Deal of the year!

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  1. Maxware79

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    Just scored an M15x off eBay. $31AUD (~$20USD) plus postage.
    The seller says the charger snapped off and got stuck in the charge port but I’m assuming the charge port itself is broken so I’ll probably have to learn how to solder a new one in. Battery is dead too.
    It has the 920XM and 260M.
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    $50 for a m15x?! Even if it´s not working right now, that a great deal. :vbthumbsup:
     
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    Yeah I reckon he’s pissed he didn’t put $250-300 on it because someone would have grabbed it for that.
    Hopefully it’s an easy fix. It will need a new battery at the very least.
    I have a 7970M laying around that I’ll try to get working in it.


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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    there was a M18X R1 for $115 USD plus $37 shipping ... I didn’t bother to buy it lol.
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    hahahah man ... I got too many junk already . Plus , I’m not a fan of the R1.
     
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    Still, it’s a pretty good deal even just for parts.

    Well I got the M15x today and just like I thought it’s a broken charge port. I’ve pulled the motherboard out to see how hard it would be to install a new port. My soldering skills are weak so it may be easier to get a ‘working’ board off AliExpress for $95AUD and hope for the best.
    I can grab a charge port for $10 later and practice.


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    I sense an impending terrific paint job!:)
     
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    Hopefully!!!
    I ordered a new power jack in the hope that I could try my hand at desoldering/resoldering but I soon discovered that it was a skill I do not possess and may never possess. I found a local guy who does it and he'd do it for $50 if I supplied the jack and pulled the board. I had already pulled the board so I just have to wait a few weeks for the jack to come in. If it all goes to plan then I've spent $100AUD ($67USD) on the machine. I can only hope it works like the seller said it did before he broke the jack.

    Once all this is sorted then it's paint time! :D

    I'm still in the process of respraying my second M18x gloss white. I was all set to put the last few coats of clear on the LCD lid last night but as I was cleaning it before spraying, I dropped it and made a 2mm chip in the paint....... I almost frisbee'd the thing over the fence! I had to sand the section back to metal and hopefully I can blend the paint so you can't see the chip, but it will be difficult.
    Lesson learned; Do not drink red wine while working on laptops.
     
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    I got drunk last saturday night and put a bid in on an M17x R4 that was working but had random BSOD crashes. I've been waiting 5 days for someone to hopefully outbid me but I just won it. I guess I have another project on my hands.
    If you never hear from me again it because my wife has strangled me.
     
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