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Upgrading Laptop Components: Hardware Overview

Matt Thomas, IT Instructor

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17 Videos (1h 4m)
    • What You'll Learn In This Course

      1:12
    • Direct Benefits of Cleaning and Upgrading Laptop Hardware

      3:02
    • Quick Glance at Storage and RAM

      3:27
    • Hardware Layout on a Different Model

      2:03
    • Blowing Dust

      3:31
    • Disk Removal

      2:23
    • Disk Swap / Re-install

      1:45
    • Identifying RAM

      1:20
    • RAM Re-install

      1:08
    • Keyboard Removal

      4:16
    • Full Case Dismantle

      5:34
    • Motherboard Removal

      7:41
    • Removing CPU Cooling Unit and Cleaning the CPU Itself

      5:43
    • Applying Fresh Thermal Paste & Heatsink Re-install

      4:48
    • Mantling the Motherboard

      6:22
    • Keyboard Installation and Case Completion

      6:57
    • Laptop Upkeep

      2:41

About This Class

Modifying your laptop can seem daunting, but you’ve found the perfect course to walk you through it!

Laptop hardware is slightly different from an ATX – sized setup. It’s quite unique.  As a beginner, navigating through laptop internals can be very risky. Circuitry and connectors are smaller and much more fragile.

Internal maintenance / upgrades are just as important software maintenance. We update our browsers, applications, and operating systems when needed, but leave out the most crucial aspect – the internal hardware

There’s quite a bit you can do to upgrade your laptop’s overall performance. Even if you’ve never touched hardware before, you’ll be able to effectively handle everything presented in this course.

-- Running out of space?

Upgrade to a higher capacity storage device!

-- Experiencing lag when you have multiple applications open?

Upgrade your RAM chip(s)!

-- Laptop getting too hot?

Clean & Refresh your CPU cooling unit!

-- Reeeally slow start-up time?

Swap in an SSD! 

Upgrade, modify, or repair your laptop hardware. Improve performance while also getting to know the ins and outs of how your machine functions.

Ready to take your laptop to the next level?

Enroll now!

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Matt Thomas

IT Instructor

I'm a tech fanatic with a passion for computer hardware and an extensive background in the professional IT field.

Naturally, I've loved tinkering with computers my whole life, building and upgrading various systems along the way. I can honestly say I've learned a lot, I've acquired many skills that really take hands on experience to learn. Skills developed through numerous failures. These, are the most valuable. Know why? Because there's no such thing as failure! You either win, or yo...

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