How to Troubleshoot a Toshiba Satellite Laptop L305D

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How to Troubleshoot a Toshiba Satellite Laptop L305D
Troubleshoot a blinking power button on your laptop. (power button image by Evan Meyer from Fotolia.com)

Troubleshooting issues with your Toshiba Satellite L305D series laptop is a great way to familiarise yourself with the machine and solve problems at the same time. Troubleshooting your laptop can keep you from paying the fees involved for a computer repair shop to diagnose and fix your machine. Common problems with the Toshiba Satellite L305D series laptop include: some utilities not working after a Windows 7 factory restoration, sound coming from the internal speakers being distorted, and the power light blinking.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "System Restore Registry Patch" link (see Resources), then click "Download Now" in the red box on the top part of the web page and save the file to your desktop.

  2. 2

    Save any documents you are currently working on, then close any programs that are open. Click the file you saved to your desktop to open the Toshiba Archive Extractor program, then click "Start" to begin the installation process.

  3. 3

    Restart the laptop when the program has finished installing. The Toshiba Utilities will function properly.

  1. 1

    Click the "Atheros Wireless LAN Driver" link (see Resources), then click "Download Now" in the red box on the top part of the web page and save the file to your desktop.

  2. 2

    Click the file you just saved to your desktop, then click "OK," "Unzip," and then click "OK" again. Click "OK," then click "Next" to complete the driver installation process.

  3. 3

    Click the "Atheros Utility Driver" link (see Resources), then click "Download Now" in the red box on the top part of the web page and save the file to your desktop.

  4. 4

    Click the file you just saved to your desktop, then click "OK," "Unzip," and then click "OK" again. Click "Next" in the next two dialogue boxes to confirm the driver installation, then click "Yes, I want to restart my computer now" and "Finish" to restart your laptop and finalise the driver installation process. The sound coming from the speakers should no longer sound distorted.

  1. 1

    Turn the laptop off, then plug in the power cord and let the laptop sit for three hours to charge the battery.

  2. 2

    Disconnect the power cord, then turn the laptop upside down. Locate the battery along the lower-middle part of the laptop. Push the battery-lock latch, above the right side of the battery, to the right. Then move the battery-release latch, located above the left side of the battery, to the left to disengage the battery from the laptop. Remove the battery, which will cause the power light to stop blinking. Leave the laptop alone for half an hour.

  3. 3

    Slide the battery into the laptop until it clicks and locks into place, then move the battery-lock latch to the left. Turn the laptop right-side up and turn the computer on. If the laptop starts without any issues or error messages, you should replace the power cord. If the computer starts with issues or errors, remove the battery and proceed to Step 4.

  4. 4

    Plug the power cord into the laptop and turn it on. If the laptop starts without any issues or errors, your existing battery needs replaced and you should buy a new battery.

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