Laptop Repaired!

51mps54x6OL. SX384 BO1,204,203,200
Coffe Table Photography book out now!

999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me

Going without my little Dell Mini 9 for a month now has been really frustrating, so I’m pretty eager to get it fixed. Every time I’ve seen a sign for free Wi-Fi I can’t help but feel I’m missing out.

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My poor little Dell Mini 9 after taking a tumble on the concrete

I bought a screen off eBay for all of $20 USD and had my Dad send it down here to me just after I broke it. Customs wanted to hold the package until I came down and paid some taxes, so off to the big city we venture. A lot of government paperwork and back-and-forth and a $4 USD tax later, I have the new screen in my hot little hands.

I don’t exactly know how to pull the laptop apart, so I just un-screw everything I can see, and slowly progress until I’ve got the thing in quite a few pieces. The new screen was an identical copy of the original, and about an hour later I have everything back together and working perfectly.

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Where did I put that piece again?

Can you believe not a a single screw left over?

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One happy Dan to have a working laptop again

A huge thanks to my Dad for sending the screen, and Kate and Nick for trying hard to get one here a few weeks back, that missed the plane by one day.

We just dumped over 1000 photos from our three cameras and over the next couple of weeks I’m going to go back through the last month worth of articles and fix them up with complete stories and photos.
I’m also going to throw some links to the updated articles on the front page so it will be easier for you to find them.

Things are about to get a lot better around here.

-Dan

13 Responses

  1. Konstantin says:

    I’m really happy for you. So we will get so alot of pics soon:).

  2. Lynnette says:

    I’m so excited your laptop is fixed. I look forward to reading about all of your adventures and have been missing your great photos. Looking forward to seeing the great shots you’ve taken over the last month!

  3. Liz says:

    The photos are incredible. Well done on getting them up so quickly!
    Heaps of Love.

  4. Ron Parker says:

    Great job putting the thing back together,Now i will have some great pics to inspire the travel bug within.Keep them commin”Dan

  5. Brian12566 says:

    Good job! How the hell do you not have one screw left over?

    • Dan says:

      I honestly don’t know. I kept them all in piles for where they belonged and it just worked out.
      I think that’s the first time I’ve ever put something like that back together and had nothing left over :)

  6. Scott T says:

    You’re my daily mental escape/vacation so I’m pumped you have images again. Glad you got your laptop fixed w/o any more hassle.

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