I bought a Dell Inspiron about 3 years ago and it was in perfect working condition until I found it one day with a puddle of water underneath it. My dad took it apart and confirmed that the motherboard was fried and my computer is dead forever. However, everything else is intact. I was wondering if I could do anything with any of the other parts of the computer.
What can I do with my dead laptop?
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Former Dell tech here -
If the motherboard is done, the computer is done. Check with Dell though, if you did somehow get the extended warranty, you may still be covered. Otherwise, put the power supply up for sale if it still works. Hard drive may still be salvageable.
In a laptop, everything connects to the motherboard, so if it goes, it's done. If you know what you're doing, you may be able to salvage the LCD or the plastics for eBay, but you have a boat anchor. Sorry.
Yea like the mythbusters guys, runover your laptop then conclude that its a myth that laptops can survive a runover.
Sell it if it still works, I've done it tons of times. You just take it out, write down the part or serial number and sell it!