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The nature of As-Is laptops is that we spend very little time on them and they are sold very inexpensively to hobbyists and tinkerers.  ''If you find yourself putting in lots of effort for an As-Is laptop, then it's probably time to just junk it.''  Ask your instructor.
 
The nature of As-Is laptops is that we spend very little time on them and they are sold very inexpensively to hobbyists and tinkerers.  ''If you find yourself putting in lots of effort for an As-Is laptop, then it's probably time to just junk it.''  Ask your instructor.
  
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Revision as of 16:07, 20 April 2010

The nature of As-Is laptops is that we spend very little time on them and they are sold very inexpensively to hobbyists and tinkerers. If you find yourself putting in lots of effort for an As-Is laptop, then it's probably time to just junk it. Ask your instructor.

STEPS NOTES AND DETAILED DESCRIPTION
REMOVE HARD DRIVE Check that the Hard Drive has been removed, otherwise remove it. Leave the caddy hardware, screws and adapter with the laptop if possible .
Power Supply Get the appropriate power supply, connect and boot to BIOS.
Check RAM In general, As-Is laptops should not have more than 256 MB of RAM (though sometimes if an otherwise higher-end laptop ends up being As-Is we will include more RAM - ask an instructor if you're not sure). Try to use smaller sticks of RAM if you can, e.g. 2 sticks of 128 MB if there are 2 slots, but don't go crazy swapping out the RAM.
Run Memtest for 60 seconds Options for running memtest are included on the memtest CD or booting to the network (and selecting memtest). If there are errors, swap the RAM.
Affix As-Is Sticker This sticker outlines the As-Is Policy and includes a place to write Processor Speed and Type, and amount of RAM.
Remove the Microsoft Sticker and Asset Tags Microsoft sticker can usually be found on the back of the laptop. Get rid of anything that identified the former owner, whether an individual or a business.
Include the power supply Otherwise, how will the customer turn the laptop on? Use a rubber band to keep the power supply and laptop together.
Give the laptop to your instructor He/she will take it to the Thrift Store.