Just bought another broken Ranger

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  1. Maxware79

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    So I found someone selling another Ranger for parts on Gumtree here in Australia. It’s listed as having a fried motherboard but apparently has a brand new GPU (AMD) and LCD. It’s a huge gamble but he said he’d ship it to me for free and I didn’t have to pay him until it arrived. What a ****in’ legend!!

    Fingers crossed I can resurrect this one. I’m planning on a high gloss candy apple red paint job this time.



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  2. M18x-oldie

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    Keep it goin' :D
     
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    Just need to work out how to hide it from the wife.....


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    In the words of the late Han solo...

    They always find out lol
     
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    Haha, me smtimes in a similar situation when sm. new hardware stuff arrives :D
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  6. Maxware79

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    I always get my stuff delivered to work but I have to sneak it into the shed at some stage. Luckily I sold both my 13’s recently so I have some leverage with buying a new project.


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    Alternate address for shipping is a must when ur married, didnt even think about it until now. I use my moms since forever.

    Maxware, just curious, what is the"brand new GPU (AMD) and LCD" on that one?
     
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    He didn’t really know. I looked up the service tag and it originally came with the standard 60hz LCD so I’m assuming the new one is the same. It also came with a 290X but he said the new card was upgraded to an 8gb card.
    It’s all a bit of a mystery but it seems like a technician tried to fix it with the new LCD and GPU but it still wasn’t working so he said the mobo was dead.
    I have my 17 here so I can test the parts. It’s a big gamble but hey that’s the fun.



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  9. kingofswag187

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    Only 8GB MXM I can think off a WX7100. W7170M is 4GB, as was the previous maximum. If not, it could be a 880M, 980M, etc.
     
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    That’s what I was thinking. Probably an 880M. I guess I’ll find out next week. Could be a huge waste of money.


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