[Smaug] Smaug] Computer Disposal

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 15:44:27 PST 2007

Well, if it's unplugged it's probably safe to work with. On the other hand,
Radio Shack and some other outfits do sell generic laptop power
supplies for less than half the typical price of the exact replacement
from the computer maker.

Often problems that seem to be the power adapter are connector
problems INSIDE the laptop - that's what was wrong in my case -
the connecter was coming unsoldered from the motherboard.


On 3/6/07, Sean Kellogg <skellogg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that's a perfectly fair comment, and I certainly attempt to embrace
> the philosophy whenever possible.  The problem with my current situation is
> that it involves the power adapter and electricity scares the begeebees out
> of me.  I've resolder capacitors on a motherboard, twice, in an effort to
> keep the thing going for the past four years.  But once you get past the
> adapter and into the land of a 120 voltage...  this kid leaves it to the
> professionals.
> -Sean
> [1] http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=begeebees
> On Tuesday 06 March 2007 02:11:50 pm william estrada wrote:
> > Sean,
> >
> >    The best way to recycle is to fix and reuse it.  Just my two cents
> > worth.
> --
> Sean Kellogg
> c: 831.818.6940 e: skellogg at gmail.com
> w: http://blog.probonogeek.org/
> So, let go
> ...Jump in
>  ...Oh well, what you waiting for?
>  ...it's all right
>   ...'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
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