11-05-2011 07:51 AM
Try a System Restore back to just before you started having problems.
11-07-2011 10:12 AM
I personally would try System Restore a second and even third time using different files before I would go further.
11-07-2011 10:50 AM
Thanks for your response.
A system restore won't do me any good since this is a fresh install of Windows XP. It may be the driver issue but I cannot find another driver that will work with this specific card.
11-07-2011 11:27 AM
ITSRepair--I should have addressed my last response to dids114.
11-07-2011 11:53 AM
ITSRepair is the author of the post just above mine!!!
11-07-2011 03:52 PM
My problem is similar to others in this thread regarding Fn buttons.
I have a355-sp7927c, the satellite with the various lights (mute, media, playpause, stop, etc.). Lets name them lunimous media buttons. LMB.
I upgraded to win 7 64bits, installed drivers. And some things do not work properly.
My Fn keys can activate the arrows and some other blue labeled functions except the ones I need.
I need to adjust brightness with Fn + F6 or Fn + F7. in fact most F keys functions dont work
So far I detected that all Fn buttons work fine if I uninstall the (toshiba value added package) TVAP.
But uninstalling TVAP leaves me without the LMBs that stop working.
Ive read everything and have no clue about fixing my problem without the right tvap.
I downloaded the ones that are on the Toshiba site, listed clearly under win 7 64 bit selection, no mistake.
also tested acpi_util_tvap_TC00215000H
Both make the LMBs work, but kill the Fn brightness.
Ive tried both tvap files, and dont think I should use another one from a different laptop model.
Maybe its a button press config. Im missing to enable brightness.
So far the easy way is blame Toshiba for either putting the wrong tvaps under win7 64 or making faulty tvaps.
Any ideas. Thanks.
11-14-2011 12:32 PM - edited 11-14-2011 12:47 PM
I did all what you suggested to do before I wrote my tag, but I did the steps again as you mentioned but still have the sane problem,
due to my "fn" buttom it is working because when I press it with f5,f6, and f7 it works without having the tvap or tfcu installed
I think that toshiba must solve this issue by installing a new version of the driver for TVAP or TFCU and solve the problem from its roots
12-05-2011 10:42 AM
I reinstalled Windows 7 64-Bit on my Satellite A665-S6086 and installed all the Toshiba utlilites on it. But some of my media control buttons are not working. eg; my Eco button does produce a sound when i press it, but it doesn't activate my Eco environment, i have to switch it on from the start menu.. Also my Illumination on/off button is not working.. Before installing new windows, when i used to press volume mute button, it showed a mute icon on the screen, but it is not.. what may be the reason please ?
12-07-2011 12:31 PM - edited 12-07-2011 12:34 PM
I am having a similar issue with my Satelite L665D-S5076. My WiFI is working, but I cannot use FlashCards, or any other means, to turn off the WiFI in cases where I don't need it, short of going into Windows and disabling the card. My Dev. Manager is showing an Atheros PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controler and a Realtek Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC. Not sure if the issue has anything to do with the two different companies, or if it is something else. I do have flashcards installed, but like many others have complained, it does not show the f8 function. I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate, with an upgraded hard drive. Doing a Toshiba System Restore is not an option, as I do not have the restore partition on the computer, nore do I have any factory restore disks. Can you please help me out with this issue?
12-19-2011 01:13 PM
Hey Mike, I sort of have the same problem. I have the added value pack for windows 7 32bit. when I hold down the FN key I can see all the black cards on top of the screen. But f8 isnt there, so I cant toggle my wifi on. I have a realtek driver.
12-24-2011 05:17 AM - edited 12-24-2011 05:19 AM
Hi. I have Satellite L650-BT2N15. I reinstalled windows 7 64, then I can't turn off wi-fi. It always on. Flash cards doesn't show wifi, only Bluetooth. I tried reinstalling TVAP, didn't help. Anyone please help.
12-31-2011 11:56 AM
01-14-2012 12:18 PM
01-20-2012 01:49 AM
you're a legend, miker643! all other solutions presented elsewhere (and all due respect, they would have been useful had their fundamental assumption been correct) assumed that the system recognised the wifi card in the first place. which mine did not. therefor no amount of driver reinstalling helped, no config settings in any of the multitude of software tools provided any solution.
i went for the 30 sec reset, load defaults and save in BIOS, and lo, there was light, peace and happiness in the world.
01-21-2012 03:58 AM - edited 01-21-2012 04:02 AM
After some searches i've found a solution that worked.
Bypassing the hardware switch:
To do it I had to remove the keyboard to access the wifi card in my case....someone else could have the card on the laptop bottom.
Sorry this is a link to another forum ...maybe is not allowed by forum rules
02-24-2012 01:48 AM
I have Toshiba Satellite U305-S7467
several day before, i got my laptop couldn't detect WIFI adapter, i check device manager and there is nothing there in network..i was restart the computer, use option "last known good configuration" n then the wifi back to normal..
in the evening i was turn off my laptop, and try to use it the next day but the wifi lost again..
i follow ur advice, step by step (properly reset by unplug the battery and AC and go to bios)
and now my wifi back to live
Thx to you..
is that normal?? is that software or hardware failure??
i use windows 7 (32 bit)
and this laptop was an upgrade from windows vista to windows 7,,i lost flash card driver,,did ur link before supported for my laptop type??
sory for too many question..
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