Christopher Moore Home Page

The bulletin board is currently closed to new posts. Instead, why not check out Chris' Twitter and Facebook pages?


bbs.chrismoore.com Forum Index -> News and Noise

How NOT to fix a laptop...
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
  Author    Thread This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics. This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
Wingnut



Joined: 22 Aug 2007
Posts: 2602
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
How NOT to fix a laptop...  Reply with quote  

So, I've been having issues with my formerly-trusty Toshiba. Earlier, it froze solid - something it has never done before, and it's 3 years old - and had to be shut down the hard way - unplugging it and taking out the battery - no other way would work.

Anyway. Went to restart it, and it would come on for 5 seconds, start to boot up, then it would shut down. Repeatedly. I got frustrated. So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.

And it worked.

My computer seems to be working fine. Go figure.

Don't try this at home.
_________________
"Smacking yourself with a thawed meat-hammer never has a desired effect." - Jinxted

"Life's too short to get wrapped around the axle about the little things." - SK

-The First Law of Geography: Everything is Connected to Everything Else.

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:31 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
sgt_steve



Joined: 18 Jan 2005
Posts: 5197
Location: Michissippi
 Reply with quote  

I'm betting you had an interesting little problem called "stiction." Back up your hard drive immediately; it's living on borrowed time.

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:56 pm   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Vahlee



Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Posts: 3675
Location: Not-so-back to school
 Reply with quote  

Supplies needed:

Matches
Baseball bat
third story window


I'm sure that speaks for itself
_________________
"The First Annual Boobathon Queen. "

http://www.upnorthgeorgia.org

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:07 pm   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
deb



Joined: 08 Mar 2004
Posts: 6325
Location: Montana
 Reply with quote  

Vahlee wrote:
Supplies needed:

Matches
Baseball bat
third story window


I'm sure that speaks for itself


Burning the computer might cause toxic fumes. Include a mask.
_________________
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind; it doesn't take you anywhere, but it tones up muscles that might." Pratchett

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:09 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Wingnut



Joined: 22 Aug 2007
Posts: 2602
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
 Reply with quote  

sgt_steve wrote:
I'm betting you had an interesting little problem called "stiction." Back up your hard drive immediately; it's living on borrowed time.


Yeah, this is what I'm thinking. It did it again.
_________________
"Smacking yourself with a thawed meat-hammer never has a desired effect." - Jinxted

"Life's too short to get wrapped around the axle about the little things." - SK

-The First Law of Geography: Everything is Connected to Everything Else.

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:21 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
girlEgirl



Joined: 19 Oct 2007
Posts: 6412
Location: olympia, wa
 Reply with quote  

you got the magic touch wingnut!
_________________
clowns are people too...people who want to hurt you.

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:31 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
BIGjuevos



Joined: 06 Apr 2006
Posts: 1183
Location: Dante's Inferno
 Reply with quote  

Got a photo of the damage?
_________________
My new pet project:

http://www.foamuniverse.com

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:43 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger ICQ Number
RedOrcaMoon



Joined: 17 Jun 2005
Posts: 2399
Location: someplace...probably inside my head or in another world
 Reply with quote  

O,o and who be this stranger?



U was gonna say give the computer a diet soda or two plus some potassium and water and uhh to make things a little more interesting, add phlogdar. dont ask me what it is, jsut trust me on it.
_________________
current pics: drawings and some photos. http://www.dizzyhellfire.deviantart.com

Post Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:51 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
zendao42



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 13570
Location: Somewhere in a galaxy near you
 Reply with quote  

Wingnut wrote:

Anyway. Went to restart it, and it would come on for 5 seconds, start to boot up, then it would shut down. Repeatedly. I got frustrated. So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.

And it worked.


Shocked Dude, you Fonzied it! Very Happy

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:42 am   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kar98



Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 3170
Location: Dallas, Texas
 Reply with quote  

zendao42 wrote:
Wingnut wrote:

Anyway. Went to restart it, and it would come on for 5 seconds, start to boot up, then it would shut down. Repeatedly. I got frustrated. So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.

And it worked.


Shocked Dude, you Fonzied it! Very Happy


Ehhh

Anyway, good thing you got backups and all, right?
Shut her down, run to BestBuy, get a suitable hard drive, install it, put the failing one into an external enclosure and copy your data off the old one on to the new one (that way it doesn't have to boot the computer, just read your stuff off it).
_________________
It finally happened. My conscience stopped working. I've never felt so free.

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:18 am   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Watching The Wheels



Joined: 22 Dec 2007
Posts: 3412
Location: DC
 Reply with quote  

zendao42 wrote:
Wingnut wrote:

Anyway. Went to restart it, and it would come on for 5 seconds, start to boot up, then it would shut down. Repeatedly. I got frustrated. So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.

And it worked.


Shocked Dude, you Fonzied it! Very Happy

For real!

The Ralphs and Potsies of the world look on in wonder.

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:11 am   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
sockling



Joined: 19 Jan 2008
Posts: 34
Location: on pillows
 Reply with quote  

Watching The Wheels wrote:
zendao42 wrote:
Wingnut wrote:

Anyway. Went to restart it, and it would come on for 5 seconds, start to boot up, then it would shut down. Repeatedly. I got frustrated. So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.

And it worked.


Shocked Dude, you Fonzied it! Very Happy

For real!

The Ralphs and Potsies of the world look on in wonder.


and envy
_________________
[open all week, unless end of world]

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:14 am   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Vahlee



Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Posts: 3675
Location: Not-so-back to school
 Reply with quote  

This is just more proof of: Violence is always the answer.
_________________
"The First Annual Boobathon Queen. "

http://www.upnorthgeorgia.org

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:46 pm   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mllefifi



Joined: 28 Jan 2006
Posts: 8964
Location: Deleoware
 Reply with quote  

"What's all this I hear about violins on television?"
_________________
"If you allow yourself to be offended, then you're a bit of [a] nitwit."
(Christopher Moore)

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:05 pm   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Sephonae



Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 5218
Location: New York
Re: How NOT to fix a laptop...  Reply with quote  

Wingnut wrote:
So I whacked it. I don't mean 'whacked' like 'popped a cap in it,' I mean whacked as in slapped. Spanked. Laid a violent hand on.


*Woof*

Wingnut, you big tease.

Wink
_________________
<=== Dressing in dismal chic and maintaining her detached aura of aristocratic chill since 1985.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
"You can't wipe your ass with empty promises." - thread title, by walk

Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:11 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
  Display posts from previous:      
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics. This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.

Jump to:  
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next

Last Thread | Next Thread  >

Forum Rules:
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 
Templates created by Vereor and Ken