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WTB: Laptop for ~$100

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:57 pm
by Top Wop
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!

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

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

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:49 pm
by Xamindar
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.

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


Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:29 am
by Xamindar
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'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