I bought my netbook last fall. It was a deal that was just too good to pass up. Turns out there was a reason it was such a good deal - many people were having serious issues with it locking up. Knock on wood, I didn't have any of those issues. I invested in a bigger RAM chip, a better wireless card, a car charger, an upgrade to Windows 7 and an extended life battery. You might say I have a little invested in this bad boy.
I haul it around the house, around town, even around this country. I take it just about everywhere that I can't or won't take my ASUS laptop.
I had one minor mishap when it fell off the side table on the front porch. It survived with nothing more than a small dent in the corner and a missing cover for the front lights. Phew.
Today, after spending some porch time with the dog, I got up, grabbed my phone and netbook, then walked into the house. I lost control of the netbook in the office and, splat, it was on the floor open like a book with the keyboard facing the floor. It seemed to float gently down when compared to the last fall it took. I flipped it over and snapped the keyboard back into place before I noticed the screen.
It wasn't pretty.
Shit. Shit. Shit!!!!!!
I love this little netbook with its pathetic processor, bouncy keyboard and small screen.
I found a replacement LCD on eBay for $76. My local computer shop quoted $85 to install it. After watching this YouTube video it is tempting to give it a try myself but, yeah, nevermind. I'm totally paying somebody else to do it.
Yep, definitely paying somebody else to do it.