Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Laptop expandability, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 6: Laptops and Mobile Devices.
- When you take a look at a laptop your first assumption is…is that I really can't do much in terms of expandability,…but that's not true.…You can actually do a lot with laptops.…Now the dangerous part to this…is that you're gonna have to grab a screwdriver…and you're gonna have to open up the laptop itself…to look at some of the different types of…expansion slots that are inside.…So what I've done is I got…two laptops here in front of me…and I've already got the screws ready to go.…Let's take a look inside the laptops.…Alright so I'm gonna open up.…
These are all Dell laptops.…Well I like Dell.…What can I say?…Alright, let's take a look inside here.…First of all this is just a good old SATA hard drive.…I've taken the screws out already.…But this is just a regular…two and a half inch SATA hard drive.…Again I took out a couple of screws,…but that's all I have to do.…And it comes right in or out.…There's nothing special about that.…The CPU underneath the fan there.…The CPU underneath right here…and then here is the heatsink,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The sixth, laptops and mobile devices, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers gives a tour of laptop devices and shows how to expand, configure, manage, and disassemble laptop components. He also reviews mobile device options and how to work with mobile connections.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Selecting a laptop type
- Expanding a laptop
- Working with laptop ports
- Disassembling a laptop
- Troubleshooting laptop issues
- Managing mobile devices and connections