hello LP members
today maybe the most f****** word dealing with computer warranty, usually i haven't encounter any problem with warranty when bought a computer or any part of computer in any store here as long as guaranttee covered.
because yesterday i downloaded latest bios for A135-S4427 model for known issue
New BIOS fixes incorrect power-on password prompt
Document ID: 98082361
Posted Date: 09/27/07
Last Updated: 10/19/07
Category: ACPI, BIOS, Password
my friend laptop listed on covered Computer mode which is A135-S4427
Use of any software made available for download from this system constitutes your acceptance of the Export Control Terms and the terms in the Toshiba end-user license agreement both of which you can view before downloading any such software.
The computer models listed above may display a "Password =" prompt when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set. If this happens, there is no password that will satisfy the password request. If the computer is turned off and back on again, it is very likely that the same password prompt will appear. The computer will be unusable until this problem is fixed.
If the problem has not happened yet, you can prevent it from happening in the future by upgrading the BIOS to the newest version.
The occurrence of this problem on any particular computer is unpredictable -- it may never happen, but it could happen any time that the computer is turned on. If this problem does occur, it will be necessary to send the computer to a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider, who will fix the problem at no charge to you.
If this problem has not yet occurred on your computer, then find the computer model in the table below, and click the link for its BIOS to download and install it. These newer BIOSes display a power-on password prompt only when a power-on password has actually been set via the BIOS Setup program.
You may also browse for a newer version of the computer's BIOS at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
For more help, see Support Bulletin 98081213 Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.
If the problem has already occurred on your computer, then please make arrangements with a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider to have this problem fixed at no charge. To locate a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP), please visit Toshiba's Global ASP Locator at http://pcrepair.toshiba.com
after downloaded the latest version 1.60 for A135-S4427 and extract the files then i fire up The Windows NT-based BIOS installer AKAA160A_W32.EXE, will install the flash BIOS when run under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
i disregard the capability in Vista since i thought any application would be capable in Vista, method 1 a floppy the laptop not ready, the bootable cd which is require a blank CD and image burning i don't have one yesterday so option 2 will be my choice.
and while flashing bios, the power line when out and battery have a critical stage so the screen goes blank. after the power line on i power up the laptop and nothing happens.
the computer shop always accepted to repair my friend laptop because it still covered with the guarantee (one year) it took 10 days
additional problem: (f*** story)
Toshiba Authorized Service Provide:
Cutting a brand equity cost, compensantion of ASP when repaired any laptop
because i knew little bit about flashing a bios i always update a bios when a friend computer went wrong, and i knew we can re-program a damage bios using some equipment a eeprom copier or something like that. in order to shorted the time i though the ASP got the equipment, i go to ASP and today is the f*** word in my lifetime computer experience because ASP here said my laptop is a black market/personal importer they rejected to repair and take a charge for unreasonable price almost six month platinum membership, i keep argue that it was the laptop bug so it must be fixed by ASP and Toshiba acknowledge it with issue "New BIOS fixes incorrect power-on password prompt" but again ASP id said my laptop is black market or personal importer one and they can't help it (what the f***, sometimes missing here) they compare with well known phone brand from finland although there are an issue of official and not official warranty but we can fixed the phone (DIY) but this is a computer and the price 3x or more with phone brand from finland,
driven by curriousity i tracked my friend laptop on toshiba site and i found the laptop history
after looking the history i get the picture why some laptop although covered international warranty it will rejected in any country because it not registered and it happen in Australia, the ASP rejected my country warranty although he/she shown the international warranty but it no helped when it not registered.
a provocative suggestion start selling toshiba stock because toshiba cutting brand equity cost or something missing in Standard Operation Procedure when facing affordable laptop for low and middle tech (THE INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY)
warranty registration LOL
so does anyone (LP members) willing to help me by showing the warranty from toshiba site; just shown the part model and serial number or uploading any picture will be help, i know your laptop will be backup with the warranty if any and i know you always be neat in administration in order to get a warranty coverup, is it?
because i just currious how it work, is this case the neat of administration (the warranty registration) lol :)
lucky numbers 135 4427
thank for any info