The manual is $5 online, but
1 I don't know if this issue is addressed in the manual. I don't want to PAY for a manual.
2 This is a general question that I was hoping someone would know, since it's not necessarily specific to my model Toshiba A505.
$5 manual herehttp://toshiba.laptopmanualvault.com/Toshiba-Satellite-A505-Service-Manual.html