Satellite Pro A10 - fan problem?
I have read and looked for similar topics/issues, but I did find something similar...
I have a problem in my notebook, which seems that I can't get rid... Whenever I use my pc a little more difficult (part No.: scan disc with anti-virus, zip a file, etc.) it overheats and shuts down.
I opened, cleaned the fan (it wasn't bad btw) and continues today.
But I noticed something is that it seems that the fan does not work at full power.
When I turn it on (after overheating), the fan runs really at full power, but a few seconds later, the speed decreases and it constantly to keep the same speed and if try to do the same task, overheating again...
The fan seems ok because it stops when the pc it's not hot, but everytime I try it overload, it keeps overheating, how can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance! Kind regards.
As a first step please can you me to which you would like a response? If you wait for Toshiba technician for the response form you can wait very long because it is user in the forum.
Second, I don't know exactly what it looks like in your case, but I noticed a similar behavior on my Satellite M70. After pressing power for a few seconds, cooling fan works at, I believe at full speed, but when load WXP start the cooling fan stops running. At this point Toshiba power saver (or power options Windows XP Home edition) controls the speed of the processor and cooling method. The entire operation is controlled by this tool.
I really don't understand why you are upset because of this. If the laptop works fine now without overheating be happy and enjoy this good old classic.
One more thing: next time be nice and Admin will not nice edit. :)
Hi, I need to buy a new fan for my Satellite Pro A10. Where can I buy one and how much is it?
I also need a battery, even once, where can I buy one?
Hi, you can buy all the parts of a Toshiba service partner.
You can find them on the page of Toshiba:
Downloads support & - find an approved service
I recently acquired a Satellite Pro A10 (PSA15E - 0115Q - EN) off the coast of the friend. It doesn't have a wireless card installed, but I managed to take of a Lucent MPC13A-20 that was installed without any problem, and it is recognized as a Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card. However, despite the computer being able to read my neighbors wifi (next door and in the apartment on the floor), he refuses to acknowledge my router, even if I'm in the same room. My router is a ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 v2 which works very well (I tested it with another laptop).
Can someone please help!
Thanks in advance,
Make sure your router is using a WiFi standard that supports your card. If you use 802.11n you should drop down to 802.11 g for the tests.
In addition, you should check the channel of your wireless network card. It should be the same as the router.
Point I turn on my pc (power - on password), space starts feeling as if the space key is pressed, but it's not. I bought a new Toshiba keyboard, installed but the problem persists! It seems that the problem doesn't lie with the keyboard, but something else I was unable to understand.
Could someone please help.
PS: I installed the software key remapper to disable the SPACEBAR I can at least use my laptop. Then I copy and paste the character 'space' - ThisIsHowIWroteThisWholeEmail - HopeOneCanImagineThePain
Have you tested with external keyboard? Is the the same keyboard behavior?
I am having trouble getting my laptop to a linksys adapter
I installed it to the letter, but there is no icon in network connections.
The router is working ok and I can connect to Internet, but no sign of the adapter.
I have uninstalled several times including the use of registry clean softaware obtained at toshiba
What I can / should I implement first ethernet cable?
If the function/f8 key play a role in this?
My notebook says specification is extensible wireless and I need some advice please
You must first check if the material is properly recognized by the system.
First, you insert the card (I guess it's a card PC, right?).
After this, Windos should either charge automatically the drivers for the card or should ask you for drivers.
If that works, you will get an additional network card in respect of the class of network devices in Device Manager.
This is an important check!
If all goes well up to this point, there should be a new available network connection and it should be wireless.
Tell us the first not - worked and you need to provide the drivers?
Just use the recovery disks on my Satellite Pro A10, no problem with the sound, and then upgraded to XP Home with SP2, no noise.
What I've read elsewhere, this is a problem and there seems to be an answer. I spent hours looking for drivers updated without success.
I have also contacted Toshiba support, after blow and blow that they reported the following driver, 5.12.01.3542, which is the same one that I have already installed and does not work.
Certainly there must be something out there that works.
Install the driver of his most recent available FRO this sound chip and perform all the Windows updates available on the Microsoft page!
Update just the BONES together!
Notes; You may have to restart the laptop and need to connect to this site several times to get all available patches.
I am owner of a satellite Pro A10 (PSA15E). It's hard drive stop working, the pc could not find. So I bought a new, a samsung with 160 GB, IDE, of course.
Now when I was installing windows, in the part file copy, it just stopped. When I boot it says initialization file fails, then I guess it stops when it was to transfer this important part.
If I run the cd again, it does not format or reinstall/repair request, it loads only some files and try to start windows and then stops.
Now, this is where the tricky part comes in: the power led in turn, then again very fast when it stops. I do not use the battery (it is already dead too), and I use an universal AC, a give, 70W adapter. I tried formatting via a LiveCD Ubuntu, with no luck, because when I choose "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" it stops a little as he thought, and then when he is about to leave the menu and do something, it stops in place.
My only guess, is that this laptop doesn't want me more :(
I could really use some help, I just spent some 50 on a HARD drive for him and he is the only laptop that I have. I don't think that it is a question of temperature because it stops just at specific times, on some specific choices. If I just let it hang there in the menu (the Ubuntu live CD one) it is not closed. Only when I want him to go further.
Any help/response is greatly appreciated, and if I take a little too much time to respond is because I don't have access to internet at work now.
Thank you very much
Theoretically, this could be an overheating problem as Akuma wrote. Therefore, you must clean your laptop using a jet of compressed air. This could blow the dust from the cooling fans and can improve the cooling of the laptop.
In addition, it would be interesting to know what happens if you run Toshiba Recovery disk recovery facility this work?
Pro warranty A10, student daughter portable computer reports no longer works, already suspended and finally no response from any other lights at the entrance to DC charger is connected.
Clean fan/radiator, a lot of lint etc. removed. No obvious signs to know why the Board me dead however. Confirmed with counters that this DC of the shipper in me Board. Ordered A replacement me Board, FHZSY1, eBay and equipped, taking the precautions of static, but can not confirm that they were done by the seller.
Now, new Board of Directors recognizes the input DC and recharged the battery OK. Tried to turn on the laptop but terrible mistake INPUT #0. Concluded that the HARD drive had also been damaged. New (Toshiba box) arrived two days later but gave the same error when mounted. BIOS won't recognize HARD at all. Tried all the messages on the verification of the connections and certainly not of mounted riders. Laptop will continue to start from a system CD, as it may then think the new me Board is OK
Are the HARD drive of the Satellite Pro A10 different from those on the A10 satellite earlier?
Any other ideas on this INPUT #0 error?
As much as I know there is no different hard disks and your use of the same laptop as most other Toshiba laptops. I can just write that this error is certainly resulting HARD disk problem. The HARD drive is obviously not identified by BIOS correctly.
Sorry but I have no more info on this subject. By the way: is the motherboard new or used one?
I have a Satellite Pro A10 I've had for about 2 years now. During the 2 ~ 3 days I started to have a problem very serious and boring, and you're doing something to run MS word thro to play to a very high technical game (this game can be played on an old 486 no probs) the laptop after about 20 minutes (may vary) usage turns off just with warning message it immediately restarts without any problems and then after different durations down again and again :, (. everything got a clue what the hell happens, please help. :))
Portable described behavior is specific to the overheating of the material. If the laptop is not properly cooled the temperature of the material at the level critical and just turns off without warning.
Solution is cleaning. The device must be cleaned and dust should be removed. After doing this unit can take a new breath and you won't have this problem again. You will see that run cooling fan will also soften than before.
I'm new to the forum so apologies if this has already been brought to the top and thanks in advance for any help,
I recently bought a Satellite Pro A10 of second hand and it works fine most of the time, but sometimes it's extremely hot and it just swiktches turns off without warning.
I understand that it is probly a safety device and I guess that's a good thing. This seems to only happen when im playing football manager 2009 but sometimes happens when im on the internet.
I'm going to blow fans etc to try to get rid of excess dust. The laptop seems to meet the system requirements for this game, so I don't see why it overheats when I play this game even if the laptop looks like its working overtime.
Is there anyway that I can prevent computer laptop overheating so I can enjoy this game and others?
I think that, in this case, you need to clean the laptop to solve the overheating problem. Therefore, you can use jet of compressed air to blow the dust from the cooling fans. It is very easy because you don't have to disassemble the laptop.
As you say it is a safety feature, because otherwise the equipment could be destroyed due to a higher internal temperature and therefore the laptop stops himself.
Also, make sure also that you use a display on the site of Toshiba driver.
The battery that came with my laptop has begun behaving oddly a couple of months (it's almost two years, Satellite Pro A10). She arrive at about 50% and then immediately fall to about 2 percent. After setting up with this for a few months, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new battery (charge not trivial, I might add). The new battery behaves exactly the same way. Someone has any advice on how to recalibrate battery PC Toshiba laptop, or verify that the problem is with the system and not the battery itself?
Check in options power management Toshiba you have the right setting for your type of battery. In my opinion, there are different settings for long battery duration, high power batteries, etc..
If the problem persists, then I recommend re-installing the power management utility to make sure that it is not at fault, and if the problem persists, then there may be a problem with the power system of your laptop, in which case you will need to return to an authorized Service Agent Toshiba.
"I have a ' Toshiba Satellite Pro A10: P4 - M 2.2 GHz/XP Pro/15" TFT/40 GB / 768 MB.
I have installed Windows XP Service pack 2 in my book.
After the update to Windows XP SP2, the only way to start my computer after putting in "sleep mode" or "hibernation mode" is witch power off and then start up.
I reinstalled "Toshiba Power Saver", but nothing came of it.
What can I do about it?
Obviously the Service Pack 2 does not match current preinstalled saver.
First installation, you have is to wait for an updated version of Toshiba Power Saver, which is XP Service Pack 2 tested. But so far, you have no "Standby" or "hibernate".
Installation of the second. If you need to "Standby" or "Hibernate" feature, uninstall Service Pack 2 and wait until there is a solution to the problem of energy saving.
The two sounds is not perfect, but I think the second installation is the best way. Toshiba will surely bring a new Service Pack 2 tested Power Saver version.
I have a Satellite Pro A10 PSA15E that, over the years, had become very slow.
Recently, I upgraded it's RAM from 256 to the maximum of 1 GB to try to speed things up, but it did not help.
Then I reformatted the hard drive and reloaded the system using the Toshiba recovery disks. It worked well and the system performance has been excellent. However, with online safety in mind, I loaded the Windows SP2 (to go then to SP3) and it took the system back to where I started - very, very slow, in fact pretty much unusable.
Does anyone know if Toshiba compatible SP2 and SP3 on this laptop model?
If yes how install them without killing performance?
Thanks in advance.
According to me, SP2 or SP3 is supported on this Toshiba laptop because two Service Packs are contains important security updates and I think that's not the problem.
If you install SP2 or SP3 you also get the center of security and better Windows Firewall. Maybe you should disable these two services given that the slowdown in the performance of the system (I always disable the two services).
Just go to start-run-services.msc online online and disable both services and set the startup type to disabled.
I hope some1 can help with this
I have a Satellite Pro A10. The prob I have is a.b.n.and enter keys do not work and this is a new keyboard
I hooked my other A10 and all keys work so the keyboard is fine.
Everything works fine with the usb keyboard. Mother board everything seems ok.
Any help please
Post edited by: widgy
Why do you think the motherboard is ok?
Maybe it s a controller keyboard problem
Did you check if the cable is correctly connected?
In my opinion if you are sure that the keyboard is ok 100% the problem to be attached to the motherboard because there is no other party that is placed between the keyboard and the mobo.
I have a Satellite Pro A10 about 2 1/2 years and have never had a problem with him, but the other day when I tried to watch a DVD, look at a program (InterActual Player) opened as usual and then a few more seconds later the display will change in very low resolution (something like 14 colors, almost a negative and all image was massive Although I don't remember the actual numbers) and he said that I had to reboot in order to return things to normal. I tried the same DVD in Windows Media Player, as well as to try other DVDs and initially that the DVD would play in Media Player but not Interactual but now the same thing happens any DVD or player that I use.
Also, I went on the computer this morning and got a message saying that the battery is low (although it was because I had not plugged the computer again, nothing to do with the last errors) and the computer is in standby. I plugged in the computer and you press the power button to wake the screen is very dark but visibly pixelated (I think that's the word, he had visible points, as if someone were holding a magnifying glass up to her) and got very slowly brighter until there has been a series of narrow bright stripes, like a giant pixel or a tv test screen.
This could be a problem with the display drivers (even though I tried to update and we found since I always see a message 'Cannot find the requested string' by the icon for display in the control panel), the screen itself, or something else entirely?
Sorry it's so long, but I thought it is best to include all the details in case it has been important. I hope someone can help!
As you know on this path is not easy to say what may be the problem. In my opinion, it is important to see what is happening exactly. I assume that your problem is not caused by the display driver. Try to properly test and notice where the screen is very dark.
If this problem is repeated again and again that I recommend you backup your data and reinstall the unit with recovery media. On this path of unity will be factory configured and you can see if the problem still occurs. If so, it may be just caused by a malfunction of the equipment.
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