Tecra 8100 - no sound except in mic!
I have a Tecra 8100 Windows XP.
I can't get sound on the speakers or the headphones emitted by the computer, such as beeps, CD, etc. But if I have to reactivate the microphone, I can hear through the headset, ensure that the microphone picks up (there are a few comments without microphones, proving that the speakers work physically). All volume controls are the maximum and reactivated. All devices are enabled and correctly selected in sound control panels.
Any help would be welcome! Is the sound card, or am I missing a driver? Could not find anything else on the web with similar symptoms. Thanks in advance.
Here is the summary of the Everest report:
Value of the field
Type of computer Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC (Mobile)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system
Operating system Service Pack [TRIAL VERSION]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX 4.08.01.0810 (DirectX 8.1)
Computer name TECRA-8100 (Tecra 8100)
User name of the user General information
Connection domain [TRIAL VERSION]
Date / time 2009-07-15 / 14:18
Type of processor Mobile Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz (5 x 100)
Name of TOSHIBA Portable PC motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440BX/ZX
Memory system [TRIAL VERSION]
Type of BIOS Toshiba (12/30/99)
Communication communication Port (COM1) port
Communication Port (LPT1) ECP Printer Port
Video card S3 Graphics Inc., SavageMX (8 MB)
Video card S3 Graphics Inc., SavageMX (8 MB)
S3 Savage/MX (86 270) 3D accelerator
Generic TV monitor
Inner cover of Toshiba monitor 1024 x 768
Yamaha Native DS1 Audio CODEC audio adapter
Controller IDE Intel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive floppy disk drive
Hard drive IBM-DARA-212000 (11 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Optical drive TOSHIBA DVD - ROM SD-C2402 (8 x / 24 x DVD-ROM)
Hard disks SMART Status OK
C: (NTFS) [TRIAL VERSION]
Total size [TRIAL VERSION]
Keyboard Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse
IP main [TRIAL VERSION]
00-10-A4-E1-F9-30 main MAC address
Network card Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100
Modem TOSHIBA Internal V.90 Modem
Epson ActionLaser 1100 printer
HP DeskJet 540 printer
Infrared controller Infrared Port
USB1 controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB host controller
USB device USB Human Interface Device
Battery Microsoft AC adapt
Battery Microsoft ACPI battery compatible control method
Battery Microsoft ACPI battery compatible control method
Provider DMI BIOS TOSHIBA
DMI BIOS Version Version 2.30
TOSHIBA DMI system manufacturer
DMI system product laptop
DMI system Version Version 1.0
DMI serial number of the system [TRIAL VERSION]
DMI Motherboard manufacturer TOSHIBA
DMI Motherboard product laptop
DMI Motherboard Version Version A0
DMI serial number motherboard [TRIAL VERSION]
TOSHIBA DMI chassis manufacturer
DMI chassis Version Version 1.0
DMI serial number of chassis [TRIAL VERSION]
DMI chassis [TRIAL VERSION] inventory number
DMI chassis Type Notebook
Total memory / free DMI casings 2 / 0
A good questions and I never heard of this topic which s...
I think the fist, you should start to update the audio driver of your laptop. Therefore, you can see the Toshiba site for an update:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
Before installing the latest version, you must remove the old version first and reboot the laptop.
Maybe a reinstall of Windows with the Toshiba recovery disc could also be useful and in the worst case, it s only a hardware malfunction and it must swap the motherboard. :(
I'm working on a Tecra 8100 laptop for a friend. Machine does not seem to recognize the memory installed in location B at all. Is there something in the BIOS to force her to perform a new analysis or I'm just looking at a broken slot? Everything seems OK visually and clips seem sound.
I agree with Feliks;
Module of RAM or housing could be faulty.
You should try the RAM module in A slot in order to check the functionality.
If the same RAM would work in the slot, but not in the B slot then I guess the slot B is damage.
My 8100 Tecra faithful and beloved which is ideal for my purposes locked up the other day, in the middle of a session.
Restart windows resulted in blocking machine once Windows is running.
I started in safe mode - no problem.
I have disabled all devices useless and then through a process of elimination of selectively allowing devices and reboot.
I found that the problem was the Yamaha audio device - that turn on the machine and it would lock up, disable that and he would normally go.
It worked fine now for a day with the disabled Yamaha audio device.
I tried to uninstall/reinstall the device - no change.
I even did a fresh install of XP - no change.
I ran XP pro for over a year without problem (so far) and I consider not audio as criticism - just a nice to have.
My questions are:
Is there anything else I need to do in the way of diagnosis?
Tips for common problems?
Can anyone with experience of fixing these machines or similar notice if replacement of all of the audio card is likely to make a repair?
I seem to remember the last time that I opened it about two years ago to change the processor that the audio Assembly was on a separate panel but is that all?
Note that this is a _ancient_ machine and _not_ going to be taken to a repair shop where the Bill would be more that it is worth! I am competent to replace the sound card, more than that and I will probably continue to run without audio - I don't think that it worth replacing the motherboard just for audio...
Thank you very much in advance for any constructive suggestion.
Well, as you know these replacements are very delicate
However, I don t think you will be able to replace this sound card but it s my personal opinion.
From my experience, I know that the card (audio driver) his Yamaha is not fully compatible with Win XP SP1 and SP2. Update the audio driver is necessary.
Google for it
I searched a bit for some instructions how to remove these boards and found this page.
There you should find a link to the page how to disassemble the Tecra 8100.
My Tecra 8100 screen after 10 Minutes of work, dark. It s not the screensaver, absolutely! Cause I hear the sound of my games constantly.
Sometimes, if I reboot the display comes back, or if I push the FN + F5 keyboard combination, but not always.
Can someone tell me what wrong with my camera?
A repair cost? Questions, Questions...
Hi, my Tecra 8100 had the same problems. My dealer had to change the motherboard.
I recently got a Tecra 8100 for cheap on eBay.
The screen sometimes goes black its still on I need to press the shaft close to the screen and it beeps sound sounds and back on.
I removed the frame of the screen and it made the difference for a about a week but just happen again:(mais je croise les doigts pas très souvent.)
I read on google etc. it can be sumtin with led, etc. I just want to know how to replace the part?
What part I need to replace etc.?
I disable all power management things, and sometimes even of it is would no doubt something with the screen.
I need ideas how to resolve this because it's a good laptop for a student lol prity.
Thanks for reading and any rear power
Sorry, but it's really not easy to say what needs to be replaced.
But it s certainly a hardware problem I put t know what should I PIN you meant exactly, but maybe a loose connection is causing this problem I mean a FL-inverter connection
Here's a useful page [how remove and replace card ups FL on Toshiba Tecra 8100 | http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Tecra-8100/remove-replace-fl-inverter-board.htm]
Maybe it could be useful for you
In any case, these hardware issues are always delicate, and in most cases, each unique piece, and the connection must be checked. It's not easy, and in most cases and the computer laptop technician should take a look on this laptop
Hello. I have this Tecra 8100 I think sell for parts, because I am crazy about her. But before that, I ask you here as a last.
It seems the section "power" of the laptop works very well: if I plug the power, the 'dc in' and 'battery' LED will light, and the "battery" led even go from orange to green when the battery is charged.
If I press the button "power on", "power" lights up. The hard disk starts to spin. The fan does nothing, and no "beep" is heard at all. In addition, the screen does not display anything. External VGA output or output TV shows nothing, too. I repeat, that no. a BEEP is heard, until...
I close the lid. A long beep is heard when I close the lid, but no trace of the image on the screen.
I have changed or upgraded nothing notebook: memory, CPU, etc.
I opened and took every piece of it: internal battery, motherboard, sound card, leds and buttons edge... and I tried to connect our case so t may be a short circuit with no luck at all.
What is a BIOS problem?
The BIOS can be reflashed in this State, as the AWARD BIOS?
Are there keys or buttons I could press to enter a kind of mode to diagnose or service?
The Tecra 8100 doesn t supports no internal memory. Two memory slots are available, and it depends on the unit memory has been installed.
Always is it that you can improve it to max 512 MB (2 x 256 MB)
Now to you deliver; It sounds like a hardware problem, but no one could be able to provide a diagnosis exactly what we can do is speculate on the fault.
I think that it s a motherboard problem
See you soon
I have a Tecra 8100 810-1With Win98 series.
I format the HARD drive and installed Win2000pro but some drivers not found on CD as graphics card, sound card and Ethernet card.
After my laptop have only the 16colors and the small window that opens.
I upgraded W2000pro by Microsoft Update for IE7, and service pack 4.
Other readers to another device, I founded, I installed them and they work well.
Only for the graphics of the very hard to find map drive for S3 savage/IX w/MV.
I find 79036agplogo_S3.zip
I tried to install it, the installation is OK.
But when I started PC I have an error message in French, I translate it:
"The pilot \Systemroot\system32\drivers\s3gsavm not found the point to enter the VideoPortSetEvent on the VIDEOPRT.sys drive.
I tried to download it, but never found the driver for the graphics card, this is the link [http://fr.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=FR]
Perhaps the drive on which I founded are not good? Where can I find it? Can you give me the link please correct?
Thanks for help.
Follow the link you have posted.
Choose the category "Archive". Here you will find all Tecra 8100 drivers for windows 98 and Windows 2000.
OK so I have a Tecra 8100 laptop
> running everything well... except that I can not get the TV out socket work...
> Ive got windows XP on it...
first thing I want to know about the housing - it is a Jack of 3.5 mm (NOT of RCA or S-vide0)
> so I finally managed to get a Jack 3.5 mm cable video, audio...
> which connected to the TV... nothing
I have the cable entry?
in display properties, I installed the drivers of duo, and there are a few additional options...
> what confused me, it's that there are 2 monitors there... but is it because of the VGA?
> I tried pressing FN + F5... but not had any luck
Is there something simple that im missing like a cable?
> or a piece of software...
As much as I know on the right side you will find a video taken of output. To use this video on the service, you will need to use a RCA video connector.
Please also check the settings in the BIOS. Here, you set the type of TV signal and select television as an output device.
To connect the TV, please follow these steps:
1 turn off the computer
2. use the composite video cable to connect the TV to the video output port
3 turn on the TV
4. turn on the laptop
I hope this helps.
I think that there is a conflict of IRQ on my Tecra 8100. I have a PCMCIA wireless card to use IRQ11. This IRQ is also shared by the Yamaha audio device. And ALSO by the USB root hub :-(
I can't work on how do I turn off the USB in the BIOS - I put it to "DISABLED", but the USB root hub is always detected in Windows. I will try to update the BIOS to see if I can solve this problem.
I can't work also how turned off the sound board - is it possible?
Initially, I had the PCMCIA card in the PCI 1 port (which had an IRQ 11 cardbus controller). I tried to change to other port PCI (with IRQ 7) but the card still used IRQ 11 - now, I have FIVE devices sharing IRQ 11. USB, PCMCIA, 2 PCI cardbus and audio controllers.
Any ideas on how I can get rid of the USB or change the audio device IRQ?
See you soon,.
I guess I missed the reason why you want to change the IRQ... but anyway, all new Toshiba of devices normally share an IRQ - the IRQ 11, which is the standard IRQ for the PCI bus.
Means that the devices directly connected to the PCI bus, normally all use IRQ 11. And that of the way it is supposed to be and works perfectly.
I know, from ISA only PC, that it is forbidden and required to make the problems - but the PCI and at least the world Toshiba it's ok.
So, my suggestion, reset all the IRQ to the values that the OS or the driver gives it by default.
If you have any real problems with this configuration the state here on this forum and I'll try to help you.
I installed Windows XP on a different partition on my Tecra 8100. I downloaded the base BIOS Windows Update for XP, but it is ' t work the way says the tutorial.
After you extract the files when I try to run then it gives following message-
TOSHIBA common Module is not installed.
Or you don't have administrator privileges.
Package BIOS BIOS Version: Ver.2.50
What should I do? Press OK to exit the application and another option is to save the BIOS files but where? Sounds good bit risky.
I put t found the common Modules on the European site, but you can find it on the Toshiba site we:
Check this one:
http://www.CSD.Toshiba.com/cgi-bin/TAIS/Su/su_sc_dtlViewDL.jsp?soID=131045&MOID=1073769806&BV [email protected]@@[email protected]@@&BV_Engine ID = ccciaddhfehigddcgfkceghdgngdgnn.0 & ct = DL
Hope this helps you solve the problem
My Tecra 8100 has (or had) which seems to be a 'known fault': screen off, can be returned by pressing fn + f5 or the small metal button.
He also acquired a solid vertical white line about 1 mm wide and 30mm from the left edge. I managed to stop the problem of (backlight?) deletion of frame (thanks to those who responded to my previous, now locked, question!) by taking the cover off the screen and by disconnecting and reconnecting the ups. So now the screen always remains on. Unfortunately the white line is still there, and then that previously, the screen was normal except for the line, all right (i.e. all except 1 "of the screen) is now just multicolored stripes.
What do you think? I have been informed that the inverter is no power the backlight, which suggests that the problem of lines is something else. But they occurred at the same time. In addition, as far as I remember, when I was playing the connecting the inverter lines came and went (and then came and remained). Would it still a bad inverter connection? Or a broken inverter? Or more likely to be something else?
see you soon,
There must certainly be a hardware problem. You should contact the service
Please check your other display:
I installed Win XP on my Tecra 8100 and would like to get the drivers for the display and sound. Where can I find these drivers?
You have a problem with its display resolution und?
Tecra 8100 is not supported for Windows XP Home edition, and that's the reason why you can't find the drivers for Windows XP Home edition. One of my friends has the same laptop and it works fine without any driver. He told me that the machine works perfectly with SP1.
I have Windows 2000 on my Tecra 8100. For two days, my cd-rom doesn't work anymore, because Windows cannot load one or more drivers.
I did nothing special, except a game and using word and excel.
Anyone got a solution for the problem, because I do not know much about computers.
Windows 2000 SP3
Sorry, but it will help get more info on CD/DVD drive.
Optical drive is listed in Windows Explorer?
What is the status in Device Manager?
Hey all, I was just given this Tecra 8100 and 2 of the many problems with it are that random black dots appear on the screen... and sometimes windows crashes due to a failure of the device (the monitor I guess). He got a new installation of XP Pro from about 20 minutes ago.
Anyone got any ideas?
I have really no idea why this happen. One of my friends has installed Windows XP Home edition on his old Tecra 8100 and everything was ok except the modem and infrared. The only thing I can recommend is to install SP1 and check if the problem persists.
If this is not the case, try installing W2000 or W98SE to see if the same problem occurs with this two supported operating systems.
I have a Tecra 8100 with internal yamaha ds - xg sound card. Last month, the computer hangs when I want to do something with the sound! My first thought was the driver, but even under linux, it no longer works!
When I disable the driver there is no problem but not its too!
So I am afrain material is broken, but maybe someone knows if there is still something to see? It's also happened that it worked again, but after a restart not more? Volatile!
Have you tried to update this driver?
If this is not the case, try to download the latest version of the audio driver on the Toshiba site.
Visit this link:
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