Archive for the ‘Asus S300CA’ Category

Removing trackpad from ASUS S300

February 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Easiest fastest way is to enter BIOS – restart and press ESC and then diable internal pointer, forget disabling drivers etc it doesn’t work, well for me

So much easier this way and easy to reverese if required by simply doing it all again but re-enable it.

Lifes made easy

Asus S300 has been great since I upgraded the HDD to SSD but the trackpad went mental so wireless mouse is back in action.


Replaced the Asus internal WiFi link

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Asus S300 comes with a azure wave aw-nb126h IEEE 802.11 b/g/n BT combo pcie minicard

That doesn’t pick up 5ghz signal, so removed it very very simple job for a spare Intel 5100 that does



The best speed upgrade available for me SSD upgrade (Asus S300C)

March 24, 2015 Leave a comment

So it arrived today and its flying, the best £81 spent to date on the notebook its made it rapid 🙂 for an i3 I wonder what it would be like in a fast machine ??

Up and downs the Samsung data migration software gave me errors it found the drive but as soon as you pressed the clone button I got (see pic)

So I ended up using Macrium Reflect (free trial) to get me up and running THE CLONE TOOK  1hr 31mins swopped the drives over and BOOM speed 🙂

Very easy to install on the ASUS S300 you only need to remove the back cover to get at everything on the board

Applications load FAST and I’m hoping to test a nice big video save in windows movie maker to see if it cures my SAVING issue (well saves me some time 🙂

Not a lot else to say


Another upside improved battery life, I’ll be telling all my customers that this is the real upgrade required on any computer running a HDD. Its that good 🔌 💻

Speed upgrade for your none 5ghz laptop – Asus S300c

March 17, 2015 Leave a comment

First things first technology moves on and so does the understanding, I mess about with my laptop, pc, android tablet a lot but until last week I had no idea that 5ghz was FAST 🙂 my £400 Asus S300c was running BT at around 35mbps and then my contract finished so I moved / upgraded to Virgins 100mb service “excellent”

I didn’t need a phoneline (never use it) and fired it up got a very disappointing 57mbps I fired a few tweets off in frustration my laptop is only 18 months old and runs ok, its not the best spec just a 64bit Core I3 1.4ghz job.

So I got a reply from VM straight away at this time the service was down hey ho day 2 in bad news, but they gave me some tips so I delved deeper and read that its not just the length of signal 2.4ghz / 5ghz but speed also, 5ghz is far superior to 2.4ghz and here’s me thinking it was just for interference only (having a lot of tech on the same frequency)

so I invested £8 in a dongle it just came and I installed it straight way, Mediatek RaLink RT5572N dongle – get your drivers HERE with the new dongle and my phone switched off wifi I managed 92mbps – I get 100mbps with the ethernet connected (but who wants the cord full time 🙂 so 36mbps gained for £8 BARGAIN IN MY WORLD !!


Hope this helped somebody anybody 🙂 leave a comment if it did, always good to get feedback on a post, I’ll be spreading the word to customers new and old.

You can also upgrade the internal WiFi card but its more money, where as this costs nothing plugging it into your USB drive – as always happy to assist anyone who needs help very reasonable rates 👍

Installing Mac OSX on your Asus S300CA (avoid the errors & hassle)

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi all I had the bright idea to install Mac OSX maverick after reading it can be done, I’ve always wondered how the system compared to windows and my current favourite ubuntu. But as you all know ubuntu isn’t catered  for in the real world I mean nothing you need from the big boys is supported full stop and not many work around’s its fine for general work and browsing.

I wondered if OSX would work – follow the hassle and ups and downs of the install and links to helpful places

download the ISO file not the DMG file for use with virtual box HACKINTOSH SITE IS BEST LINK UP SOON

my first install stuck at 6 mins and the status bar hung, so I delete it all and started again. Take into account the settings needed to install with VB and you need to de-select certain options not compatible with VB

next try It took AGES i MEAN AGES the status bar and time really mean nothing on this install and to be fair anything apple takes forever “be warned” it installed and my mouse is glitchy but so far so good were at the log in screen username and password 🙂

Log in: root Password: niresh (mine doesn’t offer the sign up section on many tutorials thus confusing and plenty of reading later its not highlighted which it will be HERE :-0 AND PICTURES !!!

ETHERNET ISSUES:  AR8161/8165 pci-e gigabit ethernet controller FIX soon (no internet argh)

So after 3-4 reboots and fixes many fixed permissions even the WIFI started working MYSTERY LOL  – ups and down it runs but its not great, brilliant effort but not a daily user more an experiment

I love searching google and forums, so many people ask for advice and then the topic gets a SOLVED badge (yet nobody every comes back and offers anything on the side of the fix ??) its been an adventure and worth doing mac for me Isn’t that much away from Ubuntu !

This worked on my Asus S300CA – I3-2365m 1.4ghz x 4 64 bit 488gb ram available – I gave VB 40 for OSX I hope I’ve not missed anything major HACKINTOSH forum has everything you need to download and Macbreaker HERE

On my search I never found the ubuntu install tut I just winged it with windows 🙂 it