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Toshiba Tecra 520CDT laptop computer.
General info
The Toshiba Tecra is a series of business laptops, introduced in 1996, manufactured by the Japanese corporation Toshiba. The non silver grey Toshiba laptops from the period 1994-2000 are exceptionally well designed with long lasting components. An IBM Thinkpad from this era is known for its alleged build quality, but a Toshiba laptop from the 90's actually is well built.
About this specific offer

This Toshiba Tecra 520CDT is a model PA1246E XCD, made in Japan. It is one very well preserved and complete specimen. This Tecra 520CDT is, despite its business origin, equipped with hardware which makes it also very usuable for MS-DOS retro gaming enthusiasts, such as the 12.1'' TFT LCD with 16.7 million colors at 800x600p and the Yamaha OPL3-SA3 FM-synthesis IC with Sound Blaster Pro emulation. Apart from that it is equipped with a VGA output so it can display a nice picture on a conventional 4:3 flatscreen monitor. You can read and write data from and to 3.5'' disk, USB stick (Windows 98SE and USB driver required) and read from CD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW. This laptop has a German QWERTZ keyboard.

Power is supplied by the original Toshiba PA3048U-1ACA external power supply (100-240V AC) and two original Toshiba PA2448U 3400mAh batteries.

Installed is Windows 95 OSR 2 in German and all necessary drivers. It is also compatible with most MS-DOS software.

Documentation is in German. Companion disk (3.5'') in English.


- 12.1'' SVGA TFT display with 16.7 million colors
- Intel Pentium MMX 166 MHz CPU
256 KB L2 cache
- 160 MB EDO RAM ( 32 MB onboard + 128 MB EDO RAM 144-pin SO-DIMM)
- 144-pin SO-DIMM EDO RAM socket (max. 128 MB RAM)
- C&T B65555 2 MB SVGA PCI graphics IC
- VGA HD-15 socket
- Yamaha OPL3-SA3 FM-synthesis sound IC
- Stereo speakers
- Volume control
- 3.5 mm headphones jack
- 3.5 mm microphone jack
- 3.5 mm line in jack
- 2.1 GB HDD
- Toshiba XM-1502B 10x CD-ROM drive
- 2x PCMCIA slot (supports 2x type II or 1x type III)
- USB 1.0 port
- Parallel DB-25 socket
- Serial DE-9 connector
- PS/2 mouse port
- External FDD socket
- Expansion socket
- RJ-11 modem port

- Infrared
- Toshiba PA2448U 3400mAh battery
- TrackPoint
- German QWERTZ keyboard

Dimension (WxDxH): 30 x 23.5 x 5 cm
Included is:
- Toshiba Tecra 520CDT model PA1246E XCD laptop computer
- Toshiba PA2611U external 3.5'' disk drive
- Toshiba PA3048U-1ACA external power supply
- Euro - C7 device power cable
- 2x Toshiba PA2448U 3400mAh battery
- Small parts set
- Drive bay cover
- RJ-11 modem cable
- Toshiba Companion Diskette (3.5'')
- Toshiba Tecra 520/530CDT manual
- Toshiba Windows 95 manual
- Various other Toshiba documentation
- Toshiba Tecra 520CDT service documentation (digital, email only)
- Toshiba Tecra 520CDT original packaging
- Laptop bag


Laptop bag and small parts set are new.
This laptop was last tested at 12 November 2019.

During the test;

- Laptop could be powered on several times using the charger.
- Laptop stayed powered on for at least 1 hour.

- Laptop displayed a stable, straight, contrastful, bright, colorful and sharp picture (without distortions; no faulty lines or dead pixels).

- POST mentioned at the initial power up that the RTC battery needs replacement (easy fix with the included service manual). At the second power up POST passed all checks.

- Hard disk spinned and did not make any unusual noise.

- Hard disk read and wrote fine.

- Laptop booted to Microsoft Windows fine.

- Laptop worked fine in Windows, MS-DOS prompt and in MS-DOS.

- Trackpoint worked.

- All used keys of the keyboard worked.

- Audio output worked fine.

- Speakers worked.

- Volume control worked.

- Optical drive could be opened and closed fine.

- Optical drive read a random optical disk fine.

- Insert and eject mechanism of external disk drive worked fine.

- Disk drive read a random disk fine.

- Built-in fan was quiet.

- Laptop did not get hot.

- Screen could be opened and closed like it should (felt firm).

- Main battery was partially charged for some time. Laptop worked on it for 20 minutes (but is offered as defective)

- No battery leakage could be found.

- No defects and/or faults were identified.
- No further tests were performed.

Please carefully view the pictures for an impression.

Price details:
Price per piece:
€ 350,00


7,500 KG

Shipping costs

€ 13,75 

Stock (now available)


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