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    Stock G46V -> SSD Questions

    So I've got a stock G46V laptop with no SSD and a 750GB HDD. After some research I've learned that there is in fact a SSD port in this laptop, but only enough room for a "half-size" SSD.

    1. What is considered a half size SSD?
    1a. More specifically, is this SSD compatible both physically and systemically?

    Link is to an Amazon posting for a 2" Kingston Notebook SSD (multiple capacities available, I'd be looking at 120GB for my needs).

    2. It is my understanding that installing a SSD on this model essentially requires a complete tear-down of the laptop, and I've got about 6 months left on the factory warranty. Is this kind of upgrade something I could hire GeekSquad (or any 3rd party professional) to perform without voiding the warranty? Will they perform any necessary system reconfiguration (i.e. I know some people put their OS on the SSD, etc) for me?

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    Dude no, just no... Unless you have experience with taking apart stuff. It's not hard its just a time sink with SO many opportunity's to f*ck sh*t up.

    GeekSquad will not disassemble the entire laptop - heck I doubt they even have anyone who knows what a spudger is (which you'll need to take apart the G46V).

    Yup complete teardown (ASUS did this on purpose to prevent upgrades -

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