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Topic # 6590 7-Feb-2006 16:58
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HELLLPPP,

I have a nx5000 laptop which I think the system board is fried in. I am familiar with basic setup of desktops but really don't have a clue what I am doing with notebooks. I know I can get a spare part from hp but that would be $600 ish for a laptop which is now worth around $900. So I would love to drop in a new motherboard from a busted laptop but don't know which one could be compatible and if you can do that with laptops. Is it a matter of size and chip compability or is there more to it. Also does anyone now where a good place (apart from trade me ) is to get toasted laptops.

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Reply # 27971 7-Feb-2006 17:47
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Trademe is your best bet for toasted laptops. If you can get a system board for cheap, then its worth doing - but really, the same spec notebook can be had from any of the major retailers for between $899 - $1099 these days, with a full warranty.

I would put your notebook on Trademe on $1 reserve, list the full specs as if it was a good working notebook and at the bottom, clearly write what the fault is. I think you might be pleasantly surprised at the final auction price.

Just listing a "faulty nx5000" will see very low bidding, so make sure you put the full usual specs if you sell...







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