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 | [[:Toshiba T-series Support|Home]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​System Articles]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​Files and Resources]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​FAQ]] | [[:Contact Information|Contact]] | | [[:Toshiba T-series Support|Home]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​System Articles]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​Files and Resources]] | [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​FAQ]] | [[:Contact Information|Contact]] |
 +[[Toshiba T3100|T3100]] | [[Toshiba T3100e|T3100e]] | [[Toshiba T3100SX|T3100SX]] | [[Toshiba T3200|T3200]] | [[Toshiba T3200SX|T3200SX]] | [[Toshiba T3200SXC|T3200SXC]]
  
 ===== Toshiba T3200SX ===== ===== Toshiba T3200SX =====
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 ^  **Technical Specifications** ​                                                                 ^^ ^  **Technical Specifications** ​                                                                 ^^
 | **Year Announced** ​          | 1989                                                             | | **Year Announced** ​          | 1989                                                             |
-| **Processor** ​               | 16MHz Intel 80386SX-16 ​(optional ​80387SX-16 math co-processor)   |+| **Processor** ​               | 16MHz Intel 80386SX-16 ​                                          | 
 +| **Coprocessor** ​             | Optional ​80387SX-16 math co-processor, such as Cyrix CX-83S87-16-KP ​|
 | **RAM** ​                     | Standard 1 MB of RAM, expandable up to 13 MB.                    | | **RAM** ​                     | Standard 1 MB of RAM, expandable up to 13 MB.                    |
-| **Hard disk** ​               | Comes standard with a Conner CP-model IDE hard disk, either 40 MB or 80 MB (BIOS selectable) |+| **Hard disk** ​               | **T3200SX** comes standard with a Conner CP-model IDE hard disk, either 40 MB or 80 MB (BIOS selectable) ​\\ **T3200SX/​120** comes standard with a Conner 120 MB IDE hard disk. |
 | **Floppy disk** ​             | 3,5" 1.44 MB High Density (HD) diskette drive                    | | **Floppy disk** ​             | 3,5" 1.44 MB High Density (HD) diskette drive                    |
-| **Video **                   ​| VGA compatible WD 90C21 chip with 256 KB video RAM. Black/orange plasma display ​panel with 640 by 480 native resolution and 16-level gray scale. |+| **Video ​Adapter**            | VGA compatible WD 90C21 chip with 256 KB video RAM with VGA output
 +| **Internal display** ​        | 11.2" flat panel orange/​amber ​plasma display with 640 by 480 native resolution and 16-level gray scale. |
 | **I/O Ports** ​               | 1x VGA, 1x Parallel, 2x RS232C Serial, 1x [[DIN keyboard connector]]. | | **I/O Ports** ​               | 1x VGA, 1x Parallel, 2x RS232C Serial, 1x [[DIN keyboard connector]]. |
 | **Internal expansion slots** | 1x full size 16/8-bit ISA slot \\ 1x half-size 8-bit ISA slot    | | **Internal expansion slots** | 1x full size 16/8-bit ISA slot \\ 1x half-size 8-bit ISA slot    |
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 | **Dimensions** ​              | 370 x 395 x 99 mm (W x D x H)                                    | | **Dimensions** ​              | 370 x 395 x 99 mm (W x D x H)                                    |
 | **Weight** ​                  | 7.9 kg (17.4 lbs)                                                | | **Weight** ​                  | 7.9 kg (17.4 lbs)                                                |
 +| **Known model numbers** ​     | T3200SX (EU): PA8045E \\ T3200SX (US): PA8045U \\ T3200SX/120 (US): PA8046U |
 | **Other features** ​          ​| ​                                                                 | | **Other features** ​          ​| ​                                                                 |
 +
  
 ^  **Software** ​                                                                                 ^^ ^  **Software** ​                                                                                 ^^
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 ===== System Expansion ===== ===== System Expansion =====
 ==== Hard disk ==== ==== Hard disk ====
-Toshiba T3200SX comes with either a 40 MB hard drive, ​or an 80 MB hard drive. The system has a standard IDE interface to connect to the supplied Conner CP hard disk. Most Toshiba T3200SX(C) computers ​certain newer BIOS versions ​are locked to specific hard disk part numbers, so you cannot upgrade it easily. If you try using a different hard disk, the computer will refuse to detect and use the hard disk, unless it has certain ​part number starting with the letters "​CP"​ which stands for Conner Peripherals. ​Older BIOSes will allow you to use any hard drive, but will still use the disk settings for the hard drives that were originally supplied with the system. In this case, you can override the settings programmatically,​ with Anydrive, found under [[Files and Resources]].+Toshiba T3200SX comes with either a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive. The T3200SX/120 was a later upgrade model, and comes with a 120 MB hard disk. The system has a standard IDE interface to connect to the supplied Conner CP hard disk. Most Toshiba T3200SX(C) computers are BIOS locked to specific hard disk part numbers, so you cannot upgrade it easily. If you try using a different hard disk, the computer will most likely ​refuse to detect and use the hard disk, unless it identifies itself with the computer with a part number starting with the letters "​CP"​ which stands for Conner Peripherals. ​Old (003C) ​BIOSes will allow you to use any hard drive, but will still use the disk settings for the hard drives that were originally supplied with the system. In this case, you can override the settings programmatically,​ with Anydrive, found under [[Files and Resources]]. ​
  
-These are the drive configurations supported by all BIOSes: +If you have a BIOS chip that doesn'​t allow for a Hard Disk upgrade, you can program your own BIOS chip with the ROM files supplied below, or contact me and I can program a ROM chip for you for a nominal fee. 
-^ Model ^ ^  Native C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors per track)) ​ ^^^ ^  ​Translated ​C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors as reported by BIOS)) ​ ^^^ ^  Capacity ​ ^^ Seek time ^+ 
 +These are the drive configurations supported by standard T3200SX ​BIOSes: 
 +^ Model ^ ^  Native C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors per track)) ​ ^^^ ^  ​BIOS translated ​C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors as reported by BIOS)) ​ ^^^ ^  Capacity ​ ^^ Seek time ^
 | | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | | **Unformatted** | **Formatted** | | | | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | | **Unformatted** | **Formatted** | |
 | Conner CP-3000((More information on Conner CP-3000 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-3000-42MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) | |  1045  |  2  |  40  | |  980  |  5  |  17  | |  40 MB  |  42 MB  | 28 ms     | | Conner CP-3000((More information on Conner CP-3000 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-3000-42MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) | |  1045  |  2  |  40  | |  980  |  5  |  17  | |  40 MB  |  42 MB  | 28 ms     |
-| Conner CP-3000 :?: | |  :?:  |  :?:  |  :?:  | |  :?:  |  :?:  |  :?:  | |  80 MB  |  :?:  | Unknown ​  | 
 | Conner CP-3044((More information on Conner CP-3044 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-3044-43MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) | |  1047  |  2  |  40  | |  980  |  5  |  17  | |  40 MB  |  42.8 MB  | 25 ms     | | Conner CP-3044((More information on Conner CP-3044 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-3044-43MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) | |  1047  |  2  |  40  | |  980  |  5  |  17  | |  40 MB  |  42.8 MB  | 25 ms     |
 +| Conner CP-xxxx :?: | |  :?:  |  :?:  |  :?:  | |  :?:  |  :?:  |  :?:  | |  80 MB  |  80 MB :?:  | Unknown ​  |
 +
 +These configurations are supported by T3200SX/120 (with at least the 003F BIOS):
 +^ Model ^ ^  Native C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors per track)) ​ ^^^ ^  BIOS translated C/​H/​S((Cylinders/​Heads/​Sectors as reported by BIOS)) ​ ^^^ ^  Capacity ​ ^^ Seek time ^
 +| | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | |  **C**  |  **H**  |  **S**  | | **Unformatted** | **Formatted** | |
 +| Conner CP-3044((More information on Conner CP-3044 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-3044-43MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) | |  1047  |  2  |  40  | |  980  |  5  |  17  | |  40 MB  |  42.8 MB  | 25 ms     |
 +| Conner CP-30104((More information on Conner CP-30104 [[https://​stason.org/​TULARC/​pc/​hard-drives-hdd/​conner/​CP-30104-122MB-3-5-SL-IDE-AT.html|here]])) ((Contribution by Jonathan)) | |  1524  |  4  |  39  | |  762  |  8  |  39  | |  120 MB  |  122 MB  | 19 ms  |
  
 [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3D%2528Conner%252C%2BCP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_ftrt%3D901%26_sop%3D1%26_sadis%3D15%26_dmd%3D1%26LH_BIN%3D1%26_osacat%3D0%26_ipg%3D200%26_stpos%3D75010-2109%26_ftrv%3D1%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529.TRS0%26_nkw%3DConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_sacat%3D0|Search these hard drives on eBay]] ((Affiliate link)) [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3D%2528Conner%252C%2BCP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_ftrt%3D901%26_sop%3D1%26_sadis%3D15%26_dmd%3D1%26LH_BIN%3D1%26_osacat%3D0%26_ipg%3D200%26_stpos%3D75010-2109%26_ftrv%3D1%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529.TRS0%26_nkw%3DConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_sacat%3D0|Search these hard drives on eBay]] ((Affiliate link))
 +
 +I'm missing the part number of the 80 MB Conner hard disk. If you know it, please let me know! 
  
 Search these hard drives on eBay using this [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3D%2528Conner%252C%2BCP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_ftrt%3D901%26_sop%3D1%26_sadis%3D15%26_dmd%3D1%26LH_BIN%3D1%26_osacat%3D0%26_ipg%3D200%26_stpos%3D75010-2109%26_ftrv%3D1%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529.TRS0%26_nkw%3DConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_sacat%3D0|affiliate link]]. Search these hard drives on eBay using this [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_odkw%3D%2528Conner%252C%2BCP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_ftrt%3D901%26_sop%3D1%26_sadis%3D15%26_dmd%3D1%26LH_BIN%3D1%26_osacat%3D0%26_ipg%3D200%26_stpos%3D75010-2109%26_ftrv%3D1%26_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529.TRS0%26_nkw%3DConner%2B%2528CP3000%252C%2BCP3044%2529%26_sacat%3D0|affiliate link]].
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 If you're lucky, your computer has the older BIOS, and will ignore the part number and will let you boot from any IDE drive as long as you manually override the BIOS settings in software using ANYDRIVE or any other BIOS overlay software, like OnTrack. However, if you have a newer BIOS, the computer will not detect the drive unless it's made by Conner (it's IDE identifier string must start with the letters "​CP"​). If you're lucky, your computer has the older BIOS, and will ignore the part number and will let you boot from any IDE drive as long as you manually override the BIOS settings in software using ANYDRIVE or any other BIOS overlay software, like OnTrack. However, if you have a newer BIOS, the computer will not detect the drive unless it's made by Conner (it's IDE identifier string must start with the letters "​CP"​).
  
-If you're technically skilled, HighTreason has made a tutorial how to flash the BIOS onto an EEPROM. Flashing a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk. Please see [[Files and Resources]] for more information.+If you're technically skilled, HighTreason has made a tutorial how to flash the BIOS onto an EPROM. Flashing a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk with a HDD overlay program. Please see [[Files and Resources]] for more information. 
 + 
 +==== CPU upgrades and overclocking ==== 
 +I've been informed that it is possible to replace the CPU with a TX486SLC upgrade. Credits for this discovery go to **mohhingman**. Thank you!
  
 ==== RAM memory upgrade ==== ==== RAM memory upgrade ====
-The computer uses 30 pin SIMMs to add more system memory, but it's not completely standard. The computer was shipped with 1 Mb (megabit) or 2Mb memory chips that were 80ns (or faster) with parity. There are six slots in total and the banks are used in pairs, so at least two are needed.((Source:​ http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88))+The computer uses 30 pin SIMMs to add more system memory, but it's not completely standard. The computer was shipped with 1 Mb (megabit) or 2Mb memory chips that were 80ns (or faster) with parity. There are six slots in total and the banks are used in pairs, so at least two are needed. ​Standard configuration comes with 2 MB of RAM preinstalled,​ upgrade models come with 4 MB. The memory is upgradable up to 13 MB ((Source: http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88))
  
 ==== ISA Expansion Slots ==== ==== ISA Expansion Slots ====
-If you remove the rear panel, you will be able to access the ISA expansion slots. The computer has one 16-bit full-length ISA slot and one 8-bit half-length ISA slot. The system also has a proprietary 16-bit Toshiba expansion slot. I have my computer set up with an 16-bit Sound Blaster 16 and an 8-bit 3Com Etherlink III (3C509) for networking. However, at least this site ((Source: http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88)) points out, that some later 3Com Etherlink III cards do not support 8-bit ISA. +If you remove the rear panel, you will be able to access the ISA expansion slots. The computer has one 16-bit full-length ISA slot and one 8-bit half-length ISA slot. The system also has a proprietary 16-bit Toshiba expansion slot. I have my computer set up with an 16-bit Sound Blaster 16 and an 8-bit 3Com Etherlink III (3C509) for networking. However, at least this site ((Source: http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88)) points out, that not all newer 3Com Etherlink III cards support 8-bit ISA.
  
 ==== Math coprocessor (FPU) ==== ==== Math coprocessor (FPU) ====
-The computer can be upgraded with an math coprocessor (FPU). The FPU doesn'​t come as standard, but the computer has a provision for an added Intel 387 FPU. +The computer can be upgraded with an math coprocessor (FPU). The FPU doesn'​t come as standard, but the computer has a provision for an added Intel or compatible ​387 FPU. One computer that I repaired had the Cyrix CX-83S87-16-KP FPU installed. 
 + 
 +==== AT keyboard connector ==== 
 +The computer has a DIN connector for a AT style keyboard but it may be covered by a plastic cap. Please see the [[DIN keyboard connector]] page for more information. 
 + 
 +==== CMOS clock battery ==== 
 +Lithium 3.6V battery supplied. A T3200SX/120 I had came with an original Tadiran TL-5207 3.6V battery. It had a plastic container package, that actually just contained a Tadiran TL-5151 3.6V 1/2 AA lithium battery. Please see gallery for more pictures.
  
 ===== Questions and Answers ===== ===== Questions and Answers =====
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 **Q: How do I replace the computer BIOS battery?​**\\ **Q: How do I replace the computer BIOS battery?​**\\
-**A: **The BIOS battery is located on the system board. The correct voltage for the battery is 3.6V. You can replace it with either an original partor alternatively, you can replace it with a 3.0V CR2032 coin cell battery. In this case you should buy a CR2032 holder, a CR2032 lithium battery and a diode. The diode is required to avoid charging the battery. Take the old battery connector and its wires, solder the coin cell holder to the wires and solder the diode in series as such: \\ +**A: **The BIOS battery ​header ​is located on the system board. The battery is traditionally tucked in at the back of the floppy drive. The correct voltage for the battery is 3.6V. There are two ways that I've seen the battery been replaced. \\ \\ 
-''​[PC] - - - - [|<] - - - - [+ BATT -] - - - - [PC]''​+1. You can remove the old battery. Cut the leads at the battery terminalsand get a replacement battery, for example a ER14505 3.6V lithium battery, sold new at eBay and other sources. You will also need a single AA battery holder for the new battery. Depending on your computer, your old battery might have included a 330 ohm resistor in line at the negative pole and you will want to leave that in place. In most cases your setup will look something like this: \\ 
 +''​[MB + ]----------------[ + ER14505 BATT - ]--------[ 330R ]----------------[MB - ]''​ \\ \\ 
 +2. Alternatively, you can replace it with a 3.0V CR2032 coin cell battery. In this case you should buy a CR2032 holder, a CR2032 lithium battery and a diode. The diode may be required to avoid charging the battery. You can measure the voltage at the motherboard to see if it has a charging voltage while the computer is powered on. If it does, use the diode. Take the old battery connector and its wires, solder the coin cell holder to the wires and solder the diode in series as such: \\ 
 +''​[MB + ]----------------[|<]--------[ + CR2032 ​BATT - ]------------------[MB - ]''​
  
 You may search for CR2032 battery holders including leads using [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR10.TRC2.A0.H0.Xcr2032%2B.TRS2%26_nkw%3Dcr2032%2Bholder%2Bbox%26_sacat%3D0|this eBay affiliate link]] You may search for CR2032 battery holders including leads using [[https://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​icep_id=114&​ipn=icep&​toolid=20004&​campid=5338306954&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR10.TRC2.A0.H0.Xcr2032%2B.TRS2%26_nkw%3Dcr2032%2Bholder%2Bbox%26_sacat%3D0|this eBay affiliate link]]
  
-**Q: I can't get a larger/​custom hard drive working on my T3200SX(C). My computer won't boot, or it will refuse to detect ​the drive. ​**\\ +**Q: How do upgrade ​the Hard Disk? **\\ 
-**A:​** ​Unfortunately newer Toshiba T3200SX BIOSes are restricted to specific ​CONNER hard-drives of either 40 or 80 megabytes (the T3200SXC ​accepts ​40 or 120 MB). On bootup, the BIOS queries the IDE controller for hard-drives,​ and will prevent the system from booting when it detects a hard drive with a part number that doesn'​t start with the matching letters '​CP'​ (Conner Peripherals).+**A:​** ​It depends on the BIOS version of your Toshiba portable (see below for instructions how to check the BIOS version). Most Toshiba T3200SX BIOSes are restricted to CONNER hard-drives of either 40 or 80 megabytes ​size (T3200SXC ​will be either ​40 or 120 MB). On boot-up, the BIOS queries the IDE controller for hard-drives,​ and depending on your BIOS version, one of two things ​will happen: ​
  
-There are three options:+  - ** Older Toshiba BIOS (such as 003C) ** 
 +    - The computer will detect any drive and just assume it's a 40 MB  disk (regardless of it's actual size). 
 +  - ** New Toshiba BIOS (such as 003E/​003F/​003I) ** 
 +    - The computer will only detect a drive manufactured by Conner. It will assume it's a 40 MB drive (regardless of it's actual size). If you have a different drive than Conner, your computer will simply refuse to detect the hard disk. The model/part number of the disk must start with the letters '​CP'​ (Conner Peripherals) for it to be detected.
  
-  - Buy working CONNER Hard-disk with the part number starting with '​CP',​ and use ANYDRIVE to circumvent the BIOS hardcoded drive size limitations. +You have couple of options:
-  - Get an older BIOS chip, or hunt down a spares -computer with an older BIOS version and replace the chip. +
-  - Re-flash your BIOS chip with the 3CH BIOS found in the files-section,​ and again use ANYDRIVE to circumvent any size limitations. There is a well written BIOS re-flashing guide in the files page in the section labeled Documentation.+
  
-On older Toshiba T3200SX machines (BIOS 003C) the computer ​will boot with any peripheral IDE drive, but you may still need to use ANYDRIVE ​to circumvent ​the BIOS hard-disk size limitationsbecause older BIOSes assume ​the hard disk is 40 MB. It may boot, but using the computer could cause hard drive corruptionWith ANYDRIVE ​enabled, the program will manually reprogram ​the BIOS to use whatever size hard disk you want and utilize ​up to 512 megabytes ​on the hard drive. The program installs inside ​the Master Boot Record (MBR)so that it will run every time the computer starts.+  - If you have the **older BIOS**, your computer should ignore ​the part number and will not stop you from using any hard disk regardless of size, but the computer will only give you parameters for a 40 MB drive and the setting can't be changed. You can still boot from it, but you'll only be able to use the first 40 MB of the disk, however there is an easy workaround. You will need to download ANYDRIVE (found in the files section) or any other BIOS HDD overlay program that installs in the MBR of your hard disk, and overlays ​the correct hard drive parameters at startup. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk up to 504 MB. You can use larger disks or even memory cards with IDE-CF or IDE-SD converters, but only 504 MB will be usable. If you know of other overlay programs that allow for larger hard disk utilization,​ please let me know. 
 +  - If you have the **newer BIOS**, you can do the following:  
 +    - Your Toshiba cannot ​boot from a upgraded Hard Disk. You CAN boot from a floppy disk, but you will not be able to use the hard disk. 
 +    - Buy a Conner hard-disk. The part number must start with the letters '​CP'​. Then use ANYDRIVE ​to circumvent the BIOS hard-coded drive size parameters if needed. 
 +    - Replace your BIOS chip with an older BIOS. 
 +  - If you have a PROM programmerflash a BIOS chip with the 3CH BIOS found in the files-section,​ and use ANYDRIVE to circumvent any size limitations. There is a well written ​BIOS re-flashing guide in the files page in the section labeled Documentation. 
 +  - Buy the working BIOS that allows for upgrades. I sell the 003CH hybrid BIOS upgrade for the Toshiba T3200SX for a nominal fee. You will be able to buy it from Ebay. Please let me know and I will list it for you. 
 + 
 +Note: If you plan to use a drive other than what was supplied with your computer, you must use a BIOS HDD overlay software to avoid data corruption. 
 + 
 +**Q: I upgraded the hard disk on my Toshiba, but now it refuses to boot, or detect the hard disk.**\\ 
 +**A:** If you have verified the replacement disk is fully working, then your computer must be using a BIOS version that only detects ​and supports Conner hard disks. See above for details. 
 + 
 +**Q: How do I check the BIOS version? **\\ 
 +**A:** You need to open the portable computer. Remove the four screws from the bottom front of the laptop. Open the screen lid. The keyboard should now lift up starting from the front. You may need to pry the keyboard a little. Once the keyboard is off, remove two screws at the rear of the EM shield between the keyboard and the motherboard. Remove the EM shield. You will see three chips. The one at the bottom right corner is the BIOS chip. So far I've seen 003C, 003E, 003F and 003I out in the wild. If you have a different BIOS version, please take a picture of it and send it over! If you have the capability to read the BIOS chip, I would appreciate a BIOS image. I will gladly host it on this site. 
 + 
 +**Q: I've opened the laptop, but I cannot move the flat panel display out of the way **\\ 
 +**A:** The Toshiba portable computer can be tricky when you're trying to open the laptop after you've removed the keyboard, EM shield and now want to have access to the hard drive, floppy drive or other connectors. If your laptop has never been opened, chances are there is a latch that has been screwed in to the chassis that will prevent you from pulling the flat panel free so you can rotate it out of the way and access the internals. The latch will be held on by a single screw. You will need a tiny phillips head screw driver with a 90 degree angle at the bit to unscrew the latch and release the flat panel display.  
 + 
 +If you don't have access to a small angled screw driveryou may be able to bend the latch out of the way to release the display cable. It is risky, and you wouldn'​t want to do it unless you there is no other way. You may damage the display cable near the latch so please be careful. I've included a picture of the latch in the image gallery section. 
 + 
 +**Q: I have no picture or have a noisy picture**\\  
 +**A:** This could be caused by many things, but there is a chance the laptop lid open/close switch is just stuck in the on position. This rather low-quality plastic switch is designed to detect when the display lid is closed, and will cut the power to the display. It engages whenever the lid is closed, and since it is near the power supply the rod that engages the switch bends over time and may get stuck inside ​the switch. The symptom you will see is a screen that will never seem to turn on when you open the lid, or will have a noisy picture, due to the switch stuck half-on. If you cannot repair the switch manually, as a workaround, you can disable it by removing the plastic rod that engages the switch. Please see the gallery section for an image of the switch.
  
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-==== ROM dumps ====+==== BIOS ROM dumps ==== 
 +If you do not have a EPROM programmer, I provide good ROM chips for a nominal fee. Please contact me for more information. 
 ^ File ^ Size ^ System ^ Description ^ ^ File ^ Size ^ System ^ Description ^
-| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003i.zip}} ​                                   36 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003I** BIOS ROM. The newest (known) ​BIOS version for the T3200SX. This BIOS version ​will refuse to boot when it detects a non-oem and/or incompatible hard disk. Has a faster VGA BIOS than 003C. Courtesy of **[[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]**. ​Confirmed working. | +| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003ch.zip}} ​                                  ​47 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003CH HYBRID BIOS**. This Hybrid ​BIOS ROM has the BIOS from 003C, but the VGA-BIOS from 003I. This Hybrid ​BIOS will accept any disk installed and VGA graphics are acceleratedIt contains the upgraded (and faster) 003I VGA-BIOS. You will only need an overlay program installed such as Anydrive to set/​override the BIOS HDD parameters (see ANYDRIVE.ZIP in the [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​Files and Resources|Files section]]). Courtesy of **[[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]**. ​
-| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003e.zip}} ​                                   | 401 KB  | **T3200SX** | **003E** BIOS ROM. Curiously this BIOS has the text "​T3200SX V3.10 TOSHIBA [..] Copyright (C) 1985-1989 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.[..] FOR EVALUATION ONLY". Courtesy of **RemyV**. | +| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003c.zip}} ​                                   | 46 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003C** BIOS ROM. This BIOS version is old enough to not have a programmed BIOS hard drive limitation and will happily accept any hard disk. You will only need an overlay program installed such as Anydrive to set/​override the BIOS HDD parameters (see ANYDRIVE.ZIP in the [[:​toshiba_t-series_support:​Files and Resources|Files section]]). | 
-| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003ch.zip}} ​                                  ​47 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003C/003I** HYBRID ​BIOS ROM. This ROM copy has the 3C BIOS so you can use any hard drivebut also includes the faster 3I VGA BIOS. This reverse-engineered ​BIOS dump will detect an incompatible ​hard diskYou will also need Anydrive to set the HDD parameters (see ANYDRIVE.ZIP). Courtesy of [[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]. Confirmed working. |+| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003e.zip}} ​                                   | 402 KB  | **T3200SX** | **003E** BIOS ROM. This BIOS version will **only** accept Conner CP-**** series hard disks. Curiously this BIOS has the text "​T3200SX V3.10 TOSHIBA [..] Copyright (C) 1985-1989 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.[..] FOR EVALUATION ONLY". Courtesy of **RemyV**. | 
 +| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003f.zip}} ​                                   44 KB   | **T3200SX/120** | **003F** BIOS ROM from a T3200SX/120 with a Conner 120MB HDD. This BIOS version will **only** accept Conner CP-**** series ​hard disksand has preset options for 40 MB and 120 MB hard disks. | 
 +| {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003i.zip}} ​                                   | 36 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003I** ​BIOS ROM. The newest (known) BIOS version for the T3200SX. This BIOS version ​will **only** accept Conner ​hard disks003I has been improved with a quicker VGA BIOS than earlier versions. Courtesy of **[[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]**. |
  
-===== Links ===== +==== BIOS ROM chips ==== 
-[[http://​omolini.steptail.com/​t3200sx/​mirror/​www.ailis.de/​~k/​archives/​21-Toshiba-T3200-SXC.html|Toshiba T3200SXC disassembly (identical to T3200SX)]] | [[http://​www.ailis.de/​~k/​archives/​21-Toshiba-T3200-SXC.html|Original URL]]\\ +I sell compatible hybrid 003CH ROM chips for the T3200SX ​which will allow any hard disk installationIf you are interested, please send me an email!
-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=69eboGK01lk|HighTreason'​s overview of the Toshiba ​T3200SX ​laptop with a in-depth look at the hardware]]\\  +
-[[http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88|Baudband - Toshiba T3200SX]]+
  
 ===== Gallery ===== ===== Gallery =====
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 {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-bios.jpg?​350|}}\\ {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-bios.jpg?​350|}}\\
-A look at the System/BIOS setup.+A look at the System/BIOS setup (003C).
  
-{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom2.jpg?​350|}}\\ +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-screws.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
-003C BIOS ROM chip in socket ​(detail).+Hand drawn (yeah I drew it in hurry m( ) Screw diagram for servicing the system unit. Diagram missing two screws at the back holding the PLASTIC back plate cover. Also, I've seen two long screws being used to hold the Keyboard EM shield in place. Your mileage may vary.
  
-{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom3.jpg?​350|}}\\ +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-screws-2.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
-003C BIOS ROM chip (detail).+Scanned version. 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-screw-sizes.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +Both screw types compared 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-003f-bios.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +003F BIOS ROM chip in socket. 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-003f-bios-detail.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +003F BIOS ROM chip in socket ​(detail)
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-under-the-display-hood.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +Picture of the internals under the plasma display. Circled in red is the latch securing the display cables and (by extension) the whole display assembly to the chassis. 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-latch-holding-display-down.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +Detail of the latch (circled) securing the display cables to the chassis. You need to unscrew this latch to gain access to other parts of the laptop, such as the floppy drive and the hard disk drive caddy. See QA above for more information on removing the latch. 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-display-lid-open-closed-sensor.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +Detail image of the sensor switch that detects if the lid is closed. This switch is next to hot components and it may degrade over time and may cause the display to be stuck off or on. 
 + 
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-display-lid-open-closed-sensor-2.jpg?​350|}}\\ 
 +Another image of the lid sensor. Common problem is the pole heats up, bends and then sticks in and prevents the display from turning on, or pops out as seen in this disassembly picture.
  
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 {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-bios1.jpg?​350|}}\\ {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-bios1.jpg?​350|}}\\
-Dead CMOS battery error on power on.+Dead CMOS battery error on power on (003C).
  
 {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom1.jpg?​350|}}\\ {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom1.jpg?​350|}}\\
 003C BIOS ROM chip in socket. 003C BIOS ROM chip in socket.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom2.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +003C BIOS ROM chip in socket (detail).
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-biosrom3.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +003C BIOS ROM chip (detail).
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-003e-bios.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +003E BIOS ROM chip in socket.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-003e-bios-detail.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +003E BIOS ROM chip in socket (detail).
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-387-upgrade.png?​350|}}\\
 +Detail of the FPU Cyrix CX-83S87-16-KP FasMath 387 Math coprocessor upgrade found in one T3200SX/​120.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-120-hdd-and-cmos-clock-battery.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +Image of an original Toshiba T3200SX/120 Conner CP-30104 120 MB hard disk drive and aftermarket Tadiran CMOS clock battery.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-sticker-eu.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +Serial number sticker of my European model Toshiba T3200SX. This particular unit was originally sold in Belgium.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-sticker-usa.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +Serial number sticker of my US model Toshiba T3200SX.
 +
 +{{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-sticker-usa-120.jpg?​350|}}\\
 +Serial number sticker of my US model Toshiba T3200SX/​120.
  
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +[[http://​omolini.steptail.com/​t3200sx/​mirror/​www.ailis.de/​~k/​archives/​21-Toshiba-T3200-SXC.html|Toshiba T3200SXC disassembly (identical to T3200SX)]] | [[http://​www.ailis.de/​~k/​archives/​21-Toshiba-T3200-SXC.html|Original URL]]\\
 +[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=69eboGK01lk|HighTreason'​s overview of the Toshiba T3200SX laptop with a in-depth look at the hardware]]\\ ​
 +[[http://​baudband.net/?​page_id=88|Baudband - Toshiba T3200SX]]
  
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