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I got the parts for that laptop in the mail today. A 512 MB DDR SODIMM card and a laptop screen, paid about $55 I think for the parts. Much better than what my local computer parts store wanted, $75 for that screen is too much for me.
So it’s all working, I installed XP’s updates and a few other programs I commonly use such as Trillian. Now I’m on the Ubuntu installation, upgrading to 11.04.
Now I’m wishing for a larger monitor for my desktop, the screen on that laptop is at 1600x1200, while the desktop LCD is 1280x1024. So much space…But I can’t afford a monitor right now.