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how to fix a laptop

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by czc3513, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. czc3513

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    What did that laptop do to deserve such a fate?
     
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    baz, it got OLD!!! LOL. Ain't much use for an x86 laptop that probably couldn't hold over 256Meg of Ram. Can't even add network cards to it so it can be a router. Finally, it looked like it had Windoze 98 on it. :eek:
     
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    heres some fun I had with my savage .308 and an old CRT monitor, this is after the first shot, using remington 168 grain soft pointed tip corelokt, round didn't pass through, although when I switched to mil surp. they were going through. distance of about 25 to 30 meters.

    [​IMG]
     
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    CZ52 pwns Alienware. :)
     
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    I'm working in a computer shop, and we've got a laptop we plan to destroy in revenge. The durn thing has some sort of electrical contact issue with the motherboard - when you power it on it'll boot for about 2 seconds, then power down, then restart for about 2 seconds, power down, etc until you pull both the AC power and the battery. When it will boot (accomplished only by putting just the right amount of pressure on the right spots), it freezes up randomly after a few minutes. That thing is evil. I spent waaay too much time trying to make it run. After salvaging the HD and ram, our plan is to use birdshot to put a nice 4-7" hole clean through the LCD and then put it up as a display piece in the shop.
     
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    I did an old CRT monitor with a deer slug once. Not as spectacular as I'd hoped, but still danged fun.
     
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    Hey now, nothing wrong with windows 98! I used it until I got a 120 gig HD about 1 1/2 years ago, and I even had a copy of XP. The only reason I am using XP now is because of Hardware.
     
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    Not bad. Still need to do one gangsta-style a la "Office Space", though. :D
     
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    I liked the ending part. Wonder how he held the camera?
     
  12. czc3513

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    It was a year old and it had very little ram, but it did have mswxp.
    It was not Alienware.
    It had an Alienware sticker on it.
    Ian.... My laptop had a similar problem.
    The power plug went loose on the circuit board.
    I accidentally knocked off a resistor when I resoldered the power plug onto the circuit board.
    It worked fine at first.
    Later, the power cut off when it was on.
    The longer I left ot off, the longer it stayed on when I turned it back on.
    I was able to back up my software before it cut back off.

    In the end of the video, I wanted another camera angle.
    I did not have anything to stand the camera on, so I held it in my left hand while I held the gun in my right hand.
    All pix and videos were taken with my stun camera.
    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=200438
     
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    HAHA I love blasting away my troubles with electronics! I had an epson c80 printer that was pissing me off for about a year. so one day I took it up north set it on the rock pile, and from 200 yds blew it to little bits. I never felt so good! :evil:
     
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    It wasn't shot at, but check out this guy's laptop

    http://www.peeniewallie.com/2004/10/sony_vaio_road.html

     

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    If it still worked, I could probably find a way to use it. For instance, I have an old Pentium I with 96 megs of ram that does nothing but serve as a Port 22 "gateway" for me to tunnel to the rest of my home network behind my dsl router firewall. No need for 2 nics for that. Or, it it will boot Linux, I could make a snort sensor out of it. Old laptops are good candidates for packet radio appliances.

    And so on.

    But I do understand the thrill of shooting inanimate objects. I just personally wait until they no longer have any utility.
     
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    I'll never understand why some people fill their houses with obsolete technology to, in the end, cost more for the electricity than it'd cost to get new, smaller, and hidden stuff.

    Old guns go in the safe. Old computers are about as useful as used paper plates. Sell'em, dumpster'em, or shoot'em and turn them in for recycling, let them wonder what the hell happened to it. :D

    I throw old tech away. :scrutiny: It's clutter.
     
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    That scene was a hoot! :D
     
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    I love that movie.
    But I do not have a tec-9 or any rap music.

    I am planning on going back to the range this weekend.
    I will probably take a friend of mine, his guns and cameras, my recruiter, his guns, my gun, and another laptop. :D
    I am thinking...
    Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head
    or
    3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
    What do you think?
     
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    Is this some kind of a test as to whether THR's moderators are more liberal that TFL's?
    This same post was on TFL and it was 46 posts before the Mod shut it down as being representive of irresponsible gun ownership.
    I'm curious to see how far it gets here.
     
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    You gotta be kidding me. Shooting old/obsolete/damaged electronics is some of the best fun you can have with a firearm! We have a junkyard range outside of town where anything and everything can be shot at. Refrigerators, boilers, TV's, VCR's, hard drives...and so on. The local bowling alley can't wait to get rid of their pins and I usually leave a few there after I'm done. Hanging them from trees is a hoot.

    When Control/Alt/Delete doesn't work, double-hand control will.:D
     
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    No.
    My thread was closed/locked at TFL so I put it here.
    Me too.
    I have read that this site is over moderated... aka, the highly moderated road, but TFL has been over moderated lately IMO.
    So... I put my video here because I want people to see it...
    And I hope that I do not get sued by averatec or alienware. :uhoh:
    I really loved that laptop, but I did not hesitate to shoot it after it failed me.
    I had one shot at video taping it with a low end digital camera, but the video is wonderfull IMO.
    Yes, I am proud of myself. :D
     
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    Makarov?
     
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    Hey there dwave, you made that decision on your own. :neener:
     
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    I took an old desktop power supply out with our gun club last semester to put it out of it misery. It was shot with my Mosin Nagant, My AR 15, another couple of AR15s, no fewer than 3 AKs, a Cetme, an SKS and a few other mil-surp rifles. I wish I had a picture of it to upload for you guys but believe me when I say that very little of it was left with about 12 people opening a can of tacticool whoopazz on it. :evil:
     
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