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My 10 year old compaq laptop went blank all of sudden while I was working on it. Now it just blinks keyboard, wifi light once and nothing happens. I have already opened up and closed but no luck. Not sure if graphic or screen is the problem. Any thoughts? Please help🙏

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abhi1047 wrote:

Thanks bro, but can we also use hdd with ssd

If you have a DVD Drive, you can swap that with a HDD Caddy…Then remove your HDD from the motherboard’s port & insert the main HDD in the HDD Caddy…

Now the main hard disk slot will be free where you can install an SSD

If you don’t have a DVD Writer or optical drive bay & your laptop uses only one Sata port for HDD, in that case, you won’t be able to install an SSD while keeping the HDD…In that case, you will need to remove the HDD & replace it with an SSD

Tip : Use your main HDD in the HDD Caddy & the SSD in the main Hard disk slot & not the other way round…If you keep the SSD in the HDD Caddy, the SSD may not perform optimally…Also buy a good quality HDD Caddy & not some random crap…I am using Silverstone HDD Caddy which I had bought from Prime ABGB

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Sushrut.B wrote:

If you have a DVD Drive, you can swap that with a HDD Caddy…Then remove your HDD from the motherboard’s port & insert the main HDD in the HDD Caddy…

Now the main hard disk slot will be free where you can install an SSD

If you don’t have a DVD Writer or optical drive bay & your laptop uses only one Sata port for HDD, in that case, you won’t be able to install an SSD while keeping the HDD…In that case, you will need to remove the HDD & replace it with an SSD

Tip : Use your main HDD in the HDD Caddy & the SSD in the main Hard disk slot & not the other way round…If you keep the SSD in the HDD Caddy, the SSD may not perform optimally…

plus1 I also tried ssd in caddy and  hdd in main sata then ssd was performing not up to the mark.
Then removed hdd and put ssd in main port and hdd in caddy then it was performing very fast.

Now windows in ssd and other files in hdd.

Fast bootup fast performance smile
Booting time reduced from 20s to 5 sec
Apps and files loads instantly.
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saurabh.070890682 wrote:
plus1 I also tried ssd in caddy and  hdd in main sata then ssd was performing not up to the mark.
Then removed hdd and put ssd in main port and hdd in caddy then it was performing very fast.

Now windows in ssd and other files in hdd.

Fast bootup fast performance smile
Booting time reduced from 20s to 5 sec
Apps and files loads instantly.

As long as both sata ports are same specifications then it shouldn’t matter. My 4th gen core i laptop has both ports sata 3 so no performance difference between using ssd in hdd bay or caddy but older models used to have slower sata 1 port in optical drive bay so there it will be an issue.

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saurabh.070890682 wrote:
plus1 I also tried ssd in caddy and  hdd in main sata then ssd was performing not up to the mark.
Then removed hdd and put ssd in main port and hdd in caddy then it was performing very fast.

Now windows in ssd and other files in hdd.

Fast bootup fast performance smile
Booting time reduced from 20s to 5 sec
Apps and files loads instantly.

I personally have one 15" Core i5 6th Gen Asus & an MSI 17" GT Series Gaming with i7 4th Gen…In the 17" one, I did not have to remove the DVD-RW as almost all 17" laptops naturally come with atleast two Sata HDD ports…Now-a-days, we also have crazy fast M.2 PCIE X4 NVMe SSDs & corresponding slots in the higher end laptops so even the Sata SSDs have become slower now lol…

You can download & benchmark your SSD using the hugely popular Free SSD Benchmark tool named AS-SSD & it will show you if you have the same performance of the SSD both in the caddy & in the HDD slot and even if the optical bay supports the latest Sata 3.0 6GB/s, I believe you will still find the SSD to be running a lil’ slower in the caddy…

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Wander-lust wrote:

Republic day sale ka wait karo

Sure… smile … I am seriously looking forward to… do tag me if some good deal comes by… smile

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abhi to uske jawani ke din aane wale the cry

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vijkap201 wrote:

Sure… smile … I am seriously looking forward to… do tag me if some good deal comes by… smile

Jaroor smile

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@vijkap201

VITA Essential NE14A2INC433-CR 14-inch Laptop (Celeron N4000/4GB/128GB SSD/Window 10 Home in S Mode/Integrated Graphics), Concrete Grey on Amazon for 19K.

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my 12yr old laptop was not booting, i checked RAm and it was dead

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teriab33 wrote:

@vijkap201

VITA Essential NE14A2INC433-CR 14-inch Laptop (Celeron N4000/4GB/128GB SSD/Window 10 Home in S Mode/Integrated Graphics), Concrete Grey on Amazon for 19K.

Thanks bro, but this time I am looking for i5 or Ryzen 5… smile … Help me finding a deal around 30-35k… toungueout

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Imharsh wrote:

my 12yr old laptop was not booting, i checked RAm and it was dead

Maybe ram isn’t inserted properly…. Take out and insert again… If you got two try swapping them…

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1. Clean Ram with rubber the golden part which goes into socket due to carbon the ram may not be functioning or clean with wd40 or isopropyl (99% ) on whole ram ….

2 . Some issue in board some connection may be loose…

3. Whichever company’s laptop u have there is specific pattern for blinking of light according to that problem occurs …
Check that ….

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vijkap201 wrote:

Thanks bro, but this time I am looking for i5 or Ryzen 5… smile … Help me finding a deal around 30-35k… toungueout

That laptop was too good for that price, its gone OUT OF STOCK now. within 2 hours.

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teriab33 wrote:

That laptop was too good for that price, its gone OUT OF STOCK now. within 2 hours.

Per mujhe i5 ya Ryzen 5 hi lena hai… wink toungueout

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teriab33 wrote:

@vijkap201

VITA Essential NE14A2INC433-CR 14-inch Laptop (Celeron N4000/4GB/128GB SSD/Window 10 Home in S Mode/Integrated Graphics), Concrete Grey on Amazon for 19K.

Lol… Laptop aise bakwaas company & specification ka nhi lene ka…Laptop should be a long-term investment…Hamesha sasti cheeze nhi kharidna chahiye kyonki baad mein wohi cheez mehengi padh sakti hain…

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vijkap201 wrote:

Per mujhe i5 ya Ryzen 5 hi lena hai… wink toungueout

ASUS VivoBook 15 M509DA-EJ561T AMD Quad Core Ryzen 5-3500U 15.6-inch FHD Compact and Light Laptop (4GB RAM/256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics/FP Reader/1.9 kg), Transparent Silver..

From Amazon…₹ 37,900.00/-

Wait for the sale period…

Ryzen 5 bhi hain, FHD screen bhi hain, Light bhi hain & on top of it all, 256 GB NVMe SSD bhi hain…You can’t get better laptop than this in this price…ASUS provides the best after sales service in India compared to any other companies…On-site warranty is very handy…

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Sushrut.B wrote:

ASUS VivoBook 15 M509DA-EJ561T AMD Quad Core Ryzen 5-3500U 15.6-inch FHD Compact and Light Laptop (4GB RAM/256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics/FP Reader/1.9 kg), Transparent Silver..

From Amazon…₹ 37,900.00/-

Wait for the sale period…

Ryzen 5 bhi hain, FHD screen bhi hain, Light bhi hain & on top of it all, 256 GB NVMe SSD bhi hain…You can’t get better laptop than this in this price…ASUS provides the best after sales service in India compared to any other companies…On-site warranty is very handy…

Thanks bro… shall wait for sale… smile

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Sushrut.B wrote:

Lol… Laptop aise bakwaas company & specification ka nhi lene ka…Laptop should be a long-term investment…Hamesha sasti cheeze nhi kharidna chahiye kyonki baad mein wohi cheez mehengi padh sakti hain…

Expensive doesn’t always represent quality in electronics.

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teriab33 wrote:

Expensive doesn’t always represent quality in electronics.

Brand does matter & the specification also…

The specification of that laptop sucks big time…It’s not 1980’s…No-one should buy CELERON based laptop in 2021 & that too from a company no-one ever heard about…Period…

If you don’t know much about computer specs, you can go ahead & buy personally but do not misguide other dimers who want quality stuff & can afford that…

Do you even know what Windows 10 Home S is ?? It’s limited to very few apps & if you buy this, you can NOT use any 3rd party apps & you will be limited to very few apps which you can only download from the Microsoft store & not normally from 3rd party sites…

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Sushrut.B wrote:

Brand does matter & the specification also…

The specification of that laptop sucks big time…It’s not 1980’s…No-one should buy CELERON based laptop in 2021 & that too from a company no-one ever heard about…Period…

If you don’t know much about computer specs, you can go ahead & buy personally but do not misguide other dimers who want quality stuff & can afford that…

I also wanna buy a laptop under 30K for long term,  pls suggest.

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Sushrut.B wrote:

Lol… Laptop aise bakwaas company & specification ka nhi lene ka…Laptop should be a long-term investment…Hamesha sasti cheeze nhi kharidna chahiye kyonki baad mein wohi cheez mehengi padh sakti hain…

Mahanga roe ek baar sasta roe baar baar

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Mahanga roe ek baar sasta roe baar baar

Hmm…I think he is not aware what Celeron is & what Windows 10 S is…India mein logo ko FREE aur sasti cheezo ka chaska laga rehta hain hamesha but log yeh nhi sochte ke, baad mein jab kharab hoga aise cheeze toh inko service center bhi nhi milenge repair ke liye… laughing

Yeh saari cheeze totally use & throw hain…“Chale to chand tak; na chale to shaam tak!”… grinning

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abhi.patel0604942 wrote:

I also wanna buy a laptop under 30K for long term,  pls suggest.

1) Lenovo Ideapad S145 AMD A6-9225 15.6 inch HD Thin and Light Laptop (4GB/1TB/Windows 10/Grey/1.85Kg), 81N30063IN : ₹ 25,990.00

2) HP 15 db1069AU 15.6-inch Laptop (3rd Gen Ryzen 3 3200U/4GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/MS Office/Radeon Vega 3 Graphics), Jet Black : ₹ 29,350.00

3) Acer Aspire 3 AMD Ryzen 3 15.6-inch Thin and Light Laptop (4GB Ram/1TB HDD/Window 10, Home/Integrated Graphics/Pure Silver), A315-23 : ₹ 27,874.00

4) Lenovo V15 AMD RYZEN 3 3250U 15.6-inch HD Laptop (4GB/1TB/DOS/Grey/1.85Kg),82C70016IH : ₹ 28,096.00

I gave you several options so that you can choose as per your liking… : )

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Sushrut.B wrote:

1) Lenovo Ideapad S145 AMD A6-9225 15.6 inch HD Thin and Light Laptop (4GB/1TB/Windows 10/Grey/1.85Kg), 81N30063IN : ₹ 25,990.00

2) HP 15 db1069AU 15.6-inch Laptop (3rd Gen Ryzen 3 3200U/4GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/MS Office/Radeon Vega 3 Graphics), Jet Black : ₹ 29,350.00

3) Acer Aspire 3 AMD Ryzen 3 15.6-inch Thin and Light Laptop (4GB Ram/1TB HDD/Window 10, Home/Integrated Graphics/Pure Silver), A315-23 : ₹ 27,874.00

4) Lenovo V15 AMD RYZEN 3 3250U 15.6-inch HD Laptop (4GB/1TB/DOS/Grey/1.85Kg),82C70016IH : ₹ 28,096.00

I gave you several options so that you can choose as per your liking… : )

Thank u so much buddy

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