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Wannabe Geek

# 99354 17-Mar-2012 10:36
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Hi All,

Was hoping to get some advice - I've got an old Dell Vostro laptop 1400 that I bought in Oz about four or five years ago for about $800 at the time. I upgraded it to Window 7 and everything was going fine until the graphics card blew out. Quoted 350 to fix it. I just bought a new computer and my old laptop is has been sitting there ever since.

I haven't had much love on trademe so was wondering what do I do with it? Its still works fine and could be fixed - don't want to sell it for nothing but am I being realistic that anyone might want to pay anything for it?

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  # 597028 19-Mar-2012 10:44
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Ive bought many faulty Dell laptops for as little as $10, especially the older ones.

If you have a decent amount of RAM, a big hard drive and the battery still works well then it might go for more than $50 but I wouldnt count on it.

Is the W7 licensed ?


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  # 597030 19-Mar-2012 10:47
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Cheers all, OEM version of Win 7.

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  # 597044 19-Mar-2012 11:23
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Chuck it in the oven for a bit (do some research on putting the laptop video card in the oven), I've fixed a couple of laptops by doing that, and, I know of 1 other one that this has worked for.
One of the laptops that I've fixed has been in daily use now for over a year with no recurrence of the problem. The other one is a spare.
Note - I am NOT suggesting that you just put the whole laptop in the oven, you would probably kill it.

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