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Adding USB ports to ExpressCard slot on Toshiba Satellite Pro

Q: Adding USB ports to ExpressCard slot on Toshiba Satellite Pro

I have a satellite pro l300 - only 1 usb port is working the others have been physically damaged. I was wondering I could put a card into the express card slot ..I was thinking one of these

but I am confused, with pcima, express slot converters......would the above work ? - laptop is running vista.

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A: Adding USB ports to ExpressCard slot on Toshiba Satellite Pro

Yes this adapter should work fine
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A:I need to use an ExpressCard, but my laptop has no slot for it.

Hi there,

It sounds like that documentation might have been translated. Haha. it seems that what they meant was that the Express Card you plug in will be detected as a USB device, which may or may not cause problems with programs that will use it. Also, that means that the card cannot be used outside of Windows, such as in DOS or for booting purposes.

Hope this helps.
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A:T420s ExpressCard Slot not working

you mean the 4 in 1 card reader doesn't work? does it get detected under the hardware property?It should be automatically detected when you plug and unplug it, well at least this is the case when i tested the T420s of mine friends' when i was showing them how use an eGPU solution.
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A:HP ZBook 15/17 G2 has non-functional expresscard slot

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The WLAN card must be placed in the middle but RAM is probably on the left side. Maybe it is under the small plastic cover (not fixed with screws). Check it out.
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I your case such upgrade is not supported and RAM upgrade should be done by authorized service provider.
Generally speaking bottom cover removal is not complicated but you should not do it alone. This will cancel valid warranty.

In my opinion, before you do anything contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help. Simply pick up some info about price and compatible RAM modules.
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A:Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition

cant find your lappy on toshiba site , same thing happened with me and was the bios update i needed so re check its the correct update
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The thread
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A:Instructions for opening a Satellite Z930 with a slot for SIM card

Did you manage to remove the cover?

There is no other method to remove the cover? if your notebook is equipped with SIM card, remove firstly the SD card (bridge media dummy card), then SIM card (you will need to insert a slender object into the hole of the sim tray) and then the 14 screws from the cover at the bottom of the unit.

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A:Help with adding ports on Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by KoreanNinja17

Hello everybody,
I play a game called Warcraft III. I like hosting games but to do that you need to forward ports. I just upgraded to Windows 7. I used to have Windows XP and I did everything to host a game. Now I have Windows 7 and I don't really know where anything is. First of all, where can you add ports? Secondly, when you do add them you're supposed to add External Port: 6112-6119 and redirect Port:6112-6119. I think. Lol. need to add a port called 6112 which is the port for hosting. And another 6119. You do it for DCP and for UDP. If anybody knows anything about hosting on Warcraft III can you tell me exactly what to do?

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Hi Greg .... Did you Install the Second Driver in the Link below ... If that can be Installed should be easy enough to get the USB 3 Driver ...
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See here
Toshiba Support Forums: Satellite P200/300 - Second HDD bay has ...

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I found some interesting advice from Microsoft regarding the similar USB issues.

+Disable and re-enable the USB controller+
+To disable and re-enable the USB controllers, follow these steps:+
+1. Click Start, and then click Run.+
+Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.+
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+7. Check the USB device to see whether it is working.+

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+1. Click Start, and then click Run.+
+Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.+
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Restart the unit and test it again
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Message was edited by: raafen

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If you need some help you must post exact notebook model name and OS you use.
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A:Toshiba not recognizing USB ports or wireless signals

would you post back an image of device manager

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
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Are you able to use this USB memory stick in connection with USB 2.0 port?
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A:toshiba satellite cpu

Well you need a laptop version of the CPU which is harder to find then a normal one. On top of that, K6-2 CPUs in general have become something of a rarity. & finally when you take into account the fact that laptop CPUs aren't meant to be swapped with newer ones, you'll notice you have a lot going against you.

If you insist on looking for one anyways, I guess you could pretty much take any K6-2 all the way to 500mhz & adjust it to a 66mhz FSB. The Socket CPUs before the Slot 1/A era did not have locked multipliers so you could play around with it & the FSB, provided the laptop's BIOS / Mainboard lets you do so.

Just bring the new chip down to the same speed as the old one & gradually raise the speed while keeping an eye on the temps. If your laptop was designed with a certain CPU speed in mind, it might not react very well with a faster, hotter chip.

I still think it might be a better idea to start saving for a newer laptop though.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:
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A:Help with Toshiba Satellite

After other options are exhausted, if you find any, you can try to go back to factory specs. You will lose all your programs, etc, but you can reload them.

Here are instructions on how to try.
Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

Wish you good luck. Sorry about this incident.
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I would be very appreciative of any suggestions.

A:Can't get into Toshiba Satellite

When she tried to get into it she had forgotten the Toshiba password to get into it Click to expand...

we cannot help with by passing passwords on this forum - please re-read the rules you signed up to when joining
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

so NO assistance can be given here for the password issue -

Where I am now with it is I have tried 2 other motherboards in it and neither of them has any video. It powers on and that's all I get.Click to expand...

laptops can be quite difficult to replace components without problems - where did you get the two motherboards from ? are they the exact model and revision

usually windows software OEM is locked to the motherboard - so you will need to also purchase another license for the software.
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Can anybody tell me what is likely to be wrong?? - I have read somewhere that something may be fried??

Please let me know if you need more info.


Rhys ([email protected])

A:Toshiba Satellite A-200

It may be a problem with the battery which may be wrongly place or fried as you say. Remove it and check it.
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A:toshiba satellite m60

test with vga out?

I had the same computer with the same problem, when i contacted toshiba support they gave me a local repair site and i brought it in, they tested it and replaced the screen in 2 days. The guy at the repair facility said all they did was to hook up an external monitor to verify it was indeed the screen and not the system and when they knew the problem was the screen they proceeded from there. If you have a vga monitor you can plug in and test it, if it is the screen it's one of the easiest fixes, so unless the shop you're dealing with is totally inept, or totally corrupt, it should be no problem
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I have just replaced the screen on my Toshiba Satellite U50D-A laptop myself as they as it was not covered under warranty.

Now when I power it on it comes up with PXE messages which indicate it is trying to boot from the LAN instead of the HDD.

HDD is the first boot device in the BIOS

Possibly the HDD was wiped when it was in for repair and therefore it cannot find a boot partition on it to boot from.

My initial questions are:

1. How can I tell if the HDD has a bootable partition on it?
2 How can I reload Windows 8 onto the HDD if I do not have a CD/DVD drive on the laptop?

Mant thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Toshiba Satellite

make sure your HDD is detected on the BIOS if not try to press del or f2 to go into bios then select your HDD as primary HDD press f10 to save changes,,try if you can boot it.. if not then you will have to re install your operating system via bootable flash drive.
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Hi Gang

I have my neighbors Lap Top a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7469. She was in the middle of an e-mail and the screen froze up, she shut it down and turned it back on and now it will go through the Toshiba Intro, and goes to a blank screen. The cursor will still move so it is not froze up. I have tried the repair and it goes through that and says everything is ok, ha ha ha I tried to do a restore and it will not let me do that. It will not do anything in safe mod either. You click on safe mode and it goes to the blank screen and sits there. I have tried a recovery disk and that does not thing.

It acts like the boot sector is bad. and ideas.? She has a lot of pictures and bank stuff on the HD, so I don't want to lose that.


A:Toshiba Satellite

Hi Gang...Just remembered I also ran a Avira scan on it, no change. I also pulled the HD from it and used a cheater cable on it, and the HD runs and I seen all the info on it. All seems intact that way.

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Ok, I got a used laptop from work, always worked fine.

brought it home, and it worked fine. then all of the sudden it would get through the toshiba screen and go nowhere.

then the next day, it started up fine 2 times.

I tried to boot from the XP CD, and it does the whole blue screen thing until 'starting windows' then it just hangs up.

When I boot in safe mode, or attempt to, it gets stuck on system32\drivers\agp440.sys

any ideas?

A:Toshiba Satellite M35

Ok... well it seems to be royally f;ed up.

I attempted to install windows again, after booting up. So it could not delete the partition. I had to install over it and erase it. In the process, it ended up with an error and cant complete the install. So now it keeps hitting some error about text.

I did have a ghost boot disc, and now it wont even finish booting up to the ghost program, it just gets to an a: prompt.

Anyway to wipe out the HD with not much access to anything and start over?
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A:Toshiba satellite pro

System Restore points really only happen if there are software changes. Like Windows Update or installing a new program.

If you wish to create your own follow this link: Create a Restore Point for Windows 7 or Vista’s System Restore - How-To Geek
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I am totally lost.Can't connect wifi. There are two routers. The first a model/dsl router second a linksys that is connected by cable.
Don't have a problem with other laptops so problem with this PC.
LAN connects no problem. on CMD - it always shoes media disconnected. It detects and connects to the network but no IP.

I am totally lost. Re-installed broadcom adapter. Any thoughts please?
Windows 7 Home premium.

A:Toshiba satellite

can we see the ipconfig /all - see below

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

Is your wireless security enabled - if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect - if it does - log back into the router and try the wireless security again

try a tcp/ip reset - see below

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7

Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter

ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

Please note and post back - if you receive the following message :-
Access is Denied

please post back the results in a reply here - its important we know that these commands have worked correctly and not produced any errors
right click in the command prompt box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Details also here
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A:Toshiba satellite

can you try safe mode
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode - see if that works
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A:Toshiba satellite mem?

Please note it says 512 Mb x 2.

Many laptops have an easilly reachable second slot for expansion and an internal harder-to-get-at slot.
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A:Toshiba satellite help

Check if necessary services are enabled for windows store to work properly.
run->services.msc look for Windows Store Service. Also check DNS service.
Run windows troubleshoorter to check for any related issues.
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hey guys well a few weeks ago my laptop stopped working The one in the title I obviously was depressed because I have a lot of things on my laptop The problem is that I get to the boot screen where it allows me to go into safe mode start windows normally etc etc Then it will do the countdown til it starts windows normally but as soon as I hit Enter or the countdown is done it freezes on that screen I tried editing my BIOs maybe there is more I can do in there not completely sure I blew into the vents and tried to blow out any Satellite M40/M45 help Toshiba dust I opened some of the computer and sprayed Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help some aerosol to clear out any dust on w e I did open I couldn t figure out how to open the whole bottom back of the computer I also tried using the recovery disc but it is not recognizing the disc drive By this I mean that it is not loading anything from the disc drive I also tried to install another operating system Mandriva Linux DSL and Ubuntu Linux All help will be appreciated Thanks -CJP Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help P Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help S If someone can help me with also opening the whole laptop that may help as well nbsp

A:Toshiba Satellite M40/M45 help

Hmm... from what I am reading I think this thread should be moved to the "Windows OS" Forums, so if it is supposed to be moved, I do request and admin/moderator move this thread.
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A:Toshiba Satellite


Not too sure what was up with the large space and the odd characters at the bottom, but I've edited them out.


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Just wondering what other people think.. I just don't want to order a replacement panel if someone thinks it might be the mainboard for example.

A:Toshiba Satellite M70

Well, the first thing I would do is plug an external monitor to it and see what comes up. Toshibas have a diagnosis function that you can run if you hit F8 at startup. Choose the test and let see if it finds any problems with the onboard screen.

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Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Toshiba Satellite

You might be able to order the Recovery discs from Toshiba for a small fee.

Most laptops now require the user to make their own discs when they purchase the system and the re is a recovery partition on the drive.

P.S. Windows is considerably cheaper then a new laptop. And you should have a Windows license number on the bottom of the laptop so the worse case scenrio is that you have to get a regular Windows CD, do an install and download all the drivers, but you'd lose some of the Toshiba pre-installed software.
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A:toshiba satellite A-300

Welcome to TSG.
You need to ensure you have the correct chipset and Wi-Fi driver installed. you should also check your WLAN AutoConfig service is set to Automatic and Started.


Configuring Services;
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A:Help for Toshiba Satellite l20

Zenosincks said:

Does an external monitor pick up a display signal?Click to expand...

thenk you for your reply
no i tried to connect external screen the same no picture.
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I have a Toshiba Satelite l305d-s5900. I turn it on and it immediately goes to the toshiba leading innovation screen. It doesn't do anything if I press f2 or f12. I've tried pressing f8 while powering on as well as 0. It does nothing. I'm at a complete loss on what to do.
It makes no sound when trying any of the above or at start up. I took it apart earlier and there's nothing disconnected and no damaged wires that I can see. Ive also tried taking out my battery and turning on with just power supply because someone told me to try that, nothing. Please help!

A:Toshiba Satellite

how old is it, when did this start, is there a cd/dvd in the tray? remove all usb stuff that plugged in..try unplugging and removing the battery and holding the power button for 10 seconds, then plug it in and put the battery back in and try it..

if the 0 (zero) key works you will lose all data!
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A:Toshiba satellite help

Sounds like you have a virus or other malware affecting the Windows log on. What happens in Safe Mode?
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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135 notebook. It has four USB ports that all do the same thing. Anything I plug into them it just says "device not recognized". I have made sure its not a driver OR software issue. Tech support tells me I have an issue with my systemboard. I have also even tried flashing my bios to a new version and still the same problem. My question is this!

I recently bought a PCMCIA card with 4 extra USB ports on it but it has to be powered by ONE usb cable. Will this card work? Even tho my ports don't recognize should it power the expansion card I'm about to install? Any suggestions? This is a nice notebook and I just need some USB support before I junk it. Thanks.


A:Toshiba Satellite HELP!

Not sure what PCMCIA card your talking about the one I had worked because it had a separate power supply