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Upgrading A Laptop June 23, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Motherboard, Upgrade, Video Cards.
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I get a lot of requests from people that want to upgrade their laptop. Unfortunately, laptops are not built in open architecture like desktops. You can upgrade the memory, the hard drive, maybe even the CPU but you cannot upgrade the motherboard or video card. Laptops use plastics that are custom molded to the original motherboard so they will not fit any other.

If you must upgrade it is best to invest in a brand new system. It may even be a cheaper proposition. If you have questions about upgrades, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find laptop parts available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber

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Broken Headphone Jack Solution June 12, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Audio, USB.
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In a previous post I discussed the difficulty in trying to fix a broken headphone jack. Today, I want to present the solution.

Most people don’t think about it but these days, headphones and speakers aren’t just made with a standard mini headphone pin. You can now get headphones and speakers with USB plugs. So, if you have a bad headphone jack and you have a free USB port or can add one with a USB hub, you now have a solution for getting your sound back.

If you have questions about other audio issues, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find laptop parts available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber

Laptops and Cats June 3, 2014

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Cooling Fan, LCD.
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In an earlier post I mentioned my unfortunate encounter fixing a friends desktop computer. He had two cats in his apartment, I was allergic and there was a lot of cat hair inside the desktop. Today I thought I would discuss cats and laptops.

Like many pets, cats love warmth so they naturally gravitate toward laptops which generate heat through the CPU and memory. Laptops can get very hot when they are left on. Often, when the laptop is left unsupervised, cats will sit on the keyboard causing the laptop to overheat.

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Also, cat hair can get inside and clog the heatsink preventing more hot air from getting out. If you have turned off your laptop and closed it your cat can still sit on the lid and break the screen. I recommend when you are done using your laptop you store it away out of your pets reach.

If you have questions about other pet related computer issues, feel free to write me at info@laptoppartsexpert.com. You can also find laptop parts available at our website www.laptoppartsexpert.com.

Jeremy Schwaeber