How to Replace Hard Drive on Dell Inspiron One 2330

Here is another All In One Hard Drive replacement guide. Like in other guides it is very simple to change or upgrade your hard drive on an All In One.

Today I will show you how to disassemble your Dell Inspiron One 2330 so that you can change or upgrade your hard drive. Also in the guide I will show you how to get to other parts excluding Motherboard and screen.

This customer delivered All In One without Prop Stand.

  • To remove stand, lay face down on a soft surface then unclip and remove cover over stand mount. With cover off remove 4 screws holding stand in place then remove. You should have this when done.20160411_111805
  • Next remove 4 screws at the bottom of display 20160411_111758
  • Next we can remove back cover. To remove use small pry tool to lift bottom section then slowly work your way to the top on both sides20160411_11182320160411_111931
  • From here you can see different components. The Hard Drive is in the middle, but is protected by a shield. To remove there are 9 screws to remove. After removing all screws lift shield out and away from base.20160411_11201320160411_11201720160411_11203220160411_112342
  • Next remove wires along hard drive caddy. Then remove one screw holding hard drive in place, remove and slide hard drive from base the remove connector.20160411_11240520160411_11235020160411_113147
  • With caddy out remove 4 screws holding hard drive in place then remove20160411_113154

I hope these steps where helpful with your hard drive change or upgrade. These All In One Desktops look scary but isn’t anything more than screws and clips holding everything together like any other computer. Just take your time with your repair and it will go well. Good Luck!

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  • CD ROM Drive – Located on the left side, can be removed by removing 2 screws holding drive in place. Slowly slide out and remove connector before completely removing drive. 20160411_11370920160411_113712

Fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 7

Are you tired Blue Screen of Death Errors and trying to solve your problem? Make sure you go through following steps and lets hope that you might find your solution here

When your PC crashes or a reboot occurs, you will usually experience a screen that looks like this:

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Here are some example blue screen stop codes you might encounter during a crash:

Windows Stop Error Codes

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Fortunately, there are various methods to solve blue screen errors in Windows 7. You should be able to log in to your system (after a system crash due to a BSOD) to solve potential errors following the methods I outline below.
A majority of the blue screen errors you encounter are due to one of three things:

1. Device drivers
2. RAM errors
3. HEAT

That’s it. There are less common causes such as a failing PSU (power supply), but for most users it’s going to be one of the top three culprits listed above.

Before You Continue – Read This!

Before you continue on, it’s important that you scan your PC and make sure all your hardware device drivers are updated. This will solve most blue screen issues!

For example you can use DriverFinder and use it on a monthly basis to keep my devices up-to-date.

After you make sure your drivers are updated, you can use the methods that are outlined below if you are still experiencing stop errors.

Steps To Fix Blue Screen Errors (Windows 7)

Note: You may be prompted to enter your administrator’s password when you try to execute certain system tasks!

Method 1: Using System Restore

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “System Restore” (without quotes) in the Search box and hit Enter or,
3. Click on System Restore (when you see System Restore pop up in the list of search results).
4. Make sure the “Recommended restore” radio button is checked on the restore utility window.
5. Click on Next and follow the instructions given.

Note: There is the option on the restore utility to select “Choose a different restore point”. Unless you have a specific reason to select a different date and time than what Windows recommends, just select the recommended option stated in the steps above. If you choose to select another one, follow these steps:

1. Click on that desired date and time, and Windows 7 will perform a scan for any affected programs in that restore point.
2. Once completed, click Next and follow the instructions given.

Once you have selected the restore point, your system will start the restoring process, after which you will have to restart the system.

Method 2: Check memory problems

Memory management issues can also cause a BSOD in Windows 7. Thankfully, Windows 7 has a Memory Management Diagnostic tool that detects and solves problems related to system memory.

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool” or “Memory” (without quotes) in theSearch box or,
3. Click on Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool (in the search results).
4. Click on “Restart now and check for problems (Recommended)”.
5. The system will restart, and you need to follow the instructions given on the screen.

Method 3: Remove unsupported devices

Unsupported hardware may also result in a BSOD error. The easiest solution to this problem is to uninstall such hardware. You can detect the hardware that’s creating the problem through the Device Manager in Windows.

1. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar.
2. Type “Device Manager” in the Search box.
3. Click on Device Manager (in the list of results).
4. Expand all categories in the hardware tree – (click the little arrow icons).
5. Look for devices that have a red cross (x) against their name. These devices are not supported by Windows 7 and may be one of the reasons for BSOD errors.
6. Right click on these devices, and select Uninstall.

A corrupt registry can also lead to BSOD (blue screen of death) errors in Windows 7. Suggestion is that you download a good registry cleaner and scan your system for registry errors. There are both free and paid versions available and they both have pros and cons. Most of the registry cleaners available are easy to install and operate.

The cleaning process is automated, and the programs also backup the registry before cleanup, which acts as a safeguard. You can restore the registry to its previous state if you encounter system errors after the cleaning process.

There’s really no need to panic when you see a BSOD error on your screen. Just stay calm and follow the checklist above to fix the error.

Source: http://windows-exe-errors.com/how-to-fix-blue-screen-of-death-in-windows-7/

Upgrading a Laptop

Personal computers have lingered understood to be upgrade-able in relations to memory and even hard drive space, however little is found out about improving laptops.

RAM

The primary thing to think about is actually the laptop on its own. This needs to have expansion slots for adding sticks of RAM if you desire to upgrade moment. This may additionally be performed by substituting the existing stick of RAM but this technique is not cost efficient.

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To improve a laptop all-time low cover should be eliminated. When performing this any sort of manufacturer’s warranty the laptop will be voided if you decide to improve your laptop.

Improving RAM on a laptop is actually no different to improving RAM on a desktop. If your notebook has added RAM ports you just must buy some longer RAM and even install that in the unfilled ports. If your laptop does not possess expansion ports you will certainly have to replace the existing stick of RAM. If you had a 256mb stick of RAM, you would replace that with a 1GB or 512mb stick.

HARD DRIVE

Switching out the hard disk is a lot easier but complexed at the exact same time. Switching out the true drive is actually rather straightforward. You merely separate the existing drive and change with the brand new one. The complex part is reinstalling all your drivers. Without your drivers the components in your laptop are going to certainly not function accurately. This is essential to create certain you possess all the original driver CD’s that featured the laptop.

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Updating a notebook, although not as easy as desktop computer, could still be done.

If you are looking for help with upgrading give me a call today. i am available all week and Saturday. Its time to improve your investment, why not start here.

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Finding the right computer

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Finding out what you need

Everyone is different when it comes to hardware and software needs. For instance, if you are someone that loves music and you will be syncing music and other media to your iPod, smartphone and tablet, then you will most likely need a large hard drive. If you play games, you’ll need a fast CPU and a quality video card. If you are using it for work, then you’ll need to be sure that you have Microsoft office installed and any other software you need. Document the most important functions that you will be using the laptop for. This is the initial step in your search.

Laptop brands are not among the most important thing

Time and time again, I am asked “What kind of computer should I get?”, usually meaning the brand (Dell, HP, etc). I always answer by saying that the brand is not all that important. It is what’s inside. You need to check out specs, not brand labels. You can get a great laptop by any brand. Dell, Acer, HP and Sony seem to be the most popular. Obviously, a Mac is a different animal all together. This article is on PCs only.

Ok, so what is essential?

As I said, everyone is different in terms of needs, but here are the specs you should be looking for and what is considered “good”.

Memory

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In 2013, the average amount of memory is around 4GB on a standard mid-class laptop. Unless you are gaming or you are running 3d applications, 4GB will probably fit your needs. For someone like me that does run games and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, might benefit from a little more. I have 16GB of RAM on my everyday desktop and 8GB on my laptop. That may be considered a lot but I run multiple graphic intensive programs at a time. I have even seen gaming desktops with as much as 128GB of memory and as much as 64GB on a laptop, which is definitely excessive in my opinion. Before purchasing parts for your computer always remember to check the specs or your computer with manufacture site to check for compatible parts. Example is knowing if you need ddr, ddr2, ddr3, or ddr4, laptop (short) or desktop ( long).

recommended places to purchase memory: Amazon, TigerDirect, or Ebay

CPU

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Your processor is probably among the most important. It is the main workhorse of any computer system. This is one area where I do prefer a brand. There are 2 major brands in the world of processors and that is Intel and AMD. At this moment in time, I would suggest an Intel based processor for most people. The only reason to choose AMD is price. They are generally cheaper than Intel units.
The top CPU at the moment would be the Intel i7 chip. They are usually around $300-$400 (yes the chip only, not the computer). If you are looking for power, the i7 is the way to go. You can get an i7 based computer for $750 to around $1100. Just know that if you get a laptop with an i7 chip for $750 or less, it is probably lacking in another area like drive space.

The next one down would be the i5 processor. You could get a laptop with an i5 processor for $500 to $700. The lower end of the series is the i3 CPU which would be in low to mid range laptops. If you are just using the laptop to surf the Internet, social media, etc then the i3 would be just fine.

Hard Drive

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There are 2 kinds of hard drives to select from. We have standard internal computer hard drives and we also have SSD’s (Solid State Drive). SSD’s are much faster and reliable but have very low storage for high prices. These are meant for the operating system only. They are not meant to store music, movies or other forms of data (not yet anyway) because there just is not enough room.

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The optimal setup is to have an SSD for system files and operating system and then a standard internal drive for your data. You can get a 128GB SSD for around $130. You can get a standard drive with 1TB (1000GB) of data for less. With that said, if you are looking for a good deal but also enough room to store your music, pictures and videos, you want a laptop with at least 500GB of space. A 1TB drive would be sufficient for most people. It would store thousands and thousands of songs and images.

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Graphics/Video

If you wish to run modern high graphic performance games, then you should be considering the graphics card. The Dell XPS series and Alienware systems are great for gaming laptops. Some great laptop graphic cards today are the Nvidia GT series and AMD radeon series.

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Software

For someone that is very tech savvy, the software is not a big deal because they can just get the software they want and install it themselves. For some people, it is a good idea to look at what comes with the laptop they are buying. Most laptops in May of 2013 have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed. I would definitely suggest Windows 7 at this point. The tabbed interface of Windows 8 can be somewhat confusing for some people. There are also less bugs with 7.

The majority of people if not everyone uses Microsoft Office, so that should be something to look for. You also might want to look at what kind of virus protection comes installed and how long the subscription is. I prefer Norton when it comes to premium anti-virus but I actually prefer AVG over most of them, which is free. If you are into design, look out for Adobe products such as Photoshop.

Best Resources for Laptops

There are many great places to buy laptops at great prices. It is possible to find a good deal at Best Buy for a laptop with the specs above but I would suggest an online retailer, especially if you want a great price. My top choices are newegg.com, tigerdirect.com and amazon.com. You can also get great deals on Ebay but just be careful if you are buying used laptops.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you have gained some knowledge from this article when it comes to what you need in a laptop. The main things to look for is memory, storage and processing power. Good luck in your search!

Just know that if you get a laptop with an i7 chip for $750 or less, it is probably lacking in another area such as drive space.

With that said, if you are looking for a good deal but also enough room to store your music, pictures and videos, you want a laptop with at least 500GB of space. For some people, it is a good idea to look at what comes with the laptop they are buying. You can also get great deals on Ebay but just be careful if you are buying used laptops.

Hopefully, you have gained some knowledge from this article when it comes to what you need in a laptop.

 

Windows 10 update history

We’re committed to our customers and strive to incorporate their feedback, both in how we deliver Windows as a service and the info we provide about Windows 10. In response to this feedback, we’re providing more details about the Windows 10 updates we deliver through Windows Update. You’ll see a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details. This page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.

We’re currently delivering updates to two distinct Windows 10 branches. The July initial launch branch (build 10240), and the November update branch (build 10586). We introduced new operating system features in November after having previewed, or “flighted”, them with our Windows Insiders between July and November. Most customers have already been moved automatically from the July branch to the November branch. Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education edition customers can defer the update to the November branch and stay on the July feature set longer — as long as 10 years for some Enterprise customers. For more info, see Windows 10 servicing options.

Windows 10 updates are cumulative of all previous updates. Installing the latest one makes your device current. Windows Store apps are updated through the Windows Store. Details about app updates are provided on a per app basis.

The following sections list some key improvements included in each update.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1511

February 9, 2016 — KB3135173 (brings system to 10586.104)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Fixed issues with authentication, update installation, and operating system installation.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update.

  • Fixed issue that delayed the availability of songs added to the Groove Music app in Windows 10 Mobile.

  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with the Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and taskbar.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135173.

Updates for Windows 10 (initial version released July 2015)

February 9, 2016 — KB3135174 (brings system to 10240.16683)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Improved installation time of updates.

  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.

  • Improved Silverlight performance.

  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow a Windows 10 PC to remotely configure a server.

  • Fixed issue with pictures and tables not displaying in Windows Journal.

  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.

  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.

  • Fixed additional issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs), Direct Access, assigned access, peripheral device detection, barcode scanning, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and scripting.

  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, PDF library, Windows Journal, kernel-mode drivers, Remote Desktop, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135174.

If you find yourself having trouble with Windows 10 updates give me a call today. Windows 10 is still fairly new and may are having different types of issues since its release. I am available all week for your assistance, no appointment needed.

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DELL STUDIO 1745 POWER BUTTON REPLACEMENT

TODAY IN SHOP I REPLACED A BAD POWER BUTTON FOR DELL STUDIO 1745. BUTTON WAS REALLY LOOSE AND DIDN’T RESPOND AT TIMES. FOR THIS REPAIR WE WOULD NEED TO DISASSEMBLE 90% OF LAPTOP,SO I CREATED A SHORT WRITE UP ON HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.

WITH ANY REPAIR YOU DO BE SURE TO REMOVE BATTERY FIRST.

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NEXT REMOVE BACK COVER SCREWS FOLLOWED BY SCREWS HOLDING BOTTOM CASING.

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ONCE ALL SCREWS REMOVED, DISCONNECT WIFI SIGNAL WIRED AND UNROUTE THE WIRES.

NOW TURN LAPTOP OVER AND OPEN SCREEN. NEXT YOU WILL REMOVE CASING AROUND KEYBOARD USING A PLASTIC PRY TOOL.

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ONCE REMOVED, UNSCREW KEYBOARD

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NEXT REMOVED DISCONNECT KEYBOARD RIBBON THEN REMOVE KEYBOARD

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NEXT REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING LED PANEL AND CONNECTOR ON MOTHERBOARD

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ONCE COMPLETE UNROUTE WIFI WIRES, DISPLAY WIRE, AND WIRE FOR POWER SWITCH.

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NEXT REMOVE SCREEN ASSEMBLY, AND SET BOTTOM HALF ASIDE.  WITH SCREEN DISPLAY REMOVED IT WILL BE EASY TO WORK WITH.

NEXT REMOVE SCREEN BEZEL AND AND SCREWS HOLDING SCREEN TO BACK COVER.

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WITH SCREEN REMOVED THE POWER BUTTON SHOULD BE EASY TO ACCESS.

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REMOVE ONE SCREW HOLDING BUTTOM IN PLACE AND REMOVE.

REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE ORDER

IF YOUR HAVING ANY ISSUE WITH LAPTOP NOT POWERING ON OR DIFFICULT POWER BUTTON GIVE ME A CALL. I SERVICE ALL TYPES OF DESKTOPS/ LAPTOPS WITH MANY ISSUES. IF YOU NEED HELP GIVE ME A CALL TODAY OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE.

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Asus ET2410IUTS Hard Drive Replace

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TODAY IN THE SHOP I SERVICED AN ASUS ET2410 ALL IN ONE DESKTOP NEEDING A HARD DRIVE REPLACEMENT. IF YOUR HAVING ISSUES WITH HARD DRIVE OF ANY KIND GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE.

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To start off remove power and any other usb / connections. Lay Display face down on flat soft area.

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Next remove small backing cover under display prop.

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Next remove prop by removing 4 screws

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Carefully remove prop from base

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next remove 4 black covers around corners to reveal screws

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Fifth screw is located behind/under label

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with all screws removed pry edges around casing to seperate. (careful not to force pry tool too deep)

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Hard Drive is located in the center, remove connections from drive alone with 4 screws around casing.

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unscrew Hard Drive from casing and install new Hard Drive.

Reassemble in reverse order. Be sure to reinstall an Operating system.

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Lenovo 500s Motherboard replacement

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Today i serviced a Lenovo 500s laptop that wasnt turning on or charging. I first test charger using on another computer and it was charging fine. Performed battery reset by removing battery and charger for then pushing and holding power for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. then connected charger only then tried to power on, but still no response. Next checked to be sure that charger was making proper connection to DC Jack and it was tight fit.

At this point laptop needs to be disassembled to test power to main board. (Board will be replaced)

First start by removing charger and battery to prevent shorting or shock.

Next remove 3 screws at bottom that hold back cover on. Lenovo 500s 6Next remove Hard Drive by removing 2 screws, then slide out of dock.Lenovo 500s 7After removing all screws (including the 2  holding the fan) turn laptop over then remove keyboard.  Lenovo 500s 9To remove keyboard, use thin pry tool (at the top) and slowly releasing section of keyboard from left to right and remove ribbon. Lenovo 500s 10Remove all connectors then with pry tool separate palm rest from bottom casing.  Lenovo 500s 11Next remove all connectors once again then screws from board, then remove.

NEW MOTHERBOARD PREP:

Remove fan and heat sink then clean. If your new board doesnt come with processor remove also. Be sure to clean old Thermal Compound before transferring to new board. Lenovo 500s 12Lenovo 500s 14Be sure not to apply too much Thermal Compound. This should be a good enough amount.Lenovo 500s 13Reassemble Heat Sink with screws in order according to numbers . Then reassemble laptop. Lenovo 500s 2

 

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