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3 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Laptop

by Eleanor Holland

If you have been using the same laptop for years, then you might be thinking that it's time to buy another model. If so, you may be wondering if there is a way that you can repurpose your old laptop and still use it in some form or fashion. These are a few ideas that can help you get just a little more use out of your old laptop.

1. Give It to a Child

Even though you might need a computer that works well for business or entertainment purposes, you should know that many small children will be happy with a computer that has a few basic functions. In fact, if you have a small child, you might feel more comfortable giving him or her a computer that is already a bit worn out and that isn't too valuable. Then, if it becomes broken, it won't seem like a big deal. Even if your old laptop has some issues, your child might be able to use it to play simple games or to watch videos. Very small kids might just enjoy hammering away at the keys and otherwise playing with the laptop, even if it doesn't work anymore.

2. Use It for Parts

Depending on what type of laptop you have now and what you are replacing it with, you might find that holding on to it for parts is a good idea. Then, if there is an issue with your new laptop, such as if it needs a new keyboard key or a new touchpad, you may be able to take the parts from your old laptop to fix it. Even if you don't know how to work on laptops, a computer repair professional might be willing to remove the applicable part from your old model and then put it in your new one.

3. Use It as a Monitor

Even if your old laptop is not useful for much else, you could use it as a monitor. It could be used as a portable DVD player, or you could hook it up to your desktop computer so that you have a monitor on the fly.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can repurpose your old laptop. If none of these options sound appealing to you, then you can always look into laptop recycling so that you can get rid of your laptop in a responsible manner after replacing it.