I simply screwed them back into the holes where they belonged, and tightened the other motherboard screws that were securing the board (2 were loose).
Need to budget in an addt'l $50 for an SSD.The 4GB memory and processor speed seems to be sufficient according to my system use.i3 does not make the PC any faster; it's the 7200 HDD that slows it down.My headphone jack has stopped working.
There are four low-profile expansion slots so you could jazz it up with a PCI-express video card if better video performance is really needed, and one extra SATA port plus room for another internal hard drive.Although its manufacture date was 2013, the unit I received was pristine, without a scratch or mar and looked equally factory-new inside.
No documentation beyond a single sheet explaining the Win-10 activation procedure, but full documentation is readily available on-line from Dell, and the operating system starts the Edge browser which runs you through a basic set-up routine on first boot.Only gripe I can come up with is that a (very) inexpensive USB keyboard & mouse set was included, and the mouse was basically DOA with some sort of intermittent bad connection inside the mouse.
I'm sure they will replace it on request but I'm not going to bother with even that minor hassle, the "feel" of it is so bad I wouldn't use the thing anyway.
There has been an error message on this computer that I can not get to go away.
It constantly says that Windows needs to be activated.
The message in the lower right corner of the screen says: "Activate Windows - go to settings to activate Windows".
This problem renders the computer only partially useful (several settings/functions are not able to be changed/edited).
This also seems to be impacting the ability to update Windows which means the problems are only going to get worse.