I don't know if this is the right section or not...
I have an Asus G50 VT-X5 that has been sitting around for a couple months now. I know it needs a new Hard Drive as the original one gave out. It runs pretty hot too (apparently this fault was common in this particular laptop). I'm wondering if I should just sell it broken/for parts (Have no clue how much it is worth as is?) or spend the money to repair it and sell it afterwards.
From what I have found the Overheating Graphics Card replacement is ~200 +/- and the hard drive would just be whatever run-of-the-mill 7200rpm laptop HDD is on sale online. I'm trying to get some money together to build a new system to game on.
Regardless I would get a HD and replace it and sell it as a working computer before I loose all that money and sell it broken.
I am not a Intel fan, nor am I a fan of notebooks (especially 15" ones). This is, anymore, a average notebook. I wouldnt sell it for more than $300-350 fixed and $150-200 broke.
As far as keeping it goes, I would get a HD, install windows with all of the upto date drivers from ASUS, and see if it meets your needs. A lot of times a clean install of windows and having all your drivers upto date makes a big difference.
PS dont ruin it by letting windows seach for the drivers, actually go to ASUS's website and download them, put them on a USB pen, and install them. Dont connect to the internet before you get every last one of them installed...
Sounds like a plan, I'll see if I can get a good price on a hard drive and go from there. Like I said, I've never really sold any of my computers. That particular one is just collecting dust and I really want ever dollar towards my new build I am planning on.
Update: Asus, found out the HDD was not faulty, the restore disk I had was apparently corrupted, installed Windows 7 with no trouble and got new drivers, runs perfect! Now, just looking to get a cheap HDD to put into an old Gateway I have so I can keep it hooked up to my TV.