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Best options for retrieving old laptop data?

How do I retrieve data from very old (one is circa 1998) laptop drives? They contain a lot of interesting history from my time in Silicon Valley before the tech crash that I vowed I would one day retrieve. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Sep 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Questions about Staples' 2 yr Protection Plan

How difficult is it to get a replacement from Staples using their protection plan? There's nothing wrong with the item in question, but I'd like to sell it and if I can replace it for a new one I imagine I could get more for it. Also, is there any way to transfer the plan to a buyer since there's still over a year on it? [more inside]
posted by blunt_eastwood on Sep 19, 2011 - 16 answers

'Authorized' repair guy borked my laptop

Previous laptop issue fixed (by a certified tech!) resulted in NEW laptop issue. What now?! [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Jul 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Rattly laptop fan noise question

LaptopFilter: Toshiba x505 fan noise issue - why's it being loud and what to do about it? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Mar 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Computer repair shop in Adelaide?

What is a good computer repair shop in Adelaide? [more inside]
posted by with the singing green stars as our guide on Jan 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Be it resolved that Dell is still awful?

It's time for a new laptop. I have always had, and loved, Toshibas, and have put them out to pasture due to general age and crotchety behaviour rather than total meltdown. I was all ready to buy my new one (this guy) when I noticed this Dell with broadly similar specs, same price and a better processor. The main difference is Intel Core i3 versus i5. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Sep 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Help my girlfriend and I be closer...with tech support!

Please to be helping my girlfriend's wonky computer? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Sep 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Need a new laptop; too many choices!

Hoping to get some input on a new laptop decision – are the ones I’m honing in on good options? What might differentiate them? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

I didn't know this album was recorded in a tin can!

My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Which laptop should I buy from Costco?

Of these two laptops available at Costco, should I go for the Dell, the Toshiba, or some other one available there? [more inside]
posted by jeather on Jan 4, 2010 - 20 answers

Which of these 11.6" PC laptops should I get?

Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Nov 12, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I get my laptop to recognize that it does, in fact, have an audio output device installed?

How can I make my laptop (Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097, running Vista 32-bit Home Premium) and its Audio Output Device (Realtek High Definition Audio Driver) play nicely together again? [more inside]
posted by paleography on Sep 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me interpret an LED diagnostic sequence

Can anyone interpret this LED diagnostic sequence? [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Jul 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me fix my wife's laptop

What has caused a sudden failure of my wife's laptop? [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Mar 23, 2009 - 5 answers

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista.

I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go. Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
posted by cheero on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8)

How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8) [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

OMG! Stupid computers!

Memory replacement on my laptop is driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by HauteMama on Jan 6, 2009 - 18 answers

There are so many laptops out there!

Laptop recommendations for a ~600 USD budget [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Dec 26, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I reinstall Windows onto an old Toshiba Portege 7010CT with no external drives?

How can I reinstall Windows onto an old Toshiba Portege 7010CT with no external drives? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Dec 21, 2008 - 13 answers

I want a laptop, not a craptop.

Laptop Battel! Help me decide which manufacturer deserves my hard-earned money. I've narrowed it down to Dell vs. Toshiba vs. Lenovo. Also, RAM: 2gb or 3? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Oct 22, 2008 - 26 answers

It's So Shiny, Now If Only It Worked

My Toshiba Satellite laptop has this problem. But, there's a catch: I'm pretty computer illiterate and don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Laptop overheating

Please help me figure out how to access the heatsink on my laptop. [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on May 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

So basically this is all your fault, VISTA

What should a bone-novice know about installing extra memory in a laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Best OS for an Older Laptop?

What's the best-performing OS for a Toshiba Satellite 2595 CDS with 64 MB RAM and a Celeron 400 MHz processor? [more inside]
posted by Otis on Feb 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Life is such a drain.

My laptop battery drains even when the computer is turned off. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Dec 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me with my Toshiba

I'm thinking of buying a Toshiba laptop, specifically this one. Can you help me to decide? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Dec 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Question about Voltage and AC Adapters

Am I ruining my laptop with this AC adapter? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Nov 16, 2007 - 11 answers

A new blue screen of death?

Tech help please. I've got a Toshiba Satellite laptop and sometimes the display stops working. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jul 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs.

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs. [more inside]
posted by ootsocsid on May 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Does this laptop seem cheap?

Why is this laptop so inexpensive? If I customize this one to have the same specs it's a lot more money, but as far as I can tell it's the exact same machine. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Oct 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Not technology savvy... Help!

Anyone have experience with Toshiba vs. Dell laptops? [more inside]
posted by slim on Aug 8, 2006 - 21 answers

My laptop screen wants to escape -- What do I do?

My laptop screen is separating from the rest of the computer! It looks like one of the two hinges is hanging on for dear life, and I'm concerned -- if it gets much worse, it will be detached on that side. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Jul 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Alas, poor Laptop!

My laptop has suddenly run into problems... That is, it seems to like turning itself off with no warning whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jul 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Qosmio: worth the cash?

Is a Toshiba Qosmio Laptop F20-136 worth the money? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Nov 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Noisy toshiba fan

I've had a Toshiba 5205-S119 laptop for a little over a year now. About a month ago the system fan started to periodically make a grinding noise (or as one person on usenet described it "like running a matchstick up and down a comb"). Is there an easy way to make this stop without opening up the laptop case?
posted by cmonkey on Mar 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Can I recover this Toshiba e310 that will not finish booting?

I have a Toshiba e310, that mysteriously stopped starting up when I turned it on. It's not completely dead, it comes up with the default bootscreen and then just sits there. Windows XP detects an unknown device, and that's it. I've tried doing a hard reset, soft reset, and letting the battery drain. Is there any use for it? Does anyone know of a way to recover it? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Feb 13, 2005 - 5 answers

How do I disassemble my Toshiba Satellite 1110 laptop?

How do I disassemble my Toshiba Satellite 1110? I can't find the hidden screws or clips. (General laptop-disassembly tips and tricks also appreciated. I gotta epoxy the case back together before I start losing bits!)
posted by five fresh fish on Feb 2, 2004 - 3 answers

APM on a Toshiba

i just got a toshiba m30-s309 laptop and i'm trying to get everything working in mandrake linux 9.2, especially APM so i can get the battery indicator working. i plan to upgrade to kernel 2.6.1, but does anyone have specific advice they could offer as to how to get APM working? do i just append apm=on to lilo?
posted by callicles on Jan 28, 2004 - 7 answers

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