OT: Dell Laptop For Sale

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 14:41:55 MDT 2010

Honestly, with the Mean Time to Failure (MTF) of these devices, if you
purchase it and expect everything to work fine for years, you're dreaming.
 Based on the age of the device, the MTF is coming up or passed on multiple
items.  It's a used laptop, it's cheap, and can be used and fixed as needed.

No need to jump on warranty stuff, by the age, the thing will fail for other
reasons than over-heating...  Just know the drive is at the MTF, the memory
might be near MTF, the DVD-ROM might be near MTF, etc. etc..  Cheap
replacements, though.

Honestly, if you're worried about failures, go buy a brand new laptop that
costs a lot more.


On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:

> http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1028703/nvidia-g84-g86-bad
> http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/b/direct2dell/archive/2008/09/12/nvidia-gpu-update-limited-warranty-enhancement-details.aspx
> It looks like at the time of the above, the 1520 was not included in
> the warranty extension, but no reason was given, as it is also
> apparently affected just the same.
> So, sorry for the bad news.
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Take care,
William Attwood
Idea Extraordinaire
wattwood at gmail.com

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