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Satellite L500-20X - WLAN switch doesn't work after Windows 8 Upgrade

Q: Satellite L500-20X - WLAN switch doesn't work after Windows 8 Upgrade


I have updatet my Toshiba Satellite L500-20X to Windows 8.
Unfortunately, since this update my WLAN Switch no longer works. All function keys work to F7, only F8 (WLAN switch) and F9 (touchpad) no longer work.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

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A: Satellite L500-20X - WLAN switch doesn't work after Windows 8 Upgrade

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

As far as I know in order to use the FN buttons the Value Added Package for Win 8 needs to be installed.
Check other driver area for Toshiba notebook series supporting the Win 8.
Maybe you could use the VAP released for other series.
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I have problem with my wireless switch. Take a look at this [picture|]. It says "bryterstatus: p?" which translates (poorly) to "switch status: on".

Although, when I press Fn + F8, nothing happens. All the other FN + "random button" hotkeys work though. In other words, I can't connect to my wireless. I know that it works, because I can connect with my iPhone. There's also nothing wrong with the connection, I've tried to deactive / active on and off. Tried to restart my laptop. I've even downloaded new drivers. Nothing seems to work. How can I turn on the switch?

Best Regards,
Miguel Rodrigues

A:Satellite Pro L500 - Wireless button doesn't work

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.

What you can try is to reinstall Value added package?
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Maybe someone knows an answer.

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A:Re: Satellite L500 - FN keys don't work on Windows 8

Maybe stupid question at the beginning of our discussion but have you checked if your notebook is supported for Win8?
I mean which drivers and Toshiba specific tools and utilities you want to install if your notebook is not supported for Win8?
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Usually the Win 10 drivers can be downloaded here but only for Win 10 supported units

Unfortunately, the L500 isn’t listed a Win 10 supported notebook model.
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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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> Is there any drivers for L500-21T for windows 8 64bit...
On you can check if your notebook is supported for Win8 OS.

One more thing: your notebook has Intel HM55 Express Chipset. Interesting is that Tecra A11 with part number PTSE0E has the same chipset and it is supported for Win8 so you can try to use chipset driver offered for this Tecra notebook.
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I don’t know what notebook model you have but fact is that not all notebook series are supported for Win 10 upgrade.
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The touchpad scrolling requires additional touchpad driver…
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a) Realtek PTL 8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (DDIS60). It asks for installation disc. I did not get one with the laptop, I only have a Restore Disk I made. Will that be okay?
b) SM Buscontroller (code 28) No Driver
c) Network Controller (code 1) Not configured correctly.

These words are just as they appear when I click the yellow triangle.
Can anybody help me sort the problem?

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.

Restore disc cannot be used because using this disc you can reinstall whole OS only. It is not possible to use it for certain drivers installation.
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I have fully charged the battery to 100% and shut down whilst still on charge.

There is no doubt in my mind that the battery is discharging when fitted, and only loosing a small amount of charge when removed from the laptop.

Have any other users experienced the same problem. Result is that in one week the battery will discharge some 35%, which I find unacceptable.

A:Satellite L500 19X Battery discharging when not in use


I think this is nothing wrong buddy
The battery will always s discharge a little bit even though the notebook is not running.

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;

Battery pack 12 cell; 2 days (sleep mode); 20 days (Shut down mode)
Battery pack 6 cell; 1 day (sleep mode); 10 days (shut down mode)
Battery pack 3 cell; 0,5 days (sleep mode); 5 days (shut down mode)

You must always check following software/ bios settings in order to decreased the battery discharging:
- standby/ resume mode, hibernation etc. will reduce the time until the battery is empty dramatically
- always check wether Wake On Lan or Wake on HDMI is enabled
- always check wether USB sleep and charge is enabled
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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.

Dabble into it abit, and see if you find anything interesting. I'll be here to answer any further questions you may have.

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So I tried with the recovery CD of Windows XP and no problem
I prefer to have windows Windows 7 but I don't know how to get it back
One last information, the recovery CD of Windows XP came with the laptop as the one for Windows 7 was made by the shop that sold me the computer.

Thank you for your help

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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.

To be honest it is not easy to say what is wrong there but this Win7 installation disc is somehow suspect for me. I don't know which notebook model do you have exactly but somehow I feel you didn?t get original Win7 disc. Best evidence is WXP recovery disc. The prinziple with Win7 is the same and it must works.

When you use this disc you should have menu as described on

This document explains how it works with original recovery installation disc.
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A:Driver updates for Satellite L500

> WHERE are the drivers for 8.1 for an L500?
You must check if your notebook model is supported for Win8 or not. Please visit and check Toshiba Compatibility Matrix
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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)

A:Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

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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.
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A:Satellite Pro L500-1T5 BlueScreens and Display disturbance

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.

That is really bad service and if one thing is certain after that: I won't buy a Toshiba notebook again, as they seem to help only if you have guaranty left.
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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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I have the option of selecting "Toshiba HDD Recovery" at startup repair, but will it have that option if I go further into it?

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Sounds like it might be starting to fail.
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A:Switch user sound doesn't work for first person to log in.

Hi .

If your account is the only one experiencing this...I'd say that your profile is damaged.

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Many thanks

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.
You have to change the registry.

- Start registry (Regedit.exe)
- go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Authentication \ LogonUI \ Background

- Create a new DWORD value named OEMBackground
- Double-click OEMBackground and set 1 as its value data
- access registry

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In C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds you could include the jpg file.
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A:My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working

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First of all the notebook was already preinstalled with Toshiba image and all drivers and software were installed too.
Therefore additional driver installation isn?t necessary.

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Now there doesn't seem to be problems with that since I uninstalled touchpad driver and restarted my computer, but still scrolling doesn't work.

Troubleshooting for this problem has been no good.
They all lead you to first search for mouse in start screen -> mouse properties -> advanced and from there you can adjust mousepad settings.

I don't even have this tab on my laptop, while all other ones are there (buttons, pointers, pointer options, hardware).

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The mentioned touchpad features should be supported by software as well as hardware.
There are different touchpad standards like Synaptics, Alps as well as Elan which support different features and different software.

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control panel ? mouse ? last tab (Advanced)

If you want, you could try to install the Synaptics touchpad driver which was released for other notebook series like Portege Z10T-A

I?m not quite sure if this Synaptics software would work properly in connection with the Alps electric touchpad but its definitely worth a try.
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I needed a new machine as I was starting a new job the next day.

During an install off office 2013 the machine in one of its reboots had a catastrophic error.. and refused all recovery attempts. around 19:00 at night...

I needed an operational machine for work...the next day

I pulled out my Windows 7 and proceeded to reconfigure machine and install Windows 7.. The Machine is operational BUT I cannot get the Wireless LAN functioning... for the Model I have there does NOT appear to be a Wireless lan driver...

The network card functions BUT not wireless LAN..

Can anyone please advise what is the correct Wireless LAN driver for the machine...



A:Satellite Pro L50-B05D - need WLan driver for Windows 7


Your notebook Satellite L50-B05D belongs to the PSKTAA series and this series was released in Australia only.

But the similar notebook series Satellite L50-B PSKTAE was released in Europe.
Therefore the drivers from Toshiba EU driver page should be compatible.

Visit this page:
Here choose.
Satellite L
Satellite L50-B
Win 7 64bit

Note: there are three different Wlan drivers: Intel, Atheros, Broadcom
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Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?
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A:Satellite M100-191 - Right speaker doesn't work


Did this problem appear in the past using other Windows system like Win XP or Vista?

> Maybe the sound card has some problem with it's chipset and needs to be replaced?

The sound card/chip malfunction would be the worst case because in such case the motherboard should be replaced? so hopefully it?s not a hardware problem.

Check this.
Go to control panel -> sound
In Playback tab click right on Speakers.
Now new window called Speaker Properties should pop up.
Here choose tab called Level and click on button Balance.
Now check if both controls are set to right.
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When I want to do this in 'PC Settings', I get the message that this is not possible.
When I click 'details' to see what is wrong, I get an empty message screen.

Can somebody please help?

Thanks in advance,


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>Yesterday I had to use the recover procedure to reinstall the laptop
How did you recover the notebook?
Did you use the HDD recovery (Reset the PC) or did you use the Recovery medium (disk or flash memory stick)

Generally speaking there system should be activated by first notebook system boot.
In case this is not possible, you could check this Toshiba FAQ how to do that.

This describes the procedure for Win 8 but its should be similar to Win 8.1
Sometimes the issue might be related to missing internet connection.
[Windows 8 has not been automatically activated after the first boot of your new Notebook|]
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A:Satellite L30: Clean XP install - used to work, now it doesn't

When it reaches "Registering Components" and freezes, can you press ALT-TAB to view any errors in the background?

Maybe it is waiting for someone to press OK to an error dialog.
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Any ideas?

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First at all, sorry for my bad English.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-153, the problem is his Touch pad, doesn't work correctly, the mouse doesn't move and when i move the finger on the pad, it seems like if i were rolling the bar "or the mouse wheel".

Sometimes, the "mouse" works correctly for a 20seconds, and after, again the same. External mouse works fine.

There's not the problem of "Fn" functions. I tried to shutdown, put off the battery and press the power button for 50seconds. I tried too to uninstall the Drivers from the Touchpad, and i think i have tried to change all the properties on the "Control Panel - Mouse".

Anybody can help me with that?

Thank you.

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On most Toshiba notebooks is installed Synaptics touchpad driver. With this driver there are available additional touchpad settings. try please to change these settings and disable all functions that you don?t need.

How to do this you can read on

Check it out.
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How could i fix it? it makes my ocd tingle.

Thanks all for replies :D

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Strange. Something like this should not happen. I have updated my machine but everything works properly.

I don't know if this will help but try to reinstall Toshiba system driver and Toshiba function key utility.

You should find it on Toshiba download page -
Check it out.