Fixing my Laptop (Step 2 of 2)

Dan Computers

My replacement laptop keyboard arrived in the mail today.  It took less than five minutes to replace the broken keyboard on my laptop, and now I’m back up and running as if there was never a coffee spill.  Even better, this keyboard is new so it has an Escape key that isn’t missing, and the letters haven’t been worn off as they had been on my old one!  I still have no idea where the two extra screws go, though….

Fixing my Laptop (Step 1 of 2)

Dan Computers

As many of you probably know, earlier this past week I spilled coffee on my laptop, and the keyboard is basically hosed.  Also, the right-click didn’t work on the touchpad.  The “Q” key would be intermittently stuck – occasionally forcing qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq on whatever I was typing – and the “fix” usually involved smacking the keyboard near the “Q” key, to make it stop.  But today it decided to go nonstop.  Urgh.  So I disassembled my laptop, and disconnected the keyboard …

DirecTV Update

Dan Computers

Just to follow up on the previous post regarding my DVR….. the DirecTV guy came today, and replaced the DVR with a new one. Turns out the old one that I had (for less than two weeks!) was refurbished, so that could explain the hard drive wonkiness. Things seem good know and shows are recording perfectly!

DirecTV DVR on the Fritz

Dan Computers

I’ve had DirecTV for only 1.5 weeks and have so far been very happy with it. Until the hard drive in the DVR started making noises this past weekend, and now it won’t actually save any recordings. That’s kinda useless for a DVR! I can watch live TV just fine though. A technician will be here tomorrow to fix/replace it so hopefully that will solve the matter. We’ll see…