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Portege Z30 A 189 No key-backlight after upgrade to Win10

Q: Portege Z30 A 189 No key-backlight after upgrade to Win10

Like in the topic. Please help; after upgrading to Win 10 there is no keys-backlight after using the FN + Z combination. in bios (after upgrading) everything is fine; so when I turn backlight ON or OFF backlight runs out, but there is problem with Toshiba Funcktion Key driver I think.
I did the reinstalation of this driver, have others toshiba drivers for Win 10 installed (Eco, system driver etc.). Toshiba Funckction key runs for several seconds after system bots up, and is blocked (?) by something after jus several seconds. Weird and very annoying. The fun is that combination for screen brightness (FN + F6 or F7) and for volume up/down (FN + 3 / 4) runs perfectly vell. Backlight
I think the problem is connected with Toshiba Funcktion Key program.

Please help ! Portege is the top class of Toshiba laptops.
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One suggestion I have found that the switch that turns off the display when the lid is closed is stuck in the off position. This makes sense but how do I locate this switch.

Is it incorporated in the display panel hinge?

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>I can see very faintly the desktop on the laptop screen...
Have you noticed this from the moment when you switch the notebook ON (Toshiba welcome screen and BIOS settings)?
I cannot say for sure but I?m afraid described problem has nothing to do with software but with FL inverter. Maybe is FL inverter defective and must be exchanged.
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I just try to find out how to turn off the displays backlight on my new Z30t.
While processes still are running, just to save power.

Here I have FN keys for putting light up or down, but they do not go down to zero, and there is no key to stop.
I had 6 laptops so far, and all had a FN key to switch off the display for power saving.
So I am somehow scratching my head, how to do here.

Also, I'd like to reprogram some FN keys as I do not need FN sleep and hibernate.
Couldn't find info on that, too.

Some idea? Please help!

thanks, Tommy

A:Portege Z30t - how to turn off displays backlight?

You can use the FN keys in order increase and decrease the display backlight but you cannot shut off the display completely using these function keys.

If you want to disable the display after certain time, I would recommend you to change the settings in the Windows power options.

Go to Control Panel ->Power Options
Here select a power plan page, on the left, click Choose when to turn off the display.
On the Change settings for the plan page, choose the display settings that you want to use for this power plan when your laptop is running on battery and when it's plugged in.
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> Also i have found some sellers on ebay selling the keyboard for less than half price than the distributor and i will like to know what you reccoment .

In many cases the different keyboard would be compatible since most of them support the same hardware specifications.

Regarding the additional keyboard connector:
As far as I know the backlight keyboard has to be connected to the additional connector called *JBLG*
But to be honest I did not find in on the picture you placed in the post.
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A:Black Backlight Screen After Windows 10 Upgrade

I solved my own problem than you anyway.
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Is this a driver problem? Should I just wait for new drivers and compatibility fixes, or is it something else?
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I’m afraid this notebook will not get Win 10 drivers or Toshiba software since this series isn’t listed here:
Models not listed do not support an upgrade to Windows 10.

However, the keyboard backlight could be enabled within the BIOS settings…
So check the available options.
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A:Portege R30 won't boot from SSD after upgrade to SSD and HDD


Such ODD to SSD/HDD replacement is not always possible and in many cases the BIOS will not handle and will not recognize the new HDD properly.

As far as I can remember some older Toshiba Tecra and Portege notebooks which supported the Slim Select Bay feature were able to handle 2nd HDD instead of ODD drive but this was possible due to available slim select bay.

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A:Portege R500 - RAM and SSD upgrade


According notebook specification your notebook can handle with ?GB RAM but was delivered with 2GB so memory upgrade is not possible.

What to say about SSD? SSD upgrade is possible and you can use 256GB SSD for upgrade. After doing this system will be much faster and you will get definitely more performance and ?speed?.
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Thanks in advance!

A:Portege 7200 - HDD upgrade


The user manual can be downloaded from the Toshiba European page;

Here you should go to Support & Downloads -> Toshiba User Manual.
In the download form you should choose;
Archive -> Portege Archive -> Portege 7xxx -> Portege 7200

Maybe you will find some info in the user manual.

But I would like to provide some details too.
In my knowledge many BIOS versions supports an HDD size limitation. I mean not every HDD size is supported.
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My questions are:
Is this possible?
What are the requirements?

I searched a lot in the internet but I did not find a solution for this question.

Do you have one?? :-)

thx a lot in advance!

A:Is CPU upgrade for Portege 7200 available?

Usually such upgrades are not easy and in most case to possible and not advisable.

In most cases the different CPU can cause troubles with the BIOS.
Furthermore the higher CPU speed would produce more heat dissipation which could lead to an overheating.

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It sounds like that the new RAM is not compatible with your notebook.
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What memory have you installed before upgrade or do you use only the new module in the notebook?

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I think all details could be found in user manual which you could download from Toshiba page:
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Any help or suggestions?

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Just purchased a R30 and a very cheap OCZ 240Gb SSD
I cannot get the R30 to recognise the new SSD

Is the SSD recognized by BIOS?
The SSD drive should be visible on the first BIOS page… if its not visible, the BIOS does not see the SSD drive…
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The SSD 512 I am using is

and according to

It is compatible with the Toshiba portege-z30-a-10w
I have upgraded the BIOS on the laptop to V4 30/04/2015 (which to my knowledge is the latest)
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Version MU02
However I still get the same issue with Windows 7 crashing with a blue screen just before login.

Any ideas


A:Portege Z30-A-10w: Win 7 BSOD after SSD upgrade

I never managed to install Windows 7....However I installed Windows 8 and that goes on fine.....

I don't why but installing Windows 8 appears to allow the 512 SSD to be used

Hope this is of some help.

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The mSATA connector looks very similar to miniPCI connector but they are totally different.
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The M780 may simply be too old to run Win10 smoothly.
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Has any one had any success with any particular model?

thanks for the help

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Most of today's 3rd generation SSD's should work fine. Many of the bugs that affected the earlier SSD's have been resolved now.

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The max says 4GB but you may be able to get an 8GB module working if it's decent RAM that has the correct channels. But if something goes wrong and damages the mainboard I doubt Toshiba would repair it under warranty, so I think the best thing to do is stick with the recommended maximum. 6GB is plenty anyway unless you are doing heavy graphical/media creation.
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Then I started to search on the forum and find out that two other guys succeded with the update according to the paper notice of Toshiba (changing the BIOS and secure boot).

What I can do because main does not work.

Please give me an advice.
It is 12Gmodel, Core i5 vPro

Message was edited by: Doru_1

A:Win8 upgrade on Portege Z930

*Solved the issue.*

Just do the changes in BIOS.
Restart and wait till you got the message: restore to the factory setting.

Chose this option, put the DVD1 with W8 from Toshiba in the external ODD and follow the onscreen advices. Just one will be, with changing the DVD1 with the second one.

That is it. You have W8.
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A:Portege M780 - How to upgrade the memory?

Hi schuerstedt,

You really ask where to find the other memory module slot?
User manual is not interesting for you? Right???

Well, if you check the user manual, you can find an exact description how to replace both memory modules with a lot of pictures.
Check this!!!

Btw, the other slot is placed under the keyboard.
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Believe me I have tried every possible permutation of the process, including different cloning software, but cannot get past this problem, which is now beginning to look like a Toshiba problem rather than anything else.

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And what happen when you install original recovery image on new SSD?
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hi RoboS,
first of all the modell number is needed to check which hardware is in the machine.

to upgrade ram: easy - there should be a door marked with a ram-symbol on the bottom of the machine. open up and insert more memory
make sure that the system is powerless: remove ac-adapter and battery!
make also sure that the new ram modules meets the specifications.

upgrade the cpu: much more difficult and toshiba dont support this upgrade...
search for your modeltype with a bigger cpu and check if it has a socket (should be), this cpu should go together with your machine...

but remember: double the ram isnt that expensive than upgrade cpu and you have more fun with a bigger amount auf ram than a bit faster cpu....
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A:Portege R700 - cannot upgrade to Windows 10

I was offered the free upgrade on my R700-12U and R930-1DK Toshibas - and the upgrades was done without any problems. However, if I understand it right, the R700 is not on the list of upgradable units but it worked very well on mine, starting from updated W7.
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The Processor i had in mind is the "Intel Pentium 4 530 3 GHz processor"

"Main Features
Product Description Intel Pentium 4 530 3 GHz processor
Product Type Processor
Processor Type Intel Pentium 4 530
Processor Socket LGA775 Socket
Processor Qty 1
Clock Speed 3 GHz
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Manufacturing Process 90 nm
Cache Memory L2 Advanced Transfer Cache - 1 MB
Features Hyper-Threading Technology, streaming SIMD extensions 3
Compatible Slots 1 x processor - LGA775 Socket

Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty"

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The easiest way is to create a dos boot cd-rom. There are several descriptions on the web. Google for it.
Add the extracted Toshiba bios files, ec29nobb.bin, chgbiosa.exe and chgfirma.exe to the CD-rom.

At first boot from the cd and run 'chgfirma ec29nobb.bin'.
Now the ECKBC-Firmware is written (don't power off during flash!!!)
Than boot again from cd and run 'chgbiosa'.
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Both flash are necessary!

Here is how to extract the Toshiba bios file.
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Many thanks.

A:Harddrive upgrade on Portege A100


The Windows XP will accept the bigger HDD sizes but not the BIOS!
In worth case the BIOS will not recognize the new HDD and you will be not able to reinstall the OS!

After a short investigation found several compatible HDD sizes for Portege A100.
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A:Portege 4010 - Memory upgrade


The memory modules are hidden under the keyboard!
So you will have to remove firstly a think plastic cover above the F1-F12 keys.
Then you should find 2 screws which secure the keyboard.

Please be careful because the keyboard is attached to motherboard with a thin flat cable?

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A:Portege 4000 - Win 98SE would like to upgrade

Win98 uses the Win95 code base, which is not compatible with NT/2000/XP. So the Win98 drivers wont work.

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A:Portege M780-10V upgrade questions

I've upgraded RAM to 8GB though windows 7 32bit only recognises 2.9GB - any thoughts?

Win 7 32bit as well as other 32bit systems recognize only 3.2GB RAM. This is the 32bit limitation
Therefore its recommended to use 64bit system in case you’ve got more than 3GB RAM
The Portege M780-10V supports up to 8GB RAM therefore the memory upgrade is possible.

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The upgrade from HDD to SSD is the best move you could do… the performance boost will be noticeable. I did such upgrade on my Tecra notebook and I’m very happy with that…

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Compatible 4GB RAM has part number PA5037U-1M4G.
Check it out.
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Message was edited by: Toshibanewbie

A:Upgrade Portege Z930 with the accompanying Windows 8 CD's

> but with no cd-drive, how do I install Windows 8 from the discs?
You could use an external USB CD/DVD drive in order to boot from Win 8 disks.

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A:Portege Z10t-A - SIM Card isn't detected after Win 8.1 upgrade

Visit the Toshiba EU driver page
Here choose:
Portege Z series
Portege Z10T-A
Windows 8.1 64bit
LTE driver

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A:Portege R830-10Q - Win 10 upgrade - error 0xc000000f

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A:Portege Z930 - Upgrade to Windows 8 without dvd drive

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A:Portege R930 - mSATA SSD succssfull upgrade

So I bought a Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 1TB together with a Delock converter/adapter,….
....and everything works just fine

Great news Ajo!
Thanks you very much for the feedback…

I also upgraded my notebook with a 250GB SSD drive and now I’m thinking about a bigger SSD drive… I should consider your solution now…
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A:Portege Z930 - Win8 Upgrade Offer fails


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A:Portege 4000 - I would like to upgrade memory from 256MB to 512MB

Hmm?. maybe the RAM modules are not 100% compatible?
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Check also this page:

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product serial # [personal information removed]
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A:Help with win10 upgrade

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A:Portege Z930: Loss of Fn keys after Win 8 upgrade - cannot turn WiFi on/off

> So now I cannot enable the WiFi on the machine.
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Win key + C -> Settings -> Change PC settings -> Wireless

Now you can use the wireless devices slider to enable or disable the WLan.

But to get the FN key working you have to install the +Toshiba Function Key Utility+ for Win 8 and +Toshiba System Driver+ for Win 8
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A:Portege M800 - After Windows 7 upgrade the FN keys don't work anymore


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A:Portege Z830-10H - Win8 upgrade assistant - error message

Please check if .NET 3.5 is installed.
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