The other day I mentioned my computer issues and what I might do to fix it. Well, this weekend we cracked open the beast for the third time in its short life and ripped out all the pieces. The hard drive is hanging out in its pink static free bag on the desk waiting for me to begin the long process of transferring the files to the other laptop. The other bits are nestled in their own static free bags waiting for a blast of canned air.
Don’t try this at home.
No, really. Most computers, especially laptops, come with a warranty that specifically instructs the user not to open the casing – ever. If they suspect you’ve tinkered around inside then POOF, no more warranty and any fixes have to come out of your own pocket.
Never fear, ours was already off warranty when we dissected it. We are ordering a replacement fan (Yay, Ebay!) that was thankfully cheap and hope that it solves the problem.