Saturday, February 16, 2008

Humpty Lives Again

My compy is well beyond the warranty period, and even beyond the age of the recall on the defective video processor soldering of that era. So a couple weeks ago when Humpty's video wigged out for the second time in his distinguished career, I figured that was the end. I was being forced by fate to buy a new computer. Oh well.

But then I found a company online that was reportedly able to repair such problems for $50 plus shipping. They only want the logic board though, so I disassembled Humpty (using instructions printed off the internet) and sent it in. And this week it came back to me!

Then I had to reassemble it. From this:
Before assembly

To this:
After assembly

It worked! (Yay!) And I even had a dozen screws left over!


caedmonstia said...

There must be something in Murphy's Law about warranty periods... My computer started acting up as soon as I got back to Brazil (far away from cheap computers). It won't recognize any printers, it's drivers got corrupted or something. Maybe send me some of your extra screws and I will see if I can make it work again.

Matthew Carroll said...

That's why I never buy a Mac, they charge you for all those extra screws.