Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dell Latitude E5540 Opening / Teardown / Upgrading

Do you need to upgrade a Dell Latitude E5540 and don't know where to start?

Then check out our video on Youtube (see below). The video shows you how to:
  • open the unit to access the internals
  • remove the hard drive to replace it with another one or a SSD.
  • upgrade or increase the memory
  • replace the wifi module
  • clean the internal fan if your laptop is running hot.
  • replace the main battery or the internal BIOS battery.
I noticed on Dell's official technical manual on this unit that it states to only remove 3 screws to remove the backplate. This is incorrect and the this video will show you what screws need to be removed.

The direct link tot he video is -

We also have tear downs or opening of other laptops on our Youtube playlist -

If you have any questions please leave them below.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Tutorials

A lot of people are confused with the latest version of Windows 8 (or 8.1). To help out all the new users we have created a series of video tutorials that help beginners learn the basics of the new operating system.

So if you are having issues check out these videos and they will have you using the new Windows 8 like a professional in no time!

Windows 8 Tutorial Playlist - Link to a Youtube playlist of all the videos below.

Windows 8 Tutorial for Beginners

The Official Youtube video for Windows 8. This video will guide you through all the basics to get you up and running in Windows 8. Tips and tricks included in the video include the new interface (or the Start Screen), Windows 8 features and introduce the hidden Windows 8 shortcuts.

Windows 8.1 Tutorial

A Windows 8.1 beginners tutorial. Five great new features in Windows 8.1 upgrade are featured in this video (Start Button / Start Screen, Windows 8 Search, Windows Store, SkyDrive and Internet Explorer 11). A variety of tips and tricks are also shown.

Windows 8 Start Screen

This video shows you some great tips and tricks on the Windows Start Screen and other hints on how to best use it. So if you are confused with this new interface check out this video.

Windows 8 Store

An video featuring an overview of the new Windows 8 Store. Learn how to download and install Windows 8 Apps. A few different apps (all free) are shown in the video and include Skype, Netflix and Evernote.

Troubleshooting Windows 8

 Having problems with Windows 8 or just looking to see how you can troubleshoot Microsoft's new operating system? Then check out this video as it includes topics such as:
  •  Windows 8 startup options
  •  Task manager.
  •  How to get hardware drivers for windows 8.
  •  Windows update.
  •  Windows diagnostic tool.

Thank you for watching our videos. If you have any questions please leave them below in this blog or add a comment to the relevant Youtube video.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Opening Up A Toshiba Kira Ultrabook

The Kira (aka Kirabook) is Toshiba's luxury range of ultrabooks. We have put together a video showing you how to open up / take apart / teardown this laptop so you can upgrade the hard drive or clean out the fan / insides of the laptop.

Check out the video below and let us know if you have any questions.

The direct link to the video is -

We also have tear downs or opening of other laptops on our Youtube playlist -

Inside / Upgrading the Toshiba Satellite Pro L670

Do you own a Toshiba Satellite Pro L670 and want to:
  • Upgrade the memory or hard drive.
  • Switch to a SSD drive
  • Clean the heatsink and fan
  • or just want to open up the notebook to see what the insides look like
then check out our Youtube channel where we tear don this laptop and show you how to upgrade it.  

Full Teardown or Take Apart Video -

How to upgrade the memory and / or hard drive -

We also have teardowns / take apart videos of other Toshiba laptops here:

If you have any questions please leave then below.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Inside the HP DL380 and the DL380 G5

Have you ever wanted to check out the inside of a HP DL380 or DL380 G5?

Do you need to open up one of these server to perform some work (ie fan replacement, memory upgrade, changing a power supply (PSU)).

Then check out our tear down videos below which demonstrate how to open up these server units and perform some simple tasks.

HP DL380 Teardown / How To Open a HP DL380

HP DL380 Teardown / How To Open a HP DL380 G5

Also check out our other videos showing how to teardown other laptops on our Youtube Playlist at: 

If you have any questions on the videos please leave them below. Thank you for reading our blog and watching our videos it is very much appreciated.