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Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!

Q: Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!

My computer is a year old. It was completely fine until I noticed it had stopped charging the battery. After some googling I found there might be a BIOS update I had missed. When trying to install the BIOS update I get a message saying I have to plug in my computer first (which it always is as the batter doesn't have a charge).

The BIOS update program says it wants to upgrade as follows:

BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.60 --> Updated Ver.3.20
EC Version : Current Ver.1.80 --> Updated Ver.1.90

OS: Windows 7
BIOS file I downloaded: bios-20110714132558

Is this a known issue with a fix available?

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A: Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!

Hi

Are you sure that you have downloaded and used the right BIOS version!?
I read about the similar error message and finally the user used not compatible BIOS.

Furthermore the VAP (value added package) should be installed in order to update the BIOS!!! In you case I would recommend reinstalling this tool too.

But I?m not quite sure if BIOS update will help you to fix the battery issue?
Maybe you need to replace the battery?

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My G72B27Cl notebook has a problem to recharge the battery. At beginning, I thought it was the battery issue - too old to be recharged. After installed a new battery, the power run off fast from the battery and there was no sign to indicate the battery being recharged as usually. When the battery was detached and the computer totally dead even with the power unit on. Can this issue be fixed or I have to give up the comptor? Thanks for any suggestions. 

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My battery is not seen by my Tecra M5 but still charges and powers the laptop, I have found info that sugests a BIOS upgrade could help but the update software gives me an error message "[Error] The AC adapter is not connected, or battery power is not enough." How can i update the BIOS by bypassing the software safety feature ? I was told on another forum that running the BIOS update .exe with /forceit from the CMD window which didn't work. Can anyone help please.

A:Updating the BIOS on a Tecra M5 - 386 when the battery is not recogised.

If the system was able to detect the battery months ago then a BIOS update probably won't help.

How old is the battery? Maybe it needs replacing. Lithium batteries only last 2 or 3 years.

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Hi,

I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?

Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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Hi,

Since beginning 2015, I own a Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-16C.

I noticed some strange behaviour with regards to the battery life indicator. When the notebook is fully charged, the indicator shows 100% remaining. And, when I use the notebook, the percentage slowly decreases, as expected.
However, once it is somewhere around 50%, the indicator suddenly decreases and says it has only 5 or 4% left and I should plug in immediately.

Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Regards,
Oliver

A:Tecra Z40-A-16C - battery life indicator issue

The battery may need calibrating. Recharge and discharge it completely a few times.

If it still happens, the battery may need replacing. You can check the wear level using HWMonitor from cpuid.com.

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So, I just bought this new laptop with 1.8ghz, a 40gb hard drive, and 1gb ram for $120. I have installed all drivers provided by toshiba including the latest bios update. According to the online PDF user manual, when the battery is charging, it's supposed to say solid amber color, but mine flickers. It flickers very rapidly when the laptop is turned off in regular intervals. When it's turned on, it flickers about 8 times a minute, also at regular intervals. On the laptop power options, the battery always says 100%, but it won't even last one second when you unplug the laptop. My question is, is it the battery or the port receplicator on the motherboard that's out? I was told by another guy that the board was bad if it did 8 long flashes and then 2 short, but it's not doing that. I don't really trust this guy though, cuz he was one of those snakey horrible people that are just out to get your money. So, is it the battery or port receplicator?

BTW, I've already called Toshiba directly and all they tell me is to send it in to get looked at. They arn't allowed to say the answer to this question over the phone.
 

A:Toshiba Tecra 9100 battery issue

Doesn't anyone have any ideas?
 

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Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

A:Catch-22: No BIOS updated without battery, no battery life without BIOS update...

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then look for System model.....
In the meantime, please check the USB port, where the AC adapter is plugged into system, is loose. You could also wiggle the Adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS to see if the Adapter's type appears.  

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Inspirion E1505 Intel Core Duo Processor T2050
Dell Battery original---53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspirion 6400/E1505
Purchase date 8/06

This is may seem like a silly question, but I'm a real novice about computer and without asking I won't learn. My daughter's computer, listed above, will not retain a charge, she is still using the original battery. I am planning on buying a new battery. Actually I have two questions.

Question 1 Is it possible/probably that it is anything other than the battery that could be the problem. The computer works fine when plugged in. I know in a car, if the alternator isn't working the battery won't charge, changing the battery by itself, won't fix the problem. How about in a Lap top?

Questin 2 Where is the best place to buy a battery, least expensive, but quality?

Really appreciate your help. Thanks Mom
 

A:Dell Lap Top Battery Won't Recharge

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My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it

A:BIOS password issue on Tecra A9

BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.

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Hi.......
I have TECRA A3 Laptop I want to when my laptop shutdown so i do connect it laptop charger so my laptop automatic on without press power on button. now a days this feature add other companys in bios (Power option). it feature is use a veary simple when u will power wair in ur computer r laptop so u r computer automatic on without press power button.............

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Hi

I was wondering what's fixed in the new BIOS. Toshiba does not disclose any information about changes in updates (why? It's really a weird thing to do).

Does anybody know, what it does? It's the third update already, and still nothing.

A:Tecra S11 and BIOS update 2.20

Hi

It seems that such details about BIOS changes are not available on Toshiba European driver page.
I found some details about BIOS updates and improvements on Toshiba US driver page but Tecra S11 is not listed. Maybe because it was note released only in USA.

You could get in contact with a local ASP in order to get some information about changes in BIOS. Maybe the guys could provide some info? then you could share it with us?

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On my cellphone I wait til the battery is totally discharged. Should I being doing the same with my laptop, or does it not make a difference?
 

A:Solved: When do I recharge my laptops battery?

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Hellos

Let me just start off by saying that my laptop is a piece of junk, lol - I'm so frustrated with it right now. I'd love to just go out and get a new one but I'm a college student and there is no way I can afford too - so that means I have to make this computer last another year and a half for school.

One of the problems I'm having now is that my battery won't charge. I need to be able to take my computer to class and stuff and they don't all have plugs, so I need a working battery! This started about last May when the battery that I had for about 2-3 years started only holding a charge for about half an hour. I figured it was just on it's way out.

Then I had some more computer problems that resulted in a Dell guy replacing my motherboard (for reasons not related to the battery - and yes, my computer is still under warrenty). I figured, I just got a shiny new motherboard, I might as well invest in a new battery as well. So I ordered a new battery online and it worked fine when I first put it in, but now it won't charge.

I don't think it's the battery, it was new when I got it and worked fine until I needed to charge it. I also don't think it's the motherboard, since I just got that replaced.

Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be? Do you think it could be the power cord or something? I don't know! If it's something inside the computer I can get it replaced from Dell but they'r... Read more

A:Dell D600 Battery won't recharge

Remove the battery, and look at the contacts on the laptop and battery. Make sure they look clean. You can try changing the power cord but Dell might be the best source of information for what is involved with charging the battery.

I always assumed laptops had the battery charging circuit built into the motherboard, but it is possible there is a seperate circuit board for charging the battery.

Since its under warranty you might as well take advantage of it.
 

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Hello and thanks for reading.

I recently switched my Tecra M10 to Windows 7 (from XP) and it soon developed the dreaded "stuck CTRL key" issue. This causes the keyboard to behave as if the CTRL key is permanently depressed. Sometimes hitting a combination of keys, or bringing up the onscreen keyboard, temporarily solves the issue, but then it returns.

It seems to be an issue many people have, with no simple solution. I've looked at every thread about it I can find, and tried many things to do with drivers etc. without any success.

So firstly, if anyone knows a remedy that works for this particular machine, I would be very grateful to learn it!

Then, there are two things I've not yet done: update BIOS and disable pinch zoom.

I was looking at the following BIOS update:

http://www.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/drivers/details/25244

... which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.

However version 3.00 is labelled "For PTMB0* ONLY". I don't know what this means or whether it applies to me. Can anyone help? Should I install this BIOS?

For the pinch zoom, I've been told that disabling it does sometimes cure the CTRL problem -- but I can't find any pinch zoom facility on the M10. I suspect it simply doesn't have one. Is that right?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

A:Tecra M10 - Stuck CTRL key issue -- perhaps to do with BIOS?

Hi

> I was looking at the following BIOS update?. which is version 3.00 and seems to be most recent. My own version is 1.90.

There are different Tecra M10 models on the market.
Check the labels at the bottom of the unit. There you should find some numbers like for example PTMB0E-01K00LGR

The first 6 characters are important: for example PTMB0E

I assume your notebook belongs to European series.
In such case you should check the Toshiba EU driver page for possible BIOS update.
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

However, on Toshiba EU driver page you will find also the BIOS v3.0 for all European Tecra M10 units.

Anyway, back to the CTRL button issue: guess what, you should connect an external USB keyboard and should check how the CTRL button acts.
In case the USB keyboard would work properly, the CTRL button of internal keyboard is affected and you will need to replace the internal keyboard.

PS: it could be possible that the option "sticky keys" has been enabled. To disable this function, you have to press SHIFT button 5 times in the row.

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Hi,

I have my Tecra A8 PTA83E-0FJ05DJK laptop, and I want to update its BIOS, but in TOSHIBA's BIOS update webpage there are no updates for my laptop.

How do I do?

A:Cannot find BIOS Update for my Tecra A8

BIOS update for your older Tecra notebook you can find on BIOS download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp
Of course you can find it if you choose option ARCHIVE.

By the way: if there is no some problem with your machine I think you should not change anything.
Don't change well working machine.

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Are there instructions to do BIOS update for my Tecra R940/Win7Pro/64bit?
Thanks
AB-Oz

A:How to do BIOS update on Tecra R940?

On Toshiba BIOS download page you can download WIN version. That means after BIOS download you must execute it under running Windows as every other application.
By the way: is there some reason for BIOS update? Have you noticed some troubles with your machine?

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Hello,

Could you provide me an update for the BIOS of my Tecra A8-133 (PTA83E-0E403NS4) laptop ?

I have installed Windows 8 Pro but i can't access my BIOS anymore. Each time i try to press F2 i have acces to the 5 options down on my screen but when i choose one and press Enter nothing happens, it just take me on Windows 8 !

Please help me =)

edit : i run a 64-bits Windows 8

A:Need BIOS update Tecra A8-133 Win8

BIOS updates for all supported notebooks you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp

By the way, perform complete shutdown and then try to enter BIOS settings.
Check please http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm

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My Hard Disk in Tecra S11 died, and I have purchased a new SSD.
Everything work OK, but I can not update BIOS any more. Update utility show an error:

Error: Preparing to update was failed.
You have not given permission to execute the update.

What to do? Please help.

A:Tecra S11 - After HDD replacement I can't update BIOS

> Error: Preparing to update was failed.
> You have not given permission to execute the update.

Do you have Admin rights?
Sounds like the issue could be related to missing privileges which are needed to run a update.

You could enable the admin account following these steps:
Choose command prompt (the black box cmd)
In the box type net user administrator /active:yes
Then log out. Usually an additional user account should be visible ?Administrator?.

Now log in using this account and try to execute the BIOS update.

Note: in many cases the VAP (value added package) is needed to run the update BIOS.
Be sure also, that package has been unzipped correctly before running the exe file.

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Having installed WXP over the original 2000 I have lost most of the utilities.
Have downloaded the new BIOS and utilities etc, but cannot install the BIOS as it demands to be loaded via floppy disk and pressing F12.

*I dont have a floppy on this machine. How can I load this bios via CD, memory stick or any other way?*

A:BIOS update on Tecra 8200

there is a list of methods of how to install new bios [here|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?service=EU&FID=TRO0000000b07]

Hope this helps!

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I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra 9100. The current version is 1.5, and I want to update it to 1.6, so that the UJ-820 DVD-RAM will work.

I have tried to do with the windows tool within the Zip-File (error message: User does not have administrator privileges), and with bootdisk (error message: unknown chipset).

What can I do next?

A:Re: Cannot update BIOS from 1.5 to 1.6 on Tecra T 9100

Hello

You are right. On Toshiba support page there is 1.60 update available for old Tecra 9100. As I can see just one option is available ? WIN option. That means you must do it under running Windows. So the option with bootdisk cannot be done at all.

Start your Windows, download update (910078v160.exe) and extract it to the desktop. Close all running applications and execute exe file. That?s it!

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I've had a McKinley headphone amplifier for about a year or so with no problem however it's now flat and needs recharging for the first time. It says it's rechargeable but being a non-techie no idea what to do next !

Any help much appreciated thanks....

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Let it charge until the red light goes out.

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Hi, I bought a HP H7000 wireless headset. I would like to know about the recharge procedure. is it like red light will be blinking if the battery is down? and if i charge it, what will be the indication that it is fully charged? approximately how long will be needed for a full charge if i plug the charger cable in laptop and in wall plug? is there any volt specificaction for charging? I am not able to find this information anywhere. Kindly assist.

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Could you please reply to the above question. It is quite flustrating how poor indications regarding the energy left are. 1) is there any indication that the device is charging?2) is there any indication that the device is charged?3) 3 beeps during listening mean that the batter is going to end? and so on.  Thanks.

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Hi.

I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro P100, a refurbished model, which I got 2 years ago.
It has worked fine ever since I got it, but I went overseas for a month and left my laptop at home.
When I returned I found that the laptop battery won't recharge.

The battery power indicator on my desktop says 0% and it requires constant connection to the mains to work.
I've looked through the manuals, all they tell you is that a flashing orange light means low battery, but not what to do if it doesn't change.
I also looked online, but they don't help either.

What I want to know is whether there is a way to fix my battery or if I need to buy another.

Thanx

A:Satellite Pro P100 - Battery fails to recharge

Hi

It looks like battery fault.
But check the battery connection firstly.

Remove the battery and after short time connect it again.
If this will not help then you should replace the battery and should test the notebook using new battery.

Greets

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Hey , guys. I recently did a BIOS update on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows 2000. After the update, while the system appeared to be working normally (LEDs on, a little HD acivity but no windows boot), the screen won't show up. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor, but nothing happened. Is there anything I can do?

(Update) I am able to get to the bios upgrade screen by holding down F12 before pressing the power button. Is there any other way to upgrade the BIOS besides using a floppy drive?
 

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100 Bios Update

yes- read the bios update guide in the guides forum.

also post in the correct forum next time (the mobile computing forum)
 

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Hi everybody,

has anybody tried to install the bios update 2.30?
It is not working for me. I've just bought an SSD and the bios does not recognize it?

Any help?

Thanks
Julian

A:Tecra M9 PTM90E - Bios update not working

Here is a How To:

+How to update the BIOS on Toshiba notebooks?+
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=60

Usually there should not be a problem with a BIOS update.
Note; the package should e unzipped and saved on the HDD. All applications and processes should be closed before performing an update.

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I updated the BIOS through Windows and my Tecra A6-EZ6311 asked to reboot, but not restarted, the LEDs light up but the screen stays black.

I downloaded the BIOS and recorded a bootable cd and started the notebook holding FUN + N keys, it speeds up the coller lights and other lights on the keyboard but nothing happens and I've done the same with pendrive but not flashing lights pendrive. I wonder if I still have a chance to save my notebook and how to proceed.

The USB ports do not flash the stick, as upload the bios in pendrive? Computer turns on but the screen stays black, if you press the keys Fun + B connects the notebook with accelerated fan and other luzez acessas on the keyboard, as if waiting for the upload the bios. But where do I upload this is not flashing lights in pendrive and writing ISO Bios in the CD drive spins the cd a few times and then nothing happens and I left for half an hour and not resolved.

Thank you very much.

A:Tecra A6-EZ6311 - Win BIOS update without success

Hi

I found your notebook on the Toshiba US support page:
http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1364534
There I could find also the compatible BIOS version.

I downloaded the BIOS package (it was exe file). But I could unzipped this package by clicking right and choosing ?unzip here?.
Within the BIOS folder I found readme.txt file. There you can find the instruction how the BIOS update work.
Also there was a notice that BIOS KeyInstallation Method, can sometimes be used to recover from the failure. If it does not, you'll need to contact Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP) in order to fix it :(

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Hey , guys. I recently did a BIOS update on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop running Windows 2000. After the update, while the system appeared to be working normally, the screen won't show up. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor, but nothing happened. Is there anything I can do?
 

A:Toshiba Tecra 8100 Bios Update

Did you press [Fn] then one of the functions keys [F8] or the one with the picture or words that say CRT/LCD. I own the Tecra 8000 this is the only way it's going to switch screens from the LCD Panel to CRT. Also how did you update the BIOS through DOS right? If you lost the LCD Panel or when you reboot the Laptops and don't see the words Toshiba or is it just blank screen. Does any of th lights light up for power, HD and battery?
 

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I want to update BIOS to latest level v1.6 .
I don't have a selectabay FDD ,only a DVD drive.
Now it would take 3 DVD's to do this i presume .ie having to sequentially update the BIOS to the latest.,
v1.4 then 1.5v and lastly v1.6.

Does the board support booting of a USB Mem stick, or a USB FDD.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this.

Is there a utility that I could download and do it from windows..

My system is an 820E. Tecra series 8200.

Thanks.

A:Can I update my BIOS using a USB Mem stick on Tecra 8200

I doubt you cannot do this.

Toshiba page provides a trad BIOS update which can be update only using the FDD drive.

Please check this Toshiba BIOS update ?How to? document:
[How do I update the BIOS on my Toshiba Notebook and where can I get the latest BIOS for my machine?|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07]


Regards

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Recently been given an M10-10I to reinstall the OS. WinXP wont install at all so am trying to update the BIOS as it seems quite old (V1.5). Latest (and only available) version for this machine appears to be V3.0. Download and attempt to run the file "P0065V300" and get the message:

TOSHIBA BIOS Package Ver.3.3.0
This computer is not supported

What can I do? Its supposed to be for this model!

Also would prefer a boot disk version but hey I can use a Windows version assuming it will run on Win7.

A:Tecra M10 - BIOS update says "This computer is not supported"

Hi

Tecra M10-10I belongs to the PTMB1E series and according to the Toshiba EU driver page, the BIOS v3.00-WIN is the latest BIOS version which is available for this model.

The BIOS update requires some additional Toshiba tools like VAP (value added package for Win 7)

If this driver isn?t installed, the BIOS update would not work.

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Hi there

I have upgraded the BIOS of my Toshiba Tecra M11-107 and everything works fine except one thing. It doens?t appear the TOSHIBA logo from the BIOS anymore. I just can enter the BIOS pressing power+F2 but I would like to enter like before the upgrade pressing just F2.

Searching in the web I found that it is like a fast boot mode but this option doesn?t appear in my BIOS. I haven?t changed anything, it is like it has changed to the fast boot mode with te upgrade.

Moreover I have upgraded the BIOS because I bought 2 RAM modules of 4 GB Kingston DDR3 CL9 1333 Mhz that doesn?t work fine, with then my laptot just restart windows 10 again and again. I thought that upgrading the BIOS they could work but it happens the same. Do you Know if it can be a problem of the new RAM frequency? I think that the chipset just support 1066 MHz. Can you recommend me a RAM compatible with the lapton?

This are the modules I have tried https://tiendas.mediamarkt.es/p/memo...--srx8-1202896

Thaks a lot

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Hello,

I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra R10J. The current version is 1.4, and I want to update it to 3.0, so i have downloaded from Toshiba web site the correct file named "P006Cv300.exe" released from 11/04/2009. This is a BIOS update ONLINE into a real session of Windows 7. Simply, right click the compress exe, click run as admin and that's all but ......... for me it said :
*"[Error] The starting of service was aborted. User does not have administrator privileges"*

see below :
http://perso.orange.fr/100mo/bioserror.jpg

I've tried it with :
- closed AV, Firewall, etc ...
- disable UAC
- Run as administrator
- Tried with an another admin account
- Safe mode (bios update does not support safe mode)
- direct local administrator session

No change. Still the message "User does not have administrator privileges".
Need help please, found nothing on Google (similar Bios problem but not solved !!!!!)

Thank you

A:Update BIOS Failed on Tecra R10 with Windows7

Did you install Win7 yourself?

I believe you need to install the Toshiba Value Added Package, so the BIOS file can read the system details properly.


ps. Did you install 32bit or 64bit?

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Firstly, just to say that this is a great little device but I like many have experienced teething problems during battery recharge.

My bios is is greater than v5, ie v5.2 now.
My experience in Nov 2015 was of battery number two not charging. It seemed to be something to do with the tablet connection, as on a few occasions just unclipping and reclipping seemed to then allow battery two to charge.

At this stage I will say that I primarily use the device like a mini laptop, rarely as a tablet, so am not generally clipping and unclipping the tablet all the time. For a while after it kept charging ok, no unclipping etc, all was well. Then I fitted a leather case, having to unclip the tablet to do so.

This triggered the battery numbr two no charge again. However after several unclips and reclips, plus a power off button sequence (as many have said before) my loveable Toshiba seemed fine at recharching both batteries again. Just a few days ago, though it went back into no charge of battery two mode. I wondered if the leather case was causing a slight uncoupling of the tablet to keyboard body and so removed the leather case, and unclipped and reclipped tablet and keyboard once again, this did not sovle the charging problem.

However closing down from the side power button and restarting several times seems to have solved the problem, again, perhaps only for the moment . . . I wait to see on my next recharge.

Also I have yet to see 12-13hrs available time shown o... Read more

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Hi.Suddenly while using the notebook it shut down without a warning. I couldn't get it restarted so plugged the adapter in. It works fine then. However I do get the notification its not charging or that the powerlevel can't be displayed. When I unplug the notebook shuts down immediatly.I did the accucheck through F2 in the startscreen, it says there's no issue. I callibrated it thereafter manually, (fully charge, unplug and let the battery die, recharge to 100%). After this the notebook worked fine for about a week with the normal battery lifespan of around 5 hours. Now it has the exact same issue again. Doing the manually rebooting every week seems like a little bit of a hassle. Can anyone help me? Btw, I can't replace the accu in this notebook I believe so that's not an option.

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Hello fellas, 5 days ago i made a thread about a problem that made my y50 laptop's display not showing anything but a blank screen well, i've tried many options and w/e ppl said it didn't work or solve anything so i brought it to a laptop expert and what he found that it needs a new bios i need to install a new bios system and inject it to the laptop through the motherboard but the problem is tht i need the same bios file for the same model to get it to work, i've been searching the internet for 5 days now and i cant find anything useful but if someone of you who have the same model ''Lenovo Y50'' could provide me with the bios file i would be very very greatful. Thanks guys i hope to find a solution here as i became desperate.

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1. I have a 500 MHz processor on my 8100. I'd like to upgrade it to max capacity. My guess it's 800MHz since that's the highest the series went to.
But if it is 800 MHz, will any PIII Mobile on this frequency do? Or should I check for special parameters of the processor?

2. I don't have a floppy drive, neither means to get one. And I'm not going to ebay one just for a BIOS update. Any ideas? Will a bootable CD with the files do the trick?

3. What's the slot of the DVD-ROM and what replacement models can I use? The 8200 went as far as an 8x DVD-RW. Could I go further?

Thanks. Hopefully my post is OK like this instead of three different posts.

A:Tecra 8100 - max processor, DVD-ROM and BIOS update questions

1. Have a look at the other Tecra 8100 models to determine what CPU's are compatible.

2. I dont think a bootable CD would work, you need to follow a special procedure to update the BIOS, and it requires a floppy drive. If there is a Windows version, you should use that instead.

3. Upgrading the DVD drive can be difficult since you need to use the correct Master/Slave settings and it needs to have the same faceplate design of the original one.


Personally, I would sell the laptop and buy a faster second hand one. It may work out to be cheaper.

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Hello,

My laptop is a Tecra R10-10J PartNumber PTRB1E-00D002FR, BIOS version 1.40 13/11/2008.

I recently purchased and installed two 4GB RAM modules (8GB). Entering BIOS setup, I see 8GB detected. Windows 7 64bit also detects 8GB but only uses 3,80! MemTest and CPU-Z diagnosis are good for entire 8GB. I switched RAM modules from one slot to the other but nothing changed.If I replace one 4GB memory module by a 2GB, Windows 7 uses 5,80 which is well. Same result whichever 4GB memory module or slot I use.

I assume that issue comes from BIOS. Version 1.40 does not support Memory Mapped I/O feature.

So I followed instructions on "http://fr.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/?download_drivers_bios.jsp?" to find last good BIOS update package for Tecra R10-10J. I downloaded and executed BIOS310?.exe but received error message "This computer is not supported"?.

Is anyone can tell me how to update my BIOS or is anyone has a better idea to enable full support of 8GB RAM?

Thank's to all !


Axel Limousin

A:Tecra R10-10J: BIOS update aborted "This computer is not supported"

Hi

You should install the VAP (value added package) or if this package is already installed, you should reinstall/update this.

Disable Antivirus software and disable security things like firewall etc?

Hope you have luck...

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Hi,

I am having difficulty updating BIOS for a Toshiba Tecra A9 -11i laptop, (using latest update from the official toshiba european site); after running the bios launcher (version 3.2.8)
I get the following message ' this computer is not supported"? The current installed bios version is 1.5 , date 7/5/2007

also if i may add a couple of further issues:
the function buttons tdon't appear to be working;,,
the led light for the 'FN' key lights up when key is pressed so assume FN key works, but there's no response when pressing the ''FN' key and one of the f number keys - i installed the command module software as have been advised but this hasn't solved it.

I also having difficulty getting AHCi' mode to work in Windows XP Pro SP3; I have intel chipset 965m +ICH8M, the Intel ICH8M serial ata storage controller-2828 shows in device manager- the matrix storage manager won't run so i copied the file iastor.sys from the matrix manager folder into C:/Windows/Driver/system32 and edited the registry as read elsewhere on the forum but have had no joy.

any advice would be greatly appreciated,many thanks.

A:Tecra A9-11i: Bios update problem and AHCI not working

> I am having difficulty updating BIOS for a Toshiba Tecra A9 -11i laptop, (using latest update from the official toshiba european site); after running the bios launcher (version 3.2.8)
I get the following message ' this computer is not supported"? The current installed bios version is 1.5 , date 7/5/2007

This error message appears if you want to update a BIOS which is not compatible with your notebook model.
Toshiba European driver page provides the 2.10Win BIOS for this notebook model.
So you used definitely wrong BIOS.

> there's no response when pressing the ''FN' key and one of the f number keys
Common modules controls the FN buttons.
So the issue should be solved installing Common Modules v 6.06.00, Utilities 4.30.15
Note; You have to press FN + 1, 2, 3 etc? DON?T press FN + F1 etc?.

> I also having difficulty getting AHCi' mode to work in Windows XP Pro SP3; I have intel chipset 965m +ICH8M, the Intel ICH8M serial ata storage controller-2828 shows in device manager- the matrix storage manager won't run so i copied the file iastor.sys from the matrix manager folder into C:/Windows/Driver/system32 and edited the registry as read elsewhere on the forum but have had no joy.

Firstly be sure that AHCI is enabled in BIOS!!!
Furthermore the Intel Storage Manager controls the AHCI so you should slipstream the AHCI driver to the Win XP CD as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm
or here
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de... Read more

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I searched in this forum for a solution to update the BIOS without a floppy drive. The only one i found was this thread [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=66966&tstart=0] , but there is no .iso file for the tecra 8000 series.
is there any solution to get the new bios installed on my tecra 8000 without any floppy drive ?

A:BIOS Update for Tecra 8000 without Floppy Disk

I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp and TRAD BIOS version is offered. This old Tecra is maybe 10 years old and at this time Toshiba has offered traditional BIOS update only.

Win versions are offered later with newer Tecra 9000/9100.
Sorry.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you need BIOS update?

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When i'm trying to install the bios update 12/09/12,3.90-WIN(EC_KBC1.60) i receive the following message: this computer is not supported.
Bios update I've downloaded from the Toshiba Bios update section for Tecra R840-PT429E ,windows7-64Bit.

A:Tecra R840-PT429E - Bios update message: this computer is not supported

Hi

Is the a reason to update the BIOS or do you want to update the BIOS just because new BIOS is available?
Do you have an serious issues with the notebook?

I did not update the BIOS even if new BIOS is available for my notebook because I?ve got no issues.

However, the BIOS requires the VAP (value added package).
This package can be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page?
If there is some problem with VAP, the BIOS update would not start.

So reinstall this VAP to check if this helps?

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I have old Tecra R10-10W

Aftert long time in the cabinet, it say CMOS battery error and after charging can I not startup on the old system (bios) password.

How to reset the bios password and is also required replacement cmos battery and I can do it myself?

Thank...

A:Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

you can change cmos battery your self np,for bios pasword use google,i havet a hp mini with same problem and foundet a program that have reset with the help off error code when inserted wrong password 3 times in the row,then i used error code in the program and got password,restarted hp and inserted password now is working bp.Do i have also a old tecra and have difrend problem with it,evrithing sims to be in order but laptop wont start in first tray,after several restarsts shovs startup screen,then runing bp,if restarted again same story,needs several restarts and then is runing again,trayed with outside monitor same thing,any ideas?
here is the link for your problem and sulution: http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html

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I've tried many times to install the latest critical BIOS update, using Lenovo System Update, and every time it attempts to, it fails after telling me in a popup that I need to turn the system off and make sure I have a fully charged battery. I rarely rely on battery power and use AC primarily, and I used Power Manager twice to do a full reset, just in case. I can't believe I would need to buy a new battery in order to install it, because the battery works just fine. I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit), and exhausted every other update or option, unless there's something else I'm not aware of. Is it just the software toying with me?

A:[T530] Battery error message won't allow BIOS update in System Update

Hello and welcomeDo not perform the BIOS update from within the TVSU. It's much safer to use CD/DVD and ISO image from the T530 support page.

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AFAIK, the purpose of the BIOS battery backup is to provide power to the BIOS chip for storing the BIOS setting when the computer is shutdown. It seems that on my machine, it no longer functioning as it should.

Starting up the desktop stops at the BIOS screen that asks for running setup or take the default values for the BIOS settings. Selecting the default values does boot Windows, but it also detected lot of changes and my drives, including the SSD, show up now as IDE/ATAPI interfaces. Windows did ask for reboot that didn't take place as of yet and everything seems to be working just fine.

The question is, will the unintentional change from AHCI to IDE have any issues when the system is rebooted? If the machine will boot just fine, can the BIOS settings changed back to AHCI? I seem to recall that there might be an issue with Windows when changing the hardware control type in the BIOS.
TIA...

A:BIOS battery backup issue...

It sounds as if the battery is dead.
It's not going to save any settings properly in that state, you should try swapping out the battery it's only 3 or 4 bucks.

I've seen this battery die on computers ranging from days to a decade old.
generally they do last several years without trouble though.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

I have been running my XPS 13 (9350) directly from AC for a couple of weeks because I removed a battery that recently became swollen. Nevertheless, I wanted to update the BIOS (1.4.18) but it is not allowing me since the battery no longer exists. The following message pops up...
"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.
Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit"
Clicking OK simply just re-pops the dialog.
Does anyone know of a workaround?

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Hi
I want to update my BIOS
But it says that power supply AND battery must be plugged.
My battery died long time ago. So I had to pull it out, otherwise the laptop did not start.

What can I do to update the BIOS anyway?
How long will the update take? I know there is a risk if suddenly there is a power outage, which happens quite often. But if it just takes a couple of minutes, I might take the risk.
Thanks
Inspiron 3437

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I updated my laptop bios and since then my laptop continuosly reboot when the battery is plug. If I take the battery off the system starts and everything is fine, but when a plug in the battery, in 10 seconds the laptop switch off. I want to update my bios but I can't because I only can start the system with no battery plug in, and of course, the software stops when checks that have not battery plug in. Can someone help me, please?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3965 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 2046 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 452 GB (383 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FXP6Y
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

After doing a search for my problem, I still don't know where I should start in trying to find out what is causing the laptop to no longer recharge while in use. I normally use the laptop plugged in, so I may have contributed to this by not having the settings correct. While looking around, I did find the box that says the battery is OK, with a big check. If I am going to need to remove the battery, please include detailed instruction because I have never opened anything in the case. Also, I have seen reference to the BIOS and I will need detailed instruction if I have to check that. Thanks for your help!
 

A:Dell Laptop, battery won't recharge unless laptop shut down

You appear to have a 2013 - 2014 era Dell laptop.
What is the model name and model number and 7-character service tag number on it?

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