.. is dead. Erm, I suspect something to do with the internal hardware coz it hangs during bios startup. I was not be able to figure out the problem, so i went to Low Yat Plaza yesterday afternoon to look for someone who can help me with this. Then later I met Mr Raj, a “Notebook Surgeon” from Pakistan. After telling him the problem, he took my laptop for checking..
My TravelMate in the Operating Theatre
So “fast & furious”.
And within 1 minute, my TravelMate became like this..
This is not rubbish, okay!
Raj then started to test the motherboard with his gadgets (bios, transistor, capasitor, LED.. huh.. you just name it). I saw everything in LIVE! Then he started to solder, to suck, to remove, to replace the i-dont-know-what.
Replacing the “chip”.
I waited for about 1.5 hours to see miracles but nothing happen to this 5 years old laptop. I said to him, I need to go so I left the laptop (except for my hardisk). I said i’ll be coming today (sunday) to pick it up – in any condition. Sigh.
Just carry on, Raj. Do whatever you can. I have no problem with it. I’ll be coming this evening.
Update 1 (23 June 2009 ) : I haven’t pick up the laptop yet. 😀
[tags]acer travelmate 290, raj, laptop. notebook, low yat plaza[/tags]