I recently picked up my first laptop I ever owned from my mothers house, it's a Compaq Armada 1510.
It works fine, but it doesn't have a HDD, or an optical drive and the battery is long dead. I thought I'd try to source some parts for it but I'm finding it difficult. Most of the parts I find are from later models, and I'm a bit unsure about the HDD.
It seems to be an old IDE interface and when I look I see that there are some 40GB drives on eBay but will those work with this machine? They seem a bit modern to me. Also, it sounds daft but I'm unsure which way round it goes in since it's universal, and I think the old HDD got broken from connecting it the wrong way as it's easily done.
If anyone knows about old laptops any help would be appreciated, or even any links to sites better suited for sourcing older parts.