Hi Shaun, Sheesh, man! You are pretty rough on your laptops. Lol! I've never had that much problem with any computer laptop or desktop that I can recall. If it is a desktop that has a hardware failior I tend to replace the parts manually if it is something I can fix. Laptops I just tend to take care of as best I can so they don't get destroyed. Only Once haveI actually dropped a laptop and wonder of wonders it lived to run another day without serious damage. Although, I don't feel too bad for your NEC. I hate that brand with a passion.
Cheers! On 5/4/10, shaun everiss <shau...@xtra.co.nz> wrote: > well since we are talking about laptops I have had several. > my t1850 with the keynot gold synth which lasted from 1993 till 2001 > It got dropped, once had hard drives floppy drives keyboards 2 power modules > and a mains plug. > I used it as a main system for some time but it became a games box which > unfortunately ended when it decided its drives would all die at once. > > my next was in 1996 it was a satelite 310cds. > this lasted to about 2001 as a main box. > running win95 and later 98se with its bios upgraded to version 8.0. > this was the only system that ever had a bios upgrade at all or that needed > upgrading. > > 2002-2004. > I decide to go with a funding agency and on their recomendation got a raw > deal with a nec versa. > yes the 310 was still going strong but it was rather useless and slow. > the worst system I ever had, had a mangled fan though unproven and required > reformatting every week or so to keep it working. > I used to spend half the time using it, a quarter of the time fixing it and > the rest bashint it literally in frustration. > it would break down in the most opertune circumstances like just before an > exam. > Grrrr. > I finally did a bios update to fix it and the update didn't go so well. > the main board died and I was happily able to replace the box. > after that I got a toshiba again, a satelite a9. > It was thankfully good and has lasted me till 2007 when its dvd drive burned > out. > as a resolt I can't recover the box. > the screen is loose and floppy too. > after that I got an old toshiba 4400 which was for linux on tech, which I > used for what it was worth it was usefull. > I had it for a year then got rid of it. > The current system my tecra a9 has to its credit although trying to get me > to reformat has not had me needing to although I have almost given up on it > at times. > its format process requires sight though and I am happy its gone ok for this > long even with the abuse its got which is not to much though its keyboard > was just replaced last month. > Its probably gona last me till it burns its cpu. > > Ofcause not all the laptops are dead. > > my 4400 is now an email system for my mums friend or one of them. > it does what it needs to do. > my 310 was traded for a couple disks of mp3s and is happily making someone > happy. > my a10 satelite if I ever manage to replace the fan, cd drive and screen > hinges will ride again though with its single core cpu there is probably not > much point. > > my 1850 will work if I ever got the components, though I dropped it again > while trying to fix it resulting in smoking batteries and broken casings so > I think thats unlikely. > My nec is in hell and I hope it stays there. > disturbingly though it was the cheapest system on one of the us sites I > think cnet or something. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.