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I just bought this used 415o pentium 4. 256 mg ddr pc21005-25330 64646. battery seems to be holding up pretty good surprisingly but the batt meter lights up the farr left light center and far right lights skipping the 2 lights in between so not giving an accurate reading wondering if there is a replacement part for the battery meter. 40g ide/ata ibm travelmate hdd. cd rw. mini pc card is missing looks some moisture damage to hdd. plastic shell needs to be replaced particularlt the palm rest plastic cracked back left by the hinge, top cover cracked causing instabillty of entire plastic shell. everything else looks good,i'm going to order a new hdd 100g ide, 2 512g ddr ram and new plastic shell. bottom bay cover and i'm not even going to open up the cpu. i bought the whole unit used. for 60 bucks and so farr it looks like about 120ish is what it'll cost me for parts and shiping and handling bringing it to about 180 total, purpose to sell it for a small profit and for the fun of it. going to sell it to a friend who will be using it primarily for portability-writing essays and travling to and from school, checking email internet surfing. i want to speed it up as much as i can while staying under 250 and 2nd question if i decide to really upgrade it to the limit what would those limits be without cahnging the processor,mother board? any suggestions or comments? this is my first laptop refurbishment. i'm pretty much a newb btw, so keep that in mind.

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for this delete only the "safe ones", those marked with a green v

It would bee good if you get more RAM, it would getting better performance with that, but you can do with that you have if you only surf a little and read e-mails.

Hope that helps
If not then return here

Have a nice time over there

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