Possible replacement of Equium A100 - 147 HDD 250 GB?
I own an Equium A100-147 with 60 GB HARD drive. I have a recovery disc and have restored the laptop several times.
I am considering an upgrade to 250 GB HARD drive.
Couple of questions...
The motherboard will host a 250 GB drive?
If I replace the HARD drive recover CD will install a new copy of the fatory software you (inc windows xp MCE)?
Any advice would be welcome.
Yes, you can use a 250 GB. The laptop has a SATA interface and there is no limit as to IDE.
If you use the recovery CD, you will get to factory settings. This means an XP installation with all the drivers and tools.
My hard drive is only 60 GB with 2 GB of ram. Any body know if it is possible to upgrade the disk hard at, say 120 GB or more information on this model.
If so where can she come from please?
I put t see any reasons why the 120 GB HARD drive should not work.
The A100 series is a new series of laptop and controller HDD & BIOS should support these dimensions.
But very important, is that you use a HARD disk with compatible interface and supported.
As far as I know the laptop supports SATA HDD.
Best regards and have a nice day ;)
Don't Equium A100 - 147 HDD have the same shock of the A120 series?
Sorry, but the Equium A120 is unclear to me. Where did you find information on this laptop and HARD shock anti-mecanisme disc?
I found some info on the new feature called Toshiba EasyGuard.
Protection of hard drive (HDD) a feature of Toshiba EasyGuard is designed not to damage the hard drive and disks of data caused by the shock, fall or vibration.
This feature can be found in the device under the section manager system devices as driver of Toshiba HDD protection shock sensor.
But unfortunately, I don t find anything similar on the Equium A100
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.
I have an Equium A100 147 which is now out of warranty.
I need to be able to find and of course spare part number where I can buy one of these ASAP.
If someone could help me with this, it would be quite apprieciated.
You can not ONLY buy the fan. The fan is a part of the cooling module and the entire module cooling must be replaced.
You need a cooling module that has been designed especially for this series of laptop and I know ASP (certified partner) in your country should be able to help.
I think guys should be able to order this part compatible directly from the warehouse of Toshiba.
Then call the guy and ask for help!
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
need to buy a replacement key for A100-147 but need part number
can help you! Thank you
You can simply get all of the keyboard.
As far as I know it is not possible to replace the key on the keyboard of course you can remove the cap of the key, but if you have some mechanical issues, the replacement of the cap does not help you then you need the keyboard and compatible parts can be ordered from Toshiba service in your country.
I have a Toshiba Equium A100-147. When I turn, I see as the light of the maximum but there is no display on the screen.
I read on a previous thread on a similar model that this has been fixed by resetting the computer.
I understand there is a possibility that there is a problem with the motherboard, but I remain optimistic that a manual-reset would work.
Is someone can you please tell me how this can be done?
You can try this procedure simple and short;
-Remove the battery from the laptop
-disconnect 3rd external devices and adapter
-leave the laptop for about 20-30 min
-then reconnect battery and AC adapter
If the portable fuel after this procedure, then your have a serious hardware problem and only the ASP can help you.
I don t want to make a statement on the possible faults, because it of always hard to say what's wrong exactly, but it looks a bit like a motherboard problem.
My Equium A100-147 has 1 VGA and 1 S-Video output, so I use the VGA output on an external LCD monitor with a native resolution of [email protected], but integrated graphics Intel 945 card doesn t give me the correct resolution to choose for this monitor, the closest is 1600 x 1200 and some weird widescreen resolutions other that make my monitor see the scaling an ugly picture.
So I tested another external monitor with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 resolution closest gave me Intel drivers is 1920 x 1080, even the installation of two drivers of monitors, remove and reinstall the driver and same formatting the machine and reinstall everything from scratch gave no different results.
I have another laptop MSI Wind with the same graphic card built in and the same version of the pilot, and the laptop detects both the monitor and the good resolutions for them, this isn't a problem of Monitor driver.
Seems to me that is a problem with the S-video output, which makes this mess, but there is no way to disable it in the BIOS or any other place in Device Manager I still seem.
Can someone give me some advice for what can do?
You cannot choose the preferred resolution because the graphics chip does not support this external resolution or the installed graphics driver is not contained in this resolution. The two cases are possible.
If you want to know if your graphic chip supports this resolution and then take a look at the user manual and check it.
If the chip of the graphics card would support this resolution and you will not be able to choose, then that would mean that the graphics driver does not support this resolution.
But first he must find out what external resolutions are supported by the GPU.
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
I have an equium A100-147, anyone know if its possible to use my external lcd as office extended to its native resolution of 1920 x 1200, I want to use it for photo editing.
None of these options to external display currently on the graphics card drivers provide a decent game with the external monitor.
How can I make it fit on the screen without stretch or compress images with a decent resolution?
As you probably know the resolution you want to use depends on the installed graphics driver.
If the graph does not contain the 1920 x 1200 resolution you will not be able to use it.
But maybe after a small modification of the graphics driver you will be able to choose such an external resolution.
Please visit this thread:
Maybe the procedure described by Jogi might help.
Equium A100-147 would not start. Only the lights next to the CapsLock F10 F11 keys are on. When the switch is pushed the lights disappear back only after about 15 seconds.
Disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery. After doing this press the power for 30 seconds. Wait a few moments, connect the power adapter only and try to start your laptop.
What happens when you do this?
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 had trouble with my equium a100-147.
I tried a restore, but the disc is scratched so I phoned in ESL and it snet me a new recovery image.
I tried the new recovery disk and am now errors when I boot the disk.
"internal error crc file: \WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB895200$\msdtctm.dl.
any suggestions are welcome. get really annoyed with my machine as my warranty expired only one month
Hmm... I studied a bit and it looks a bit like a malfunction of the partition.
It would be desirable to boot from the original CD of Microsoft XP and to start the repair console.
Then you could try these various commands which help to repair the boot manager, repair errors, locate bad sectors and recover readable information.
If this does not help, you should erase the entire partitions and must format the HARD drive in NTFS file system. Then access the BIOS and set it to the default value.
Once this procedure tries to start again on the new recovery CD!
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