Hey guys, I'd just like to tell you about my A31 and my R40!
Both the laptops were once written off
, but I got hold of them and improved them, these were the specs they came with:A31
.Windows XP Pro SP3
.17.2 GB HDD
.768 MB RSM
.Pentium 4 1.6 processor
.No Wi-Fi or PCMCIA cards etc (the previous owner didn't have wireless)
.A missing left hand arrow key!!R40
.Windows XP Pro SP3
.16.00 GB HDD
.256 MB RAM
.Pentium 4 1.6 processorNo Wi-Fi or PCMCIA cards etc (same previous owner, never had wireless)
As some of you may know my R40 is sadly dead, but thanks to this forum I've been given some advice to get it back up and running viewtopic.php?f=5&t=83188
But I have been able to upgrade my A31. I have already sourced some other written off laptops that were officially DEAD (one HP and one Fujitsu) and I nicked the 40GB HDD's in both of them. I now have replaced my IBM 17.2 GB HDD with a Fujitsu 40.00 GB HDD and I've also got a HP 40.00GB HDD.My current specs at the time of posting this messageA31
.XP Pro with SP2
.Intel Pentium 4 - 1.6
.Still no wireless or PCMCIA - hoping to buy this and other accesories (see below!!) after Christmas when I'll hopefully have some more money!R40
Same as before, only DEAD!!!
, but will be running, maybe tomorrow or sooner!!What I plan to to do my A31!
.Add Wi-Fi/PCMCIA card (at the moment having to use a long network cable to connect to the internet/network etc...will be better once I get the PCMCIA card!)
Plan to get this card (note I do live in the UK!!!)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BELKIN-PCMCIA ... 33570c0f87
.Insert another 40GB HDD using the UltraBay expansion slot on the side of the laptop. I have another hard drive (the 40GB HP drive), so all I need as a 2nd HDD caddy which can also bought off eBay!http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IDE-2nd-HDD-Caddy ... 3efb53a468
(I know the postage is a rip off but it's the only one on eBay and I would like to add nother drive!!)
.Upgrade my RAM from 768MB to 1.0 GB!! At the moment my A31 has 1x 512MB RAM chip and 1x 256MB RAM chip. Once I get more RAM (another 512MB's), will remove the 256MB chip and replace it for a 512MB chip.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/512MB-PC133-144-P ... 518e608a9e
Probably will be able to a cheaper chip than this!!
...and then it will a pretter good laptop I'd say, well, better than what it was!!
But because I've been given advice on how to get my R40 up and running, I'll be concentrating on that today!!
I will post pictures of both the laptops probably either later today