Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

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Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:49 am

i have a older toshiba satellite A105 series
the cpu fan cycled normally, but this thing is still a toaster oven.
i know the laptop warns you if fan fails, via the pulses from the fan.
but i wonder if it would get upset if i straight wired the fan to full time on..and left the pulse line connected as normal.
i looked in BIOS. and there is no fan control settings.

has anyone tried this or know of another way ?
right now i use a cooling pad for this thing normally at home.. but when traveling. this thing is unbearable...even the top gets hot..

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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by haklesup » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:20 pm

if done properly the only consequence should be reduced battery life. Personally I would use an external fan of which there are several styles for laptops to choose from.

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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by Janitor Tzap » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:09 pm

Dacflyer,

You should of gotten with the Laptop some Utilities that adjust the Fan, Processor, and Performance.

If not.
Here's the support page.
http://support.toshiba.com/support/mode ... xt=1209142


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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:11 am

don't wanna use a external fan.. already got enough clutter..


i searched the toshiba site. but only found stuff relating to win7-8
mine is older runs XP...

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:51 pm

The Link I put in my previous posting has a LARGE listing of XP/2000 Drivers,
and App's for the Toshiba Satellite A105 series Laptop.

Your just going too have to find the one that does the fan control. :roll:


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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:44 pm

sorry, must have overlooked it or did not know what i was looking for..
will go thru it again..
(on vacation in Germany til 17th :D)

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Post by dacflyer » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:50 pm

ok, i just retracked me steps,, i put in my actual model number in this time
A105-S4034 and i get this message..

Your entry doesn’t appear to be valid. Please double-check that your product is from the US or Latin America and try again.

Ughhhh....

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:31 am

dacflyer wrote:ok, i just retracked me steps,, i put in my actual model number in this time
A105-S4034 and i get this message..

Your entry doesn’t appear to be valid. Please double-check that your product is from the US or Latin America and try again.

Ughhhh....
I tried the link again and it's working. :???:

It maybe because your in Germany, and for some reason the site is getting blocked?


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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:11 pm

its not that i cannot get link to work, i just do not see anything for XP and my model #
i only find something referring to a fan level 3 - but nothing that i can use.

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Post by Dean Huster » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:26 am

The Toshiba I'm working from right now is just that -- a toaster oven. It get really warm to the fingers at the output of the fan's airflow. I've a feeling that it's part of the package!
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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:52 am

i am about to pop mine open soon and straight wire the fan, but leave the yellow wire connected as is,, so the cpu does not get angry that it does not detect a fan.. i hope as long as it sees pulses, it will be ok,, i hope that it does not give trouble of seeing too many pulses ( high speed )
i know it gets angry if it sees none.

i been searching for after market programs that might control the fan, but no luck yet.

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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by haklesup » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:00 pm

If there are no fan settings in BIOS, then its unlikely there is an external program that can control the fan

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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:26 am

i figured as much... :(

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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by Dean Huster » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:32 am

Of course, chips run hotter these days that they did in the day of the 8080A and 6800. Is the computer in peril of a meltdown or just it just seem that way to you? You may be trying to repair something that isn't broken. It drives me nuts when my wife uses the laptop with it laying on a pillow or something like that where airflow is totally blocked, so certainly that can be concerns!
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Re: Toshibe laptop = toaster oven

Post by dacflyer » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:17 pm

it just runs too hot for MY comfort, the heat blows out the left side,,also the case gets too hot to be on my lap for long.
i have used many laptops, and some are always hotter than others and some are cooler.
i just want this one to run a bit cooler if possible..
have even seen a few like mine.. ( a few models different models ) that were cooler or warmer.
so i am not sure what is supposed to be normal.

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