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toshiba_t-series_support:toshiba_t3200sxc [2020-08-15 22:05]
omolini [Questions and Answers]
toshiba_t-series_support:toshiba_t3200sxc [2020-08-15 22:24] (current)
omolini [Utilities]
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 **Q: How do I check the BIOS version? **\\ **Q: How do I check the BIOS version? **\\
-**A:** You need to open the portable computer. Remove the four screws from the bottom front of the laptop. Open the screen lid. The keyboard should now lift up starting from the front. You may need to pry the keyboard a little. Once the keyboard is off, remove two screws at the rear of the EM shield between the keyboard and the motherboard. Remove the EM shield. You will see three chips. The one at the bottom right corner is the BIOS chip. I've only seen 003C, 003E and 003F out in the wild. If you have a different ​BIOS version, ​please ​take a picture of it and send it over! If you have the capability to read the BIOS chip, I would appreciate a BIOS image. I will gladly host it on this site.+**A:** You need to open the portable computer. Remove the four screws from the bottom front of the laptop. Open the screen lid. The keyboard should now lift up starting from the front. You may need to pry the keyboard a little. Once the keyboard is off, remove two screws at the rear of the EM shield between the keyboard and the motherboard. Remove the EM shield. You will see three chips. The one at the bottom right corner is the BIOS chip. Please let me know your BIOS version, ​and/​or ​take a picture of it and send it over! I'm trying to get an understanding what BIOS versions are out there. ​If you have the capability to read the BIOS chip, I would appreciate a BIOS image. I will gladly host it on this site.
  
  
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 ==== Community Guides ==== ==== Community Guides ====
 ^ File                 ^ Size ^ Description ^ ^ File                 ^ Size ^ Description ^
-| {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​T3200SX_BIOS.PDF|Dumping and Copying Toshiba BIOS ROM}}    | 1.9 MB | **How to dump and copy your BIOS from a T3200SX** \\ Note: due to the similarities between T3200SX and T3200SXC, this guide should apply to T3200SXC as well, although this has not (yet) been verified. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to dump and/or copy a BIOS ROM chip. This manual is especially helpful if you have a BIOS that doesn'​t accept custom hard drives, and you want to replace it with a version that does work with custom hard disks. Using the steps in this manual you can replace your BIOS with a BIOS version that allows you to use any hard drive in conjunction with the BIOS version found on this site (see download for t3200sx_bios_003ch.zip). An excellent guide written by [[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]. \\ \\ **Note:** Use guide at your discretion. You will need a TL866 EEPROM programmer. Highly recommended that you buy a second [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3DHN27C1024-HG%26_osacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XHN27C1024HG-85.TRS0%26_nkw%3DHN27C1024HG-85%26_sacat%3D0|HN27C1024HG-85]] ROM chip and keep your original unmodified and in a safe place. |+| {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​T3200SX_BIOS.PDF|Dumping and Copying Toshiba BIOS ROM}}    | 1.9 MB | **How to dump and copy your BIOS from a T3200SX** \\ Note: due to the similarities between T3200SX and T3200SXC, this guide should apply to T3200SXC as well. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to dump and/or copy a BIOS ROM chip. An excellent guide written by [[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]. \\ \\ **Note:** Use guide at your discretion. You will need a TL866 EEPROM programmer. Highly recommended that you buy a second [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3DHN27C1024-HG%26_osacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XHN27C1024HG-85.TRS0%26_nkw%3DHN27C1024HG-85%26_sacat%3D0|HN27C1024HG-85]] ROM chip and keep your original unmodified and in a safe place. |
  
 ==== Operating System ==== ==== Operating System ====
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 | {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​HDDID.EXE|HDDID.EXE}} ​      | 1.6 KB  | Identifies parameters of your IDE HDD            | | {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​HDDID.EXE|HDDID.EXE}} ​      | 1.6 KB  | Identifies parameters of your IDE HDD            |
 | {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​REBOOT.ZIP|REBOOT.ZIP}} ​    | 243 B   | Performs cold boot with CTRL+ALT+DEL. ​           | | {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​REBOOT.ZIP|REBOOT.ZIP}} ​    | 243 B   | Performs cold boot with CTRL+ALT+DEL. ​           |
-| {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​ANYDRIVE.ZIP|ANYDRIVE.ZIP}} | 13 KB   | This program ​will install inside ​the primary ​hard-drive'​s master boot record (MBR) and while bootingmodifies BIOS parameters to accept custom hard-drives (assuming your BIOS version will allow this, see FAQ)\\ To install, make a bootable floppy ​and copy AnyDrive ​to it. Boot off the floppy, install AnyDrive on your HDD, then boot from the HDD per usual. The Anydrive documentation describes how to have Anydrive ​modify BIOS hard-drive settings ​and still boot from a floppy diskAssuming ​you have a custom ​hard-drive that is larger than 512MB, you can install AnyDrive by running the command **"​ANYDRIVE 0 2048 16 63"**. This will allow you to utilize the first 512 megabytes on the hard-disk. Once installed, just restart the computer. Please note that viruses may overwrite Anydrive ​from the MBR, so keep your favorite ​DOS virus scanner and Anydrive handy on a bootable ​read-only ​floppy. The reason you can only utilize 512 MB is because of the limitations in the BIOS addressing scheme. For more information,​ see the included text file. |+| {{http://​omolini.steptail.com/​files/​hardware/​toshiba_t-series/​ANYDRIVE.ZIP|ANYDRIVE.ZIP}} | 13 KB   | This program ​overrides your BIOS HDD parameters so you can utilize up to 504 MB of a hard disk. It installs within ​the hard-drive'​s master boot record (MBR). \\ Due to its very small footprint, this is recommended for Toshiba portables. To install, make a bootable floppy ​with AnyDrive, FDISK and FORMAT on it. Boot the floppy, install AnyDrive on your HDD, then boot from the HDD to activate ​Anydrive, but choose floppy boot once it prompts. Then partition with FDISK and run FORMAT to format new partitionsIf you have a hard-drive that is larger than 512 MB, you can install AnyDrive by running the command **"​ANYDRIVE 0 1023 16 63"**. This will utilize the first 512 megabytes on the disk. Please note that viruses may overwrite Anydrive ​in the MBR, so keep your favorite virus scanner and Anydrive handy on a bootable floppy. The reason you can only utilize 512 MB is because of the limitations in the BIOS CHS addressing scheme ​(1023 cyls, 16 heads, 63 sectors). For more information,​ see the included text file. |
 |                            [[Files and Resources|View more files on this support site]] ​              ||| |                            [[Files and Resources|View more files on this support site]] ​              |||
  
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 I do not have any BIOS dumps for T3200SXC. If you have a dump, I'd love to hear from you!  I do not have any BIOS dumps for T3200SXC. If you have a dump, I'd love to hear from you! 
  
-Since this computer is very similar to T3200SX, the BIOSes ​may be interchangeable. ​Please see file section for T3200SX ​for more information +This computer is very similar to T3200SX, ​however I have heard that the BIOSes ​**are not** interchangeable. ​Using a T3200SX ​bios on a T3200SXC will yield with 5 beeps on boot and no picture 
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