Equium A100-147: very low volume (sound)
Just bought a new A100-147 and found that the volume through the built-in speakers is extremely low, even when the scroll bar on the sound setting has been set up. I can barely hear anything, even my PDA has an output sound better than that. The problem exists for MP3, CD, and DVD. I noticed other assignments as well as on this forum with the same problem with other models (80 Equium and others), but cannot find a solution yet.
It's a standard specific to a few patterns or problem with all laptops from Toshiba? My particular piece could be at fault?
Any help appreciated.
See you soon,.
Don t be mad, but I smile now: ^ O :D
In any case, thanks for the info
Just bought a new A100-147 and found that the volume through the built-in speakers is extremely low, even when the scroll bar on the sound setting has been set up. Anyway already activated the manual volume on the Esc key control.
I had the same problem. Refer to the thread: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=17350
The answer: there is a button for volume control on the front of the laptop! I'm glad it wasn't just me who does not have this spot!
Hi, need help.
I have the satellite A100-147, been works well for a couple of the year, but in recent weeks a land virtually at a standstill, takes between 5-10 minutes at startup and when starting and once started the sound is as if memory is slow (like distorted) even at sign in when windows tune time.
Laptop 2.5 GB memory must so much and 18 GB free s a do not falter. Under XP SP2 MCE. Alarm zone running, thinking that this could be the problem are now moved to AVG, but still the same.
CPU used when the system idle, i.e. just started with no application running varies bbetween 25-55%
Any ideas on what it could be before reconstruction
> Do you know were the disks may need to return the unit to the factory settings?
You can try to get it service provider authorized in your country.
As far as I know it can be problematic to order the CD/DVD of recovery for older models of laptops but maybe ASP can help you about this.
Alternatively, you can install the OS by using the facilities of Microsoft CD. All the necessary drivers, tools and utilities can be downloaded from the Toshiba support under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com page
I've owned an Equium A100-147 for only less than a year.
The problem I have is that if I put pressure on the area around the left speaker (where is the VGA port) there is a substantial "cracking" / rattling noise. The right does not exhibit this problem.
The other day with a same case design (model Satellite A), I got another PC Toshiba laptop and it seems to have a slightly stiffer construction quality.
Is it worth getting it checked under warranty while I still have the warranty? Or am I just too picky?
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Interestingly enough, why you support on the area around the speakers. As far as I know the speakers are placed between the keyboard and display and keyboard there is no pressure to the speakers. Very strange method to test the functionality of the laptop! ;)
In any case, you should contact the service because the speaker should be placed and fixed correctly.
My computer microphone picks up sound at a very low volume. It is impossible to chat with no sound coming from my side! How should I do?
Buy a micro better use - one with noise suppression. Sounds like inexpensive material.
I have an Equium A100-147 with Vista home Premium SP1 and 1 GB of RAM.
Recently I get a glitch-pop-crack from time to time even if the audio output is cut.
Have no idea what could be the cause?
I'm more or less certain that everything is up-to-date.
Thanks in advance.
I never heard a question also and now I can t say what's the reason for this. :(
You have the same problem on external speakers?
What operating system do you use?
Perhaps you need to update the audio driver you can find on the Toshiba site:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
I uninstalled the readers of DVD/CD ROM of my Equium A100-147 model PSAABE by mistake. How I can I restore it? I'm not very technical
It means that your CD/DVD drive is not more?
Have you already checked the Device Manager if the drive is visible or not?
Otherwise, you must follow the instructions in this Microsoft KB article:
I got a toshiba Equium A100-147 by a friend. The only problem is that it comes without a hard drive, because he still destroyed his old hdd to protect its personal and professional data.
I saw in a local computer store a disk sata hard very good price for only? Â £38 it's a 160 GB w Digital Scorpio 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache S - ATA HDD laptop someone knows if it will work or this laptop does it work-specific hdd?
Looking forward to any help you guys can give
Of course you need a compatible HARD drive.
There are two different standards of HARD drive. SATA and IDE
You need the HARD drive with the SATA interface. I think the original HARD drive was 100 GB.
So a 120 GB and maybe a 160 GB SATA HDD should also be compatible.
As far as I know the HARD drive slot was placed at the bottom of the unit and a screw secures the plastic cover.
It of really not difficult to replace the HARD drive and I think that the details could be found in the user manual.
Hi all, I bought a used Tecra A3. With Win XP Professional, service pack 3. I have not all records with him.
It was working well before a week or two ago. It has very low volume, I have all levels of volume and the maximum wave. The manual volume knob on the front has no effect, it used to work
I think the problem started when I downloaded youtube FLV files, then I downloaded a program ('super' was the name of the program) to convert the FLV files into AVI files.
I uninstalled the program of conversion, I failed to convert anything. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver of sound card - card his Realtech AC97. I uninstalled and reinstalled WMP11. None of this has helped.
On this view, I saw how to do a system restore. I thought to perform the system recovery can solve the problem.
My question is, if I perform the system recovery, to the GET to the elimination of the parameters of the box, it will clear the WIN XP operating system?
Thanks for any assistance received, Darren.
Please do not be angry on me, but make you it so complicated. Let's be clear on this:
Saved on DVD of recovery recovery image contains the operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba tools and utilities and some additional applications such as a DVD player. So if you want to install the OS by using Toshiba recovery media will be deleted all content saved on the HDD, formatted partitions and lately OS will be installed. When all is finished you will have clean operating system preinstalled. It will be the same State as the first day after the default purchase.
Then I don't understand what you mean now with the restore process. During the installation of recovery is complete you must not install or configure anything. Just boot OS, install your favorite software, install the Microsoft updates and be happy.
If you have any other questions please post again, but please if you ask something to be clear and precise.
I bought an Equium A100-147 last week and noted in the manual it should have Bluetooth capabilities. However, I can't get this to work. I looked for my phone, and it does not pick up the computer as a bluetooth device. In the help files, it says I can set it up in the bluetooth settings in the Control Panel, but there is nothing in there. I tried to install the battery Bluetooth Toshiba, but it keeps asking me to install the bluetooth device.
This computer actually has bluetooth abilities or not? If so, how can I get this to work?
See you soon
Each unit with BT has BT label in the lower corner. Something like this http://support.toshiba-tro.de/KB0/FAQ35007I001WR01.htm
If you do not find it the BT is certainly not available.
I have problems to find the dirver for my ethernet controller...
I went to the toshiba Web site and on the LAN driver is not finished, he does that with any application to uninstall, doesn't have to install, missing problably...
I could find on the web...
I managed to install the wirelles, so I can use the net over there... but I want to install the LAN as well...
Anyone know where I can find driver (ethernet LAN) Equium A100-147? *
Thank you very much...
Have you tried to update the BIOS?
Check the Toshiba site for a newer version of the BIOS:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
Hi, I have an Equium A100-147 with the standard of 1 GB of RAM (512 MB + 512 MB pc-4200) professional XP.
I'd like to update, and I was wondering if it would be allowed to replace one of the 512 MB sticks with a single stick of 2 GB pc-5300. RAM would be then 2 GB pc-5300 plus 512 MB pc-4200 = 2.5 GB in total.
Or would it be better to buy 2 x 1 GB sticks of pc-5300 and sell or discard existing memory?
I see a significant speed increase over the existing configuration of the Ram?
All advice appreciated.
I agree with Akuma, it would be better to use 2 x 1 GB modules.
This combination with 2 GB and 512 MB with different (PC4200 and PC5300) specifications could make problems like freezing, BSOD, etc..
At present, the price of memory is very cheap, so I think that this should not be a problem.
My husband and I are two retreats with very little knowledge of computers, and we received a Toshiber Equium A100-147 of a friends wife after the death of her husband.
When turn it on as soon as the Toshiba screen appears it want an entered password and my question is what is the password.
I looked through all the documents related to our friends for the computer and there is nothing there.
I think you're talking about the BIOS password.
This password can be set or removed in the BIOS and its type of protection.
Without knowing this password you will not be able to boot Windows system
Also it is not possible to remove this password if you know n t s the old password.
Only the technician of the ASP (authorized service provider) would be able to bypass and remove this password
So I see only one solution; local ASP contact and ask for help.
Welcome & good luck
Hi, I recently bought a laptop A100-147 - accepted a view model that I had trouble getting one of them. On the beautiful screen, the screen resolution is 1024 x 768 - that it and 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 are available. This sounds awfully stretched.
Is this correct? Or do I have to create a different graphics driver that allows me to select a screen resolution?
According to the description of the Equium A100-147 comes with color Wide XGA TFT 15.4 TruBrite display ". The standard resolution of this monitor is 1280 x 800. If you dot have this one please install graphic driver. You can find it on the download page of Toshiba under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com support & downloads.
I can't imagine that it happens after the first start. You have preinstalled your own operating system?
I have a laptop Equium A100-147. I tried many games on my laptop which should conform to the specifications required for example battlefield 2, however, these games does not work and I didn't know why. I then realized that all the games I tried were all on 4 DVD-ROM drive demanding x, and the specifications I provided with my laptop did not specify what kind of DVD player, I had another super multi layer or something.
It is while I tried the games that were demanding CD-ROM which all worked fine, I then tried a game that was 2 x DVD ROM demanding that worked apart from a small problem with models of characters not displayed, so I took back defective. Then I tried a 1 x DVD-ROM game that worked perfectly.
Today, I decided to get my DVD specifications, where I found that my laptop should read 8 x DVD - ROM drives.
So my question is, is my defective DVD player for not playing more than 1 x DVD - ROM games? And can I contact Toshiba or my provider for repair or replacement or my problem would be something else?
Thank you, Josh
As far as I know the laptop was delivered with the drive UJ - 841S and the drive supports 8 x DVD-ROM.
Of course, there must be something wrong if the drive cannot read DVD-ROM media at full speed. The middle is not supported or the drive malfunctions
What you can do is search for the update of the firmware. Many laptops come with the same drive. See the categories of driver and, possibly, there is a new update of the firmware.
You can also try to remove the physical drive from the laptop and reboot the device without the drive. Then turn off the appliance, install the drive again and the boot upward.
The laptop must initialize the firmware again and maybe this will help
But it seems you notebook is not very old and the warranty is valid. If you need to contact the ASP in your country for more details and possibly for disc replacement
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