Toshiba T3100/20

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Wed Jul 1 17:47:06 1998

On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Poesie wrote:

> I just picked up a toshiba T3100/20, gas plasma? display, looks like a
> 286 or something to that effect. has a 20? MB hard drive, floppy, modem.

Yes, gas plasma, a 286 and 20MB disk.

> problem is this: when booting, it checks the 640k of ram and then either
> 1.) says there are various CMOS problems, or b.) just sits there and
> hangs.
> does anyone know how I would go about getting into the bios, or if that
> is even possible? tried pretty much everything; no luck. any advice
> would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!!

Your CMOS battery is probably dead. When it tells you that have a CMOS
problem, it should give you the option to change the CMOS values. You can
also try booting from a DOS floppy. You should be able to find
diagnostics and setup disks from Toshiba's web site:

-- Doug
Received on Wed Jul 01 1998 - 17:47:06 BST

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