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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2012, 05:01:28 PM »

The 'whack it with a hammer' approach to changing RAM. Please note laptop is already broke, don't do it like this with your shiny new one.

Just to show you how easy it is ;)

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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #76 on: August 17, 2012, 05:07:55 PM »


There's lovely now.      :} :} :}


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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2012, 05:12:56 PM »

Isn't it Boyo ;D ;D

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« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2012, 05:22:15 PM »

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When it doesn't fit, return it and buy the correct one! 
Were you watching, Martin?
When I did my netbook I went to the memory site, told it the make and model, let their software have a look and sort out the favoured stick, and ordered it.  Turned up really fast, then I discovered that in the meantime, Asus (bless them) had changed the spec to DDR3.  The company reacted very quickly - I had the right stuff the day after.
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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2012, 05:26:26 PM »


Naaaa, just be sensible.
Wash your hands.
Remove the Notebook battery and AC adaptor.
Open the memory compartment of the Notebook.
Just touch any metal part of the laptop before opening the bag and touching the memory stick.
Insert memory and click home.
When it doesn't fit, turn it around 180o
When it doesn't fit, turn it over 180o

When it doesn't fit, return it and buy the correct one!  {-)

This is what I have done for years and not had a problem. I also do several fingerings of the packing and touching of the metalwork to discharge any residuals and also try to keep part of my flesh in contact with the metal while working (easier on a desktop or tower). But failing that just retouch the metal at regular intervals. Oh, yes, I don't shuffle my backside or feet around while working either - that can recharge you :)

The purpose of the exercise is NOT to earth you, it is to make sure you are at the same potential as the devices you are working on. Earth straps are a false assurance if the thing you are working on is not also earthed - IT my be charged and could backfire into your hand, so to speak. Think about birds sat on an overhead line at 33,000V. If you eathed the birds' tails you'd have frazzled avian in no time at all ...

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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2012, 06:01:23 PM »

Thank you, gentlemen...most kind.

I'll just cross my fingers...
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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #81 on: August 22, 2012, 09:27:31 AM »

Update...

Still waiting for the perishin' thing to be delivered...   >>:-(
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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #82 on: August 23, 2012, 08:49:08 AM »

Further update...

The netbook arrived. The netbook is going back.

It's developed a fault in the keyboard, the 'F' key no longer works, and one or two of the others seem to be doing their own thing, so back it's going.


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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2012, 10:01:30 AM »


How annoying!  >:-o
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« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2012, 10:36:54 AM »

Back in the days when Dixons was just Dixons, and not everybody else as well, if you took something back that was not working as it should, they would try it, agree it wasn't right, then replace it.  If stuff happened again, same thing.  You got the impression that their version of a refurb was to take the mildly faulty item in, hide it for a while, and reissue it in the hope that the new owner wouldn't notice the problem until after the warranty was out.  Sometimes, you wonder.......
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« Reply #85 on: August 23, 2012, 10:37:03 AM »

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Re: Laptop/Netbook/Notebook
« Reply #86 on: August 23, 2012, 08:03:18 PM »

Malcolm, I'd love to tell you some stories that agree with your statement, but unfortunately they've made me sign a 'Social Media' policy {-)
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« Reply #87 on: August 23, 2012, 08:34:37 PM »

Malcolm, I'd love to tell you some stories that agree with your statement, but unfortunately they've made me sign a 'Social Media' policy {-)
For those who remember Dixons photographic of old there was a song - "Zoom day my Prinz will come".
Last year my eldest got a laptop from them and bought into their 3 year warranty.  A few months in, the HD died.  He made calls, verified the fairly obvious, and they gave him return instructions, it was all done reasonably smoothly by courier, and he had a new laptop.  I suspect that his old one will become a "refurb", but since the fault was a blindingly obvious dead HD, that will be swapped for a good one, and there will be a happy customer in its future.  If the problem had been a bit more subtle, like a misbehaving keyboard, there might have been a different story down the line.
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