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    I just remembered I have an old P.O.S. Dell laptop I bought my wife some time ago. That thing was a turd from day 1. No help from Dell customer supprot either. Now it's dead in the corner. How about I tear it apart and use the monitor in the car? Is that possible and how?

  • #2
    Psssst!
    Read about it in the FAQs!

    Link is right here:
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      definitely do some reading throughout the forum
      Many people have used laptops in the car in different ways.
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      • #4
        I read the FAQ on laptop. I'll scrap the entire laptop except the hard drive. Does anyone know of a place that will take it for parts?

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        • #5
          Depends on what it is. I'd take it off your hands.
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          • #6
            If you're in Calgary I'll come pick it up.
            Ampie Case
            2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
            256 MB DDR2 PC5400
            Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
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            • #7
              It's their Smart Step 2200n they made for a limited time. I thought abour refurbishing it but, replacement parts are hard to find. The keyboard dies, power supply receptical broke, a USB port broke, it always had issues when installing software, it always got as hot as an oven......There was always a problem to deal with. To top it off, Dell's customer support is among the worst in the world, especially if you did not buy their extended warranty. No more Dell products in my house!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blaube View Post
                it always got as hot as an oven!
                then give it to the kids as a small oven, and teach them to make cookies. problem solved.
                My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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                carpc undecided

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                • #9
                  The new computerized (sorta) EZ-Bake oven!
                  Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                  How about the Wiki?



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                  • #10
                    That's funny. I think this thread is dead now.

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                    • #11
                      I will try to answer your questions. To complete remove the screen and turn it into a monitor is very difficult. You would need to buy a monitor inverter and then with some wiring it MIGHT work. To sell it, if it has horrible/old specs and it is in the condition you described it. Look at craigslist. Maximum you will get for it $20 but some people/stores will recycle it for free (laptops have mercury in them).
                      Andrew

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for your reply. I'm not going to try to make any money on it. It's pointless. What I would like to do is dismantle it and use it's parts as learning tools. I will try what you said with the screen. It will be great if it works, but if not, too bad. I'll send it to recycling. The hard drive I can remove and slide it into an external USB enclosure. I'll see what I can learn on small projects with the rest of it. The rest of it is probablu useless, but I'll try what I can.
                        Thanks for your input.

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                        • #13
                          For the keyboard and touchpad you can turn it into a small compact keyboard and mouse for you carputer.

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                          • #14
                            Sweet! I didn't think of that. I could mold the touchpad into my center console. The keyboard is dead though.

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                            • #15
                              I found this at an auction site for $1.00 plus shipping. Would it be easy to adapt to a desktop? Gateway 700487 Replacement KEYBOARD for M275 tablet PC

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