Planning Laptop Case Mod
Recently, one of the hinges on my laptop broke. It's an old Compaq V5000 series (V5206OM specifically - Sempron 3300+, 15.4" widescreen) that I've had for about a year and a half. I checked online and it would cost about $50 just to get another hinge, not counting the $120 for the new battery it needs. Thus, I've given up trying to get it into "good shape" rather than spend a quarter the computer's original value on repair work.
I figured that since the main problem is with the case, it would be an excellent excuse to try a case mod. I was thinking about just separating the LCD and body and putting them on the inside of a large 3-ring binder with some supports to keep the LCD up and possibly something to incline the keyboard.
Is there anything I should be really concerned about (functionality wise)? I really don't care if it looks good, I'm kinda hoping for uniqueness.
I would, of course, dub it the "C-C-C-Compaq!".