The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

I don't need to buy a new laptop – yayy

Posted By on September 29, 2007

My laptop was overheating, so I took it apart to clean it.

The power adapter (crappy friction fit kind) kept falling out, so while I was at it, I figured I'd fixed it. While pulling the part out I needed to fiddle with, I ripped a resistor off the board.

Great.

I had the resistor, and is was pretty big, isolated, and surface mount. The first two are good. The last, not so good.

So, I broke out the soldering iron, soldered it back on, fixed the other thing, and fired it up.

And it works. So, this box's life is prolonged for another year or more, hopefully. My laptops never get obsolete – they get broken. I'd like to have one which I retire because it's finally too old, rather than because it's busted.


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