Laptop Woes, Customer Service Headaches and a New Laptop

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

It seems that things happen in clusters, sometimes it’s more of a chain reaction. My longtime working laptop lost the ability to backlight the display. Yes, the backlight is replacable with a couple hours tear down and rebuild. Of course, they’re fragile parts and although I’ve replaced them in the past. I’ve got to a [...]

Netbook Comparison Listing

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

If you don’t know what a netbook is, it’s this recent class of laptops that’s very small and portable, many with solid state drives and can be a nice small portable computing platform. These are not desktop replacements, but can certainly be used for some serious work (which puts them a step above a PDA [...]

Dell 17″ laptop advisory… (9400/e1705/m1710/m90 even Inspiron 6400)

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Shocking bit of news here…. (sorry, I couldn’t help it.) This is a serious piece though. Apparently the Dell models listed above (Inspiron) and their other 17″ cousins may be affected by a rather peculiar, but serious problem. The screws on the bottom may be putting out 19-65 volts AC (oops.) From the linked article, [...]

Dell “open source” PC’s for sale

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

I saw yesterday that Dell has a page advertising computers with NO preinstalled OS. Dimension line… n series and they are targetted towards people that want to install an Open Source operating system like Linux. They do ship with a freedos install disc, but come without formatting/preinstalling anything on the hard drives. They do note [...]

It’s a story of a Dell Laptop, named the Inspiron 5150 and it’s full of problems

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

About a week ago, when I was in the midst of several crises, I had a Dell Inspiron 5150 left with me to look at. I had seen it once before to replace the keyboard (I remembered that it had a nice design to allow easy access to swap a keyboard – something that is [...]

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