[TriLUG] OT - Sony VAIO model PCG-9211 (PCG-F580)
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Fri Jan 7 16:37:17 EST 2005
On Fri, January 7, 2005 4:22 pm, David McDowell said:
> 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... :)
Don't rule sony out, they have a tier rated repair system, tier one is
like $125 and Tier 2 is like $299. I have a sony that I bricked
updating the bios, so it just sits. I didn't want to spend $299 on a
p3 650. I doubt the LCD's are interchangeable though.
also you might look at earthlcd.com, although they will probably be
just as much as sony.
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