05-18-2011 04:13 PM
I've been experiencing a problem with the media keys on my P305-S8834 laptop running vista 64. The computer will shut down completely, but the media key lights remain on. They will go off when I start and shut down the computer a couple of times. This problem is recent. Up to about two weeks ago the shutdown was normal. Appreciate any help with this.
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05-18-2011 04:24 PM
Media key problems like that are sometimes solved by resetting the motherboard.
With the battery and AC adapter removed, close the Power switch for 30 seconds.
Re-attach those, press the Power button to turn the computer on, and then immediately press the F2 key while the Toshiba logo is displayed. Press F9 to restore the BIOS default settings, press F10, and then select Yes (Exit Saving Changes). The computer will restart.
09-18-2011 02:14 AM
Whilst this does work tempoarily, my p305d has this problem repeatedly, I've reinstalled tvap numerous times to no avail. I seem to remember a BIOS update, not long after release of this model, that was meant to address this issue. I most likely think its either a bios or driver probelm as it worked fine for about a year before going into a tizzy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Running windows 7 from a clean instal and followed toshiba's recommended procedure for this upgrade
You're welcome. Glad it worked. And thank you for letting us know the outcome.
10-08-2011 03:37 PM
i am looking for the hardware radio switch on my toshiba laptop satellite A665-S6100x
my wifi light is on, when i press it it goes out temporarily and comes back. when i try to connect to my wireless router, which works with my other laptops, it says the hardware radio switch is turned off; i am looking on how to turn it on..
10-08-2011 03:45 PM
my wifi is not working, light with antenna is on, but the small light on right hand side of base is not.
when i try to hook up wifi by pressing the hot key with antenna at top of computer keyboard, it goes out temporarily but does not reconnect; keeps saying the hardware radio switch is off, can't find one..
11-30-2011 06:49 PM
Hello my media keys are lighting up but the button that is supposed to turn them off does not work and neither does the eco button, all the others work though and I have eco utility and it works but am I missing a driver. I have hwsetup but there is no tab for illumination and also my flash cards are not working and I have the driver installed for that to. My computer model is a665-s6086 bought it 1 year ago.
04-18-2012 09:00 AM
i Have a Satellite A665-S6092
the quick launch buttoms dont work
the FN key function does not work
i tried to reset the bioas as you stated before & this did not work
05-31-2012 01:11 PM
Hey Jerry recently my touch buttons started working by itself only as soon as I switch on my Laptop they start making the beeping sound. Volume Up and Down plus Play/Pause Key also doing the same Please help man can't even use the laptop they work abruptly all illuminate sometimes.
05-11-2013 12:52 PM
Hardware Radio Switch Off
I am so disappointed with Toshiba customer support. I called because I could no longer connect by wireless due to the error message "Hardware Radio Switch Off." My computer is less than a year old and still under warrantee. I was told that I needed to pay $69.00 to repair this error because the warrantee only covers hardware problems. I politely told the tech no thanks. After about an hour of trying different techniques, I finally typed tbswireless in the search bar and a wireless incon popped up. I clicked on the icon and the wireless switch was turned on!
My next purchase will not be a Toshiba!