Close call!

Posted by me on Sunday, the 10th day of September, anno domini 2006 at 11:30 PM, local time.

So, I had a close call with my laptop today. I was done using it for a while, and so I set it down on the endtable (rather hard, I must admit) and wham! Out go all the lights and the dang thing shuts down completely. Instantly. Not even a little light indicating that the power cord was plugged in. It rattled a bit when I shook it… It refused to turn back on.

Later, I still couldn’t get it to turn on so I completely disassembled it to see if anything was mechanically wrong or had broken off or something. Didn’t find anything odd, though there was certainly plenty of dust. I did break one of the three fans’ power/sense connector off the motherboard on accident during all of this though. Anyway, since I couldn’t find anything, I put it all back together and what-do-ya-know, it powered back on ok and seems to be fine now… I still don’t trust it really, but I don’t really want to buy a new laptop right now. Then I wouldn’t be able to buy the stuff for my new fileserver! So, I think I’ll just pretend everything’s fine, buy my fileserver stuff and then act all shocked when my laptop finally bites the dust.

Sounds like a plan.

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