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    What to do with old laptop?

    Hi all, I have an old Acer Aspire 1313LC (part of the 1310 series) laptop that I no longer use but I hate using ebay unless I have to. Any takers/ideas? See spec below....it has a floppy drive lol

    The power adapter has a break somewhere in the cable and occasionally needs a wiggle but the laptop itself is in very good condition and has never had a fault.

    AMD 1800+ CPU
    768 Mb RAM
    60 Gb HD
    PCMCIA Wireless card
    56k Modem
    Parallel port
    Floppy drive
    It has a Windows XP Home licence on the bottom but I don't have the CD
    Battery replaced 2 years ago and holds and hour + charge

    Any questions?

    Ta

    Service manual
    http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/aspire%201310.pdf

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    What do you need, if you're into grid computing you could use it for distributed science. Using it for something like a picture frame would be horrifficly power inefficient. Download server with external drives or media/DLNA server perhaps. I use an atom box for that here and a low power box running WMP or W7 works really well as a dlna server.

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    If you need to get rid of old kit like this then it's always worth speaking to local engineering companies. Most CNC kit runs specifically on older harder, so for instance if it runs Windows 98, has a serial and/or parallel port, and has a working floppy drive than they'll often bite your hands off for it.

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    I suggest:


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    Not just the picture there that made me laugh. It's that I mistook Domino's signature as part of the post and thought it was on about cross-platform seating (platform, geddit?) - gets coat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I suggest:

    awww that poor NX6110 chassis, although they were built fairly well

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    awww that poor NX6110 chassis, although they were built fairly well
    I was thinking more about the screen when I saw this, HP nx's seem prone to screen faults anyway without being sat on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinemarten View Post
    I was thinking more about the screen when I saw this, HP nx's seem prone to screen faults anyway without being sat on.
    I have a nx7300 still going strong

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