Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Tecra 8100 help!!!

by TammySS / February 24, 2006 10:40 AM PST

Hi everyone! I have a tecra 8100 that can use a bit of help, if you know how to fix any of these, please email me at

1) The Fn and right arrow keys are broken off, can they be put back on?

2) It has a floppy lid

3) It's hard drive is always making a grinding sound



Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Tecra 8100 help!!!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Tecra 8100 help!!!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by John.Wilkinson / February 24, 2006 11:00 AM PST
In reply to: Tecra 8100 help!!!

1.) You can pop them back on, using a dab of crazy glue if need be.

2.) I don't understand the question.

3.) It sounds like the hard drive is physically failing. I'd recommend backing up all of your important files immediately. (Use floppies, CDs/DVDs if you have a burner, an external hard drive, a local network, or a flash drive.) After that, you'll need to purchase a new hard drive and replace it.

Hope this helps,

Collapse -
Problem 2 in more detail
by TammySS / February 25, 2006 2:06 AM PST
In reply to: Ouch!

The screen does not hold it's place, if you let go of it just slams back down. I have to use a bookend to keep it upright.

Collapse -
That's a mechanical issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2006 2:19 AM PST

If you dissect how those lid hinges work, you find that either you can tighten them or if not, you have to find replacements.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?