Someone at work told me they thought a Dell was better than my new HP...I don't argue with that, but unless that particular person would like to pony up a few extra hundred dollars, I just go with the nifty little computer I bought in November for about 300. It is still LIGHTYEARS ahead of my old Toshiba which has all but died. So much so that I decided to do surgery last night. I figured there was nothing to lose...it was already acting more like a paperweight than a computer.
So, I took it apart. Here you may see the guts of a Toshiba Laptop...who knew things were so darned small! I was amazed! Oh, and just ignore the beads and ribbons...those are separate projects.
There was a surprising amount of dust and dirt and dog hair in the damned thing! In places you wouldn't expect to see it. It was just strange! I unhooked everything. Blew it out. Wiggled and pressed and pried and tapped. I guess I was hoping to find a battery for the clock...no battery was found. I did break a few screw locations and some other bits...but I put it back together and it worked the same as it did before...I mean, it turned on! See below, I wanted to prove it.
You can tell it was AFTER surgery because of the bare items under the screen...that piece of plastic covering that area was a casualty during surgery and needed to be removed. It doesn't work any better, but it isn't any worse. It came out a wash.
I work Music at the El all week! I am a lucky guy. Good kids, great co-workers, and I am close to home. On the other hand, I DO have the words to Annie's Hard Knock Life bouncing around in my head...
Now, let's all hope my computer comes home to me soon!