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arty_a
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Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

I've recently installed Win7Ultimate x64 on my Satellite L505-13E, I've downloaded and installed most drivers available on the Toshiba site, but I still have an unrecognized device "PCI Simple Communications Controller", Location: PCI bus 0, device 22, function 0. What is that device and which driver should I download for it?

 

Also, I have an ATI MobilityRadeon HD 5165, but the drivers on Toshiba site are old, and it's recognized like ATI MobilityRadeon HD 4650 (which should slow down the performance). Drivers on ATI official site doesn't support any Toshiba laptops. How can I solve this issue?

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cee_64
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

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Use the Toshiba Software Installer to see if it can install the missing driver for you.  You can download it from the Product Support Link at the top of this page.

 

If that doesn't work try Unknown Device Identifier 7.00 to see if it can lead you to the proper driver.  http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html

 

For the ATI driver, go through THIS page to download them.  DO NOT specify your laptop brand, just go directly to the download page.  The driver will install just fine, it's just the web site tries to send you back to the laptop manufacturer for the driver. 

 

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonmob_win7-64.aspx

 

See this thread on the Notebook Review Forums for more details about this.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/488588-where-find-latest-drivers-my-t...

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MFaisal
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

Unknown Device Identifier 7.00 seems very helful, i'll try it, thanks for sharing the link.

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cee_64
Posts: 8,177

Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

Yep.  It's a great little tool to help locate those hard to find drivers.  I really like it for installing XP on newer laptops that ship with Win 7 that Toshiba and the other manufacturer's aren't supplying XP drivers for.

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arty_a
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

OK, by the Unknown Device Identifier I discovered that it was the onboard Intel VGA chipset, that shouldn't be working simultaneously with the ATI Radeon card anyway, so this issue can be considered solved.

 

But the driver from ATI site didn't help to fix the second problem, the card is still recognized as HD 4650...

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cee_64
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

You might want to try posting in the European Support Forum where that model is actually sold and supported.  It's possible that someone over there might be more familiar with that model.  This is the USA support site where that model is neither sold nor supported. 

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/index.jspa

 

If no one there can figure it out you'll probably need to contact actual Toshiba Technical Support by telephone.    You should be able to find the number for you area from this page.

http://il.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/en/generic/SUPPORT_PORTAL/

 

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arty_a
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

TNX

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bitter
Posts: 3

Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

 

for windows vista / windows 7  32 bit youc an get the latest drivers for ati cards from the link bellow:

 

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/mobile/10-6_mobility_vista_win7_32_ccc.e...

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cee_64
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

Link doesn't work.

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bitter
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Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

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i think somebody got upset by that link

it worked 6 hours ago

i'm currently using the 10.6 driver with CCC installed

 

too bad toshiba boys are so short sighted that they prefer to censor rather than provide up to date drivers

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bitter
Posts: 3

Re: Drivers for Satellite L505-13E

looks like they censored another thread on this topic.

 

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=206967

 

i con't uderstand why they want to keep this tight seal on the drivers used with Toshiba laptops. I mean they got our money already and they just don't want to let the costumers envoy the full potential of their buying.

 

The thread was marked as solved, was locked for any reply and the link was edited by a forum admin.

 

Really nice stuff.