I Want To Upgrade A Laptop Cpmputer

  [DELETED] 08:35 15 Sep 2003

I have just got a laptop from a friend and its pretty low spec and was wanting to upgrade it can you suggest any sites that will take me through a tutorial on how to do it.


  [DELETED] 08:43 15 Sep 2003

What upgrades do you want to do?

It's not easy swapping things/changing things in a laptop as everything is so tightly packed together. Putting extras in is almost impossible.

Many of the components used in laptops are modified to be able to fit in the confined space. These are virtually impossible to obtain on the open market.

  [DELETED] 08:49 15 Sep 2003

I want to upgrade the memory and the hard disk and also to learn a bit more about laptop computers.

  [DELETED] 08:52 15 Sep 2003

What size hard drive is in there at the moment Annie? The hard drive is fairly easy to replace and a memory upgrade is also easy.

  [DELETED] 09:02 15 Sep 2003

Do you have the documentation for the laptop? In my documentation, it tells me that I can upgrade the memory and hard disk. However it can be quite specific about the new hardware. For example I can only use hard disks that are 2.5" wide and 9.5mm deep.

  [DELETED] 09:04 15 Sep 2003

Polaroid or digital camera is essential. Because everything is so compact you may accidently pull or push on cables, which can make them loose.

  [DELETED] 09:09 15 Sep 2003

Here is the laptop spec
Compaq Armada 4130T
Intel Pentium 133MHz
48Mb Hard Disk Upgradeable 1.3Gb Display Crisp 12.5" TFT Colour
PCMCIA Slots Yes (2 x Type II)
Infra Red
TV Out
windows 95

no sorry dont have any manuals on it but i am going to check online and try and get one. Hope this is the infor you need

  Belatucadrus 09:29 15 Sep 2003

click here may be of interest, as may click here . I tried Crucial, but they didn't have memory for a 4130T.

  [DELETED] 10:49 15 Sep 2003

Been looking for a manual but have had no joy does anyone know where i will get a manual from.

Thanks for the links had a look had no idea that upgrades would be so expensive i will probably do them one at a time.

Is there any more suggestions on sites that will tell me a bit more about upgrading laptops.As i dont want to do anything untill i know a bit more about it.

  Belatucadrus 13:34 15 Sep 2003

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