Laptop is a 400 dollar laptop now

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.

Kingston Technology 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L PC3-12800 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/4
Transcend Information 256 GB SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive TS256GSSD370S

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.