So basically this is all your fault, VISTA
March 17, 2008 12:32 PM Subscribe
What should a bone-novice know about installing extra memory in a laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386?
posted by Countess Elena to computers & internet (3 answers total)
The Toshiba Satellite was a nice cheap buy, but it really doesn't have enough RAM for all the crap it won't let you uninstall or take off startup, much less all the programs I want to run. I bought another 256 MB card, under the impression that it would be relatively easy to pop it in there and get going again with more RAM.
And maybe it is, but then, maybe it isn't. I don't know. Not a clue what I am doing. I don't dare open it up without knowing: what damage could I do, besides static or dust? Will the memory card just pop into place, or do I delicately fit it into position? With my bare hands? Should I hear a "click"? Which side is up?
There doesn't seem to be a tailor-made Internet guide for this particular model. But is the particular model's build important or not? The user manual does not encourage self-sufficiency -- it tells you that you mustn't open the thing up yourself, which surprised me when I turned to it, since I know everyone does it anyway.
In short: HALP.