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About Hard Disk size for Laptop IBM A20m

Tech Support guy (from a PC Store, in Mexico) could not be sure if this laptop (A20m) would accept hard disk bigger than 40GB. Was he correct? I am confused.

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  • 77law77 Nov 01, 2008

    I have installed my hard drive and am now trying to put my thinkpad A20 laptop back together. Is there an easy way to make sure all the connections go back together and there are 2 wires near the power plug that are labeled AUX and MAIN and I can't see anything that they should be connected to.

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Yes, you can insert any size you want don't be belittle by the inorent poeple in sales stores they will tell anyone anything just to make a buck.... lala linda i would suggest trying an 80 g it will prombally will do what you need untill you learn more about computers ok lala linda

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