And my laptop croaks

2006-05-10

Yep, shortly after getting broadband at home, and a funky new NAS box, by laptop died. It had been getting increasingly slow. I had decided that this was probably because it was having a Microsoft Moment, although there was possibility that physical trauma was the cause. So, I tried a full reinstall. This went okay, but didn’t solve the problem.

On Saturday, while drunk, I discovered that it was only registering half a gig of memory, rather than the 1G it should have. So I took the memory off, blew the contacts clean with compressed air and reinserted. And now it won’t boot. Worse, I have now discovered it should only have half a gig of memory.

Never, ever fiddle with hardware when drunk. It’s only going to end in tears.

Originally published on my old blog site.