My Dell Studio 1557 laptop died some time back in early 2014. It started conking out a few months earlier, but I managed to “heat-gun” the GPU into submission and it worked for a few more months. My wife had an identical machine, bought at the same time, which lasted a year longer.
So we had these two dead Dells with lovely, flawless 15.6 inch full HD, low-power screens in the loft, waiting to be targeted for termination. I’d wondered for a while about getting a driver board and seeing if I could re-use them. But back in October 2015 I actually did it. As soon as I’d made it work for one, I ordered a second board, with the intention of making a video about it.
I managed to finally get ‘a round tuit’ yesterday. And I put it together live on camera, just so that you can all see how easy it was.
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