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    Won't be around...

    Hey folks,

    I had an untimely spill of a glass of fanta on my laptop keyboard on Mon morning and have to buy a new one... until I get this I'll be absent from the forums...

    Should be by Thu or Fri hopefully

    See you then.

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    That's terrible. What flavour of Fanta was it?
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    damm, i feel sorry for you

    You need to buy a new laptop or a new glass of fanta?

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    Was orange MMJ.

    Stupidly, I left the glass there overnight with a CD on it to stop the bugs contaminating it, and when I woke up (was about to head for work) I thought "hmm, need to move that from there, remember what happened last time - (I did this a month or so ago, but all was well after I cleaned the left of the keyboard. Anyway, I went for a shower and sat down at the desk while getting stuff together and I reached over and knocked the glass. I managed to scramble quickly enough and the whole glass didn't go on it, but most of the keyboard was saturated. I turned it on its side and most of it ran off so was happy. Took some of the keys off to let it dry and headed off for work.

    When I got done work I went into the city and got an external keyboard (which I am using now) and tried cleaning the original keyboard but it didn't work. Cleaning the keyboard is easier said than done because it has silly things to hold it down, anyway a few of them are broken and of course, the keyboard doesn't sit right now. If you take into account the sound only comes out of one speaker anyway and the monitor legs are broken (don't ask) and now the keyboard is knackered, a new one sounds good (well it will still be second hand, bit it will be faster and stuff).

    After a lot of mucking around with the PCMCIA slots and TCP/IP settings I managed to get the network cards working again so could get online, but I don't know how long this will last. Should have the new one tomorrow - here is what I am looking at:

    Compaq Armarda 1200 or a Toshiba Satellite 1550 CDS.

    Anyone got any experience with either of these?

    Anyway, I am going to write an article for the Crier highlighting the dangers of eating and drinking near the computer and I would just like to leave this on a happy note by saying that obviously my laptop preferred sunkist

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    I wondered how you typed so well without a keybord.

    Anyway, I think computers prefer Tang--it's dry. Personaly, I dislike all forms of orange drinks that do not have pulp.
    Last edited by Ian Glass; Nov 7, 2001 at 01:16.

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    At least the fanta was flat might have been more damage if you just poured it and it had all those bubbles in it!!

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    Hmmm... well I am happy I got the net back! Just had a very important email

    On the other hand...

    NOT HAPPY JAN!

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    I'm going to look at an Acer 507T today - anyone have any experience with them?

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    <fading into a trance remembering my international days> Wow! I remember Fanta. That was some good s***! I wonder if I can find that anywhere here in the States around me...hmmm <snapping back to reality>

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    Originally posted by Sketch
    <fading into a trance remembering my international days> Wow! I remember Fanta. That was some good s***! I wonder if I can find that anywhere here in the States around me...hmmm <snapping back to reality>

    Sketch
    hmm, it's a product of the coca cola company so ya should be able to get it! Anyway, back to the topic at had, anyone got experience with Acer laptops?


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