|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.
|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.