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Revision to Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5095 Troubleshooting

Christopher Camara

=== Brightness Setting ===
 
If you turn computer on but there is no displaydisplay, check to see what your brightness is set to, sometimesto. Sometimes it is turned down so far that the screen seems like it is off.
If you turn computer on but there is no displaydisplay, check to see what your brightness is set to, sometimesto. Sometimes it is turned down so far that the screen seems like it is off.
 
=== System Reset ===
 
# At the Toshiba logo screen press 'F2' to enter the BIOS Setup
# In setupsetup, press 'F9' to load setup defaults
# In setupsetup, press 'F9' to load setup defaults
# Press 'F10' to save and exit
 
If your battery and/or AC adapter is broken, your computer won't get sufficient power to its display systems.
 
# Try powering the laptop onwith battery alone
# Then connectedconnect the power cord to ACthe computer with and without battery
# Try powering the laptop onwith battery alone
# Then connectedconnect the power cord to ACthe computer with and without battery
# If display still does not change from black screen, try a brand new adapter
 
# Look for a short or a poor connection around the power switch
# The cable/hinge may be shot. The cable is seated into the motherboard and into the LCD panel. It can come loose and cause the problem you are having. Since the cable runs through the hinge, it is possible that it has frayed and/or gotten cut
# Try to repositionre-position or reconnect the cable, or maybe buy a more reliable cable
# Try to repositionre-position or reconnect the cable, or maybe buy a more reliable cable
 
Also, try changing the BIOS settings; specifically: '''"Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode."''' Change the setting from '''"Dynamically Switchable"''' to '''"Always Low."'''
=== Defective BIOS ===
 
If you are not seeing lights flashing,flashing or hearing any hard drive action, and the reset did not work, your BIOS has probably become corrupted.
If you are not seeing lights flashing,flashing or hearing any hard drive action, and the reset did not work, your BIOS has probably become corrupted.
 
'''BIOS Recovery procedures:'''
=== Confused/Need Help? ===
 
If you are not totoo technically savvy, then try to get professional help. To locate a Service Center, go to:
If you are not totoo technically savvy, then try to get professional help. To locate a Service Center, go to:
 
* http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/gaspLocator.jsp?style=emea
 
# From the start menu click on the '''Control Panel'''
# From herehere, type in the search box '''Device Manager'''
# From herehere, type in the search box '''Device Manager'''
# Click on '''Device Manager'''
# From herehere, click on the sound option
# From herehere, click on the sound option
# Find your sound driver
# Right click on your sound driver and click enable if shown
Did you install something new or did your laptop recently decide to update? If so, there is the possibility that this newly installed program hasn't been updated yet. To see if this is the problem, restart your laptop and see if the problem has been solved.
 
If restarting your computer doesn't fix the sound and the sound driver is no wherenowhere to be found, try the following:
If restarting your computer doesn't fix the sound and the sound driver is no wherenowhere to be found, try the following:
 
# GoingGo to Toshiba's manufacturer website
# GoingGo to Toshiba's manufacturer website
# Go to the '''Support''' section and there should be links for drivers
# After entering Toshiba Satellite L655D S5095, find the appropriate sound driver and re-install it
Try plugging headphones into your laptop and see if they work. If your headphones still emit sound, but the speakers themselves do not work, it is possible that a prong is bent back so that the laptop speakers are disconnected once the headphones are removed.
 
When you un-plugunplug the headphonesheadphones, the the prong should spring back and reestablish the speaker connection, but your connection may be disconnected. Anconnection. If this does not occur, an unorthodox solution to this common problem is to insert the headphones and wiggle them within the jack. Oftentimes this reestablishes the prong connection.
When you un-plugunplug the headphonesheadphones, the the prong should spring back and reestablish the speaker connection, but your connection may be disconnected. Anconnection. If this does not occur, an unorthodox solution to this common problem is to insert the headphones and wiggle them within the jack. Oftentimes this reestablishes the prong connection.
 
=== Speakers Are Broken ===
== Microphone doesn't work ==
 
You are trying to Skype, but your friend cannot hear you. Perhaps your microphone is not a registered device on your computer. Often, a faulty microphone is caused by buggy software. Luckily, this can be fixed painlessly by a quick reinstallre-install. These following sections will be quick tutorials on how to repair the problem.
You are trying to Skype, but your friend cannot hear you. Perhaps your microphone is not a registered device on your computer. Often, a faulty microphone is caused by buggy software. Luckily, this can be fixed painlessly by a quick reinstallre-install. These following sections will be quick tutorials on how to repair the problem.
 
=== Installed New Windows Driver, Microphone Stopped Working ===
=== Microphone Works Sometimes, Control Panel Doesn't Detect It ===
 
Again, this could be a software issue. Uninstall and reinstallre-install an updated microphone driver from Toshiba. [http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2759973&rpn=PSK2LU&modelFilter=L655D-S5095&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663#|Newest Sound Driver]
Again, this could be a software issue. Uninstall and reinstallre-install an updated microphone driver from Toshiba. [http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2759973&rpn=PSK2LU&modelFilter=L655D-S5095&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663#|Newest Sound Driver]
 
=== Last Resort ===
=== Replacing Your Camera ===
 
Assuming your have the correct driver and your camera is not workingworking, you will have to replace the camera. Here is a helpful guide: (PUT LINK HERE)
Assuming your have the correct driver and your camera is not workingworking, you will have to replace the camera. Here is a helpful guide: (PUT LINK HERE)

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