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question about what to do with multiple computers


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galvk42

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Hey all, first day here. I have a very basic question and hope someone can help.

I have one desktop PC, one netbook, and 4 laptops...which i have accumulated over the years. I might upgrade my PC which is almost 6/7 years old, and get a new laptop for school ( my other 4 laptops are old/ have screen problems/over heating problems etc). So, pretty soon I might get one more laptop.



I am a senior in college and this is my last year. I might move when I graduate next year and I dont want to haul all these electronics with me at that time.
There is no more space for computers in my room.

I wanted to fix the old laptops and then turn them into netbooks and linux machines, but I am not sure if it is worth it to fix them or just try and sell them for parts on the internet ? The laptops are also very old:

1 IBM i series which does not start anymore ( I have no idea why)
1 IBM R series thinkpad with screen problems
1 HP dv5 with over heating + screen problems
1 HP pavilion ze 2000 with no sound (probably bad soundcard)
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SupeR GeekiN CognitO

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Hello, and welcome to geekstogo. :thumbsup:

Well, the laptops are pretty old. It is entirely up to
you as far as what to do with them.



but I am not sure if it is worth it to fix them

In my opinion it probably isn't worth the time/money.
But, again, that's your decision.



or just try and sell them for parts on the internet?

You could try to sell parts, but don't expect top dollar or
for the parts to sell like "hotcakes".



I wanted to fix the old laptops and then turn them into netbooks and linux machines

If you wanted to fix one or two of them then this might not be a bad idea.
If you do decide to fix one or all of them, and you need some assistance,
just create a new topic in here or here.
Make sure to be as specific as possible about your problem and
someone would be glad to assist you.



Have a nice day :cool:



:ph34r: SGC :ph34r:


Edited by SupeR GeekiN CognitO, 01 August 2012 - 12:08 AM.

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thank you so much for your reply. Just remembered my password and got back on the site !
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