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Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

Q: Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error


My L500 fan is no longer working correctly

I am getting this message

Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

The fan runs inconsistently (always for a few seconds on start-up, very sporadically the rest of the time, but it is completely stationary for the most part.

The computer is currently in pieces, and I am ready to replace the fan with a new one, however im not sure that will fix the problem (as the fan still seems to sometimes run).

Thread Name - 'My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working'
This closed thread had a post at the bottom by kristain, has anyone else encountered and resolved something along these lines

Please excuse the lack of link/PM (new member restrictions)

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A: Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

Are you going to replace the fan or the entire cooling heatsink and fan? Was the heatsink clogged with dust? Keep in mind, this also may be a motherboard issue
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i am new to this website and using forums, the message that comes up on my computer is

system warning
Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

i am currently working in the alps and do not have an english speaking computer shop near by.
could any one help me and advise me what to do, i do not know much about taking a laptop apart to clean or change parts.

A:My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working

I would purchase a can of compressed air or use an air compressor (with a light gentle nozzle) and blow the dust out of the inside. If you have a failed cooling fan, then it will need to be repaired or replaced. That model I think is rather old, it may not be worth it to repair.
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StartRep.exe-Application Error

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Do i need to reformat it or should i buy a new memory, but i wonder how can i saved my important files on my laptop?

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

A:Toshiba Satellite L500 PROBLEM!

Quote: Originally Posted by destiny24

I am also interested to go to your service center, i just want to know first how much does it cost to repair my laptop?

This "Service Center" is called
Help is offered free of charge.
We are volunteers from all parts of our world who endevour to help you in our spare time.
All we hope for is a "thank you" if we have assisted you in any way.

Please be patient & someone should be able to assist you soon.
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A:Toshiba Satellite L500 -00W downgrade to XP

Hello & Welcome, toshibaquestion.

Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP is actually a very easy thing to do, BUT, I must warn you; it's the smartest of ideas since Windows XP and Windows Vista differ in driver capability and efficiency. So when you want to you use your MIC or Webcam, they may not work, this goes for your Audio, Network and even Display.

Also, Toshiba's a popular brand, and also a very updated** one, meaning they'll most likely be packed with a webcam, nice wireless card, hi-def monitor, etc - meaning, lots more drivers for you to fuss about and have to replace - which, believe me, isn't fun at all.

Downgrading would require you to actually make a partition (D), then install XP on your partition (D), and then delete your previous partition (C) - This is how I would do it, but I'm sure there's many many many other ways.

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Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?


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Hi Forum-User,

Win10 compatibility list from Toshiba for Satellite Laptops without L500 Series! Why?

Look at:


A:Satellite L500-19E - No Win10 says Toshiba

At the moment just newer notebook models are supported for Win10. I am pretty sure that Toshiba will increase the support list and more and more models will be supported.
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I tried F8 and it took me to a screen to choose language but after that it said "You must log in to access system recovery options"

I guess user data has been wiped from the main partition ?

Are there any other keys to press on startup to access the Recovery partition ?


A:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite L500 Recovery


If the computer is running, shut it down by clicking start, then shut down again.
Press and hold "0" (zero) key on your keyboard and then depress the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Uitlity Screen will appear, presenting 3 options, just choose Restore Original Factory Image.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin restoration, A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating that the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.
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A:Toshiba Satellite L500-12V - Thermopad thickness

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A:Cooling trouble with my Toshiba Satellite 5200

Hi and welcome to techspot. What fan are you referring to? Or does it only have one fan...?
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A:Repetitive cooling system warning -- Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-16W

I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate forum. Please stay subscribed.

Note: TWarnMsg twarnmsg.exe > Toshiba System Warning Function for Windows 98, Me, 2000 - provides notification dialog when the cooling fan stops ...

This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
There are some rogue programs that give fake alerts or 'critical system messages.' But this isn't one of them. It is specific to the brand of system you have. It might be that someone in the other forum has another idea- but my suggestion would be to take it to a show and have them open and clean out the box.
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> Is there any drivers for L500-21T for windows 8 64bit...
On you can check if your notebook is supported for Win8 OS.

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A:Satellite Pro L500-1W4 - Cannot install Win 7 Pro after changing the HDD

As far as I know there is no some kind of limitation and if there is no problem with original recovery disc for Win7 you should be able to install it on any HDD that you use with your machine.
I have upgraded HDD to SSD on my machine and recovery image installation worked without any problem.

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A:Missing drivers for my Satellite Pro L500

All missing drivers you can download from Toshiba download page -
Please check it and install all missing drivers. If you still need some help you are welcome.

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> WHERE are the drivers for 8.1 for an L500?
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I think this is nothing wrong buddy
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Take a look into the user manual.
I did it and found this:

When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods;

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A:Satellite T210 - error has been detected with the cooling system


Yeah I know this error message? some people here in the forum reported the same error message and it seems like a software bug?
The cooling modules are ok.

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However, you should not be afraid that something is wrong with the cooling module system
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Sorry mate but to be honest I don’t know what you are talking about.

If there is some kind of system problem, I would recommend you to login using the “safe Mode” (while powering on, press F8 → then choose: safe mode)

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It's sad, that nobody seems to know anything to solve my problem.

I can't blame the forum - but I definitely blame Toshiba for not even reacting on my request-email for almost two weeks now.

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So far I got up to the screen that warns about unpacking the system image partition but don't want to go further in case that option is not there.

Can anyone help? :/

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I have the option of selecting "Toshiba HDD Recovery" at startup repair, but will it have that option if I go further into it?

Toshiba HDD recovery sets the notebook back to factory settings! This means that your system partition will be deleted and you will get the same HDD state like at the first day of purchase.

Therefore you should backup the date before performing the recovery process.
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This was discussed many times here in the forum and no, the GPU replacement / upgrade isn?t possible.
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Thank you for your helpp,


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Maybe it sounds stupid now but it is not important if this product key is readable or not. It is just evidence that you have bought notebook with preinstalled OS and valid licence key.

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Sounds like it might be starting to fail.
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Hi, I did a lookup on that and it is related to the hard drive. BBs mean Bios Boot Specification

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No way to recover a genuine Toshiba laptop? Is it true?
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A:Change welcome/logon/splash screen on Satellite L500


I have googled a little bit and found this:

The procedure is a little but tricky.
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- go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Authentication \ LogonUI \ Background

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- access registry

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Usually the Win 10 drivers can be downloaded here but only for Win 10 supported units

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Hello Miguel

Has your notebook ?factory settings? or you have changed something?
Have you installed own operating system or notebook still has original preinstalled operating system?
Is WLAN card installed and listed properly in device manager?

WLAN usage is so simple and by ?default? it must work properly. The same principle is on all Toshiba notebooks same. When you want to use WLAN you must move WLAN switch to position ON and use FN+F8 key combination to enable WLAN card. That?s all.

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Satellite L500 is not Win 8 upgrade supported? so I think the problem is a missing driver or software?

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It seems that you already posted an thread about similar issue with your notebook some years ago.

In first case it seems that your battery was the troublemaker.

You are talking about charging indicator. I?m not quite sure what LED should it be.
There are 5 LEDs - from left: DC IN / Power / Battery / HDD, ODD / Bridge Media Slot

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A:Toshiba Satellite hibernation BCD Error: 0xc0000034


I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.

In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

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A:Satellite Pro P100 - Toshiba Remote Application Error


Try to remove it from startup
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Hi luciflash.

Install Service pack 1 and all other windows updates. Otherwise the system will remain vulnerable to threats.

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Dear Thomas, 90b Error message occurs when there is firmware or a Hardware issue with the fan. Please install the following update on the Notebook. It is the bios update, most likely to fix if its a firmware issue. However, if the issue persists, kindly contact our support center.we will be happy to help you fix it. Cheers!

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Hi Alan

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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

mit006 said:

(aside from cooling pads which seem like a half-*** solution, if it's a hardware solution you're suggesting ideally it'd be an internal one.)

so yeah, please let me know... all help would be greatly appreciated.Click to expand...

If you'll listen, cool pads do work (I'll be it 1/2 way) Good selection
LAP top is a misnomer without a cooler, however on the internal part of cooling mods, I hope you're up to the task....
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A:Satellite U940 - loud cooling fan

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>Can anybody tell me exactly what the problem is?
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hi there

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