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Sunday, February 11, 2007

R.I.P. Lapdancer

The rework fix to Lapdancer, my iBook, seems to have been temporary — or rather, the fix let it live long enough for something else to happen.

I was happily plonking around online yesterday, playing some music, when I took my headphones off for a short break. Hearing the iBook fan humming along, I reached around to find things were pretty warm in the back. I decided to shut it down, but too late — it locked up before I could do it.

Coming back a few hours later, after things had cooled down, I started it up. I heard the chimes, but got nothing on the screen and the USB ports weren't talking either. I’m afraid that the heatsink I put on the graphics chips may have contributed to the problem.

So it’s definitely time for a new computer. Daughter Dearest’s iBook didn’t respond to the rework fix, although the technician told me to bring it back if it didn’t work and she would give it a second try. Maybe we’ll get one of them working.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. WTF? I'm thinking the above is blog spam, but there's no payload (even viewing the page source). I may let this stand as something completely random.

  3. Hi FARfetched

    I was wondering the same thing. I don't know though.

  4. Yup, it was blog spam. I checked the profile and it links to a couple dozen commercial thingies.

    I guess I'll have to put the captcha back in... not sure why it went away.

  5. You might want to look at product called QuadCooler ... has four fans built into a thin platform to put your laptop on. It's powered by USB.


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