Sunday, October 4, 2009

Step by Step Instruction About How to Upgrage Your Laptop (part-1)

Now-a-days Laptops are no more a big matter of a business enterprise or of a high salaried executives. It is a part your daily life. Even smart children are utilizing their laptops for game culture. These have crossed the boundary of luxury. But day by day the technologies of the laptops are getting advanced in their components. If this continuously happens, what will you do with your old laptop? Of course, you need to upgrade it. Since the mechanism of a laptop is much move critical than that of a desktop, opening a laptop is risky as a whole. Let us go through a step-by-step guide for the job of upgrading laptops.

Upgrading: - All laptops are not same, rather they differ in design and configuration. It is not possible to apply the procedure to all kinds of laptops in general. Let us go through an old laptop and a new laptop. First of all, we need to know how to open up a laptop for replacing or upgrading the internal core components such as RAM, Processor and hard drive. Before trying to open a laptop, ensure that the laptop is completely powered off. If connected to a wall socket, it is wise to unplug the connector.

Step- 1:-

Open the laptop: - Most of the modern laptops are to be opened from the base. If your laptop opens, simply open back flap and go to step-2. Those laptops that do not open from under the keyboard, don’t bother looking at back. Watch closely at edge of the keyboard. You will find latches on the chassis which secure keyboard from all the sides. Use flat screw driver, just push the latcher down and pull keyboard out. But take caution it is not completely detached. The data ribbon is inside the port on motherboard. For releasing data ribbon, use fingers to carefully pull lever from both sides. Gently pull the ribbon till it is out of slot.

Step- 2:-

Remove the Heat sink: - Now you are to remove heat sink for exposure the processor underneath. Therefore, unscrew the heat sink from chassis and keep screw in the safe place. In case of losing them, it will be difficult to finding replacements. Heat sink has fans which are to connected to motherboard. Ensure that you remove connections before pulling heat sink out. When it is complete, you will now take heat sink out of chassis. If your laptop have not undergone any service recently, you will discover plenty of dirt within.


Clean the laptop: - Use 1 inch or 1.5 inch brush for brushing off dust accumulated on motherboard and chassis. Use a hand blower to blow out the remaining dust away. While you will find no more dust coming out of your computer, prepare for upgrading the processor.