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    Hello everyone,

    I have two dead laptops. They do not turn on. Since they are old, I am thinking about selling the parts online, however I don't know how to test them. Please let me know if there is a way to test the following parts:

    Keyboard / Touchpad
    Mobo
    CPU
    CD/DVD Drives
    HDD
    Memory
    Wireless card
    I/O Card
    Soundcard
    Screen

    Thank you for your help.

    Z52 :)
     
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    you can't legitimately test them without a working machine to place them in.
    hdd, and ram will be the easiest, as those are more universal. the rest will depend more on the make/model of the laptop.

    you can technically test the current for parts, but that won't tell you what you need in this case, a working machine imo is the only way.
     
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    Would you recommend selling them "as is"?
     
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    yes i would, as the effort to test them is not worth the small increase (i assume) you'll get in price

    what were the laptop models? you can sell the whole thing for parts on ebay, which may be easier.

    it basically comes down to: more work, potentially = more money. the more you test, the more you try to sell separately, etc. but that stuff takes a lot of time imo.
     
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    I was thinking of selling the whole laptop as parts but I don't want to sell the HDDs because I have personal information on them. I am thinking about buying external enclosures and keeping them.

    I have the following laptop/netbooks:

    ASUS Eee PC 1005HA
    HP Pavilion ZD8205US
     
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    imo unless you have another machine to easily test parts, selling the machines as is for parts is the best way.

    describe the issue, someone will feel confident and buy it.

    as for the hdds, just remove them and note that in the description. an external case would work fine, i use them often.
     
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    Thank you very much for your help
     

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