How to give your laptop a second life - SSD, HDD, RAM, Fans
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How to give your laptop a second life - SSD, HDD, RAM, Fans

Upgrade to a Solid State Drive, add RAM, clean the fan, replace thermal paste, test your laptop. Remove a virus.
4.4 (26 ratings)
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172 students enrolled
Created by Marious Kuriata
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Dismantle a Laptop Easily
  • Upgrade to a Solid State Drive in Minutes
  • Clone a Hard Drive Easily or Make a Back-up
  • Add and Replace RAM in your Device
  • Identify Basic Components Inside of a Laptop
  • Clean the Fan and Heatsink
  • Replace Thermal Compound
  • Upgrade BIOS
  • Check Sensors and Temperatures of CPU and HDD
  • Remove a Virus
  • Speed up your Laptop
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Requirements
  • Basic Knowledge of Laptops and Hardware
Description

Give your laptop a second life with this course! Is your laptop too slow? Overheating? Maybe you have a virus? Want to add some RAM or a brand new Solid State Drive (SSD)?


You've come to the right place. These high quality videos show you how to open a laptop, identify what's inside and upgrade it. Give your laptop a second life!


• How to dismantle a laptop easily
• Learn how to remove a hard drive and RAM
• Replace your old hard drive and add a new SSD
• Clone your old hard drive - no back up required
• Add RAM to your laptop
• Clean the fan
• Replace thermal compound on your cpu/gpu *
• Check the temperatures of your CPU, graphics card, and hard drive
• Test your laptop and make sure it is stable
• Update BIOS
• Check tips and applications to help you get rid of a virus or trojan
• Learn if it makes any sense to use a cooling pad
• A lot of tips and tricks


In over 3 hours of content, this course covers all the basics about hardware and software updates for your laptop. Learn how to open a laptop, replace the hard drive, and clean the fan. All lectures are recorded in Full HD showing you all details. I focus on Windows-based devices but there is a chapter dedicated to MacBooks as well (how to open, remove the disk, RAM, etc.). 

There are lectures for more advanced students (*) too. Tips, tricks, and applications you need to know! What are you waiting for? 

Give your laptop a second life. Join now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Interested in Upgrading a Laptop
  • System Engineers
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
02:58:10
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Introduction
3 Lectures 13:58

Basic Terms you Want to Understand
08:50

Does it Makes any Sense to Upgrade my old Laptop?
03:41
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What's Inside of a Laptop?
5 Lectures 18:10
What Will I Learn?
00:16

What Tools Will I Need?
05:26

Let's Open a few Laptops
04:01


Do you Know Enough Laptops' Hardware now?
5 questions

Before you Move on...
00:24
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Upgrade your Laptop using an SSD (Solid State Drive)
6 Lectures 29:53

SSD - is it Worth it?
09:14

SATA to USB Converter
06:16

Do not Lose your Data - How to Clone a disk
05:21

Let's Install our new SSD
03:39

Let's Take a Stopwatch and Check the Bootup times
02:48
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Challenges and Windows Installation
4 Lectures 15:46
A Challenge for you! Why is our SSD so slow?
01:23

A Challenge - Walkthrough With Examples
05:13

Windows 7, 8, and 10
06:03

Installing MS Windows from Scratch
03:07
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How To Upgrade a MacBook
4 Lectures 09:00
How To Upgrade a MacBook
01:12

Replacing a disk in MacBooks
02:16

Upgrading RAM in a MacBook
00:47

How to Clone a Drive and Install a Solid State Drive in MacBooks
04:45
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Upgrading RAM
3 Lectures 13:18
Memory Types
04:07

How to add RAM to your Laptop
05:15

How much RAM Will I Need for Windows 7/8/10 and MacBook?
03:56
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Software to Verify and Troubleshoot
5 Lectures 30:05
Gathering Information About a Laptop
02:42

Cool Applications you Need to Know
10:07

Backups are Important
04:42

A Cooling Pad - Does it Work?
05:53

A Cooling Pad - More Tests
06:41
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How to Clean Laptop Fan and Heatsink - For Advanced Users Only
2 Lectures 06:09
Removing the Fan and Heatsink
04:05

Cleaning it all and Applying the Thermal Compound
02:04
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Now to Remove Viruses, Trojans, and Ads
3 Lectures 10:53
The Best Antivirus Packages
02:30

How to get rid of a Virus
04:31

Hardware Solutions - UTMs and Firewalls
03:52
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BIOS
3 Lectures 05:24
How to Update BIOS - Part 1
02:05

How to Update BIOS - Part 2
02:21

Let's Summarize Our Course
00:58
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Marious Kuriata
4.2 Average rating
8,251 Reviews
95,354 Students
28 Courses
IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)