Hi guys, wife's employer has just given her a new laptop, this is the 3rd in 6 years, she offered old laptops back to employer who said she did not want them, she is keeping No. 2 in case employer changes her mind but 1st laptop, Acer Travel Mate 283XC has been given to me, the idea is to link it to tv to show home video on, see my post regarding USB keys not being recognised by TV, http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4151146/usb-keys/
what I would like to know is I would like to upgrade the hard drive and ram, what is the maximum I can go to on either and how do I replace the items?
I can do this on a pc but laptops are new to me, Acer website, including their forum, are difficult to use, kept going around in circles.
Laptop has XP Professional installed and came with installation disc, so installing OS isn't a problem.
all help and advice appreciated, (sorry this seems so long)
thanks Chronus, I have opened panels underneath and found the modem and RAM but no idea on how it comes out, there is one panel on the front, removed the screw but it wont budge, also a panel by the DVD drive, no screw but again wont budge, don't want to force them
The panels under the laptop will have small lugs holding them in, so after removing the screws it will be necessary to use something line a thin knife-blade to gently prize the panels up. Repairers often us the old type of Safety Razor Blade to do this job, those that are sharp on only one side.
thanks Nontek,and also Chronus, have found the battery, HD, RAM and Modem, thanks Chronus again I now know the max RAM I can put in, only need to know what size HD I can use crucial website to help with the RAM, not sure about the HD though.