The L505, bit the dust...not 'normal' wearand tear. HA!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: After 8 mos. of use the charger port broke off in the computer, making it unchargeable, therefore USELESS. I called Toshiba and it of course, is not covered by my warranty. "It is not normal wear and tear." It will cost over $250 to fix. Oh, and I was also told, if I get it fixed and this model makes the "damage/recall" list, I will not be reimbursed for having the damage fixed. There are other models that have this issue....
The Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 has keys that stick and miss.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I would not recommend this product. I've had a lot of trouble and frustration with its preformance and it's only three months old! First the trial program would not disconnect when the program was purchased which made it impossible to open attachments after the initil 15 or so. Second, the keys stick and miss, making even the shortest letter or document very time-consuming for backspacing and correcting.
Summary: If you really wish to use this product, I suggest attaching a mouse to the laptop. The provided mouse pad area is way too sensitive/shotty. If you try and use it on the internet, you'll find yourself suddenly zooming into web pages even though your just trying to move the mouse (apparently it can't differentiate between simple mouse movement and 'pressurized movement' (its best to hardly even touch the thing, any pressure at all and it goes haywire).
Summary: I bought the Toshiba laptop in Dec 2009 and it is already Kaput. Many other toshiba owners are experiencing the same problems with a Black Screen and no boot up to windows. I am writing this on my old dell inspiron (10 yearsold) . Check out some other laptop first.
Summary: We bought the Toshiba Sattelite L505 in 2009. The major problem we experienced had to do with plugging the power cord into the laptop. The plug-in became bent and eventually caved in, rendering it useless. We had the problem fixed twice by a technician; the third time we gave up. It's just not a good spot for the power cord to plug into the laptop. The other downside to this model is the short battery time.
Summary: First off, you would expect a computer that costs as much as $500 to have a lot of bells and whistles, and if not, at least be able to handle a challenge. Not this laptop though. This laptop costed $500, and if you compare the stats to anything equivalently priced, this gets blown out of the water. It's disappointing that this laptop only comes with 3GB of RAM, why couldn't they just put in the 4th GB? It's not like this board uses triple channel memory or anything.
Summary: I would not recommend this product if you need any type of customer assistance. The first problem I encountered was in controlling/disabling the sensitivity of the touch-pad. The support site is useless; the most recent product update is from March 2009. I called their tech support and they were unable to help me. They promised to "escalate" my problem & have someone call me. I never heard from anyone.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite L series seemed like a good bargain when I first purchased it but it showed its true colors very soon afterwards. The laptop itself seems to be poorly put together. I have had it in and out of the shop more times than naught. It shuts itself off and runs itself hot even on cooling pads and with proper ventilation. The USB ports are already not working properly and the DVD/CD player has gone out.
Can't Hear if TV is on or Air Conditioner fan is blowing
Cassandra Woolfork, Amazon
18 July 2010
Summary: Speaker volume is entirely too low. Can't hear if there are any noises in room. Must turn off tv and air to hear, then you can barely hear the extremely low volume. Computer works well, but extremely disappointed with the weak speakers. Volume is fine when exterior speakers, headphones or earbuds are used. Would be a great computer if it had decent speakers...
Summary: I bought this laptop a few months ago, and it worked just fine until recently when it started having problems recharging. I subsequently discovered that Toshiba does not have a helpful repair system. I called Toshiba twice. The second time it was determined that the problem was the battery, but even though I told them I was going to be out of the country a week later, and had already made a service call a week earlier, they were not willing to send me a new battery in...