I need the exact specifications for a hard drive for this model. It is 5 1/2 yrs. old and model nr. is PSA10E-012SY-NO. It has a 30GG hard drive which I want to replace.
Storage size I can determine myself.
Are IDE and ATA the same thing?
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Re: hard drive specifications for Toshiba A10 laptop
IDE is the flat 40 pin cable about 2" wide. Other than that it could be SATA, which is a small, plug. About 3/4" inch by 1.8". Take it apart and see what cable it has. Pretty much any hard drive will fit providing it has the same cable attachments.
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You do not need the exact part number, your laptop came with a 160GB 2.5" SATA drive.
Any 2.5" SATA laptop drive will fit and work with your laptop. A 500GB drive can be bought for £30.
Take a look on Amazon.
If you want an exact replacement, take your old drive out and search on google for the model number it will have on it
Yes it does matter. XP was configured for the old Toshiba and this will only work if both Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model.
To get your new Toshiba operating, put the new hard drive with the Vista operating system back in the Toshiba laptop.
To transfer your data from the old hard drive, purchase a USB adapter hard drive case and place the old hard drive inside this case. This will then be an external USB hard drive.
Plug this USB hard drive into the new Toshiba's USB port and it will detect it as an external storage/hard drive. You can then open the various folders and files and copy the data files to your new Toshiba.
To free up disk space on this USB hard drive, delete the Windows folder, Program Files folder and other folders that are no longer needed.
Use this hard drive as a backup hard drive etc.
Firstly there is a screw on the underside of the laptop that needs to be removed.I ts is located on the edge of the drive.
Next the keyboard needs to be removed. To do this, remove the strip at the top of the laptop containing the power butto by inserting a small flat blade screwdriver at under it and prising it up.
After removal, undo the three screws holding the keyboard and flip the keyboard over.
Undo the screw that holds the keyboards strap securing plate and then slide the drive out.
Be warned though that not all drives work in these laptops. It has to be the exact type for the machine as most do not work.
Assembly is the reversal of the above.
Hope this helps.
try to remove the ram then hard drive. now remove the batteries then insert the ram back without the hard drive, power yr system directly from yr wall sucket without batteries n see what happends. i think i should power on. other wise try using a dissferent ram on it.