Data recovery on Toshiba T3100 laptop

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Sat Jan 15 02:04:19 2005

On Sat, 15 Jan 2005, Tore S Bekkedal wrote:

> I recently recieved a call from a friend of a friend regarding a laptop
> that has come into her posession after a coworker of her died. She was
> doing some sort of environmental research, and all her work is stored on
> this computer.

I assume this thing runs Windows? Any idea what version?

Boot from floppy (why not just try 1.44M?)? DOS. Run kermit.
Transfer /*.* via serial port. Go get lunch, dinner, sleep, it'll
be done in the morning. Beats working on it. Time best spent
reading or watching TV than working out faster methods.

If the screen is unstable w/DOS then it's likely unretrievable
hardware failure.

Is the screen usable when you access the ROM BIOS setup?

> &(//&%# engineers at Toshiba made the screen cable plug
> non-detatchable!!) it has a strange plug and from what I can tell has
> about 26 pins (I was counting on the ribbon, and I'm quite tired, so
> that may be wrong)

??? isn't this an LCD laptop? I can't imagine the interface
to the screen is anything but proprietary.
Received on Sat Jan 15 2005 - 02:04:19 GMT

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