The End?

This blog brings bad news especially for myself. As you all know, in January 2007 I picked up a laptop that cost £1350 and I did pay it off within the scheduled time. I did everything on this laptop: gaming, blogging, watching videos etc. But recently, its got to a point of bothersome since it seemed to get really hot very quickly and therefore things would slow down and chug on screen.

Well on the night of 11th September, my relationship with my laptop has come to an end. I was watching a video of a good friend of mine online when it just went off. I was thinking, "It will be alright, I just need to let it cool down and will be ok in the morning." But this time it was not to be. The laptop I have had for nearly 20 months is dead. I put it on the charger and the charging light is not coming on. Tried switching on but nothing is coming on. I am just downright unhappy about this situation because I paid over a 1000 pounds for a machine that hasn't lasted me 2 years.

I don't know what exactly the cause of its death is but I think its probably one or more of the most important parts of the laptop finally caving in and blew. The processor, motherboard and/or graphics card etc. The overheating must have got to them and they blew and therefore, my machine is dead.

The thing is though, I would be alright if this problem is fixable but I don't think it is and that is what makes me the more unhappy and annoyed at the same time. All my videos, games etc are on it never to be recovered. If some miracle occurs and it is fixable, it ain't going to be cheap and at the moment, I don't have the money to fix it meaning its just a waste of space. There is a place nearby that does repairs but not sure if it can do something like this. Looks like I will have to resort to my older laptop (which still works and is over 5 years old) to surf the internet while my brother is on this one.

I am unhappy about this. Goodbye, my good friend. You left me way too soon.

EDIT:  Apparently my laptop has somewhat risen from the dead and that its somehow working.  I don't know how this occurred.  All I did was loosened some screws just to see if I can find the cause of the problem. and blew dust off it.  Took the battery out and cleaned it and voila, its alive!  But I am definitely making sure I go as soon as possible and get this heating problem sorted out since I believe it is the cause of this problem.  Can you get some sort of coolers for laptops?

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Posted by Darro

This blog brings bad news especially for myself. As you all know, in January 2007 I picked up a laptop that cost £1350 and I did pay it off within the scheduled time. I did everything on this laptop: gaming, blogging, watching videos etc. But recently, its got to a point of bothersome since it seemed to get really hot very quickly and therefore things would slow down and chug on screen.

Well on the night of 11th September, my relationship with my laptop has come to an end. I was watching a video of a good friend of mine online when it just went off. I was thinking, "It will be alright, I just need to let it cool down and will be ok in the morning." But this time it was not to be. The laptop I have had for nearly 20 months is dead. I put it on the charger and the charging light is not coming on. Tried switching on but nothing is coming on. I am just downright unhappy about this situation because I paid over a 1000 pounds for a machine that hasn't lasted me 2 years.

I don't know what exactly the cause of its death is but I think its probably one or more of the most important parts of the laptop finally caving in and blew. The processor, motherboard and/or graphics card etc. The overheating must have got to them and they blew and therefore, my machine is dead.

The thing is though, I would be alright if this problem is fixable but I don't think it is and that is what makes me the more unhappy and annoyed at the same time. All my videos, games etc are on it never to be recovered. If some miracle occurs and it is fixable, it ain't going to be cheap and at the moment, I don't have the money to fix it meaning its just a waste of space. There is a place nearby that does repairs but not sure if it can do something like this. Looks like I will have to resort to my older laptop (which still works and is over 5 years old) to surf the internet while my brother is on this one.

I am unhappy about this. Goodbye, my good friend. You left me way too soon.

EDIT:  Apparently my laptop has somewhat risen from the dead and that its somehow working.  I don't know how this occurred.  All I did was loosened some screws just to see if I can find the cause of the problem. and blew dust off it.  Took the battery out and cleaned it and voila, its alive!  But I am definitely making sure I go as soon as possible and get this heating problem sorted out since I believe it is the cause of this problem.  Can you get some sort of coolers for laptops?

Posted by AndyWilliams24

That sucks dude, I'd take it back to the store an cause' a hassle.

Posted by EightBitWarrior

*sheds a tear and fires off a shotgun in respect*

Posted by Darro

Don't think that is going to work Andy.  If it were under warranty, perhaps but unforunately it ain't and we never used cover on it.

Posted by L

You paid that much and that's how long it lasts!? Ridiculous. There's nothing to cover you for this breakdown? I remember my laptop (about half the price of that) had a drink of a cola, although not intended. I was so annoyed because it just went all over the keyboard. I immediately pulled out the battery, put it upside down and just hope in the morning things would work after clean. Luckily, it did come on but there were certain keys that would just randomly input themselves.

Anyway, that was my fault, so really I couldn't do too much about it. Just hope you can get yours sorted. Hopefully, you can get one of those enclosures to put the laptop drive on and use as an external drive on another computer.

Posted by AndyWilliams24

I had a problem like that myself once come to think of it. An when I took it back to the shop they got a brush, brushed off the dust inside it an on the fans. An voila it worked. Never had a problem since.

Posted by lordofultima

This is the European equivalent of 9/11. Confirmed.