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What do with my old laptop?

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Its a Compaq Armarda E500
Pentium 3 @ 850Mhz
256mb SD-100 RAM
Ati Rage Pro 1M 8mb Graphics
15" LCD @ 1400x1050
The HDD is dieing (Says welcome for about 3hours before crashing (everytime I reformat))
Idea's would be appreciated, Thank you. smile.gif
    
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post #2 of 14
I'd check out those tuts on how to make a projector out of a laptop LCD screen.
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post #3 of 14
part it out then recycle the leftovers
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post #4 of 14
use puppy linux or another low end distro, just boot it and run from a usb stick.
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DICE run? tongue.gif
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mothrpe;12274730 
use puppy linux or another low end distro, just boot it and run from a usb stick.

It cannot boot from USB I'm afraid..
I also need Windows on it because I have a wireless PCMCIA card: D-link GWL650+ confused.gif
I would like to hook it up to my TV (RCA -> SCART).
    
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160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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post #7 of 14
Well, you can buy a new HDD and then put a stripped down version of XP on it. If I were you I would try to recondition it(new TIM, open up and remove dust) and play around with it tongue.gif
post #8 of 14
put some c4 on it and blow it up lol
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian;12275210 
Well, you can buy a new HDD and then put a stripped down version of XP on it. If I were you I would try to recondition it(new TIM, open up and remove dust) and play around with it tongue.gif

I've replaced the HDD 4times, 1st it came with a 8GB HDD, I upgraded that to a 30GB HDD, then a 20GB HDD, then a 40GB HDD, now a 6GB HDD, they've all died... confused.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flesh_n_blood;12275262 
put some c4 on it and blow it up lol

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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post #10 of 14
go to a crowded starbucks, order a coffee and then start plugging away at your keyboard just typing random things. Then yell something at the top of your lungs like "******* WINDOWS 98" and proceed to smash the laptop against your table till parts come flying out. And that's when you walk out before they call the cops because they think your a psycho.
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