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macbook hard drive, upgradeable by humans
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I heard it was true but wasn’t certain. My 80GB drive was basically full and since I’m upgrading to Leopard next week I figured I needed some space. I bought a 160GB drive from Other World Computing for 0 [insert obligatory "omg my first hard drive cost four times that and held 4000 times less and was ten times as large" story] and an empty HD enclosure for .
The basic deal is to backup your current drive to the new drive that you’ve put into the enclosure. I did this using some easy as pie copy tool. I’d tell you what it is, but it’s the one thing on my old drive that didn’t get copied to the new drive and it’s not in my history or chat logs. [update: Carbon Copy Cloner, woo!] Formatting and moving the files over a USB 2 connection took hours, but it was the worst part.
To get the HD out of a Macbook, you just flip it over, take out the battery and the battery shield and unfold this little plastic tongue thing and pull the drive out of where it is. Of course the plastic part is attached to the old HD so once you put the new HD in you’re not getting it out without pliers. The whole thing, after transferring the files, took ten minutes. I turned on the Macbook with the new drive with my old files and it was all right there. There are a weird missing few hours between the backup and when I installed the drive — no chat logs, news I read isn’t marked as read — but it’s small potatoes.
I took my old drive out and put it in the now empty enclosure [this involves removing some torx screws which I didn't have the right tool for so I got them out with pliers] which attaches to my computer with the same cable as the one that comes with my camera.
So, for 5 and a bit of time I got triple the space and a hard drive big enough for even more mac nonsense, little movies and dumb photos like this. Combined with the RAM upgrade I did a few days ago [1 GB to 2 GB also absurdly easy] it’s like I have a whole new machine. Woo!
Sorry Macbook Pro owners, this only works on the Macbook. Enjoy your faster processor.
Guarding against a pigeon attack
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It’s very common to see people walking through Verdi Square with a dog in tow; maybe you’ll see two dogs on a leash every once in a while. But this woman was patiently sitting on a bench, reading her email, while her dogs sat alertly by her side.
Meanwhile, there was a guy standing about 10 feet away from her, handing out flyers to everyone entering and exiting the 72nd Street subway station in Verdi Square. He didn’t look very interesting, so I didn’t bother photographing him. But about ten minutes later, he shrugged, put away his flyers, and walked over to this woman; they embraced and then walked off together, dogs in tow.
I was so startled by the unexpected turn of events that I didn’t even think to raise my camera up and try to get picture of it all…
Note: this photo was published in a Mar 4, 2010 blog titled "Life Laid Bare," in which we learn that the dogs are named Skippy and Beulah, and the pigeon is named Muffin (of course!). And the woman is named Carla Simon, not to be confused with Carly Simon.
I also took advantage of this publication occurrence to edit the photo so that the shadows in the woman’s dark blouse would be decreased in order to show some of the details.
Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (mid-Apr 2011) Dog-Walker-dot-com blog titled "Monthly Newsletters Can Increase Business," as well as an undated (mid-Apr 2011) Dog-Groomers-dot-com blog titled "Write a Monthly Newsletter to Increase Your Business."
This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.
I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.
For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …
The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.
Image by Zachary Wolf
Winter photos after a frost in Wapello Idaho
I woke up and saw that the fog from the night before had frozen and made everything white. It was a great day for pictures in south Eastern Idaho, so I snagged my camera, a Tripod and took an extra battery.
That said, (and this is why I’ll never take wedding photos,) – after all was said and done, I didn’t take the time to check it, and my camera was taking low res shots the whole morning! Oh well, it’s great for computers, but terrible for printing.
Enjoy, I had fun taking them, it was a beautiful day.
Dell: Inspiron 14R-N4010 Hard drive replace & dis-assembly. My first shot at a how to video. Figured it’d be fun. Not entirely too enthused about how it turned out, I see where I could have done a lot better, and will hope to improve upon in future repair videos. I know. Probably could have done without some crude & foul commentary. But what can I do to inject my own style into my own videos? Also, I do see a few too many repair videos that have no commentary. Music, silence, or written word. As well as, lack dialogue about small details or warnings to watch out for while doing a repair on laptops, which could possibly be easier to destroy, than they are to fix. I do hope this proved to helpful in your repair endeavors. Views & opinions are of my own & do not reflect those of my employer. —————————————————————- Original Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com Google+: plus.google.com Twitter: www.twitter.com Tumblr: just4thefunkofit.tumblr.com Game Trading Zone gametz.com
In this video I remove the hard drive from a Dell Inspiron n5010. Table of contents: Removal of: Battery 0:09 CD Rom 0:23 Ram Memory 0:25 Keyboard 0:33 Top Case 1:49 Hard Drive HDD 2:33Reassembly 2:41 If you are having problems with your computer I can help! Please send me a message or check out www.FastVideoTech.com If you plan on working on your laptop, please take notes and take your time. This video makes things look very easy. Some connectors will fall apart easier than they will disconnect and can take several minutes to slowly work apart. It is VERY easy to break small components that are expensive to replace. Depending on your individual skill level you may have more of a chance of breaking something than fixing something so if your laptop is important to you, please let an experienced technician handle it. I have over 10 years experience working with computers. I will try my best to answer questions but please keep them related to the video and the work being done. Thank you for watching! Please subscribe. www.FastVideoTech.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5
If this video helped you, please consider making a donation to my PayPal account at Davante07@GMail.com (greatly appreciated). www.paypal.com This is how to break down the HP Probook 4520s laptop / notebook in order to gain access to the hard drive and/or ram / memory. I have a video out already that covers the ram / memory but due to high demand of people asking, this video includes the extra step involved to gain access to the hard drive area.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
In this video I replace the hard drive in a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E. Table of contents: Removal of: Battery 0:11 RAM Memory 1:07 CD Rom 1:20 Bottom Case 1:25 Hard Drive HDD 1:42 New HD 1:48 Swapping out HD Caddy 1:52 New HD Installation 2:04Reassembly 2:28 If you are having problems with your computer I can help! Send me a message or check out www.FastVideoTech.com If you plan on working on your laptop, please take notes and take your time. This video makes things look very easy. Some connectors will fall apart easier than they will disconnect and can take several minutes to slowly work apart. It is VERY easy to break small components that are expensive to replace. Depending on your individual skill level you may have more of a chance breaking something than fixing something. If your laptop is important to you, please let an experienced technician handle it. I have over 10 years experience working with computers. I will try my best to answer questions but please keep them related to the video and the work being done. Thank you for watching! Please subscribe. If you have been helped by my videos and would like to buy me a cup of coffee you can do so by going to my website and clicking “donate” at the bottom of the page. Thanks! www.FastVideoTech.com
Video Rating: 5 / 5
Intel X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive (SSD)
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"No better way to speed up your PC. Just about everything is faster with one of these and your laptop will run longer on the battery as well." — Colin Dixon, TDG Research.
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Everything I’m Bringing
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Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Thank you for changing our technology, our culture, and the world for the better. www.youtube.com I had to fast-forward parts of video, to skip the tedious parts (unscrewing, re-screwing). I think I covered everything in the video, but if you have any questions, leave a comment. BTW, the hard drive replacement seemed to have cut my battery life by about 3 hours. This is a major downgrade to me, personally, even at the slight performance increase, so purchase this hard drive at your own risk. The main point of the video is to show the actual physical steps for the replacement. Disclaimer: Please read Apple’s warranty. Any damage you cause to your system is your own responsibility. Click on the link to purchase the Apple MacBook Pro MC374LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop on Amazon at lower price than retail: www.amazon.com Here is the 2011 MacBook Pro13″: www.amazon.com I will most likely go for a Western Digital WD7500BPVT 750GB 5400RPM hard drive next time. More storage and no hit on battery life. Purchase it here: www.amazon.com Please subscribe and watch my upcoming videos on this sleek notebook. Follow me on these sites: Subscribe to me on YouTube Blogger: www.mycoretechs.com Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook – Search: JaymarkTech Thank you! — Interested in building your own site? Fast, reliable, professional web hosting at an affordable price! stats.justhost.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5
This is a simple tutorial on retrieving data from a broken Laptop. I used a USB adapter that converts your computer’s hard drive in to an external hard drive. Remember to disconnect the AC charge and battery before removing the hard drive. Enjoy,
Dallin replaces the hard drive in an Acer Aspire 5742 series notebook laptop computer.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
I was digging around inside my Satellite, and figured I’d educate a little bit.