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Laptop dead? [Jun. 2nd, 2007|11:43 pm]
Douglas Spencer
My laptop has been flakey for a while, in particular with random momentary complete losses of power.

It's not doing that any more -- it's no longer random or momentary. Now, if you creep up on it and surprise it, it'll keep power far enough into POST to show the BIOS splash screen before all power disappears.

It's two or three years old, and well out of warranty.

When I get home from Mother's on Monday it looks like I'll be putting the HDD into another unit to retrieve the data that's changed since Thursday's backup, but for the time being I'm on the handset only.

New laptop not due for another two or three weeks...
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-06-03 06:47 am (UTC)
It's depressing how short the life of the average laptop appears to be. There're about the only things that I'd seriously consider extended warrentries on.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2007-06-03 07:59 am (UTC)
They do take a lot more physical damage than most other computer equipment just due to their very nature as "mobile".
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2007-06-03 07:57 am (UTC)
good luck with the laptop
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