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My laptop has … a tail (not the user command)

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Continuation of my “So fragile Acer Aspire laptop” adventures.

Despite new solderings, I have again a problem with my connector for AC adaptor. To have peace, I replace this connector with a new one. But it must be out of my laptop ! After some solderings, my computer have a tail :

tail -f my-acer-latop

Thanks again to Maxime Keller and CNRS laboratories.

So fragile Acer Aspire laptop

Monday, October 24th, 2005

I have a 2 year-old Acer Aspire laptop with Debian Linux installed.

Modern hardware have now chipsets with millions of capacitors. But finish is not perfect. For example, my laptop have a very bad connector for AC adapter. This connector have fragile solderings then during 4 weeks, I must branch my AC adapter in particulars position to have a connection ! After this, connector was broken and my laptop must be down…

Broken connector

My only solution was a complete dismantling and precise solderings. Thanks to Maxime Keller and CNRS laboratories.

CNRS solderings