Let me start by saying: I know this is probably going to sound silly and is probably NOT going to make a lot of sense and/or be cost-effective. I would like to look into the possibility of rebuilding my Compaq Evo N610C laptop; it is super old (I got it used, myself, back in 2006/2007) but it still runs like a champ and I would like to keep it that way, if merely for sentimental reasons.
To the best of my knowledge (which, I do apologize -- the well there is not incredibly deep), it is all stock. I am positive the battery is totally shot, and according to eBay, I can replace it for about $30. (This thing has to be plugged into the wall at all times, and if it comes unplugged, it turns right off. The clock always resets to January, 1980 at 11-something pm -- if this sounds like it's not the battery, let me know!)
What I am wondering is if anyone has any ideas about specific replacements for RAM and harddrive, and maybe a new fan (and anything else I might need?) and ballpark cost. I would obviously be taking this to someone to have the work done but I wanted to be informed going in.
The keyboard is totally fine and the body has no damage whatsoever, so I'm really looking just to replace/upgrade the innards so that it can keep trucking -- and maybe run something newer than Windows XP.
Thanks in advance!