Originally Posted by saugen48
Go to the Toshiba site to laptops>Customer support>Downloads. Check and see how many versions there are of the L35 series, the check out driver downloads and you will find the BIOS for each model and detailed spec for each model will give you the processor size.
Built in chips are not replaceable, PCMIA video cards can upgrade your video performance by disabling the vid chip and just using the PCMCIA vid card.
There are probably 2 memory slots in your computer, one under the keyboard which probably carries the 512MB. You or a tech would have to remove the keyboard, remove the 512 and put in a 1GB module, then put the other 1GB module in the slot in an access panel on the bottom of the laptop.
Your laptop probably has an 80GB SATA HDD. Just do a google search "Replacement HDD satellite L35", like I have to do. Yours is a Celeron M 1.4Ghz processor, with an 80G 5400rpm HDD
i think there's no more info about toshiba satellite L35-S2161 series in the site, except from it's new release bios and other accessories...I have an Intel Celeron M410 @1.46ghz... I want to upgrade it and asking for possible upgrades that is compatible with my model...i find it hard to search the net for possible CPU upgrades for my laptop, but someone in other forums posted a thread with the same topic (and same model as i have) that he manage to upgrade his CPU, from Intel Celeron M410 - Intel Core Duo T2250...unfortunately, the man who posted the thread is no longer active in the forum so i wasn't able to ask him if it works well and smooth...
so basically about the cpu, you are saying that all Satellite L35 are the same on which i could upgrade my CPU with the one in the Satellite L35 model with the highest CPU?
and regards with the memory...so it means i could possibly use any memory modules that i want (maximum of 1gb per slot)? for example, i am using a 512mb PC2-4200 DDR2, i can possibly change it to 1gb PC2-5300 DDR2 per slot?