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post #1 of 11
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Hi Guys
I've got a laptop with a i5 2520M, 4GB's RAM, 500Gb H/D and ................. a smashed LCD screen.

Looking for ideas for what I can do with it.
Suggestions welcome.

Already have Media PC and gaming machine.

Cheers
post #2 of 11
Turn it into a server.
    
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post #3 of 11
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Have one ^
post #4 of 11
If you are competent at pulling it apart, replace the screen and you have a good laptop. If not, then you can just attach a LCD and use it like a mobile desktop. Maybe a dedicated folding machine? Server is an option too.
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post #5 of 11
Fix it, i've seen some lcd for laptops go for $100 on ebay. Or learn how to use linux on it.
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post #6 of 11
You could always grab a new screen off of ebay/amazon and replace it yourself. Other wise its just a really huge power hungry external drive...
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post #7 of 11
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Was thinking about replacing the screen alright, but laziness will prob put a stop to that, It still works fine with an external monitor and though some people might have some cool uses for it.

You know when you look at peoples setup on here, most have two screens, so gaming on one and something cool on the other I just need that something cool !!!!!!
post #8 of 11
Dedicated OCN browsing machine biggrin.gif Like half the time I just have a bunch of OCN tabs sitting on my second monitor tongue.gif
    
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generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
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post #9 of 11
You've probably already got yourself a router, but if you don't, you could turn the laptop into one. You could even use it as an access point biggrin.gif. That could be your cool thing thumb.gif.
Edited by H Strong - 11/30/12 at 6:25am
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by iknownothing View Post

Was thinking about replacing the screen alright, but laziness will prob put a stop to that, It still works fine with an external monitor and though some people might have some cool uses for it.
You know when you look at peoples setup on here, most have two screens, so gaming on one and something cool on the other I just need that something cool !!!!!!

replacing the screen really is not difficult at all. Replace it and sell the laptop/

Or external monitor workstation it thumb.gif
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