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Click on the video link below for instructions on how to disassemble the A75, you may have to watch the video a couple of times or pause the video.


Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013

The hard drive may just need reseating to make it work, failing that the hard drive is either faulty or the had disk controller is faulty.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port, if you see this drive as a external drive and can see the contents of the hard drive the it is OK.
If the hard drive isn't recogonized then the hard drive is faulty and you need to get a new hard drive for your laptop and install Windows, the drivers and your programs etc.

Toshiba... | Answered on Aug 06, 2012

You'll be better served by just reinstalling windows. Most times the recovery does not work.

System Restore will allow you to select a Restore Point(date and time) to set your system back to when it was working ok. Itdoes not delete any of your data, documents, music, pictures, videos orprograms (unless the program was installed after the Restore Date youselected).

System Recovery (sometimes referred to as Factory Restore) will set your systemback to when you first purchased it. It Deletes Everything. Mosttimes the System Recovery does not work unless there is a recovery partition onyour hard drive created by the manufacturer. If you are trying to recoverfrom a set of cd's most times it does not work.

Instead of doing a System Recovery it's much easier to just ReinstallWindows. Look on your computer for the Certificate of Authentication(COA) Sticker. It will tell you what operating system is on your computerand it will give you the Product Key Code (a series of 5 letters and numbers)that you will need to activate windows. If you don't have an operatingsystem disk, borrow one from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker. Justmake sure it is the same as your COA Sticker's operating system or it willnever activate. Also make sure you get the COA Product Key Code for thedisk you borrow because sometimes the system will ask for the one that is onyour system and sometimes it will ask for the one from the installation disk.

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 09, 2012

I have a website that has instructions on taking apart your laptop.


Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011

there are two compartments on the underside of the laptop... unscrew both... remove the battery from its compartment... canned air can be used but not recommended due to the fact it just does not blow hard enough... use an air compressor instead with a blow out nozzle... if you don't have immediate or quick access to one... go to the nearest tire shop or tire repair shop and kindly ask if you can use their blow out nozzle... blow air in all vents , fans, and open compartments on the underside... after blowing out all debris and dust... replace the screws to the underside compartments, replace the battery back in its compartment... plug in your unit and press the power button. thats it! your problem should be solved... this problem may occur again... but now you know what to do.

Toshiba... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

try changing the heat sink, it will prevent the problem

Toshiba... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011

i suggest you install the drivers again.
You can download any/allthe Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model laptop from the ToshibaWEB site from their download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptopso you can get the correct 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 Dec 16, 2010

check mother board may be cap or mosfet short or power pin demage

Toshiba... | Answered on Nov 01, 2010

Click Start, then Run (If it's not there, Hold the WindowsLogo Key on the Keyboard and tap the letter "R") and type:MSCONFIG <Hit Enter on the Keyboard>

Click the Startup Tab and Uncheck everything that you don't want/need to start up with the PC (More startup items you leave checked, the more memory/resources it takes slowing down your pc).Click OK and then Close. Reboot the PC. Once you reboot a new window pops up,just check the box at the bottom left and click close (you won't see it again).That's it.


Toshiba... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

1. Test power adapter for output voltage. Bend the power cable in various directions while doing this to be sure that there is no broken conductors in the cable.
2. If power adapter is Ok, connect it & see if the power LED on the laptop will glow when you jiggle the power connector in various directions. If yes, then the DC jack might be loose or damaged, & need to be either re-soldered or replaced.
3. If not, then disassemble the laptop. Remove any components that attach to the laptop's motherboard first (e.g. battery, hard drive, RAM, wireless card, optical drive, ... etc.)
4. Next, remove the keyboard & the LCD screen.
5. Finally, unscrew all screws that hold the upper cover & lower cover together so that you could gain access to the motherboard.
6. Inspect the solder points connecting the DC jack to the motherboard. Make sure that none of them is loose. If any, re-solder them.
7. Inspect the center pin in the DC jack. Make sure that it is not broken or loose. If it is, then you might need to replace the DC jack.
8. When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010

Try attaching an external monitor to the laptop & see if you could get any display on it. If this is successful, then you might have either a faulty LCD cable or screen inverter board.
The LCD cable transfers data signal from the motherboard & video card to the LCD screen. It also supplies high voltage DC power to the screen inverter board. The screen inverter board works as a power supply for the backlight lamp mounted inside the LCD screen. It converts low voltage DC power to high voltage AC power needed for the backlight lamp.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010

The DC jack, where you plug the power adapter cable, might be loose or defective, & needs to be either re-soldered or replaced.
In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard taken out. Also, the motherboard needs to be checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether.

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010

make sure the polarity is correct on your connectors,you can permenantly damage your pc if this is overlooked

Toshiba... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010

try to reboot you pc or laptop then connect it again

Toshiba... | Answered on Jun 16, 2010

Two cans of compressed air can work wonders. I usually use both cans at the same time, just take the laptop outside and spray away. Make sure it's off, of course ;)

Toshiba... | Answered on May 25, 2010

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