What to do with half dead laptop

March 27, 2009 at 14:04:28
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium M/1 Gb
So my sister's dell 9300's geforce 6800 go died in her laptop. The exact symptoms are crazy flashing and artifacts all over the screen from the instant you turn it on and get worse over time. You can still see enough to get into the operating system and mess around so the computer still works. I was just wondering what should I do with it?

She already has a new laptop and the mobile graphics chip costs too much to replace and the computer is already like 3 years past its warranty.

So I am looking for ideas on what to do with it. I guess I could make a little server or something out of it since laptops don't use much power. What do you guys think?

Thanks in advance!

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March 27, 2009 at 14:35:27
Is it possible to do euthanasia on a laptop? Because if it is that would probably be the best solution.


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March 27, 2009 at 15:12:16
I wonder if a poor cable connection could cause that problem. It might be worth a shot taking it apart and reseating everything.

Or, with some external drives attached, I guess it could be used as a server, or for backups.

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