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I have a toshiba a20-s259 and the bios is acpi 1.10, It has an atheros ar5001+ wireless network adaptor. The atheros client utility says that the RADIO STATUS: Hardware Disabled. I pressed the fn + F8 that is supposed to turn on the wireless adaptor but it still says hardware disabled. Is there somewhere in BIOS that I need to turn on wireless. It has always worked before.

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There is usually a bios setting for the wireless card, but sometimes there is another hardware switch that needs to be turned on.

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SOURCE: I need drivers for Toshiba a20-s259 satellite

Check out the link I have provided below. This appears to be an older legacy model thats not supported anymore. But there are still ways to get the drivers. This page I linked you too actually has the drivers and utility dl's for your model.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=513336&rpn=PSA20U&modelFilter=A20-S259&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663


Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: How to install memory in toshiba a20-s259?

Fun stuff! You have to remove the Power Button Panel, then remove one keyboard screw, securing the keyboard, and now you have access to the ram memory.

However! All is not That Bad! It really isn't that hard to do, plus I have a link to Toshiba Support, and a download page for the User Guide in PDF file form!

Has detailed instructions, and illustrations.
I would like you to go to Toshiba Support, and the download page I referred to above,

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/outFrm.jsp?ofId=AskIris&searchString=Satellite+A20-S259&x=8&y=6

On this page Left-click on -> Download Now
in the rectangular red box.
Give it a second, and a small window will come up. Left-click on -> Save File

A WinZip window comes up, click on Unzip.
The next thing is that the WinZip Extractor will fill your entire monitor screen. It advises you to not
touch anything, while it is working!
Takes about 2 seconds or so.

This should go to your desktop screen. It is an online guide. It's hard to describe the icon for it, but you'll definitely know it when you see it!
(Looks sort of like a Christmas star ornament)
When you see it, double-click on it.

In this PDF Users Guide, Page 67 is the start of how to remove and add ram memory.

A few tips:

1.The laptop needs to be off, and not in Standby or Hibernate. AC adapter removed, (Charger), and battery removed. Advise work on a table. A bed, a couch, and directly on a carpet floor, contains Static. Static will silently fry out your delicate computer components!

2.When installing ram, make sure that if you install just one ram module, that you install it in Slot A. Just one ram module in Slot B will Not work!
(Ram module slang term is 'ram stick')



Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: DOWNLOAD DRIVER TOSHIBA SATELLITE A20-S259

You can download any orall the Windows device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB sitefrom their download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so youcan get the correct drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp http://blitware.com/adpages/driverfetch/manufacturer/?manufacturer=Toshiba&gclid=CMOVxNCBx6ACFSgnawodoHNGbA

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You can download any orall the Windows device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB sitefrom their download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so youcan get the correct drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp http://blitware.com/adpages/driverfetch/manufacturer/?manufacturer=Toshiba&gclid=CMOVxNCBx6ACFSgnawodoHNGbA

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If I recall correctly, FDISK low level formats partitions and I don't think the new hard drive will accept it without struggling. The bios on the mother board will not accept a drive as large as 250Gb as they didn't exist when the Bios was made.
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Check out the link I have provided below. This appears to be an older legacy model thats not supported anymore. But there are still ways to get the drivers. This page I linked you too actually has the drivers and utility dl's for your model.

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