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#1 mlowry816

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

I don't have enough RAM on my Laptop and would like to double it. How hard is it to add 256 RAM to a Toshiba Laptop? I have added RAM to desktops but I am not a hardware/techy type.

Also I keep having keys fall off this Toshiba. I bought it at Best Buy and even though it's under warranty I don't like to take it in because they take it away and mail it off for weeks. I have done that and had it come back w/o repairs and had to send it in again.

There is a small crack on the edge of the keyboard. Last time I mailed it in Toshiba was supposed to refurbish it but they did not replace the keyboard. How expensive would it be to have the keyboard replaced so I can stop having typing issues??

Thanks for any help/advice!

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:44 PM

Memory should be no problem. Use Crucial's site and memory selector to get you going. They have tutorials on how to change. This site should give you an idea on your keyboard
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:10 AM

BestBuy does very little work on laptops in the store - they'll send it off to a service center to fix the keys, but that'll take a while as you know. You can take it to a smaller computer shop in your area to get an estimate on the repair/replacement.

Follow garmanma's advice and you can even buy memory from them. It comes with a lifetime warranty, good tech support (to include RMA's) and most importantly, a good set of directions on how to install it.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

BestBuy does very little work on laptops in the store - they'll send it off to a service center to fix the keys, but that'll take a while as you know. You can take it to a smaller computer shop in your area to get an estimate on the repair/replacement.

Follow garmanma's advice and you can even buy memory from them. It comes with a lifetime warranty, good tech support (to include RMA's) and most importantly, a good set of directions on how to install it.



Thanks garmanma! In the meantime my son's motherboard blew and possibly his graphics card fan is out...his repair is going to be expensive I fear. Anyway I am going to put aside the laptop for a while so I can afford to work on the other bleeping computer. It sseems I just take turns fixing my family's computer and network while things break...no rest.

I may get back to this soon but both posts were helpful. I found the hardware replacements for the laptop before I decided to wait.

hopefully I can fix this machine too. THANKS SO MUCH! Marcia

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:32 AM

Graphics card fan is no big deal. Just be sure the motherboard is what's bad An exact replacement will save you time and money. It's really not that big of deal to change it. It starts getting expensive when you start upgrading it
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