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Do-It-Yourself Laptop and Notebook Upgrading, Modding and Repairing

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    If the processor model number ends in "U" -- for example i7-4500U, then it's definitely soldered.

    The last socketed mobile CPUs were the 4th-gen (AKA Haswell, circa 2013) Core i5/i7 like the Core i5-4300M (dual core, 37w TDP) and Core i7-4800MQ (quad-core, 47w TDP). These were used in workstation-class laptops.
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    Yep definitely un Acer is soldered, so no need to check na un isa.
    These are the times I can really see the advantage of desktop but still mobility is want I need.
    So bili nalang bago and hopefully it would serve me 4-5 years.

    Thanks sir
  • hi guys,

    question tungkol dito sa MSI Gp60 2OD laptop na handme down ng brother ko.

    Broken ang screen nya , hindi na makita yung bios nya may alam po ba kayong way na ma output yung bios sa external monitor??

    naubos na yata ng google fu ko yung mga possible solutions...disconnected flex, tried hdmi and vga..

    (working yung output nya to external before, eh mistake ko nag format ako ng hard disk...dumb move talaga ko nun)

    any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

    Follow up din po...

    taga dito ako sa sto tomas batangas...may alam ba kayo na malapit na "fair" laptop lcd replacement??

    Thanks!
  • does anyone know where to find the RAM slots of the Acer Travelmate P245M? I saw one in YT pero hindi naman na expose yung RAM slot.
    Meron ba dyan nakapag upgrade ng RAM on the same model? I already removed the bottom cover of the laptop to no avail.

    Thanks in advance

    -- edited by mccoy on Jan 10 2020, 07:25 PM

    -- edited by mccoy on Jan 10 2020, 07:25 PM
  • good day. kaya niyo ba ma-identify anong connector/port ito? i have a similar laptop sans the optical drive, may caddy siya for additional ssd/hdd pero walang adaptor from sata to this port.




    -- edited by gen0 on Feb 19 2020, 11:27 AM
  • @mccoy
    Possible na either welded yung ram sa board or nasa top yung slot, sa ilalim ng kb. That is, kung di mo siya nakita after removing the back cover.
  • does anyone know where to find the RAM slots of the Acer Travelmate P245M? I saw one in YT pero hindi naman na expose yung RAM slot.
    Meron ba dyan nakapag upgrade ng RAM on the same model? I already removed the bottom cover of the laptop to no avail.

    based on online images visible dapat yung ram slot. sa laptop ko exposed agad yung ram slot after removing the back/bottom cover, pero dyan sa na google kong image may aluminum shielding pa yung ram.

    maybe you can post a picture of your laptop with the cover removed?
  • It only means that the Travelmate P245M has variants. May kasunod pa yang "P245M-", doon malalaman ang physical differences.
  • May nakapag-install na ba dito ng m.2 SATA3 2280 sa ACer Aspire 3 A315-41-R287?
  • Dapat ba may kasama case/frame pag bumili ka ng SATA na SSD?

    Got a Samsung EVO 860 from PC Worx via Lazada and nasa loob ng box is the SSD itself lang. Nung kinabit ko sa laptop ok naman pero there's nothing holding it in place aside from the back cover that is... Ok lang ba yun?
  • Dapat ba may kasama case/frame pag bumili ka ng SATA na SSD?

    Have bought some SSDs. None of them came with a bracket, even the Samsung 850 EVO.
    If you don't want to spend a few hundred on a bracket, use some adhesive-backed velcro strips or duct tape.
  • Have bought some SSDs. None of them came with a bracket, even the Samsung 850 EVO.
    If you don't want to spend a few hundred on a bracket, use some adhesive-backed velcro strips or duct tape.


    Oh ok thanks. Guess they really don't come with a bracket. I'll just do some DIY to prevent the SSD from hitting the laptop's underside.
  • If it's a laptop, a small piece of folded paper, cardboard, etc. works well as a spacer.