My Laptop Died

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  1. chet again

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    Must've been the video I accidentally looked at last night. Poor computer it had a heart attack and couldn't go on...

    So I went and bought a Chromebook to replace it.
     
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  2. imwjl

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    I hope that means good news overall and you didn't lose any data. Enjoy your new one in good health!
     
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    Ha accidentally!
     
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    Who "who" is?
     
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    I feel your pain, I flooded my keyboard with a large iced coffee last week and was down for a good 4 or 5 hours before my laptop fired up again. I think it might even be a little faster now.:)
     
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    You’re no fun ;)
     
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    what did your computer do to bite the big one?
    does it turn on but no screen?
    do you hear the hard drive start up? and /or the led lights up but nothing else?
     
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    how come the Atari STE 1040 that I sold my friend is still working and my Mac Power Book crapped out after 19 months ? :mad:
    Which is to say I empathize with your loss.
    If and when your Chrome book goes down for the dirt nap , please let us know as a gesture of cyberly comradery . Please , Good luck with your new purchase.
    :twisted:
     
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    That old computer lasted about 10 years so it's OK. It would not boot up. It's done that before but this time it wouldn't repair itself.

    I got the cheapest laptop Wal-Mart had. Any opinions on the Chromebooks?
     
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    I do alot of lap top repairs , the symptoms i described are for the graphics cards and these can be easily repaired , it sounds like your hard drive gave it up
     
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    I use a smaller KB without the number block on the right... I put it in a clear plastic bag or oven bag, taped tight...

    you eventually wear through in places... but, it's oh so coffee/bourbon proof for a long time....and easy to replace and type through... ;)
     
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    I have bought about 6 chromebooks since 2012, for me and other family members. It was a great way to let a toddler use a computer and not worry about 1k of damage. 3 of them I bought retail, but I bought the rest used. One I bought with charger and case for 27£. At that price, it isn't a problem when they are dropped or sat on, as I am 2 minutes on eBay from being sorted with something the same

    Before I got my parents on chromebooks I was always the IT department. Saved 6 years of that

    The 2012 chromebooks I bought are still running, but 1 or 2gb of ram is slow. 4gb is what I consider minimum for me
     
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    Question is: what was the video?
    Whatever it was, it shocked a hardened old laptop to death.
    I recommend not exposing such a young innocent Chromebook to your videos until it matures a bit.
     
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    Oh, I was just joking...


    no, really.
     
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    My 1982 BBB Micro still works!
     
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    If you want to know the truth...

    I was going to post something in the Anthony Bourdain thread and the laptop locked up.
     
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    I'm in the hunt for a smaller laptop for my wife's return to college...all it really needs to do is MS Office, keep files and run videos. I will probably check out Walmart on the weekend.
     
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    Her return to school will or should qualify her for discounts on first tier products. If not the major manufacturers outlet and refurbished sales often have discounts on the first tier products.

    This issue lands in my lap or gets to my ears or eyes often because we have hundreds of employees who access company info personally, and because we have student employees. The first tier products in general don't have crappy software, they have best compatibility, and they have far superior warranty and product life support.

    Something else about the first tier products - Windows or a Mac - is getting the far superior display quality many are used to with a decent smart phone. It makes a big difference to have that laser print sharpness on screen. It can make even more difference to have the feature that adjusts the display tone for the light around you.

    With both holiday time and some going back to school at the semester this just came up. Here's what I noticed and sent to some staff and employees. If you're a Windows user Microsoft has a big discount on the new Surface Pro with Type Cover. Some sellers have had Mac discounts that might top the education discount.

    Microsoft Office for most people now is Office 365 and for students the enterprise tier of Office 365. A little learning will let her know how she does't need much storage for those files.

    Wish your wife good luck for her return to school!
     
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    I love my Chromebook for general surfing. They are nice units; ours was fairly high end 5 years ago and is still chugging along. We use it downstairs to stream the services our dumb "smart TV" does not have.

    I still have a development workstation laptop for coding for clients.
     
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