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  • Ken Rankin October 5, 2010, 17:12

    I have been using an HP laptop through work for the past 3+ years and have gone through as many power supplies. After the last one was replaced, I did an autopsy on the previous one. It turns out that the grounding wire in the connector is very thin and with even a mild amount of use it tends to twist around and start breaking strands…in general not functioning well. I also warn you that HP batteries are expected to only have a 1 year lifespan as well. Mine will currently only last about 15 minutes without external power applied. If you have to buy a new power supply for it out of pocket at some point, you can get them for about $70-$80.

    With any luck, your daughter was paying attention and took nontes on how dad reacted and compares it to how mom reacted and the results each got. It is almost a certainty that she will encounter more of such instances as she grows up. When it comes to computers, you have to plan that they will fail at some point. As with so many things in life, those that fail to plan, plan to fail.

  • walt313 October 6, 2010, 00:10

    Yeah, she notices. I fix things and Mom cooks better. Home repairs has never been her forte. I got her a drill for a house warming present. As far as computers go, Mom is light years away from the days when she thought a pc was an “Evil TV” because it knew what she was doing.

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