Since I have been in the electronics repair field for many years, I can see your reasoning quite well.
If it is your desire to refurbish your laptop with the parts of another, you have my support.
I read your story regarding how your laptop became damaged.
I am sitting here trying to imagine what damage placing the laptop on a wet carpet can cause.
Unless the laptop was in an actual puddle of water an 1/2 inch deep, I would have to consider the possibility of humidity or water vapor rising into the unit to cause damage.
Have you made any attempts to diagnose the problem with the laptop?
Was there any signs of water dripping out of the laptop case?
Have you changed out the battery?
Have you checked to see if possible corrosion may have built up on the power jack?
I am basically just asking the above questions out of curiosity.
I have made many repairs on laptops, Play Station 2 and 3 gaming consoles and had to do circuit board repairs on microscopic pin-outs on chips, it's is quite a chore, but not impossible to do.
If I can do it so can you if you put your mind to it.
Go with this purchase and restore this laptop back to life, it will give you experience and bragging rights, as many people would be too paranoid to even attempt it.
I's really not that hard to do at all.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 21 February 2011 - 07:47 PM.