These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
The Toshiba Satellite (called the Dynabook Satellite in Japan) is a line of consumer notebook computers sold by Toshiba, a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo. Toshiba Satellite computers were introduced in the 1990s as some of the earliest laptops to compete with IBM’s Thinkpad line. The Satellite family competes against Acer’s Aspire, Dell’s Inspiron and XPS, HP’s Pavilion and Envy, Samsung’s Sens, and Lenovo’s IdeaPad.
Satellite models vary from entry-level models sold at major retailers to media center-class notebooks. The higher-end Satellite laptops are labelled as “Qosmio” and are sold under the Satellite name. High-end Qosmio models generally had added features like two hard drive bays, several graphics cards, multiple input/output ports, backlit keyboards, unique case styling, and more powerful found systems.
Early Toshiba Satellite models did not include an internal CD-ROM drive but can link to external CD-ROM drives through the parallel port on the rear of the computer. Some Satellite laptops also did not include an internal floppy disk drive, though a port on the side of the device allowed the use of an external module. Early Satellite models tend to be smaller in size than newer models.
The Toshiba Satellite series was discontinued in the United States in 2016 when Toshiba left the consumer laptop market in the U.S. Toshiba continued to sell Tecra and Portégé laptops, as well as the Satellite brand, in many countries.
Toshiba laptops can be identified by the name “Toshiba” printed in capital letters in the center of the computer’s bottom bezel. To identify the model of a Toshiba laptop, bring up the Start menu on the computer and search for “diagnostic tool.” Running the PC Diagnostic Tool gives users several options, including identifying the laptop’s make and model.