I still contend the 8890 was Clevo/Sager's finest laptop.
My two are still going strong three years after purchase (Sep 2003).
Would I buy another Sager - yes but I would do my homework first.
Check thermal issues, case design,...
hate to smash the party guys but a 8790 kit will not fit the 8890.
This is the bracket for an 8890 2nd drive bay.
and the connector bridge with associated adaptor circuit board:
Just to add more confusion to the thread, I consistently get flicker when playing games at less than native resolution on my 8890's (1280 x 1024).
It is totally repeatable.
If the game plays at anything but 1280 x 1024, I get a...
Segates are 5 year warranty
Toshiba's original warranty was only 1 year.
Which seems to match their life span in my experience (not just with Sagers but with a lot of other equipment with Toshiba disks in them).
CPU is accessed via a cover under the laptop.
3 screws hold the cover in place.
Below the cover you will find the heatsink which is held in place by 4 spring loaded screws.
Carefully remove those screws. They will not bounce out but...