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antwill

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hi can anyone help i bought a used laptop off ebay and it came without any info i can turn it on and thatys as far as i can go (52 yr old completely computer illiterate) i dont even know if i need to buy a mouse or anything dont laugh but any help would be most welcome.
many thanks
antwill
 

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Try a Google search, by typing in the name and model of the laptop along with "manual" or "user manual".
Sometimes a manufacturer will post a pdf file at their site for owners that lose or buy used without a manual.

good luck :)
 

JohnWill

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If you post the make/model of the machine, as well as what version of Windows is installed, I'm sure we can provide some assistance.
 

antwill

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hi johnwill my computer is a toshiba tecra 500 cdt model num pa 1221e yx-en your help would be most appreciated thanks.
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Tecra 500CDT


Model name/No. Tecra 500CDT / PA1221U-T2xx
Processor Intel Pentium(R) 120MHz w/VRT
Memory(MAX) 16MB/144MB
HDD 1.26GB
Display Display TFT Active Matrix Color 12.1 968x726
Display controller C&T HIQV32 (CT65550)
Video RAM 2MB
Sound CS4232, OPL3(YMF262), YAC512
PC Card controller TypeIIx2 or TypeIIIx1
IrDA IrDA 1.1:4Mbps
USB (none)
Modem 28.8/14.4Kpbs Data/Fax/Voice
LAN (none)
Last update 11-18-2004

Most likely you will need to put windows on this computer that might be why it is not starting up all the way. You will need a win98 boot floopy and windows 98 disk and good luck with all of the drivers.
 

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I hope you didn't pay a lot for that notebook, it's pretty long in the tooth!
 
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