I am sad to report... my laptop is dead.
But I'm not one to give up easily. It may still be of some worth to me.
I decided to take it apart for two reasons. One, I wanted to see how it went together. If I get another laptop, I want to know how to pimp it out. Two, I wanted to see if I could fix the problem. Alas, I couldn't. The motherboard is completely fried, and an expensive part to replace.
What made it fun, was I didn't quite remember how to put it back together...
But I don't think I need to put it back together. I looked at a few sites, and it made me think of selling it for parts. The motherboard is no good, and the Hard Drive isn't wiped, but I can sell the battery, the monitor, the memory, etc. Maybe I can get a few bucks from it?
What I am probably going to do is replace it with a true blue PC. Both my gf and I have laptops, and there is no desktop in the house. Not for long.
I have built a PC from scratch before, and I'm looking forward to do it again.
But before I begin... I'm asking for advice. Are there any sites that you, my followers, recommend for the best deals? I usually check frugaldad.com when shopping for any deals or discounts. They usually have a bit of everything.
Are there certain parts I HAVE to have?
Intel vs AMD?
Nvidia vs ATI?
Windows vs Linux?
Traditional-looking box, something with LEDs like an Alienware box, or should I go crazy and do something like this???
Let me know what you all think. I am very open to suggestion, and would like some feedback with the designing process. Cheers!
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