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Old 31st March 2005, 22:54   #1
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This week I bought myself a broken acer laptop.
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p4M 1.6
256 DDR
Geforce 2 go
20 gig hdd
14.1 inc screen
dvd

The laptop had problems booting and the keyboard missed two keys. But when it booted, after a lot of shaking, it kept working....
I paid 155 for this, with in my mind that the cpu + memory would be easely worth this second handed.... In case I would resell it.

Today I disassembeled the laptop. Seems that the IR port is giving bad contact, and preventing the laptop from booting.

But the rest works !

http://www.meloen.be/P1010115.JPG
http://www.meloen.be/P1010116.JPG

Bulding everything back into the original casing is an option, but the missing keyboard, and used state of the laptop is holding me back.

So I'm thinking of building a lottle casing for the screen, and installing the computer behind it. E-mac style !

To be continued ....
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cheap thrills
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Look around eBay; I replaced keyboards on my old IBM and Toshiba laptops several years ago.

Once the model is obsoleted you get good price. I remember paying less than $20.
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I think I'm going to use it for modding purposes
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eh ?
"cheap" as in "not expensive"
"thrills" as in "P-M speedy machine"
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Acer keyboards can be ordered for a reasonable price fyi.

Nice find!
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where richyB ? At acer self ?
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self? nice translation
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Just ask a shop that sells Acer Laptops. Tones.be shouldn't be a problem.
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