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Im liking how this is going so far, most of the time this rebuild threads kind of die prematurely. I was following this M11x that someone was trying to have a shop resolder the SU9600 on the r1 model but he trailed off into other mods like touch screens and other random things. I have never seen the innards of your laptop, but maybe there might be areas to add more copper? biggrin.gif
there is actually room to add more copper, but I'd have to modify the heatsinks, maybe mod the bottom with a dremmel for more ventilation. I saw a cooling mod thread a while back but I can't seem to find it. btw this project almost died but I decided to revive it, sold a dreamcast, xbox 360 and some other outdated gaming equipment to get this kickstarted. tons of people don't think this restoration is "worth it" but If I were to buy a brand new $500 laptop it would be nowhere near as fast as this Alienware M17 with $500 put into it. the current condition of this thing before the cosmetic restore was terrible, I could have maybe sold it for $200. will it be worth $700 when I'm done? who knows, but seeing as I already have a decent desktop this thing will be an awesome backup system, good for traveling, doing gigs, vacation lol


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I took my M9750 too a local shop that I buy my memory from when I build systems as I don't trust internet ordered memory and my local shop test the sticks while I watch and they give me a lifetime warranty, but anyway they hooked my laptop up too some type of system they have as they build and repair computers also and the system he hooked mine up to read the bios and whatever else he looked at and he told me sorry but no can upgrade as he would have liked to sell me a cpu and more memory but no dice.
you could grab an m17 motherboard, and lower case assembly for less than $100.. but I wouldn't really recommend it. working with laptops is a headache lol
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found a sick LED mod for the m17, I might look into doing this.
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ok So I've been browsing ebay still for the same laptop, to get an estimate of what these are selling for, This Clown is selling his M17 for $800, and the spec's are far below mine doh.gif

Intel Core 2 Extreme x9100 @ 3.06 GHz
ATI mobility Radeon 3870 X2 (dual video card)
4 GB of performance memory
250 GB 7200 rpm HD
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ok So I've been browsing ebay still for the same laptop, to get an estimate of what these are selling for, This Clown is selling his M17 for $800, and the spec's are far below mine doh.gif

Intel Core 2 Extreme x9100 @ 3.06 GHz
ATI mobility Radeon 3870 X2 (dual video card)
4 GB of performance memory
250 GB 7200 rpm HD

Not a very good deal imo.

Got my nebula red m17x r3 i7 2630qm, 8gb ddr3, hd 6990m 2gb gddr5, with g9x, mousepad, sleeve case for $950

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yeah, well I might end up keeping my laptop after the upgrades are complete. I've spent about $500.
Specs:
Processor: Q9100 Quad Core 2.26Ghz
Memory: 8GB Crucial DDR3 1066 Dual Channel Kit
Hard Drive 1: Crucial M4 64GB SSD
Hard Drive 2: Spinpoint M8 1TB 5400rpm HD
GPU'S: 3870 x2

Now If I could get $800 out of it on Ebay I would be happy, $500 investment, $300 profit. easily enough to pay off one of my credit cards. Although I have to consider between Ebay & Paypal they take 14% of the total item value after sale. so If I sell it for $800, I'm Really only getting $688. which really digs into the prophet margin, realistically with all the time research and parts I'd have to sell it at around at least $900 to make a decent turnaround, I guess I'd really have to find a buyer who doesn't know much about computers to cash in on that.
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I am keeping my M9750, letting my 2 year old grand daughter learn on it and she loves it so ill just pass it on too her till she out grows it.
Edited by jlhawn - 2/22/13 at 5:41pm
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I am keeping my M9750, letting my 2 year old grand daughter learn on it and she loves it so ill just pass it on too her till she out grows it.

looks very well kept, you didn't have the option of a backlit keyboard?
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looks very well kept, you didn't have the option of a backlit keyboard?

nope on the keyboard, and yes it sucks in the dark.
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same exact chassis as the M17, I'm sure you could get a backlit keyboard. mine was $50 brand new. it is the UK version of the keyboard, but its pretty much the same. the same keyboard american is $80 brand new.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160824297724?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
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same exact chassis as the M17, I'm sure you could get a backlit keyboard. mine was $50 brand new. it is the UK version of the keyboard, but its pretty much the same. the same keyboard american is $80 brand new.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160824297724?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I don't use it enough to really need a lite keyboard but I will pass the link on to a friend who really wants one on his.
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