I can add an internal dvd for Portege R500
I have R500-S5008X, that had been built without an optical drive.
Can I add the optical drive in my unit?
If there is no optical drive Bay where you can install an optical drive, then you can not do.
You might have to replace the motherboard, the coverage of basic, cable and other parts. It can be less expensive sale your R500 and buy the other R500 with a SIDE, or get a R600.
Hello dear friends
I bought a laptop - Portege R500-106 with Vista,
I want to format my laptop and install Windows XP. I can do and how can I get the driver for my pc?
On the Toshiba download page, there are 37 drivers Windows XP Home for Portege R500. In my opinion, you can try to install Windows XP Home edition and use available drivers.
By the way: I guess that Toshiba offers Windows XP Home edition for this business notebook recovery DVDs. I think that ASP in your country can help you get the info on it.
Where can I find the downloads that will enable the power management or hotkey support for my Portege R500?
I already installed the drivers for everything except the fingerprint reader (do not want), tpm (really envy) and hdd (tos620a) motion sensor (not embarrassed at this time). Most of the drivers are recent original sites of the seller or, in the absence of those, leaving Toshiba 64-bit Vista download areas.
Everything else works generally: wifi, graphics & chipset, sound, lan, bluetooth stack, cardbus, card reader, etc.
However, after doing this, are the following questions:
FN keys do not work for suspend to ram, suspend-to-disk, * screen * brightness *-essential to extend the life. FN keys for digital/Board pad, rocker of external surveillance * work
Dedicated toggle backlight button does nothing
However, in order to get the lifetime of battery beyond ~2.5 hours and closest alongside 7.1 hours, I need to turn things down / stop occasionally. What software can help and where I can get, as it runs on Windows XP x 64 edition?
I tried packages of 32-bit xp which provides Toshiba, they do not seem to work on x 64. The package 'chopsticks' requires 'cmod', but 'cmod' gives this error:
Installation of Modules common TOSHIBA
Not an ACPI machine. Cannot install TOSHIBA ACPI peripheral logic.
I tried the 32-bit xp package called 'pwrsav '; It installs a bad help link in my Start menu and adds a few exes, tpsmain and tpsoddctl, to my automatically starts. These 32-bit executables left immediately after execution.
I tried to install packages of 64-bit Vista from Toshiba hotkeys / common modules / power management, but the only one of the three I can find via toshiba.co.uk is the common modules, and unfortunately this zip file contains only .inf, .cat and .sys files, no program installation.
I use a new installation at the same time because the default installation of Vista is unusable (900 MB of memory used on a fresh startup desktop, disk divided into several partitions, trial, adware and with broken software at left and right)
I use x 64 because I am software engineer the next product needs to work on x 64, and this new laptop was a likely first candidate
Bad news first :(
The European driver Toshiba page provides the drivers for XP 32 bit and Vista (32-bit & 64-bit).
I did find all the drivers for XP 64-bit OS.
As much as I know XP 64-bit drivers is not exist for one of the series of Toshiba laptops.
Now a new better ;)
I found a tool called display Tuner.
It offers convenient access to the monitor settings, such as brightness, contrast, color settings.
Perhaps this is an option for you.
Google a bit
See you soon
After clicking through the artists ever, I don't see many bands that I want to add. It would be nice if there was an option to manually add specific bands.
Short answer: not that I have ever found.
From now "For You" does not work as well as I do. I have some suggestions of genres that I completely removed on initial Setup, I have too many suggestions of artist for bands I don't like tracks I told them repeatedly and sometimes I will love an all the songs from the album of the band hoping to get suggestions, but it rarely works. To me "For You" is good about 75% of the time. I left a bug report in the comments (here's the link if you want to leave an as well http://www.apple.com/feedback/apple-music.html ) or in your case, you might want to make a feature suggestion.
Things I do to work around it. Looking for a band. Results page will give "First results", "Albums", "Songs", "Playlists" you and a few other things. I click on the word playlists and see all the playlists associated with the group that I like. Many are several selections of the artist. You can add these playlists on your account by opening the playlist by clicking on the icon at the top right.
You can also go to the artists page and find "Similar artists" on the side and do a search on them to find playlists.
Is it possible to order XP downgrade disk for Portege R400?
I doubt that this is possible.
Your Portege R400 was delivered with preinstalled Vista. Am I wrong?
Well, as far as I know there is only one image of Toshiba for this model of laptop and it s only a VISTA 32 bit ULTIMATE.
But of course, you could install the Win XP clean using the MS Windows XP disc.
There is just one small problem; Win XP drivers are not released for the Portege R400 model. I didn t find on the European driver Toshiba page.
So, you have to collect the drivers with your own hands
See you soon
I have a R400-103 and you want to replace the current drive with a drive at about 80 to 120 GB solid state.
I've already asked about it in this forum, but I'm still not sure what I need (interface, dimensions and so).
Currently, there is a [MK8007GAH | http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=StorageSolutions/1.8-inchHardDiskDrives/MK8007GAH] current hard drive. How SSD can be a good replacement for this?
I think the interface type is Ultra ATA/100 (ZIF, ATA Micro), but I don't know if it's the only thing that's importang
If anyone can help me with additional information about what to look for and maybe a few models that are a good substitute, it would be very useful.
Thanks for any help.
AFAIK the protégé R400 when equipped with the 80 GB 1.8 IDE HDD (PATA, enhanced IDE ATA-6).
The HARD drive had a height of 8mm.
If you want to upgrade the R400 with a SSD then you should use an SSD that is supported by the IDE and SSD should be 1.8
But I didn't find out about the Toshiba page on compatibility SSD so you'll have to test it on your own hand
I don't understand why Toshiba does not have the drivers needed to make a new Portege R500 WLAN works. I have absolutely no ability to wireless networking, as if the switch is off, and I have a yellow question mark in Device Manager of Windows ("other devices", "Network controller"). Windows can't find a driver on the restoration of two CDs and trying to install all of http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/?page=downloads doesn't help either.
Someone manages to find the drivers to fix this 'Network controller' for a R500 Windows XP? Maybe that my device has a hardware defect, because I can't believe this WLAN for XP support is not provided, out of the box or at least by downloading files on the Toshiba support site
It is strange for me to read your ad one thing. Can you explain what you mean with: Windows can't find a driver on the restoration of two CDs.?
As much I know restore CD/DVD is not a kind of collection driver but the recovery image that you can use to clean operating system installation. Can you please tell me what restoration (recovery) CD you have? Are two of them for an operating system, or you have one for Vista and one for Windows XP Home edition.
I checked Toshiba's support page and it has a WLAN driver version 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199. Download and unzip the driver files and before you start installing check readme.txt file first.
Moreover, for the installation of Windows XP Home edition please use the Instructions of facilities document and follow order listed facilities.
I need to change my optical drive, but I don't kown where I can buy one.
My laptop is PPR50E-08M046FR.
As far as I know it of not easy to replace the STRANGE because it s hidden under the bottom cover, this cover should be removed first to access the CD/DVD drive, HARD drive, etc.
But I found a useful page:
[Portege R500 | http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Portege-R500/disassemble-laptop-remove-hard-drive.htm]
But note; everything you do it your own risk you Lady laptop parts. Be always careful and don t use force
I have a Portege R500 with 64 GB of SSD.
The SSD is very, very little.
Can I put the 512 GB SSD?
LOL: D it's true. To be honest I didn t find any SSD 512 GB at the moment on the market, I read that Toshiba has developed the new SSD 512 GB but production began in the second half of 2009, and I guess that these components are not cheap.
I get a Toshiba - 10J Portege R500, with the QWERTY keyboard.
I want to change it with the QWERTY keyboard, because I usually use the French.
But I don't know on the net the explanation or detail to achieve this.
Someone get some photos or some tips to change the keyboard on this laptop.
Do you want really to replace by yourself and lose the warranty?
The Portégé R500 is a portable large company and I think that it s not the cheaper one.
In your case, I would not risk losing the warranty.
So ask the Toshiba service provider in your country for a keyboard layout AZERY-compatible and for replacement.
I think that it s safe.
Where can I find VAR for Windows XP for the R500 (SSD, without optical drive)? Because otherwise the fn keys do not work...
I tried to bypass the checking the version of Vista.
I customized and choose some options. Some fn keys work, others do not. And when we don't have each function key stop until I run flash back to zero (or something like that).
When can I suspect the VAR for XP software?
Sorry, but VAP (which means added Vista package) doesn't exist for Windows XP.
As the name already says s a package of Vista and is designed ONLY for Vista!
The FN keys are usually common Modules controller running on Windows XP.
So please make sure that this tool is installed.
In addition it is very important that all Toshiba drivers are installed in the correct order as mentioned in the installation instructions!
I'm looking for a pretty tight case, preferably not too bulky, for my Portege R500. I'll use it for travel, so it should be robust (so not something as a sleeve or whatever it is). Any ideas?
Hmm I think I have a great site for you:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/-> peripheral services & -> Accessories Options-> Options & Accessories Home Page
and here, you must choose the Portégé R500
Check the option called porter case.
Hello I just got this laptop for a birthday present. I noticed, that it came with an internal optical drive, so I wonder if there is a way to install a. Thank you for your time. SNID [redacted to comply with guidelines]
You'll need bezel + support + STRANGE unit.
Here's the reference numbers of the STRANGE modules for your laptop:
I have a Lenovo T400 (with XP as an operating system). I just rent a DVD ToyStory3 of Redbox. My laptop can not recognize DVD (dvd turned and continues to try to read, but it never succeeded). I put the DVD in another laptop (Dell Inspiron 15, with a Windows 7 operating system), and it works very well. I never had any problem to play a DVD on the Lenovo T400 (and he can still play DVDs like cars). Any suggestions?
Hi Yen 7008,
1 run the fix it from the link below and check off the results: your CD or DVD cannot read or write media:http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
2. you can also check out the link below: how to troubleshoot common problems that occur when a Windows XP-based computer cannot read a CD or DVD:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321641
With regard to:
Samhrutha G S - Microsoft technical support.
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