[ubuntu-uk] WTB: Ubuntu Laptop

Philip Wyett philwyett at gmx.com
Wed Sep 3 12:09:58 BST 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 11:40 +0100, LeeGroups wrote:
> > <snip>  My girlfriend bought a Samsung laptop in around 2003. Nothing went wrong
> > in the first year, then in years 2 & 3 a problem with the screen
> > connector kept recurring, the onboard power supply socket needed
> > replacing, and the *external power supply connector needed replacing* twice.
> >
> > *None of these were through abuse, more design flaws* (or revenue
> > generating features).
> > <snip>
> >   
> Err, I'll have to disagree on that one, power connectors are designed to 
> connect power to a laptop.
> NOT to withstand being dragged around the living room/bedroom/etc or be 
> passed from person to person.
> There will always be a slight play in the connector and a year of being 
> 'wiggled' with destroy either the plug/socket or the sockets mounting to 
> the motherboard/powerboard. Stick the laptop on a desk when it's being 
> charged and the connector will outlast the rest of the machine.
> Despite being called 'laptops' this is the last place you should be 
> using them...

Are they called 'laptops' anymore after the old my battery burn't my
legs and combustible battery saga. Aren't they now not all referred to
as 'notebooks' just to satisfy the lawyers?


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