HDD upgrade on Qosmio F20-136
I have a Qosmio F20-136 with about 60 GB hard drive, I see that new models now have more than 200 to 320 GB of HDD.
Does anyone know what updates are available for the hard drive for my machine, because I want to increase the size.
You will have no problem with 120 GB.
The problem is that you won't find a Toshiba official information on the size of HARD drive compatibility.
You must test several sizes. In any case, for now I didn t find any laptop computers with a single internal 320 GB HDD and as mentioned by James s not sure what the BIOS does not support this large size of HARD drive.
So if you want to use a HDD larger than 120HDD you should test it before you buy
I purchased a Qosmio F20-136 with 512 MB of on-board RAM, but wanted to update, so bought additional 512 MB RAM (DDR2) for a total of 1024 RAM.
I said global PC sales guy I wanted only if the laptop has two slots.
I took the cap of the other week and only 1 slot is visible to the naked eye.
I do not go any further.
Does anyone know if there are two slots or that one meaning that I have to buy a bar of 1 GB DDR2?
Thank you very much
The Qosmio support two memory locations, and it should be possible to use 2 sticks of memory. You can upgrade the memory for max 2048 MB (2x1024Mo).
The locations of memory, you will find at the bottom of the unit. To remove the small cover that secures the slot. Also see the user manual. You should also find a detail.
PS: These modules of memory are supported:
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)
I've owned a Qosmio F20-136 for about 4 years with XP Media Center installed. He and always does a great job despite the 1.6gz processor and 1.5 GB of ram. I was considering upgrading to Windows 7 However after looking I could not find any driver for the model for Windows 7 support.
Could someone help / tell me about that? Obviously I don't want an upgrade disaster!
To be honest what do you think about upgrading to Windows 7 on a laptop for 4 years?
In your case I Don t do this upgrade. This computer laptop isn't designed for Windows 7, there are no drivers on the Toshiba site. Just be satisfied with your XP, it runs much faster than Windows 7.
Never touch a running system! ;)
The Qosmio F20-136 laptop comes with a Windows CD I can't find one, don't know if its just on the recovery CD, but I think remember me there used to be a Microsoft Map with etc product key, I do not see to be able to find a.
AFAIK the recovery CD provided with the device. On this CD, you will find a ghost image that includes a Windows operating system, drivers, and other applications as a Note.
The product key for a Note that you will find on the cover of the recovery CD. In addition, you don't need to activate the Windows operating system because the imgages Toshiba are already activated.
But maybe you have to create this image of yourself. In this case using Toshiba, you will find a function to burn clean recovery Image
Hi, I sent my Qosmio F20 136 for a minor
the envelope under warranty repair. Anyone
know how long repairs take before you get the item back?
It is not easy to say. This repair may depend on many factors.
(country, spare parts, delivery time, etc...)
But generally, you can ask guys ASP in your country for the Info
Hi, I used the update all the drivers for my qosmio f20 136 11/07/06 and received various pilot updated on the list.
The file called TV-TUNER-QF20-XPMCE-103250526 at startup allows the pilot to TV TUNER directory listing and seems to be once I was the driver under System section and selected update driver and select this directory.
My question is the another file called DVBTAHYB-QF20-XPMCE-1051340 when I click on the file that I just get a list of files, when I try the My TV driver update and choose this directory it won't find anything, does anyone know how to install that to update the file. The download list says they are two updates of tv pilot.
Maybe Toshiba could include a text file explaining in detail how to install these files? Can anyone help please. And nobody knows which file to copy to save a permanent channel registration, so I could re install the file in the directory so lost the complete channel list?
Thanks in advance.
Maybe I understood something wrong, but according to the prudence shown on the Toshiba download page, the TV-TUNER-QF20-XPMCE-103250526 driver is designed for the range of models between F20-101 and F20 - 135.
Are you sure that this disc is designed for your computer model laptop too?
Have you tried to install the update of dvbtahyb-qf20-xpmce-1051340 when the original pilot of the TV (factory settings) is preinstalled?
I have a Qosmio F20 - 136 running XP Media Center. My question is does anyone know the name of the file that has the channels scanned so that if I do a re scan and don't get all channels from the list, because of my reception antenna I can re - load the file on the system with a complete list?
What happens, if I make a new analysis of the channels of television at home I don't get that nearly 20 tv channels, but if I take the laptop to work, where I guess it's a better reception from the transmitter, I travel 35 channels found. I would like to save the file when its 35 channels scanned and have the opportunity to replace it in the directory, if I do a re scan at home.
Your validation list is very impressive and you should be an expert Qosmio. ;)
I have F20 too and I also noticed that I can't watch all the channels available on cable TELEVISION here at home.
Have you already found something interesting about it?
Is it possible to activate the Qosmio F20-136 to boot from a second drive hard connected to one of the USB ports? I know you can press F2 during boot to get 4 different boot options, but this isn't one of them.
As much as I know this is not possible and I didn? t find a topic where someone can confirm this possibility. In any case, it will be very nice if something like this can be possible.
Is it possible to get local FM Radio stations on my Qosmio F20-136. It has a digital TV tuner built in, can I somehow configure it or use a 3rd party software to get my local station is a card PCMCIA FM my only option?
Check it please this subject http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=8700&messageID=30190#30190
The possibility with the third party material does not for me. To do this you must contact the producer of material.
I noticed that on my Qosmio F20-136 cooling fan never shuts. There when I start the machine and don't vary in speed, or stop, except when the machine is off.
Is this normal for this model? Everybody suffers the same constant hairdryer noise?
I try to install the fan control software and re - install the latest orders Tosh Power saver, but nothing does make a difference.
I got Qosmio F20 for two weeks at home and I noticed the same thing. I don't think it's something unusual. I noticed that cooling fan works often or permanent but very slow speed.
Most of the time when you work on PC, I listen to the music and for me it was not disturbing at all.
Hi recently my Qosmio F20 - 136 uses more power that it... as if it is plugged into the wall with no battery it starts and run out of power and also cut when the battery is in and it is connected to the battery slowly undertakes and stop eventually. Can I do to solve this problem?
I guess something is wrong with the electronics of power supply. Battery peut t be loaded correctly. Well, in my opinion the only way to solve this problem is to contact Toshiba service.
I have a Qosmio F20-136 with media Center, but due to the fact that I lose permanently the TV signal on digital channels, I was going to try free software GB - PVR tuner that I tired trying to use Media Digital Center. I have a perfect antenna signal that crosses a digibox on my main TV together but not satisfied with the Qosmio tuner.
Someone else used the alternative free GB - PVR software successfully?
Since a few days, I also F20 and I have no problem with the TV signal. I tested it with cable and satellite receiver. It works fine, but it will be interesting to know if there is something new that can be put to the test.
What you think of GB-PVRI put t know if it supports the TV on Qosmio F20 tuner.
I have the Qosmio F20-136 with the digital TV Tuner.
When I record a TV for about 30mins long, it takes a lot of space of hard disk even when am low quality recording. I use Windows MCE to record.
Y at - it another way to save that uses less hard drive space not having to change later to reduce the space?
I put t think you can do much. Check it please this page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/guide/recordset.mspx
someone knows how can I check what temperature turns or a program that will tell me and also is it possible to adjust fan settings?
I have a Qosmio F20-136
You can find in the management tool of power under the method of cooling setting of the cooling fan.
Try to set it to the lower level. I know that cooling fan is sometimes too loud, but you must know that you have high technology with powerful hardware components unit. Material is placed on the square and must be properly cooled to avoid damage.
I really put t whether a tool can show you the temperature of the CPU. Check in the advanced search if you can find a similar topic. Long ago, I read the discussion on this subject.
The connection on my wifi card intel pro/wireless 2200BG for my qosmio F20 - 136 is unstable and keeps the Cup down to 1mbs.
Can anyone help?
I read a lot of suggestions concerning the question of WLan Intel 2200BG and to be honest, for the most part a WLan driver update should help to address these issues.
I recommend to visit the Intel driver page and to download the Intel WLan driver for wireless Intel 2200BG card!
Then, remove the old WLan driver and install the most recent!
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