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Satellite P300 recovery issue

Q: Satellite P300 recovery issue

Hey guys!!

I really need your help. I wanna get my laptop back as new. Done it a few times before thru HDD RECOVERY, but I cant anymore as the HDD RECOVERY entry is missing. However, I found in here a thread where it says to use a USB stick with toshiba HDD RECOVERY folder (which is on my laptop in a separate drive), but then when I boot the laptop thru USB it says BOOTMGR IS MISSING press CRT ALT DEL.
Any ideas please?!
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Preferred Solution: Satellite P300 recovery issue

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i bougt a toshiba satellite pro P300-1bd. With this laptop, there is Dolby sound room on the pc.

I installed my P300-1bd with the recovery disk with XP. I upgraded the pc with windows vista business edition.

Before installation i had an excellent sound, with a good bass.

Now, after te recorey, the sound is very bad.

I installed the drivers for audio en sound card.
But, what do i have to do to get my good sound back.
I cant find sound room on internet so that i can install it. But i dont know if that is the problem.

Can anyone help me, to get my perfect sound back.

Thank you in advance.

Message was edited by: melina

A:Satellite Pro P300-1bd - No dolby sound room after recovery


The Toshiba European driver page provides two Conexant sound drivers for this notebook model.
+Sound Driver
+Sound Driver

I recommend checking the newer version
Uninstall the older driver firstly in device manager.

Reboot the unit and install the new downloaded driver.

Hope this helps to get better sound quality :)
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Hi Folks

I tried to upgrade my BIOS on my Satellite pro P300 series laptop, and it seems to have gone wrong. I have now read a lot about the winphlash version going wrong. I managed to create a recovery CD, and it starts the flash procedure, and almost runs to the end, but then cuts out and reboots. I have no idea how to fix this. I am sure I have the correct BIOS and recovery procedure. I can start my laptop up with Ubuntu, but I do not really want to get rid of my windows installation.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Satellite Pro P300 BIOS flash not running through to en from recovery CD


Did you try to flash the BIOS within the Windows OS?

The BIOS is win-based and you could flash the ROM module using the win based BIOS version.

For that you need an installed Windows OS.

Found a very interesting HowTo doc about the BIOS update.
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years ago i bought this laptop and months ago its was very lazy so i upgrade it to win and now with in months its laziest then before what i need is factory restore so i get back my original with issue Toshiba problem Factory a Default i have P300 satellite winVista which is in Recovery Partation hidden drive in Manuel its says turn off lapy and then turn on keep pressing F there will be option for Computer repair etc but there is no such option while i do that then i did some google search where it says turn of lapy and press hold Zero Numeric and press turn on which will take u i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue direct to repair i did that too but there i get these options Windows Vista Server Pointer Windows Vista Server Windows Vista Server debug-default mode Windows Vista Server debug-legacy mode Windows Vista Server no slic-pointer Windows Vista Server no-slic Windows NT XP Loader Help Use the up down keys to highlight an entry Press enter or 'b' to boot Press 'c' for a command line now i have Recovery Partation drive as hidden and i have no idea how to restore factory Default Anyone who can help me

A:i have a problem with Toshiba satellite P300 Factory Default issue

Did you just hold F8 in on boot or were you continually tapping it ?

EDIT...Just read a link which advised to shut the laptop down twice and prior to the next boot, hold the 0 in and then switch on - this may give you the correct Recovery Menu
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However considering the laptop had problems within 7 days of taking it out of the box I am considering asking for a replacement or refund. Do you think I should bother, was the incident a fluke with the defective piece gone or could this laptop possibly be a mess?

A:Satellite P300-1CN

any general advise? stick with laptop or go for refund?
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A:2nd HDD on Satellite Pro P300

Remove the cover for second HDD and check if there is HDD connector. If yes you can put second HDD there. I have done the same on my old P300.
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I've noticed a few not so good sounds coming from my cpu fan, along with my 17" laptop over-heating.
I decided that it was time to replace the cpu fan - model KSB0505HA

Now I'm wondering where I can buy a new fan for this model?
I found a site in nz, but the fan is for the P305 series, and I'm not too sure if it would be compatible with my notebook.

Would anyone advise me on where I can get a new cpu fan for this series?

Thank you~

Just to make sure:
I'm looking for one in my country - New Zealand!

Added that looking for one in NZ

A:Where to buy CPU fan for my Satellite Pro P300?

P305 is probably model offered in US but it must be the same as P300 in Europe or AU so I think it should be the right one.

I don?t know where you can order it but try to use Google and check if you can find some online store in AU where you can order it.

I can also imagine you can order it by nearest authorized Toshiba service provider. Make a call and ask.
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Satellite P300 family support raid0 and double HDD. All model? User manual of 26U don't say any word about this. Model like P300-1BP has double HDD.
Can someone help me? I want to buy a P300-26U in Italy.


A:Satellite Pro P300-26U - Can I use a second HDD?

Hi mate,

Who says that Satellite Pro P300 supports RAID? As far as I know P300 series don?t have RAID controller and in detailed specifications on Toshiba website I can find nothing about this?

On Satellite P300 it?s only possible to use a second HDD if it has a second HDD connector. You can check this if you remove the second HDD cover. If you can see a second HDD connector, you can use a second HDD.
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A:CPU exchange on Satellite Pro P300-180

Is the CPU defective or you just want to upgrade original CPU?

I mean CPU upgrade is not supported so it could be very risky step.
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A:Can't boot from CD in my Satellite P300-23F

Wait a moment.
When Windows is fully loaded you can use optical disc drive and it can read all CDs and DVDs?
When you put your Windows installation disc can Windows ?see? the disc content in Windows explorer?

Maybe you can use CDs but not DVDs. Check it out please.
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I replaced the HDD by another one and PC is starting up.

Also when I put the HDD from the toshiba in another PC it also starts fine.

Could this be a problem in the Bios ?

A:Satellite P300-13J - HDD not starting

Check UEFI Secure boot settings
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Thanks in advance.

A:Upgrading CPU on Satellite Pro P300-1EX


You should know some facts regarding the CPU upgrade.
First of all notebook manufacturers don?t support such upgrade and this means that notebook manufacturers don?t provide any details about the supported CPUs.

But in most cases a CPU upgrade depends on BIOS and chipset support.
In your case its essential to know what chipset has been built in the notebook.
Knowing this fact you could use the Intel ARK page to get details about the chipset and supported CPUs.

But even if the chipset would support the new CPU, there is still open question regarding the BIOS support.
In worst case the BIOS would not be compatible with the new CPU and finally this would mean that the notebook would not function properly.

Finally from my point of view a CPU upgrade does not provide a noticeable performance boost. There would be little performance increase but in my opinion anther upgrade like a switch from HDD to SSD would be much better.
I did such upgrade in the past and I was pretty satisfied.
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Mine is very old now, about 7yrs. The week I bought it, it would not power on. Took it back to the shop, they plugged it in, hey presto, power. Has happened three times in last seven years, every time, take it to PC World. They plug it in, hey Presto, power.

Beginning to realise that, although access to someone else's power supply is inevitably the solution, it's not very scientific. Was wondering if there is a less random solution to this problem and if anybody knows why it happens.
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A:Satellite P300-20H Keeps shutting down

Looks like the serious motherboard problem.
Are you sure that the memory modules are OK?
I had similar issue and one of the modules was faulty.
I would still recommend checking this using new, tested modules.
But of course, it can be an motherboard issue and this means that the fix would be a costly affair.
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A:Satellite Pro P300 has just died on me

I also believe mainboard is dead. My brother had similar issue when he wanted to connect external HDD.
Simply there was some electro shock and from this moment notebook was death. No reaction at all. Even external HDD was death and it smells on burned plastic.

Anyway, if you want to have the same hardware you must buy identical mainborad from one PSPC1E model.
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Why does it try to start on cd/DVD ? I don't understand , my bios version is 3.4.
I'm now on W10 pro x64 , but the problem was the same with win 7 pro.

Help me please !

A:Satellite Pro P300 always tries to boot first on CD/DVD

Nobody to help me ?
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Currently there are 2GB RAM
I want 4 or 8 GB RAM.

I this possible?


A:Which RAM is compatible with Satellite Pro P300?

You can upgrade the RAM up to 4GB RAM
So you can use additional DDR2 667MHz 2GB RAM module (i.e PA3513U-1M2G).

Specs are:
DDR2 SODIMM 667Mhz PC2-5300
Pin: 200 SODIMM
Voltage: 1.8v
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A:Satellite P300-19F DVD does not work

Maybe this can help -
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A:Windows 8 upgrade on Satellite P300 - possible?

Yes, it is possible to install Win 8 but since the Satellite P300 is not a part of the Win8 supported notebook models, you will not find Win 8 drivers.
You will have to search and collect such drivers at your own hand?
So this can be a little bit problem but its definitely possible to use Win 8

recommend checkign this pages:
+Windows 8 Upgrade - Notes and Restrictions+

+Upgrade installation of Windows 8+

+Clean Install of Windows 8+
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I got a serious issue with my Satellite Pro P300. I have all driver download on toshiba website installed but I have no sound even with a headphone. When I am playing music the sound icon show that it is playing but heard of any sound. I have checked on many website, forum, and tested many drivers but the problem is still there.

Please help me before I become crazy with that.

A:Satellite Pro P300 - No sound on Windows 7

Hi faridas,

I think it?s not easy to say and on Windows 7 I never had this problem but maybe you have to unmute the sound:

Furthermore check in device manager if the sound card is installed properly. Make also sure BIOS version is up to date.

Last but not least check the sound settings of Windows!
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A:Slow booting for Satellite Pro P P300


My notebook booted slowly because I had too many processes running in the OS background.
I disabled it in msconfig.
I think you should try this too.

Furthermore you should update or remove the TEMPRO tool.

Check this!
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Many thanks in advance, Owen.

A:Satellite Pro P300-1AY - Where can I get new keyboard parts?

Hi buddy,

You can only order a new keyboard and such single keys that you mean can?t be ordered. If some single keys don?t work you have to buy a new keyboard but as far as I know it isn?t so expensive.

Just contact the authorized service provider in your country and ask for that. There you can get a new keyboard. :)
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Still it will not work.

Since I am a user with very mediocre knowledge of modern computers I suppose I am doing something wrong or I may be overseeing something... can somebody please help me upgrading my system to its full capabilities?



A:Satellite Pro P300 - BIOS upgrade to 64-bit

You must not upgrade BIOS. If everything works well don?t change anything.
I have Satellite P300 with preinstalled Win7 32bit and runs perfectly.

How do your runs with 64bit version?
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - Always 1 is displayed using Numpad


I think this is a issue which must be checked by an Toshiba ASP?
I googled a little but and someone has reported that an setting must be changed in DMI?

I think this can be done only by a ASP technician?
So you should get in contact with the guys and should ask for the help and further handling?

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New memory - DDR2 Spectek 2GB PC6400 800MHz 200-pin

So what is the problem? And what can I do?

A:Satellite Pro P300-19Q - Can't start with new memory


Theoretically it should be possible to use 4GB in this notebook.

The new RAM memory is from the manufacture ?Spectek?. This manufacture is not known to me. For me it sounds like cheap ?noname? module.

I always use Kingston modules for upgrading my notebook. I never had any problems with these modules so you should try it to.
I think the new module isn?t compatible with your notebook.
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Unfortunately I'm not quite sure what this particular LED standards for, not for AC power, or battery power either. Hard drive activity? Most likely.

As stated, perhaps I'm worrying myself for no reason but its not something I've picked up before and there doesn't seem to be anything on a Google search that describes something like this.

I appreciate any feedback on this one.

Best regards


A:Satellite Pro P300 LED's acting strangely

Be cool and watch what will happen next days.
Let us know if the same will happen tomorrow.
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A:Not able to turn Mute or LED On/Off on Satellite Pro P300-19P

First of all you should check if this buttons was configured properly in the Toshiba Button Control.
This Utility can be found in the Toshiba Assist -> Optimize

Check if Illumination On/Off or Mute was chosen.
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Does anybody have any idea what the problem may be or if it can be fixed?


A:Satellite Pro P300-156 wont turn on

Disconnect AC power supply and remove the battery. Leave it for a while and try to start notebook with AC power supply only.
Please let us know what happen exactly when you try to switch your notebook on.
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A:Installing Windows 8 on Satellite P300

Satellite P300 is older notebook delivered with Vista but also supported for Win7. Unfortunately it is not supported for Win8 so, in my opinion, there is no sense to install Win8 on it.

Win7 runs perfectly on this machine so if possible use Win7 on it. in case you want to use original Vista you must install recovery image using recovery DVD. That?s only way to have ?factory settings? again.

The question is: do you have this recovery disc?
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Has any1 upgraded to any of these?

Will I have BIOS problems? Will i fry my motherboard?


A:Satellite P300-19Q - Processor Upgrade


CPU upgrade is not supported from Toshiba so everything happens on your own risk. I assume nobody has tested such quad core CPUs on P300 so it?s risky upgrade in my opinion and I wouldn?t do this. I doubt the cooling system, mainboard and BIOS is also designed for such high performance quad core CPUs?

Do you really need a quad core? The Intel P8400 is still pretty fast CPU and should enough for all applications. :)
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A:Fan replacement for Satellite/Equium P300-190


As you can see under the picture is written: Image for illustration purposes only.
I can imagine that you can buy right cooling fan.

I just hope you can disassemble your P300 properly. Be careful with small plastic components and holders.

Good luck.
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I just got my Satellite Pro P300-25W and I hate the noise from the fan. Is there a way to make it less noisy run less often?
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In power options I have selected everything to be battery optimized/save maximum power in the advanced power settings. But the fan still runs almost all the time. I'm just using Windows to surf a bit, the cpu usage is very low (below 10%), there is no 3D graphics movies or anything going on that would put pleasure on the GPU.

It's making me crazy.
Can I do anything about it, or should I just have purchased another notebook?

I hope you can help!

A:Satellite Pro P300-25W - fan noise too loude

> Is there a way to make it less noisy run less often?

There is an additional entry called Toshiba Power Saving and there you can change the cooling module performance for battery mode or main power mode.
Usually this should helps?

But note; everything depends on the internal temperature! Higher temperature means faster cooling modules?
It could be also possible that your cooling ventilators are full of dust and debris and this prevents the air from circulation? Remove the dust and clean the ventilators using compressed air spray. That helped in my case?
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A:Satellite Pro P300-1F1 - Additional HDD mount

Hi Thijsm,

If you have a second HDD connector, you can add a second HDD. But as you wrote, you need a caddy to install it.

I don?t know who you contacted exactly but on the Toshiba website you find a list of all ASP?s: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Check this!!!

Message was edited by: Xardas
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Hello, CAn you help me ? my system is very slow i and i want to upgrade, i have this system actualy : standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) Mo
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A:Satellite P300-1H7 upgrade question

Originally Posted by Thomas1973

Hello, CAn you help me ? my system is very slow i and i want to upgrade, i have this system actualy : standard : 3,072 (2,048 + 1,024) Mo
m?moire maximale : 8,192 Mo
technologie : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz) whay model of memory card can i upgrade on my slots ? Kingston or others ??? what the maximum i can find please ?? merci

Hello Thomas

Your notebook has an Intel Dual Core T3400 processor and 667Mhz FSB and 1MB cache only. And you are in Vista 32 bit. Your DDRII RAM is of 800 MHz. All this does not allow you to speed up your system.

If you want to upgrade to speed up your system, you need:
- Either change your processor by a more powerful dual-core (1066 MHz FSB as P300-20E eg with a 3MB cache).
- Or place your system on a 250 GB SSD drive (I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO 250 Gb), the migration of your HDD to the SSD software is included in the Samsung box). Modified the price is less than € 100.

I think for a beginner computer the most effective solution is the latter, especially since it is not easy to find a P8600 processor to replace your T3400.

Take the opportunity to buy a dry air bomb to remove the dust from the ventilation of your laptop.

Good luck and good Christmas holidays.


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What cable do I need to connect my laptop to a digital tv so I can watch my movies on the TV.
This lap top does not have a dedicated HDMI port as most modern laptops seem to have. (Even though this one is only 2 years old)..

Thanks if you can reply

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Connecting to a digital TV


Every notebook manufacturer offers different notebook series and models. Each of these models are offered with different hardware configuration and also have different specifications.
This is the reason for different prices.

Some of people don?t need most of offered stuff but want to have certain notebook model. So they buy specific model with less ports or less powerful hardware and pay much lower price.
So, you must not wonder why is HDMI port missing.

The same is with cars and extra packages that you can order. Compare basic price with all extras and you will see that price difference is sometimes really big. The same is with notebooks.
This is nothing unusual and quite normal marketing strategy.

So back to your question:
I cannot help you because I don?t know which P300-xxx do you have exactly and which video-out ports are available.

Please send more info about your notebook.
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I bought Toshiba P300 28E last week. I successfully downgraded from Vista Business into Windows XP Professional with Toshiba supplied DVD. Updated Windows with Windows Update. After 3 days, laptop shut down suddenly, and since Windows is not starting, it actually does not boot.

When I press power button, it turns on, shows "Toshiba Leading Innovation" logo image, and "Press 2", "Press 12..." option, and it freezes and stops.
I tried to press F2 and F12, nothing happened.

I can not access into Boot menu.

I put Toshiba Recovery CD, disk drive does not work. Recovery disk does not start, despite earlier I remember putting CD/DVD boot in first place in Boot Options of Boot Menu.

I checked everything, power cable, took battery of and put it back after 3 hours, tried to power on laptop in AC Power, without battery. Did not help.

Do not what to do?

Your help much appreciated.

A:Satellite P300-28E does not boot - windows is not loading

Hello Fiona

If you cannot enter BIOS settings (F2) at start-up there must be some serious hardware issue.
I recommend you to contact your local dealer where you bought this notebook and ask for help or you can contact Toshiba service provider directly.

All you have tried to do is right but if notebook doesn?t allow you to enter BIOS settings something is wrong there and you need professional help.
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I really like my laptop but an upgrade is looming and before I take the plunge I just want to see if there any options other than a new laptop.

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Upgrade of graphic card and CPU


CPU and graphic card upgrade is not supported and there is no list with compatible CPUs. So everything happens on your own risk. In worst case a new CPU will not recognized from mainboard or BIOS, probably you need a new cooling module too so I wouldn?t do this?

Furthermore the graphic card is fixed on mainboard and cannot be exchanged.

=> [Can I upgrade the CPU, graphic card or mainboard in my Toshiba notebook?|]
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My laptop is getting so hot underneath that its burning my leg. Any ideas whats the best option for this?

I can still hear the fan working but I can't think of what it could be.

A:Satellite Pro P300 heating to the point of burning

To be honest I don?t know what are you doing with your notebook and why your notebook is placed on your leg/legs. Is it really comfortable for usage? ;)
Anyway, I presume you like to use your notebook on the sofa or elsewhere using WLAN connection. Am I right about that?

I don?t think you will burn your leg but what can happen is that you will burn notebook?s mainboard.
Satellite P300 is big 17? notebook with powerful hardware that needs to be cooled down properly.
I can imagine that your leg blocks cooling vent at the bottom and hardware temperature reach critical level pretty fast and you can feel it on your leg.

In my opinion there is no reason for panic. All you must do is to take care about your ?little? toy and use it on proper way.

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The touchpad, however, is not fully functional. The upgrade page said to use the Vista drivers, and did not provide any drivers for win7. The installation of the Vista drivers did not realy go so well.

Anyhow, the critical piece of functionality missing is that thing where you drag your finger up and down the right edge of the touchpad, and it scrolls for you. I can click and double click and move the cursor around. But I cannot scroll. And it is such a pain having to move the cursor all the way over to the application's scrollbar, with a widescreen.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Touchpad on Satellite Pro P300 does not work with Windows 7

If I understand you right you are missing these additional mouse settings. Am I right about that?
Which driver you have installed?
Synaptics driver maybe?
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The blu-ray player has hdmi (the satellite doesn't) and the optoma projector has a 3.5mm mini jack.

The satellite has a dolby sound room - is it possible to get a dolby feed for audio out?

Any thoughts / experience welcome.

Thanks in advance!

A:Satellite Pro P300 Best way to get audio out to blu-ray player or projector


Not quite sure but I think headphone jack supports S/PDIF
I think you should check the user manual for further details about S/PDIF
If its supported then you can use this to get the best audio quality

Found also this doc in Toshiba knowledge base
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I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Satellite Pro P300-145 - Scratchy sound with my earphones

Hi Andunemir,

What operating system you are using? Do you use Windows or Linux?
Furthermore it would be interesting to know if it happens only with earphones/external speakers or internal notebook speakers too. Can you test this please?

> I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.
The notebook temperature is pretty depending on the applications what you run. High CPU and graphic card usage causes higher temperature.

But it?s also recommendable cleaning the system from time to time using compressed air spray. This can blow out the dust from cooling ventilators and the notebook is much cooler after this. I do this every 3 months because I use my notebook every day. If I do this, I follow these instructions:
[How to clean the cooling system of a Toshiba notebook?|]
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Hi all

I have a problem with my Toshiba Satellite P300-22R.
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Thanks and Best Regards


A:Windows doesn't start on my Satellite P300

Start your notebook and press F8 to enter Advanced boot options. Try please to start Windows in safe mode.
Send some feedback.
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A:Satellite P300-17R No boot after BIOS screen

Can we continue discussion under ?

I mean why to start second thread with the same problem.
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I use mobile broadband [3 prepaid], but I don't think this is where the problem lies.

Can anyone help? Padi.

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Locking up when on battery power

Hi padi,

That?s really strange issue...

Some more details about your notebook would be interesting. Are you running preinstalled Windows version or have you installed another OS?

Theoretically it could be a software/driver issue or hardware malfunction. At first I would reinstall Windows using Toshiba recovery disk.
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Anyway a friend of mines did the same about 3 weeks ago, another laptop, the engineer said it was the keyboard, replaced it and hers now works fine. Is this what is wrong with mine or is it or could it be something completely different?

Many thanks in advance for any help, advice info!


A:Satellite Pro P300 - Display barely legible


That means an external monitor works properly?
According these informations in your posting it sounds like that the FL inverter needs replacing. It controls the backlight of display and if the inverter doesn?t work, it?s barley legible.

So you should contact an authorized service provider in your country. The guys can replace the FL inverter and check your whole notebook. I?m sure everything can be clarified with them. ;)
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To my horror, I found that they had broken the warranty seals and opened up the machine. They claimed the only way to back up the P300 prior to reformat, is to remove the HDD!
Is this true?
(It turns out that a broken chip is to blame, but because they've breached the warranty, Toshiba won't touch it!)

Can anyone advise about this issue of removing the HD to back it up please?

A:Satellite Pro P300 - Removing HDD to perform a backup?


Normally it?s not necassary to restore factory settings with removing the HDD but don?t worry about this. The notebook can always be opened from an authorized service provider without loosing the warranty.

I also don?t know why they did it, maybe they have checked hardware. This would be possible because they have professional diagnostic tools.

But interesting to know would be if your problem is now solved or not?!
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I have also lost the touchpad icon in my task bar and the function to configure the touchpad.

I have unistalled and re-installed the drivers to no avail.

If I had more hair, I'd probably be tearing it out. Please help.


A:Touchpad on Satellite Pro P300 stopped working

Have you in device manager under ?Mice and other pointing devices? listed ?Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad??

Is anything else listed there?
Is maybe touchpad disabled (FN+F9)?
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Now, I can barely see the icons in the taskbar, nor the Windows start button in the bottom left hand corner.

I had read on another forum that the problem may be due to a "grounding" issue.
The charger jack plug is actually broken and I have repaired the wiring myself, but that was some time ago, so it is possible that a connection has come loose or is now shorting out something, causing this effect.

I have ordered a new charger but meantime would appreciate any assistance to confirm or deny that this may be the problem.

Any advice on how to rectify this?

A:Satellite Pro P300-23L - horizontal lines over taskbar


If the issue would be related to the AC adaptor then this lines should NOT be visible using the notebook with battery power. Right?
Therefore it would be really interesting to know if the same lines are visible if the AC adaptor is not plugged in.

But I think this is not related to AC adaptor. In my opinion its either an display problem or graphic card issue.
Therefore you should connect an external monitor in order to check this.
If the same lines are visible on external monitor, then the graphic chip is affected? otherwise it could be a display problem.
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A:Satellite P300-1FY - Message: Configfree does not work

The issue could be caused by trojan or virus as reported in other Toshiba US forum

I recommend you to uninstall the ConfigFree, then scan and clean the system using an antivirus software, additionaly you coudl clean the registry using CCleaner... after that you could reinstall the Configfree again...
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thanks, Gerd

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What you need to download and install is Toshiba Value Added Package.
This package contains several tools and utilities and one of them is ?Flash Cards support Utility?.

Toshiba VAP can be downloaded from here .

Check it out.
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Firstly and most importantly, I suspect the backlight may have gone in my laptop screen.
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Otherwise, any idea how much it would cost for a replacement?

Secondly, I"m thinking of switching to a different keyboard layout.
Does anyone know where I can find a Belgian AZERTY keyboard for this laptop?

Thanks x

A:Satellite Pro P300-1AY - screen and keyboard issues

> Firstly and most importantly, I suspect the backlight may have gone in my laptop screen.
> If, for example, it's just something simple like a loose connection, is this an easy fix

Hmm?. maybe it?s a FL inverter. The FL inverter is a small part which controls the display backlight?
Usually notebook disassembling procedure is very tricky and it sounds like you have never disassembled the notebook? so I would not recommend doing anything what could damage other parts? Get in contact with an local ASP and ask for the assistance.
Usually the FL inverter should not be expensive parts but I have no idea about the costs?

> Does anyone know where I can find a Belgian AZERTY keyboard for this laptop?
?and again? all spare parts can be ordered from local ASP.
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Plas hp my.

A:Satellite P300-17L - BIOS password has appeared

You need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Centre to remove the password.
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I have a toshiba Satallite Pro P300 and i have glued two keys to the keyboard and have two more keys mssing on my laptop so i have bought another keyboard for the laptop and it was delivered this morning.
My problem is i havent got a clue to how to replace it and install it into my laptop.
Could any one give me a step by step walk through on how to take off my original and replace it with the new one i have had delivered this morning.

A:New keyboard install on Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

hello ,
the best thing is to follow the manufacture book , it's the most helpful thing in the world . you can also youTube it but it's impossible to write a step by step on here , and even if i do you will be confused .
check it toshiba website for documentation

PS: advice dont not do it unless your sure that you can handle it other wise you will be left with screws and plastic all over the place it happend to me
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A:Re: What battery was delievered with Satellite P300 series

What P300-xxx do you have exactly?

>... it only has a 2.6 hour battery life
Please apologize this comment but 2.6hours are to short for you?
My small u400 runs only 2hours on battery power using just only IE for internet browsing.

However, the battery working time depends on the notebook usage.
You can extend the battery working time decreasing the display brightness and disabling some other devices like HDD or cooling modules.

These settings can be done in Vista Power settings.
Check this Toshiba article

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A:Freezing screen for Satellite Pro P300 while watching movie


Do you mean the whole notebook system freezes or just only the movie?
Do you need to reboot the notebook then?

Does this happen with all movie files or just only watching the videos from internet?
Do you use the Toshiba preinstalled OS or did you install your own system?
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Yesterday I did a fresh install of Windows 7 64-Bit and updated the laptop. The BIOS update sadly froze the PC and I had to shut it down. As one would expect... the Laptop didnt start.

When I press the poweer button, the Powerbutton and the Satellite Nameplate lights up and I get one long beep followed by two short beeps + the screen remains black.

Could someone tell me the key combination I need to press in order to enter the recovery mode to reflash the BIOS?

Does anyone know if I need a floppy USB drive to reflash the BIOS or if flashing from a USB thumb drive is possible... I dont see how I could fit a 2,3 MB Bios file on a 1,44 MB floppy disc.

A:Satellite P300-212 (PSPCCE) - BIOS update failed


There is no BIOS recovery mode that you can enter by pressing a key combination. Therefore special BIOS recovery tools are necessary they are compatible to the notebook.

That means the ROM module where BIOS is stored can only be reflashed from an authorized service provider because the guys have special tools for this.

Please get in contact with the technicians, they will help to sort this out: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)
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Is there any idea what I could do?

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A:Win XP Display driver for Satellite Pro P300 PSPCDE requested


From my knowledge this graphic card was built in other Toshiba series too.
Satellite L500 PSLS9E
Satellite L505 PSLS9E
Satellite L550 PSLWSE
Satellite L555 PSLWSE
Satellite L630 PSK04E
Satellite L650 PSK1JE
Satellite L650D PSK1SE

Satellite Pro L500 PSLSAE
Satellite Pro L550 PSLWTE

So try the drivers released fort the series listed above.
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Can someone tell me where it is?

A:Satellite Pro P300 (PSPC5E-00L00CEN) - Where is the S/PDIF connector?

i have made a screenshot of your user's manual:
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Doesn't matter which Windows version I have and all the drivers are up-to-date.

When I restart mostly the problem is solved....

A:Sometimes my Satellite P300 forgets to load video driver

To be honest I?ve never heard about something like this. my brother has P300 since few years. At the beginning he used it with original Vista and since 2 years his P300 runs with Win7. No problems at all.

I don't know which OS do you use now but have you tried to reinstall video (display) driver?
I also hope you use driver offered on Toshiba download page.
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It's great, but the laptop does not pop-up a balloon prompt when battery getting low. We are aware of the option to hover the mouse over the battery icon in notification area, although this is not always an exact indication of remaining power and also it's a problem to remember to do this periodically.

I have an Equium L10 which helpfully displays a balloon prompt about 5 minutes before power runs out. Is there a setting to get the P300-1FP to do the same?
Thank you.

A:Re: Satellite Pro P300-1FP - No balloon prompt when battery running low


Just one question: What OS do you use?

On Windows XP with Toshiba Power Saver for example I can configure the notification method, e. g. sound+notice, notice only, ?
This should be also possible on Vista:

But don?t forget that some ?tuning? programs like XP-Antispy or something else can disable these balloon notifications.

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A:My 5 years old Satellite Pro P300-19Q has suddenly developed a fault

I also think that BIOS may be troublemaker in the whole situation. When you start your machine it starts with low level hardware check and later start to load preinstalled operating system.
In your case notebook ?is blocked? for some reason on this first step.

Unfortunately your options are pretty limited. What you can try is to remove HDD and RAM modules and check if notebook will pass this first step.
As far as I know this crisis disc is for internal usage only so I don?t know if you will get it somewhere. What you can try is to google a bit and maybe download it somewhere with exact instructions how to use it.

At the end I must say that such issues don?t happen so often and I must ask you anyway: have you maybe updated BIOS or done anything that can be responsible for this?
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Hello display problem (Vista Satellite / - graphics P300 32-bit) I recently took care of my brother's Satellite P - C laptop running Vista Home Premium -bit after he reported that the display had suddenly become distorted The laptop was not dropped or physically damaged in any way Multiple sections of the display Satellite P300 (Vista 32-bit) - graphics / display problem are slightly shifted vertically giving a quot Satellite P300 (Vista 32-bit) - graphics / display problem wobbly quot look there are horizontal white lines at various places and small parts of the screen are duplicated The problem is reproduced when I connect to an external monitor so it's not a screen issue but something to do with the graphics adapter ATI Mobility Radeon HD or driver First thing I tried was to load the default BIOS settings and run the Toshiba HDD recovery from the hidden partition This appeared to run successfully but after the program completes and Windows is setting up the system restarts and the screen stays blank If I restart press F amp try to launch safe mode it says quot Windows cannot complete installation in Safe Mode To continue installing Windows restart the computer quot If I press F to go back into repair mode and repeat HDD recovery the same thing happens and throughout the process the distorted display remains Now I'm stuck - unfortunately my brother can't find the system recovery DVD he wrote shortly after buying the laptop Having entered the serial number at the Toshiba Europe Backup Media Online Shop it states quot For your device no recovery medium can be ordered because it comes either not from the region of Toshiba Europe or it is too old for this service quot Any suggestions anyone may have for what to try next would be most welcome

A:Satellite P300 (Vista 32-bit) - graphics / display problem

Quick update - I managed to acquire some system recovery DVDs and re-installed Vista successfully... but the graphics problem remains, so it seems to be a hardware issue.

It's probably not worth ordering new hardware (even if I could just replace the graphics adapter without having to switch in a new motherboard) considering the re-sale value of a fully functioning system. Therefore I'll likely be selling the laptop for parts/spares (a pity, as I had considered swapping out the HDD for a SSD and installing Win7...)
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Win7 Professional 64Bit German

Helllo Forum,
The problem sounds simple but its tricky. The internal microfone is not working.
I cannot find any related entry in the deivce manager.

Is there a maybe simple way to activate the Mikro like FN+X?
I already tried the standards such as "Start+"Mikro", rightclick on the speaker symbol...

Is there somebody who had and solved the same problem?

Iam running low on ideas...


A:Satellite Pro P300 PSPCDE - internal microphone is not working

How did you test the internal microphone?

Usually the internal mic belongs to the internal webcam. So did you test this in connection with the internal webcam?
The preinstalled webcam software allows you to create movies and pictures. The movie can be recorded with the sound and the internal mic is used for that?

Furthermore the internal mic should be listed in control panel -> sound -> recording tab
If it?s not visible there, then you should click right and should check the options; show hidden device, show disabled devices. Then you could enable the internal mic and could make this as default device.
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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-1FP laptop, about 4 years old.

Running Windows 7 (32 bit version).

An occasional but annoying problem: when playing video, from time to time the whole system freezes. Sound continues to come from the speakers but it's usually either a slowed down & distorted version of what I should be hearing, or a loud, repetitive buzzing/screeching noise.

System never recovers - just freezes totally, unresponsive, display frozen, mouse pointer won't move, etc. Have to reboot each time.

Does anyone know what might be causing this & how I might fix it?


A:Satellite Pro P300-1FP - Occasional Freezing When Playing Video

As far as I know SP P300 runs well with Win7 32bit. My brother has the same machine and use it with Win7 too. We have often checked performance with different games or playing different videos, mostly avi or mpeg files. YouTube videos run also very good and smoothly so I really don?t understand why do you have this freezing problem.

Have you installed display driver from Toshiba download page?
Is HDD extremely busy before this happen?

Does the same happen when you play games?
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - HDMI output port doesn't fit


Can you please tell us what Satellite Pro P300 you have exactly? I mean the exact model number.
Maybe you can also post a picture of the HDMI port. Normally there are no different HDMI ports, all have the same physical dimension.
I?m not PS3 owner but maybe it has a special connector. Have you tried another cable?

Regarding the audio connection I use the normal line out port for my external speakers. Did you test this?
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Thanks, kind regards,


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Sorry for the two post after eachother. I just want to give some extra information:

I reinstalled the hotkey driver, the controls driver and the ATI catalyst controller.
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I've also tried different input languages and keyboard styles.
I can't test with an external keyboard because I don't have one. I've downgraded from vista to XP.
I don't know if this made a difference because I didn't notice this until after the downgrade.

Any ideas?

A:Re: Satellite P300-276: keys on right of keyboard become numbers when NUM LOCK


Sorry but I think I don?t understand your issue?
Fact is that if the NUM LOCK is enabled (FN +F11) then the buttons; U, I, O, J, K, L and M become to numbers:
U to 4
I to 5
O to 6
J to 1
K to 2
L to 3
M to 0

If you would press FN + F11 again then the buttons should be set back to letters...
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A:Satellite Pro P300 - Screen remains blank after powering up


What does this mean exactly? Can you see nothing on the internal screen or the Toshiba logo after you have powered on the notebook?

You can also test an external monitor. So you can determine what the reason is and maybe the internal screen must be replaced from an authorized service provider.
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Any ideas?

Thanks a lot.

A:Satellite Pro P300-276: Win 7 intermittently wake up from sleep mode


Have you disabled wake up from LAN in BIOS? Furthermore you should also disable USB Sleep & Charge and Wake up from Keyboard.

Check your BIOS for these options and disable them. For me it has worked! :)
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The only other thing that might affect this but I can't see how is that I use ASIO4ALL sound drivers in conjunction with the Realtek drivers.

I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium Edition


A:Satellite Pro P300 has NO Stereo Mix in Vista with Realtek sound card

Hi mate

I?m confused? do you know why?
Because you are talking about Realtek sound driver and sound chip and from my knowledge the Satellite Pro P300 has been equipped with the Conexant sound chip!

It?s NOT Realtek chip! It?s Conexant!

From my experience Conexant sound chip does not support stereo mix in Recording Devices!

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What you found on Toshiba download page is just update and not full version.

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Any advice?

A:Satellite P300 giving "KRTOP is compressed" message at start-up

Which operating system do you use?
When you start your notebook press F8 to enter ?Advanced boot options?. Does it work?
Can you start notebook in safe mode?

What is with F2 and BIOS settings? Can you enter BIOS settings? If yes set it to default settings please.

Test a bit all this and post some feedback.
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Thanks in advance for your help


(Satellite Pro P300)

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Is anyone ever on this forum????
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its the power management program from toshiba that you need.. im not sure if its OS independant but theres a power saver for windows xp on the drivers list..

im definatly sure it has something to do with the power management
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A:Toshiba P300 150 Product Recovery Disc

I don't have that particular computer and don't know if this will work for you. Try pressing the F8 key while powering up the computer from a cold start. This may bring up a screen to let you restore the computer to factory fresh conditions. The recovery is done from a hidden partition on the hard drive.

EDIT: Forgetting my manners. Hi and welcome to TSG. You may want to edit your original post to remove your e-mail address. Some spam bot may pick it up, if it has not all ready happened.
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Drive is faulty. Specifically the DVD laser. Time for a new drive.
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A:Keyboard issue on Equium P300-16T

What to say?
Looks like a keyboard malfunction?
You can fix it by replacing the keyboard?

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This continued throughout the day until the computer suddenly turned off.
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A:Equium P300-190 power issue - no charge

> Now even when the charger is connected, the lights on the front of the computer do not register it as charging the laptop.

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Please help!

A:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
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