I have just examined my wife's laptop and the diagnosis is it's broke!
Seems as though some liquid has gotten into it, although no-one seems to know anything about this.
I have now got the following bits which I think are sellable so what are they worth is my question as I know very little about laptop components.
The laptop was 18 months old and was an aspire 3690
512mb samsung ram (it says pc2 5300s on it)
80gb hitachi hdd
Any help is appreciated guys
Oh and before anyone talks about insurance I have £100 excess and the lappy was only £200 new so not worth the hike I'd get next year for claiming