Interesting… Hack-a-day always has a lot of cool hacks, but this one peaked my interested.
Read on about this guy resurrecting his laptop, especially the part about his battery.
HOW-TO: Laptop resurrection and upgrade – hack a day – www.hackaday.com _
I have been known to keep old hardware alive, long past itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s use-by date. Over the last year I acquired a couple of laptops. One of them had been smashed up (I think someone sat on it..) and the other got a drink spilled in to the keyboard. So I ended up with enough parts to make a cheap laptop.