Laptop worth the upgrade?

Discussion in 'Laptop Hardware' started by farrsolo, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. farrsolo

    farrsolo

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    I have an old sony vaio laptop (VPCEB37FD)
    The fan is starting to go, making a little bit of whistling noise.
    I have never upgraded a laptop before, no idea how much a fan is worth.
    I was thinking of changing out the fan, installing an SSD and upping the RAM from 4gb to 8gb.

    Everything else works great on the laptop.
    It is using a i5 M460 @2.53GHz
    4gb DDR3
    integrated graphics

    the laptop is just for general web browsing, banking, some youtube and stuff for the kids. Light Duty usage,

    Searching quickly I found a SSD for $115, RAM for $69 then whatever a replacement fan cost

    Thanks for any help.

    (I am going to dismantle laptop and look for fan part number so I can search for a replacement)
     
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    something back

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    Welcome to the laptop forums site

    If you are happy with the laptop, and it does what you want then
    why not replace some faulty parts, if the price for doing it is not that high.

    Here's a link to a service/repair manual.

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/783326/Sony-Vaio-Vpceb-Series.html

    It's worth going on to ebay for used ram, and possibly new parts.

    ALSO it's worth replacing the motherboard battery whilst you have access.
     
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    Kojack

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    For the cost of the ram, You can get 16gb for very cheap..The fan i am going to guess is no more than 12-15 dollars. If you want to keep storage space but still speed up the device you can run a firecuda drive...but If you want an SSD make sure you have 256gb 128gb fills up quickly. I have notebooks much older than that running perfectly fine. No need to throw it out if it's working good!
     
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