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How do I find a SSD HARDDRIVE, more memory, blue readable DVD/CD Player/OPTICCARD, and better sound for 15 inch 2007 durabook laptop?

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How do you install a macintosh internal Superdrive CD-DVD in a macbook pro?


Assuming you are wanting to replace a faulty drive, turn the computer off and then flip it upside down. With a small eyeglasses phillips-head screwdriver, remove the 10 tiny scores on the bottom of the case. Be sure to arrange the screws in such a way that you replace the screws in the spots you took them out because they sometimes don't seat flush when you put them in difference holes.

Locate the super drive. Disconnect the SATA cable and power cable (they may be one harness or two separate plugs). Remove the screws that hold the drive in place. Install the new drive, replace screws and connect SATA and power.

Replace the case bottom and secure with the screws you removed earlier.

The whole project should take less than 15 minutes. You might want to consider upgrading your memory while you have the case apart. It's very simple, and the memory is pretty cheap these days.

Aug 12, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Can i upgrade the speed


Yes.

This is why people (Gamers usually), use harddrives that have a spindle speed of 10,000, or 15,000RPM.
Also why people use SSD harddrives. (Solid State Drive)

(Problem is those harddrives have a small storage capacity, in relation to harddrives that spin at a slower spindle speed.

One example; 1TB harddrive that has a spindle speed of 7,200RPM, compared to 10,000RPM harddrive with only 150GB )

To really improve the performance past that Bob, make sure you have the Ram Memory maxed out.

If the laptop for example, has 1GB of ram memory, and will support up to 4GB; this is the way to go.

Also, let's say the laptop uses DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz.
(PC2-5300 that is SO-DIMM)

But can support DDR2 Sdram at 800MegaHertz.
(PC2-6400 that is SO-DIMM)

It is BETTER to have MORE ram memory, than it is to have faster ram memory.

The first memory area for the Processor is the Cache.
(L1, and L2. Newer processors? L3)

This is a small memory area for the Processor.
Operates at same frequency rate ('Speed') as the Processor does.
Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.

Next in line is the Ram Memory.
Ram Memory typically operates at HALF, of the Processor's FSB.
(Front Side Bus)

Do not have enough ram memory? Then a small memory area is created on the harddrive. VIRTUAL memory.

Virtual memory is typically 1-1/2 times the ram memory.

More ram memory, faster computer.

Next memory area is the harddrive.
IDE (PATA) and SATA harddrives are mechanical.

As such they are way slow, in comparison to the frequency rate ('Speed'), that ram memory operates at, much less the Processor's cache.

SSD harddrive? Still doesn't operate as fast.

Want to speed your computer up even more?
Delete anything off of your harddrive, that you are not using.
(NOTHING Windows, though)

Programs, and applications.
Copy off personal documents.
Personal documents being photos, videos, music, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

The more stuff on a harddrive, the slower the computer.
Hit 50 percent full? You start to notice.
Hit 70 percent full? You REALLY start noticing now.

Also use a registry cleaner. (I use CCleaner. It's FREE, and works as well as paid for versions, plus better than some)

Cookies, and fragmented files take up room also.
Delete a program, photo, video, music, whatever; and bits of fragmented files are left over.

The more room on a harddrive, the faster the computer.
Remember back when the computer was new?

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

Mar 25, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

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How to Replace the DVD RW on my PC /HP Pavillion a6130n /


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HP Support > Pavilion a6130n Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3436817&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

How to > Adding / Replacing hardware > Opening the PC Case,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00968217&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Removing the Front Cover,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00968624&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00981303&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

This is an example of a SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shape inside the cable's connector.

It also shows a SATA connector for the motherboard.
Note the L-shape on the connector. The optical drive (CD/DVD drive) also has this L-shape on it's connector.

(SATA connectors on the motherboard come in various colors. Color signifies what SATA connector it may be. SATA0, or SATA1, or SATA2, etc.)

Between a SATA data cable's connector, and a SATA power cable's connector, the SATA power cable connector is the larger of the two.

SATA data cable connector has 7-pins. (Contact pins)
SATA power cable has 15-pins. (Contact pins)

Example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

A SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, may have a small 'bump' on them, that you depress with your thumb, when installing the cable, or removing. The 'bump' is a Lock.

Usually the cable end going to a harddrive, or an optical drive; will be a 90 degree Elbow.
The straight end connector plugs into the motherboard.

A Top View look at the motherboard in your computer,

HP Support main page > Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2),

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077676&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

View shown has NO hardware on the motherboard.
(Processor, Ram Memory, etc)

The long Blue, and Black slots, with the White Lock 'ears', are Ram Memory slots.

The SATA connectors on the motherboard, are to the bottom/right corner, of the Number 3 and Number 4 ram memory slots. (Blue)

Yellow, Blue, White, and Black.

Scroll down, and click on the + sign to the left of the blue -
Motherboard layout

Using this illustration you can see;

Yellow SATA connector is SATA4 <-
Blue SATA connector is SATA3
White SATA connector is SATA2
Black SATA connector is SATA1

Due to standards set by JEDEC, and generally followed by all; the harddrive is plugged into SATA1.

HOWEVER, you can plug your optical drive, or drives, or harddrive, or harddrives; into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard that you want to.

The beauty of SATA is that BIOS will find the drive, NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard you plug into.
Harddrive, or optical drive.

For clarification on anything I have stated above, or for additional questions; please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 05, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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On the bottom of the acer zg5 netbook there is a a compartment cover with 2 screws on it and i want to know if this is for the harddrive or what because it is empty and it doe's not boot up the cover...


On some laptops you have 2 compartements,one is for the ram memory and the other sometimes ,if you have this type of hard drive a ssd drive--this is a hard drive without any moving parts,composed mainly of chips etc as opposed to the normal mechanical drive which works basically like an old record player IE it has a disk which spins and an arm with a magnetic pick up moves across the disk.your model might be the ssd type.
To gain access to the harddrive of the other type of netbook/laptop you reallly have to take it apart to access it.
ssd's are shock proof and more reliable mechanical type hardrive fail at an earlier stage.

Jul 16, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Indesigh cs2 will force to quit while we open the photoshop cs2 with in 10 to 15 minutes.


Sounds as if you have filled up all your available RAM You might try increasing your page filing however that will slow you down a bunch. Best solution is what I have a SSD with the OS and PROGRAMS on it with a TB HDD for storage extra page filing with an SSD is just as fast maybe faster than the straight memory. A 64 GB SSD will hold Windows 7 Ultimate, MS Office 2007 Enterprise, And Adobe CS$ design Premium With about 25 GB left over. 8 GB Ram Quad core With SSD page filing MS recommended 12 GB so I now have essentially 20 GB of RAM and 40 GB SSD OS and Programs and the TB original Drive makes great storage You do not have enough table space (usable fast memory /disk) for all you are opening that is why some thing must close or stop

May 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Which is better between Acer and Toshiba laptops?


it depends on Size, Gigs, Memory and what you want and wish to do with it........ I had a Toshiba satellite some years back it was 15 inch small amount of gigs and the internal speakers were fabulous...........now I am bouncing City - City with my Royal Blue Mini 9 inch Acer with 160 gigs (I look at my own (15) movies and carry around 25 gigs of music also ............. ) So which is better I'll say more gigs, lighter and faster connect to Wifi ........... ACER

Apr 24, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I just burend a audio cd but it wont play on my cd player


Hi,

Just a tip.
You can try to burn an CD at a lower speed.
So the index will be deeper and better readable for a normal CD-player.

Ragards,
Gerard

Feb 01, 2010 | NAD L40 CD Player

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Acer aspire 6920 18.4 inch screen! I cant get blue ray dvds


According to the ACER Aspire 6920 specs, it does not have a Blue-ray player only DVD CD R/W drive. Therefore it cannot play blue-ray movie disks.
The specs of the DVD drive are as follows :-
Optical Storage
  • Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Integrated
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Jul 24, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6920-6422 Notebook

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Having a similar problem with the La Cie 500gb. Powerbook G4.


The problem that has been inherent with all LaCie external harddrives, is the interface in the case itself.

Interface:
All external harddrives have a Style of harddrive that is used in a laptop, or one that is used in a desktop computer.
Laptop harddrives are 2-1/2 inches across in width.
Desktops are 3-1/2 inches across.
Your LaCie will have a 3.5, (3-1/2) inch desktop style harddrive, inside the case.

There are two main Types of harddrives.
IDE and SATA. (There is also a newcomer. SSD. SSD isn't being used in LaCie external harddrives at the moment, to my knowledge)

Your LaCie will use a SATA harddrive inside it.
This is an example of an average SATA harddrive,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hdd.jpg
The photo of this harddrive is tilted at an angle, that doesn't readily show the interface connection, but it helps to explain.

At the bottom of this harddrive in the photo, and to the left, is the interface area.

Viewing the harddrive, look at the four metal pins on the extreme right of the harddrive. To the left of these pins is the Jumper pin area. (Has a white jumper on two of those pins)

To the left of the Jumper area is an opening, and to the left of that, is a long slot. The first small slot area is for the 7-pin Interface cable.
(Data cable) The next slot to the left, is for the 15-pin power cable.

This 7-pin Interface mates up to socket holes in a connector, of the case of the LaCie external harddrive.

It is this interface connector, inside the LaCie external harddrive case, that is the problem.
Solution?
Buy a quality, in-expensive External Enclosure, take the harddrive out of the LaCie, and install it in this enclosure.

Examples of 3.5 Sata External Enclosures,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=2780&name=3.5-eSATA-enclosure&Nav=|c:2778|&Sort=0&Recs=10
(From $15 to $35, is a good range for a decent external enclosure)

Jul 22, 2009 | LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500...

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