No idea why there’s a black screen. The RAM I bought works, and the SSD appears to work. Just need to clone the old drive to the new drive. Might have to use Ubuntu.
Doesn’t speed it up when turning it on.
The Transcend SSD was on sale, 78 bucks after tax.
Still not turning on. Maybe the SSD got loose. Or the HD dock needs to be unplugged. Yup HD dock needed to be unplugged. Lexar drive might be fine then.