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 Post subject: Toshiba recalls notebook RAM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:04 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/01 ... am_recall/

By Tony Smith
Published Monday 1st November 2004 12:02 GMT

"Toshiba today said it could replace memory modules installed in certain Tecra, Satellite and Portégé notebooks after it emerged that some may malfunction and cause data-loss."

"The following computers may be affected by the faulty RAM, Toshiba said: Tecra S1, 9100, M1 and M2 laptops; Satellite 2400, 1110, Pro M10 and M30 machines; and Portégé R100 and M200 notebooks. Not all PCs of these types contain the potentially faulty memory, the company added."

"For now, they need to download a free utility which will test the memory installed on their computers. The software will flag up potentially faulty RAM and provide details of how the memory can be replaced. The utility is also available on CD from local service centres, Toshiba said."


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:09 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/01/toshiba_ram_recall/

By Tony Smith
Published Monday 1st November 2004 12:02 GMT

"Toshiba today said it could replace memory modules installed in certain Tecra, Satellite and Portégé notebooks after it emerged that some may malfunction and cause data-loss."

"The following computers may be affected by the faulty RAM, Toshiba said: Tecra S1, 9100, M1 and M2 laptops; Satellite 2400, 1110, Pro M10 and M30 machines; and Portégé R100 and M200 notebooks. Not all PCs of these types contain the potentially faulty memory, the company added."

"For now, they need to download a free utility which will test the memory installed on their computers. The software will flag up potentially faulty RAM and provide details of how the memory can be replaced. The utility is also available on CD from local service centres, Toshiba said."



Is the only site you go to the regaster. C'mon u post a link to there at least every 2 days.


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba recalls notebook RAM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:35 am 
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gamerfreak wrote:
Is the only site you go to the regaster. C'mon u post a link to there at least every 2 days.


nope, there's probably about 15-20 tech sites/forums I regularly visit each week, 3+ others monthly

the Register and MPC are just breakfast for my brain :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:59 am 
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List some of 'em will ya? I'm trying to add to my collection now that I have more free time.

Here's my current list in my "tech" bookmark folder, though I know there are a few more I want to add:

http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/
http://www.techwarelabs.com/
http://www.nforcershq.com/
http://www.insomnia-tech.com/
http://www.firingsquad.com/
http://www.cdfreaks.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:44 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/
http://www.betanews.com/
http://www.wired.com/news/

http://arstechnica.com/index.ars
http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.ixbt-labs.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/
http://www.overclockers.com/
http://www.hardocp.com/
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/
http://www.storagereview.com/
http://www.3dfxzone.it/index.php

http://www.dalantech.com/ubbthreads/index.php
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/
http://www.dslreports.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/default.mspx
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/av ... ories.html
http://www.spamhaus.org/index.lasso
http://www.sans.org/rr/


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Thats quite a list.


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urmumsacow wrote:
Thats quite a list.


I left out the forums and some <cough>unmentionable<cough> sites... :)


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What kind of RAM did Toshiba use in those machines?

Did it say whoose chips are on the RAM?


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Flytrap7 wrote:
What kind of RAM did Toshiba use in those machines?

Did it say whoose chips are on the RAM?



nope, "third-party DIMMs" was all they would say


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this is what happens when you use cheap assed ram to squeeze the last bit outta systems, you end up paying more later.


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gramaton cleric wrote:
this is what happens when you use cheap assed ram to squeeze the last bit outta systems, you end up paying more later.



true..have to give them credit for doing something about it instead of having to class-action them, unlike the sombitches at fujitsu


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Fujitsu = asswipes


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Flytrap7 wrote:
Fujitsu = asswipes


fujitsu canada gets a two fingers up from me...hard to believe a company that big has such a screwy return policy


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