[nycbug-talk] OT: Laptop is dead - what am I going to do?

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Wed Oct 29 14:10:33 EDT 2008

Well, I'm still trying to figure out my options, but at this point, it 
looks to be a video card "Detachment" problem that needs to be fixed 
either by soldering or new mobo.  But I'm thinking of sticking with 
another T42 if I can find one (anyone selling?) - the T400/T500's are all 
wide screen and I'm not quite ready for that, yet.

On Sat, 25 Oct 2008, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> You never really realize how much your computer is to your integrated
> BSD-geek sys-admin type lifestyle until you wake up and find it's dead.
> I'm not much of a hardware wizard, but my IBM T42 seems to be kicking the
> bucket.  It powers on, but nothing comes on the screen except once out of
> every 5 or 6 power ons, which it will boot into Gnome and then the screen
> will start shaking like there's interference and it will lock up.
> Trying to figure out what may be wrong, but also trying to see if can
> acquire a new laptop as soon as possible if that indeed is the case.  I
> will be in the city this evening and tomorrow, so if anyone has a laptop
> for sale, please reply to me off list.  I'm interested in IBM/Lenovo only
> for the most part.
> Sorry to spam this list, but I didn't really have any other idea of how I
> could contact so many people (I would trust) so quickly.
> -Matt
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