Please, withhold your laughing as this is a sincere post from a somewhat beginner. I'm home-bound and trying to learn some new skills while Im on my road to recovery. I have various laptops all running Windows XP. The brands are Dell, HP, Sony. Could I salvage parts from each to make a working laptop? Using this really as a learning experience. My biggest question at this point is how do i determine which parts are in working condition? Any tips with this project would be appreciated.
Well, it depends a lot on what laptops you have laying around.
Most of the time, a lot of laptop parts are not interchangeable.
The only parts that I can think of that *may* be interchangeable are the following:
- RAM modules
- Processor chips
- hard drives
- In some cases, WiFi cards.
- In some cases, but more rare, graphics (video) controller
In a nutshell, you need to do your research on all of the laptops that you have and look into compatibility of those first three that I mentioned in that list.
Since you are "home-bound", take your time and don't rush into things.