what to do with spare laptop

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  1. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    so i've got this clunker of a laptop. HP ze5460. 8lbs, 15" screen, huge mo-fo. well, the network card got fried in a power surge, and i thoguth the entire thing was fried, turns out it IS just the network card. but i've ordered a nice ligtweight laptop to replace it already. i can get a USB ethernet adaptor and get it back online easy enough. but i don't need two laptops and a desktop. so give me ideas, wtf should i do with it? i could sell it off for a hundred or two i suppose. but if i can figure out a better use for it i wouldn't mind keeping it.
     
  2. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    You can always ebay it, offer it with a USB wirless adapter, make sure you tell them the truth. You'll make a pretty penny off of it on ebay.
     
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    laptops make good carputers. Already have batteries to assist in the shutdown (triggered by turning off the car) and they make car power adaptors, so that's easy. Not to mention even a big laptop is still small enough to get stashed under a seat.
     
  4. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    i know laptop screens can't be used as a regular monitor without complex circuitry. but would it be possible to put the screen on a much longer cord, maybe 2 or 3 meters. just get some 15 conductor cable, solder it up and add a power cable. or would that introduce problems?
     
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    probably not gonna work.
     
  6. system_shutdown

    system_shutdown Your local n00b dumbass.

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    well, one person wants a laptop really badly...

    but carputers are a good way to reuse them.
     

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