03-18-2012 12:35 PM
Hi everyone, I recently adopted a Satellite L305-S5899 from my younger brother. The computer was a mess when i got it from him. It had windows vista at the time (the original OS that it came with), but i decided to upgrade it to windows 7. When i did the upgrade, everything worked fine for the exception of the SD chip slot. I tried sniffing around different sites including toshiba to see if i could find the right driver, but I have had no sucess up to now. Can anyone please help me with this?
03-18-2012 01:43 PM
What is the part number? It looks something like PSLB8U-02V003. There is a label on the bottom and you may find it here.
Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > PC Diagnostic Tools
03-18-2012 07:44 PM
Satellite L305-S5899 (PSLB8U-02201J)
Your drivers and utilities are here.
For the card reader, try installing these drivers.
Realtek Card Reader (32/64bit) (Version 6.0.6000.20080 r2 - Released 10/06/08)
Realtek Card Reader for Windows Vista (32/64bit) (Version 6.0.6000.20130 - Released 04/13/09)
03-18-2012 09:25 PM
I tried using the links that you provided me, but neither driver worked on my computer. One thing i noticed is that they were both designed for win vista.
The first link you put up "Your drivers and utilities are here." didn't have the SD driver for Windows 7 either.
03-19-2012 07:30 AM
That's strange, jk. I click on that link and find a RealTek driver for your card for Win 7 32/64 bit dated 9/09. Go there and select Windows 7 64 bit and then card reader and there will be one listing as I just described. You didn't mention to Jerry, BTW, that you were looking for Win 7.
The driver is located here.
03-19-2012 10:55 AM
03-25-2012 06:29 PM
Thank you so much for your quick response. I know how helpful everyone is here. I personally must appologize for taking so long in replying to this message. Unfortunately, as soon as i installed that driver, my computer crashed and gave me a blue screen. Every time i logged in to win7, my computer would crash and show me the same blue screen. No worries though, it wasn't anything i couldn't fix. I think i tried to install too many different drivers for the sd card slot, and in the end, my computer rebelled against me. lol.
03-26-2012 08:46 PM
Ok. So i uninstalled my previous card driver and installed the one that you provided. It should be legit since it was meant for my computer and all, but for some strange reason it didn't work. The driver installed the way it should, but then when i inserted an sd chip, nothing happened. I restarted the computer hoping that it only needed to reboot in order for the driver to take affect, but unfortunately it still does not work. I went into my task manager to see if a certain piece of hardware was unknown. I went into "View" and selected show hidden devices, and there it is. Since everything else on the computer works, i made the assumption that the SD driver that does not work is the same that is hidden in the task manager. Thank you so much for your help, and for the driver as well. I think it's just my computer being stubburn. lol
03-27-2012 05:52 AM
I went into my task manager to see if a certain piece of hardware was unknown.
Maybe you mean Device Manager (devmgmt.msc)?
The only way I know to tell for sure if it's a hardware malfunction is to restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media.
03-27-2012 06:21 PM
Thank you Jerry. lol. I did mean to say Device Manager in the previous message.
I took your advice and restored my computer back to its original contents which was with a Vista OS, but not before saving all my data to restore it back to Win 7. The SD slot worked just fine when the computer was restored to Vista, but upon switching back to Win 7, the SD stopped working. Curious and curious.
03-28-2012 10:27 AM
The SD slot worked just fine when the computer was restored to Vista, but upon switching back to Win 7, the SD stopped working.
Not particularly surprising, because Windows 7 may not support the Vista device driver. But it seems like this ought to fix it.
But it does tell us the hardware works okay.