7 thoughts on “Don’t Buy A Toshiba Laptop

  1. Personally I wouldn’t buy a Toshiba laptop for another reason; the last time I bought one, the hard drive suffered total mechanical failure within a year of purchase. It was fixed for free under warranty but that didn’t get my data back.

  2. Toshiba holds copyright on their documentation. Someone on the Internet is violating Toshiba’s rights by distributing Toshiba’s documentation. Toshiba is requiring that they stop.

    I’ve owned a couple of Toshiba laptops and have had no problem getting documentation from Toshiba when I’ve needed it. Why is it important that I also be able to get Toshiba documentation from an un-authorized distributor of said documentation?

    • I’m not denying for a moment that Toshiba has the legal right to prevent people distributing their copyrighted material. But I also have the right to respond to their decision by comparing them unfavourably with other companies and advising people to take their business elsewhere.

      Yes, it is possible that third parties might provide repair manuals, although I’m not aware of a thriving market in it like there is fair cars. (I’m not denying for a moment that Toshiba has the legal right to prevent people distributing their copyrighted material. But I also have the right to respond to their decision by comparing them unfavourably with other companies and advising people to take their business elsewhere.

      Yes, it is possible that third parties might provide repair manuals, although I’m not aware of a thriving market in it like there is fair cars. ( I’m not denying for a moment that Toshiba has the legal right to prevent people distributing their copyrighted material. But I also have the right to respond to their decision by comparing them unfavourably with other companies and advising people to take their business elsewhere.

      Yes, it is possible that third parties might provide repair manuals, although I’m not aware of a thriving market in it like there is for cars. (Perhaps for Apple products?) But that doesn’t stop this being a bone-headed move.

  3. Ahh, I see. These aren’t user manuals, they’re repair manuals. Never mind. I haven’t tried to get those directly from Toshiba. I suppose that if there’s enough demand, then third parties will create repair manuals like they do for automobiles. Mazda didn’t give me a repair manual for the car I bought from them but I did purchase one from Haynes and have purchased other model repair manuals from Chilton in the past.