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Old 01-26-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Post Computer-parts on a laptop


this would be a very newbie question but as I searched on google Ive found that many people using ATI-Cards such as myself runs into heavy trouble...as I do..

So I got a job, got money and now..what the heck...is it possible to remove an ATI-Card and replace it with a NVIDIA-Card on a Fujitsu Siemens 2.2ghz p4?

I putted my computer upside-down and saw that you could remove the whole bottom-area and some other stuff...does anyone know any pages or something that can "somehow" explain the hardware inside the laptop? I'm familiar with an ordinary computer box and its hardware but I totally a laptop newbie...any help would be appreciated

thx!
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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The big name brands usually have service manuals online you can download and look at and print out, however very few laptops have a removable video card and the few that do are the big heavy consumer grade ones and are usually propriatry connectors.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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so how do I find out if I can remove it or not? if its some special card that I need then how does fujitsu laptops differ from some laptops which cards works fine on?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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Check for a service mnaul on Fujistu's support site, but I'll bet its like most laptops and there is no card. Most laptops all the parts that would normally be cards are just soldered onto the systemboard due to lack of space
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:24 PM   #5
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ill look into the site and check as you said

thx m8!
 
  


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