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Old Laptop; what to do with it? Answered

Hey there everyone. I have not really posted here before but I am really stuck for ideas. I recently required an old, old laptop and I don't know what to do with it. It's supa slow and the screen is very dodgy. It's noisy and low spec. Any ideas?

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-11-01

Install linux and use it to play movies and music and maybe internet

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Uru Wolf (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-01

That did go through my mind. It will get a distro of linux eventually. I can't stand windows. But it's not high enough spec to play them at a decent quality, and the connection to the screen does not work unless the screen is strait up and the laptop tilted to the left.

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Derin (author)Uru Wolf2008-11-03

Open it up and fix the connection

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Derin (author)2008-11-03
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11010010110 (author)2008-11-02

its a laptop - it uses very low amount of electricity if you need a system to run much time - like local freenet server - thats it install any linux on it and use ssh to control it remotely from other computers i use Arch linux on m desktop (pentium 3) and recommend it. if you like to tinker with stuff you gonna like this system. and it has good performance on old boxes

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=SMART= (author)2008-11-01

if its broke disassemble it for parts, that's all i can think of

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Kiteman (author)2008-11-01
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Uru Wolf (author)Kiteman2008-11-01

Just noticed your link, Kiteman. It looks cool but I am not that good at building things and have about zero funds to spend >_

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Uru Wolf (author)Kiteman2008-11-01

Oh? What like? I guess I could have it as a huge media remote or something XD. The problem it there is no wireless and it has the battery life of roadkill.

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