on another note, the RAM is in ...and I figured out what that missing piece was for....it's the heat cover for the CPU lol... These barebones really need to come with a hard copy of the service manual, had to look at the compal ftp to figure it out
uh yeah i had } by accident. I'm fully operational, just waiting for an RMA on the keyboard. I'm using an external logitech one right now, as well as an external mouse. I need higher brightness because it's kinda dim since i'm sitting farther now (extern keyboard). Stuff is also smaller lol.