Posted by sean on January 26, 2009 at 12:05 am in Geek Stuff with No Comments

My laptop decided to die this afternoon. Typical – just as it falls outside the warranty period.

Touch wood, but I believe I have managed to resurrect it. I think it temporarily lost its memory…

With the machine refusing to boot, emergency surgery had to take place. I got out a screwdriver and took the back off, removing sticks of RAM.

After much chopping and changing of sticks and slots, I eventually got the laptop going again. Hazzah! Running Windows Vista on 512mb of RAM is NOT a nice experience – imagine Michael Ricketts as a computer and you’ll get some idea.

Luckily the RAM is now back up to a gig, but I am thinking of booking my laptop in for follow up surgery, where I will upgrade his memory to 4 gigabytes – the computer equivalent of Steven Hawking.

It should be worth noting that I was using iTunes at the time of the laptop failure. iTunes is an Apple product. Apple is Microsoft and IBM’s biggest and most bitter rival. Coincidence?

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