This thread is a continuation of a previous thread in the hardware section, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594766/my-hp-laptop-is-a-brick-i-need-help-please/. Since I am not that computer literate, my plan is to;
A. remove the hard drive from a dead laptop,
B. somehow hook the hard drive up to my table top PC,
C. wipe the hard drive clean,
D. Install Linux on the laptop's hard drive,
E. re-install the hard drive back into the laptop, and
F. fire it up and have a working laptop.
If you take the time and read the thread which I linked above, I really do not know what is wrong with the laptop. There does not appear to be any activity on the screen, no BIOS, no HP or Windows emblems, no distortion or anything at this point. The screen is dead black. The laptop does fire up though, the fan runs and several LEDs light up, as outlined in that thread. I do not know what is wrong with this laptop but I can hook up an external screen to it via HDMI and work on it that way, but still nothing is seen on an external screen. Maybe it has a bad BIOS, maybe a bad GPU, maybe a bad screen, or anything else could be wrong with this darn thing.
So my question is, is this a feasible plan or is it just a crazy idea? If it is feasible, what tools and or other equipment do I need to carry this plan out? Should I just through the laptop away?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.