I have a old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, base line model. The fan was dieing so I ordwered a new fan, then discovered I needed to completely disassemble the machine
OK, I'll get a faster CPU and more memory. Everything went well EXCEPT the plastic clips for the zero insertion force sockets, two of the clips broke. Can't find replacements. Looked at buying a "parts" 1525 off evil bay, spendy.
I don't want to spend $50-80+ for two plastic clips. I already have the upgrade 2.4ghz cpu and 4 megs of memory, a new fan.
Do I keep dumping $$ in a old laptop? I think I could get $100 + selling it on evil bay for parts, cosmically it's like new.. Put that $$ toward a new laptop with Windoz 8?
Anyone have a idea on dealing with the broken zif clips without spending $$$.