Friday, March 26, 2004
It's back now, for us to strip and send on to computer heaven. The verdict was they couldn't guarantee soldering the broken part back to the motherboard without damaging the motherboard. A new motherboard would cost $2100...!!! My parents bought a brand new computer (desktop rather than laptop admittedly) earlier this week that cost less than that.
The good news is that we will at least be able to recover the data from my laptop's hard disk... eventually... when we have a new computer to dump the data onto. *sigh*Which, incidentally, still hasn't been ordered...