[sf-lug] laptop upgrade recommendation
asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Feb 2 00:25:35 PST 2010
On Sun, 31 Jan 2010, Grant Bowman wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions. I may see what Mike at Noisebridge can help
> me do with his magic soldering iron. I did try an external monitor with
> identical results - black screen a few minutes after booting.
Some T42 thoughts:
If these are off-lease, they won't have this problem:
But if they're used as portables, I'd be a bit afraid of chassis flex,
which could have damaged the motherboard or its graphics chip connection.
And to any new owner -- don't hold it with one hand. I'm not kidding.
Always use two hands.
T43s improved this issue.
Also, forum.thinkpads.com is a great place to buy ThinkPads.
You should emulate your heros, but don't carry it too far. Especially
if they are dead.
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