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Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

Chromebooks might not be for everyone, but don't discount them just yet.  Small, lightweight and powerful, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 is a budget friendly option for many users at a price point of under $250.00

Display:  11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS - touchscreen
Processor:  MediaTek MT8173C
Memory:  4GB LPDDR3
Storage:  64GB eMMC
Chrome OS operating system
Ports:  USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI ports as well as an SD card for extended storage.
360 degree convertible laptop that is less than one inch thin and 2.6 lbs. 
Its 45 Watt battery manages just over 11 hours on typical use.

The Lenovo Chromebook C330 brings the best Chromebook has to offer—in tent, tablet, laptop, or stand mode. This sleek, stylish, and secure 360˚ 2-in-1 laptop is available in Blizzard White. This Chromebook also features powerful 2x2 AC Wi-Fi with Bluetooth® 4.1, allowing you to connect up to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, with a 720p webcam and two 2 watt speaker systems for crystal-clear video cal…

How to Look Up and Purchase Accessories, Upgrades, and FRU/CRU Replacement Parts For Lenovo

An updated and more detailed post can be found HERE.
It provides more information and breakouts to get you
the parts and accessories you need.

Follow the link below to determine if your machine is in warranty and when your warranty expires.

If your machine is still under warranty you can contact support for replacement parts.

If your machine is not longer under warranty you can locate the CRU for the part needing replacement. A CRU is a service part that can be removed and replaced by the customer.

Lenovo® has parts removal and replacement videos, to learn more, click:

Parts Removal and Replacement Videos

Laptop Repair Primer

Knowing something about laptop repair can really be essential. When you own a laptop, and have used it for some time, it is always possible that something may go wrong with the device. As with any mechanical device, the chance of a failure occurring increases with the amount of time you use the device. In the case of a laptop the fault may not always even be mechanical. The software installed on your laptop could become corrupted, or your system could become infected with a virus.

Here are some questions I hear all the time:
  How do you fix a computer?
  How do you fix a crashed computer?
  How can I recover my crashed laptop?

  In this age of modular computers, laptop repair is easy-at least if you know exactly what you’re doing. Many of the components of a laptop, including even the motherboard and RAM, and even the hard drive, are completely modular and can simply be detached and lifted out of the laptop. This makes laptop repair a very simple job, just so long as you make sure…

Lenovo Diagnostics Tools

Lenovo® diagnostics contains a suite of quick and extended tests that include memory, storage (SSD, SATA and SAS), optical, wireless, mother board, CPU, video and RAID. The diagnostics are available as a bootable, or a downloadable package that can be run under Windows or Linux operating systems.

How do I run diagnostics on my Lenovo?
Depending on if your Lenovo can boot into the OS or not will dictate which diagnostics to run.
If you cannot boot into Windows, you will need to download a bootable image that can be loaded onto a cd/dvd or USB drive.

If you can boot into Windows, you can run diagnostics from downloadable tools or install a program that runs from the OS.

Either way, the diagnostics tools will scan and inspect the components of the machine and provide a report with pass/fail status.
With the results of the tests known, you can proceed to fix/repair the issues.  Check the warranty status of the machine if replacement parts are needed.
Below you will find the tools you …

Lenovo ThinkPad T580

Lenovo ThinkPad T580 Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache) 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (2.50GHz, up to 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache) Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 2 GB GDDR5 (optional) Webcam Standard: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter and dual array microphone Optional: IR camera - required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera. Memory Up to 32 GB DDR4 2400 MHz Storage 500 GB 7200 RPM 16 GB Intel Optane Memory Up to 1 TB PCIe-NVMe SSD OPAL2.0 Audio Dolby Audio™ Premium Battery Standard: Up to 13.8 hours* with dual battery (32Wh + 24Wh) Optional: Up to 26.1 hours* with dual battery (32Wh + 72Wh) Display 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS multi-touch anti-glare 15.6" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS anti-glare Touc…

Lenovo Battery and Power Adapter Replacement Finder

Are you running out of power..?

I mean the battery power of your Lenovo laptop.

Is the battery not keeping the same charge it had when brand new?

Or did you throw the battery across the room into the wall because you lack self control?  Well, no judgement here.. But let's get you a new battery and maybe some personal help. Just saying.

So look, finding a new battery or a replacement battery shouldn't be a difficult search.
We, the people, the users of Lenovo laptops want to have access to support sites and what's more we deserve it.  That's right, I said it.

In fact, I enjoy my Lenovo laptop so much it may be my prerogative to buy a whole crate full of extra batteries and power adapters and give them out as presents to family, friends or complete strangers.. 
Maybe I've gotten a little carried away here.

Here's the nuts and bolts of this article.

Lenovo makes it pretty easy to locate and find the correct battery and/or power adapter for your particular laptop. …

Review - Lenovo IdeaPad 130 15" AMD

Part Number:  81H70058US If you're looking for a reliable laptop that doesn't overwhelm you with bells and whistles you'll never use, take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad 130.  It's a well built budget oriented affordable, all-purpose laptop. It is pretty light and easy to carry around despite its full sized 15.6" display.  Capable of everyday tasks, but serious users or gamers will want more processing power and memory.
It is good with word processor/Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. The wireless connection seemed fast and reliable. Also the IdeaPad 130 screen was very crisp and sharp.
This is also on the Best Sellers list of laptops on

Processor 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor (2.0GHz , 3MB Cache) Operating System Windows 10 Home 64 Display Type 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520 Memory 4 GB DDR4 2133MHz (Onboard) Hard Drive 500…

IT Infrastructure Plan, Design, Deploy

Plan, Design, Deploy
Overview The IT Infrastructure Plan, Design, Deploy chapter provides ideas and guidance for a computer lab fit-up. Whether you are starting up and outfitting a new lab or reworking an existing lab to make it more productive and efficient, having a complete road map in place will ensure things go smoothly.
  Developing a comprehensive plan is a vital component to ensure success.  Where to start? How do you know what needs to be done, what to look for, and how to put it all together?  This chapter explains just that.  From initial analysis to planning and designing, and finally, deploying of the hardware servers, racks, networking.
A plan should start with analyzing the business need.  Is your organization looking to start up a new lab or re-fitting an existing lab space?  What’s the core vision?  Create a concept detailing needs and requirements from team members.  Then proceed to quantify how these requirements can be met.  In reality, financial constraints may pla…