20 Most Recent Toshiba Satellite A205-S5879 Laptop Questions & Answers

System restore is the way to go. Just make sure you stop any antivirus running before you do it.

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Go to the Toshiba Support Global site http://support.toshiba.com/ This site is for the US. Insert the correct Model number then Click GO. Click the Driver and Updates Button, locate the Display driver, select the version of Windows Vista 32 or 64 Windows 7 (32 bits) or 64 bits. Download the driver and install it. Usually you should take the latest version.

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 26, 2013

Why do you want to update the BIOS of your laptop? Be careful about updating your BIOS because it might cause your computer to crash.

Or are you trying to update the drivers in your computer?

If you are having some issues with its performance, then you need to update all the outdated drivers in your computer. I know that it's a total headache if you do the update manually but don't worry because there are Automatic PC Updater like RadarSync. It will scan and update all outdated drivers in your computer.

I hope this helps!


Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

If the computer is seeing the drive try to re-install drivers first. If re-installing the drivers doesn't work your may need to replace the DVD drive.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012

How to remove the lost MASTER password.

It can be done but to tell all how to do it will remove the security of a password as it is confidential information supplied under agreement with the manufacturer and his agent.
Take it to your dealer, he can do it without any problem.

Or try this link:


If you have lost windows password, the best thing for you is creating a password reset disk.Actually,when you add a password to your pc,the first thing you should do is creating a disk in case you lost the password.But how to make a password reset disk after you have lost the password ? Follow these
You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Key
Then let's begin
Step 1.Login to a PC which can link to internet,Download and install the program from in that PC
Step 2.Run the program and burn to CD/DVD OR USB flash drive
Step 3.Turn to your locked PC,insert the newly create CD or USB to your drive.Reboot the Computer and then follow the instructions,it is very easy to use.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

Agree with LaptopRepair. The procedure for Keyboard removal is pretty close.

Wanted to add information on the FFC connector though.

If you have never dealt with a Flat Flex Cable connector, you are going to be in the dark, and could break something.

1) The flat cable from the Keyboard to the motherboard, is a Flat Flex Cable.

2) The connector on the motherboard the FFC connects to, is an FFC connector.

3) The Flat Flex Cable removes FROM the FFC connector.
> Just the flat flex cable, comes out of the connector on the motherboard.

Again, The flat cable by itself comes out of the connector, with no connector on it.

4) The FFC connector on the motherboard, does not come away from the motherboard. It is attached to the motherboard.

The FFC connector on the motherboard does not come apart in two pieces.

It opens to release the flat flex cable.

The FFC connector ONLY opens so far.
(1/8th inch ?) It is a two piece connector, but does Not come apart.

Looking at the FFC connector, you will spot a parting line going across the middle.

The top half of the connector looks like a fat T.
The two tabs on either side at the top of the Top half, make the T head shape.

These two tabs are pushed towards the LCD screen.
Ease one tab up a little, then ease the other tab up.

This opens the connector, and allows the flat flex cable to come out.

Install the flat flex cable from the New Keyboard, in the same direction as the old Keyboard's flat flex cable.

One side of the flat flex cable has exposed copper strips. (Contacts)
The other side does not.

Be sure to install the flat flex cable of the Keyboard in the correct orientation.

Do not rate this information. Just added info.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

You need to use either system restore, or download a free registry cleaner like ccleaner which you can get for free from filehippo

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2010

From what you wrote, more than likely the lcd cable is loose / damaged. Take the lcd casing apart, check the back of the lcd to make sure the cable is nice and secure, do the same with the other end that connects to the motherboard, test the lcd out BEFORE you put everything back together to determine where the problem is ;)

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 10, 2010

Hello sir, hi, this error could be several, so check this one by one:
  1. make sure your pc boots on the hard drive, not floppy, or other boot devices.
  2. If you are setting up windows boot from the CD drive.
  3. check your HARD DRIVE, this may be due to failure, format it using a low level format utility like disk manager.
  4. re-seat Hard Drive cables. use another cable if necessary.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010

first download an antivirus or anti malware, then run it into safemode, scan your laptop., then if this thing did not help, the solution to youre problem is to restore it to default factory settings.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010

Click on Start
Click on RUN
from the window Click on STARTUP tab
UnCheck all the programs related to Adobe,Java,Yahoo, MSN etc and Any update related programs,
Click Apply or OK, Restart the PC

Once you restart You will get a window of System Configuration. Click on Do not show me this window again.

Incase you find anything missing or going wrong after rebooting. Open MSCONFIG and put check on the application in STartup tab

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 26, 2010

If you used an external monitor and got nothing on it, then the problem is the video card.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

Try this helpful link.


Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010

Please resort to your installation discs that came originally with your computer package. Those install discs can be used as recovery discs. Try to do an OS repair install from those discs. If the problem still persists, I would suggest to wipe and format the hard disk and start a clean installation again. I understand your warranty expired but if it was only let's say three days ago, it should still be disputed. If your new installation doesn't work either, then I would suggest you contact your supplier to work out a replacement of your hard disk. Good luck.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 05, 2010

is it a burned disc,or does it do it with all discs,pull it out and get the make and model no. go to the manufactures web site and look for a firmware update for that drive

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

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