To troubleshoot a Toshiba laptop, simply run the Windows troubleshooting wizard. To do this, press F1. This brings up the Windows Help menu, where you can fix the problem, or take it to a technician if you are unable to troubleshoot it.Know More
Connect the laptop to an electrical outlet by plugging one end of the power cord into its power port.
Use a soft, damp and lint-free cloth to wipe the satellite screen. Moisture, dust and smudges can cause distorted images. Avoid using chemical-based cleaners, as they can permanently damage the satellite’s screen surface.
Some devices may not be compatible with the current version of Microsoft Windows installed on your Toshiba laptop and may cause communication errors, software-related glitches and system freezes. Isolate the problem by plugging the peripheral devices back into the laptop one by one until you discover the problem.
Wipe down the surface of the keyboard with a damp cloth. Clean between and under the keys with a pressurized air canister to remove dust and dirt.
Take the laptop to an experienced Toshiba technician. Some problems are associated with the malfunctioning of internal circuitry and hardware.
The wireless communication slide switch is located on the base of Toshiba laptops, on the front, right or left side of the casing, as of September 2014. The switch activates and deactivates the wireless connection hardware inside the laptop, so if the switch is in the "off" position, the computer cannot connect to wireless networks.Full Answer >
Removing the laptop battery of most Toshiba laptops is accomplished by releasing latches and sliding the battery out of its compartment. However, some models, such as the Satellite S55 series, do not have removable batteries, but include a reset hole that allows users to perform a hard reset.Full Answer >
Some reasons to reset a Toshiba laptop include the device refusing to boot, running slow, having a corrupted registry, being infected with viruses that corrupt the device or having malware stealing data. Another reason is to erase the data on it prior to resale.Full Answer >
Toshiba laptops made after 2007 no longer use recovery discs, but instead have a hidden partition that is built into the hard disk drive to recover the system. If using a laptop that was made before 2007, then the laptop will have a recovery CD and diskette.Full Answer >