[Novalug] Dell Laptop parts in Warrenton area?
clif at cflynt.com
Sun Feb 17 09:55:54 EST 2008
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 03:35:51PM -0500, Clif Flynt wrote:
> My Dell C840 has been a real champ for several years, but
> now it doesn't like the 6,7,Y,U,H,J,N, or M keys.
> I'm betting a new keyboard will do the trick.
The rest of this story ...
I didn't find anyplace local with a new keyboard, so I removed
the failing keyboard (4 screws), disassembled it (2 screws) and wiped
out the accumulated fur, hair, dirt, dust and fossils. I reassembled
and reinstalled it, and now it's working again.
I'm not sure if there's a moral to the story.
I've owned a half-dozen laptops, and the Dell C840 is still my
favorite. I'ts not wide-screen, (but 1600x1200 is nice). At 1.2Ghz
it's not blazingly fast, and the 1 G ram limit is a problem when I need
to run a bunch of vmware sessions.
But unlike other laptops I've had, it doesn't die when I give it a
lot of use (and abuse).
I guess the moral is that even the unkillable laptops need some
maintenance once in a while.
.... Clif Flynt ... http://www.cflynt.com ... clif at cflynt.com ...
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