How hard is this to do? My parents had a Compaq laptop, which they just recently managed to spill coke or water in, can't remember which. Needless to say, it stopped working. They sent it back to Compaq and they wanted $1200 to fix it, which is outrageous, so I configured them a new Dell notebook, and they bought that for less than $1200. So basically the broken laptop belongs to me now and I can take it as a project. So how hard is it to replace parts in a laptop? I would assume it needs a new motherboard at the very least, but can anything else likely be salvaged or do I need to open it and look? I am pretty familar with building desktops, I've done quite a few, is it a similar deal? Can I find generic laptop components that I can put in the Compaq case that will work, or do they need to be brand-specific? I know that's a lot of questions, but just trying to get an idea.