what to do - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2008, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 122
Default what to do

hey i have an really old compaq armada 15500mt that used to be my dads work laptop back in it's "glory days".he gave it to me to tinker around with,but the thing crashes a lot so i was wondering what i should do with it?can i take it apart and sell components?and if so how do i do it.
__________________

erkster is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: what to do

Use a program like boot nuke to wipe the hard drive clean, then either take it to a recycling center or give it to a charity.
__________________

__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Luke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,601
Send a message via AIM to Luke Send a message via MSN to Luke
Default Re: what to do

take off the screen and try to interface it with your computer/another device.
__________________
3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI
32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt
Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB
Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
Luke is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Console Gamer
 
Ronnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: N. Carolina
Posts: 2,716
Default Re: what to do

Well why is it crashing?
and
What are the specs?
__________________
Ryzen 7 1700 / Gigabyte AB35
Deepcool Captain 240EX
32GB HyperX DDR4 / Corsair 750watt
Red Devil 480 / Corsair R270
Sandisk 960GB SSD / 2x Seagate 8tb, 2x WD 4TB
Ronnie is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 122
Default Re: what to do

Quote:
Originally Posted by fade2black2004 View Post
Well why is it crashing?
and
What are the specs?
i have no idea why it's crashing or what the specs are
erkster is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: what to do

Reinstall DOS 6.22 and use it to play old abandonware games.
KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 09-19-2008, 10:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: what to do

Linux!

Or you can make it into a photo frame. I have an old Pentium 1 laptop that I really have no use for either, it's in my room somewhere at home, tried to take it apart but something was holding it together from the inside even though i took out the screws.
__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 09-20-2008, 04:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Brinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,195
Default Re: what to do

I would put linux on it...

Can't reccomend a distro without specs.

Though, a shot in the dark, I'd try Puppy Linux if you don't know much or **** Small Linux if you know something about linux. Both of those are extraordinary on older hardware.
__________________

__________________
Antec 300 Illusion
430w Antec Earthwatts
AMD Q4 640 Propus
2x4gb Patriot DDR3 1333
750gb Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
Brinson is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.