Satellite Pro A120: Need to update the BIOS after upgrade CPU
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and I need to update the bios of a change in cpu cause.
The laptop works very well, but for some reason any with the new processor fan runs always full.
A lot, I searched but found nothing.
The model number is PSAC1E-0QL04CG3 of ideas where I can find the bios?
THX in advance,
First of all: update BIOS doesn t help you.
Why do you think that BIOS update should help reduce the activity of fan?
I guess that your new processor is faster. Right?
So it offers more performance and this leads to higher heat dissipation... so finally the CPU must be cooled and this can be done only if the cooling module would turn faster you agree with me?
By the way: the update of the BIOS is on the page of the Toshiba UE driver. Since the satellite Pro A120 is very old series, you will need to search for drivers in area Archive (Type of product-> Archive)
I need to update the bios to be able to install ubuntu 7.10 - where can I get the latest version of the BIOS?
This laptop is a bit old and there is no real new version of BIOS.
Take a look on this site
In the Archive you will find-> Satellite Archive-> Sate 40xx you notebook series and the BIOS.
The most recent one was released the 16/05/02-> it s BIOS 8.20
I have improved my M400 for Vista.
I am trying to install all drivers Vista of Tosh. According to the instructions, the first thing to do is to update the bios.
So, I download the bios (v3.60) on the site and run the .exe, but he tells me that I need the common modules.
The only common modules that I can find on the Tosh site are for XP.
Can anyone help?
You will probably need to update the BIOS before installing Vista on the laptop.
Then, you could install Vista again.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120, that I bought in 2007 and I am very satisfied.
It had Windows Vista professional, but I have recently installed Windows 7 and it is where my dilemmas has started.
My touchpad is not working properly, its scrolling feature works, to be specified. I installed the latest driver for ALPS touch pad, but the problem remains.
Then, when I checked the system, I noticed two devices listed and it says that there are no drivers installed for them. I can't know what devices are and where to find the drivers.
They are here:
1st: ACPI\TOS6208\2 & DABA3FF & 1 driver not installed!
2nd: ACPI\TOS620A\2 & DABA3FF & 1 driver not installed!
And my third problem is about the sets of Toshiba programs and public services.
My laptop came with Toshiba Easyguard, with protection against theft and other programs of Toshiba, and now I've lost all. Is there a way I can get them?
I must say that I have no intention to return in Windows Vista, if any help would be appreciated.
Thank you all for your responses and help!
In my IMHO the additional features of touchpad and other devices don't work correctly because the installed drivers are not designed for Win 7 and are perhaps not fully compatible with Win 7.
Who knows if drivers Win 7 would come out for series Sat A120 we will see
At that time I didn t find Win 7 drivers specific for A120.
But if there are some beta Windows 7 drivers on the US page:
Maybe you are lucky and some drivers running on your A120.
OK, so this is a strange...
I have a satellite Pro A120. It works with the fan on all the time and sometimes goes on a mayor go slowly (which I think can be reduced to overheating).
Operating system is Ubuntu and I installed the tool of sensors that tell me about the minute the temperature is 100 degrees c and the next one is 16!
I suspect that it is perhaps that the heat sink is full of fluff, but I can't find a guide step by step to dismantle the machine, clean it and put it back together again.
Can anyone help with ideas or resources?
Thank you very much
You do not need to disassemble the unit to clean the fans.
You can use a jet of compressed air which helps to remove dust.
I did it several times and it helped!
I have a dilemma. I recently installed windows 7 on my laptop of girlfriends who is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-257, everything went well until I tried to update the Bios. I followed all instructions on the toshiba site had to put the model number in to get good bios double checked and triple checked before running the program, but when I ran the system crashed to halfway through the closed system update and now it wont even boot lights are on cd player is ROAR a few stays on black screen.
I read many forums and it seems im not the only one with this problem.
I just got the phone to toshiba and they say im not covered because I does not you can call and go through it with them on the phone, even if at no time did he tell me to do that I followed the instructions of there Web site.
I also confirmed with them that I used the correct bios but they say that they are unable to prove that and I can put in the wrong information that I did not.
In my view, there is a program that will allow me to boot from the cd so I don't have to go out and buy a reader external floppy to Flash the bios, I think that his winflash. Unfortunately, all I can find is the executable program on there website which im guessing will not start work.
Anyone know where I can find the prog to update the bios and the bios file so I can create a cd bootable to Flash the bios.
Any help will be appreciated with gratitude
Thank you very much
I m afraid there is no alternative to reflash the BIOS to the traditional version of BIOS who can start the BIOS updated using an external USB drive and the floppy disk.
The European driver Toshiba page contains only the BIOS Win-based that can be updated when the windows operating system. The traditional BIOS is not available for download. Only authorized service partners have access to this version of BIOS and that's why I don t see any alternative as to get in touch with the guys and to ask for help.
Hello, I need a new motherboard for my Satellite Pro A120 laptop because I stupidly spilled a whole pint of orange on squash...
It has been dried and cleaned but still no power, just a little orange light flashing...
I talked to Toshiba and they said it probably needs a new motherboard...
I've looked everywhere but I can't find a...
can someone help me please?
The motherboard can be ordered from the ASP in your country, but the new mobo will be cool a small fortune because the mobo is a laptop computer cheap party.
You can also search on some internet like Ebay or similar Web page s to get a mobo of second hand maybe you could find a second hand Satellite Pro A100 with good motherboard.
see you soon
I wanted to update memory on my laptop A120. I don't know what kind of memory I have.
I never opened before.
Also, I would like to buy a longer battery. It will help if anyone can point me to a detailed specification of the laptop...
As I m wrong not the Sat Pro A120 RAM can be upgraded up to 2 GB with DDR2 533 MHz (PC2-4200) 200 - PIN SODIMM barrettes.
So, you can use 2 x 1 GB RAM
In addition, you can consult the Web from Toshiba site Options & accessories to see what batteries are compatible for you Satellite Pro A120.
The page can be found here:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/-> peripheral services & -> Options and accessories
HI - new here. I have a:
Toshiba Satellite Pro A120
Model PSAC1E-04H00VEN number
It's less hard drive. I have a 160 GB spare hard drive but when I try to install this using the recovery disc, the operation simply sticks on the "Please wait..." message. ». The specification for the A120, I noted that it supports drives of 40 to 120 GB. Which is strictly true and so why can't I just install this 160 GB drive?
Usually the 160 GB should be no problem because the laptop supports the SATA interface and there is no limit of ability so that you can install each HARD drive.
Be interesting to know what HARD drive you have installed exactly and if you tested on another computer because the HARD drive itself could be the problem and not on the computer. If the disc is defective recovery disc can t be installed so that you get an error message.
I recently had some problems with powering the my Satellite PRO A120. Initially I was not getting any power to the laptop of my adapter. I bought a new card on ebay that seems to have solved the problem as my laptop turned on once more, even if I could use it only for a few minutes on the stand alone mode as it would drain completely after a few minutes. After a few weeks, the adapter has stopped working. This led me to believe that my battery might be the problem that caused the adapter switch defective.
I then bought a battery of reco and tried to see how long he would stay on without the adapter - even once the laptop only lasted a few minutes before I die
I can only use my laptop with a power adapter borrowed right now. The battery is the cause or is there an underlying problem with memory or the motherboard?
It will be expensive to fix or should I try to buy a battery and the original power cord and see if it works
Your opinions and comments would be greatly appreciated.
> After a few weeks, the adapter has stopped working. This led me to believe that my battery might be the problem that caused the adapter switch defective.
It is a nonsense. The battery does not affect the power adapter!
The battery loses own performance during use of the laptop and sooner or later, the battery will discharge.
This is nothing unusual happens to all batteries
In your case, it could be a defective battery and AC adapter malfunction
It is very rare that the two parties would begin to malfunction at the same time, but it possible s
However, in my view the laptop must be tested using the new battery and AC adapter.
I have Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 with XP Pro. But now, you have installed Windows Server 2003 because of certain practices, but he on ethernet and audio drivers. Can someone guide me how can I intall and can access the internet.
To be honest, what do you want with a server on your laptop operating system? I'm a little confused on this m.
However, Toshiba does not support this operating system on your laptop so you have to look to external Web sites for drivers.
I put t know what Satellite A120 you exactly so that I can t find drivers, but you can find the driver on the site of the factory.
Hi I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 but I'm having a very strange problem.
I installed my printer - Epson Stylus Photo R300, but now the laptop will not start if the printer is on. When I turn it on the Toshiba screen comes ok, then the Windows XP screen comes with the black background when the blue bar to cross to load Windows but its all disappear and the laptop just hangs and will not!
However, if you turn the printer off and turn the laptop it starts up fine!
Its really the printer which is the cause as its only when I turned it on.
It's never caused this problem with my old PC using Windows XP too.
Any help with a resolution would be greatly appreicated.
How to disconnect the printer during the boot process? ;)
How do you get the BIOS to recognize external floppy port?
Are you sure you know how to update the BIOS?
Come on cheshire! The update of the BIOS is risky If you n t know how to do!
Usually, you don't need additional software to recognize the USB FDD drive or driver!
I hope you have downloaded the good BIOS and use the correct procedure to update BOS, because if you do this in the wrong way to damage the motherboard!
It is important to first read the BIOS update guide lines! You can find it on the download page of the BIOS under more information
Fact the BIOS Flash update the BIOS or that requires a different file. I've updated a Satellite A60 BIOS to 1.9 but am not sure if cela flashed the BIOS as well.
If this isn't the case, where I could get a file to Flash BIOS for satellite A60-106?
Sorry, but you question is a bit confusing.
The update of the BIOS flashing the ROM module I put t know which version is installed before upgrading the BIOS, but if after the upgrade, a new version of the BIOS appears then the procedure was a success.
The good BIOS and how to upgrade the BIOS information you will find on the page of Toshiba.
After some problems with the virus of my laptop is not able to start more. How reset BIOS ignores the boot from the HARD drive and try to start either from CD or network. The HARD drive is recognized by the BIOS (it appears as 1 hard drive in the home page). In the selection screen startup list preferences appear only floppy drive, CD/DVD and network.
The hard drive can be mounted and browsed without any problem of windows or Linux. I tried to install both systems and the installation always succeeds but when rebooting the system is not able to boot from the hard drive.
I guess it's a BIOS problem, but I'm not sure about this. What do you think?
By the way how do I update the BIOS without having neither windows nor floppy drive?
Thanks in advance
I m a bit confused now as a first step, you wrote that the computer can boot from the HARD drive, but then you t wrote you browse the HDD with Windows and Linux
I'm not sure this is the problem of this but I recommend to load the default settings in the BIOS.
If your HARD drive doesn t work could be defective (bad sectors or something else). You could test with special diagnostics as Drive Fitness Test Tools. It s a freeware tool so you can find it using Google.
By the way: have you tried to install Windows with the Toshiba Recovery disk?
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