I have an old HP DV1000 laptop that I haven't used for a long time. Its AC port is bad. I left it on a couch, so it overheated and melted some components that it needs to charge with a cord. The computer repair store said that it would cost $800 to fix, so I got a new laptop. This old one still works if you put a charged battery in it, though. Sometimes I want a computer to use for high-demanding programs so that I can use mine without any slowdown. I'm looking to make the old laptop this computer.
My question to you is this: Is there any way that I can solder either of my two chargers (standard AC adapter or external battery charger) onto one of two places (either directly to the motherboard or to the battery contacts under the laptop) so that I can keep this old laptop on without the need for a battery to be placed in it? Yes, I'm aware that it would always need to be plugged in this way, but I'm not looking to travel anywhere with it. I'd just leave it at the house plugged in. Yes, I know it's not generally recommended to do this, but I'm not looking to repair any parts, only solder some stuff onto it for a quick fix to make an always-plugged-in computer.
If it's possible, could you possibly give me some instructions on where to solder the cables? If not, thank you for your time.
Edited by Aether176, 13 July 2010 - 12:30 AM.