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  1. #41


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    I never had that particular problem on any of my 4 laptops. But my HP laptop died all together. Have to bring it to the shop when I am back in Germany. I am afraid the mobo died because it does not even load the BIOS. - but maybe it is only the Cmos battery because it is 7 years old. My 2 Gateways that are years old and my Toshiba from 2011 never gave me problems - knock on wood. And now I have this little cutie. We'll see how that holds up.

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  2. #42


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    yeah ,my record player from the early 80,s still works ,and the sears Bakelite 8 track player and a lot of the tapes as well .
    nothing made to last today ,I guess it keeps someone working [china thanks to Walmart ],just doesn't seem to be North Americans
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    More likely because it was made ten years ago.

    Most recent stuff is flimsy in comparison, not just computer stuff.
    They LITERALLY don't build them like they used to, and that's a shame...
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  4. #44


    I used to repair TV's for a living I am real glad they do not build them like they used to.
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  5. #45


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    I used to repair TV's for a living I am real glad they do not build them like they used to.
    That's interesting, weren't TVs back then more repairable than nowadays? Or was it because they crapped out often back then?

    I'm just wondering, because I actually have an LCD TV to fix.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    I used to repair TV's for a living I am real glad they do not build them like they used to.
    That's interesting, weren't TVs back then more repairable than nowadays? Or was it because they crapped out often back then?

    I'm just wondering, because I actually have an LCD TV to fix.
    They had to be more repairable because they crapped out, tubes have a short life span.
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  7. #47


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    Speaking of the devil, a friend of mine gave me their uncle's laptop to troubleshoot. The issue on hand is that it seems to overheat and shutdown.

    It's an HP Envy m4 ultrabook, barely a year old.

    How funny!

    Thinking about this, the ONLY other epic failure for a cooling solution on a laptop I've ever seen was on this dirt cheap Toshiba laptop, I think with a Pentium processor? Anyways, it was overheating and shutting down. I ended up cracking it open and exposing the heatsink to see if that would have any beneficial effect, it did. The problem? There was LITERALLY no air flow vent anywhere on the chassis close the heatsink. Normally where the fan grille would be at, it wasn't even cut out or anything. The solution I gave was an external laptop cooler or straight up use a hole saw and drill a fan vent in it. But even still, not as bad as HP!
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  8. #48


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    My HP laptop kept overheating too. Even a coolpad did not help a lot. Then I replaced the HDD with a SSD and the problem was solved. But now the whole thing is on a blink. Have to get it looked at. It is from 2007 after all.
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  9. #49


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    W8.1, W7


    Indeed, there are many (consumer) HP's I would not touch even with a long stick (have seen Pavilions turned into scrap > GPU failure), but they also offer some of the best laptops available, example the Probook & Elitebook range. Got a few of them here, great machinery, year after year.

    From sevenforums: Microsoft retracts Windows 7 PC end-of-sales deadline - Computerworld
    MS slowly starting to move out of the fog?
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The solution I gave was...a hole saw and drill a fan vent in it.
    If it's as you described and I'm sure it is, then this works for me. heh
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