Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 31st Dec 2012 20:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month, I explained why I use generic desktops and laptops running open source software. They're reliable and inexpensive. But this presumes you can fix them. I believe that even those with no hardware training (like me), can identify and fix most hardware problems. To prove it, here's a quick guide. Feel free to add whatever I've missed.
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RE[2]: Best trick
by umccullough on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 00:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Best trick"
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That sounds exactly like the urban legend that has been circulating around for atleast ten years now, and therefore I'm gonna call bullshit on that.

Bullshit or not - I may try this on an old laptop board I have that seems to have a cold solder joint issue.

It only turns on and stays on when I push down the front left wrist rest - and I've taken it down to the bones and reassembled it with no luck. I've concluded there's a short somewhere on the mainboard that twisting the case ever so slightly "repairs".

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