So...what would YOU do with a broken Win98 computer?

Well...I'm sure you have seen this forum post about me trying to find out what was wrong with my computer. It is WAS a Windows 98 computer.
We took it to the guy to fix it, and he said that the fan cooling the CPU stopped (!). Then it fried itself (*sigh*) and somehow messed up the memory as well.
THEN he said he replaced those components, and it STILL didn't work! So he basically (but not really) said, "Well, I guess you're screwed...want to buy one of our ridiculously high priced computers to replace it?"


Well, I was gonna tear it down...I know I can get hard drive magnets and stuff from it, a (?) power supply, various lasers from the CD drive, and other stuff.
I KNOW you guys have some good ideas.
What would YOU make if you had the entire computer to tear apart?

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I actually DO have an entire computer to take apart. The OS is soo sold, the icons are about the size of a 9V lol. I also have a busted LCD screen from my moms work, so I will have some good fun during the summer!
Skyfinity10 years ago
Sorry, just joking. How about just repairing it yourself, buy a cpu and another cooling unit, and then give us a real cool case mod! How about that?
John Smith (author)  Skyfinity10 years ago
Haha, eat it...WTF? I THOUGHT of repairing is still an option. Where would I buy the stuff? Case mod? Yep, I thought of it. I have some Plexi in the garage, some LEDs layin around...yep, that's an option...
Well Then GET CRACKING! You got yerself a power supply, a motherboard, a grahics card, and hard disk, some typ of optical drive, and a CPU. Well, you said the Cpu is dead, so buy a new one! Actually, you don't even need a hard drive. Popsci did a 73$ PC article once. Google that and see if anyone still has that. It wouldn't cost you anything close to 72$ as you have most of the parts! As for where to buy, isn't a bad choice, and i think they have what you need for cheaps. otherwise, any internet shop'll do. Have you ever considered making a hard drive speaker? That would be cool. If you don't like any of them, you have 2 choices: 1. cook it, THEN EAT IT! 2. Give it to me and I WILL EAT IT
I actually have that issue on my desk. I read it often when im bored...
John Smith (author)  Skyfinity10 years ago
I have the Popsci article on it somewhere...I'll have to dig it out and read it. And, I don't know if I said it, but the computer guy said he replaced the CPU and the memory and it STILL didn't work, so I would need to replace the motherbaord...or something like that...
ohh, must have missed that. moterboard would make sense. if not, there are still plenty of other choices!
John Smith (author)  Skyfinity10 years ago
HEY, that $72 PC looks like a good option! Too bad I dont' know what teh heck half the stuff on there is...
i cant find the article... thats too bad because i was interested.
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