Archive for August, 2007

I was reading a very well written article this morning as I enjoyed my freshly brewed java, its been on slashdot, digg & the link has travelled over many networks since it was published two days ago. It deserve every possible spread tho, so here’s to you Dave Gutteridge, you sir, made my day.

Link to article; Windows is Free

So we all(?) have spilled something on our keyboard at some point, be it water, beer, coffee or god forbid some kinda non-diet soda. Anyway, I had the great “pleasure” of dismantling my laptop for the second(!!) time within 48hours this afternoon. The first time was no accident, rather a summer cleaning to get a bit more respons from a heavily hammered keyboard, in aftermath I see that was a huuuge mistake.

FFWD 48hours…..;

Was just about to do some maintance work as I took a big sip of the coffee mug, just as the mug left my lips I felt a caugh coming, and the ms between the initiation and the java fountain I managed to turn my head a few clicks east.
Sadly, not enough to avoid my laptop, tv, nor the wall thats ~2 meters away from the chair.
Shut down the laptop & flipped it over letting it drip off while I cleaned up the chair, floor, tv and wall surrounding the mishap.

The only good thing about my clean-up 48h ago was that I could quickly dismantle my laptop and get the clean-up started. The end result is 3 keys not responding, hopefully they will start to respond again in the morning, I’d hate to take the laptop apart a third time. The keys in question are B-N-M, the mass amount of WD-40, Fluxlene, compressed air & Q-tips did get 12 of 15 keys to respond again, so there is still hope for the remaining 3.

Anyway… the pictures of the entire curse & clean follows;

DSC00912.JPGDSC00913.JPGDSC00914.JPGDSC00915.JPGDSC00916.JPGDSC00917.JPGDSC00918.JPGDSC00919.JPGDSC00923.JPGDSC00924.JPGDSC00926.JPGDSC00927.JPGDSC00928.JPGDSC00929.JPG

EDIT:
Ok so 3 keys just didnt wanna function in the end, contacted the supplier of the laptop and asked if they had a spare keyboard, which they had! So for the neat price of 100NOK + mva I can retire the external usb keyboard.

PS Data has yet again showed themselves as a quick & service minded company. 10/10 (again!)