20 Most Recent Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook - Page 2 Questions & Answers

You can download a program called Ophcrack and use that to retrieve the password.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 12, 2013

A couple of days ago, I lost my windows vista admin password. I solved the problem with the help of Windows Password Seeker. Not just support XP/Vista/2000/NT, but also compatible with windows 7, I tested it on my computer installed with Windows 7 and remove the local user and admin accounts password successfully. It's worth trying. You can download it from: http://www.passwordseeker.com/howtouse.html

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

Re set your router. There may be a glitch somewhere.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013

how do i turn o n web canera???

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

Turn it off and turn it back on again?

Toshiba... | Answered on May 27, 2013

Go to Control Panel - Keyboard - Speed tab and change the following
Repeat delay to a longer time
Repeat rate to a slower time

Toshiba... | Answered on May 04, 2013

If you have another display, plug it into the laptop, enable "external display" and check if the computer is working fine. If so, The inverter from the laptop needs to be replaced.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 08, 2013

You don't say if the EQ will used to modify/edit an audio stream or simply provide a way to equalize the audio output from the tiny little speakers in the laptop. So, I chose to answer the modify/edit. There is a nice and versatile freeware program called Audacity which will do the job for you. EQs of all sorts is under the "Effects" heading.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012

Divide! 7.5 or 7 1/2 mixed.

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 24, 2012

Well, to get the operating system back to factory settings and back to its original out of the box state, simply go to 'help' menu under 'start' menu, and type in 'recovery'. Recovery will get the computer back to its original state when you opened the box and powered it up for the first time.
An image of this state is located on the hard drive of the computer.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 24, 2012

Is this windows 7 64 bit? if that is the case you will probably need to update the bios chip in the laptop.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jul 10, 2012

Go to store and get it....

Toshiba... | Answered on May 12, 2012

Did you check the settings for the left and right buttons under the mouse properties. Normally the left should be set on Click and the right should be set on Shortcut. If it's set to NONE then it will be inoperable. Better yet you can click the Default tab for buttons. Otherwise, it sounds like your touch pad needs to be replaced. The immediate remedy to this is to just go purchase a USB mouse and voila, you'll have the ability to left and right click.

Toshiba... | Answered on Mar 21, 2012

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 30, 2011

google it and burn the ISO to disk using imgburn or similar tool. Then boot from CD and you will have access. Or ask the person you bought it from.

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011

It's hanging because it's overheating.

The Processor is getting too hot, and turning off. Same with the graphics 'engine'.
Then they rapidly cool down, and turn on again.

To explain:

The Processor has a fail-safe feature built-in. It turns off when it reaches it's thermal limit.
(Thermal Limit: The highest temperature the Processor can safely operate at, and at a maximum efficiency)

The graphics 'engine' is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit.
A chipset,


Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,


The Processor, and the GPU, are the two hardware components in a computer, that give out the most heat.

With the Processor turning on, and off rapidly, there are 'hiccups' in the functions of the computer.

My suggestion is to clean out the inside of the laptop, or have a professional do it.

This is Page 1, on an article/pictorial dealing with the complete disassembly, of a Toshiba Satellite A205 series of Notebook PC,

{The Toshiba Satellite A205-S4607 Notebook PC, is one of the Toshiba Satellite A200/A205 series of Notebook PC's},


I'm going to use this article to show you the cooling components for your laptop, and the problem.
I'm also going to use this article as a medium, to show YOU how to fix the problem, if you feel technically inclined to do so.

At the bottom of the page, (And all pages), are the page numbers in white.
Page 1::Page 2::Page 3::Find another model

Left-click on Page 4.
Left-click on the photo in Step 18. (Enlarges the photo)

To the upper left you see the Fan Assembly.
This is the silver D shape, with the black Fan in the middle.

To the Left of the Fan Assembly is the Heatsink.

What you do not see are the other cooling components.
This is a top view of the motherboard. The other cooling components are on the bottom of the motherboard.

Left-click on the photo in Step 22.
This shows the bottom of the motherboard. The D shaped Fan Assembly has been removed.
At the top right is the Heatsink.
The silvery looking rectangular finned object.

The Heatsink connects to the Cooling Tube.
The curved copper slightly flattened tube.

At the end, and partway back on the Cooling Tube, are two flat copper plates.

{The Processor is under the copper plate to the right. The one closer to the Heatsink.
The GPU is under the copper plate at the end of the Cooling Tube}

Heat is absorbed by the flat copper plate sitting on top of the Processor, and the flat copper plate sitting on top of the GPU.

The absorbed heat is then absorbed by the Cooling Tube.
(The slightly flattened copper Cooling Tube is filled with Nitrogen)

The heat is then transferred through the Cooling Tube to the Heatsink.
The Heatsink absorbs the heat, then radiates the heat away through it's fins.
Air flow from the Fan Assembly helps carry the heat away from the fins.

Fan Assembly:
1) Fan
2) Surrounding cage. (Shroud. The 'D' shape)

It could be that the bearings that the fan spins on, are bad. They may only let the fan spin at a slower speed than it should, or make it so the fan spins intermittently.
(Spins a while, stops, spins a while, etc)

MORE than likely however, the Heatsink is clogged with 'Gunk'
(Gunk = Dirt, dust, lint, food crumbs, hair, etc)

Same with the Fan Assembly, and the air intake duct.
{Air is drawn into the laptop from the Bottom. The area from the fan to the inside of the laptop, is the air intake duct }

Once the Heatsink, Fan blades, fan center hub, and surrounding cage (Shroud) are coated with 'Gunk', the cooling capacity drops tremendously.

This allows the Processor to overheat.

Laptop opened up down to the Fan Assembly removed, and the Heatsink still attached, the Fan Assembly is cleaned, and the Heatsink is cleaned.

Q-tips, a small soft brush, (Like a small makeup brush), and a can of compressed air for computers, is used to remove the Gunk.

One more thing;
In-between the top of the Processor's case, and it's matching flat copper plate, is Thermal Paste.
Same thing with the top of the GPU, and it's matching flat copper plate.

After time thermal paste can dry up. It loses it's conductivity properties.
Since your laptop has been overheating to the point of almost turning off, I would also recommend replacing the Thermal Paste.

Thermal Paste:
The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of it's matching flat copper plate, are not perfectly smooth.
A magnified view would show, 'Pit-holes, Valleys, and Hills'.

When the two parts are mated together there is an air pocket created.
{Think of a pit-hole in a road, and lay a flat board over the hole. There is an air pocket created in-between the two}

Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.
Thermal paste fills these imperfections, and is an excellent conductor of heat.

Cooling Tube removed, the two plates are cleaned, and the top of the Processor, and GPU are cleaned.

I use an old plastic credit card, to scrape off as much of the old thermal paste as I can.
(Has to be a non-metallic object, and static free)

I then follow with Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.
(Rubbing alcohol. 70 percent will do, but 93 percent is best)
Takes a few Q-tips dipped in alcohol to remove the gooey mess.

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a Well ventilated area, with NO sparks or flames present. Always remember to put the cap back on the bottle.

The top of the Processor, the top of the GPU, and the bottom of the two matching copper plates, MUST be perfectly clean. So clean you could eat off of them! (No kidding)

A dab of thermal paste the size of a small pea is applied to the top/middle of the Processor's case, and the top/middle of the GPU.
The Cooling Tube is then carefully set down into place, and attached.

Tools and instructions:

A) Buy and wear an ESD wrist strap. Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.
(I clip to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case)

Example of a ESD wrist strap, (Electro Static Discharge),


Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
A Processor is the MOST susceptible hardware component to Static shock.
Use an ESD wrist strap, connect it to a good ground source, and be safe.

B) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.

If a multi-compartment container is not available, you can use a clean egg carton as a substitute.
Label each egg holder.
Some screws look VERY similar to other screws, but they are NOT the same.
Do Not mix them up!

C) Make a record as you disassemble.
It's nice to have a record to refer back to in case you are interrupted, and nice to have a personal one you can understand.

Make notes, and drawings, and/or use a digital camera, and good lighting.
Take time to make the notes as legible as possible, so you can understand them later.
(Is that a B, or a D? Can't make it out)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011

sir.Install sound driver it first

Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

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