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Fmuph2 HDD Cable Issue (Toshiba Portege R500)

Q: Fmuph2 HDD Cable Issue (Toshiba Portege R500)

So I have a Toshiba Portege r500 with no H/d & a second one for parts. When I went to take the H/D and pop it in I realized the H/D hook-up cables are different. The "parts laptop" has a "FMUSH1" cable connecting it to the sata drive. The newer Portege has a cable labeled " FMUPH2" (I'm assuming for an SSD?)

My Question is....Can easily swap them somehow or is there an adapter/converter possibly?

Thanks in advance for any possible help!

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A: Fmuph2 HDD Cable Issue (Toshiba Portege R500)

So with more research I'm thinking I have a ZIF Tape (Cable) that previously connected to a 1.8 SSD which I now need to convert to a 2.5 sata connection.
I ordered a 24-Pin ZIF to SATA Adapter Connector Card off eBay. It comes with its own "ribbon" (Tape/cable whatever) as shown in the pic. Will I need to replace the ZIF from my mobo with it? or is it simply in case "you" need it?
Also just wondering could I have swapped out the sata ribbon (Fmush1) with the ZIF ribbon (Fmuph2) where they connect to the MoBo instead? (It's extremely difficult to get to on this model and the "clips" seem very fragile so I avoided attempting it)
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I have a Portege R500 with Windows XP.
I have now installed a Windows 7 version without activation to see if all drivers work (Windows 8 is not supported as far as I know).

All looks good and Windows is telling me now as expected it is not genuine and offers me to buy the license, but when I go to MS it fails (it seems MS does not sell Windows 7 anymore).

Does Toshiba sell OEM licenses for Windows 7 for a R500 ?

It would be a shame to throw it away because of that.

Thank you

A:Portege R500 - Does Toshiba sell OEM licenses for Windows 7

Toshiba offers notebooks with preinstalled recovery image and offered version is activated. With other words when you buy notebook you buy also valid licence for preinstalled OS version.

Toshiba supports newer operating systems too. As you can see on Toshiba download page you can find drivers, tools and utilities for Win7 64bit and use them after Win7 installation.

Unfortunately Toshiba doesn't offer licence for it. All you must do it to obtain Win7 64bit with valid licence.
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Both the DVD drive and the SD drive have now disappeared.
There are no optical drives listed in Device Manager.

I recently installed a replacement optical drive, because it had stopped working a while back.
The SD card reader has not worked properly for a long time, but still was listed.

The new DVD drive was working fine until the bump.

What I find puzzling is that the SD drive has disappeared as well.

I've taken the thing apart and checked the cables are still connected (the DVD drive to the SD board, and the SD board to the motherboard).
All drivers are bang up-to-date.
Windows 7 is up-to-date.

Any thoughts?

A:Portege R500 - DVD and SD have disappeared

In my opinion it must be hardware malfunction. Device can be connected but if the controller is defective the device will not be recognized properly.

You can install original recovery image and test functionality with ?factory settings?. If the problem persists, I think, there is nothing you can do about that. New manboard is solution for you.
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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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Is there a BIOS update to deal with GPT disks ?

Thank you

A:Installing Windows 8 on Portege R500

As far as I know this old Portege is not supported for Win8 and Toshiba doesn't offer any Win8 driver, tool or utility, especially not some BIOS version designed to help with Win8 installation.
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May be somebody can help to generate unlock response code?
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A:Portege R500 BIOS password

BIOS protection is very important feature for protection so it cannot be discussed in public forum.
If someone writes here how you can remove BIOS password every stolen Portege R500 can be unlocked.

I know it costs a bit but this should be done by Authorized service provider.
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Can I upgrade proceror and RAM in my R500?
Is possible?? If yes, how procesor can i used?


A:Portege R500 - Upgrade procesor and RAM

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 R500 - Windows 7 - No Sound

Are you 100% sure the sound is not muted? Check this using FN+ESC key combination.
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A:Very low sound volume on Portege R500


According to your message, you have already tried to increase the volume using all possible options?
Did you try to increase the volume in control panel -> Realtek HD audio manager??
Check this?

You have also tried to update the Realtek sound driver?.
Did you use the one from the Realtek page directly?
Check this!

If this will not help, you could test the notebook with new recovered system?

But if this will not improve the volume, then this could be a hardware problem?
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A:Portege R500- after hardware upgrade ODD will not read

Just to say after a lot of head scratching I worked out the problem. I'd made a mistake in reattaching the metal mounting clip to the back of the optical drive.

I'd screwed the clip on on the outside of the orange coloured connector when it needed to be on the inside (between the optical drive and the orange connector). It seems this must have pushed the drive out of place just enough to stop it from working properly.
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A:Portege R500-11Z: Using Recovery Disk to prepare a new HDD

> However, because the new hard drive is plugged into my existing XP set up it gets a folder called System Volume Information written to it. The presence of this folder causes the recoUNPACK to fail. It gets to 59% each time and then throws the error - System Volume Information already exists

Hmm? did you use the right path and right partition/volume letter?

As far as I know the command should show something like that:

+recounpack.exe d:\imagename.tpa z: /f+

(z: is the letter of your external USB disk and can be different in your case)
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Thank you very much.

A:Cannot install chipset utilities on Portege R500-11Z

Wait a moment.

You said you have problems with USB connectors.
Do you mean USB ports?
What?s wrong exactly?

The same question is related to fingerprint system.
What wrong with fingerprint sensor?

The Toshiba driver page provides the Intel Chipset Utility v9.1.1.1015
This driver/software is compatible with Mobile Intel 945GMS express chipset.

Also the driver from Intel page could be installed:

The Zip package contains single files which and this helps you to install the driver via device manager
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Does anybody know if Toshiba has a fix for this ?

Do other people with Portege laptops have the same issue ?

Thank you

A:Portege R500 - Low sound volume with Win 7 and Realtek driver

As far as I know the Portege R500 supports the Realtek ALC262
I've googled and found people having problems with low sound volume on other laptops from other manufacturers using the ALC262 chip

But I found the solutions :)
Download the small ?Sound Utility to Turn Mute Off After Upgrading to Vista?
[Sound Utility to Turn Mute Off |] and unzip it using WinRAR or WinZip
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Note: All drivers should be installed as well as the Realtek sound driver.

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A:Portege R500 works on battery but after connecting to AC adapter is OFF

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A:Portege R500 does not run at battery power - indicator flashing amber

> After I entered the airplane, out of the blue, the laptop didn't not start with neither of the two batteries (original both of them).

Very strange that both batteries don?t work after you entered the airplane.
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A:Portege R830-10U, Windows 8 updated, Toshiba Upgrade Assistant issue on PA


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A:Portege R500 - cursor often skips back a line or back several spaces


Disable the touchpad while typing. You can do that by pressing the Fn + F9 key combination.
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those lights flashing are error codes that could point to the issue, that maybe in your Toshiba Documentation.
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Hi josebencosme, Welcome to TSG !!
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A:Toshiba Portege 3500 XP Install??

I would first check the specs on it make sure it has enough power to install XP
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You can read up on booting from USB devices here:
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can we see an ipconfig /all - also an xirrus screen shot

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.

This should also work for windows 8
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.
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
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Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running.
if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information.

post which SSID name is yours, its located in the list, under network "Adapter Name" (1st column)

To post a screen shot of the active window.
1) hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
2) if you are using Vista/Windows 7 you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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PXE-E61 media test failure

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*Archive* => Portege => Portege 3xxx => Portege 3500

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Benjamin Gauthier

A:Portege M807 AC cable got damaged


The AC adaptor PA3468E-1AC3 supports 19V, 65W, 3,42A

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A:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

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A:Portege M200 - Toshiba splash screen comes up and then nothing


For me it sounds like hat there is a certain hardware problem so the computers stops at Toshiba BIOS screen...

It?s really hard to say what could be the reason?

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A:Toshiba M200 Portege Tablet-virus?

Hello shadowtiger72 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forums. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log.Let's run a different scanner and see if we can find out what might be casuing some of the issues you are currently having.Download and unzip it to your Desktop. It will create a folder named WinPFind2. Do NOT run the program directly from the zip file.Open the WinPFind2 folder and double-click on winpfind2.exe to start the program.Keep the standard settings.In the AddOn-Options group click the checkboxes forHKCU_IEDesktop.defPolicies.defSID_Run_Policies.def
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hi kd4fun,
this is hard: deleting without thinking about the problems...

to make it short:
you need a driver that the docking station is able to communicate with the laptop...

recover cd at hands? no....

to make it shorter ;-)
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click here
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A:Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC recovery

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A:Missing motherboard cable for Portege 3110 CT


You can try your luck and can wait till someone will post such photo or link.
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The nearest ASP can be found here; -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

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can I revert back to original state using this USB stick ?

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A:Portege Z830 - Stuck on Toshiba splash screen with fan

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Copyright (C) 1997-2013 Intel Corporation

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A:Portege Z30-A - PXE Media test failure, check cable

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A:Portege R930-122 - Toshiba VAP REGDB Get Item failed Win7 Pro 64 bit


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Windows 7 Win7 SP1
.Net Framework 4.0 [TRO]
Intel Chipset SW Installation Utility
Intel Management Engine Interface
Intel AMT Software
Intel Display Driver
TOSHIBA Intelligent Display Management v1.0.3.0
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PatchFiles TBMINITREG-1.0T
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I have a Toshiba Portege Z835 P330 ultrabook. I accidently broke the old screen and ordered a replacement from My original 14" screen was a samsung model. The one sent me was an LG. The First LG screen I received partially worked as in I could see graphics, but no backlight. I sent the screen back for an exchange, and they mailed me a replacement. Same problem: Graphics, but no backlight at all. I am perplexed. What could the issue be? I've quadruple checked the connection and restarted the laptop multiple times. It doesn't appear the video cable is damaged.

The Samsung model # of my original screen is LTN133AT25-T01
The LG Model # of the "compatible" replacement is LP133WH2

Any insight would be appreciated as im not looking forward to hashing it out with the tech anymore. Thanks

A:Backlight not working on replacement LED Screen Toshiba Portege z835

There are two types of laptop LCD displays: older versions that use a separate fluorescent backlight bulb with an inverter, and newer models that use a true LED backlight integral with the display screen.
Do you know which type your laptop uses? Pure LED backlit screens with have only one ribbon cable to it. CCFL screens will have a second connection.
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Hi everyone,

I've just upgraded my Toshiba Portege r830 pt320a-06k031 from win7 pro to Win10.
I installed all the needed drivers (win7 pro version) and the system is faster and very stable: I am really impressed!.

The only things I found not 100% compatible is the "Toshiba Fingerprint Utility", that adds 2 weird extra icons to my logon screen, both of them aliases of my 2 local users.

It is high probable that some newer and win10 compatible laptops, are using a "Toshiba Fingerprint Utility" vesion compatibile with my R380; could you help me to find out which one?

Thank you in advance!
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I want to update my laptop bios 3.40 with the version (BIOS_V390_ECV160_WIN) , it shows me an error message :
TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.4.2.1

"This computer in not supported"


A:Re: Bios update Toshiba Portg R830-1DR (PT321E-0G401EFR)

Check this thread:

try the update to v3.60 before trying the v3.90

By the way: Does VAP (value added package) is installed properly? This package is very important for BIOS update