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Hello to everyone this is my first post. I didn't expect to ask this question but since you guys have a lot of ideas here goes.

I have a bunch of old boxes including a decent laptop with a 2.2 celeron and 512M of RAM. The HD is going to die soon, it has a few times already but always seems to come back to life. I originally used it as my main home system lol when I didn't have any room. Not sure to do with this now. Any good ideas?
post #2 of 12
Depending on the specs, I would just donate it
    
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Give it away as a freebie here on OCN. Look for the address of a member called $tillLegendaryU2K. Send all to him. Attach memo "Upgrades for 10 years time"
Be done!
    
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lol..and you could just take it off my hands
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Not the most amazing idea, but you could hook it upto a tv and a wireless keyboard and mouse, and when your watching tv just switch inputs so you can check your post on OCN without getting off your but lol.
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mount the LCD monitor into the side of the case. Hook the Laptop mobo to the inside of the case and then use a raptor juryrigged to the mobo by solder and patients. would be great as a faux side window. Show pictures on the side of the case like water or people or insides of really expensive pcs//
    
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Will it Blend?
    
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post #8 of 12
That is the question
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Well if nothing else I'm glad I get the credit for entertainment value
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Fold with it for team OCN
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