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Jul 25, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Laptop terrorism

So equipment problems have continued to stop progress. The laptop is dying. It probably has 1 month left before replacement. It was a top of the line $2500 model in 2005. It lasted no longer than a $1000 model. This time, the power connector broke loose. The posts were too carbonized to reattach it and we don't have the high temperature solder station that origionally attached it. It was the first laptop which never had a hard drive failure.

Since the power connector started failing, the battery has gotten overly discharged, so the battery is damaged. Combined with the endless repairs, it's cheaper to get a new, bottom of the line model for $500 than to get a new battery.

Though advertized as 2.4Ghz, it could only run at 1.8Ghz. The 2.4Ghz mode required a special power supply and extra cooling.

Also, 2 way wireless communication stopped working. Now we're going 2 try insulated cable. It's going 2 B heavy and complicated.
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Jul 29, 2007, 04:44 AM
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Have you tried an Asus notebook?

What do you actually do with it?
Jul 31, 2007, 02:00 PM
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it has been my experience, that the Higher-end Toshibas are actually worth the money you pay for them..but a Tecra 8 has a very large pricetag

of all the computers/laptops that i have had to work on, i work on Toshiba's less than any other, 2nd place is Acer maybe tied with Vaio from Sony...i would really stay away from the HP/Compaq's, run away from Dell's, and be shot before buying a gateway..

hope you have better luck with your next portable
Aug 01, 2007, 03:08 PM
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What brand laptop is this? Can't make out the logo on the LCD...

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