To fix a screwed-up laptop

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Jacquesl, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Jacquesl

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    To fix a screwed-up laptop

    What happens to a laptop then it’s connected to a 56K dial-up I think it’s internal and the telephone wire it hit by a thunder strike, what will be screw inside the laptop?, the laptop doesn’t want to go on, it’s a push button to power up, I think it’s a p2 or p3 laptop. It’s laying somewhere in a pc shop and I can probably buy the old thing for a cheap price and fix it.
     
  2. beenthere

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    If you're lucky, the only failure is in the PCMCIA modem card. Otherwise it's toast. P2 or P3 processors are going to be very slow dogs. Probably not worth the effort.

    I just hit the MS update site with a 98 machine & got the message " Thank you for your interest, but Microsoft does not offer updates to Macintosh operating systems". Win 98 is gone for good.
     
  3. Jacquesl

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    But you see the problem is the laptop doesn’t want to go on if you press the on button, I tried it 2 years ago in the shop, I plugged it in and pressed the button repeatedly and nothing happened, and the shop owner said that the telephone line was hit by a lightning strike, but there’s no short circuit in the laptop then you plug it in, I didn’t smell anything weird, so I assume somewhere the power supply might be screwed, but taking the modem out wont fix the problem, I assume it’s a internal modem.


    And win 98 are crappy, I love XP more
     
  4. Dave

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    This would be the line I would go down. Failing that, like beenthere says, its probably toast.

    Lol!! Doesn't surprise me! I've just come afoul of OGA over MS updates, but I may make that a new thread.

    Dave
     
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