The problem is that all this is burned into the printers firmware. They want you to buy new no matter what. People who decide this course of action, in big corporations, don't have any children, grandchildren or friends and don't care about any one or anything but themselves. The only thing you can do is research purchases very carefully and don't products that force this.
Hi Jason, First of all what is the make and model of your motherboard so we can get an idea of what you are talking about. Second, “COM 1” is a serial data port. It is nothing to do with video. Thirdly, you can’t just move ahard drive from on computer to another, as simply as that. Why? Well for starters because of different chipsets, video display cards, memory type, etyc., etc., etc. Then as well Windows is “joined” to the particular computer it was installed on. Does that help?
This may help: http://www.s-manuals.com/notebook/lenovo_y50-70 Have you tried taking a high resolution photo of the motherboard or using a magnifying glass or loupe to look closely at the board. You should be able to see where the connections were. A broken wire end or some other disturbance at the solder pad..
Hi Good Ac, O.K I get it now. Acer uses a funny little ribbon cable for HDD/SSD. No it is not maditory to upgrade at all but the 128GB M.2 drive is kind of small. It is up to you. Personally I would just upgrade the M.2 drive to a larger size unless you have a spare large SSD that you could use. No worries about loosing your stuff as there are several free drive cloning apps available. Does that answer your question? Let us know what you decide to do. If you have only 4GB of RAM upgrading to 8GB would be a good move.
You have not stated what you tried so that makes it more difficult to help you. Stuck pixels are fixable. Dead pixels are dead and not fixable. Read this: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-dead-pixel-4427962
Hi Rachel, Yes quite feesible to replace hard drive. An SSD will make seem like new. Here’ a video on how to replace HDD and battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPB335H... Do it slowly, thinking through each step. Let us know how it goes.
Is it still under warranty? These drives are almost impossible to be repaired. They can not be repair as the USB port is part of the drive’s circuit board! Shame on Western Digital. I know this will not help you now, but in the future it is better to buy a seperate external case and hard drive. Why? Easy to upgrade. If the case dies the hard drive is still good. Easy to increase drive size sometime in the future. Good luck.
Hi bottabean5, Have you got a computer with a memory card reader? If yes then format your card to FAT32. Find the card in “This PC”, right click on it and look for “Format”. Look for “File System” box and set to FAT 32 (default). It may already be there. Click on “Start” at the bottom of the Formay window.