fault or laptop fault.
7/6/2010 11:25:38 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jul 06, 2010

Sound driver needed for A 70 ????

look up toshiba sound drivers on google
6/20/2010 6:35:24 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jun 20, 2010

Start in safe mode

probably by pressing f12 or f8
3/14/2010 5:09:35 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Mar 14, 2010

What price is a motherboard for a Toshiba A70

$75 to $89 on ebay.
3/9/2010 7:29:37 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Mar 09, 2010

My Dell Latitude D520,I think I shut it to hard.

You most probably have broken your screen.Plug in a monitor,and it should work.P.S. Don't get mad and slam any more lids. They are fragile. Sorry.
2/21/2010 7:39:08 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Feb 21, 2010

Laptop wont even attempt to load windows??

With this kind of problem, you must put in the Windows software disk and boot. Then select repair Windows from the list. This option will attempt to correct the problem.
If you do not have the disc, boot into the repair / diagnostic mode from the boot screen. See if there is an option to create boot disks.

1/4/2010 7:30:47 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jan 04, 2010


1. Restart your system.

2. When the POST screen comes, press F8 key repeatedly untill you see the 'Advanced Boot Options' screen.

3. Select "Repair Your Computer ".

4. A windows will open, select "Comlpete PC Restore" Or "Full Factory Recovery" option.

5. Follow the instructions.

6. It will ask you to "Select the Recovery Location / Drive" Or "Insert the Recovery CD/DVD"!

7. Now, the recovery process will start. It will take about 30-45 minutes.

8. You will get the options like : "Partition all drives", "Format all drives", "Fromat System drive (C: drive)", etc.

9. Select only "Format system drive (C: drive)". This helps you to prevent erasing your data on other drives (like, D: ,E: ,F: , etc) .

10. The system will restart multiple times and you will get message "Recovery Successful"!

11. Don't forget to create a 'Restore Point' after successful recovery...it will help later in case of any crash!

tell me if it helps...tc! :)
1/4/2010 4:49:53 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Jan 04, 2010

Toshiba satellite A70-KL1 notebook shuts down

Scan the Computer using any latest updated anti virus program for any potential threat.

If the computer is not infected by any virus or trojan then you may also try performing System restore to the time when the Computer worked normally.

If the Computer keeps shutting down randomly after turning ON then the Power Supply Unit in the Notebook requires service.
9/15/2009 3:08:49 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 15, 2009

My tosiba a70-kl1 starts up with a black screen

You haved enabled the capability for your computer to "boot" itself by reading from a boot-server connected to your network-cable.

But, the network-cable is unplugged, resulting in the "check cable" message.

What this _could_ mean is that the computer primarily tried, and failed, to boot from your disk-drive, and secondarily tried, and failed, to boot from your CD-ROM, and so it made a tertiary triy, which failed, to boot from the "network", i.e., that your hard-drive is not functioning.

Reboot, and enter "BIOS setup", and disable the "boot from network" option, to get rid of those error-messages. But, it's still possible that your disk-drive is malfunctioning.

9/14/2009 9:34:02 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Sep 14, 2009

Toshiba Satellite A70 notebook hangs at

sounds like you have ati graphics,make sure you are using the right driver,there are a lot of them,is there a graphics program in the add remove programs that you are forgetting about,,try uninstalling all the monitors in the device manager along with the display driver,if nothing works just boot to windows disc on restart using f12 or whatever key gives you the one time boot menu,and repair or reinstall xp,how are you planning to flash bios?be very carefull! if you cant even get windows to boot up,but you can still access the bios on restart,the bios arent your problem,its windows xp,try repair option first otherwise delete all partitions on hd,create new partition format and start fresh,good rule of thumb if the comptuer turns on and you can access the bios,then leave the bios alone!set them to factory default reinstall windows then when your up and running get the correct bios upgrade and flash good luck
8/12/2009 10:48:01 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Won't boot up


You are experiencing a total boot failure in loading your operating system due to some corrupted files then that is why you are not able to boot your operating system. Then i suggest that in order for you to boot up your Operating system you have to reinstall your operating or repair your operating system to have a fresh and ready to used new installed or repaired Operating system.

8/7/2009 7:38:57 AM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 07, 2009

Toshiba Cd drive won't close

There must be a small part locking mechanism that broke or lose thread inside your dvd drive. gently open it and you will see it.
8/1/2009 3:52:13 PM • Toshiba... • Answered on Aug 01, 2009
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