View Full Version : [ubuntu] Recycle dead HP DV9000 laptop

August 15th, 2009, 05:31 AM
I have a HP DV9518TX (sad choice) which just had the GPU died on me after the warranty period expired. My serial number is of course not covered under the extended warranty that HP is offering worldwide. I don't want to pay $400 for a new (probably refurbished anyway) motherboard and graphics card form HP.

I was thinking about buying a new small form factor motherboard which takes laptop parts such as used in these carputers or multimedia pcs as they are very cheap when bought as barebone. Any idea what would be a good choice. I'm planning on using all the parts from the laptop; two HDDs, 2 x 1G of Ram, Core 2 Duo cpu.

Thanks for any help.