25 February 2008

Bleeping computers

Well. Since the assholes--I mean, warranty company--won't fix this thing, it more or less falls to me to do so. I don't know how to go about it, but I figure, if I make a mess of things, I won't wreck my data, and it's not like the machine is in great shape anyway. So I don't exactly have a lot to lose here.

I have the JB Weld. I have a variety of interesting hinges. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do. The computer will look... odd, when it's done, assuming this works at all. It probably won't fit in my computer travel case, either, but it would at least close and therefore potentially be able to travel. Probably not on airplanes. At least not easily, although perhaps I could nestle it in a piece of luggage...

Anyway, check back tomorrow for pictures. Whether it works or not it should be amusing and frustrating. At least I know this going in... And then maybe after I'm done I'll rebuild the hard drive. Yaay!


taemon said...

WOO HOO!!! Adventures in "Making it f@&^)!g WORK!!"

Gonna be a great trip man. And if it sucks, just think of the smack that sucker will make when you throw it off your balcony.


Lucky Bob said...

Yeah. I love making shit up. MacGyvering, it's a way of life.