laptop breakdowns

Laptop breakdown stories from 2006 and onwards traveling overland by 4x4 truck in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa
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After many years of service on the road - my DELL Latitude D610 is a bit worn out. After replacing a hinge, a glimpse how it looks now.

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After a few years of abuse on the road, the screen of my DELL D610 laptop snapped while i closed the screen. Here a bit about the hinges - read on.

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Slow laptop with fast hardware? How Windows XP Pro can grind a fast 2.1 Ghz - 2Gb laptop down to an annoyingly slow computer. Find out how to get it's original speed back.
 

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The story of troubleshooting a NP-55G Generac 4.3 Kw generator with multiple issue’s installed in a large 1719 Mercedes Benz 4x4 motorhome with office. How one failure leads to a another caused by a backlog of maintenance and design issue’s.
 

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It's been a very short journey for the LaCie ItsAKey rugged USB stick. It lasted for 7 months and its the first USB stick that ever died till now. The intention of it's rugged design was probably to last a lot longer but it doesn't. Have a look.
 

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DELL DW-1370 miniPCI WIFI adapter

From start the DELL DW-1370 Wireless WIFI miniPCI adapter performed less than the previously used Intel 2915ABG. The DW-1370 range was smaller and when close to a WIFI access point it seemed more vulnerable to signal reflections and dead spots. Even worse it’s WIFI performance slowly degraded over time up to the point it got ridiculous. Find out what happened.
 

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The USB port of a Nokia  N95 8 GB suddenly stopped working. A dig deep into the problem revealed a broken USB port in the N95. Read about it there.
 

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Windows is amazing - it comes with new exciting messages when you least expect it. After having to pull the plug on one of Windows infamous lockups, it starts with a new message on a blue screen: Volume is Dirty - CHKDSK is verifying files.

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Occasionally the DELL SX280 Optiplex booted with a BIOS warning "time-of-day" not set. Because the SX280 came from long-time storage, it wasn't really surprising for this to happen. The internal battery was probably depleted. After installation in The Machine the BIOS message came more often, so it was time for a quick CMOS battery replacement. But as usual the battery replacement wasn't that easy after-all.

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Quite a while after replacing the LCD screen inverter the LCD screen of the Dell Latitude D610 started to have problems. After several weeks the screen died with tell tale signs of CCFL back-light tube malfunction. The screen had been used to the extreme, here the story of a dying CCFL tube.
 

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