Satellite Pro 2100 - Exchange optical drive
I m a proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1.9 GH). Already done HDD Upgrade (as already said) of 250 GB and 512 MB RAM upgrade.
Now, I want to upgrade the DVD-ROM in a DVD burner. I heard the fact, slimline drives are jumperset by the firmware, not the real riders.
Can someone tell me weather I need to buy a "rider" master drive or a slave - drive "rider"? Or is it possible to replace the drive with a cable-select-disk?
Toshiba-readers are always 'closed' to enter computers laptop toshiba? All the optics of toshiba notebooks readers bridge the same?
Would be happy to receive some answers :-)
AFAIK all optical disk drives cannot be used with all portable models. There must be a difference with assignment of pins. Because of this, you must use only compatible disks. I have the same info as you. All readers are already "closed."
I checked the user s manuals document. There are several compatible with your model of laptop sides, but none of them is DVD burner. It can be really hard to find the compatible DVD burner.
I got my Satellite Pro 2100 for another few years.
So far it has worked well.
However, now the cd player is always displayed the yellow light just after trying to load a cd, followed a quiet thump. This means that I can not access the content of the cd (audio or data).
The drive is still recognized by Device Manager, and I'm told it works well - I know better however, it most certainly isn't! the drive will still appear in my computer, and I can always try and discover the contents of the cd inserted, which is always empty!
Ant help or advice would be most appreciated, because I really want to re-preparation of the system!
The satellite Pro 2100 is an oldie ;) and I guess that you pointed out the CD/DVD drive all the time long.
I would not be surprised if this player is dead. For me, it looks like the end of the device.
Until it must be said that I'm afraid you need to replace the CD/DVD drive with a new m.
I just got a Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100, but the hard disk has been removed for the protection of the data. Now, I don't know what type of HARD drive, I have to get PATA/SATA?
Can a little help if you please?
You can buy this store on the computer HARD drive because it has an IDE interface. You can t use a HARD drive with the new SATA interface.
So I agree with Akuma. Already, I think that everything is written here.
I have Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100, SP2100 model No: PS210E-005ES-EN.
Supposed to this laptop be designed for windows XP like the manual said: ok.
I am facing two different questions must solve individually.
The first is the audio, after formatting install a new copy of windows XP Pro, installed all Toshiba drivers, all the sums 2008 pilots, selected according to the model No, each driver installed fine except for yamaha ac - xg wdm.
Whenever I try to install I get only "driver not installed" at the end of the day, I tried loads of other drivers designed for ac - xg wdm. Without success, when I go to Device Manager I only see "unknown device" which is the sound card, I guess that...
Also updated BIOS updated to the latest version...
The other problem is that the laptop is unable to send the signal to the screen; sometimes completely dead except the green light before.
Also, I noticed that when it is off the battery light stays on but slightly dim... have to remove the battery, Plug and unplug the unit to be able to operate... processor reinstalled, pasted with white heatsink, no obstruction stuff... etc...
We wish you all Merry Christmas...
I forgot to say that I also tried to point to the diver manually, Setup goes very well, then ask yacxgc.sys.
Although this file is located in the folder downloaded with the driver of toshiba cat but not accepted, when you point to does show ' file to select t...
I'm looking for some advice, thanks, regards access to disc DVD/CD on my Pro L20.
My current car has passed away, but I was hoping (temporarily) replace it with my old car Saturday 1130.
Before even I can check to see if compatible, I have a problem in removing the existing carpet * a unit... UJ841S there are 2 screws likely below, but I think I'll also remove first the keyboard.
I'm embarrassed about the lifting of the (?) metal strip that runs along the top of the keyboard... of clues on how to do it?
And am I correct in having to delete the "Board of Directors?
Thanks in advance...
Yes, you will need to remove the keyboard, because under the keyboard, you will find a screw that holds the CD/DVD drive.
First, then remove the thin plastic above the F1 - F12 buttons and remove the 2 screws securing the keyboard.
Then you could lift the keyboard carefully (don't forget the keyboard cable flat that connect the keyboard to the motherboard)
Then remove the two screws holding the optical disk drive.
Then turn the computer, remove the two screws (at the bottom of the unit) fixing the ODD.
Then pull on the STRANGE carefully.
This description should help you to remove the disc.
But if you don t have enough experience; Don t this and ask the technician for help!
I wanted to update my SP2100 with a WD1200BEVE. (120 GB of WD).
Copy of disk via USB + speakers worked, but after changing the disc nine does not start: the laptop hangs up with blinking cursor.
Already checked that the partition is active and even a new installation from a CD of XP has the same result! The BIOS seems to accept the drive (if not installing via CD should have failed) so where is the problem?
Which is really strange that you can t start up disk even it s recognized in BIOS correctly...
You have the Toshiba Recovery disk? If so, you can try this disc factory settings. If it works, it was just an installation problem.
But I couldn't imagine also that the new HARD drive is not working properly last week I had a similar problem. Made a HARD drive upgrade, but a few days later Windows didn't start because the HARD drive had a bad sector, now I'm waiting for a replacement drive.
Anyone know if there is a newer version of the NVIDIA graphics driver that comes with the satellite pro 2100? I looked on the Toshiba downloads section and on the NVIDIA site, I have not had any look to find everything. They simply stopped updating this driver?
Any help will be thank you very much and I do a search before posting, but haven't found anything.
Satellite Pro 2100 is fairly old unit. It is about 6 years old. Graphics card is NVidia GeForce4 420Go with 16 MB of memory only. Now the question: do you really want that Toshiba should support unit of 6 years with the latest NVIDIA driver? Please don't be crazy on me, but I really don't understand what you expect.
A more interesting question to me is: for what purpose you need new driver? You want to use with newer games, or maybe you some graphic problems watching movies DSVD?
I have a Satellite Pro (marked below as a PS210E-00C3G-EN and a P4 2000/256/30 G, 15XT, CDW, LW). I think it's a satellite Pro 2100, whatever.
Problem I have is that when it comes to downloading the drivers, I can't find anything approaching this model of the selection process. I've searched the forums and there's not much on this machine otherwise than in this one, so I was hoping someone could help me identify this machine especially for driver downloads... Yes, guess who has reinstalled Windows XP without checking I had all the specific stuff Toshiba tucked away first?
For now, I have a load of things works without drivers, and it is not at all optimal...
Thanks in advance
Toshiba European driver on this page;
The Satellite Pro Archive Satellite Pro Satellite Pro 2100 21xx archives *.
Then you will find all drivers available for this machine Toshiba ;)
I saw on another post that L0nestar has installed a Western Digital WD2500BEVE (250 GB, 5400 RPM) in a Pro 2100.
The question I have is what the interface is SATA or EIDE? The original drive indicates it is a SATA interface, but the WD2500BEVE is an EIDE interface?
Hope someone can clear this up for me.
See you soon.
AFAIK all older models of laptops have hard drives with interface EIDE. Satellite Pro 2100 comes with disk HARD Enhanced IDE (ATA-5).
ICH have a Satellite Pro 2100 with a capacity of 40 GB HDD. Now I want wo upgrate with a 100 GB or 120 GB HARD drive. Is it supported? Where is the upper limit of the capacity of support? Is there something I need to look out? Are there special attributes that am I looking for?
prior to thank you for your support
It is very unlikely that the 100 or 120 GB HARD drive works.
I guess that the BIOS will not recognize these hard disks.
I don't officials documents found on the hard drives supported, but I think that the 60 GB HARD drive is the biggest HARD drive that works on the Satellite Pro 2100.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100. I have some problems when you access the Internet; When I start the Internet, there is no problem, but when MSN messenger start the laptop goes down and I have to turn off manually the laptop. This would be a kind of firewall?
Last Sunday, this problem occurred when using Skype; But now the computer has completely collapsed. The system first asked "inserting a disc system. I didn't know what they meant, so I turned off the computer a few times manually to see if it would disappear.
When I turn on the laptop, Windows will not start upward and the system asks a black screen "the password HARD drive". Does anyone know what this means and where I can find it? And means that my laptop is dead, or am I able to fix? Can someone help me?
Thanks in advance!
Post edited by: leiniexxx
I know, it's the HARD drive password cannot be deleted.
If the HARD drive password has been activated and you don t know the password for the HARD drive, then you will not be able to use the HARD drive more. :(
I have a satellite pro 2100 I killed a friend.
He said his brother gave him and that he had no idea what was wrong because he didn't have a chance to watch it.
I put windows xp pro top and used the bottom of the laptop pro license key.
but the laptop is really really slow.
It may take up to 5 minutes for nothing I click to open up.
the strange thing is the laptop works fine in safe mode, can open things like I should.
but in normal windows mode, it slows down to a crawl and even crashes.
I have trie all to my knowledge.
I even uninstalled and turn off the graphics drive that I thought that he maybe, but he always does.
I tried multiple copies different from xp pro and even tried a copy of vista, but still the same.
He had 2 different lots of tried in ram, 2 sticks was new aswel. I tried 3 different hard drives and still the same.
My thoughts are that the integrated graphics card is exhausted.
can anyone else confirm this? Certainly this isn't a software issue because I tried a few different copies of xp and vista. IM about to bin it now.
> anyone can confirm this?
Don t think someone could confirm everything that is related to a malfunction of the equipment.
Here in the forum, we can talk about problems and makers of disorders, but no one will be able to say with certainty what's going wrong here.
First laptop computer is an oldie.
The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 CPU, isn t a up to date CPU and in my opinion, that don't expect too much performance.
I put t know how this camera supports memory but everything below 1 GB of Ram would be good enough to the smooth running of the laptop.
However, given that the unit works much faster saving mode, I guess there must be a hardware related problem.
Hi, first post so be gentle with me please.
I have a Satellite Pro Satellite Pro 2100 and the hinges are shot, so I bought a 2100 piece to Exchange.
Everything was ok except that I have two sons that I can't find a place to plug in. A black white and they are attached to the small square gold Ribbons that are glued to each top corner at the back of the screen. The other ends have little, but when I stripped the laptop they were in bulk and I do not see where they are going.
However, the laptop works fine without them.
Can anyone help please?
All laptops with WLAN have this. WLAN antenna is placed behind the screen and these two wires must be connected to the WLAN antenna.
If your laptop doesn't have WLAN card put just the cables aside and everything will be OK.
I have a Satellite Pro 2100 (model #: PS210E-0053R-EN) and recently bought two 256 sticks of RAM for it, which according to the manufacturer, are compatible. They do not work, and I have I'll return them, but before the company was asked to take certain measures, i.e. to retest them and also update the Bios. I have never updated a BIOS before and am a little worried about something bad, or choose the wrong update.
No one knows who is right on the section of the site? I know there's a Satellite Pro 2100, but which is compatible with all the models of this laptop?
Satellite Pro 2100 comes with two different processors (cel or PIV) but the model number is the same (PS210E). This means that you can use the update of the BIOS for both models.
I recommend you do traditional BIOS update using the floppy drive. As described on the page of the Toshiba BIOS update, it is very important that you refer to the Description of the Toshiba BIOS update before you continue.
On my laptop Satellite Pro 2100, there are 6 buttons of media on the edge of it. I can't make them work. Any ideas? I have wmp11 when I press on them, nothing happens no break or anything cud anyone help me please.
Thanks in advance.
Reinstall Toshiba common modules first and then the Toshiba utility controls!
The necessary drivers and tools that you can find on the page of the Toshiba driver.
Please return after installation and report your results.
Good luck and see you later
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