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Packard Bell Legend 406CD Desktop Computer

Being a lover of vintage electronics and aircraft modeling equipment, I had the bright idea that I would buy a vintage Packard Bell desktop computer like I had many moons ago and transplant the innards of my ASUS G750JX Republic of Gamers (RoG) notebook computer into it. After carefully measuring the notebook computer's outside dimensions and estimating the size of the various models of PB computers, I settled on a Packard Bell Legend 406CD and bought it from a guy on eBay. I wanted the type that actually sits on the desktop, with the monitor sitting on top of it. The computer arrived as advertised - dirty but in good mechanical condition, and cleanable. Having never opened the ASUS G750JX, I was not exactly sure of the size, but based on photos I had seen on the Internet, my estimates of the space needed inside the PB seemed reasonable.

After doing quite a bit of cleaning on the Legend 406CD, I finally got up the nerve to pop the lid on my AUSU to begin the process of transferring the mother board, hard drives, DVD player, etc. Upon measuring the motherboard I discovered that it was about 1/2" too wide to fit into the PB chassis. The ASUS G750JX is a big laptop, with a 17" screen, but I was certain it would fit. Dang, now I have a really nice cleaned-up Packard Bell Legend 406Cd desktop computer and nothing to put into it. Oh well, for now it goes back on the basement shelf and will have to wait until I have the will to try again with a different computer. It might actually be cheaper to find a new desktop computer to use for parts. For now, here are the photos of the un-restored computer and its components. A few cleaned-up photos are at the bottom.

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A few cleaned-up photos. 

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Posted August 3, 2019

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