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as you know it has been made wet then would need to be looked at by a computer repair specialist who can check whether is viable to repair or renew

Toshiba... | Answered Yesterday

This happens when the blue channel of the VGA cable doesn't work. This can be by an internal defect or by a defective cable. Since you changed the cable already, its the connector.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

It could be a corrupt file or a faulty hdd. Press the F8 key when you power it up and choose last good boot option. If it won't boot, purchase an OS disk and boot from the DVD ROM. If it won't load purchase a new hdd and install the new OS.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

Turn the Toshiba Satellite A215 computer off.
Press and hold the "0" key. Turn the computer on.
Release the "0" key when the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen appears.
Click to select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and then click "Next."
Click to select "Recover to out-of-box-state" and then click "Next."
Click "Next" on the confirmation screen to begin the recovery process.
Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer when prompted. The computer boots up to the Windows setup screen.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

OP the last man on earth running the VIRUS magnet XP
failure 2 is owning super dog Toshiba (wiki the horror of them)
and you come here because Toshiba has no forum,sure. zero.
but does have drivers, if you looked, and didnt.
what is that thing, i look at the sevice book OMG first google hit
2011 made.
we are USA forum are you in uSA did this beast come from USA new, I think not.
i guess the install disks with this THING are lost?
no drivers USA
so call you toshiba , in YOUR country not ours.oK.
we dont have this beast


Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019

If necessary, remove the hard drive and wipe it clean(back up first if you have important data on it) and reinstall the hard drive along with the operating system, that's a bit involved I know so if you're not comfortable with it just get a local shop to do it for $40-$50 Max, it may be worth it! If you're confident in your skills just go for it. Remember, a few bucks is nothing compared to losing a lot of process pictures or anything else that's near & dear to you- trust me as I've made this mistake before!

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Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

hello, yes the maker Toshiba as no support forum (theirs) so you come here sure. my guess is you want to flash the BIOS for fun> why do that, leave the BIOS firmware alone. why not just post your reason or symptoms first. but I can tell you fixya has NO BIN files only has those. we are not them,ok> all there is ,is there. look

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019

see last post,+Cannot+Access+Computer

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019

according to the maker there is no C555t
a c55t-1234 (note the vast submodels not stated by you....1233 is m fact sub number what is yours?
but is kinda off topic but gee, wrong model stated out of the gate.
Ok what update is running, we cant see your screen
1: tell all words on screen and logo's
2: post photo of failing screen

sorry we can not guess WHAT is updating
good luck. for sure.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019

cd tray button dead? means power failure. step one is remove that old bad shorted huge battery first. and run on AC pack only(even forever) bad power pack (or wrong kind) bad power jack on PC side it for sure needs service, guessing is not possible (or very expensive) if the P15-s420 (the dash matters ok./) Satellite P15-S420 (is the full name ok?) a true relic with only XP OS loaded. XP is trash, a pure virus magnet. 15 years old today. all batteries inside and outside are bad 15 years old not one will be good, and that is bad. the HDD will be bad too as will the CCFL LCD back lamps bad.(black screens forever) 2004 made, a pure relic with zero value.

worse yet is the DC jack is soldered down and all are cracked now. all are, if not parked on shelf for 15 years.
a better PC has pig tail jack that lasts 10x longer.
like HP 8540 has. and all top grade HP and Dell have.
not this toy grade old laptop

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

does that mean just those to are dead, not responsive means what
dead or just slow.
does youtube and any of the other 10,000 streams work?
is the internet working on TV , IS IT LAME WIFI?
my LG is Ethernet hardwired, not one failure in 5 years now.
not even a hiccup
we use wifi as only backup,. we use 3G or wired, then wifi in a bind.

so learn that (a test doing this) is a try eye opener.
wired, its just simple cheap cable get one , even 50foot for testing.

is your wifi AP far away or behind bricks or concrete walls.?

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019

the big battery is optional remove it , it is bad.
and run on AC for every (just not mobile)
next this this stinking NiMh rechargeable battery,
it only charges when PC is turned on so let PC run for 24hrs.
to charge this, but in truth never seen one ever last 16years.
not me nor do I expect that to happen
but its on the bottom of the motherboard, blue casing
it must be unsolder, many are now leaking phosphates.
its about dead center bottom mobo.

best is retirment, find PC 7 years newer. and win.


Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 01, 2019

French posted to English board. why>
all I see is CD and photo-copier.
so learn never ever use the CD. ok>?
go to and get your software from them.'
we are not them we have , no books no software for any PC here, zero.
use only fresh software matching you unstated OS.
from them.

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018

ok so you LOST (key word lost) the BIOS admin Password.
and toshiba is no help> that it? sure.
and you automatically A$$ume there is a jumper,
there are 7 + levels of PW.
but in bios on this PC it is 3
power on pw
bios user
bios admin. or superviso.

first ask Toshiba. if they can't help?

about all you can do is google all week (not me)
or youtube this, (some are weak or wrong pC)

but here is one. my guess is this is power on ,PW resetting.

1000s of models of PC for toshiba, and most are diffrent.
100s of classes of PC different for sure.

don't brick your PC, as many do. but whats to lose.?>
finding others with the exact same PC, and lost the pW.
is not easy and then someone who hacked it .
not easy at all, google/youtube is about it.
or tomshardware

Toshiba... | Answered on Dec 21, 2018

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