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Old 01-29-2010, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop thats a couple years old. It's a widescreen with a gig of ram and a p4 cpu. The screen has cracked after my youngest pulled it off the table and it hit a few things on the way down to the floor. I was wondering if it would be worth it to keep maybe ill come across a screen for it later, i know they are expensive to replace. I just don't know what to do with it now. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably not worth it...
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Default Re: Should i keep or throw away?

you could buy a low-cost external screen, and us it to Fold
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Should i keep or throw away?

You can troll ebay and look for an oppisitely broken one, and use it to repair yours.

There are uses for your system, such as a slim media server... Use the external outputs.

The real answer depends on your saveyness and lifestyle.
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Default Re: Should i keep or throw away?

If you have use for the laptop you could find a replacement (used) monitor online pretty cheap. Get one off a laptop that isn't working.

If you are into compute rrepair or fix computers semi regularly it would be worth keeping around for spare parts.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is there anything i could use it as, like a server of some sort, would it make good network storage? Just thinking of all the possibility's
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If it still outputs via an external, sure, you can still use it for whatever you want... Or even as a media server to a tv if you grab a remote for it.
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I guess i could hook it up to my TV, but with 1 gig of RAM and a P4 CPU will it have enough power?
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No Idea.. costs you nothing to initially try... so why not try.
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