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Laptop Dissection


I went to Bin Khaldoon street to pay a bill I owed, and I when I’m there I can’t just walk-in and walk-out, I always tend to walk around and check a few places out. I can’t help taking a look around and seeing what is in the market. What is funny, in Kuwait they go on trends with electronics, for the longest time you couldn’t find anything except D-Link, then Belkin, then Linksys. When it came to Hard Drives for a while it was Maxtor, and now its Western Digital.


So when I was walking around I walked into the store where I bought my work laptop over a year ago now and I ask him for some ram for the laptop to upgrade it. I bought 1 GB 667 Mhz Kingston ram for my Dell Latitude D820 since it only had 1 GB and I decided at that point to upgrade it to 2 GB since the cost of one stick is 28 KD.


I downloaded the service manual and began the dissection of my laptop while following the instructions. After I finished up and I was hoping I didn’t screw anything up, it said that what I did was wrong and I it isn’t being recognized. Going into the system Bios it showed the ram was there, so then I decided to take a leap of faith and flash the Bios from A01 to A04. I was crossing my fingers and then things were working fine and it felt that the programs were running lighter when I was booting them up. I felt like a mad scientist since I had to open up the laptop in two spots and I had different size screwdrivers all over the place.