How to upgrade a video card in a medion laptop

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How to upgrade a video card in a medion laptop
You can install a new video card into a Medion laptop. (Technology - Graphics Card image by Rob Hill from Fotolia.com)

A video card is a device in your computer that sends a video signal to your computer's video monitor. The quality of the video on your display in large part depends on the quality of your video card. Medion computers are popular among gamers. Many computer video games require certain type of video card. This will require you to upgrade your laptop's video card. Fortunately, in the case of the Medion laptop, this is not a terribly difficult task.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off your Medion laptop, disconnect the power cable, remove the battery pack and disconnect and miscellaneous cables or external devices.

  2. 2

    Place the laptop face down, and then remove the two Phillips-head screws located in the middle of the laptop casing, near the LCD screen hinges. Place the laptop face up, and then open the laptop as far as it will go.

  3. 3

    Use a flathead screwdriver to pry up on the keyboard cover. The keyboard cover is a small strip of plastic located between the laptop keyboard and LCD screen. Remove the keyboard cover completely, and then set it to the side. This will expose the four Phillips-head screws securing the keyboard in place. Remove the four Phillips-head screws holding the keyboard in place.

  4. 4

    Lift up on the keyboard assembly slightly, and then disconnect the keyboard ribbon connector from the laptop logic board. Remove the keyboard from the laptop and set it to the side. This will reveal the metal panel covering the logic board.

  5. 5

    Remove the three Phillips-head screws securing the logic board cover in place. Lift the logic board covering out of the laptop and set it aside.

  6. 6

    Remove the six Phillips-head screws securing the heat-sink assembly in place. The heat sink is a large metal piece of hardware attached to two elongated pieces of copper extending out of it. Lift the heat sink out of the laptop base, and then set it aside.

  7. 7

    Disconnect the fan cable from the logic board. Remove the single retaining screw from the cooling fan, and then remove the fan from the laptop.

  8. 8

    Remove the two large Phillips-head screws securing the video card in place. Lift the old video card out of the laptop and set it carefully aside.

  9. 9

    Install the new video card by reversing steps 1 through 8 in reverse order.

Tips and warnings

  • Install all the necessary drivers for the new video card onto your laptop. Many video card manufacturers will include a disc with the drivers. Or, you may be able to find the drivers on the video card manufacturer's website.

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