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Title: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10:37:01
 :( Got a customers lappie here today. Apparently the cat puked all over the keyboard, some of the keys no longer work. Have got keyboard off, all nice dried cat puke underneath, will try to clean it up with some isopropanol. Nice job, yuk


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10:51:40
I have had a laptop I had to fix that was covered in pepsi, that was a nasty one but cat puke....well...good luck with that!


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 12:55:19
I have had a laptop I had to fix that was covered in pepsi, that was a nasty one but cat puke....well...good luck with that!

B and N key still don't work, taken keys off and cleaned contacts, blasted with compressed air, rubber bits feel ok. Any more ideas John?


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:09:20
i have a samsung lappie, it fell off the sofa, screen no longer works,  it aint that old would it be expensive to repair


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:35:49
i have a samsung lappie, it fell off the sofa, screen no longer works,  it aint that old would it be expensive to repair

Model no?

Strange, just attacking a Tosh where the screen don't work


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:37:50
Model no?

Strange, just attacking a Tosh where the screen don't work
R60 plus


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:48:59
Just to give you some idea about the price of parts

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Samsung+R60+plus+screen&_sacat=See-All-Categories


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:51:33
Is there any "mess" between the contacts themselves on the matrix? actually inside the keyboard itself, they often get blocked with "mess" and dont form a full contact.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:57:22
Just to give you some idea about the price of parts

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Samsung+R60+plus+screen&_sacat=See-All-Categories
not to bad, how much for the laabour or can this be done by myself :eek:


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:58:08
Is there any "mess" between the contacts themselves on the matrix? actually inside the keyboard itself, they often get blocked with "mess" and dont form a full contact.

I've had the keys off themselves and cleaned contacts and hit em with compressed air. Space bar doesn't work either


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 14:58:52
Replacing a laptop screen is a piece of piss and takes me about 30 mins tops, even someone with little know how can do it easily in an hour with pretty much no problems.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:01:29
Replacing a laptop screen is a piece of piss and takes me about 30 mins tops, even someone with little know how can do it easily in an hour with pretty much no problems.
just seen guide to dong it, thanks


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:03:44
Just to give you some idea about the price of parts

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Samsung+R60+plus+screen&_sacat=See-All-Categories
thanks for your help stfcinbmth


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:09:54
Replacing a laptop screen is a piece of piss and takes me about 30 mins tops, even someone with little know how can do it easily in an hour with pretty much no problems.

The Tosh I have with the non working screen, has had a new one fitted not so long ago so I'm taking a chance on the inverter board jj?


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:20:26
The Tosh I have with the non working screen, has had a new one fitted not so long ago so I'm taking a chance on the inverter board jj?

It does sound like it mate, the invertors dont last forever, Si Pie just recently replaced his, not many pennies at all either, less than 15.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:29:51
Quote from: jjedmunds link Roll Eyes=topic=43385.msg943973#msg943973 date=1301754026
It does sound like it mate, the invertors dont last forever, Si Pie just recently replaced his, not many pennies at all either, less than 15.

30 quid on ebay, already ordered


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:42:59
The Tosh I have with the non working screen, has had a new one fitted not so long ago so I'm taking a chance on the inverter board jj?
got the screen off, could my problem be the invertor, although the screen does light up white


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 15:47:15
JJ can probably answer that better than me


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 16:13:51
got the screen off, could my problem be the invertor, although the screen does light up white

Usually if the inverter is fucked there is nothing on the screen but the only real way of testing it is with replacement of known good parts.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 19:09:23
Replacing a laptop screen is a piece of piss and takes me about 30 mins tops, even someone with little know how can do it easily in an hour with pretty much no problems.

I'll let you know when the inverter arrives then jj

Oh and ordered a new keyboard for the lappie, hopefully without the cats puke


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 12:30:53
Replacing a laptop screen is a piece of piss and takes me about 30 mins tops, even someone with little know how can do it easily in an hour with pretty much no problems.
screen arrived this morning, took an hour to do the lot, cant believe how easy it was, cheers jj :) oh forgot stfc bmouth


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 13:35:48
It does sound like it mate, the invertors dont last forever, Si Pie just recently replaced his, not many pennies at all either, less than 15.

I had to replace my screen in the end. Inverter only worked for so long so it was obviously never faulty.

Screen was 20 on ebay (2nd hand) but the Dell laptop of seven and a half years lives on.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 16:35:56
Well wasn't this a nice cosy thread.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 14:26:04
Replaced the inverter JJ, still no joy, screen must have gone again. Break for spares I think



Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 14:39:17
Replaced the inverter JJ, still no joy, screen must have gone again. Break for spares I think



It has to be said, I hate working on laptops, give me a desktop system anyday.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 14:44:09
It has to be said, I hate working on laptops, give me a desktop system anyday.

Have to say I agree wholeheartedly JJ, far too fiddley. Can handle a memory upgrade or replacement hdd, but that's about it


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Friday, April 8, 2011, 20:00:24
Replaced the inverter JJ, still no joy, screen must have gone again. Break for spares I think



Fucking memory


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: pauld on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 12:53:46
Fucking memory
Did you forget how to fix it?


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:04:54
Did you forget how to fix it?

There's no fixing my memory I'm afraid Paul, sieve like

Just to explain, after all that changing screen inverter nonsense, turns out it was a bad 2gb stick of memory, discovered this when sticking the said 2gb stick in another lappie as a cheap upgrade for someone and the bastard thing wouldn't boot


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: pauld on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:05:44
There's no fixing my memory I'm afraid Paul, sieve like
Ha, you're not alone in that mate. And my bladder's not much better.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:06:01
never forget the words of Dean Martin.......

Memories are made of this :D

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/30/images/flash2.jpg


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:11:11
never forget the words of Dean Martin.......

Memories are made of this :D

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/30/images/flash2.jpg

Funnily enough JJ, it was bloody Samsung memory. Sent em mail to see if they'll RMA it, worth a try


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:14:00
Have you tried the memory in a different machine, I have had shed loads of compatibility problems between machines with different types of memory sticks working in some and not others, might be worth RMA ing them and replacing them with a different make mate.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 13:17:42
Have you tried the memory in a different machine, I have had shed loads of compatibility problems between machines with different types of memory sticks working in some and not others, might be worth RMA ing them and replacing them with a different make mate.

The 1gb stick of Samsung in the Tosh was fine, now stuck that in someone else's. I will order 4gb from Crucial sometime this week JJ, and see if I get a reply from Samsung


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: woolster on Thursday, April 21, 2011, 16:56:12
after succsesfully replacing the screen on my samsung r60 plus laptop my daughter has decided to snap the dc jack connector, have found one on ebay 1.99, has online instructions on how to replace it, only problem is, it has to be soldered onto the board, have never soldered before, is this easy :hmmm:


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 21, 2011, 19:42:01
has to be soldered onto the board, have never soldered before, is this easy :hmmm:

Depends on how it is soldered to the board. My advice, find someone who has soldered before.


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, April 21, 2011, 23:07:23
Depends on how it is soldered to the board.

With solder, probably. ;)


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Fred Elliot on Friday, April 22, 2011, 11:51:28
With solder, probably. ;)

and a blowlamp


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: ron dodgers on Friday, April 22, 2011, 12:20:53
I've got an argon arc welder you can borrow


Title: Re: Nice little laptop job today
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 22, 2011, 12:40:21
after succsesfully replacing the screen on my samsung r60 plus laptop my daughter has decided to snap the dc jack connector, have found one on ebay 1.99, has online instructions on how to replace it, only problem is, it has to be soldered onto the board, have never soldered before, is this easy :hmmm:

If you know how to solder its a 2 minute job, if you dont know how to solder then get someone else to do it.