I am still the "proud owner" of a Sony Vaio C1-VFK laptop ... 600 MHz Transmeta Crusoe CPU, 192 MB RAM, 15 GB disk, Sony MemoryStick reader, 1 x FireWire connector, 1 x USB connector. And best of all: It has a UK keyboard layout. Downside: No working batteries, it needs AC power. And I once had to change the internal harddisk, but friggin' Sony used "max. Security" non-standard screws on the innards of the laptop so I had to get rid of those screws by force, damaging some of the internal plastic parts in the process. But those damages are not visible on the outside and it's just the plastic ... all the electronics are undamaged and fully functional.civint wrote: Also, this is related to my hunt for a low spec, small-ish laptop
civint wrote:I will let you know how it goes, I'll see if the gpu is the issue. if not, it should be ok, sonce that was my major worry. The laptop is fairly thick as latops go, so i might be in luck if its a cable thats come undone. if not, then I have a laptop i can ebay for spares /repair, lol
Search e-Bay for Sony VAIO C1 "PictureBook" laptops (there are various models; mine is the made-for-UK 2001 model "C1 VFK" with a 600 MHz Transmeta CPU; other models may have slower or way better CPU's) or Toshiba "Libretto" micro-laptops (the newer U-xxx series built in 2005 have 1.x GHz "Centrino" Pentium-M CPU's ... way fast enough for Linux!) ... These machines are ultra-ultra small and are awesome geek toys. One of my buddies uses his Libretto U100 as "on-the-go file server and network sniffer" ... and he sure gets tons of jealous lookscivint wrote: I want a small laptop for school wordprocessing/internet browsing/music-ing/playing defcon.....
Most laptops have their graphics chip directly on the motherboard, so you'd probably need to exchange the entire motherboard. But depending on the age and the model of the laptop this could turn out to be rather expensive ... Did you check what the spare parts cost? There are web sites which are specialised in finding spare parts for all sorts of (old) computers. It may be worth to take a look. e.g. here: http://www.impactcomputers.com/civint wrote: why i was wondering about the repair of the graphics card
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