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#1 mattc908


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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:07 PM

Alright So I had a Dell XPS laptop, it was very nice, unfortunately the motherboard fried, and its past warranty so the Comp's motherboard from dell would be over $1000, My plans are to buy 3rd party stuff and just make a desktop out of it. I've built computers before but never from salvaged parts.

The biggest part of what I salvaged was the LCD:
The LCD Cord would plug into the graphics card here:

Grahpics card w/ HeatSink :

I wana be able to get that monitor working the most, anyone know of a converter? Or even a motherboard that would handle that graphics card. A mobile motherboard by chance?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

I'm never one to say it's impossible but there has to be a point where you spend more money than it cost to buy a new one. I'm afraid what you are attempting to do, you will reach that point rather quickly
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#3 Legacy712


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:40 PM

I had a similar problem a few years ago, with my son spilling some water on his Dell Inspiron --- fried the mobo. I went on ebay and found the same model really cheap, as it had a cracked screen. Bought it, changed mobo's, and it worked (still does) fine. Cost me around $180, I believe. Plus, it had a hard drive with twice the capacity, which I used.

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