Many small independent laptop repair shop and maintenance charities rely on Tims site to maintenance get copies of service manuals to make repairs portege and keep older machines going.
Toshiba laptop service manuals and the sorry state of copyright law.
The manuals are only available to Toshiba authorised service providers under strict confidentiality agreements.
Toshiba portable computers (laptops, etc.
Ive taken apart laptops for minor repairs/upgrades and never injured myself (or the laptop!).If anyone wanted to copy Toshibas hardware all they manual have to do is buy and take toshiba it apart for themselves.But, no, they want me (and you) to buy new ones when they break portege down.Toshiba Satellite 220CDS 220CDS - Product Specifications Toshiba Satellite 225CDS According to note 2 on the final toshiba page of the document at here, the 225CDS is simply a 220CDS with toshiba a longer warranty and extra software.And bottom line that I wouldnt be using or recommending them again.As a result, all Toshiba material that was on my website is now gone, permanently.
I wasnt expecting a friend to chip in, and probably wouldnt have posted sony this if he hadnt: My Friends response: image Time for a new manual Toshiba: How to lose sales and alienate your customers, by Toshiba.
Then I found out via Tims sony site that I would face at least a black mark by Toshiba contacting Auttomatic (the owners of m blogs) and/or my hosting provider.
Also that Id had a customer service problem with them in the past recovery (which theyd refused to resolve to my satisfaction).Desk Station General Technical maintenance Support Bulletin TSB-061-C - Releases of Toshiba DOS toki Technical Support Bulletin TSB-0009-C - The use norton of of IBM PC DOS with Toshiba portables Technical Support Bulletin TSB-0010-C - External.25 floppy drive setup Technical Support Bulletin TSB-0029-C - Low-level format.Their flat and final response was You do not have permission to disseminate Toshiba copyright material nor toshiba will it be granted to you in the foreseeable future.How is this a free market, how is this fair to small independent laptop repair shops, how is this fair to me if I want to repair/upgrade my own laptop.They say the manuals arent for the public, ie you and.Not terribly difficult with instructions on how to dismantle the laptop.