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Question about memory card slot on Satellite A200-1VO

Question: Question about memory card slot on Satellite A200-1VO

Satellite A200-1VO has memory slot, e.g. SD memory card slot but I cannot insert any memory cards, the fap doesnt even open.

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Answer: Question about memory card slot on Satellite A200-1VO


why can?t you insert any cards? Do they not fit in? Please give a better description about that issue. And could you please by the way explain what a "fap" is.


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how do you assign more memory to the graphics card on Satellite A200-1V0 laptop?

Answer:Question about graphics card memory on Satellite A200-1VO

Hi there,

in your case it?s not possible to change the size of graphics memory by yourself because the graphics memory in your machine is shared with the main memory, so if you upgrade the main memory then the graphics memory should increase. But this is regulated by the chipset and the user has no influence on it.


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The spec says Express Card but the product tour shows PC Card. Which is correct?


Answer:Does the Satellite Pro A200-1X2 have a PC Card slot?

According to the [Toshiba Satellite Pro A200-1X2 specification website | aShop=false#0] the notebook supports the 6-in-1 Bridge Media slot and ExpressCard slot
This is definitely correct.


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Can anyone tell me if the PSAf6A uses the same slot for PCMCIA and Express Card accessories?

Answer:Satellite A200 - question about Express Slot

It has only an Express Card slot. You cannot use PCMCIA/Cardbus cards.

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I'm french so sorry for my poor and wrong english.

I installed windows 7 32bit on my Toshiba Satellite A200 and my SD drive doesn't work.
Must I donwload I driver?


Answer:Satellite A200 - Do I need driver for SD card slot on Windows 7?

Hi Jehuty57,

Yes, you have to download and install a driver for SD card slot.

You can download it here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

If you can?t find a Windows 7 driver, you can try the Vista one. It should also work.

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I've tried to install Windows 7 rtm downloaded from MSDN. Once I've installed it, my Satellite Pro A200 works fine, but the built in SD card slot not work, nothing happens when I insert a SD card, it does not come recognized.
Someone of you can help me?

Thanks a lot.


Pls. Excuse for my English..

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - SD card slot not working on Windows 7


Have you installed a driver for SD card slot?
Ok you will not find a Windows 7 driver as yet but the most Vista drivers are also work on Windows 7.

Normally you need a driver for SD card slot so can you notice yellow exclamation marks in device manager?

What types of SD cards do you try? In the user manual you can find a list of supported SD cards.

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I want to know if *Satellite A200-1XO* has a slot extension for hard disk?

Answer:Question about hard disk slot extension on Satellite A200-1XO

My A200-09V have a slot but I don't have the connector. And if I check in the manual, the slot is available but not in all model... :(

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How do I get my multimedia digital card slot to work on my Satellite A200 1Ai notebook?
Tried inserting xD card in and it won't read it or find the driver software

Answer:Satellite A200-1Ai: How to get multimedia digital card slot to work?

Firstly: Did you installed all drivers and so on? Thats really important. If not already did then go to the toshiba driver download site and download them.

Otherwise follow these instructions:

Go into your control panel and open the Administrative Tools. After opening them, go to services and then to the "smart card" service. Start and "activate" the service to make your cardreader working.

It should help, if not give some short feedback here.


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Okay, I did something really stupid. It was late, I was in the dark, and I wasn't paying attention (obviously) so here's what happened...

I had a SanDisk 2GB Micro SD Memory Card that I was using in my cell phone.
I wanted to transfer some pics & photos from my computer to the phone, so I decided to stick it in the Express Card slot of my laptop. Simple enough, right?

....Well being the incredibly smart person that I am, I put the micro memory card in the adapter, but it was the wrong one. So my computer pretty much swallowed it whole. I can't get it back out.
Now I can't use the Express Card slot in my computer AT ALL, because the old one is still stuck in there. You can't really see it, but if you try to put another adapter in there, it won't "click". It won't go all the way because ... the old one I lost is still in there waiting to be rescued, haha.

So my question is: How do I get the memory card out of my computer??

I tried taking it apart, but I couldn't get the part of where the express card slot is, so that was no good. There's a way to do this, I know. I'm just not smart enough to figure it out on my own. Which is probably a good thing, because I might mess it up again, lol.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7416 laptop.
Any help is appreciated!



Answer:MicroSD Memory Card stuck in the Express Card slot on my Satellite A215-S7416 laptop

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I have 2 x 1GB (667mhz) RAM, but RAM works on only 533 mhz. CPUz show that RAM can work on 333 mhz (2 x 333 = 667 mhz) but it works on 2 x 266 mhz=533.... why????

can you help me please? .

thx.... respect

Answer:Question about memory frequency on Satellite A200-1GH

That normal, since your CPU is working with a FSB of 533 which does not mean that the FSB rises if you install faster modules. Why do you think, does tosh install such modules if the CPU would be capable of more FSB.
IF the CPU would be capable to run on a higher FSB then why don?t they install faster modules? Because the CPU does only run on a FSB of 533.

Here?s a site which shows the FSB of your CPU ->

Yours is the core2duo mobil "T2450".


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Can anyone tell me what the max capacity SD that can fit into the integrate slot in the Satelitte P300D 21K laptop?

is the slot compatible with High Speed SD cards too?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite P300D-21K SD Memory Slot - Max Card Capacity


As I?m not mistaken the notebook?s card reader is compatible with these cards:

SD Card 8MB-2GB
SDHC Card 4GB-16GB
xD picture card 16MB-2GB
Memory Stick 8MB-256MB
Memory Stick Pro 256MB-2GB
MultiMediaCard 8MB-2GB
miniSD (with adapter) 32MB-2GB
microSD (with adapter) 512MB-4GB
Memory Stick Pro Duo(with adapter) 256MB-4GB


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I have reinstalled windows in my Satellite A200-1CR and i need to instal memory card drivers, becouse it doesn't work. Where can i find drivers?

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR - Where can I find memory card drivers?

Hi mate,

You can get all drivers for your notebook on the Toshiba website: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Your model belongs to the PSAE0E series.

Do you find them?

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Hello all,

The Satellite A200-19K is come with 1024MB System Memory. Is that 2 of the 512MB Memory cards or just 1 of 1024MB Memory card in the laptop system?? I would like to add another one 1024MB RAM, is that more slot be available?

The second question is about the NVIDIA graphic card. The Product Specifications mention the Graphics adaptor like below ....

manufacturer : NVIDIA®
type : NVIDIA® GeForce??? Go 7300 supporting TurboCache??? technology
memory : 64 MB dedicated VRAM (up to 335 MB total available graphics memory using TurboCache??? technology with 2 GB system memory)
memory type : DDR Video RAM (resp. DDR Video RAM and DDR system memory combined)
connected bus : 16x PCI Express

My question is, after upgrade from 1024MB to 2048MB System Memory, is that the NVIDIA GeForce will automatic upgrade from 64MB to 256MB for the graphic memory??


Answer:Satellite A200-19K : RAM and Graphic Card Memory upgrade

> Is that 2 of the 512MB Memory cards or just 1 of 1024MB Memory card in the laptop system
I think the notebook was delivered with one 1GB memory module and the second bank should be free.

Now something about the graphic card.
Well, the GeForce Go 7300 graphic card supports own 256MB graphic memory (not shared memory!!!)
But it supports additionally a dedicated memory.
This memory amount is variable and depends on the available main memory.

I think everything runs automatically and you will not need to change any settings to assign this dedicated memory after main memory upgrade

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I really need some help with how to remove my Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot.

The laptop has read the stick fine and I can see all the files in it however I can't seem to get it out. I've tried to push it in a bit to make it pop out but this doesn't work and it's also quite far in so I can't pull it out.

Anyone have any ideas?


Answer:Satellite A100 - How to remove Memory Stick Pro DUO from the card slot


In my knowledge there is no additional help for Memory Stick Pro DUO removing like on the PCMCIA slot.
You should try to pull it out. If you don?t manage to pull it out with you fingers you could use a pair of tweezers.
But be careful.

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Hi there,

I need some help.

I recently upgraded my P100-MA6 to Vista Home Premium 64-bit and everything is running perfect and I have located software, drivers, and such for every component except the built-in SD memory card slot!
It will not work at all and I can't seem to find a driver or controller that I need for it to run/recognize my SD cards.

Can anyone point me to the proper driver for this component to run under Vista 64-bit O/S?

Is there one?
If not, can someone let me know that this is an issue that has no solution?

I know it seems odd, its the last thing I need to do for a completely perfect upgrade!

Specs on the laptop are:

Intel Core2 T7200 2.0ghz, 4GB pc-5400 OCZ ram, 200GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 gpu, Vista 64-bit O/S,

If you need any other specs just ask!

Thank you in advance to whoever reads this and may be able to assist me!



Answer:Re: Satellite P100-MA6 - Need driver for SD Memory Card Slot using Vista 64

Go into Device Manager and look in the Properties of the Unknown Device, click on the "Details" Tab, and look at the Hardware ID's.

Then use this website to identify the device and locate the drivers:

You may need to use drivers found in google if you cant find the Vista64 driver from other Toshiba models.

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Hi there,

I have bought 2x2GB memory cards to insert into the RAM slots in my Satellite A200.

However I can't remove the old cards because one of the plastic latches that releases the card bay is broken off.

Doesn't anyone know how to activate the spring to get the cards out despite a missing latch?



Answer:Satellite A200 - memory expansion card latch is broken

managed to move a metal clip without zapping anything and the modules are working fine.

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My computer have a Multiple digital media card on the foront side of my computer. On the left side I have PC card slot and Ekspress card slot. I know how to use the media and pc card slot. bBut I have a problem with my Ekpress card slot because I dont know how to open the slot...

I hope you will help me..

Answer:Satellite M40-237: Question about Express card slot


Like you have suggested on the left side of the notebook you can find a PC card slot. This slot can accommodate on PC card (Type II 16 and 32 bit)
Above this slot you will find express card slot which allows you to install as additional express card.
To install an express card please
1. insert the express card,
2. press gently a firm connection,
3. check the configuration in the HW setup window to make sure it is appropriate for you card.

This description you will find also in the user manual - chapter 8
Check it.

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Hello, I would like to ask something about Satellite A200-14D (PSAECE-004006G3).

At the specifications it says that it has a:
Type : NVIDIA GeForce??? Go 7300 supporting TurboCache technology
memory amount : 256 MB dedicated VRAM (up to 527 MB total available graphics memory using TurboCache??? technology with 2 GB system memory)
memory type : DDR Video RAM (resp. DDR Video RAM and DDR system memory combined)

I would like to ask what is the core and memory speed of this video card, and isn't a bad thing that it has only DDR ram??

Also, there is another notebook, with VIDIA® GeForce® Go 7300 with 256 MB of TurboCache??? technology (64 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM and 192 MB of shared system Memorie).

WHICH IS BETTER? or should i look further for a better one?
I would like to buy a laptop and you would help me a lot in choosing. Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A200-14D (PSAECE): What is the core & memory speed of video card

Hi there,

I would say the first one is better, you have more videoram available and it could be much more expanded then the second one.
But if you can afford such machine, then wait a little bit, because the new generation of notebooks with the "santa rosa" platform are coming out,
which have a better chipset and better built-in graphic cards.

I cannot give you a good hint at the moment, but you can search under google for "santa rosa toshiba", then you can probably find something.


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I have a satellite A200-1GB, but the graphic card don't run, however I could get another iskaa ls 3481p, but not exactly the same, because i have a m76 with 256 mb ati radeon, and the new card is a m72 with 256 mb ati radeon from A200-2C5.

Would it be possible?

Excuse me for possible writting mistakes.

Greetings and thanks

Answer:Information about compatibilty of graphic card Satellite A200-1GB Satellite A200-2C5

Do you want to exchange the whole mainboards or just the GPU?

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I've got a problem when inserting a SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card (512 MB) with the help of Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into the card slot of my Satellite A200-1M8 (PSAE6) on Windows Vista Home Premium.
The device understands the inserting of the card (Windows informs it with the sound and the icon in notification area is shown).
But then My Computer window begins to blink and I can't open the disc of the card. OS always says to insert the card into the card slot when opening.

I found the next statement in the laptop's manual (Chapter 8 - Optional Devices):
Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo and the Memory Stick adaptor are not compatible with the Multiple Digital Media Card slot. :(

But before that I found this closed thread in the forum:
The guy said he was succesful and his post was marked as the correct answer!

Does anyone know the way of using MS PRO Duo in A-200 memory slots?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Using MS PRO Duo In The MDMC Slot Of Satellite A200

I don?t believe that!!
First of all the user manual said everything:
- Memory Stick *PRO Duo*
- Memory Stick *Duo*

cards or adapters are not compatible with the Multiple Digital Media Card slot.
In such case you cannot use the possibilities mentioned above!!!
Check the list given by Juan28 in the other thread.

What you can do is to use the *Memory Stick* or *Memory Stick Pro* cards.
I?m not sure but maybe the Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro adapters exists to get the Memory Stick PRO Duo or Memory Stick Duo working but to be honest I don?t think so.

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I want to know if the side slot on the sattelite A-200-10w is a PCMCIA type II slot and if not , do i get external usb adaptors for the same ?

Answer:Does Satellite A200-10W supports an PCMCIA type II slot

Hello Hari

The Satellite A200-10W does not support the PCMCIA slot.
The A200 supports only the ?Express Card? slot which is placed at the left notebook side.

> do I get external USB adaptors for the same (PCMCIA)

Don?t think so. I didn?t see any USB sticks which would provide any PCMCIA interface.

But I rally don?t know why you want to use a PCMCIA cards if the Express card slot is available.
Use the cards designed for Express card slot ;)

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I recently upgraded my A200 PSAE4E-00T004EN to Windows 7 and since then the 6-in-1 Bridge Media slot simply does not exist on the machine. Any/all suggestions on how to 'reinstall' this slot gratefully received. Cheers

Answer:Satellite A200 PSAE4E - Win 7 support for 6-in-1 Bridge Media slot

Have you checked device manager? Is some unknown device listed there?

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I have a AMD 7870 Dual slot video card on my Asus M5A99X-Evo Motherboard. It is installed in the first 16x slot...and I also have a PCI-e 1x XF-I Titanium Sound card. The problem I am having is that one of the 1x slots is covered by the video card, and the 2nd one is open, but right smack below the Video card. My Video card is the Sapphire 7870 GHz Edition non OC.. Attached is a picture of what I am trying to explain. My other question is: Will this cause issues since one of the GPU fans is semi covered? Its it recommended? Last question: If I move this to one of the 8x slots below on my motherboard, will it cause my 16x PCI-E slot to slow down? Thanks ahead of time for any help you can provide.

Computer Specs -

Asus M5A99x-Evo Motherboard (AM3+)
AMD FX 8350 8 Core (4Ghz)
Sapphire AMD Radeon 7870 GHz Edition (2GB)
8GB DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX memory (2x 4GB)
500GB WD Black Edtion SATA HD
1TB WD Black Edtion SATA HD
Sound Blaster XF-I Titanium PCI-E 1x Sound Card
Thremaltake 750 80+ Bronze PS (Smart Series)

Answer:Question about PCI-e slot below dual slot video card

My opinion ...

Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.

The motherboard has onboard sound (Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.

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I am confused about what type of adapter should i buy for my expansion slot, on the descriptoin it says that my laptop have PCI card type II : type :express card slot.

So far what i have read is PCI card type II are different from Express card. I just need to know what my machine supports, a 54mm card or 34 mm card, 16 bit or 32 bit, i just don't know, i need to buy an adapter for esata interface to connect my NAS via esata to my laptop for greater speeds.

Can anyone enlighten me on this, please?

Answer:Re: Satellite M60-104 PCI card Slot or Express Card Slot?

Did you take a look into the user manual?
There are all the details about the M60 series.

But as far as I know the M60-104 unit supports the Cardbus 32-Bit/PC-Card 16-Bit slot.
So you could use 1x PCMCIA Type-II only and 1x ExpressCard.


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hi on begin i want sorry for my bad langue lol

i have form few days TOSHIBA SATELITE L350D-20D
i WIN with reinstaling Vista to XPsp3 after 29 hours of Blaming Microsoft for making Vista.,and mkin another and another bootUSBpendrive and mixing BIOS setings...finaly succecfull i reinstal system from DVD.. BUT !
this can sounds strange but on Vista when i was check in DxDiag my Graphisc Details i was saw 1700 MB of RAM.. same with RAM in motherboard..RAM on Motherboard was on 4GB..
now i have Xp-Windows7(what is XPSP3) but modifited!.. i was use Original Toshiba drivers from This Website. .and what i see now...
my Ram on motherboard go down t o 3.5 GB... and graphics card is on 700MB ram.. i can say WTF...
im not realy sure if tihs laptop is ABLE to have 1700MB in Graphics card.. this is if i remember good AtiRadeon 3100 ... or sometihnk..
any one have same model of Toshiba ?..i want to compare hardware details with this one what i have now on my Toshiba SATELITE L350D-20D ..

edit :
resolution what i have now and this is maximum what i can select its 1440x900 with only 60 Hz :/
on TOSHIBA Germany website i can see somethink difrente:

Grafikadapter Typ : ATI Radeon? 3100 Graphics
RAM : Bis zu 1,407 MB komplett verf?gbarer Grafikspeicher bei 3 GB Arbeitsspeicher
RAM Typ : geteilt
Interne Aufl?sung Verf?gbare interne Video Modi
Aufl?sung : 1.440 x 900
Maximale Externe Aufl?sung maximale Aufl?sung : 2.048 x 1.536
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Answer:Satellite L350D-20D - question about Graphic Card memory

hi on begin i want sorry for my bad langue lol

i have form few days TOSHIBA SATELITE L350D-20D
i WIN with reinstaling Vista to XPsp3 after 29 hours of Blaming Microsoft for making Vista.,and mkin another and another bootUSBpendrive and mixing BIOS setings...finaly succecfull i reinstal system from DVD.. BUT !
this can sounds strange but on Vista when i was check in DxDiag my Graphisc Details i was saw 1700 MB of RAM.. same with RAM in motherboard..RAM on Motherboard was on 4GB..
now i have Xp-Windows7(what is XPSP3) but modifited!.. i was use Original Toshiba drivers from This Website. .and what i see now...
my Ram on motherboard go down t o 3.5 GB... and graphics card is on 700MB ram.. i can say WTF...
im not realy sure if tihs laptop is ABLE to have 1700MB in Graphics card.. this is if i remember good AtiRadeon 3100 ... or sometihnk..
any one have same model of Toshiba ?..i want to compare hardware details with this one what i have now on my Toshiba SATELITE L350D-20D ..

edit :
resolution what i have now and this is maximum what i can select its 1440x900 with only 60 Hz :/
on TOSHIBA Germany website i can see somethink difrente:

Grafikadapter Typ : ATI Radeon? 3100 Graphics
RAM : Bis zu 1,407 MB komplett verf?gbarer Grafikspeicher bei 3 GB Arbeitsspeicher
RAM Typ : geteilt
Interne Aufl?sung Verf?gbare interne Video Modi
Aufl?sung : 1.440 x 900
Maximale Externe Aufl?sung maximale Aufl?sung : 2.048 x 1.536
maxim... Read more

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Hi, my sister has this laptop and i am upgrading it for her at the moment. 15932&DISC_MODEL=1

I have read the product description for this item and it does not make any mention of having wifi access inside.

I have a spare Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card PA3189U-1MPC and i want to give this to my sister. Is there anyway that this can be fixed inside her laptop by adding some kind of antenna, (if possible please specify the antenna type that i need)

I would prefer doing it this way that buying an external card.

Also, i have another question i have a spare 256MB card PA3127U-1M25 and i would like for my sister to use this for her upgrade but i am noticing that her laptop uses PA3086U-1M25 with 144 pin PC 133. Is there anyway at all that she could use my spare memory card. I figure that she most likely will not be able to but i just want to make sure because i would prefer not to waste my money here.

It also appears that my sister has lost her product recovery CD. Is there anyway that i can buy this from Toshiba? I do have a XP windows Pro generic CD that i could use but i would prefer to use the recovery CD that came with this model when she purchased it.

Thank you

Answer:Satellite 3000x4 – Question about WiFi card and memory moule


As far as I know this memory are compatible with your notebook.

1. 128MB Infineon/Toshiba Notebook 144p PC133 SODIMM (p/n PA3108U-1M25)
2. 256MB Toshiba Notebook 144-pin PC133 SDRAM SODIMM Memory (p/n PA3086U-1M25)
3. 512MB Kingmax/Toshiba Notebook 144pin PC133 SODIMM (p/n PA3085U-1M12)

In my opinion you should contact the service partner. They can give you some more informations about parts which are 100% compatible with your machine. Please look at, click on "Support & Download" and look for "Find an authorized service provider".

By the way you can also order the recovery CD by service partner.


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I have a small problem!
I have a Satellite A200-1CR and I want to upgrade my memory to 4 GB.
After a little search I found that my pc has 2 slots and supports memory type DDR2-667 with maximum memory 4 GB.

So, I bought two Kingstons KVR667D2S5/2G (2 GB DDR2-667) and after reading the manual, I removed the previous 512 MB and I put the new ones. I started my pc but nothing. Just a black screen!

I put back my old 512 Mb and everything was normal.
Please if you know something, help me...
I don't know if it is important, but I am using WXP and bios version 5.20.
Sorry for my English and thanks anyway!

I tried only one memory every time and everything went normal with 2 GB.
So I think, the problem is that BIOS can't recognize 4 GB.
Is there any possibility to solve this problem?

Answer:Cannot use 4 GB Memory on my Satellite A200

> So, I bought two Kingstons KVR667D2S5/2G (2 GB DDR2-667) and after reading the manual, I removed the previous 512 MB and I put the new ones. I started my pc but nothing. Just a black screen! I tried only one memory every time and everything went normal with 2 GB. So I think, the problem is that BIOS can't recognize 4 GB.
Do you mean the notebook doesn?t start anymore?

The BIOS is able to handle 4GB RAM.
In my personal opinion the both modules cannot work together. Who knows why ?:|
I think you should replace the modules.

According to this page you should use the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM

[Memory for Toshiba Satellite A200-1CR|]

Best regards

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I have and AIO A5 series.  My problem: I can insert an SD card just fine, but it will not come out without using needlenose pliers or tweezers to grab it.  I've tried pushing in until I hear a click so it will pop out, but nothing has worked.  What do I need to do? Thank you.

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Can't find propper card reader driver for my laptop. Please help to find!!!
Toshiba Satellite P200d-12z (bought in Sweden)

I tried to istall the following drivers/software from Toshiba official website:

-Flash Cards Support Utility
-Flash Media Driver
-SD Utilities

But it doesnt work anyway, cannt recognized my microSD anyway.
What should I do/install?


Answer:Satellite P200D-12z - Card Reader driver needed - SD card slot issue

Did you install a generic version of Windows? You need to install the AMD chipset driver first, so other PCI devices can install properly.

What is the size capacity of the SD Card?
Are you running XP? You may need to install Service Pack 3, or a Microsoft hotfix for SDHC support.

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I have bought a replacement memory module, which is compatible, but it does not work. I have moved the original module to slot b to test the slot. When I boot the laptop it says to move the memory module to slot A.

Why won't it boot with the module in slot B?

Is slot B faulty or can I configure it to accept a memory module?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Memory Slot B is not working of my Satellite L


Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have and which RAM module you have bought?
You must understand that on this virtual way it is not easy to say much about your issue.
Fact is that modules for upgrade must be compatible with hardware platform of your notebook.

This forum is full of different but similar reports where people have such problems.
Mostly the problem was RAM itself. Looking for cheap solution people buy some no-name product and not high quality products. The "Value" RAM Modules use a lot of cheap chips utilizing multiple banks/channels, which can cause compatibility problems with some Chipsets/CPU's.

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I have some issue with my L300-1BW. Recently I replaced my memory and upgrated to 2x2GB RAM.
As I replace my proc Celeron T1600 1,6 to Core 2 Duo T7500 2,2 my Toshi get so much boost that i was consider to upgrade RAM even more.

We could find L300-1BW specs here:

And its says: "maximum expandability : 4,096 MB"

I was wondering if it means 4GB limitation - PER SLOT? OR TOTAL?

I'm stuck, cause I typed "dmidecode -t memory" on my Mint OS and it said as follows:

"Memory Controller Information
Error Detecting Method: None
Error Correcting Capabilities:
Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
Maximum Total Memory Size: 8192 MB

Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
Error Information Handle: No Error
Number Of Devices: 2"

Is this 8GB max. is true?
Want to be 100% sure, as single module 4GB SO-DIMM DDR2 is quite expensive.

Thanks in advance for any kind of support in this matter.

Answer:Satellite L300-1BW - max. memory per slot


This notebook supports the Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset
According to Intel ARK page this chipset supports max 4GB of RAM

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How can I upgrade my laptop memory? There isn't a memory slot at the bottom of the laptop.

Answer:I can't find the memory slot to Satellite S70-B-10V

Memory slots on this notebook model are placed under the bottom cover so when RAM modules must be exchanged or upgraded bottom cover must be removed.
Please note: on some notebook models RAM upgrade is supported by notebook owners and RAM upgrade steps are described in user?s manuals document.

I your case such upgrade is not supported and RAM upgrade should be done by authorized service provider.
Generally speaking bottom cover removal is not complicated but you should not do it alone. This will cancel valid warranty.

In my opinion, before you do anything contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help. Simply pick up some info about price and compatible RAM modules.

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Hi Guys, Speccy says the following: RAMMemory slotsTotal memory slots 4Used memory slots 2Free memory slots 2As you can see it says i have room for a total of 4 memory cards, but i can only see two slots when i open it up...

Answer:Z50-70 memory slot question

grimmrace wrote:Hi Guys, Speccy says the following: RAMMemory slotsTotal memory slots 4Used memory slots 2Free memory slots 2As you can see it says i have room for a total of 4 memory cards, but i can only see two slots when i open it up...Try using another program like HWINFO32/64 although you already know that the correct number of slots is two.

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I found something like this:!.shtml

This is memory for my laptop but it is too expensive!!! Is this only way to upgrade my memory in laptop or can I use other items but based on 667 Mhz, can i use dual channel? How it can be?

Answer:Need memory modules for Satellite A200-1AE


I found this site:

The 2GB DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) costs about ?81.
You have to use the PC2-5300 but it?s no matter what manufacture it is.

Some no-names modules are not so expensive but the performance is not good.
Anyway, these modules are from Kingston and as far as I know these modules are not bad.

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Wonder if i can upgrade the memory (now 2 x 2GB in 667) with two others in 800 mhz..

Answer:Memory expansion for Satellite A200-23W


You can upgrade the RAM with 800 MHz modules but as far as I know this will not improve the speed and the RAM will ?only? run at 667 MHz.
The reason for this is that the chipset doesn?t support 800 MHz.

The Satellite A200-23W supports up to 4GB so any upgrades are not necessary.


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The spec for my Satellite Pro A200-1JV says:-

standard : 512 MB
maximum expandability : 2,048 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

2 x memory slots (1 to configure)

I have inserted two 1024 memory cards but when the machine starts it only sees one of the cards.

I assume that I need to "configure" the second memory slot, but cannot figure out how to do this.

Any help gratefully received


Answer:Satellite Pro A200-1JV Memory Expansion

As far as I know you must not configure anything. All you must do is to use compatible high quality RAM module.

Which memory module you use for RAM upgrade (manufacturer)?

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I asked toshiba service here in greece about upgrading the memory that my A200 23W has and they told me to buy a 2gb memory module (I saw than that there was no need for 2 as there was only one module on it but anyway...).

I did so and installed the new memory but since that in System information i can only see this:

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name COMSPI08-PC
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite A200
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA V2.40, 15/5/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale Greece
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name ------------------
Time Zone GTB Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4,00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3,00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2,01 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6,19 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5,12 GB
Page File Space 3,29 GB

So my question is WHY AVAILABLE PHYSICAL MEMORY IS STILL 2.01 GB? when i have installed 4GB and the system can see that only in theory.

Answer:4GB memory upgrade on Satellite A200-23W

There is nothing wrong with your system. As you already posted, windows shows your total amount of 4GB physical memory and the total physical memory of 3GB.
The part with the available memory is a windows thing and shows how much memory is left for other programs, because windows needs some of it your its own.

So, if you want to use the full amount of your 4GB you will have to use a 64bit version of Vista, because 32bit versions are limited to a maximum size of 3,29GB as your page file space already indicates.

Hope this cleared some things now.

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I'm thinking to upgrade the RAM of my laptop, but I don't know which kind of memory I should buy and which brands are compatible.

The current RAM is 2 GB and I would like to pass to a 3 or 4 GB.
On the other hand I would like to know if this laptop is compatible with Linux.


Answer:Satellite A200-1FL: RAM upgrade - What memory can I use?

Theoretically you could use the memory modules from different manufacturers.
But the memory modules must support the right specifications.

You should use the modules which are DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM.

You could update the memory up to 4GB but I think it?s not necessary to do this because the windows OS will recognize only 3GB due to the 32bit OS limitation.

Regarding you Linux question;
Fact is that Toshiba doesn?t release any drivers fro the Linux and therefore you have to search for the drivers on any other 3rd party websites. But generally I don?t see any gig troubles with the Linux installation on Toshiba notebooks.


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I???ve got a Satellite A200-1AB, Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit, which has 1GB RAM (2 memories of 512MB). Now I want to expand its RAM capacity to 2GB. If I only change one of its 512MB memories to 2GB will it work like 2.5MB or it is not possible?
Should I match two memories of 1GB each to obtain 2GB instead?
If I set up 1GB + 2GB will it work as a 3GB?
What is the RAM limitation of this notebook?

Answer:Satellite A200-1AB expansion memory


when you place a 2GB and 512MB modules together than you will have 2.5GB RAM memory installed. It works, so don?t be in doubt (the times have changed and we live now in a world with DDR memory which is more flexible than EDO-RAM or SD-RAM) the configuration works and it?s possible.
Check this link to learn more about Random Access Memory and its possibilities.

To match the modules is always a good idea since then the modules will work in the "DUAL-Channel mode" together which brings some more performance.
Here?s a link with more informations about DUAL-Channel:

Yes, the 1Gb + 2GB configuration will also work but not in DUAL-Channel mode.

The RAM limitation is 4GB but you cannot use the whole 4GB due some chipset related limitations.
Please check this link to know more about the "4GB Boundary":

Hope that I answered your questions.. :)


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i have toshiba satellite a200 1cr. i would like to expand my ram up to 2 or maybe 3 gb.

Can someone tell me what kind of ram should i buy, type, etc...?
Also i don't know if i have 1gb or 2x 512.

Have i a free slot or i will have to remove one of my 512 ram?

thank you
ps: i can't find my model any more in website of toshiba.....(model no. psae0e)

Answer:Satellite A200-1CR: I would like to expand my RAM memory to 2GB or 3GB

After a long investigation and after visiting of different websites I found the info that this notebook was equipped with 2 x 512MB DDR2 (667MHz) modules

So if you want to upgrade the RAM you can use 512 MB, 1GB or 2GB modules.

Take a look here:

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Excuse me for bad English - I'm Russian.

I want to install more memory in my laptop Satellite A200-1GH, but I do not know what to buy :(
What types and frequency of memory supported by laptop A200-1GH?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A200-1GH -What memory module should I take


You need the DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM memory modules.
Generally it?s no matter what manufacturer it is but I recommend taking the Kingston modules.

Great quality!

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Hi, I have a Satellite A200 and would like to upgrade the memory. How would I know what to look for when buying? Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 - How to upgrade the memory?


> I have a Satellite A200 and would like to upgrade the memory. How would I know what to look for when buying?

According to a 200 series product specifications:

You can upgrade up to 4gb ddr 2 (667 MHz)

Post, exact model you have

Message was edited by: Jeka-??

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Have two Satellite Pro A200 #PSAE1E-00T002EN laptops and wanted to know if I can upgrade the 2 x 1GB memory to 2 x 2GB?

Answer:Memory upgrade on Satellite Pro A200

As I understand you request, you want to upgrade the notebooks memory to 4GB.

Well, I think it?s not possible.
The Satellite Pro A200 supports max 2GB RAM (2 x 1GB) so you will be not able to use 2 x 2GB modules.

Best regards dude

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For me notebook Toshiba Satellite A200 23C. I

t does not see memory map Memory Stik Duo on 2 GB. I changed operating systems that has not helped.

All devices see this card but on my notebook is not present.

Other memory maps work. In what there can be a business.

If can, write in Russian, and in English not absolutely understand that.


Answer:Satellite A200-23C does not see the 2GB Memory Stik Duo

First of all in this forum you can post only in English language. Other languages are not tolerated.

Back to your issue;
Did you check if your notebook Satellite A200-23C supports this kind of card?

I ask it because not all cards can be used in the card reader slot!

As far as I know this notebook supports:

- SD Card 8MB-2GB
- SDHC Card 4GB
- xD picture card 16MB-2GB
- Memory Stick 8MB-256MB
- Memory Stick Pro 256MB-2GB
- MultiMediaCard 8MB-1GB
- miniSD (with SD adapter) 32MB-2GB

The Memory Stick Duo is NOT supported!

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Hi All,

I have recently purchased new ram (2 x 2GB) for my Toshiba A200-1DN and I would really appreciate it if you could give a step by step guide to installing it myself.

Also I've heard that static could be bad while doing this. Is this true? If yes, how do I ensure that I'm static free?

My system information is as follows :-
Intel Core Duo T2350 @ 1.86 Ghz 32 Bit
Running Windows Vista Home Premium
Current Ram Installed - 2 x 512 Mb (1GB)

Sorry if my questions seem silly but I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance :o)

Answer:How do I install new memory on Satellite A200-1DN?


I cannot give you a step-by-step installation instruction but I can give you a [LINK|] where pictures are telling more then thousand words. :)

Regarding the static electricity: just take the modules on the edges an avoid touching them on these little black squares (the memory chips). Otherwise there is no special advice I can give you..


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Can I use "Memory Stick Pro Duo" cards into my Satellite A200-1GB?



Answer:Satellite A200-1GB & Memory Stick Pro Duo

How about a look into the user manual?

In my user manual I found all informations which I needed.

Ok? I will do it for you because I like you :D

?After about 5 minutes?.

So I?ve got it ;)
I found it in the Chapter 8
You can use
SD -> up to 2GB
MMC -> up to 1GB
MS -> up to 128MB, 256 (128MB x 2)
MS Pro -> up to 2GB
xD -> up to 2GB

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I have read the rather thin manual, and I can;t find any info on the card slot. (other than where it lives on the laptop)

Could someone please tell me how to insert my smart media card? the slot is huge and i'm worried about losing the card inside the laptop! I'm presuming the smart media will auto run?...

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite P200-1FZ: How to insert the smart media card into the card slot

Would be nice to know what notebook model you own.
But, normally, for smaller cards, you will need an adapter which is often included, like for the memory stick pro duo.
I think it is just normal sized and you have to put in the middle of the card reader slot until you hear a click sound.

If you have not changed autorun settings, you should get a new window with the files on your card, when putting it into your notebook.

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Is there a special way to open the wireless card slot on a Satellite L30 or do i just have to use a USB wireless adapter..... because the slot is there but i cant open it and the USB one is annoying.

thanks for the help....

Answer:Satellite L30 - How to open the Wireless card slot to upgrade the Wlan card


there is no special way. Just 2 screws..
So, if you have a mini-pci wlan card, then you can open the cover, insert it and use it. But be aware from loosen more screws than needed. :)

And if you?re not able to open it, then you will have to use your annoying usb-adapter. ;)


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Is there anyone to help me? I inserted a 64 MB SD card in the card reader slot of my Toshiba A100 model. It's the first time i have inserted the card. The card is inside the slot. I can not take it out! I don't have any idea how to remove the card from the card reader slot. I can see the contents of my SD card, can open the files too. But how to remove it out from the slot. Please help me giving your idea to remove the card out from the slot.


Answer:How to remove SD Card from the Card Reader slot - Satellite A100?


In my knowledge the SD card slot doesn?t has a any additional helps like the PCMCIA slot to remove the card.
You have to remove it simply. Try to grab the card and move it out. You can try to use the pair of tweezers. Maybe it helps

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Hi, I have a question about the Expresscardslot. There is an plastic-card in to close the slot as it is not in use. This plasticcard was lost.

How can i get a new one?

Thanks for help.

Answer:Satellite A300-1lO - Need new plastic-card for the express card slot

I think there is only one way: Go to your local ASP and ask for a new one.

Here you can search: => Support & Downloads => Find an ASP

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Where is the memory card slot on the Pavilion 550-126?  The slot on the front does not look like the right size.  Is there a way to get a diagram of the front and rear functions?

Answer:550-126 where is memory card slot

Hi, Very interesting. The following link shows its specs: It has 7-in-1 multimedia card readerFigure : View of memory card readerSupports the following cards:Secure Digital? (SD)Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)SDXCMemory StickMemory Stick SelectMemory Stick PROMemory Stick MagicGateWith Front I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1and Back I/O portsFigure : Odense back I/O panelUSB 2.0: 2LAN (Ethernet)HDMI: 2USB 3.0: 2Audio: Line inAudio: Line outAudio: MicrophoneI believe it is at the front but where. What is your card ? Is it on the list above ? Regards. 

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Question: Memory Card Slot

Any idea why my memory card slot will not recognize my SDHC card. I install the card but I get nothing. Laptop is only 17 days old and this is the first time I've tried to use the memory card slot.

Answer:Memory Card Slot

Hi Eestub,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
Which is your laptop model?
Try updating with Media Card Reader Driver. Click here
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
Shashi Kumar
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Question: memory card slot

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and run Windows XP. my memory card slot recently stopped working. I used to be able to insert my memory card from my digital camera and download my pictures and now it no longer works. It doesn't even show up under My Computer under removable storage. Please help!

Answer:memory card slot

Put a card in it and:

Look in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager

Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and see if a USB mass storage device is listed.

Also look to see no yellow ? or ! are shown, indicating missing drivers.

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Hi folks,

I want to upgrade my memory, preinstalled are two 512MB bars. In the description it says the maximum is 2GB so I bought 2x 1GB, sadly I can only find one slot.. Can somebody please tell me where the other is?


Answer:Cannot find second memory slot on my Satellite M40x-112

Well, I found a information that only one slot is USER upgradeable. This means that the user can upgrade the memory only in one slot which can be found at the bottom of the unit.

I presume the second slot is hidden somewhere under the keyboard and the keyboard must be removed firstly to reach the second memory slot.
But this would cancel the warranty if you would remove the keyboard by yourself.

In my opinion you should contact tan authorized technician for this upgrade?


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Hi all

i have a toshiba a300 that i am sorting for a mate.
Its a little bit slow so I've upgraded from 1GB ram to 4GB as i am aware this is the max the system can take.

Now the system recognizes both sticks of ram, however when i go to fresh install windows 7 it wont let me.
So have used UBCD (ultimate boot cd) memory tester and the laptop shuts down.
So i tried with 1 stick of 2 GB this works in one slot but not the other.

Would i need to do a bios update or is this a motherboard issue.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - RAM works only in one memory slot


what is the model/part number on the sticker? Some CPU's/Chipsets are limited to 2GB in total.
You may be able to get a 2GB module working in the first slot but that may cause instability.

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I have a satellite 1900-303 and I ask someone to tell me please if the expansion memory slot 2 is configurable. If it is, what for? To share video memory?
I have seen on one site that is configurable, but on users manual is not mentioned that and I need to be sure before to buy another memory module.

[Edited by: admin on 08-Jan-06 19:16]

Answer:Satellite 1900-303: Is memory slot 2 configurable?


Your unit has no shared memory option and whole memory is identified as ?system memory?. Adding a new memory module is very good idea because of system performance.


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Hi, I am attempting to install 4GB of memory in a Satellite Pro L300 laptop. This type of thing I have done a thousand times before.

However, whenever I install a memory module in the second memory slot, the laptop will blue screen when loading windows. Even running memtest (via bootable cd) will result in a hang, so it's not Windows' fault.

I have the latest BIOS installed (1.50)

Each memory module will work fine in the primary slot on its own.

Using a single memory module in the secondary memory slot (even the original 1GB module) results in the Laptop failing to even start up.

Is this a known issue? Or is this simply a faulty second slot?

Many thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro L300 - Is Second Memory Slot faulty?

Maybe it is a non-compatible memory module.

Which notebook model do you have exactly (L300-xxx)?
Which additional RAM have you bought?
Have you checked compatibility?

To be honest on this forum you can find many forums where people have described the same problem after upgrade. Most of these described issues were related to usage of cheap and non-compatible RAM modules.

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I'm looking at increasing the memory from 1GB to 4GB.
However when I take the cover off I can only see 1 slot that has the current module in.
The literature states there are 2 slots and it is upgradeable to 4GB.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L300D-10Q: I can find only one memory slot


The Satellite L300D supports two memory slots for sure.
The slots are placed at the bottom of the unit. You can find it in the middle. The slots are secured with one screw. Under the plastic cover you should find the two memory slots.

Sometimes the second slot can be hidden under the first memory module

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Hello, Toshiba users!

I am the proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite L300-171 laptop, bought last year.
4 weeks ago, one of my memory slots stoped working.

This model comes with 3 GB of DDR2 667 MHz RAM. Now it only shows me 2 GB.
I swapped the modules between them (I thought that maybe the 1 GB module was not working anymore) and I got 1 GB of memory. So, both RAM modules work. It's the slot.

Do you know any reason why this could happen over night? (maybe a CMOS setting or something).

And is it true that one memory slot can only access 2 GB of memory?

To see this model's specs access this

I have the same OS as it came with: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit

Thank you very much for any answer

Answer:Satellite L300-171 - faulty memory slot

> Do you know any reason why this could happen over night? (maybe a CMOS setting or something).
Every issue happens unexpectedly?

I?ve got an oldie.. my notebook is about 8 years old.. The RAM slot died after 5 years of usage? I think the higher internal temperature could be one of the reasons why such slot could damage?

In my case the notebook crashed. I removed one RAM module from faulty slot and everything worked properly.
The old ram modules were 512MB? now I?ve got one 1GB RAM in one slot and the second is empty?

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I would like to add memory in my M60, but I don't understand how to access inside... It seems to be easy to open the backside for the hard disk, but for the memory, I unscrew and after, the "door" stay in place and dont't want to be removed...


Answer:How to open the memory slot cover on Satellite M60?


I don't have this notebook model, but maybe there is a release latch or something that has to be pushed to remove the cover plate.


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Hi all,

I have a Satellite A210-12U, Resently have had alot of BSOD's then finally PC would not boot up at all, I managed to get it working again by removing one on the sticks of RAM, I have since tried installing both sticks of RAM in various cobinations as I thought that one of the was faulty, It appears that both are working fine, But when I put any one of the in the top slot the Laptop does not boot at all, Not even the BIOs starts.

I take it this means the Memory slot has failed, My question is, Can this be replaced? As it is out of warrentee, If not are there 4GB memory sticks available as I want to upgrad anyway.

Thanks in advance


Answer:Satellite A210-12U Memory Slot Failed

It sounds like the slot is faulty, or it could just be dirty. You can clean the slots using Electrical Cleaner from an electronics store. Don't use water or other liquids because you could short the mainboard and cause damage.

I guess you could get a Service Center to resolder the memory connector, but it may be cheaper or easier to just buy another Mainboard.

I doubt that laptop can take 4GB RAM Modules, 2x 2GB may be your only option.

But remember that 32bit Operating Systems are limited to 3GB, so you would need Vista 64bit to take advantage of the whole 4GB.

ps. use Memtest (bootable CD or FD) at to test the RAM.

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My Satellite M100-221 currently has 512MB memory and i want to increase it to 2GB. Is it okay to increase memory by just adding a 1 x 2GB memory in the available expansion slot? Or i have to put a paired module (2 X 1GB)?

Answer:Satellite M100-221: Can I use 2GB memory module in one slot?


As far as I know it?s possible to upgrade the memory to max 4GB.
Therefore a one single bank should be able to handle the 2GB memory module.

So it?s your choice if you will use one 2GB module or 2 x 1GB modules.


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After a recent failed HDD format I had to reinstall XP and downloaded Tosh drivers, not having access to my original restore disk as I am working abroad.

The secondary memory slot now is not recognising any DDR's, i'm trying to upgrade to 2G, any suggestions?


Answer:Satellite P30-145 secondary memory slot not recognized


Did the second slot recognize any different memory modules???
You could definitely upgrade the memory on this notebook up to 2GB!
So a single slot must be able to recognize a 1024MB module.

I would suggest checking firstly the module compatibility because there could be either a motherboard (slot) malfunction or you trying to use not compatible module.
We have to eliminate one!

In my knowledge this notebook supports PC2700 DDR-RAM and the 1024MB (PA3313U-1M1G) module should works!

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Good day, everybody!

I am going to enlarge memory up to 2 Gb (1+1 memory modules). But the second slot for it is placed somewhere under the keyboard.
1. Exactly where?
2. Could you please help how to get to it?
I have really no wish to take to pieces the whole notebook!
May be some one has fotos how to upgrade the memory.

Lots of thanks in advance.

Answer:Upgrade of the second memory slot for Satellite M100-221

Maybe this page will help you

I must write one more thing. For RAM upgrade there is slot at the bottom side and in user?s manuals is described how it should be done. I do not know if this is good idea to remove keyboard because you can cancel the valid warranty. Maybe you should call authorized service and clarify this before you start disassembling procedure.

Good luck!

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Hello, i have an Satellite A200-1CK which has 2gb RAM and up to 256 mb shared graphics memory.

is there a way to check how much my laptop is currently using of this 256 mb and can you manually change this?

for example set the graphic memory to always using 128 mb whether the laptop needs it or not?

i already checked with google and i found some sites which say that you can change something like this in the BIOS but i cant find it there.



Answer:Shared graphic memory in a Satellite A200-1CK

Hi, usually it should be possible if the Bios of the machine supports to change the amount of used memory. Just go into the Bios and check if such option is available. If not then the video RAM is changed automatically which depends of the installed amount of RAM in your machine.

So, just check if your bios supports it to change the size of video memory and if not then you have bad luck. :/


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I have a Satellite A200 1YX with a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator on WIndows XP 32.

On the Toshiba site says ( &ACTION=PRINT_WITH_BACK& w=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=144755) that my maximum graphics memory is up to 358 with 2 GB RAM but in my DirectX says that my maximum graphics memory is 128 and I have 4 GB RAM.

How can i increase it? I have the latest drivers.

Answer:Satellite A200-1YX - What is the maximum available graphic memory?


The video RAM will be assigned automatically and you can?t change it. That means if the system needs more video RAM then it will be assigned more video RAM automatically.

But I don?t understand why you need more as 128MB video RAM. I think this is enough because the graphic chip isn?t designed for games.
There are better graphic cards on the market for games.


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I have the Toshiba Satellite Pro A200-1MI(PSAE7E) having a problem with PCI Memory Controller on my notebook.
When I go to Device Manager it shows question mark in the tab Other Devices and when I go there, it's yellow ?(question mark) and !(exlamation mark) at PCI Memory Controller. I took and downloaded all the drivers from your site:

for XP but I am not sure what type of drivers do I have to install for PCI Memory Controller, is it bios driver or something else? I just need to know what to install to overcome that problem with my Device Manager and PCI Memory Controller.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-1MI - Need driver for PCI memory controller


I think you should try the chipset driver for your notebook.
This driver package contains the driver for PCI memory controller and this should solve your problem.

Check the Toshiba website and search for your notebook.
Download the driver and install it.

Good luck


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Hi there!

I have a +*Satellite A200-1AG*+. I'm planing to upgrade the memory to 4GB. Mine uses +(2x1GB) DDR2-667Mhz+ and I've seen that 2 modules of +2GB DDR2-667Mhz+ cost the same as +2x2GB DDR2-800+. Will I benefit in any way from that upgrade? Can I damage my laptop? I've heard that my laptop will run anyway at 667MHz, but I will like to know your views on it before I purchase it.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A200-1AG - Which memory modules for upgrade?


You can buy both module types. The point is that the fastest modules (DDR2-800) always downgrade compatible to lower system speed. This would mean that the modules will run at 667MHz.

So you don?t destroy your notebook, it?s just a feature. Everything will work properly.

As far as I know your notebook can runs at 667MHz speed.

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Hi, another question.

I am unsing an A200-1CC, it has an Intel 945 Express Chipset Family implanted. I was trying to install a game that requires 256MByte Grahics Memory. I received an error message "Shadow Pixel 1.1" maybe not supproted ... and the FAQ-page of the maanufactured told me to be sure to habe 256MB in use.

The A200-1CC has a 1024MB RAM and uses only a little more than 100MB graphic memory. I check the Intel web-page. My 945 Chipset supports Shadow Pixel; and the maximum grpahics memory in use in 256MB. So I have increased my mainboard-memory to 2048 MB today. However; it still shows 122MB graphics memory in use. The intel-page states that sometimes you can adjust the DMTV in the bios, but that does not apply to my system.

Any chance to set the graphics memory in use to 256MB? --- I am using a Vista system.... ???

Thanks in advance for any idea you might have.

;-) Ingo

Answer:Satellite A200 - How to increase the graphics memory?


No, you can?t increase the video RAM and there is no option to change this.
The video RAM will be assigned automatically but you can?t change this.

I know these aren?t good news but in my opinion the Intel graphic card is not designed for gaming. A nVidia or ATI graphic card would be a better solution for gaming.


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I have a Satellite A200 PSAEOE.

I have recently purchased a 2GB Memory PC2 DDR2 (667MHz) Part number: PA3513S-1M2G.

How do I put it in and do I need another one of the same size as at the moment I have 2 x 512mg inserted.

Thanks GB

Answer:Satellite A200 PSAEOE: How to upgrade the memory?


Did you check your user manual?

There you can find a details how to insert the new memory module.

By the way; you can mix the memory sizes. This mean that you can insert a 2GB + 512MB RAM


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Satellite Pro A200 PSAE4E: comes supplied with 2 x 0.5GB memory sticks installed.
i believe these are DDR2 ?
Please may anyone confirm this and advise the maximum memory I may install as I appreciate different for
models...but cannot find information for this Satellite Pro A200 PSAE4E:
Cheers Dave

Answer:Memory upgrade Satellite Pro A200 PSAE4E:

Yes. Your notebook has DDR2 RAM module. I do not know for sure but I believe you can upgrade it up to 4 GB. You can, for example use one 2 GB RAM and upgrade it to 2,5 GB.
Compatible 2 GB RAM module is with part number PA3513U-1M2G.


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I have another question.
My laptop says that I have 0 MB of video memory. Is it normal? How can I change that?
I have a Satellite A200-1AG with a NVidia GeForce Go 7300.
If anyone knows, please reply.

Answer:Satellite A200-1AG shows 0 MB video memory


> My laptop says that I have 0 MB of video memory.

I don?t know how you tested it or what you have done with your notebook but the Satellite A200-1AG PSAECE was delivered with the nVIDIA GeFoce Go 7300 graphic card and it supports a External video memory with TurboCache.

Local cache is 64MB and the TurboCache value depends on the main memory amount for example;
64MB of turbo cache with RAM 512MB
256MB of turbo cache with RAM 1024MB

The total video memory is a sum of local cache and Turbo Cache.

I think you have checked the graphic card memory simply in wrong way!

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Please how much total memory can i put inside this one? Satellite A200-24N

Reference : PSAE3E-06101FFR

I thought as it support 64 bits it can hold at least 4Gb of RAM... but seems like no (from toshiba specs..... but didn't really tested.

Any feedback?

Answer:Re: Maximum memory that can fint into Satellite A200-24N


According notebook specification your notebook model with Mobile Intel GL960 Express Chipset can handle with 2GB max only.

Is your notebook delivered with 2GB RAM?

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I installed 2 pcs of Kingston 2GB memory modules in my A200-19L but unluckily I got only 3GB reading in the BIOS and so the Vista OS !
Of course because it reads the memory size from BIOS
but when I run the PC Diagnostics , it reports the ful 4GB
please i need a BIOS update , i need that 4 GB in my machine.

Answer:4GB memory not reported correctly on Satellite A200-19L

Hi there,

thats normal because the shared video memory is increasing when adding more main memory to the system. I have the same problem so I just have 3 Gigs of main memory and 1 Gig (!!) graphics memory. But a technician which is a friend of me told me, everything above 2 Gigs of RAM is totally urecognizable till you have really BIG files to open.

Short explanation ;): You have 4 Gig of main memory and the intel chipset is taking 1 gig (or 768MB) for shared video memory.


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Most laptop let me fit my Memory Stick Pro DUO inside the laptop but not this one, it can?t reach it so I tried putting the Memory Stick Pro DUO in one of those Memory Stick DUO Adapter that come with it and although it does connect, nothing happens...

What is this? Why can?t my laptop not recognize it? Doesn?t it support it?

Answer:Memory Stick Pro DUO doesnt go in my Satellite A200-1H2


I do not know what you mean with ?most of the laptops? but it is logic that every notebook producer offers exact specification where you can read about compatible memory cards that can be used with ?multi card reader?.

Have you checked User?s manuals document for your Satellite A200? I do not think so.

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After receiving my A200-1gb I have also installed windows xp and now I am running my laptop with xp and vista. After downloading all the drivers for windows xp from the Toshiba site, I installed them and now the problem: all hardware r ok but I have under device manager an unknown device-> PCI memory manager.

Anyone? I need help...

Answer:Satellite A200-1GB WXP - unknown PCI memory manager

Someone here in the forum has suggested that the PCI memory controler is Intel Turbo Memory also called Intel Flash cache logic chip called also Robson device.
It is quite new technology designed to support new Vista capabilities.
There is no driver for it for Windows XP, because XP doesn?t support the cache function, it is supported only by Vista.

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I have a Satellite A200 12x (PSAECE) with Windows7-64 bits and I wanted to increase its memory. This laptop has 2GB (4GB MAX), so I bought one stick of 2GB to try it and everything was ok. Then I bought another memory stick of 2GB, same model as previous one, and after installing it Windows says: Installed 4GB - usable 3GB.

My first thought went to the BIOS so I searched an upgrade for it, but there is just two BIOS upgrades for this laptop: Windows vista 1.8 (I have this one) and Windows XP 5.2.

Is there any path I can take to achieve the memory increasing? or this possible memory upgrade to 4Gb was just a marketing hook.



Answer:Satellite A200-12X memory increasing problem

>... or this possible memory upgrade to 4Gb was just a marketing hook.
How many RAM is recognized in BIOS?

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my notebook, Satellite A200-10W, came with a Geforce 7300.
I know that the card has its dedicated 256 MB memory but I don't know how to use the shared memory.
In other word, how can I use the dedicated memory and also the shared memory of my cards.

Answer:How to set memory of Geforce 7300 in Satellite A200-10W?

Hi there,

just for info: you won?t get more than 256MB of RAM. The only graphics memory is your dedicated, I don?t know what do you mean with that shared, I think there is no shared mem available.


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just received my new stream 11.  have barely unpacked it yet! quesition: I know that there's a slot for a memory card - I almost never use a camera, so I'm not totally familiar with that technology.   Can anyone tell me what kind of card goes with that slot?  What's the maximum capacity? thanks! w

View Solution.

Answer:which card should I buy for the memory card slot on HP strea...

Yes, that will work. -wes

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I have laptop from Toshiba company
Model Name Satellite A300

I insert camera's card into multi digital media card slot. But this card was smaller than the slot.
So that I can't remove it,because it goes far.

How can I remove it?
If I can not remove it,is it damage the computer?

Please help me

Answer:Satellite A300 - How to remove card from card slot?

All you can try is to use forceps and hope you will have success. If this will not work don't try to remove it with force. You can just damage the slot.
Contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider. They can help you.

Good luck!

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I´m a Satellite 2450-201 owner and I have a big problem.
I just bought a 4GB SD memory card and nice, it fits on the side slot on my notebook.

It's the first time using the memory card, so a needs-to-format window appears when I try to access.

The Window has the right information : 3.78Gb, Fat32, ...

I Click "OK" and the Windows (XP SP2) informs : cannot complete format (here is portuguese, so it's translated to english)

If the right size is informed , 3.78Gb, why the Windows cannot format ?

My notebook is spyware and virus free (just 23 tasks running and under control), I Have SP2, Bios 1.50 (newer), My SD controller drivers is up-to-date (the last and the only one was released in 2003).

Also tried third party "Panasonic SDFormatter 2.0". It's reporting the unit (hardware) or the mem stick SD is not compatible with the program. And the same effect happens : the Sd unit lost the nice icon and I need to remove/insert the SD to see the same story again.

Help me please, friends.

Answer:Satellite 2450-201: Cannot format 4GB card in SD card slot


It?s very strange that you?re possible to see the SD card after plug-in. some people has suggested that this SD card slot supports only 256MB, 512MB cards and additionally with no MMC support.

I don?t know if you have ?Toshiba SD card format utility? installed on the laptop but on many Tosh notebooks such utility is preinstalled and could be used for the card formatting.

According to some posting in this forum the format utility of Port?g? M400 could handle the 2GB SD cards but not sure about 4GB.
If possible you could try to install this utility on your notebook but you know you have not big chances that this will work.

I think in such case only a external SD card reader will help you.

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I purchased lumia 720 in december 2013, from last 3 months memory card slot is not working, i done all basic troubleshooting but still its not working, i gave my mobile in nokia care people are saying its 50-50 chances. and volume down button also not working, after updating to cyan sometimes my phone hanging its irritating a lot. can you suggest me how solve this problem.

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I removed my memory card before ejecting it. Now my memory card slot doesn't work at all. I have done it before and got help on fixing but I can't remember how I did it. It is a readable card and I have tried several different ones so it's not a issue with card itself. The computer doesn't even see I am putting it in. Please help I do a lot of photo's and it's annoying to have find the computer plug everytime I need to get the pictures off.

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hey, i put my kodak memory card in the slot and it seems to have deleted some of the pictures when i review them back on the camera!? pc doesnt allow me to even view the pics using the card slot!?please help thanks Phil

Answer:Kodak memory card slot on pc

Did you get a message when you loaded the card in the PC? if so what.

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I recently bought a digital camera and the Fujufilm 256 Digital Memrory card (SD card) does not fit the slot in my computer. The computer is Dell Dimension 5150C, bought this year.Dell at the call centre did not understand the query, and Dell at the email site says that maybe the card is not compatible. The card is a stabdard one on sale throughout the UK.Could the slot unit be faulty? How can I prove it is so? Any advice welcomed.Many thanks

Answer:SD memory card doesn't fit slot

A Secure Digital (or MMC) memory card has a cut off in one corner and you have to be careful it is inserted the correct way.However, also make sure that you are using the correct slot of the four available (according to the specs).

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Hello,I lost the sd slot protector included with the laptop coming from the factory. ME worry that pins can suffer damage by dust, for example. ¿Lenovo could send a protector? Where can I find it? Best regards,Santiago.

Answer:memory card slot protector

Hi dnight,                           
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the memory card slot protector missing in your laptop.
As this is a hardware issue as you have mentioned the part is missing, please visit the nearest service centre for further details.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.             &n... Read more

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My Compaq nx7400 has a pop-out tray on the left side, with 4 slots for memory cards - I think ?! I've tried loading an SD card into the tray & pushing the tray in - but without success..... Anyone know the correct way to use this weird plastic tray thingy ?? Thanks

Answer:How do I use the memory card slot on my laptop ??

Hi, I have a new G72-25OUS laptop, I'm wondering how to use the slot on the left side, that says SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD? I assume its to put a SD card in from my camera to upload photos, do I just stick it in and if so, how do I get it out? I don't have a manual, didn't come with one and can't find info in the help section. Hope someone knows how to do this. Thanks.  

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I'm trying to upgrade an L30 for a friend. It came with 1 512MB PC2-4200 memory module. I tried adding a 1GB PC2-5300 SODIMM in the second slot and it didn't pick it up. I replaced the 512 with teh 1GB and it found it. Put the 512 in the second slot, still sees the 1GB but not the 512. I tried 2x 1GB and it sees one of them. It reports 894MB as I guess it uses 128MB for video memory.

I've updated the BIOS, checked all teh settings, adn I cannot see why it woun't recognise the second memory slot.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L30 (PSL33E) doesn't recognise second memory slot


Seems the second slot is faulty. This is only one plausible explanation?

But as far as I know Toshiba recommends using these modules;
DDR2-400/533 512MB (PA3412U-1M51)
DDR2-400/533 1GB (PA3411U-1M1G)

Maybe you should test the notebook with such 1GB module to ensure that this is not a memory compatibility issue.

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For S1800-100, if i insert my default 12MB PC100 SD-RAM memory to SLOT 1, i can't see anything in CPU-Z's(recognition software-famous) SPD tab. Only "Toshiba Unique" and 128MB appears.

But if i insert the memory to SLOT 2, i can see everything like CAS-RAS timings, part number, manufacturer and etc... in "SPD" tab. Why are these 2 slots behave different for reading SPD chips?

Why can't i read SPD info if i insert memory to Slot 1?

Note: Everest Home Edition is cannot read SPD info even my memory is in Slot 1 or 2.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite 1800-100: Memory SPD info cannot be read on Slot A

As i mentioned, SPD info cannot be seen when memory is installed into Slot 1 (Slot A).

Similiar Link:

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Greetings everyone!

I come desperately to the forums of TOSHIBA for an urgent help with some tech issue (more than a problem).
I own a TOSHIBA Satellite M105-S3041, I currently have Windows Vista Ultimate but only with 512Mb of RAM.
Yes, it does run's badly slow, so I bought 4Gb in RAM (Two 2.0Gb Kingston sticks).

Now, the real issue comes when I start wondering "how am I going to install them" I turned upside down my laptop and I locate this little "door" that haves like a Memory little engraved icon.
So I suppose that's where the RAM is located.
Now, my laptop haves TWO RAM modules for up to 4Gb of RAM as said in the User's Guide but when I opened the little "door" I saw that there was (or seemed like) only ONE module and I couldn't see the current 512Mb RAM stick!

So what "am I running on imaginary memory!?
LOL!" and I can't find the second module!

Please HELP! I need to install the memory right now and where I live there is NO TOSHIBA support center or even an authorized reseller that could help me!
So I depend only on TOSHIBA's online support!, IF possible, in the response can I get a link to a video tutorial or maybe you guys include some photos in your answers to guide me?!

Thanks a lot!
Trino A.

Answer:Satellite M105-S3041: Where to find a second memory slot

Looking at the specs of the laptop here it says there are two slots.

One slot is "user accessible" , the other is "service accessible", which I guess means that you need to get a service center to install the memory for you.

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I am a real novice with this stuff so please bear with me and my dumb questions.

I have a Satellite A200 PSAE3A-07M007. I have had no upgrades at all.
It only has 1gb RAM. It is so slow its driving me nuts.

Cant afford new PC. Can i upgrade it?
What do i need to buy. I am a bit scared of going to someone at the moment as they could tell me anything and i would believe it!



Answer:Satellite A200 PSAE3A is slow - memory upgrade possible?

Hi mate

According to the info which I found [here| ] the memory of Satellite A200 PSAE3A-07M007 can be upgraded up to 2GB RAM.
This means that you can purchase another 1GB RAM module (1GB RAM PC2-5300 memory module) in order to upgrade this unit.

The upgrade is not very difficult.
Check this:

Good luck

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