So I’m looking for a new project laptop that I could get cheap and make really over powered and do something stupid with. My last one was an Asus G50V and I got a quad core Core 2 in it and I think the processor got hotter than the 9800MGS it had. Unsurprisingly that machine died, so now I need a new toy to play with until I blow it up.
I’m between a 4th-5th gen thinkpad, but I’m unsure if any have socketed processors, or trying to get my T420S / L520 fixed. I don’t know what is wrong with the T420S, but the L520 has bad backlight fuses no thanks to me. I could get a new motherboard, but I’m kinda poor atm. I am not sure where to get schematics, but I think its a 2amp fuse and a .5amp fuse that I need to replace. I’m just unsure where on the mobo in total, nor am I sure if my tools are adequate enough.
If anyone knows where I could get a L520 or T420S schematic for cheap, let me know. Should I look for a new complete laptop to upgrade like crazy, or fix the mobo of one of my laptops I kinda want working again anyways?