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#1 sgerbitz

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:15 AM

Hi, I have a Toshiba Sat. A205-S6810, and on the bottom there are several places to unscrew, and I unscrewed them, and found a strange place, and cant seem to figure out what goes in 1 spot.

1. is memory
1. is hard drive
1 . ??? (blank spot for something)

See product page: http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/rdet.j...555&seg=HHO

Sorry cant attach image, but go here: http://911-computersolutions.com/temp/files/test.bmp

when I called toshiba I got 5 different answers
1. extra place for hard drive
2. wifi
3. extra place for battery
4. modem
5. bluetooth

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:35 AM

Most likely it's a space for another hard drive - but you'll have to look inside and see if it's got the proper plugs for a hard drive to connect there. Since the hard drive installed is SATA, I'd expect the other one to be SATA also.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:37 AM

if there's a small slot empty it might be the optional bluetooth stack?

also sometime there's access for cleaning the cpu heatsink?
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:39 AM

there is a small connector simular to sata, but my current hard drive wont connect to those connectors.. things to make to go hmm..

Dachew -- define small slot?

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:41 AM

If it won't take your hard drive, then I'd suspect that it's a place to store your Tic-Tac's :thumbsup: (just kidding!)

I've opened several Toshiba's at work with similar cases and have only found them to be hard drive bays (YMMV).
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:42 AM

USASMA -- I will re-try to install the hard drive again! and I will let you know in about 1 our when I get home

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:04 AM

this is very interesting as I went to a lot of trouble with a 205 last week creating a data partition with vista for a dj friend of mine, he would love to be able to add another hard drive to his
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:48 AM

WOW..

I just got home, and there is no connecters in that slot, uploading pics so you all can see what I am talking about:

Where HD Goes:
http://911-computersolutions.com/temp/files/IMG_1097.JPG

Empty spot:
http://911-computersolutions.com/temp/files/IMG_1099.JPG

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:03 AM

Look at a manual for said system.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

I have looked at manual already, nothing there!

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:05 PM

This isn't the exact same model, but it may be close enough. See the pictures near the end of the review and the section titled "Note about the extra HD bay":

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?...=Satellite+A205

And there is also this review of another Satellite model, with a similar comment ("Second HD bay with no connectors") near the end of the review:

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?...aptop+Computer+

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:06 PM

Repair manual? Owner's manual? The repair manual was what I had in mind.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:26 PM

This isn't the exact same model, but it may be close enough. See the pictures near the end of the review and the section titled "Note about the extra HD bay":

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?...=Satellite+A205

And there is also this review of another Satellite model, with a similar comment ("Second HD bay with no connectors") near the end of the review:

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?...aptop+Computer+


YOu nailed the nail on the head!!! thats what its for!! so what to do?? I guess its a tic-tac holder then!! Since I am not sure what to do with it now!! LOL

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 07:45 AM

Took apart an A215 at work - and found that it's the access plate for the RAM!!! What The Heck???
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