My name is Ila and I live in Maine.
I don't know a lot about the hardware side of computers. I use my laptop for my small home based business about 16 hours per day and yes, I know that's a lot more than its intended to get used but I also know I have to make a living.
I have 2 questions: First I have a Sony Vaio VGNNR430E. I need to replace the screen on but I can't find out if its LED or CCFL so I can order one. I've written Sony Tech Support twice and not gotten an answer and don't know where else to ask. Any answers, leads in that direction gratefully accepted.
2: I have a Toshiba Satellite L455-S5000, couple of years old. 2 things happened before I could not get it to boot up:
1) I began getting errors: Ke Notify: Your computer is running low on memory when I was not - closed down almost all, still occurred.
2) I installed a new HP Printer (4500, next morning 4 lights displayed on front but no HD sounds. Nothing on screen. Tried to view on alternate monitor, nothing. Took out battery, left set couple of hours, still 4 lights, no HD sounds, no screen.
The broken Toshiba is backed up to Carbonite. I've already ordered another laptop because I can't work on this Vaio.
If I purchase a new internal HD for the broken Toshiba, and retrieve my backup from Carbonite which I don't believe will have my OS System and all I need to get back up & running, how can I retrieve my OS and what I will need to get the new HD internet ready? Or will I just have a storage system? I purchased it at Best Buy and there is a WIN 7 Serial # on the bottom of the case.
Recommendations on where to get a hard drive for the broken Toshiba, any specs you can offer would be appreciated. Can I bypass the internal HD (350 GB) and run it off the external (HD 500 GB), I have if I can't get my OS so I can use it as a secondary work PC?
Please email me with answers or any clarifications you'd like as I'm sure I forgot something that is glaringly obvious.