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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 if you have any questions.
 
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 if you have any questions.
  
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| Remove MS Stickers and Asset Tags|| Microsoft sticker can usually be found on the bottom of the laptop and on the palm rest.  Get rid of anything that identifies the former owner, whether an individual or a business.
 
| Remove MS Stickers and Asset Tags|| Microsoft sticker can usually be found on the bottom of the laptop and on the palm rest.  Get rid of anything that identifies the former owner, whether an individual or a business.

Revision as of 20:20, 20 January 2012

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 if you have any questions.

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.
Check RAM Get a power supply and boot to BIOS. 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). 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.
Affix As-Is Sticker This sticker outlines the As-Is Policy and includes a place to write Processor Speed and Type, and whether an adapter is included. Fill out the processor information, but DO NOT fill out the adapter information.
Remove MS Stickers and Asset Tags Microsoft sticker can usually be found on the bottom of the laptop and on the palm rest. Get rid of anything that identifies the former owner, whether an individual or a business.
Include the Power Adapter Make sure the cords are neatly wrapped with a rubber band, but with enough slack so that you can plug the adapter into the laptop.
Check-in with Instructor They will look over the laptop, and sign off on the label.
Put it in the Recycling Cart There should be a box labelled As-Is/Scraptop; stash the system there. Ask your Instructor for something new to work on!