Is it worth the time and effort to try to take parts from an Acer and a Toshiba to try to make a working laptop?

by on July 23, 2012

Q: I have two laptops, one is an Acer and it works fine with the exception of the back light display always going out. I had it fixed once and this time, I have no idea what to do as there is no warranty. My Toshiba Satellite was working fine until a week or so ago. It was plugged into the wall and I accidently pulled the cord with my leg which sent it tumbling to the floor about 2 feet. Now I notice if I want to charge my laptop I have to make sure charge is getting to it by keeping an eye on the battery indicator, I am afraid I may have messed something up on the motherboard connection to the battery…also I when I check for the power a message says, You might want to consider replacing your battery and this didnt happen until after the accident. My question is, would it be worth it to purchase a new battery or just a new laptop altogether or can i finagle something with the use of the screen from the toshiba but the computer portion of the acer? lol Frankenstein (no job at the moment, been seeking so if it is possible to Frankenstein, I will go for that. Ideas? Suggestions?


One Response to “Is it worth the time and effort to try to take parts from an Acer and a Toshiba to try to make a working laptop?”
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    It is highly unlikely you’re going to be able to use parts from one of these laptops and incorporate it into the other.

    Replacing the battery might help with the error message you’re getting, but then again it might not either. Consider buying the replacement battery from somewhere that has a good return policy where they’ll accept the battery back if you chose not to keep it.