so my laptop... same as this one --> https://www.amazon.com …1080-Gaming/dp/B00TZ7SDVC
Nothing crazy special , but not too shabby either , i dont think
i'm no pc gamer , but i use it for photo and video editing and figured a gaming laptop would probably have a better gpu than "regular" laptop
battery went bad, so i changed it .. wasnt exactly easy as you have to open up the whole laptop to do so.. what a PITA that was..
noticed one of the fans stopped working .. but i just let it stay like that for a while , then i decided i'd open it back up and see if maybe some wire for that fan was not connected.. something touched something sparks flew , i threw up a white flag and took it to microcenter the next day
so they said mother board issues..
i kinda screwed the motherboard a little .. basically the point where the display gets connected is no good ..
however , the hdmi out is good.. so i can still use it , with a monitor.. well, better than a total loss right?
however it was also severlly infected with malware,spyware viruses what ever .. it was pretty bad , what was once a peppy laptop was slower than my $250 toshiba laptop
tried kaspersky.. which made it better but than full of error messages ..
read that some times these viruses or whatever screw up registry and things will never run the same
so time for a fresh re-install of windows 10... halfway in through the process and the hdmi out is no longer working.. i suppose its a feature that probably is disabled or a driver has to be reinstalled for that feature to work again.. either way at this point i'v got myself a $1200 paper weight..
what are my options here if any.?
quick searches online show mother boards for this laptop at around $450.. plus labor to install..doesnt really seem worth it to me.. at this point i wouldnt mind so much for now to use it with an external montior ..
is it possible to remove hardrive , put in my desktop , intstall windows 10 plus what ever video related drivers to get hdmi out to work again, then put harddrive back in laptop?