[conspire] CABAL this Saturday

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Sat Jul 24 19:06:29 PDT 2010


On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Darlene Wallach (freepalestin at dslextreme.com):
>> Unfortunately I tried to use the laptop as the monitor for my sisters'
>> computer when it looked like the monitor wasn't working. Since then
>> the screen on the laptop doesn't work.
>> Would someone be able/willing to help troubleshoot if I bring it to
>> CABAL on Saturday?
> You're always welcome to bring computers with hardware problems to our
> gatherings, but it's anyone's guess whether someone will will be present
> who can help you solve such problems.  So, you can certainly give it a
> try, but no promises.

I won't be making it to CABAL today, perhaps the 4th Saturday in August.

> I'm always really impressed at people who can solve problems with
> laptops' monitors just not working at all, because that's past my
> own level of hardware competence.  Many a laptop has, in my own
> experience, reached the end of the road because its LCD screen died or
> cracked.
> If that ends up being the case, you _could_ look in the usual places
> (eBay, Craigslist, Halted) for a replacement screen as a used-parts
> purchase.  Of course, before doing so, you should at the bare minimum
> cross-check the VAIO with an external monitor (such as the ones I have)
> to make sure the problem's not something wrong elsewhere in the machine.

Thank you for the tips!

Darlene Wallach
equal justice under law

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