Toshiba Satellite P100-106 3.30 BIOS request

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by varkanoid, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    I forgot to mention that while I try to do some reading up on Windows ACPI support, do you want me to make you a BIOS that has _AC0=65C and _AC1=64C? At least you'd only have one degree where the fan will be annoying. :\
     
  2. varkanoid

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    yeah that would be excellent.
     
  3. varkanoid

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    okay will do and let you know how I got on later today.
     
  4. varkanoid

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    Something weird going on.

    Flashed the BIOS okay, switched on and for about 30 minutes no change whatsoever same as using test 2 was occuring. When temp hit 55c loud whirring for 2 seconds then back to normal than as temp hit 60c fan gets a little louder as before.

    Then when I stress it temps are going from 50c idle to 60c and above load and when it passes 55c no loud whirring for 2 seconds. Made temps go up and down between 50c and 60c+ several times no 2 second whirring.

    Now just tried opening and closing IE which raises temps to 60c (how I dont know :) ) and the 2 second whirring has come on again when it passes 55c. Very strange.

    Boots Linux Fedora fine from CD.

    Can you try 70c for _AC0.
     
  5. varkanoid

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    Hi

    test4 does not seem to have made any difference :(
     
  6. tqhoang

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  7. varkanoid

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    okay thanks for all your help, it does seem better but still the annoying whirring but now only at 55c.

    Going to try modding the fan itself as I have a spare to see if I can make a fan controller.
     
  8. varkanoid

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    didnt quite work out my fan controller :(
     
  9. tqhoang

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    #53 tqhoang, Jan 28, 2011
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    I might get access to my mom's Toshiba P105 this weekend. I'll let you know if I can borrow it for a week or so since she's going on vacation.

    Update: Sorry, but plans didn't work out so I'm not sure if/when I'll get access next.
     
  10. varkanoid

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    Hi

    third attempt and I now have a working CPU fan running off the rear USB port with a Zalman Fan Controller in between and most of the wiring is hidden inside. The variable control knob on the Zalman I have poked out through the rear where the DVI slot should be.
    The Zalman fanmate is supposed to have a 12v input and can then slow the fan down to 5v. So in this case I have 5v coming in and the range it slows it down at is not that great. Its prob equivalent to having the fan running most of the time as its a 5v fan.

    The fan is a bit loud but at least no 2 second whirring occurs. Might see if I can slow it down a bit more somehow and reduce the noise.

    Temps are 40c idle and does not seem to go over 52-54c when under normal use or when I ran PC Mark.
     
  11. tqhoang

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    Ok, I got the laptop...I'll probably have it for 2 weeks, so hopefully I can figure out this missing fan device & power control.
     
  12. varkanoid

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    any further developments ?
     
  13. varkanoid

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    I have modified the fan slightly its now running off one of the USB ports at a constant 3V and is quiet and keeping the laptop cool
     
  14. tqhoang

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    Yes, the TOSQCI-TOSQCI00-LTP is the SLIC v2.1 that's in there...I typically like to keep the similarly named SLIC when there's already an existing v2.0. I use a combination of AndyP's PhoenixTool (for the SLIC upgrade), Phoenix BIOS Editor Pro v2.2.13 and the Intel and Microsoft ASL compilers.

    Bummer about having to replace the motherboard...you couldn't do the Phoenix BIOS recovery with it? I've helped a few Toshiba netbook owners get back online with the right phlash16.exe.