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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.
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
Mark why won't my laptop work?
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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.