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how can i make a desktop smaller and portable? Answered

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2009-04-20

Use a saw?
Or are you talking about a desktop computer?
You wouldn't have a lot of options without buying / finding new parts - what have you got that's too big?

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-22

its a windows 98 but i want to make it portable but it would probably be easier to buy a new one right.

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lemonie (author)shawntherobot2009-04-22

You might be right there, I think that the mainboard in it's self is going to be an obstacle. If you have money look at micro- pico- nano- 'TX boards. L

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-22

in most computers isnt it usually that the casing is a little bigger than the room needed? Also what could i use for a power supply?

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lemonie (author)shawntherobot2009-04-23

For a different case search the internet for "case mod", you should find some relevant ideas.
You need a stable regulated supply, but if you think "small" a lap-top type battery might be your best option - this would make things more complicated.

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-23

Thats what i thought but would the lap-top battery have enough power to power a large computer?

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lemonie (author)shawntherobot2009-04-23

Small computer remember...
You probably could find a smaller screen, but if you don't want to buy a smaller computer - see what you could get hold of in the way of parts and post these as a suggestion here?

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-23

could an LCD screen work on such an old computer?

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lemonie (author)shawntherobot2009-04-23

Yeah, it's the signal that matters not what it feeds to. I think most displays will handle a simple VGA - (this old machine can do a 256 colour display can't it?)

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-24

right now my screen has 800x600 true colorscreen in parentheses it says(32bit)

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if it doesnt just run the disk that comes with the monitor

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shawntherobot (author)lemonie2009-04-23

do you think i could get a smaller screen that is LCD because the screen i have now is the other type that i forgot the name of

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shawntherobot (author)countable2009-04-22

What?????? its a computer what do you mean case. do you mean the casing?

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