[TriLUG] OT - Sony VAIO model PCG-9211 (PCG-F580)
john280z at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 7 16:27:38 EST 2005
David McDowell wrote:
>It would seem that someone did one of a few things to this laptop,
>fortunately or not, it wasn't a cleanable coffee spill.
>1. dropped it
>2. sat on it
>3. stepped on it
>4. all the above?
>(and it wasn't me!)
>The LCD screen is cracked, thus not working. The plastic shell around
>the display is intact and the hinges appear fine. I can attach the
>laptop to an external monitor and still use it. Does anyone have any
>recommendations (besides Sony) on where I might seek a replacement
>display?? I believe the company is going to write off the laptop, so
>I figure I'll try to salvage some usage out of it for myself since it
>will technically "be in the trash".
>I'm planning, if salvagable, to run Linux on it... :)
My experience is that a replacement display will cost more than you
can buy a complete working used laptop for.
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