20 Most Recent Toshiba Satellite M60 Notebook Questions & Answers

You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 10, 2012

Have you tried an external monitor?

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If the display shows on the external monitor that proves your video card is ok and your lcd screen is the issue. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If is shows on the external monitor, then you would have to question if the new screen and lcd inverter is bad. Just because they are new don't mean they work. Are you sure you purchased the lcd screen and inverter that is for your model?

Toshiba... | Answered on May 24, 2012

Free Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite M60 series of Notebook PC's,


Scroll down to the second Satellite heading. The one that begins with Satellite A10.
Drop down to the third line, and scroll across. Left-click on M60.

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

In the Bookmarks menu to the left, click on - Appendix F Series Screw Torque List
Gives you the torque specs for the screws, but also names the size, number of screws, and where they go.

You can also go step by step in disassembling through the manual, and record what screws, and where they go.
(Starting on Page 104. {Using the page number box at the top header of the PDF file)

[ Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
If a multi-compartment container is not available, a clean egg carton can be used as a substitute.
Label each egg holder ]

Pictorial guide,


The main thing to remember is to follow Anti-Static Precautions!
I suggest you use an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source.
(I use an empty desktop computer case, and connect to the metal frame when working on laptops)
An ESD wrist strap averages around $3 to $5.

From a quick search just now I see a lot of listings on Ebay for a motherboard. (Toshiba Satellite M60 series)
NOT advertising for Ebay.

Better look at the ID number on the board, and buy the same board.
This way the BIOS program, and motherboard chipset will be the same.

[When Windows is installed on a computer, it assigns hash values to major hardware components in the computer.

Processor, Motherboard, (Motherboard chipset, BIOS program, and version, to be more specific), graphics 'engine' (GPU), and harddrive, for a few examples.

Change any two of these components, and Windows will want to be reactivated.
(Not registered, Activated)

Changing a motherboard changes two components.
Motherboard chipset, (Two I.C.'s actually), and BIOS program.

Use the same motherboard intended, and Windows won't throw up a flag ]

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Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011

With the replacement price being so low, it is not worth worrying about.
Checkout ebay for a good price.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

try delet your connection and reinstaling your connection.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

Sounds like corrupted hard drive. Either physical shock, or even possible virus damage.
Use recovery disk or partion, reload system from scratch.
This will wipe out all exsisting data.
Sorry to be bearer of bad news.. Check here for support options information and downloads..

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

First of all do you see anything on the screen, but really really dark, or is it pitch black. If you see something but it is black, then it is your screen backlit bulb and needs to be replaced. If it is just pitch black and nothing, then it mostly your inverter or a loose connection between your base to your screen since laptop tends to open and close alot.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

First, you need to make sure it is not a power supply problem. Please follow the diagnostic tests explained in this article:

Once you made sure it is not a power supply problem, perform the next batch of diagnostics tests outlined in this article:

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

First open back cover of laptop then reconnect RAM memory and then check.Also check are you able to enter in bios or not.This problem occurs when your harddrive is not recognized in bios or windows system files are damaged. For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or ALt+F2 key to enter in bios. Then disable SATA if it was enabled. Then save settings also go to boot menu and set first boot device as harddrive save settings then check. If still same issue then boot computer with windows disk then follow the procedure and choose Repair option then it will repair windows . then it will be working fine. Let me know if you need further assistance.Thanks for using FixYa.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

Check for a listing on ebay.

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

Update ur sound driver & use reginout regcleaner to fix ur problem

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 09, 2010

Utilize the FN and one of the F keys that has the bluetooth logo on it simultaneosly. That usually turns it on and off.

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010

This website has a right hinge for sale:




These are the hinges that I know about. If you need more resources or other brackets, let me know.

Toshiba... | Answered on May 01, 2010

Sounds to me like your inverter has gone bad. Typically it's situated just below your LCD. To get to it you will have to take out the screws around the LCD bezel. It's a long, skinny circuit board that the LCD plugs into. You can usually find a replacement on Ebay. Just be sure that you're ordering the correct part, otherwise it may not fit or work properly. I've also had times when the entire LCD was going bad and the display was full of squiggly lines. It's hard to say which one is the cause. I would try replacing the inverter first. That part is usually much cheaper than the LCD is.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010

If you know for sure the ac adapter is okay and the laptop won't turn on then its got to be the motherboard that is bad cause that is where the power goes thru to start.

Take out the battery and only hook up the ac adapter and see if the laptop will turn on then, if it does then that means the battery needs to be recharged up or bad if it won't charge up.

If you take the battery out and the laptop still won't turn on then you know for sure motherboard is bad.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010

This is probably due to a complete failure of the internal hard drive.
This laptop uses a 2.5" IDE hard drive.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

Well the laptop shuts down suddenly so as to protect your CPU chip from getting fried. It's caused by overheating due to dust or improper chips contact with copper pipe.
You need to take the laptop apart & clean it particularly the air vent allowing hot air to move out.
Then you need to see if the CPU chip & (sometimes the chip on the motherboard), is having good contact with the copper pipe. If it's the case, you need to apply a good thermal grease on the chips after cleaning the old grease. Replace back all the stuffs back again.
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Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

The motherboard is going bad in your laptop if it takes all that to get it to turn on. If your laptop is under warranty, I would get a hold of Toshiba or the store you got the laptop from and complain. Regardless, the motherboard is whats bad in that laptop since the voltage goes thru that board. It also controls how the laptop turns on.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

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