Tecra 8100 TV problems? What Socket? cable?
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 recently bought a laptop Tecra 8100. There is unfortunately no tv output cable included.
According to the manual (ie. here: http://www.microdom.by/olddata/pdfspec/tecra_8100.pdf) the tv out port provides a signal s-video (NTSC/PAL) 3, 5 mm mini-jack port.
The missing cable must be a RCA conversion cable.
Is someone can you please tell me if there are special requirements that this cable must meet to the? It is not difficult to get a mini-plug cable 2xRCA audio conversion, but of course, it does not transmit the video signal.
I'm working on Win XP SP2, the installed graphics card is S3 Savage/MX.
Thanks in advance for advice.
I know cable companies; It s a rare accessory of the Tecra 8100. The problem is, that the Mini-Jack 3.5 "has it s own format, so it will fit only in 1 x 3.5" to 1 x RCA.
These cables are either on Ebay, or contact you an ASP (certified partner) which could probably send you such cable for little money from low...
Here´s a link (if you need) to find the nearest ASP in your country:
Good luck man
At the present time, I have a laptop Toshiba 8100, PIII, with Windows XP version 2002, 597 MHz, 256 MB Ram, with a Board of grahics MX Savage S3 Graphics Inc.. Hasving recently bought a Medal of Honor "Allied Assault" PC game, loading, I receive the following error message:
"GLW Start Open i() - could not load open GL subsystem.
I installed 8.0 only were recemmended DirectX 8.1 drivers. If the problem is my graphics card, maybe you could recommend a suitable with the approximate price guide.
If I had to update my graphics card the 8100 would be powerful enough and would need to change anything else?
Please keep things simple as 'I'm only a learner. "
Thank you very much
This game is very complex and graphics card performance. Unfortunately, the generation of graphics card in your Machine is not powerful enough. Sorry, but I think there is no way to update your graphic card.
What you can do, is to change some parameters of the game (low resolution, no details or something like that).
Hi, my Tecra 8100 13.3 "laptop does not display anything on the LCD screen. It works with the VGA. I'm looking for a LCD cable for this laptop. Any body know where I can buy one. Any body know what is the part number FRU for this. Not the cable of the LCD screen for this model and other model is different?
You will be very happy if someone has so much information for you. In my opinion, you should check if you can find the same parts and don't forget that you can exchange it. Tecra 8100 is about 6 years old and find new parts can be difficult.
I put t know which country you live but try to pick up a few pieces of notebook offering online in your country. Second option is to check eBay. From time to time, you can find there defective laptops, but many pieces can be used for replacement.
I have a model tecra 8100 not: PT810L 12 c 42.
I had problem with slot B mem, so collapsed to use it. Then I upgraded my RAM and inserted a 128 Mb TOSHIBA THLY6416G1FG-80 RAM PC100-222-620 slot A and used for a month. Then he suddenly went dead one day and did not boot at all.
I took it to the point of service, they found somehow it work by sticking a piece of paper btw Aries and the cover. I used another week with ram cover duck taped it. Same story, then dead in the middle of winXP, switched off and no boot again. It took to the same service point, they tried some other RAM chipsets that it refused to start.
The interesting thing is; When they inserted a faulty RAM in slot A and non-use slot B we get the message "memory incompatible chipset" on the screen. With the RAM mentioned above in the slot B (problem as always) and the A we get nothing, just a blank screen, DVD slot starts green lit, but nothing.
WHAT SHOULD I DO, PLS HELP
What is the RAM causing problems? What must a chipset that is exactly compatible with the model no pls?
Is it the two locations of memory A or B, their change could solve the problem?
This is the machine he itself, must it be thrown away?
ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE
I n know where you tried to upgrade the memory but as Lisa suggested this was not a serious technician. I changed and upgraded memory on multiple PCs, and you must use 100% compatible modules! You shouldn't t install the modules with a brute force or use strange things as a communication between the housing and the memory module.
Possible slots are damage due to use this procedure. But I hope you're a lucky man and everything will work correctly.
If you n t know which modules are right and taken in charge so you should contact the service partner authorized Toshiba for the right and the upgrade modules.
I have to buy a cable for my Toshiba Tecra 8100 LCD screen 13.3 "LCD size. I'm trying to find one on E - bay. Many people announce the cable for sale, but for 14 "Sceen. My question is: doesn't the cable LCD 13.3 "and 14" is unique and different?
Thank you Arya
It's the right question to the Toshiba repair center (certified partner). You will be very happy if someone here can give you the right answer. Before you wait here try to call the service partner and I hope they can help you. The addresses that you will find under http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?pf=true
I have a tecra 8100, 700 mhz with 256RAM,.
and it works a treat, until I decided to update the BIOS, the date of the previous version was 1999!
As I run an OS linux on this unit, I downloaded a version of the Bios boot image and loaded on startup, it reported the success of the update.
My problem now is that the system starts fine but extremely short slow,.
It takes 15 minutes to start and is virtually unusable.
I ran several tests of comparative analysis and tests of memory of Hiram boot CD and the only problem in the report was my 700 CPU running at 114.82. And of couse running, the CPU runs at 100%.
I deleted the cmos data and be restarted using the default BIOS settings.
Long searched the net and cannot find an answer.
was soon Munka
Post edited by: munka
I visited the European driver of Toshiba page and found the latest version of BIOS that is 2, 50 - WIN.
Do you use it?
The BIOS can be updated only run under windows! That's why I m surprised that you were able to update the BIOS, the Linux operating system running on this computer.
Try to download the most recent BIOS version and update as described on the help page of the BIOS update.
I just bought a second hand Tecra 8100, who has been stripped of all its programs, OS. So I installed Windows98SE on this - now I get a screen with vertical stripes, which perch in the middle of the screen of the laptop with Windows just about visible in the background.
I went to the display driver Toshiba and downloaded Web pages relevant windows 98se. Once on my laptop, the exe file does nothing; is neither their "graphics card" option in my device manager - everyone has ideas as to what is happening?
Please connect external monitor to your laptop and check if the result is the same. If so, there is probably a problem with the graphics card. If this isn't the case, I presume your laptop LCD screen is defective.
during normal operation of the Tecra 8100, suddenly the screen darkens. The display still works, only the backlight is dark. By pressing the small pin, which is turn off the backlight when you close the screen, light reappeares. Sometimes for hours, sometimes for a few minutes, but especially the second. A restart of the computer solves the problem for at least half an hour. What can I do?
Thanks in advance
When the screen will Dim can you get by pressing any key on the keyboard or move the mouse?
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
Well, some may remember my previous post about the fan activation in my Tecra 8100.
This laptop came to me as a gift by a customer, because the screen didn't work. After some research, the problem was the internal cold cathode that was broken. Once replaced: Yes! a free book for me! It was a Pentium III 650 Mobile, with 64 MB of RAM and a 12 GB hard drive. I replaced all the components (which are now on sale, btw), and now has a Pentium III 850 Mobile, 512 MB of RAM and a 40 GB hard drive. Someone gave me a card PCMCIA of WiFi 11 Mbit/s, and now how it works with Windows XP Professional and updated Toshiba Utilities and drivers downloaded from Toshiba USA.
What's the buzz? SpeedFan, Motherboard Monitor and other monitoring utilities reported temperatures up 72a? Aºc in the processor. I opened the computer laptop and put thermal paste instead of the sticker that has the heat sink. Temperature guard high and utilities Toshiba even with parameters ' cooling high performance "does not have the fan to cool the cpu...
I hangs at all, but the business cards and pcmcia laptop have too hot even with the system works with any of the applications running. Lowering of the CPU clock or the ratio helps not at all.
I think putting a fan somewhere extra to force air circulation and that cool the cpu, unless...
... Toshiba could develop a utility that allows you to directly control the fan speed. I don't know if the thermal management is hardware or software-driven. If it is a software-driven, it should be easy to create a utility that directly access the fan and temperature records. It would be MUCH better than simply let the computer decide when and how long to activate the fan.
I'm sure that Toshiba engineers are busy with more important things which will not create the utility for us, so...
.. What to check or do to cool the CPU at more appropriate values?
Thank you all!
As in you previous announcement describes the Toshiba power saver controls the CPU and fan usage.
This software works very well, and if you use the laptop as prescribed, you should not get all the problems and overheating problems.
The problem is that you have changed all the devices and parts on you laptop. The new parts are effective, but produce more heat.
On the laptop you can cool the CPU with a small fan, and if she goes out, it is necessary to decrease the performance of the processor.
It is a simple fact. All these functions can be set with energy saver.
In addition, it is very important that your cooling module is clear and free from dust and debris obstruct the work of fan.
PS: Useful link about changing CPU:
Several of my 8100 s Tecra have a problem with the screen going blank. They can be good for centuries, or 3 / 4 times in a minute, it can happen. Anyone know what is the problem or knows how to fix? Does not seem to matter the amount of ram it is or how big the hard drive is that it still happens. For now all I can do is press the button of the screen or open/close the cover of the LCD screen.
Is it possible that you have activated a screensaver on your units? But it strange s happened several times in the minute
I have the same problem as the BUSSINIT user posted earlier:
I have a Tecra 8100 but my screen resolution is only 16 colors, so I tried all the downloads on this page display driver, but:
S3TRAY. EXE cannot be opened, nothing to do.
This is the default or something.
The driver is probably old or something, but what to do?
I mean, I can't work with display only 16 colors, please help me.
On the Toshiba page are two different Wk2 drivers listed:
5.12.01.7002 - 7.30.2 pilot S3 display for the wild graphics card
7.40.29 display driver for the S3 Savage MX
Check if you are using the correct driver!
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