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How do I get access to the RTC battery on a Toshiba Tecra M1 and where can I obtain a replacement battery for this.

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It is buried under the main touchpad...and the replacements are best procured from toshiba direct online

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Emachine T 5212, when i turn it on,, a siren sounds,,then computer shuts off


In your computer (as well as other gadgets), the battery powers a chip called the Real Time Clock (RTC)chip. The RTC is essentially a quartz watch that runs all the time, whether or not the computer has power. The battery powers this clock. When the computer boots up, part of the process is to query the RTC to get the correct time and date. A little quartz clock like this might run for five to seven years off of a small battery. Then it is time to replace the battery.

This does not explain why your computer would not boot, however. You would expect the computer to boot fine but have an incorrect time and date. The reason your computer would not boot is because the RTC chip also contains 64 (or more) bytes of random access memory (RAM). The clock uses 10 bytes of this space, leaving 54 bytes for other purposes. The BIOS stores all sorts of information in the CMOS RAM area, like the number of floppy and hard disk drives, the hard disk drive type, etc. If the CMOS RAM loses power, the computer may not know anything about the hard disk configuration of your machine, and therefore it cannot boot.

Many more modern computers are not quite so dependent on the CMOS RAM. They store the settings innon-volatile RAM that works without any power at all. If the battery goes dead, the clock fails but the computer can still boot using the information in the non-volatile RAM area. I would change the battery and make sure unit is unplugged and my other hand is touching the metal frame on the computer to stop static discharge. Blow out the inside of the computer completely.Start computer with case off and make sure all the fans run and don't sound like a siren.Replace anything not running.It may not boot if the BIOS can't see the hard drives. You might have to start computer and watch the screen and when it asks you to hit a key to get into like the bios do it and see if you can reset it. If nothing seems be running right maybe the power supply went out they are real cheep at Tiger Direct.

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How do i change the cmos battery a toshiba a215s7422


The cmos battery used on the A215 is the soldered type. It is a small battery soldered in a small bracket on the motherboard. You have to disassemble the laptop down to the bottom case. Once you have removed the palmrest you will see the battery in its holder in the middle of the motherboard. The solder has to be softened to remove the battery and another soldered in its place. Below is a link to the picture of the motherboard with the battery in the moddle of the board.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/big/toshiba-satellite-a200-a205-21.jpg

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**** RTC battery is low or CMOS checksum is inconsistent **** Press [F1] to set Date/Time


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Please reset cmos to factory defaults.
Then enter the bios setup and configure it and save changes.

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Stopped recognising dvd drive


Hi there. There may not be anything wrong it. CD/DVD drives use Class Filters, instead of the usual drivers that we would associate most computer hardware with. These are installed when the Operating System is setup, as Class Filters only add functionality of the drive with the Operating System. They are also available from the motherboard manufacturer's website, (these are known as Motherboard Drivers and Chipset Drivers). They can also be obtained via the Toshiba website here:

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=UK

All you need to do, is select your notebook type and model. Then scroll down till you find either the DVD_RAM driver and/or Chipset Driver that go with your Operating System. Download them and install. This should correct the problem.

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I need the drivers for my TOSHIBA tecra 8100 model pt810u-12cf7 notebook and ican't find it


you can just go to toshiba.com look for support and look for toshiba tecra there should be a check on the center when you click on Tecra that says show old models click that and there you go. or visit http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1073769806&rpn=PT810U&modelFilter=8100&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=1073769806%7CPT810U

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Thanx for your first answer but...


Some M2 driver (wireless, LAN) work on M1. I think the video is a Trident XP4 32 MB, download drivers from
Trident website .
You can download some driver from here, I do not know if they work, as this is not Toshiba original site.
Unfortunately Toshiba does not distribute drivers for some discontinued model.

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Tecra m1 assembly


do you need an assembly?

Mar 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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NEED complete drivers


The toshiba website has the drivers you need:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modItemList.jsp?moid=893050&rpn=PTA30U&ct=DL&BV_SessionID=@@@@0477345540.1206796869@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadedjkjmfejcgfkceghdgngdgnj.0

on that page, the "toshiba hardware setup utility for XP" is probably what you're looking for.

Mar 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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