What if I were to transfer the main board as well
I am assuming this is an old unit, approximately 3-5 years. I this it?
The problem is that a new mainboard will be impossible to obtain, you would have to look for a used one from Ebay and you take your chances with that. And you probably will end up paying close to what a new lap would cost. A new board (if you can get one) will cost almost as much as a new laptop, and then you will have to get a new hard drive (SATA) and memory (DDR3), it just goes on and on.
The adapter outlet gets really hot and I have to fiddle around with it to get the battery charge light to go on
Yeah, that's not good. The CPU fan may have failed and the unit overheats. Or the barrel jack socket where the adapter's barrel jack plugs into the laptop may be broken from use, and when you wiggle it you can get it to make & break the circuit which crashes the computer. If it is only a cracked circuit board sometimes it can be soldered by reflowing the old solder, but without opening it up nobody can tell.
In answer to your question.... My father was a rancher in N. Central Idaho and I grew up on a horse. Best years of my life. Sure beats sitting at desk all day staring at a monitor.
Edited by ranchhand_, 08 December 2014 - 06:49 AM.