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Not broken after all - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Not broken after all
After my usual false start involving removing all the screws on the item in question and then it still not coming apart I scoured the Net for instructions (what I probably should have done in the first place) and gained access to the fan area on my laptop. Nothing obvious revealed itself, but I gave the whole area a good blast with my compressed air can, and that seems to have got the air going again. Entire cost of repair - 50 pence worth of compressed air.

You can bet Sony would've charged me 50 - 100 quid. Of course, they might not have had the traditional screw left over afterwards.
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wimble From: wimble Date: January 23rd, 2005 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
And in other locations, I'm trying to install Mandrake 10.1 on my aged P120.

The Aged P120 that never heard of USB, can't boot from CD, and, if I boot from floppy tells me that this doesn't seem to be a Mandrake Linux Install CD (which is damn odd, because I installed shiny from it).

Grr, argh!
chrisvenus From: chrisvenus Date: January 23rd, 2005 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
See? Told you that would work. :)
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