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Toshiba Tecra 8000Toshiba Tecra 8000 - PII 266 MHz - 13.3″ - 64 MB Ram - 6.4 GB HDD

Gray, Microsoft Windows 95, 6.2 lbs, Lithium ion battery 4.5 hour(s), 12.2″ x 10″ x 1.7″

Toshiba has created the ultimate forward-thinking machine, the Tecra 8000 series, designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users and to support many tasks, from mid-range processing to the most intensive top-end applications. The Tecra 8000 portables are also built to accommodate major new technology developments as they become available, so you are never forced to move to a different platform. Key components such as hard drives and RAM are easily removable and upgradeable to protect your i... Read more
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WEHooper 10:35pm on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 
I chose this item as a second hand notebook as I saw the prices new machiness were fetching. Value for money, Light Old Model I purchased a used Toshiba Tecra 8000 in a PC magazine about four years ago, and to this day, it continues to work great. It cost about $400.

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External diskette drive port cover
The SelectBay eject lock prevents SelectBay modules from falling out of the SelectBay. The SelectBay ejection bar ejects the SelectBay module from the computer. The SelectBay of the Tecra 8000 Series can contain one of several interchangeable devices, offering exceptional system flexibility. For more information on SelectBay modules, see Swapping SelectBay modules on page 37. The PC Card ejection tabs allow easy removal of PC Cards. The PC Card slots allow you to use Type I, Type II or Type III PC Cards.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you ordered the CD-ROM option, your computer came with an internal modem and an RJ-11 modem jack. If you ordered the DVD-ROM option, your computer did not come with a modem, but comes with an audio/video cable port.
The external diskette drive cover protects the external drive port. To connect an external drive, fold back the cover to expose the port.
To Begin Keyboard and display features
The RJ-11 modem jack lets you connect the computers internal modem directly to a conventional telephone line. (Only on models with an internal modem.)


Battery module SelectBay module Secondary SelectBay lock

HDD lock Memory module

PC Card lock
The battery module enables the Tecra 8000 Series to be used when a standard wall socket is not available. For further information about using the battery, see Power Management on page 85.
Keyboard and display features
To view the front of the computer with the display panel open: 3 Locate the display latch on the front of the computer. Press the display latch and lift the display panel. Adjust the display panel to a comfortable viewing angle.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the display panel, be careful when opening and closing it. Never force the panel beyond the point where it moves easily, and never use it to lift the computer.
Front with the display panel open

Screen Microphone

Keyboard indicator panel
AccuPoint Speaker AccuPoint buttons Speaker System indicator panel SelectBay (with module installed)
The computers screen is a liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides clear, sharp images. The built-in microphone lets you record sounds and speak through the telephone modem. The lights on the keyboard indicator panel provide information about various keyboard functions. See Keyboard indicator panel on page 14 for a description of the panel lights. The AccuPointpointing device combines the function of a mouse with the convenience of never having to remove your hands from the keyboard. The speakers let you hear stereo audio played from a CD or DVD in addition to the system alarms and sounds associated with your software.
The AccuPoint buttons work with the AccuPoint. The larger (primary) button acts as the left button on a mouse. The smaller (secondary) button acts as the right mouse button. The SelectBay allows you to use one of six possible SelectBay modules. For further information, see Swapping SelectBay modules on page 37. The system indicator panel is made up of several status lights that provide information about various system functions. See System indicator panel on page 13 for a description of each of the panel lights.

Preparing the battery

Before you can use the battery to power the computer, you must charge it. Just plug the computer into a live power outlet using the AC adapter and power cable. The AC adapter connects to the DC IN socket on the back of the computer. To charge the battery completely, leave the computer plugged in for two and a half hours with the computers power turned off or three and a quarter hours with the power on.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Once the battery is charged for the first time, dont leave the computer plugged in and turned off for more than a few hours at a time.

Turning on the computer

The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it. To turn on the computer: Make sure your AC adapter and all the external devices (if applicable) are properly connected and ready. If there is a diskette drive connected, check that it is empty.
To Begin Turning on the computer
Locate the power light on the system indicator panel. Slide the power button cover on the left side of the computer toward the front of the computer, revealing the power button.
Opening the power button cover 4 Press and hold the power button inabout one seconduntil the power light turns on (green).
Turning on the power The preinstalled operating system will load automatically.
CAUTION: When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely.
To Begin When and how to turn off the computer

The operating system

Your computer came with one of three operating systems preinstalled:
Microsoft Windows 95 Microsoft Windows 98 Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
The appropriate Microsoft operating system documentation came with your Toshiba computer.
Registering your computer
Sending in your product registration card lets Toshiba keep you up to date with information about new products and upgrades. Registering your computer also extends your Toshiba warranty worldwide at no charge to you. See the registration card and warranty information for details about the warranty options available from Toshiba.
HINT: After you turn on the computer for the first time, it may give you the option to register online. To register online, double-click the icon provided and follow the instructions.(Online registration is not available in Windows NT).
When and how to turn off the computer
Its a good idea to turn off your computer when youre not using it for a while. There are, however, several things to keep in mind when you turn off the power.
In Windows 95, use either the Shut Down or the Suspend command to turn off the computer. Part I: Getting to Know Your Computer
In Windows 98, use either Shut Down or Standby command to turn off the computer. In Windows NT, use the Shut Down command. If you plan to leave the computer off for more than eight hours, use the Shut Down command.

Using an external keyboard
If you prefer to use a standard desktop keyboard, you can attach one to your computer. The computers PS/2 mouse/keyboard port supports any PS/2-compatible keyboard.
HINT: In Windows 95 and Windows 98, you can only connect one PS/2 device at a time, unless you purchase an optional Y-cable. Connecting a Y-cable to the computers PS/2 port allows you to connect a PS/2-compatible mouse and a PS/2-compatible keyboard simultaneously. Windows 98 gives functionality to your USB port. If you have a USB mouse or keyboard, you can connect multiple external devices to one another, with one of them connected to the USB port.
Making your external keyboard emulate the Fn key
An external keyboard doesnt have the Fn key contained on the Tecra 8000 Series computers built-in keyboard. If you use the computers hot keys or have set up key combinations in Fn-esse, youll probably miss these features when using an external keyboard. Dont worry: you can use a key combination on the external keyboard to emulate the Fn key. You can set up this key combination in TSETUP, or through the Windows Control Panel Toshiba Hardware Setup option icon.
Using Your Computer in the Office Using an external mouse
In TSETUP, this option is called Ext. Keyboard Fn. To find out how to set the Fn Key Emulation option using TSETUP, see System Setup on page 153.

Using an external mouse

You may want to use a mouse instead of the computers built-in pointing device, the AccuPoint. You can use a serial mouse or a PS/2-compatible mouse. A serial mouse disables the AccuPoint. With a PS/2 mouse, you can choose to have the AccuPoint active at the same time.
Setting up a PS/2 mouse to work with the AccuPoint in Windows 95 and Windows 98
When you connect a PS/2-compatible mouse to the PS/2 mouse/ keyboard port, you may use the mouse, the AccuPoint or both.
CAUTION: When connecting any PS/2 device, Toshiba recommends turning off your computer to prevent any possible hardware damage.
To set the PS/2 mouse to work simultaneously with the AccuPoint: 3 Click Start, Settings, then point to Control Panel. Double click the Toshiba Hardware Setup icon. Select the Pointing Devices Tab and click Simultaneous.
TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also set this using the Pointing Devices setting in TSETUP.
Using Your Computer in the Office Using a docking solution

Using the secondary battery in the SelectBay
The optional secondary battery is shipped with an adapter that fits into the SelectBay.
Placing the battery into the adapter
You must assemble the secondary battery and the adapter before placing the battery into the cover and installing it into the SelectBay.


Battery release lever


Snapping the battery into the adapter To place the battery into the adapter: Align the contacts on the battery with the contacts on the adapter. Push down to snap the battery into the adapter.
Removing the battery from the adapter
Removing the battery from the adapter Holding the battery adapter front toward you, slide the battery release latch to your right. Holding the latch to the right, push up on the front of the battery until it pops out of the adapter.
Hardware Features Using PC Card slots

Using PC Card slots

PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)-compatible PC Cards greatly increase the capabilities of your computer. These cards pack all the performance of full-sized expansion cards into a case the size of a credit card. There are three types of PC Cards: Type I, Type II, and Type III. The difference between each type is the card size. Your computer comes with two stacked PC Card slots that let you install up to two Type I or Type II cards or one Type III card (Type III cards are much thicker). When you buy a PC Card, check the package for the type of card youre buying. In addition, your computers PC Card slots support CardBus cards, allowing you to use PC Cards that comply with these standards. This section explains how to install PC Cards and provides general tips on using them. Since each card is different, read the documentation you received with your card.

Inserting PC Cards

Before you insert your PC Card, read through the documentation that comes with the card to see if you need to do anything before you insert it.
CAUTION: Your Tecra 8000 Series computer came with all the Card and Socket Services programs you need. Even if your PC Card comes with its own version of Card and Socket Services, you should use the files provided on your computer.

Connecting the telephone cable to the RJ-11 modem jack 2 Connect the other end to the wall jack.
Connecting to a wall jack
CAUTION: The modem is designed for use with a standard analog telephone line. Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem.
Now youre ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect to an online service or the Internet (see Using the Internet on page 48).
HINT: If youre using a telephone line at home, disable Call Waiting before connecting through the modem. Call Waiting interrupts transmission.
Determining your COM port
Your modem is connected to one of the computers COM (communications) ports. The default setting is COM2.
DEFINITION: Although the terms are often used interchangeably, the serial port and COM port are two different things. The serial port is the physical port on the back of the computer. The COM port is a unique identifier the computer uses to communicate with the serial port or other serial devices.
If youre using a Windows 95 or Windows 98 communications program, such as RingCentral or HyperTerminal, it determines the COM port automatically. Skip to the following section. If you are going to install and set up a non-Windows communications program, you must tell it which COM port your modem is using. To find out which port your modem is connected to, refer to your operating system documentation or online help.
Hardware Features Using the computers telephony features
Using the computers telephony features
TECHNICAL NOTE: Windows NT does not support this feature.
Your computer comes with RingCentral, an integrated telephony application that lets you use the computers built-in modem to:
Place and receive telephone calls. Set up and use a voice mail system. Send faxes directly from your word-processing or spreadsheet program.
To start RingCentral, double-click its icon on the desktop. RingCentral opens and displays the RingCentral main window.

Im using an external display device and part of the desktop isnt visible.
If the desktop area is set to a resolution greater than 640 x 480, the external device goes into virtual display mode. This means that part of the desktop will not display on the screen. You can view the lost area by scrolling to it. Even if your desktop area is set to 640 x 480, some of the desktop will be outside of the viewing area. This is because most televisions and video projectors overscan by 15 to 20 percent. You can view the edge of the desktop by scrolling to it.

Disk drive problems

Problems with the hard disk or with a diskette drive usually show up as an inability to access the disk or as sector errors. Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them. Typical disk problems are:
You are having trouble accessing a disk, or some of the data appears to be missing.
Make sure youre identifying the drive by its correct name (A for the diskette drive or C for the hard disk). In Windows 95/Windows 98, run ScanDisk, which analyzes the directories, files and File Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any damage it finds. To run ScanDisk:
Click Start, then point to Programs. Point to Accessories, then point to System Tools. Click ScanDisk. Windows 95/Windows 98 opens the ScanDisk window. In Windows NT, run the Disk Administrator Error Checking tool to check disk volumes for errors. You can also save a copy of your disk configuration information. This information is useful in recovering boot records. To check a volume for errors:
Click Start, then point to Programs. Point to Administrative Tools, then click Disk Administrator. The Disk Administrator displays the primary partition and volumes on your disk(s).
Click the partition you want to check for errors. Click Properties or select Properties from the Tools menu. Click Tools in the Disk properties sheet. Click Check Now in the Error Checking box. The Check Disk dialog opens. Check Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Your hard disk seems very slow.

The printer doesnt print.
Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet and is turned on. Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers wont start printing when there are just two or three sheets of paper left in the tray. Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to both the computer and the printer. For Windows 95/Windows 98, make sure the Parallel Port Mode option in TSETUP is set correctly for your printer. If your printer is ECP-compatible, this option should be set to ECP. If your printer is not ECP-compatible, this option should be set to Std. BiDirect. Part I: Getting to Know Your Computer
Troubleshooting Guide DVD operating problemsWindows 95/Windows 98
For Windows NT, make sure the Parallel Port Mode option in System Setup is set correctly for your printer. If your printer is not ECP-compatible, this option should be set to Std. Bi-Direct. If your printer is ECP- or IEEE 1284-compliant, make sure you have an IEEE 1284 printer cable. Run the printers self test to check for any problem with the printer itself. Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers. You may have connected the printer while the computer was turned on. Disable Resume Mode (if appropriate), turn off the computer, and turn off the printer. Turn the printer back on, make sure its ready (on line), then turn the computer back on.
The printer doesnt print what I see on the screen.
Many programs display information on the screen differently from the way they print it. See if your program has a print preview mode. This mode lets you see your work exactly as it will print. Contact the software manufacturer for more information.
DVD operating problemsWindows 95/ Windows 98
If you experience a problem with your DVD Player, you may be able to fix the problem yourself. The following section describes some potential problems, and gives instructions for fixing them. General problems playing a DVD title may be resolved by the following steps: Ensure that the drive is properly installed. It must be inserted completely. Ensure that the DVD-ROM disk is properly inserted in the drive drawer.
Ensure that the Display properties are not True Color (24-bit). If it is set to 24-bit color, there will be a video format error. To verify your display settings:
Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click Display. Click on the Settings tab and check the Color Palette. It should be set to High Color (16-bit). If it is not set to High Color, change the settings to16-bit color and click OK.
Clean the DVD disc and try again. A dirty drive can also cause audio problems; send your drive to an authorized service provider to get it cleaned.
Verify that your computer recognizes your DVD-ROM drive. To do this: Double click the My Computer icon on the desktop. The DVD-ROM drive should appear in the list.

Disabling the password

To disable a user-level password: Click Start, then point to Programs. Point to Toshiba Utilities.
Working with supervisor-level passwords
When a supervisor-level password is set, you must enter the supervisor password to make changes using Toshiba Utilities or TSETUP.
Setting a supervisor-level password
To set a supervisor-level password, follow these steps: In Windows 95/Windows 98, click Start, then click Shut Down. Select Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode and click Yes, or OK, as appropriate. Part II: Technical Reference
Windows 95/Windows 98 shuts down the computer, then restarts it in MS-DOS mode and displays a system prompt. Type c:\dos\svpw and press Enter. The Supervisor Password program starts and asks if you want to register (set) a password. 4 Press Y. The Supervisor Password program prompts you to enter a password. 5 Type in a password and press Enter. A password can be any combination of up to ten letters and numbers. The Supervisor Password program displays an asterisk (*) for each character you type. The Supervisor Password program indicates your password is registered. 6 Restart your computer to return to Windows 95/Windows 98.
Deleting a supervisor-level password
In Windows 95/Windows 98, click Start, then click Shut Down. Select Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode and click Yes, or OK, as appropriate. Windows 95/Windows 98 shuts down the computer, then restarts it in MS-DOS mode and displays a system prompt. 3 Type c:\dos\svpw and press Enter. The Supervisor Password program starts and asks if you want to delete a password. 4 Press Y. The Supervisor Password program prompts you to enter your password. Part II: Technical Reference
Type your password and press Enter. Once again, the Supervisor Password program displays an asterisk (*) for each character you type. The Supervisor Password program indicates that no password is registered.
Restart your computer to return to Windows 95/Windows 98.
Setting a hard disk drive password
Your computer comes with a program preinstalled that lets you set two types of hard disk drive passwords, User and Master. These passwords protect your hard disk as follows:
Setting a hard disk drive User password prevents an unauthorized user from accessing your hard disk, even if it is removed and installed on another computer. This password does not encrypt data on the hard disk. Setting a hard disk drive Master password lets you bypass the hard disk drive User password and access your hard disk, in case you forget the hard disk drive User password. If you choose to set a hard disk drive Master password, you must set it before you set a hard disk drive User password.
HINT: The hard disk drive shipped with your computer may not support the Master password feature. When you attempt to set Master password protection, your computer will alert you that this feature is not supported by your drive. If this happens and you want to establish a Master password for your hard disk, contact your network administrator for instructions.

Electronic Guide

Optional accessories and devices
This section lists the options available for the computer.

SelectBay modules

CD-ROM drive module 5.25-inch 24X (maximum) speed (2394 Kbps average transfer speed), MPC-compliant, photo-CD capable CD-ROM drive module lets you play music from CDs (compact discs) and run programs from CD-ROMs 5.25-inch DVD-ROM drive allows you to play both Digital Versatile Discs and standard CDs and CDROMs (Not available with Windows NT) Note: The DVD-ROM drive requires the use of an internal MPEG module, which replaces the K56flex modem. Hard disk drive module 2.5-inch drive provides non-volatile storage for 4.0 billion bytes (3.8 GB)-or2.5-inch drive provides non-volatile storage for 6.4 billion bytes (5.96 GB)-or2.5-inch drive provides non-volatile storage for 8.1 billion bytes-or2.5-inch drive provides non-volatile storage for 10 billion bytes-or2.5-inch drive provides non-volatile storage for 14.1 billion bytes Accommodates both 1.44 MB, high density (2HD) and 720 KB, double-density (2DD) diskettes A 3.5-inch drive module and an external diskette drive case ships with the computer Battery module Rechargeable 3.6V x 1200mAH Li-Ion battery module

DVD-ROM drive module

Weight Saver Insert Module
Honeycombed plastic piece designed to reinforce your SelectBay when no other module is in it. This is especially useful if you want to travel light.

Power devices

Battery charger Noteworthy automobile power adapter Additional battery packs Charges extra battery packs Lets you power the computer and charge the main battery from the cigarette lighter of your car Use as spare or replacement packs to extend the time you can operate the computer away from a live wall outlet

Memory modules

32 MB 64 MB 128 MB The memory module expands the computers memory by an additional 32 MB The memory module expands the computers memory by an additional 64 MB The memory module expands the computers memory by an additional 128 MB

Expansion capability

NoteDock II Enhanced Port Replicator Optional docking station that provides access to the following: two Type III PC Card slots, serial port, parallel port, video port, PS/2 mouse port, PS/2 keyboard port, microphone jack, speaker/headphone jack, audio line-in jack, audio line-out jack, MIDI/ joystick port, DC IN and security lock slot

Desk Station V Plus

Optional docking station that provides access to the following: built-in SCSI-II port, internal IDE connector, two Type III PC Card slots, slots for ISA or PCI expansion cards, drive bay for an extra half-height 5.25inch drive, SelectBay for diskette drive, CD-ROM drive module or hard drive module, headphone jack, microphone jack, PS/2 mouse port, PS/2 keyboard port, audio line-in jack, audio line-out jack, serial port, video port, parallel port, MIDI/joystick port, AC in and security lock slot The Network Dock Port Replicator with built-in 10/100 Base T Ethernet provides the ports available on the computer in addition to a LAN jack, two USB ports, serial port, parallel port, separate PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports, a line-in jack, a line-out jack, headphone jack, microphone jack and MIDI/Joystick port

board: Short for printed circuit board. A thin card containing chips and other electronic components connected by metallic lines etched into the surface. Most of the basic components of a computer, such as the BIOS and memory are contained on one board, called the motherboard. A computer usually contains additional boards that provide specific functions beyond those of the motherboard. boot: To start the computer. There are two types of boot. Turning on the power with Resume Mode off is called a cold boot. Restarting the computer by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del or the restart button is called a warm boot. The term boot originates from bootstrap program (as in pulling itself up by its bootstraps), a program that loads and initializes the operating system. Boot Mode: The standard operating mode for most computers. In Boot Mode, you must always save your work and exit the application before you turn off the computer. When you turn on the computer again, the computer performs its entire startup procedure, and you have to restart your applications before you can continue working. boot priority (startup sequence): The order in which the computer accesses its disk drives to locate the startup files. Under the default startup sequence, the computer looks for the startup files in the floppy disk drive before checking the hard disk. briefcase: A Windows 95 and NT feature that allows you to update multiple versions of a file located on different computers. buffer: An area of memory where information is held until it can be processed. Buffers are frequently used to compensate for the fact that some parts of the system are faster than others. For example, the computer sends information to a printer many times faster than even the fastest printer can handle it. A print buffer stores printer information, enabling the computer to continue with other tasks. As the printer prints a page, it looks in the buffer to see what to do next. bus: An electrical circuit that connects the microprocessor with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk drives and ports. It is the highway along which data flows from one device to another. See also local bus.
bus speed: The speed at which the central processing unit (CPU) communicates with the other elements of the computer. For example, the speed at which data moves between the CPU and the serial ports. byte: A sequence of eight bits. A byte is the smallest addressable unit of data. Each byte represents an integer up to 255 in decimal (11111111 in binary, or FF in hexadecimal), or a character (such as a letter, numeral, or other symbol). See also binary, bit, gigabyte, hexadecimal, kilobyte, megabyte.

gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes (1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes). See also byte. graphics: Information presented as drawings, pictures or other images, such as charts or graphs. ground: A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, and is the point of reference for voltages in the circuit.
half duplex: A type of data transmission in which data flows between two devices in one direction at a time. See also full duplex. handles: Eight small boxes that appear around a graphical object when you select it. You can use the handles to change the size and shape of the object. Dragging the middle handle on one side of an object stretches or shrinks the object in that direction, changing its shape as well as its size. Dragging a corner handle makes the object larger or smaller while preserving its shape. handshake: The series of signals between a computer and a peripheral device (such as a modem) that sets the parameters required for exchanging data. hard disk: A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that can be magnetically coded with data. Hard disks hold much more information than removable disks and are used for long-term storage of programs and data. Hard disks are usually not userremovable. By default, the hard disk is referred to as drive C. hardware: The physical, electronic and mechanical components of a computer system, including devices such as a screen, disk drive, printer, pointing device and processor. hexadecimal: The base-16 numbering system used by programmers to represent binary numbers. Digits above 9 are represented by letters (the 15 digits are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E and F). Two hexadecimal digits are equivalent to the eight bits in a byte. For example, F1 in hexadecimal is equivalent to 11110001 in binary. See also binary, decimal. high-density disk: A 3.5-inch disk that holds 1.44 MB of data. high memory area: The first 64 KB of extended memory. hot key: 1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the Fn key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the battery save mode. 2) A key or combination of keys that activates a memory resident program. hot swapping: The ability to replace devices such as PC Cards, optional modules or USB peripherals while the computer is turned on. Hot swapping should not be attempted while the device is in use.

AC adapter 15 plugging in 9 AC power light 13 AccuPoint 12, 27 problems 111, 121 AccuPoint and PS/2 mouse 27 AccuPoint cap removing and cleaning 121 replacing 121 avoiding eyestrain 5 disposing of safely 95 expected life 94 lights main battery 13 SelectBay battery 14 power monitoring 87 power usage mode 96 power-saving option 96 prolonging life 94 safety precautions 94 storing spare packs 94 battery module 11
backup battery 86 suspending your computer 86 batteries 86 backup 86 main 86 real-time-clock (RTC) 86 battery care of 93 charging 15 conserving power 95
caps lock light 14 Card Information Structure 129 CD playing 62 problems 127 removing 62 viewing 62 CD-ROM drive 58 problems 127
charging the battery 15 CIS 129 composite video out port 8 computer batteries 86 configuring hard drive passwords 167 password 159 conflicts I/O 132 connecting external monitor 24 monitors video cable 24 PS/2-compatible mouse 27 RCA cable 23 television 22 video display 22 cord connectors 217 cover power button 16 CPU fan 7, 17 cursor control mode light 14 overlay hot key 120
DC IN socket 9 Device Manager 116 device properties 116 devices external display 21 Disk Administrator Error Checking tool 124 Disk Defragmenter 124 disk error 114 display change output settings 24 hot key 24, 122 latch 11
problems 122 video modes 227 display monitor 25 display panel, closed 6 display panel, opening 6 DMA assignments 220 docking solutions 9 DVD removing 62 DVD Player 58 assigning the drive letter 72 audio language 76 changing audio tracks 79 changing subtitles 80 chapter search 80 controls 64 default language settings 76 default video settings 73 directional controls 68 display current playback position 82 DVD video information 77 feature controls 67 first-time use 69 General tab settings 71 getting the sharpest picture 78 inserting media 73 menu language 77 operations 70 option controls 65 overview 63 playing a DVD video 78 Search button 80 setting up 69 subtitle language 76 time search 81 Transform Filter Properties 72 video quality settings 75 Video Window Mode 74 Video Window Size 74
DVD videos multiple language tracks 79 DVD-ROM drive 58
eject password 160 enablers 130 energy efficiency 85 ergonomics 4 expansion capability 9 external diskette drive 57 external display devices 21 external keyboard 26 Fn key emulation 26 problems 121 external mouse 27 external video device 25

problems AccuPoint 111, 121 calling for help 143 CD-ROM drive 127 diagnosing 109 disks and drives 123 display 122 faulty memory cards 118 forgetting your password 161 keyboard 111, 120 modem 126 PC Cards 129 power 119 power light not coming on 119 printer 133 sound system 128 starting the computer 110 tips 142 product support 143 PS/2 keyboard port 9 PS/2 mouse and AccuPoint 27 PS/2 mouse port 9 PS/2 mouse/keyboard port 9 PS/2-compatible keyboard 26 PS/2-compatible mouse 27
recharging backup batteries 87 RTC batteries 87 reduced eyestrain 4 removing HDD module 55 reset button 6 restarting the computer reset button 6 Resume Mode 90 hot key 33, 91 RTC battery 86 memory 86
screen 11, 16 seating 4 secondary button 13 security locking cable 8 password 159 setting hard drive passwords 167 SelectBay 37 battery light 14 drive light 14 modules 37 removing a module 37 selecting video cable 23 serial mouse 8, 27 serial port 8 serial printer 8 sound system problems 128 speakers 12 problems 128 specifications, computer 203 Standby command 90 starting the computer password 164 problems 110 starting where you left off 90 supervisor-level password 160 suspending the computer 90 system indicator panel 6, 13
travel international power cord connectors 217 troubleshooting hardware conflicts 115 Windows Help 114 troubleshooting tips 142 TSETUP 153 turning the computer on password 164 problems 110
Undock (Eject) password 174 Undock password 160 USB hot swapping peripherals 7 USB (Universal Serial Bus) port 7 user password 167 user-level password 159, 160
video cable 23 video modes 227 video out port 23 video settings adjusting 25 virtual display mode 123 volume control dial 6
Windows 95/98 hot swapping 7 working environment 1
technical support 143 Toshiba InTouch Center 143 Toshiba Companion Diskette 112


Technical specifications

Full description

Toshiba has created the ultimate forward-thinking machine, the Tecra 8000 series, designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users and to support many tasks, from mid-range processing to the most intensive top-end applications. The Tecra 8000 portables are also built to accommodate major new technology developments as they become available, so you are never forced to move to a different platform. Key components such as hard drives and RAM are easily removable and upgradeable to protect your investment. As your needs change over time, the Tecra 8000 will change with them, scaling up to meet evolving demands. Every Tecra 8000 model supports the latest industry-standard management functions including Desktop Management Interface (DMI), Wake-On LAN, advanced Power Management and Intel LANDesk Client Manager software. All of these are designed to ease administration and reduce support costs. All models feature Intel mobile processors optimized for 16-bit and 32-bit applications, to deliver exceptional mobile performance. The inclusion of SDRAM provides enhanced memory performance to maximize processing.

Recommended UseSmall business, corporate business
System TypeNotebook
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, stereo speakers, keyboard, display, TrackPoint
Width12.2 in
Depth10 in
Height1.7 in
Weight6.2 lbs
LocalizationEnglish / United States
ProcessorIntel Pentium II 266 MHz
Data Bus Speed66 MHz
Chipset TypeIntel 440BX
Cache Memory
TypeL2 cache - Pipeline Burst
Installed Size512 KB
Installed Size64 MB / 256 MB (max)
TechnologySDRAM - non-ECC
Form FactorSO DIMM 144-pin
Storage Controller
Floppy Drive3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - internal / external
Hard Drive6.4 GB
Optical Storage
Type1 x CD-ROM - removable plug-in module
Read Speed24x
Compliant StandardsKodak PhotoCD, CD-DA, CD-XA, CDi
Display Type13.3" TFT integrated
Max Resolution1024 x 768 ( XGA )
Widescreen DisplayNo
Color Support16-bit (64K colors)
Graphics Processor / VendorPCI - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200)
Video Memory2.5 MB SGRAM
Supported Display GraphicsVGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024)
Video Output SupportedNTSC, PAL
Audio OutputSound card
Compliant StandardsSound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16/Pro, AdLib, Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0
Audio InputMicrophone - integrated
Input Device(s)
TypeKeyboard, TrackPoint
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays1 x front accessible
Expansion Slots Total (Free)2 ( 1 ) x memory - SO DIMM 144-pin 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type III (2 x type I / II)
Interfaces1 x display / video - composite video output 1 x storage - floppy interface 1 x docking / port replicator - 240 pin docking 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm 1 x infrared - IrDA 1 x serial - RS-232C - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 1 x keyboard / mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
FeaturesSecurity lock slot (cable lock sold separately), PC Card security, administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play
Power DeviceExternal
Voltage RequiredAC 110/220 V ± 10% ( 50/60 Hz )
Compliant StandardsEPA Energy Star
TechnologyLithium ion
Installed Qty1 / 2 (max)
Capacity3.8 Ah
Run Time (Up To)4.5 hour(s)
Recharge Time2.2 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows 95
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, AOL, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Intel LANDesk Client Manager, Puma Intellisync 97
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support3 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - parts and labor - 3 years - carry-in
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature41 °F
Max Operating Temperature95 °F
Humidity Range Operating20 - 80%
Shock Tolerance10 g @ 11ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 60 g @ 11ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance0.5 g @ 5-500 Hz (operating) / 1 g @ 5-500 Hz (non-operating)
Max Altitude Operating9840 ft
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberPAT800U-7951



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