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  1. RMXO

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    Is this easy to do, I'm thinking of changing my order and just buy my own NVME drive.
     
  2. D4nthr4x

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    Replacing the drive involves removing the entire motherboard, it isn't easy and you are breaking the void warranty sticker, which might mean trouble later.
     
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    Ouch, ok thanks. No order changing for me then.
     
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    What if you just wanted to add another drive and leave the small one in place, would you still need to remove the MB? From the picture it looks as though they are under the single panel.
     
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    No need to remove the motherboard if you're replacing the 2.5" drive.
     
  6. Dark_

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    It's absolutely do-able and doesn't take much skill. You're removing screws (which are all uniform) and ribbon cables. I've done it twice so far and the most recent time was a mere minute to get the board out for a repaste.

    XOTICPC had made a statement to others that you shouldn't have any warranty issues when replacing drives/memory as long as you don't damage anything in the process.
     
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    Sweet, going this route will allow me to save 150 and get the Ram / NVME ssd I wanted.

    -Sent from my TMO Galaxy Note 7
     
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    EDIT: I just realized that I posted in the wrong thread, so I moved it.
     
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    just received my gs73 today! seems beautiful so far lovely and thin and sturdy, just got to pull it apart now to replace existing storage with the 512gb 850 evo m2 and 1tb 850 pro 2.5" I got on the side :) Anything I need to be careful in particular when changing drives? static/earthing wise and what not, aside from the basic remember which screws and cables go where with the motherboard etc?

    Also what version of windows does everyone run these days?, ive been sticking with 7 and 8.1 so far happily but do I make the jump to 10 now.....hmmm I just don't trust free upgrades and whatnot, nothing in life is free so Microsoft must be gaining something shifty out of people moving to win 10 I reckon...what is there to persuade such a move from previous os?
     
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    Not too much to worry about during the summer years with static (humidity is usually high enough to limit static in a house).

    You'll have 3 sets of screws (no screw mapping necessary)--
    ----Black screws holding on the bottom panel
    ------Silver screws holding on the main board
    --------Black screws securing the SSD and wireless adapter

    Remember that the clamps for the ribbon cables flip up, they do not pull out. Ensure the cables are fully seated when reinstalling.

    I've been running Windows 10 since the release and it's wonderful, no complaints. DO NOT perform an upgrade from Win7/Win8, only do a fresh install.


    Oh, but most importantly, congrats on your purchase!
     
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