Old Thinkpad r51 restore.
Okay so I have this old IBM Thinkpad r51. I've had it lying around for the past 7 years or so. I used to use it regularly up until a year ago. The thing is still going real strong though it's outdated. Also, I believe the LCD screen needs replacing. The backlight burnt out do to a faulty inverter. Never the less, the thing is a champ.
Anyways, I was thinking it would be a fun little project to breathe new life back into the little guy. It would be handy as a secondary machine, or mobile book. Everything in is thus far is stock, right off the line with the exception of the RAM which I upgraded a long while back. Any tips or ideas on how I could get started on this? I've yet to find any decent resources on laptop parts or upgrades. Any tips/suggestions rather than toss the thing in the dump???
Edit: Some of my main idea's were maybe dropping a new mobo in it, updating the CPU/RAM, Newer and bigger HDD, possibly better graphics.