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Author:  Top Wop [ Wed May 28, 2008 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  WTB: Laptop for ~$100

Im looking to help relieve someone of a laptop that they may not be using anymore and collecting dust. Im not intending to play games on it, I just need basic mobile computing to do basic programming and automotive diagnostics. As long as it can hold a charge, has a CD drive, and I can one way or another do internet with it im game. Im looking to spend ~$100 or more if decent on a unit. PM/email me. Thank you!

Author:  Top Wop [ Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:34 pm ]
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Doesn't have to be $100 on the dot, im willing to go more like $200.

Author:  flip [ Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:59 pm ]
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Have you tried any swap meets? I just found a great eal on a laptop at one. Was several vendors offering them.

Author:  Xamindar [ Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:49 pm ]
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I have an old one I'm not using any more. It works fine......except the power plug on the motherboard is broken so AC power is completely gone. :P

So I haven't been able to start it up sense the battery ran out.

Author:  Top Wop [ Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:23 am ]
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What are the specs on that thing, and is that plug at least fixable?

Author:  Xamindar [ Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:29 am ]
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Top Wop wrote:
What are the specs on that thing, and is that plug at least fixable?


Well, I'll pull it out some time and tell you what model it is....it's a Dell. I think it was 1.4ghz p4 so it overheats easily and then throttles down. I took it apart and tried to resolder the power connector without luck so I don't really know what broke. I just know it worked fine until the battery ran dry. It's probably only good to someone looking to replace their screen

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