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By anonimouse (Thu May 07, 2009 at 06:07:37 AM EST) surgery, health (all tags)
I does it

For some time, my Dell Laptop has had problems with its power supply. I had to waggle the output lead to ensure it worked. Yes, I know that you can get replacements off ebay for £20-30, but being as my employment had been sporadic virtually non-existant over the last few months I decided to see if I could fix it myself.

Unfortunately the bricks that Dell use for its transformers are not screwed together, but glued together. Using a screwdriver as a chisel, I managed to prise the ribcage casing apart without too much damage.

Peeling back the insulation round the artery output power lead revealed the problem; a hole in the wall of the artery a stray couple of strands from the screen in the cable had been wrapped under the insulation and touched one of the two main cables intermittently; obviously a birth manufacturing defect. Wrapping insulation tape around once the screen had been properly pulled back fixed the issue.

Putting the chest wall case back together with surgical insulation tape and powering up, I was pleased to see a regular heartbeat green led without any signs of pain from the patient. Now fully mobile, the unit is now happily pushing blood amps around the body of the laptop. Microsurgery Superglue to neatly seal up the operating area will be applied soon.

Fortunately, my first paycheck arrives today, so I won't have to do this again anytime soon

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(Comment Deleted) by xth (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 07, 2009 at 09:48:32 AM EST

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I have some iBook G4 surgery planned by dmg (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 07, 2009 at 09:43:14 PM EST
Just need to get hold of the correct utensils to open it up... 
dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
I have a large mallet by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri May 08, 2009 at 05:30:36 AM EST
...would that work for you?

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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minimal invasive surgery by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri May 08, 2009 at 05:47:33 AM EST
is all the rage these days... mallet seems to not be in line with the current trend.

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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given my soldering skills by dmg (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 08, 2009 at 07:26:56 PM EST
a large mallet is probably just the ticket...
dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
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Interesting by SunlightGirl (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue May 12, 2009 at 11:23:00 PM EST
Remind me never to piss you off! LOL
Oh fuck the ponies - fuck it all...
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