20 Most Recent Toshiba Sattelite A105-S2051 Notebook Questions & Answers


time to move on from win xp
no longer supported by microsoft and you will not get drivers and updates for problems that will occur
latest is win 10 as win 7 is also in the same position as win XP

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018


Try getting in to the user account to see whether there is any other users. If there is, try to log in to that username by logging out of your account first. If that user doesn't have a password, you will have luck, or else, i guess, you will have to get the password from the previous owner or reinstall a fresh copy of windows.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 05, 2017


it is there on keyboard

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014


LCD screen cracked, and Three even strips going across? Doubtful. Haven't seen it but I always have my mind open.

Three strips that are irregularly shaped? Look like glass that has cracked?
'Jagged edges'?

LCD screen is broken.

Three even strips indicates to me, that there may be a problem with the Video Cable. Then the screen Inverter is next in the diagnoses.
My money is on the Video Cable.

ALL power removed, Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED, I would check out the graphics chipset first.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the laptop.
Left rear side. This is an example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector. (VGA port on a laptop ),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

(Color of connector does Not matter. It is generally Blue, though)

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

There are at least 3 display options available;
1) Laptop internal monitor ONLY
2) Laptop internal monitor AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time tap once on the F5 key. (The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)

No display on external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

Is the display on the external VGA monitor, the same as the internal monitor of the laptop?

Problem is the graphics chipset.

Display is fine on the external VGA monitor?
Problem is the Video Cable, screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

Video Cable:

A) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/big/Toshiba-Satellite-A105-14.jpg

Switch Cover removed, Keyboard removed. Shows you where the Video Cable plugs into the motherboard.

B) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/big/Toshiba-Satellite-A105-21.jpg

Palm Rest Cover you can see the white rectangular connector, for the motherboard side of the Video Cable, at the top left.
It's above the black cable, and near the screw hole.

The Video Cable leads from the motherboard, up through the left Hinge, and into the Display Assembly.
From there it connects to the screen Inverter, and back of the LCD screen.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-A105-6017B0050801-LCD-Video-Cable-Genuine-OEM-Laptop-TESTED-/290754851160?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true

In the photo, (You can hover your mouse cursor on it to enlarge), the right side connector plugs into the back of the LCD screen.

The black connector to the far left connects to the motherboard.
The small white connector at the top with the Red, Green, Black, etc wires, connects to the screen Inverter.

(The small Black cable, that comes out from the black motherboard connector, is a Ground wire )

Due to the close proximity of the Video Cable to the left Hinge, it can be pulled on from just normal opening, and closing of the laptop over time.

This means the Video Cable connection on the motherboard side could be loose, or the LCD screen side, or both.

The diagnoses is to PHYSICALLY check BOTH connections. A loose connection at the motherboard, or at the back of the LCD screen could be so small in distance, that you will not see it with the human eye.

Could also result in damage to the Video Cable.
View the Video Cable with the Switch Cover removed, and see if there are any obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the cable.

If there is there could be damage to the tiny wires inside the Video Cable. (Stretched/Broken)

Use a multimeter set to OHMs, to check all wires inside the Video Cable for continuity, or have a 'Mom and Pop' computer store check it for a few bucks, or replace the Video Cable.

Video cable connections are tight? Video cable continuity check checks out OK?
Screen Inverter.

The test for a screen Inverter is to use a sensitive multimeter.
Read fairly expensive.

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

Not having access to a sensitive multimeter that you can use, means just replacing the screen Inverter. Seems like 'part changing', and it is, but you have to work with what you've got.

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Satellite,A105,Laptop,Inverters.aspx

Find THE model number for your laptop, and the correct screen Inverter. A screen Inverter, and an LCD screen are a MATCHED unit.

Screen Inverter is checked out to be OK, or replaced, and symptoms are still the same, the problem is the LCD screen.

Remember, the first part of the diagnoses was to see if the divided parts were EVEN going across, or jagged and irregularly shaped.

Jagged in shape, and not even strips going across, means cracks in the LCD screen.
Replace.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/remove-replace-LCD-screen-1.htm

[ Main article for A and B links above;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/remove-motherboard-1.htm ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment

Regards,
joecoolvette

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 23, 2012


You can try using compressed air can to clean the keyboard, maybe that will fix it. But if it's caused by wear and tear or you have spilled some liquid on the keyboard, you need to buy a replacement.
A keyboard for your laptop is around 17$ with free shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Keyboard-for-Toshiba-Satellite-A105-S2051-A135-S4447-A75-S209-M55-S325-Black-/300780897828?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item4607f04624

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012


  • Take account of any files or programs you still want to use after the Toshiba laptop is restored back to its factory settings. Transfer the files to a backup location, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive.
  • Restart the Toshiba Satellite laptop's operating system. Wait for the Toshiba logo to appear on the screen.
  • Press the key that brings up the hard drive disk utility menu. Depending on the specific model of your Toshiba Satellite laptop, the key will either be "0," "F1," or "F8."
  • Press "1" or click "Restore Original Factory Image." Click "Yes." Select "Next" to begin the restoration process.
  • Restart the Toshiba laptop computer when the restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.
  • Transfer the backup copies of the data you saved earlier back to the Toshiba's hard drive. Re-install any programs you need, such as your software firewall or anti-virus tool.
The hard disk drive restore utility is saved on a separate partition on the Toshiba laptop's hard drive. If that partition has been formatted you won't be able to use the restore utility. If you don't have the operating system recovery disc and the partition has been formatted, you will need to contact Toshiba's customer support to have them send you a new disc.

All of your existing data will be permanently removed from the hard drive when the factory restore process has finished running.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 25, 2012


Your laptop only support Win XP due to hardware requirements.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012


This indicates a motherboard problem, sub out the ram one at a time and power up, no change! remove hard drive and reseat it back in place in hopes it will restart, if no change! it might be a good idea to get the hardware tested, if okay! the motherboard is suspect.

Toshiba... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012


You can download thedevice drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from theirdownload page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so you can get thecorrect drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsphttp://blitware.com/adpages/driverfetch/manufacturer/?manufacturer=Toshiba&gclid=CMOVxNCBx6ACFSgnawodoHNGbA

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 19, 2012



test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause you problems computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue then select restart if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode

click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred

you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work


hope this helps you

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 06, 2011


Hi

This is not automatic lock but you have turned off the trackpad

Hold the Fn key and press F9 key this will re-activate the mouse and then you can use it.

It is provided to turn off because then you type if your palm touch the trackpad the cursor will move and you may start typing somewhere else.

DO RATE MY SOLUTION.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011


If you have a windows installation software, insert it in your diskdrive and choose repair.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


You can only reset the window login password, if you have created the password reset disc when you created that password. If not, then the only solution is to do the recovery.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011


Restart the computer by holding the power button until it turns off.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


First Option:
You would need the AC Adapter (power cord) if you don't have one.

http://www.amazon.com/Techno-Earth-Notebook-Satellite-A25-S2792/dp/B002QNDCLS

The output Voltage for the AC Adapter lists 15V

Check for a sticker on the bottom of the laptop for the input voltage. Should match the AC Adapter voltage i listed above, 15V.

You can order from Toshiba but just a knock off Adapter will do.

If it's locked you can change passwords with boot disks. Kinda depends on the OS though. Gets kind of complicated. Don't do it with XP Home. Works on XP Pro
http://www.honeytechblog.com/offline-nt-password-registry-editor-bootdisk-cd/

Or......

Second Option:
If you just care about the files on it then you could take the hard drive out
http://www.cmsproducts.com/removal_guides/toshiba/Toshiba_Satellite_A20_A25_hard_drive_removal.htm

Then buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002&cm_re=ide_to_usb_adapter-_-12-232-002-_-Product

You hook the drive up to one end of it. Plug the usb cable on the other end into another computer and it shows up as a whole new drive letter where you can access the files from. Super easy


I would suggest the second option

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011


Hello,

Thank you for using fixya.

I want to verify if you have already installed the drivers for your computer. Without the drivers, your computer will not work fine. It will lack sound, and the video is not really that good. These are the first things that you can observe in your computer after you reinstall it.

Enable for you to install the drivers, you need to insert the Drivers and Utilities disc (it came with your computer when you bought it) in the cd/dvd drive of your computer. It will run automatically. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

However, if you don't have the DRIVERS AND UTILITIES disc. Visit the website of toshiba. You can find the available drivers for your computer there. Just click: http://www.toshiba.com/tai/support.jsp

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011


Browse www.toshiba.com for the correct drivers and any updates for your laptop.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

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