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Old 05-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just bought a 95' compaq lte 2550 laptop and i figure its a good project. this is my first rebuilding project. Is there any tips on rebuilding this?
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The only thing you could upgrade is the HDD, RAM, and maybe the CPU. But you won't be getting much more performance out of it.
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I really just want to get it to stock right now. its currently not working. i just think it would be ****** to revive a vintage laptop.
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If it isn't working, the board could be bad, then you spend so much on the board, that it isn't worth it.
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true but i bought 2 for 20 dollars and i figured with both i could make 1 working laptop. its worth a shot...
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Well, what's wrong with them? There's about a thousand different things you can do to your system. Troubleshooting is key. Try something. Test it. Evaluate. Try again.
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yeah def man. thats half the fun in it. gotta get them and see what im working with.
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I took both laptops apart today and switched keyboards to the primary one and it boots up and runs windows 95! haha, Now what should i do? should i wipe the hdd to original? and all i really want to do is add "the Oregon trail" could i load that on a floppy and down load it from there?
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I really like this idea of a vintage laptop. Sounds like a nice collectors thing.

If the OS is pretty loaded and bloated I would reinstall Windows 95 if at all possible. If all you really want is Oregon Trail then yes throw it on a floppy if it isn't already and you should be good.
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