ipodandrazr

ipodandrazr

My really old iPod Mini and my pretty recent Motorola Razr phone sit on the keyboard of my even-older Sony VAIO laptop. For an article about five things it’s a waste of money to repair: cellphones, mp3 players, and computers were all on the list!

Burn tool used extensively around the keyboard because the flash caught all the dust between the keys….

I love my manekineko (beckoning cat aka lucky cat) phone charm. Don’t leave home without it!

From www.diylife.com/2007/10/08/five-things-that-arent-worth-r…

Posted by craftiestminx on 2007-10-05 12:26:09

Tagged: , ipod , razr , cellphone , phone , cellular phone , notebook , laptop , computer , vaio

PC Autopsy – Somewhere Deep Inside

PC Autopsy - Somewhere Deep Inside

PART III
[Beginning of the story at the first photo]

…Having some minimal experience of working with laptops, I know that one of the most serious problems they may have is overheating, which is usually caused by the dust that builds up around the fan – which, apart from the aluminium plates designed to absorb heat, is the only cooling device for the entire machine. I figured out that most apparently, this was just the problem my PC had.

So, I got out some numbered plastic bags for the screws, downloaded a sheme for the laptop and started disassembling it. To tell the truth, this laptop wasn’t made for non-professional maintenance, believe me. Most VAIOs, or at least, an older model I previously owned had a very comfortable access both to the motherboard and the fan from the bottom of the computer – unscrewing a panel was enough. Over here, to get the the CPU fan, I had to take off everything – and by everything I do mean EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF HARDWARE – including the motherboard.

[Follow the Photostream for the rest of the story]

Posted by Unknown-Artist on 2008-02-06 22:36:39

Tagged: , Sony , Vaio , SZ Series , Laptop , Autopsy , PC , Computer , Hardware , Unknown Artist

PC Autopsy – Were there any Survivors?

PC Autopsy - Were there any Survivors?

PART IV
[Beginning of the story at the first photo]

…When I got to the fan, I managed to get out of there an amount of dust that is still all around my room. I put all the parts together and was surprised to see that there were no extra screws left. After all, it’s just like a Lego set, only one more expensive and designed for grown-up kids. 🙂

This story of mine has a rather happy ending – today, I played Call of Duty 4 for a couple of hours with a buddy, and my laptop didn’t even get warm. The CPU temperature was stable and low.

Keep your fans clean and take care!

~Victor

[The End – kudos to anyone who read it all]

Posted by Unknown-Artist on 2008-02-06 22:36:33

Tagged: , Sony , Vaio , SZ Series , Laptop , Autopsy , PC , Computer , Hardware , Unknown Artist