Buying a new laptop can be very exciting, but it is also often very costly, especially if you are looking for the latest models. If your existing laptop breaks unexpectedly, you might not have the funds available to buy a new model at that time. Fortunately, there are many laptop parts that can be replaced or upgraded for a fraction of the cost of a new machine.
If your laptop is quite old, the battery probably doesn’t hold a charge for as long as it did when your machine was brand new. While battery technology has improved massively in recent decades, there is a still only a limited number of times a lithium-ion battery can be completely discharged and recharged. Replacing an old battery can help to turn an old laptop, which has effectively become a desktop computer due to it always needing to be plugged into a power outlet, back into a portable device. What’s more, when looking for replacement batteries for your machine, you might find it’s possible to buy batteries with enhanced capacity. Keep in mind that extra large capacity battery will add weight to your machine.
Upgrading the ram in your laptop is a great way to extend its lifespan. Unfortunately, many machines now have memory soldered to the motherboard which makes an upgrade impossible. If you have an older device, however, it likely that the ram sticks will be easy to remove and replace.
Upgrading your laptop’s hard drive to an SSD drive can make your machine a lot faster. Alternatively, you might want to replace the HDD with a SATA drive with a larger capacity so you have more space to store your files.
There are obviously lots of other parts of a laptop that can break and require replacement, including the screen, bezel, keyboard, touchpad, DVD drive, and AC adapter. Fortunately, there are now hundreds of online suppliers that stock almost every new and obsolete component you could ever imagine. This means it should not take you long to locate an online store with the correct laptop part for your machine.
It’s always a good idea to compare prices from a range of laptop part distributors. Keep in mind that you don’t have to buy branded components. Generic laptop parts are generally a lot cheaper and work just as well. You just need to make sure that you research their compatibility with your laptop.