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Old 08-08-2006, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was recently given a Compaq Presario 2700 Laptop that supposedly only has a defective hard drive. I would like to replace this hard drive, however, I have never upgraded a laptop so I am not familiar with the inner workings. Where can I find a guide for upgrading this computer. I can't seem to find where the Hard drive is located and I don't want to just dive right in without atleast a diagram or guide.

Also, would it be practical for me to upgrade the processor/RAM as well? Since it was given to me I could spend a few hundred and have a pretty good laptop from my perspective.

I would appreciate any advice!

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Isn't it hard to upgrade laptops? I don't think you can upgrade everything on certain laptops.
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Ok.....well if I can't upgrade everything...then how do I just change the Hard Drive?

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Hard drives and ram can almost always be upgraded, processors sometimes can, and video almost never. Will try and post a link to a service manual for your lappy...
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Hard drives and ram can almost always be upgraded, processors sometimes can, and video almost never. Will try and post a link to a service manual for your lappy...
Thanks that would be great. I've tried looking but the only ones I can find do not show how to get to the hard drive and unless I'm looking in the wrong place Compaq doesn't have it on their website.

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Old 08-10-2006, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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www.newegg.com
they are bound to have a hd for your laptop. and memory too. hit it up and you will find everything you need.
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Which brand is the easiest to upgrade and which brand lets you upgrade the most?
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Sorry man, couldn't find anything. Seems to be a fairly common problem. Try downloading a service manual for the Compaq Evo N180,
I've read that this is a pretty close match.
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