I have been given 2 identical laptops that don't work.Now that I've retired I thought it would be fun to try to salvage working parts and create one working machine out of the 2.In my naive way of thinking I am assuming that they probably didn't stop working because they both had the same problem. What I think I need is a method for checking the necessary parts item by item to determine which bits are useable. Is this feasible for someone who's never attempted repirs before?Any suggestions gratefully received. They both had windows xp on them,
Interesting project which will give a lot of satisfaction if you succeed . Manual downloadable from click here As a first step: There are many small bootable linux programs and I would prepare a CD with one on it change bios to boot from CD and see if you can boot. The one with broken screen you would have to connect to a monitor. These little programs are self contained and if the motherboard and memory are OK should let you get into the laptop's harddrives.