Monday, June 13, 2011
I Upgraded my Laptop! (Inspiron 1501)
Recently I was in desperate need of some more RAM for my laptop. The suggestion was made that I take the computer to a shop. (Can you hear me laughing?) But, my ever frugal nature said, "Let's check into this first."
I was lucky enough to find videos on YOU TUBE. In the beginning I found a video of a guy pulling apart a computer like mine that terrified me. He decided to go through the key board. Ouch. Apparently he did not know about the easy access door on the bottom, or his computer was a slightly different model. I was so happy to find a video that made the upgrade quick and easy.
I did a bit of research to see how much RAM my particular computer could support. I found it will support 2 Gigs. So, I found what I needed over on Amazon and it was on it's way.
I removed the battery and the power cord. This was an easy upgrade on this particular model. In a matter of minutes I was up and running again with less "think" time.
Fine Print.... Don't try this at home even though I did. You may become a hazard to yourself and those around. Just kidding.