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benzaloy 12-27-2007 05:15 AM

User Manual of Toshiba Laptop
 
I am using a Toshiba laptop purchased 2nd hand.

Is it possible to obtain a copy of the user manual from the manufacturer or other source ?

The model : Satellite 4060XCDT

Reason : Curious to know the 'whys' and 'wherefores' of the machine.

In particular : Why it would NOT play DVDs and if there is a chance of making it play DVDs:confused:

Thank you,
ben

squirrelnmoose 12-27-2007 08:47 AM

You can get them from the Toshiba website.
Toshiba Support - Model Landing
Toshiba Support - PageTitle

From the specs page it looks like it only comes with a CD drive, and not a DVD drive. You could add an external DVD drive, but it may not play movies. I think the specs are pretty low for playing a movie on that machine, but you could check the minimum specs for an external drive.

benzaloy 12-27-2007 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by squirrelnmoose (Post 9182)
You can get them from the Toshiba website.
Toshiba Support - Model Landing
Toshiba Support - PageTitle

From the specs page it looks like it only comes with a CD drive, and not a DVD drive. You could add an external DVD drive, but it may not play movies. I think the specs are pretty low for playing a movie on that machine, but you could check the minimum specs for an external drive.

Thank you very much indeed. I visited the Toshiba site you provided and it was instructive.

You gave me the information within hours what I was searching for many months. Of course, I did not hear of you then.

bikerchris 02-11-2008 06:29 AM

Hello there,

For your interest I bought a £35 external DVD player the other day, works very well and included lightscribe. I primarily bought it to reduce the load of the integrated (i.e. expensive to replace) DVD player on my Tosh' laptop. Ya have to give credit to Dell for their modular systems :icon_neutral:

Cheers!

Wombat 02-11-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benzaloy (Post 9181)
I am using a Toshiba laptop purchased 2nd hand.

Is it possible to obtain a copy of the user manual from the manufacturer or other source ?

The model : Satellite 4060XCDT

Thank you,
ben

I have always found that searching the manufacturers support website is the best for finding manuals or drivers etc.. Failing that Google is your friend.

If it will not play dvd's it may be it has a cd burner in it. Replace it with a dvd burner.

This site may be of some use to you if you want spare parts for it as well...

Internal Parts And Assemblies

benzaloy 02-11-2008 11:38 PM

Manual of Toshiba Laptop
 
Thank you wombat, I found out from someone over here that said my laptop can only play CDs and NOT DVDs.
Had it confirmed by going over to Toshiba's site.
By the way, in your advice entry to me you refer to 'burner'. Is that you are meaning a 'player' of cd or dvd ?
I know it is rather a bother to explain things to a slow case like the paddington express of the 1800s.
God will indeed bless you,
ben

bikerchris 02-13-2008 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by benzaloy (Post 9755)
By the way, in your advice entry to me you refer to 'burner'. Is that you are meaning a 'player' of cd or dvd ?
I know it is rather a bother to explain things to a slow case like the paddington express of the 1800s.
God will indeed bless you,
ben

Hi Ben,

player = plays cd/dvd
burner = records data onto a cd/dvd

You can normally see if a optical drive (i.e. CD Drive) can play/burn DVD's/CD's by a stamp on the drive itself. It normally says "Compact Disc re-writer" in funky writing, or "DVD Player", or "Multi-writable DVD".

Burner is also referred to as a 'writer', i.e. a CD-writing drive will write/burn data to a CD.

I think the 1800's used to use cylinders made of ceramic or something? Music only though, no data option :sbiggrin:

benzaloy 02-13-2008 09:51 AM

Recorder Player of the 1800s
 
The inventor of numerous items, including incadescent bulb and gramaphone, Thomas Alva Edison, had a cylindrical piece.
Thank God for the Newtons, Edisons and Arthur Clarkes we are chatting: the computer geek [you] and keeg [me].
thanks, that was informative, but wonder if i would remember it for long.
we lose track of information when we do not use them often enough.
ben

bikerchris 02-14-2008 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benzaloy (Post 9758)
The inventor of numerous items, including incadescent bulb and gramaphone, Thomas Alva Edison, had a cylindrical piece.
Thank God for the Newtons, Edisons and Arthur Clarkes we are chatting: the computer geek [you] and keeg [me].
thanks, that was informative, but wonder if i would remember it for long.
we lose track of information when we do not use them often enough.
ben

Ah yes, and I believe one of Edison's cylindrical pieces were smashed by a nervous auction chap on the TV a while back.

Umm, perhaps the best way to remember is that CD/DVD's are played like your Betamax tapes and writen to like your pencil writes on paper?

benzaloy 02-14-2008 07:13 AM

Toshiba Manual
 
Thanks Mate, I enjoyed that little bit of info.


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