HOW-TO: Laptop resurrection and upgrade
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"I have been known to keep old hardware alive, long past its use-by date. Over the last year I acquired a couple of laptops. One of them had been smashed up (I think someone sat on it..) and the other got a drink spilled in to the keyboard. So I ended up with enough parts to make a cheap laptop.
The i1400 Thinkpad came out with a few different variations of processor. The one I salvaged is a Celeron 500. I was also recently given another damaged laptop, which I robbed the DVD drive from and some RAM, so its maxed out to 256MB (I tried more, but it just didnt like it). Ive only spent around $180 total, not including the 60GB drive. Thats not bad for a cheap work laptop, with wireless."
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