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post #1 of 6
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hi, the title says it all,

my missis netbook has no ram stick as i put it in her new 1, hard drive works but has bad sectors, some keys are missing, but it would work fine if i brought some new parts.

not sure what to do with it would be nice if i could use the screen as a third screen on my pc for cctv or something else but not sure how to do that

or something else, all sujestions welcome
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post #2 of 6
A low-capacity RAM module and sub-60GB HDD are cheap used on eBay. You can probably replaced both for less than $30 probably.

Then sell it for $150-200.
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post #3 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
A low-capacity RAM module and sub-60GB HDD are cheap used on eBay. You can probably replaced both for less than $30 probably.

Then sell it for $150-200.
This is a great idea.

Or, if you wanted to spend some cash on it, get some ram, you could get a small SSD (~30GB), install a Lightweight Linux distro, and use it for taking around with you/troubleshooting, as it will boot up very very fast indeed.
 
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post #4 of 6
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good idea i live in uk whould be about £30 have thought about that, but did not know if there was something i could do to it (modding wise) as a project
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdl2783 View Post
good idea i live in uk whould be about £30 have thought about that, but did not know if there was something i could do to it (modding wise) as a project

Add a USB GPS, install a map application, and throw it in your car for wardriving/GPS/video/music.
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post #6 of 6
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i like the gps, video music libary idea, would be good if i turned it into touch screen.

i tried installing ubuntu but the screen res is way to low for some reason,

but good ideas keep them coming please
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