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November 15, 2005, 2:59 am
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Re: Toshiba Satellite 315 CDS
I don't believe that a user's manual for it exists in "soft" format
(e.g. PDF) although I could be wrong. There is an "online" user
reference that can be installed on the laptop itself, that is available
for download on the Toshiba web site.
This model has 32 megabytes on the motherboard and one expansion slot
which is located under the keyboard. To remove the keboard, pry up
(gently) the trim piece over (above) the keyboard, starting on the right
edge of the computer (actually on the side of the computer). [Careful,
you can break it.] Then the keyboard will lift up, no tools or screws.
Takes under 10 seconds if you know what you are doing. The computer
requires EDO memory in SO-DIMM modules. It's readily available on E-Bay
in 16, 32, 64 and 128 MB modules. Expect to pay about $15 for a 32 meg
module and $25 for a 64 meg module. The 128 meg modules are somewhat
hard to find and can be very expensive (more than $50).
The Toshiba Satellite 300 series laptops are among the best late 1990's
computers you can find, and you can find them CHEAPLY. They sometimes
can be found for as little as $20 to $30. They have Pentium MMX
processors, and they have a very good selection of features including
stereo sound, floppy and CD-ROM both internal, IR, PS/2, serial,
parallel, USB ports and Cardbus PC Card slots. Speeds for the
300/310/320/330 models are 166, 200, 233 and 266 MHz, respectively.
Models ending in "5" are identical to the same model ending in "0" (e.g.
your 315 is identical to a 310). They were offered with both DSTN
screens (CDS suffix) and TFT screens (CDT suffix). The CDT models are
FAR superior. There are some mostly inconsequential differnces between
the earlier 300/310 and the later 320/330 series, the 320/330's being
slightly later and using a different BIOS, but for most purpose they can
otherwise all be considered to be identical except for CPU speed (also,
the 300/305's only have 16 megabytes of memory on the motherboard, all
of the later ones have 32 MB on the motherboard). The 320's and 330's
can run Windows XP if you install lots of memory and an adequately large
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