Sony VAIO gone kaput!
Posted on 2003-11-29
Seems my laptop needs a new CPU. Sony would like to charge £277 inc. VAT. Seems a lot, to me. Question is, I kow it's a Celeron 600 MHz, but is there more to know? Like, pin configuration/physical dimensions, etc. There appears to be quite a few Celeron 600MHz CPU's going cheaply, on Ebay for example. But I'm unsure if they'll fit a laptop, rather than a desktop.
I think the problem initially was the fan packing up, which in turn damaged the CPU. So I'll also need a new fan. Next question, what I'd like to do is just buy the correct CPU complete with a fan. Any suggestions as to where I could shop? Or how I can find out what configuration I need, presuming there's more than one?
I'm in the UK, although the world is indeed, my lobster.
Is it easy enough to get the cover off to access the CPU? Any info anywhere? Could I use a 700 Mhz chip instead, without having to alter anything else?