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I have a Toshiba A15-S127 I am changing the CDR/DVD to a DVD-R/CDR my new DVD drive is cabke select and my hard drive is set to master. I jumped my hard drive to cable select and installed the new DVD-R and Windows doesen't see it. On boot up I see a IDE #1 error. Do I need to deleate my drivers and which one. The new DVD-R is suppose to work for my laptop it is a Toshiba as well.

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SOURCE: Toshiba Satellite A15-S127 DVD driver

thats may be because you don't have a dvd .is just a cd drive

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Yes there is a way. If you are tech savy, get a screw driver open the Memory compartment at the back of your laptop. You will find the BIOS battery there get it out and thus left it for some time without any battery (Laptop battery or BIOS battery). Hopefully you will also find the reset button near the BIOS battery. Rest the BIOS. After reinstalling the batteries you might require to select some setting but this method will reset you BIOS password.
But a piece of advice for you, if you are not a tech savy, get it done by a technician than byyourself.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: BIOS Battery Location of Toshiba Sattelite A15-S127

1. Remove the battery (side latch release) and hard drive. The only screw that holds it down is marked F-4 on the cover. (look for the panel with the 2" circle, that is the HD)
Use the white pull tab to move it left then upwards. It should move with little effort. Be careful not to loose the screw from the HD panel.

2.Remove all screws annotated F6 from the bottom bezel with a Pt. 2 screwdriver. (from my count there was less that a 15 )
Depending on the screwdriver, there are times where you might have to push the screwdriver down a bit to get in contact with the thread. Just be careful not to strip the threading.

3.Remove the "B25" screw located near the heat sink-fan vent. Somewhat carefully take your hand, and lift the bottom bezel up enought to disconnect (about 1-2 inches from surface) the battery with your index and midde finger. Look at they way the battery is run, and seated in the plasic clips.
With the bottom semi-open, plug in the replacement battery, and re-seat it in underneath the white ribbon cable, and clips on the housing per the original.

4. Replace all screws (less than a ton).

5. Re-seat the hard drive, by sliding it in first with the metal tab under the plastic housing, to the left, then puling it to the right. Replace the panel with the one, shorter, F-4 screw. Reseat the battery.

6. Return your model car with reciept. If a reciept cannot be found, use it for store credit.

If you wish to test the battery, simply unplug it and remove the battery for 30 minutes. Then power it on with only the A/C adapter. If no CMOS screen appears, you are good to go.

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The device you need is called a scan converter, they are available from search for avermedia. Please keep in mind, these adapters will convert from pc to tv but the picture in now where near as clean and crisp, especially for text. I think your best be would be to spend just a little more and get a 19-22" LCD monitor.

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The issue could be due to the corrupted display drivers, battery, hard disk, etc.

I recommend you to follow the steps in the below link:

Also if you have an extra computer, use an S video cable and connect it from your laptop to the computer and start your laptop.

Check if you are able to get the display on the computer, if you are able to view the laptop's display on your computer then reinstall your video drivers from Device Manager.
Update even the BIOS of your laptop.

To reinstall display drivers go to Device Manager, right click the display device and select Update driver.
Update BIOS only if any new version of it is available in the Toshiba support website.

If the BIOS is flashed to older version, your notebook may not work for ever.

You can also install drivers from Toshiba Support website:

You must be able to get the display after reinstalling display drivers.

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