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Computers are not so tough

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 25 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    About three months ago I bought a new Sony laptop complete with Vista and all the other genuine software. Last night I threw some keys onto the desk and they hit the screen. Now there is a cracked screen and a large black line across it. No Sony shop in this area so may have to get another alternative until I get back to Hong Kong. How long can a screen last when it's cracked right acoss from one side to the other!!!!
     
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    The words Sony and Vista should ring alarm bells!

    That sucks though :biggrin:.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Insurance?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    No chance, it was my fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    After the PSP Sony screen fiasco keith is probably right :biggrin:.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    my macintosh g3 powerbook has finally bitten the dust </sob>, but as it's damn nearly 10 years old i can't really complain.

    get thyself a macintosh keith!
     
  7. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Oh no! I hope it's not catching as I'm writing this on my old G3 beige PowerMac tower. The last beige machine built. Works perfectly, but have been thinking of an upgrade.
     
  8. derall

    derall Über Member

    Location:
    Home Counties
    It may well be catching - my old G3 'orange gumdrop' iBook died the death just a month ago and I've now been forced into switching from 9.0.3 over to OSX
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    how many pcs are still useful after all this time eh guys?

    derall: osx is the light. step into it and embrace (and never get a freeze-bomb message again) :biggrin:
     
  10. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    If you have accidental damage (sometimes known as All Risks) type insurance the fact that it was your own fault won't make any difference, as long as it was an accident. Only deliberate self damage would be a problem.

    There may be a £50 excess on a typical home contents policy.
     
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    OSX? Get the real thing, get Linux and it is free...
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I still have the first PC I bought, back in 1996. It's upstairs in the attic! :biggrin:
     
  13. frog

    frog Guest

    Ages. We've had LCD panels running months after they've broke. It all seems to depend on just how deep the damage goes. If it goes really deep into the layers of the screen then it will cease to work, either partially or completely, right away.

    It sounds like all youve done is break the top layer so you get the visable damage without the loss of image.
     
  14. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    We have our original 286 from 1988 in the attic and most of the other ones since minus the cyrix piece of rubbish. It's an irrelevent question. Most power supplies degrade significantly over time so you'd not want to be using regularly more than about 5 years after buying without replacing and of course by then replacing it isn't efficient in terms of money. I also know of a charity that reuses old PCs. As HDs live so much longer thesedays they regularly use old components and machines of about that age.
     
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Sh@t happens....!