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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Laptop hard drives are cheap and very easy to swap out. You can save the old ones or destroy them and replace them with new. I shop at newegg.
    You can also convert their use for an external hard drive to store additional information or back up.

    That might not be a bad idea. I'd have to watch Youtube vids to know what to do. Are hard drives brand-specific? Model-specific? If I take one out and put a new one in -- what will happen when the laptop starts up? All my data will be gone? Will anything be on the computer then?

    I mean, will the laptop still know how to connect to a router? Or, is that info stored elsewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    That might not be a bad idea. I'd have to watch Youtube vids to know what to do. Are hard drives brand-specific? Model-specific? If I take one out and put a new one in -- what will happen when the laptop starts up? All my data will be gone? Will anything be on the computer then?

    I mean, will the laptop still know how to connect to a router? Or, is that info stored elsewhere?
    Just open it up and take it out. It is slotted into the motherboard and may have a cable attached that can be removed. No need to replace it if you are donating the machine. Tell them that it will need a hard drive.
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    Related: I just upgraded the RAM in my computer. Took 5 minutes. Oh, it is a desktop, not a laptop.
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    My laptop has a door for RAM replacement. One screw and it pops open. Same with harddrive.

    BTW, my laptop fans are doing fine, quiet. It's been cold so they rarely turn on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    My laptop has a door for RAM replacement. One screw and it pops open. Same with harddrive.

    BTW, my laptop fans are doing fine, quiet. It's been cold so they rarely turn on.
    I haven't really looked at my laptop to see how it comes apart. All of the components are in the screen part since it is a detachable tablet. The keyboard side is just a very thin keyboard.
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