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Getting into the pc

I am having problems getting the case off the harddrive to put more ram into it... can anyone suggest of how they got theres off to get the the ram case?

Cheers, Mike

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If you mean how to get the side panel off the case, there is a little black lever on the backside of the case. Simply pull down on the lever, and you should then be able to slide the side panel off (slides toward the back).

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Want to remove HDD Asus


Garth, those two solutions were just Suggested solutions. Look at the dates.
FixYa offers suggested solutions to;
A) Let the poster know their problem has been received, and is in the 'que'.
B) Try to post a suggested solution, in the idea it has merit with the stated problem.

A) Suggest lay a soft static free cloth on the table, you are working on.
Turn the laptop over bottom side up, and Battery Compartment facing away from you; on the table.

B) Remove the battery. (AC adapter { Charger } should have been disconnected already)

C) The large panel going across the laptop, in front of you; is the Harddrive/Ram Memory Compartment.

Remove the single screw that holds it on.
Raise the Harddrive/Ram Memory Compartment panel, up on the same side as the screw.

BE aware that there are tabs on the panel, on your side, that go into the Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)

C) Remove the Harddrive. It's on the left.
The harddrive is in a Harddrive Caddy. A sheet metal holder. There are 4 screws to remove from the 'ears' of the Harddrive caddy.

There should be a silk 'strap'. Use it to slide the Harddrive to the Left, or also stated as slide towards the outside of the laptop.

CAREFULLY raise the harddrive from the Left side, at a tilted position. (Where it plugs in, is the Front. The opposite side, or left side; is the Rear. Raise the Rear side)

http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=R501VJ&hashedid=n%2fa

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/N56VJ/E6951_Emanual_N56VM_N56VZ.pdf

Harddrives are measured across their width.
A 2-1/2 inches in width harddrive is used for a laptop. (2.5)
A 3-1/2 inches in width harddrive is used for a desktop computer.

The type is SATA.
You need a 2.5 SATA external enclosure.

One example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

Another example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4846666&CatId=2783

Also, this laptop is new enough to be returned to the factory, IMHO.
If a 'certain' company does not want to honor fixing it, let me know.

In the US we have the State Attorney Generals Office, of each state. Contact the Consumer Division, and get a Complaint form.
I also know England, and Australia have a similar entity too.

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

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Hi Andrea I have just connected a hard drive to my Laptop and it isn't recogized.. can you help. I'm running on Windows XP Thanks Ian


Not Andrea, just wanted to offer;

1) Installed a new larger Harddrive for the laptop?
There is a special procedure for this. Depends on what laptop we're discussing here.
A new harddrive will have no operating system on it. BIOS needs to recognize the harddrive.

{When you press the Power On button of your laptop, the first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the laptop over to the Operating System. WinXP is one example of an O/S }

Some laptops have a procedure where basic info is stored until the new harddrive is installed. Then the basic info is transferred to the new harddrive.

In any case I suggest going into the BIOS Setup, and on the main page see if the Harddrive is recognized.
It will be listed.
If it isn't listed you have to manually set the harddrive's parameters. (Type them in)
The Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors.

When BIOS recognizes the harddrive, then you can install Windows XP off of the Restoration Disk, (Repair. Also know as Non-Destructive Installation), or a fresh, new genuine copy.

2) If this is a reference to an external harddrive, there may be an electronic problem with the unit.
The main problem that happens with an external harddrive, is the small circuit board inside goes bad.

This small circuit board is an Interface Board.
It connects to the Harddrive inside the case of the external harddrive, and allows a USB cable to be used.

If this is found to be the problem simply remove the harddrive inside, and install it into an economical external enclosure.

Awaiting further information so I know what we are dealing with.

A) Is this a reference to a new harddrive being installed into the laptop?
If so, laptop manufacturer name, and Model Number.
(Bottom of laptop in a white Service Tag, or sticker)

B) Is this a reference to an extermal harddrive?
Manufacturer name, and Model Number

Regards,
joecoolvette

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My dell latitude d600 is extremely slow. I have pi ctures and school papers i do not want to lose.....What can i do too help my computer?


I suggest you copy the school papers, and photos to disk/s, or flashdrive/s for safekeeping.
Then work on getting your computer to be faster.

1) A computer starts slowing down in performance once the Harddrive reaches 50 percent full.
You won't really notice until the Harddrive is at 70 percent full, but the computer has been slowing down all along

Remove unnecessary programs you do not use, and applications.
DO NOT remove Windows programs.
Just one's you have loaded from disk, or downloaded from the internet.

Go to Add/Remove Programs, and see if there any that can be deleted.
(Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Add/Remove Programs)

2) Defragment the Harddrive.
Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Free up disk space so programs will run faster

3) Clean up the Registry.
Every time you visit a website cookies are put on your harddrive. Tiny pieces of software, but after a while they add up, and take up harddrive space.

There are also fragmented files left behind after you have removed programs, and/or applications.
There are a lot of 'bits and pieces' left behind that are of no use, and take up harddrive space.

Using a Registry cleaner removes these fragments, and helps to speed up your computer's processes.
(Makes the computer faster)

I suggest CCleaner.
Why?
1) It works, and works well.

2) It's FREE. Works as well as paid for versions, and better than some paid for versions.
Don't let the fact that it's free fool you.

3) I have been using CCleaner for about 2 years now. Haven't had problem 1, and use it every time I'm off the internet.
Not advertising. Wouldn't do any good, lol! It's Free!

http://www.piriform.com/

Take a look around, 'Kick the tires',

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Go to the right, and click on Screenshots.
If you decide to use Ccleaner, come back, and post in a Comment, and I'll step by step you through using it.

4) Maximize the Ram Memory. Of course we all have to watch our budget constraints, especially with the world economy the way it is.

The Maximum Amount of Ram Memory is 2GB. (2 GigaByte)
There are two Ram Memory slots. EACH slot has a maximum amount of 1GB.
Uses DDR Sdram at 333MegaHertz. (333MHz) [ PC-2700 ]
It is the SO-DIMM style of ram memory.

Documentation for the Dell Latitude D600 Notebook PC, from Dell Support, indicates the standard amount of ram memory that is installed, is 256MB.

[256MB + 256MB = 512MB
512MB + 512MB = 1024MB or also stated as 1GB ]

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/en/ug/specs.htm

Scroll down to the bold heading > Memory
Look at the sub-heading in the chart at the left > Memory module connector.
Indicates > Two user-accessible DDR Sdram connectors.

In plain English > Two Ram Memory slots.

Look at the sub-heading > Memory module capacities
128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB.

Plain English > Can use just one 256MB ram module, ('Stick'), or two of them.
Same with each amount listed.

Look at the sub-heading > Standard memory
256MB

Plain English > Comes from the factory with one 256MB ram memory module.

[Maximum memory = 2GB ]

With 256MB of ram memory, a crude comparison is that you could kick a football down the football field, and have to wait until next month for the other team to bring it back.
S-L-O-W!

512MB of ram memory?
Umm, next week.

1024MB? (1GB)
Now you're talkin'.
Return ball at the speed of a normal game.

2048MB? (2GB)
You'll think special effects are happening because the football game is almost over!

An exaggeration I'll admit, but the performance increase is worth it when using programs, and applications.
On the internet? You'll see an increase in performance, but nothing to really write home to Mom about.

'Optimizer', or 'Performance enhancer', or some other dribble advertised as the 'flavor of the day'?
Naa, I find them costly, and full of beans.

Just use the free software available, and tune your computer up through steps 1 and 2 above ,using what Windows has available.
Keep your money in your pocket, unless more Ram Memory is an affordable option at this time.

Regards,
joecoolvette.

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