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so the hinges on my HP have gone fucked - this is technically a company machine so I had no say in what brand etc, and I'm not sure I would've gone with this one because the hinges are apparently a problem and the customer service is on the far-end of the fuck you scale.

so naturally, as is the way of things, just outside the warranty period, the hinges get hinky and it's edging towards affecting the screen connection (I had a fun wahhh moment when one of my cats knocked the screen good and the picture went in and out). I *think* the hinges are just loose and not broken, but this is a big question mark. after doing some research, it seems that in *most* laptop designs, you can just pop a few covers off and access the screws to tighten. because I have the worst kind of luck, with *my* laptop, you have to LITERALLY TAKE THE ENTIRE COMPUTER APART TO REACH THE HINGE SCREWS.

like, I'm not even kidding. I was watching the youtube video in horror. because here's the thing: if the hinges are truly wonky, I'm going to have to take it apart and put it back together twice. because the replacement hinges cost me $50. I'm not *buying* them until I tighten the screws and see if that resolves it - but I also have to work on the machine next week. right now, it's my only viable computer because the last one broke so hard I couldn't keep it around for backup.

at this point I'm just girding my loins to do the thing, haha. I kinda *have* to, but I'm skeerd. the only reason I have the courage to do this at all is that I have an alternate internet-receiving machine (an ipad) to clutch like a woobie during the time period my laptop's guts are strewn all over my apartment.

hold me.

Date: 2013-09-14 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laisserais
Well I think it would probably help if you stopped throwing your machines against the wall every time you don't like a fic. THEY MAKE A BACK BUTTON MEL

also: eek! that sucks dude.

Also2: I was randomly looking at my 'rosenbaum is a pornstar' tag just now (well ok not randomly I was tag wrangling like an ocd nutcase because I don't want to do the things I should be doing) and totally fell into a hole reading how I sucked you into RPS. HEEEEEEE we are hilarious. I don't remember like 99% of that stuff.

Date: 2013-09-18 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thatotherperv.livejournal.com
*snorts* yeah, I guess that is rather silly of me

omg, I forgot that I was dubious about rps until you fell in love with JDM and introduced me to the wonder that is he. lol it's cute how I used to have...morals....and stuff.

Date: 2013-09-14 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bostongirl2003.livejournal.com
I had to do the same thing with my laptop last summer. thank every deity for backup internet tablets, so I could watch the step-by-step Youtube vid for what I was supposed to do.

Date: 2013-09-14 04:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vikingprincess
Gaaaaaaaah! The horror! No, seriously - that sounds horrible. I hope you and the hinges all come through it well!

Date: 2013-09-14 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
Holy fuck, I got nothing except I am enjoying the shit out of the "Needs Must" podfic. You are making my life of walking for exercise in Texas awesome.

I'm sending you all the fix it vibes I have. I've replaced a hard drive so even though they're not great vibes they're something!

Date: 2013-09-14 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snogged.livejournal.com
That sounds awful.

Date: 2013-09-15 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carmy-w.livejournal.com
Hope you have it fixed by now!
*hugs you*

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