Having got a new laptop, he decided to take the two old, semi broken ones apart (one has been kept for music, the other family history. Thought you might be interested to see what laptops look like inside:
The recently replaced one was having difficult keeping power due to a broken charge point and its dvd player had stopped working.
He appears to have mended the broken power socket but couldn't swap dvd players around as the sockets where the pins connect don't align.
Ah well, once he puts them back together, hopefully one, or preferably both of them will still be working well enough to be kept.
He was aked "why" his reply, "because I wanted to try and why not?" He likes a challenge.