Some old laptop questions

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Big Boss Man
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Some old laptop questions

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:23 am

So an old laptop has a lot of issues. Keys on keyboard only a few are functioning, sound driver is detected but not working, same with the graphic driver. Apart from that it runs fairly well but again has bad sectors on the HDD. Its running Windows Millennium. Also the wireless card has stopped working. Seems it might be hardware related rather than software. Anyone had a similar issue(s) and managed it to fix them?. Thanks

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Re: Some old laptop questions

Post by melancholy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 am

Dude, that laptop has to be 18 years old. You are lucky it even turns on. Most of what you describe is hardware related (relating to the Northbridge chip) and will probably be difficult and expensive to fix on a laptop that old. It’s not going to be worth it.

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Re: Some old laptop questions

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:11 pm

Yea thought it was hardware related thanks. It was working fine for a while then suddenly lost functionality. It was running chkdsk every time it switched on and only displaying a basic colour palette but now those errors have fixed themselves and it's displaying 32bit true colour. But yea I agree it's not really worth investing time & money in repairing. Might see if I can locate the drivers for the graphics card & audio (Audacity said something about host in use) and reinstall them to see if that fixes anything. It's a Dell Latitude with Pentium III processor & 512MB RAM, 20 GB HDD. Still can run a few old DOS games minus sound though so might give it a clean inside and see if anything looks burnt out on the motherboard.

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