Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Can use laptop hardware in a desktop?

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » Hardware » ...All the Rest » Can use laptop hardware in a desktop? « Previous Next »

Author Message
Bobby Digital
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 10:19 pm:   

So I recently got a PIII 1Ghz Sony laptop from my uncle and he mailed it down. Unfortunately it got damaged in the mail. The shipping company is paying me back for breaking it so I will be buying a new one, but now they have left me with a half broken "spare parts" system.

I have figured out that the only damaged items are the screen (cracked) and the motherboard (freezes sometimes, may have microscopic crack or something) but I am sure that the processor, harddrive, RAM, and CD-RW/DVD combo drive are all undamaged.

So my question is, can I use any of these working components in my home desktop system(s)? I have been building/modifying desktops for a while but I have not had experience with notebooks so I don't know if anything will be compatible. Thanks.
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 9:55 pm:   

The ram is probably SODIMM not compatable. The hard Drive will work with the proper adaptors, CDRW/DVD is doubtful as they use laptop type proprietary interface. The CPU is a Mobile type P3 and won't work in any thing but a laptop. However all these Items will work in another suitable Sony laptop.
Bobby Digital
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 1:27 am:   

Where can I get the adaptors for the hard-drive? Or what is the adaptor called?
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 2:11 pm:   

Most Computer stores sell 2.5 to 3.5 adaptors and brackets.

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page