Equium L20-264: Question on the actual battery life
Hi Forum: I know that I need PA3420U-1BRS battery as a replacement for my laptop. Can someone tell me what the real battery life is that I can't find any information on this.
It is not easy to say, and that it is not generally answer on this question.
The life expectancy of the batteries depends on the use of portable computers. The use of programs and applications heavy and high performance decreases battery life.
However, you can charge the battery about 500 times. After this period, the battery performance decreases.
Hello. Can anyone say if this pcmcia card will work in the slot of the L20. The manufacturer says that it needs
1 ampere Cardbus capable, does the source Equium? Thank you
He is an experienced technician. You will be very happy if you will get the answer here on the user forum.
If you want to buy a specific card, why you just don? t he try? As far as I know you have the time to 14 days to send it if you are not satisfied.
I want to improve memory my equium l20-264 to the maximum which is about 2G I think and I was wondering what parts of memory I need to do this? He currently heads the 256 MB standard, but I'm not sure if I need to replace that with a higher memory 256 AND get a new one to compensate for the amount or if I can buy a souvenir that will do the job. Is also editing them something that I can do myself or should I consider somewhere for them to do?
The other thing is the battery life is only 1.5hours and hoped to obtain a superior capacity for her battery? Anyone know if I can do it and so what battery need and how long it lasts?
Thanks in advance
Hi the GATS.
Your laptop has two banks of memory (usually accessible by a small flap on the bottom of the unit). He must have a slot in use at present with a 256 MB card installed. New RAM modules are available in sizes of 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB so to get all of the 2 GB, you will need to replace the 256 MB card existing with 2 X 1 GB modules.
The site of Toshiba UK lists all the options that are available for your model (!), but I found the options available on the following web - site: -.
I don't think it will be possible to install an additional capacity for your laptop battery and 1.5 hours you CITIES seem just to me for this model.
I have a toshiba equium l20-264 today and I was wondering if I can open it the options in the bios to change the cpu speed and the speed of the fsb.
But if you don't don't do this, I already have a Dell Xps laptop Overclcoked to 4.5 ghz (twisted majorly) and I installed today a very powerful cooler and heatsink of heat inside my laptop, I'm ready to overclock bu ti do not know if I can via bios but if so could you point me to guides for a code name overclocking intel celeron m 360 : DOTHAN
Unfortunately, this is not possible on the laptop.
I o year owner of 3 different computers; two laptops and a desktop PC. The BIOS on the desktop is different and allows to change and increase the CPU. But the laptops BIOS does not allow to do something similar.
Why? Because the CPU overclocking would increase the internal temperature and make portable is not stable and perhaps that it would infringe the motherboards and CPU!
The notebooks run with maximum efficiency. If you compare the notebooks modules with cooling Office cooling modules you will see the difference!
Please don t waste your time and don t find any possibility to overclock the CPU and the FSB
I have Toshiba Equium L20-264 and I want to move into gear
Can someone help me please?
I had already upgraded to 2 GB of Ram, but my CPU is still 1.4 GHz.
Please guide me what to do and if it supports several Ghz processor, which will be the best place to buy.
I assume that you have not read all the posts here in the forum about upgrading the CPU s for laptop?
Some facts first:
Update CPU is very delicate and depends on the chipset and BIOS support.
In case one of the parties (chipset or bios) would not support new CPU, the will to power laptop on.
Second: the laptop seems to be equipped with an Intel Celeron - M CPU, and I suppose the other Intel Celeron-M CPU be compatible:
Intel Celeron M 370 (1.5 Ghz)
Intel Celeron M 380 (1.6 Ghz)
Everything supports the FSB 400 Mhz
But guess what? Even if you add the new processor at 1.6 Ghz, the performance gain will be not noticeable. So in my eyes, CPU upgrade for this old book is useless. It won't add any performance benefits.
I have an Equium L20-264, which is "dying" and advised to upgrade memory. Specs below.
Equium L20 - 264 part number: key features PSL2ZE-00500CAV - Numtxpackets® Celerona® M processor 360
-Windows® XP Home Edition
-60 GB hard drive
-256 MB DDR2 RAM
-15 "TFT color display
-Drive DVD Super Multi (Double Layer)
Issues related to the:
1. How can I remove the existing memory? Is there a guide of the user on this operation?
2 How many slots have?
3. What is the max memory per slot?
4. can I buy Toshiba memory directly?
It is rather urgent and would like a quick answer.
Thanks in advance
As far as I know your laptop supports two memory locations.
They must be placed at the bottom of the unit.
If you n t know how to change this then I recommend consulted the user manual!
The manual can be downloaded from the Toshiba European page.
I think that the laptop can be upgraded to 2 GB of RAM. So, you can use 1 GB of RAM in one slot.
PS: you must use the RAM DDR2 PC2-4200 memory - 200pin modules
I just updated the bios on my Equium L20-264 (PSL2ZE) to V1.80.
After restarting windows XP has detected a new PCI device but no driver for it.
Everything seems to work and all of the devices, I expected were there.
The name of the device is device PCI PCI\VEN_1002 & DEV_437B & SUBSYS_00000000 & REV_01\3 & 0B0C5 13 c & 0 & A2.
Select this device and right click and install or update the driver.
For the source of driver, please choose this path:
Check if the driver has been found.
I was wondering which graphics cards are compatiable with equium l20-264 because I have a radeon eXpress standard ATI 200 m (waste) and wanted to update my graphics card, but I'm a beginner I upgraded my ram but really need an update for my graphics card to a lot of games for vista (you probably think how I have vista on a computer no-vista laptop ^_^)
I was also wondering if I coould go my Proccesor to a best something like 1.0 GHZ to 2.5 GHZ but a one celeron so I don't have to get a new motherboard.
I would recommend not all graphics cards for this camera because it s is usually not possible to replace or update the chip graphic card on laptops.
Upgrading the CPU would be possible.
The CPU of the new generation of motherboards for laptop is not welded and it might be possible to remove it.
BUT the updates are not recommended because
-first of all, you will lose the warranty and
-Second, the laptop could run unstable due to the higher temperature.
However, I found a few compatible Intel Celeron - M CPU, which are supported by the motherboard:
Intel Celeron-M 350 (1.30 GHz) FSB: 400 MHz
360 (1.40 GHz)
370 (1.50 GHz)
380 (1.60 GHz)
I have a laptop Toshiba Equium L20 and I changed the settings viewing and now cannot display anything on the screen to change the settings back.
When I made this mistake before that I used the recovery disk and it fixed the problem.
The screen of my laptop is broken so I use an external monitor.
I don't need all the backup files that I only use it for wireless internet access if just need any advise on how to get your hands on a new recovery disk please.
Thank you very much.
The CD recovery can be ordered from the approved service provider nearest ;)
I recommend you contact the local ASP and ask this compatible disc.
The nearest EPA can be found here;
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-> support download &-> find an authorized service provider
I seem to have two problems with it and that's when I put the bios password on above it on the screen is rubbish, scrammble symbols. Also is it supposd to come with s-video output, but it is a black plastic in place place
I certainly know that the S-video port is not available on all models Equium L20. Please check the specifications of the laptop even though I think that your model should have S-video port. Please contact your local dealer and talk with them about it.
Your device has a valid warranty and if you think that there is a technical problem, contact the Service partner and explain the problem. Please don t make some BIOS update experiences if you are not familiar with this procedure.
I have an Equium L20-197, which doesn't have a battery life of 1.5 hours outside. It is possible of bu a different battery with more of the lasting power, as it is useless has wireless if it keeps having to be plugged.
I hope someone can help.
First he must know that the life expectancy of the batteries depends on the use of the laptop.
Secondly I know this laptop came with a standard battery of 2000mAh.
On the Toshiba page under Option & accessories I found a compatible battery pack 8, 4300mAh reference: PA3420U-1BRS
This battery should support a longer lifecycle like the 2000mAh battery.
By the way; These batteries, you can buy the ASP in your country
I have a problem with my laptop Equium L20-197 of comrades. When it boots into windows, you get a warning message indicating the canoe access volume control. There is no volume control icon in the taskbar, and I also noticed that in the properties of the sound device and Audio, it says that there is no audio device.
In the Manager devices, section controller audio, video, and game audio codec, audio drivers, legacy video capture, devices, legacy multimedia control devices and video codecs all say they work properly.
I tried the fix windows help for no volume control which is to extend the control files of the disk volume to your Windows Setup incase windows, the file is damaged or missing.
I tried a fresh install of windows.
None of these helped with the same warning as the result every time.
It is true that the audio chip on the motherboard is dead or is there maybe another solution to the problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in adavance peeps :)
You said you tried to reinstall fresh Windows operating system.
So can ask now; have you used the Toshiba Recovery CD or did you use the original MS XP CD?
I would have preferred using the Toshiba Recovery CD because all the necessary drivers, tools, and utilities are already preinstalled
You can use the recovery CD to reset the phone to factory settings!
The configuration should work without any serious problem!
In my opinion, it's an easy way to set up the laptop. The whole process would take about 10 minutes.
Just put your hands on my laptop equium m50-164 today and I wanted to clarify a few issues
first of all,
I flashed my bios with the latest version and after restarting, fan kicks at full power and has not extinguished until I put the laptop in standby mode, this seemed to fix the problem but fan seems suddenly in much more than compared to before, fortunately the fan isn't the one 100% , but more like 15-20% every 30 seconds or one minute then goes into silent mode the fan does not reach 100%, unless I have do a reboot :),.
I know the fan will accelerate faster based on the use of the processor (thermal) etc. but is this normal? I talked to support and they wanted me to have an immediate replacement, but I said that I would wait a few days to see if she could calm :)
and finally looking at the electricity meter and other software tools there seems to be no calibration of the battery, with previous laptops, I noticed that numeric calculations are made based on the use of the battery and time [i.e. a timer] but with this laptop that I kind find a timer - I would of thought tha any computer laptop has this facility today!
any advice would help
see you soon
If the Toshiba service makes an instant replacement if you should take it.
Maybe there's something wrong with the hardware or software.
But as Feliks has suggested, you must first reinstall the Toshiba Power Manager.
This utility is responsible for the CPU and the cooling module activations.
PS: The time of battery life indication occurs if you move the cursor over the icon of standby power.
Thank you all for the information about upgrading memory on the Equium L20. This I have to have 2 of the same (for example to buy an another 256) where can I buy a 1 GB and while maintaining the current 256. Or do I have to buy two 1 GB.
You must not have two identical RAM module. You can mix. I recommend you put slot A and smaller cotyledon in slot B.
By the way: compatible memory for your device are
DDR2 400/533 256 MB (PA3389U - 1 M 25)
512 MB DDR2-400/533 (PA3412U - 1 M 51)
1 GB OF DDR2 400/533 (PA3411U-1M1G)
Can someone tell me what the maximum impedance is for the microphone to an Equium L20-197 standard input
I'm doing some recording on my laptop through the microphone input. I would like to know the maximum impedance entry is for Conexant AC-Link Audio version 184.108.40.2060.
I do records and try different input methods, but I'm afraid to blow the whole sound card and the motherboard.
I looked everywhere and I can't find out. If someone could help me please let me know.
Unfortunately, I also goggled and checked some sources of information but nothing
Did you ask to the authorized service provider in your country for advice or details?
Technicians usually have access to maintenance manuals that might provide details
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