I have a laptop with a broken hinge that refused to run the latest version of Xubuntu. It annoyed me and was approaching useless.
Here’s the plan:
Spare Parts (Better than the money-cost kind)
- Acer TravelMate 515TE Pentium 2 300MHz laptop
- 3Com PCMCIA NIC
- Old keyboard
- Miscelaneous wires
- Soldering Supplies
New parts (The money-cost kind)
- Misc connectors (screws/nails/bolts)
- Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
- Radio Shack momentary pushbuttons
- Terminal Strip
Mix with a healthy dose of free time and cook in the basement until completed.