Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Laptop hardware: Core hardware, part of CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Cert Prep 9: Portable Computing.
I'm going to have to pop a battery on this thing. All right, and then after reading the instructions, or I could just use my spudgery fingers. Okay, HP, that's how you do it. Got it. I guarantee you that that's a hard drive, (upbeat ukulele music) (fast drill whizzing) So as I pull this drive out, So regular old SATA drive, no big deal there. Just go ahead and get go get another two and 1/2 inch SATA drive, slide this in. Now this has it's own little heat shield, I have to pull this off, put the new drive in the shield and you've just replaced a hard drive. How hard is that? so I'm going to pry that guy out. This is unfortunate, on this particular HP But I want to show you something you'll see that's more common on laptops. Take a look at this guy right here. So this actually has... two... Now I'm not going to say you're going to buy a laptop based off the number of RAM slots it provides, but this is a big issue when it comes to expandability, when I'm getting myself a laptop. Okay, so back to this guy. All right so real-time clock in here, let's see if I can pry that guy out. I actually read the instructions and it said to use double-sided tape and it does. Little bit of sticky. So these little tiny connectors are real common in laptops, and you just pull. So if you need to replace a battery in your laptop, All right so the next thing, oh yeah right over here! If you take a look right here, Now, it's an expansion slot and you can put all kinds of stuff in here. On almost any of these laptops, you're going to see mini PCIe for WAN cards, you're going to see it for Bluetooth controllers, even cellular WANs can be plugged into these things. So out it goes, now I pretty much guarantee that this one is a wireless network card 802.11 and these are antennas. Now there's one I want to show you on this guy over here. And if you want to replace an optical drive, there were three screws I had to take out, and it's even got the part number right on here. (light guitar music)
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