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.
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.
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 >
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 >
Restoring factory settings on a Toshiba laptop is a process that involves turning off the laptop, removing all the peripherals, pressing the zero key while turning on the laptop, choosing the "Recovery of Factory Software" option from the Recovery Wizard and finally restarting the laptop. This process, which uses a special system recovery image stored in a secret location on the hard disk, may vary from machine to machine with some of the machines asking for disks (multi-disk packages).Full Answer >
According to Power Solution, the most common reasons that computers move slow are the computer needs a reboot, there is little available hard drive space, the hard drive is corrupted, there are too many background programs running, or the computer is infected by malware or a virus. More possibilities include hardware or driver issues, an outdated operating system, heat issues, lack of RAM, excessive age and hardware failure.Full Answer >