20 Most Recent Toshiba Satellite M305-S4826 Laptop Questions & Answers

Check your bios settings, for boot order and hdd.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014

My M305-S4910 was doing the same thing. After some research, I replaced the video cable. The flickering was not as bad, but still there. I just replaced the inverter, and the pink line beneath the toolbar is now gone and so is the flickering. :-)

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 31, 2014

Try change inverter new couse it video hardware doesnt work wituot inverter cut off chek ir and coment

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 26, 2013

disconnect the external screen.
Restart the computer HOLD the keys CTRL+f12 or f12 depend or you model or mark, and go to restore factory default and try again.

If the problem persist RUN your software diagnostic coming with your computer or download from your manafacturer supplier
for easy diagnostic and fix it.

God bless you

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 10, 2013

remove the battery pack and power source. make sure nothing is plugged into the laptop. hold down on the power button for 30 seconds. then reinstall battery, plug the the adapter into a known live power source (the real reason for your problem) and power it up!

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012

Hi gent010


Here is the link to Official Toshiba Repairs Support Website with the contact details and link for Toshiba spare parts:


Here is a list of regional Toshiba spare parts distributors:


I hope this helps.

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Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

what exactly do you mean by factory settings? Are you looking to install a fresh copy of windows or just reset the bios on the motherboard?

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011

go to the manufactures website select your laptop and the answers will be there


Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011

If you are getting numbers when you type, try fn+f11, this is for number lock which treats the keyboard as a number pad

Toshiba... | Answered on May 05, 2011

You can try to Repair your Windows using the Windows installation CD (for Repair choose R when prompted). You can let the automatic repair to try and fix it, if that doesn't work upon restart reboot and start the Repair again, but this time select Command Prompt or Console and put in "bootrec /rebuildbcd" without the quotes.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
2.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
3.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
4.Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
5.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
6.At the command prompt, Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd and then press ENTER.
7.If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
8.If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

1.Restart the computer

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010

Try connecting it to an external monitor and check.
If the same issue persists, its an issue with the video card.
Or else it will be the LCD screen or the connecting cable.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010

Seems that you have a faulty LCD cable. The LCD cable transfers data signal from the motherboard & video card to the LCD screen. It also supplies high voltage DC power to the screen inverter board. The screen inverter board works as a power supply for the backlight lamp mounted inside the LCD screen. It converts low voltage DC power to high voltage AC power needed for the backlight lamp. You will need to replace this cable to fix the problem permanently.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

If you are being asked for a boot menu password, then you must have set one (or. if you got the computer from another person, they must have set one).
This laptop does not have the password set by default.
If you can't find the password, you have no alternative but to dissassemble the computer and remove the backup battery and clear the CMOS on the motherboard.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

I have a M305-S4831, the screen started flickering a couple months ago and it seemed that the problem was related to the position of the open screen.

Somewhere I read that the cable connector has very tiny contacts and one may need a new monitor cable. Well, this is what I did with fantastic results:

1. I removed the 4 screen frame screws which are under the 4 plugs.
2. Carefully remove the frame, there are the normal plastic snap into place clips around the frame on all four sides. Use a very thin screwdriver or knife blade to get the first of the clips to release then just keep going around until all clips are free. CAUTION: the wireless antenna cable goes along the left side of the screen from bottom to just around the top left corner.
3. Notice the cloth covered cable on the left side that ends with a white plastic plug set. Mine was "secured" by a small piece of yellowish scotch tape.
4. Gently unplug the connection, I used my fingernails ever so slowly to get it apart, then reconnect together. This 'scrapes' the contacts clean a bit.
5. Get out your favorite hot glue glue gun and heat it up. Then I just hotglued the cable to the cover inside surface for about a half inch distance backward from the white plug. I secured not only the cable but also a bit on the connector itself as well.
6. Now when I open and close the lid, the cable end is fully secured but the cable is still free to twist as required.
7. Restart the computer and check your screen by carefully moving the cover...the screen should not flicker any more.
8. Reinstall the monitor frame and 4 screws and plugs.
9. Enjoy a normal monitor.
10. I did not want to buy anything, and I figured I had nothing to loose by trying this. So far it has worked for me.

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010

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