Upgrading RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440, nx8420

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 6

In this guide I explain how to upgrade RAM in HP Compaq nc8430, nw8440 and nx8420 notebooks.

In my example I’m using a Compaq nc8430 which came with 1 GB (two 512MB modules).

This model can take up to 4GB total. You can install up to 2GB memory module into each slot.

HP recommends using PC-4200 DDR2-533 SODIMM.

If you cannot find PC-4200 DDR2-533 memory, you can use PC-5300 PC-6400. They should work.

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How to remove keyboard on HP Compaq 6515b

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 48

In this guide I explain how to remove the keyboard and clean the cooling fan in an HP Compaq 6515b laptop.

Most likely this guide will work for some other HP Compaq model. If it works for you, please mention the model number in the comments below.

Also, you can use this guide for accessing and replacing the memory module installed in the hidden slot under the keyboard.

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How to replace broken LCD screen in Gateway M-series laptop

posted in: 5. Gateway | 30

In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the broken LCD screen in a Gateway M7 series laptop. I’m fixing a Gateway M-6846 laptop. It also says Model No.: SA1 on the bottom. Most likely my guide will works for some other Gateway laptops. If it works for you, please mention the laptop model number in the comments below.

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Toshiba Satellite L305D not showing video

posted in: 8. Toshiba | 37

If your Toshiba Satellite L305D stopped showing video on the screen, there could be an easy fix for this problem.

First of all, test the laptop with an external monitor. If the external image appears to be fine, the next step is checking connection between the video cable and motherboard.

In this model the screen might stop working because the video cable gets disconnected from the motherboard.

I have seen a problem like that on a few different Satellite L305D and L305 laptops.

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