Laptop LCD cracked
Posted on 2003-12-08
I'm looking for laptop parts resources on the Internet.
My wife stepped on her laptop; the LCD screen is cracked and the keyboard isn't responding. But it's still logged onto our network and the mouse still responds, and you can view the left half of the screen. I can also access its hard drive via the network.
I just upgraded her memory and hard drive, so I'd like to salvage those. We are short on cash, so I'm trying to be cheap. What would be ideal is buying a cheap laptop that close to the model we already have. It's an Acer TravelMate 734TL Pentium III 750MHz.
Another short term option is effictively making this laptop into a desktop by plugging in a montor and keyboard. I've already plugged a monitor and keyboard in, but they're not responding. The keyboard will probably be recognized on boot, but I can't take that chance because if it's not, I wont be able to log in. The montor is a different problem: there's a special function key on the laptop to switch to monitor. I don't know if it will switch to monitor on boot if it recognizes one.
So basically, I've got a lot of laptop questions and would like to find a Web site with a forum for this sort of problem, smash laptops that is.