Subject: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: um32w!]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Justin R. Pessa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/2006 18:42:01
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I wanted to send this to the list for those that are having problems
with your Sharp UM32W laptops. Here is a possible fix.
----- Forwarded message from Dave <email@example.com> -----
From: "Dave" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 15:17:45 -0000
To: "Justin R. Pessa" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: um32w!
i thot it seemed a bit more than just static - i could get it fairly=20
consistently - more like a current than just static electricity to be=20
honest, if i left my elbow on the laptop and on any earth, i found i could=
feel the 'shock' almost constantly :(
i'm pretty sure it was a screw which was causing a short across the=20
motherboard/graphics card - either way, i masked up virtually all the screw=
holes and the entire motherboard (just to be sure and i've had no trouble=
with mine at all!
it might just be me, but i'm also pretty sure my battery lasts longer (i=20
used it for a LONG time today (i usually get <1 hour out of it, and i used=
it for over an hour today and i still have some charge left (fairly=20
intensive too - extracting zip files and games - worms armageddon!).
other than that, (and the crashing stopping) its not powered down once and=
i've never seen the capslock+numlock or numlock+scrolllock blinking at all =
i had the gfx card bug out once, but it was using some very old software -=
which also caused a similar problem on my desktop (VPU recover saved the=20
also, jsut to be clear - i removed several screws and didnt replace them (a=
i had no way of insulating them, i currently have arond 20 screws from=20
inside it which i removed (laptop still functions perfectly, and it doesnt=
rattle or anything, just minimal number of screws (none from base of laptop=
(going from outside to inside) are in use atm tho.
also, be sure to insulate the metal cover which conceals the mini-pci devic=
(lan/wifi) as this could short out.
seriously hope this helps someone out there!
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From: "Justin R. Pessa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dave" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: um32w!
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