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Tecra R850 - Screen is very faint

Q: Tecra R850 - Screen is very faint

My screen died last year just lost the brightness. I replaced it with a new one but still no brightness. If I hold it the right way in the light I can see the screen very faint. what could the issue be?


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A: Tecra R850 - Screen is very faint

I cannot say for sure but I think there is a problem with “background light” – FL inverter.

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Some time i got BS, i quess from ATI Graphic Card.
I take a screen shoot, please take a look, and tell me whats going on. [http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6461/12022012.jpg|http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6461/12022012.jpg]

A:Blue screen on Tecra R850-147

you are preety cool. Send some screen shot and want to have answer for your problem but without any relevant info in your posting.

For instance it will be interesting to know which operating system do you use.
Do you use original OS that you got with your notebook?

When the BSOD is shown? At the stat-up or later when OS is loaded?
Have you tried to do anything about that?

A few more sentences about this issue can be very useful.

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On a Tecra R850, i can't use the FN key. I install all driver from toshiba and they does'nt work



A:Tecra R850 with Windows WXP - can't use the FN key


The whole thing is a bit complicated with WXP and it is important to install all stuff in right installation order. After some basic drivers like chipset, display, sound you should install common modules at first and continue with Toshiba specific tools and utilities like controls, display device, power saver and so on.

Can you use any FN key combination or none of them is working?

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What kind od RAM and VENDOR are installed on Toshiba Tecra R850 - 147 (Samsung ? Kingston ? OCZ ? .... ? )


A:Tecra R850 - 147 - Question about RAM

Remove the RAM cover and check which modules are inside. It is fixed with two screws.
You don?t need more than two minutes to find out who is RAM manufacturer.
Anyway I think it must be Hynix or Samsung.

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How can I enable HT on my notebook ?

A:How to enable HT on my Tecra R850-147?


Would you be so kind as to explain what you mean with ?HT??

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Today my son try to clean his computer but hi delete all disc C and his computer don't have nothing. What can i do?

I think intall a version of windows and the drivers but where are the drivers?. If some one have a better idea pleas tell me.

Sorry for my english

A:Deleted all on my Tecra R850

I don't know which OS have you use and how your Tecra was configured but if possible reinstall original recovery image. If possible make HDD recovery installation as described on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm

You can also use recovery disc if you have created it in the past. After doing this you will have clean preinstalled OS. Please check if this works for you. If not let us know.

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Despite the claims that the R850 (with Radeon graphics) will do 4 displays, the most I can manage is 2. I'm trying to connect 2 external LCD monitors and still use notebook as another screen (3 in total).

I've done a lot of searching and although I can find plenty of people having the same problem, I cannot find an answer. I've tried updating the driver although that caused more problems than it solved. I am using W7.

Can someone tell me how to use more than 2 displays on a Tecra R850?


A:What can't I run more than 2 displays on my Tecra R850?

>I'm trying to connect 2 external LCD monitors and still use notebook as another screen (3 in total).

In such case you will need to use an external device like Dynadock

There are different models on the market? check some which would be the best solution for you..

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I'm considering buying a Toshiba Tecra R850 laptop, made in 2011, and even though it's been reconditioned by a reputable local computer company (and comes with a 3 month warantee) I'd like to know if there's been any known problems with this particular model. The other main specs with this laptop are that it's i5, 2520M 2.5 GHz. 4 Gb RAM, 320 Gb HD
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Any known issues with Tecra R850?

Anyone out there with helpful answers?

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on Tecra R850 pt524e (2011) disk had a bad sectors and i replace it with SSD. IT was not a big deal installed windows, then i have a big problems with drivers for toshiba, wireless, and other drivers.
all drivers downloaded http://www.toshiba.eu/support/drivers/ colunt start to install, some of them installed but it was not effect like display driver. ATM tool on toshiba notebook it was also not working. I spend 6 hours to figure out what is wrong.
Some of drivers return bios, then i try to upgrade Bios also return old version, wtf. this toshiba is from Mars?
yes this toshiba is for adriatic region, this is the reason why display was changed, keyboard space is not working properly and disk dies.

I have HP all the time and i have never have problems, daily is used for 12 hours sometime it is turned on 24h a day.

Any help about drivers and download.


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I bought R850 with SSD.
The bad thing is that SSD 256gb installed is limited to SATA II with transfer up to 300/mb. I read that Sandy Bridge Supports SATA III which covers 600/mb.

Is somebody successfuly installed better SSD disk capable with SATA3?

I tried Sisoft Sandra and it reported that SSD SATA is II, the same for Motherboard. The HwINFO reported that chipset is capable with SATA 3. The Everest shows only SSD data with SATA 2.

Is the bios blocked for higher transfers ? I got 180mb/s read, 150 mb/write - which is 3x worse than normal SATA 3 256gb SSD harddisks.

Can anybody help me and tell - if it is matter of R850 bios ? or just only the old Toshiba SSD firmware ? if I buy better SSD with SATA3 - will it fully support higher speed ?

Best Regards

A:Tecra R850 - SSD support for SATA III 6.0GB


I?m not sure what R850-xxx notebook you have but as far as I know this series is equipped with one for the Intel (Sandy Bridge) i3/i5/i7 CPUs.
Also the notebook supports either Intel Cougar Point QM67 (AMT model) or HM65 (Non-AMT model). Both supports SATA II (3Gb/s) and SATA III (6Gb/s)

But for example if the host interface is 300MB/s you get sustained Data Read : Max 250MB/s and sustaine Data Write : Max 160MB/s

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Good afternoon,

I am contacting you to realizaros a technical question regarding a Toshiba Tecra R850-151 model, part no PT525E 8b112605h and serial number.

I explain the scenario,

I have installed the laptop in a docking station, this one monitor, keyboard and mouse, I have installed the driver downloaded from your site for this laptop model and operating system and I have configured in the control panel Intel Graphics and Multimedia screen operating mode displays clones, both displays in 800x600 resolution and respect me as an administrator entering the operating mode of the screen and resolution, the bug is when I access the system with another user without administrative privileges, in this case the resolution does not respect me and sometimes not the operating mode of the screens.

I beg facilit?is a solution to this issue because it is essential that resolution on both screens, and the problem is that entering the system with another user respects me when I agreed resolution specically as administrator and if I change the theme of the screens or judgment as a user when I turn off the computer and turn on again you ignore the specically. By the way, I installed the OS twice now and the error persists and I installed the latest driver you have on the Web and previous to that as well and still the same.

A greeting.

A:Tecra R850-151 and low monitor resolution


Did you notice this if you would use the Toshiba preinstalled image?
Recover the notebook to the factory settings using the HDD recovery and test this again.

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Please, can someone help me with SATA 3 support on Tecra R 850.

How to enable that, i've already updated bios but that didn't help me! Found somewhere that toshiba intentionally didn;t support SATA 3 although chipset support that.?????


A:SSD SATA 3 support on Tecra R850

As far as I know SATA 3 controller isn?t supported on Tecra R850.

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I am thinking of buying a Tecra R850-1D8 to connect it to a Samsung LS27A850DS monitor (2560x1440 px). Both the laptop and the monitor have a DisplayPort, and if I am not mistaken, the Tecra R850 uses the QM67 Express chipset which should support resolutions up to 2560x1600.

HOwever, the Tecra R850 specifications specify a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 for the external monitor, which puzzles me. Can anyone tell me if the R850 supports an external 2560x1440 display via DisplayPort?

Thanks already!

A:DisplayPort at 2560x1440? (Tecra R850)


You can download user?s manuals and open page 111 to find info about DisplayPort but unfortunately there is no table with supported resolutions.

It is listed for HDMI only.
Try to talk with your local leader. Maybe they have one in show room and you can test it.

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*OS*: Windows 7 64bit
*Toshiba* Tecra R850
*Processor*: Core i7 2620M Sandy Bridge
*Grafik*: AMD HD6450M
*BIOS*: Ver. 3.90


in our company we use since 3 months the Toshiba Tecra notebooks.
The noise of the fan is for us to loud, you hear still the fan sitting one meter far away from the computer(no CPU load).

What helps a little bit was to change in the
Control-Center the Power-Options (Change Plan Settings -> Change advance power settings -> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings -> Cooling Method *to* +Battery Optimized+).

But you still hear the fan which is running at 40%-45% when CPU/System temperature is 40 Celsius.

On of the guys gets last week also a new Toshiba R850 notebook, it is absolutely quiet.
The difference is that in his notebook a SSD is installed (instead of a HDD).

Could it be that the SDD make the fan noise difference? (we don't believe it).

Maybe someone has made the same experience and has a solution?

Thanks in advance


A:Loud fan noise on Tecra R850 (HDD vs SDD)


I've a R840-16J. Last week I replaced the original Seagate Momentus 500GB 7200.4 HDD for a Plextor M5Pro 512GB SSD.

Yes it is true, now is much more quiet and...there's no vibration at all.

With the HDD I could feel all the computer vibrating in the palm of my hand!!!! No there's a quiet no vibration laptop!

And, believe it or not, one of the reasons to go the ssd way (well, not the main reason) was precisely the noise and vibration of the 7200 rpm internal hdd.


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I recently brought +Logitech Stereo Headset H110+ for my +Toshiba Tecra R850-151+. I used a +3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm Headset Splitter Adapter+ to connect it.

The Headset works correctly as I tried them with another computer.
And with my Tecra R850 the earphones works correctly.

Now, the problem is that the microphone is not recognised with the sufficient volume.
The speech recognition works halfway as the green bar goes up very slightly when I talk through the headset but not enough to recognise my voice. In advanced options I tried to edit the microphone properties increasing the +Microphone level+ up to 100 and +Amplification level+ up +30.0 dB but still the headset did not recognise correctly my speech.

If someone could help me I would appreciate.

A:Headset mic low volume on Tecra R850-151


Did you already check the Realtek HD audio manager which can be found in control panel?
There are different tabs like Speakers or Microphone.

I recommend you to check microphone tab where you could find different settings like playback level and recording level.

You can also enable the noise suppression which should be also part of the mic

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I've recently purchased a 2nd hand Toshiba Tecra R850.

Is it normal for the laptop to start loading Windows, on opening the lid?

I always perform a proper shutdown when I will not be using the laptop - and I have always expected to press the on button to start it.

So is this normal for the laptop to start when I open the lid? Is there an override?


A:Tecra R850 starts when opening lid

I can answer this myself. I went in to the BIOS and there is an option for the laptop to automatically start up on opening the lid. I set this to Disabled.

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I need to have the sound out to an amplifier and i need to put 4 microphones through a mixing table als input.

How can we do that with *just 1 mini jack (* any adapter to 2 mini jack??)

Thanks for any help

A:Tecra R850-1HU: how to connect 4 external microphones


Never tried to use 4 microphones but I think you will need to use an external device, something like 4 channel microphone mixer? but I think this forum is the wrong place to talk about such themes since this is not really related to the notebook but to DJ equipment.

However, please share your experience with us after you have managed to connect 4 mic to the notebook.

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i want to install a hardware for 3g mobile broadband in my Tecra R850 pt520a-01s003. is it possible?

A:How to install 3G Broadband Modem on my Tecra R850

This is pretty new machine and I don?t think someone here can help you with this.
I don?t know if this model is ?ready? for such upgrade.

I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help. I?m pretty sure they have exact hardware plans and maintenance manuals where they can check if such upgrade can be done or not.

By the way: where do you want to buy missing hardware for upgrade?

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I would appreciate some thoughts on the problem.

The problem:
The battery is not being charged. The icon in System Tray says that the battery is "plugged in" but is "not charging", and "Consider changing your battery".
Something similar to:
Also, the battery charging indicator is turned off

What happened:
I was using the computer on the battery. While using it, the message appeared that the battery is at critical 3% and computer suddenly shutdown (or went to sleep/hibernation). It is possible that the battery was empty since I was not charging it for 2 days. What was strange is that I did not get the message that the battery is at 7%, which is normal warning I get.
The next day, I plugged in the power cable, started computer. While booting, computer asked do I want to start in "Safe mode" or "Normal". I selected "Normal".
Then I noticed the problem described above.

The history:
Nothing in particular. Notebook is less than 2 year old. Battery was holding 6 hours, now dropped to some 4 hours, but had no previous problems. No power surges, did not drop the computer, etc....

- The computer works without battery, only on power cable.
- The computer does not react if I put only battery, without power cable, although it says that battery has 9%. (it said there is 3% before the ini... Read more

A:Tecra R850, battery "plugged in, not charging"

On the picture an information is shown: ?consider replacing your battery?. This would mean that the battery is somehow faulty.

I guess you would need to replace the battery using, new original good tested one.

I don?t thins that there is some kind of software problem since you have already tried the factory reset and notebook recovery. In case of software problems, this procedure should solve all ?software related? issues. But it didn?t.

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After shutting down my Tecra R850-117 it will automatically restart after exactly 5 minutes.

This is unwanted behavior because it drains the battery while I'm not using the laptop and it could also damage the disk carrying it around while running...

Anyone knows what could cause this behavior and how I can stop it? The laptop is 6 months old and I'm only noticing this behavior since the last few weeks. I already noticed the battery would be drained after not using it for a few days (probably due to the same issue?), but never before noticed the unwanted restarts...

Thanks a lot in advance for any useful advice.


A:Tecra R850-117 boots up 5 minutes after power down


Did you disable the WakeUp options in BIOS?
Check this!
The enabled *WakeUp* options could power on the notebook even if the unit is powered off.

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Good Day,

So I've had my R850 for a few years now and it's never given me a moments trouble. However, on Monday a silica bead managed find it's way in to the headphone jack. This happened due to an unnoticed broken silica sachet in my laptop backpack, and putting the laptop into the backpack, one of the beads was pushed into the jack.

The intruder was not noticed until I tried to plug in my headphones, unfortunately, forcing the bead in further. Be that as it may, I have managed to free the bead but I fear that there is now permanent damage. When I plug in the headphones, the speakers do not cut out. Audio does play through headphones, but the quality is very poor compared to what it used to be. So I am not sure if perhaps the bead short circuited something doing lasting damage, or if it just pushed a contact out of the way inside the jack, which is now not engaging with the headphone plug?

Is there anything I try in an effort to resolve this? I really can't afford huge costs to have the plug replaced.


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I Cant Find My Laptop Which is R850-1KX in the support portal
My Product code is PT52SE-001001FR.

So please if there's anyone who can help me i'll appreciate it.


A:I cannot find the Tecra R850-1KX on the support portal

As far as I know not all notebooks can be found via support portal.
As you said, Tecra R850-1KX has an model number: PT52SE-001001FR
It seems that it was released in France and the unit belongs to PT52SE series.
If you need drivers for this unit, go to Toshiba EU driver page and choose the R850 PT52SE series

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hello :-) ,

do you know where to find the maintenance guide of the TECRA R850 -146... if it exists. Thanks in advance :-)

A:Tecra R850-146 - Where to find maintenance guide?

Unfortunately, maintenance manuals are available for Toshiba authorized service providers only.

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I'd update my laptops Tecra R850-1EP on windows 8.1, after a windows update, I couldn't use the fingerprint to logon my windows account.

When I'm in my session, the fingerprint do it's job, I can manage my fingerprint.

I'd already try to unistall/install the fingerprint utility and the drivers.

On the logon, I've not the fingerprint logo like as I'can't use it

Any idea ?


A:Tecra R850-1EP: Cannot use Fingerprint on logon Windows 8.1


To be honest, I don?t know exactly what?s going wrong with the fingerprint procedure but I guess this can be related to wrong update to Win 8.1
Probably you did not follow exactly the update procedure which was recommended by Toshiba.

Here you can find the Update to Windows 8.1 Toshiba EU website:

and here you can find the [Step-by-Step Instructions to update to Windows 8.1 |http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-upgrade-stepbystep/]

You have to follow exactly these steps in order to get the notebook working properly.

Therefore I recommend you to set the notebook back to factory settings and to repeat the whole update process once again following the +Step-by-Step Instructions+

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The original keyboard, the replacement i installed and occasionally the USB keyboard all randomly type, erratically fail to register commands and lag.

This occurred in windows 7 and continued into 10. I've removed the keyboard and cleaned it with compressed air, and installed the latest chipset drivers for my model, but still have trouble.

Device manager names the keyboard as Lenovo ThinkPad PS/2 keyboard. .

A:All keyboards buggy on Tecra R850-S8540

The lenovo is the external USB keyboard right?
The internal keyboard should be: Standard PS/2 keyboard

Remove any external keyboard and mouse drivers (Logitech etc..).
The internal keyboard might have a liquid spill in it.

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My Tecra R850-11U has 8GB (2x 4GB) memory inside. I am running W7 professional 64bit and the machine only shows 4GB as memory.

I allready upgraded the bios, but the bios also shows 4GB. I have 2 banks of original samsung memory in it; changed one to an kingston bank but it still doesn't show more than 4GB.

How can i solve this problem?? I like full memory

A:Tecra R850-11U doesn't recognise full memory

The chipset supports 8GB RAM so you should be able to use the 8GB.
But if the BIOS does not recognize the 8GB RAM then one of the modules could be faulty or not compatible with another module.

This is only and one plausible explanation for me

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Hey Guys I have a weird bug with a clients Toshiba Tecra R850 notebook with the port replicator. It's about 8months old.

Almost each morning when the client connects the laptop to the port replicator and powers on and boots to the Windows 7 desktop it doesn't create a "LAN" connection (external monitor & USB work through the port replicator though).

I have to get the client to power off the laptop, unplug it from the port replicator, unplug the power from the port replicator and then plug everything back in and turn the laptop back on.

Here is what I have ruled out so far:
Port replicator: I have replaced the port replicator with another users unit (exact same model), same issue.
Connected LAN directly: If I connect the LAN directly (i.e. completely remove the port replicator) I get no issues with LAN/Internet connection.

Here is the part number of the laptop and the dock:
Tecra R850: PT520A-01N003
Port Replicator II: PA3916A-1PRP

Any ideas? Could this be a faulty docking port on the laptop?

Kind Regards

A:Tecra R850 - Port Replicator problem - no lan on startup


Don?t think its faulty docking port because in such case other Port Replicator ports would not function too?

I think its system issue? did you test the port replicator with fresh recovered system?
Would be definitely worth a try?

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The display driver I have installed is the preinstalled one. It is the last version I see in Tosiba download web (8.801.2.3000). If I use Windows Update the reponse is that there are not newer version.
When I try to open Catalyst Control Center to adjust parameters, I see in the process explorer (sysinternals) a ccc.exe program running, but nothing happens, that is, I don't see any wndows.
If I execute the driver installation program, it fails at the beginin and nothing is installed
Oprating system is W7 profesional (preinstalled). UAC is deactivated

Message was edited by: PacoHache

A:Re: Tecra R850-1J5 - Can not open Catalyst Control Center

Hi :

I have solved the situation downloading the catalyst software from AMD web pages

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My Tecra R850-1CL (with Ericsson 3G modem) has 2 led indicators for network : a yellow LED for WiFi, and a blue LED for 3G.

Under Windows 7 64-bit, everything was working OK, and Fn+F8 allowed to switch on or off WiFi and 3G.

Since I upgraded to Windows 8, Fn-F8 does only switch to plane mode, yellow Wifi indicator is always on even in plane mode, and blue 3G indicator is almost always on, even when 3G is not connected or when adapter is disabled.

I have done W8 upgrade with Toshiba upgrade utilities, and computer is up to date (BIOS and Drivers).

How cant get correct behavior for network LED indicators ?

A:Since Win 8 upgrade Fn-F8 does only switch to plane mode on TECRA R850

And WLAN and 3G are working properly, right?

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I want to connect my laptop to a DVI screen and it only has a DisplayPort (and VGA but I do want to get the full resolution) port.
So I need an adapter.
Can I use a passive adapter or do I need to buy an active?

A:Tecra R850-117: Need info about Display Port to DVI adapter


As far as I know the DisplayPort on the left side complies to the V1.1a standard.
This means that the DispplayPort is compatible with DVI and HDMI standards so you can use an DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI adapter.

So you could use something like that:
<img src='http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3189/captureuqp.jpg' border='0' width='300' height='200px'/>


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How can i use the sim card slot on my toshiba tecra r850-f42n laptop.
i wan to be using it for my internet connections

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I own a Tecra R850 with the ATI HD 6450M, and every now and again it hangs and BSOD appears.
I've observed that mainly it happens when reproducing flash videos.
After checking System Events I've discovered it's a problem with the display card driver.

The event system says that may be a solution [here|http://wer.microsoft.com/Responses/Response.aspx/21682/en/5.1.2600.0.00000000.9.9?SGD=13feb1cd-4c8b-4c3a-aeee-ca4ca2c99729]

This webpage indicates that it is a bug in the driver and I must upgrade to the latest driver to solve de problem, and it provides a link to ATI webpage.

I've downloaded the drivers from ATI webpage and the installation program says that it is not compatible with Toshiba laptops.
I've checked Toshiba webpage and I already have the latest (and unique) driver for my display card.

As it appears on the webpage it's a driver bug, but Toshiba seems not to have released any update in the driver despite Ati has...

Any one can help?


A:Tecra R850 - Display driver problem - BSOD

Hi Jose

Do you use original Toshiba preinstalled Windows or your own version?
Original display driver included in original recovery image is tested so you should not have some troubles with basic stuff like playing flash videos.

Since when have you noticed this issue? Can you give us one example when this happen?
Have you installed some updates?
To be honest I cannot imagine this issue is from the first day of usage.

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We have hundreds of these laptops and use encrypted HDD's in them.

On a soft reboot they cause the HDD to re-encrypt itself due to losing power during the soft reboot.
Has anyone got a workaround for this (BIOS settings, Updated BIOS) that will not cause this issue for us?
I believe we are currently on the BIOS version 2.'something' if this helps any.
Thanks in advance,


A:Tecra R850 cuts power to HDD on soft reboot

The notebook powers off for a moment during a warm reboot. A BIOS update wont change this.

Perhaps you should use Bitlocker instead.

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I've got several Notebooks Tecra R850 and Tecra R950. Many users are complaining that they have Problems with UMTS and Toshiba Wireless Manager. Much time the Driver is hanging up and is only working right after a reboot.
I tested a external UMTS USB-Card, it worked without any Problems.
So it's very strange, that there are so much Notebook affected with this Problem. Is there any bug or Problem know?
How can I save the Problem? It's not comfortable!
Thank you and
best regards
Isabel Metz

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I re-installed my computer, since then it doesn't recognize any wireless device or network
here-after is part of the result of the Toshiba diagnostic tool
The device manager states that:
" The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

However I cannot manage to find the driver, after updating the Windows updates, etc

Please help!


Date 2013/03/15 22:55:35

[PC Information]
Model Name TECRA R850
Part Number PT524E-005014BT
Serial Number 4B021792H
OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600
BIOS Version Version 3.60
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Physical Memory8192MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity304,562,036,736 [Byte] 283.646 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity126,578,688,000 [Byte] 117.886 [GB]
Video Intel(R) HD Graphics Family version=
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 Pixels
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio version=
Intel(R) Display Audio version=
Network Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection version= MAC Address=E8:9D:87:EA:3C:21
HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G Network Card version=6,0,1,279 MAC Address=00:1E:10:1F:82:A7
Modem HUAWEI Mobil... Read more

A:TECRA R850 - wireless network controller driver not found

Your Tecra has ATHEROS 802.11(B/G/N)WB195-HMC W/ BT WLAN card inside and all latest drivers you can find on Toshiba WLAN portal - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/

Check it out please.

It is card with BT so before you install WLAN driver install BT filter. You can find it on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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Hello all

I need help with some issue:
My system says that I have 2,66GB RAM available for applications, services etc. The rest of it (between 1,1 and 1,3 GB RAM) is shared and reserved for the graphic card. I searched for a way to reduce it via BIOS (how it normally works), tried an update for the bios hopping that it would add this feature. But that wasn't the case.

I can't understand why Toshiba doesn't allow his customers to modifity this setting!
I can understand to put such a setting by default, but also giving an option for advanced users to modifiy this setting.

2,66GB RAM are not very much and I often need more than that... 500MB more RAM for sys would be really nice.
And 64bit OSs are currently not supported in our company.

So does anyone know a way to reduce the shared memory to e.g. 500MB?

My system specs:

Windows 7 Pro SP1 (32bit)
Modell: TECRA R850
Serialno.: 7B042670H
Partno.: PT525E-03E00KGR

Thanks in advanced for your answers!


A:Tecra R850 - How can I reduce the shared memory of the graphic card?

As far as I know shared memory works automatically and notebook user cannot control it.
It is nothing new and the same principle is on all Toshiba notebooks.

Sorry but there is nothing to do about it.

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I got a R850 and complete random the laptop lockups. When it locks up fans begin to spin full speed and windows is locked up. I need to poweroff the laptop and start again.

This can happen three times on a evening, but it can also occur only ones a week.

Its complete random.

A:Tecra R850 - sometimes OS stuclocks-up, fans spin on full speed

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what happen exactly.
Every new notebook is delivered with clean preinstalled OS and something like this should not happen. Later when you start to install updates or own applications it can happen that some background application ?blocks? the system.

In my opinion either you must check preinstalled stuff, processes that run in the background to see which one can be responsible for this, or you must install recovery image again and check how it works with ?factory settings?.

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I factory reset my laptop yesterday and every since the internal mic only works when nothing is plugging into the jack socket, including headphones without a mic and speakers. This was never a problem before the factory reset and i could plug headphones in to hear people and could use the mic to talk.. now i can only talk to people when nothing is plugged in meaning i have to hear people out of the laptop speakers..

Any ideas guys? I dont want to have to buy new headphones :/


A:Tecra R850 - Internal mic doesn't work when headphones are plugged in

Check settings in sound properties (playback and recording devices).
Be sure Microphone is listed and enabled in recording devices.

Please check all this and send some feedback.

I have two Toshiba notebooks and everything works perfectly so I don't see some reason why it should not work on your Tecra too.

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Is it possible to have the resolution in vga as 1280-1024 in external output or using the display port?
I have just seen the 1024 / 768 in the resolution 4/3 format

Maybe in the catalyst graphic card i have look in it without any success

All the resolution for output is in the 16/9 format

Thanks for any help

A:Tecra R850-1HU output VGA external in 1280-1024 (4/3 format)


The display port supports max 2560 x 1600 /32bit resolution.
But the available external resolution depends on the external monitor and the graphic card driver.
If both would support the favorite resolution (1024 / 768 ), you should be able to choose this?

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Hi all,

we need a drivers package for SCCM, we have different models and series, for example:
TECRA R850-151, TECRA R850-1J5, TECRA R950-11H, etc.

Where do we downloads this package from?


A:SCCM driver packages needed for Tecra R850 / R950 series


For own European notebook series, Toshiba provides the drivers for download on their Toshiba EU driver page:

If you need an SCCM driver packge, I would recommend you to check this Toshiba page:

This package provides the device drivers and tools for your Toshiba business notebook, in order to allow you to deploy Windows images with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by importing this package.

To obtain service, please contact *[email protected]*

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Hi. I got Tecra R850-520e for 4 months. from the begining I have the same problem - loud fan but no cpu load (about 2-4%) using win7 and win8 64bit

I tried to change windows profile to optimized or to power saver. but i still get the fan to noise. I upgrade the bios to 3.90. I re-checked windows 8. and still the fun ist loud. when no cpu is used.

Notebook is cool - so I don't know where is the problem. probably this is bad driver for ACPI or for temperature measuring. I tried to change the notebook position - and I found two metal plate on the bottom.

I think it is a temp measure sensors. when I rotate the notebook, and the plates are "on air", not touched by any material - the fan is going to slow down in minutes.

Could somebody tell if any speed fun will work ? or maybe Toshiba will update the bios or drivers for it finally ?
The comfort for business laptop is very bad. I have SDD - and this is limited too. I didn;t supposed that Toshiba will sell such a sh.....

Could anybody have some drivers or setting that will slow down the fan in windows 64bit ?


A:Tecra R850-520E - loud fan - no cpu load - Win7 and Win8 64bit


You need to adjust the Windows Power Plane settings in order to improve the cooling system.

<Setting Method>
Changes in Operating System:
Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method

Changes in Bios (Power Management):
Intel Turbo boost Technology

Changes in Operating System:
TOSHIBA HW Setup --> CPU Frequency mode

Try this settings:
Power plane (Toshiba power saver) Battery optimized
Intel Turbo Boost technology (BIOS) - Disable
CPU frequency ? Always low

From my experience this should reduce the noise.

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Dear guys,

I have a Tecra R850 laptop (the graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6450M) with a PA3916A-1PRP port replicator.

I already have a 23" running at 1920x1080 connected via HDMI.
I would like to buy a 27" to run it at 2560 x 1440.

So my ideal configuration would be the 27" at 2560 as main monitor and the 23" at 1920 as second monitor. One monitor (the 23") has Display Port, DVI and VGA input, the other one has DVI, Display Port 1.2, Mini Display Port 1.2, HDMI.

Is it possible to connect them as I wish (I would love to avoid the use of VGA)?
Do I need other stuff (another docking for example) to accomplish that?

Any idea is good for me!

Thanks a lot


A:Tecra R850 with 27" display at 2560 x 1440 and 23" display at 1920x1080


Generally speaking you may be able to connect two external monitors at a time depending on your notebook model.

In user manual of Tecra R850 you can read that when the Toshiba HI-Speed Port Replicator II is connected to the notebook, you cannot use _notebook?s_ external RGB (VGA) port.
This port will not work.

Furthermore you cannot use port replicator?s HDMI port and Display Port at the same time.
The hi-speed port replicator II contains a slider which can be moved to choose either the HDMI port or Display Port.

So it seems that you have one option to connect two externa monitors: (VGA + HDMI)
one monitor to HDMI/Display port and other to VGA/RGB port (port replicator's RGB port)

Another option to connect two external monitors at the same time, you should use another docking solution like for example Dynadock U3. It supports an HDMI and DVI port which can be used at the same time.

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My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?


A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline


backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.

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Whenever my Pavillion 23 goes to sleep and then i wake it up, I can barely make out the images on the screen, they are so faint.  The only solution I have some up with is to do a restart.  Then the screen images are normal brightness.  Has anyone elso haf this problem and if so how did you fix it?Thanks 

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Intel I7 4790k (Stock clock, Hyper 212plus cooler)
16 GB Corsair Vengence 1866 DDR3
ASUS Sabertooth Mark2
XFX R9 270x 2Ghz (Stock Clock)
CoolerMaster 650 PSU (Bronze Rating)
I have faint banding across the screen. It only shows up once into windows(Does not appear in BIOS at all... at least that i can tell) and shows across ALL applications. It only is really noticable on darker images like grays but not so much on black. The bands are of altrenating thickness (Small/Large Small/Large), but are not very wide at all. Thin little bands spaced out and altrenating like i said. They do not move, though if i bring up an image or a dialog box, it will create the same banding acorss those windows and stay with that window/dialog while the ones normally there pass over it.
I use HDMI to HDMI on a 40" Toshiba TV.
What i have done to trouble shoot is this so far:
Clean installed GPU Drivers. (Uninstall, restart, install, restart)
Changed to a different display that i know did not have banding. (Still had banding)
Change cables to a DVI to HDMI cable.(Still hand banding)
What i have not done *yet*:
Remove video card and restart using intigrated graphics port.
Remove video card and install into previous machine that did not have any issues at all.
Heres further background story:
I built a computer a month or so ago [ AMD A10 7850k, XFX 270x (same card in current), 8GB Corsair Vengence(Same stick in unit +1), MSI A88x G45 GAMING mobo., 650w CoolerMaster (same unit in current). I was... Read more

A:Faint Banding across the screen

Try booting Safe Mode and see if the problem persists.
How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1
You will need to sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.
1.  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, click or tap Settings, and then click or tap Change PC Settings.
2.  Under PC settings, tap or click General.
3.  Under Advanced startup, tap or click Restart now.
4.  On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options.
5.  Tap or click Startup Settings.
6.  Tap or click Restart.
7.  On the Startup Settings screen, choose the Safe Mode you want, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

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My new R850 laptop has a very strange habit.

Its screen is flickering randomly one-two or three times (it only takes less than 1 sec, but sometimes very frequent). I tried to update bios, drivers and reinstall system and i tested it too, but nothing changed.
I sent R850 to service for testing but all hardware test were successful!

Can anybody help me to solve problem?
Windows 7 driver error?
Any idea, advice to repair?


A:Flickering screen on new Satellite Pro R850

> Can anybody help me to solve problem?
I would like to do this but how?
All you have done is right and if Toshiba service cannot help how should we do this. If diagnostic software cannot find the problem I think there is nothing you can do about that.

Talk with your local dealer and ask if you can get replacement. In my opinion it is last reasonable option for you.

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