Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Electronic Corpses

I was doing some cleaning today and found Gretchen's old HP Stream laptop and charger, the former of which failed some years ago. Gretchen suggested that I plug it in and see what happened.

Short answer: this is one sick (and unrepairable) laptop. I may give it one more try, but I will probably have to wait several months for the battery to discharge to take another run at it, as it crashes / shuts down repeatedly and won't even let me run another BIOS reset.

I suspect that the soldered-in motherboard RAM is toast.

On the other hand, now I remember why I will no longer buy HP computers.
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