April 07, 2011

Alcyone update

I stopped at the computer doctor on the way to the grocery store.

The good news is that they found a replacement fan and ordered it. The bad news is that it'll take "six to 14 days" to arrive.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 02:07 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Patience is a virtue!

Posted by: John at April 07, 2011 02:41 PM (LfW1t)

2 This is madness, this "doctor" is just taking advantage of you. You are not in Albuquerque, but somewhere near Portland for crying out loud. That area is full of geeks. Heck, I'd tell him order the fan at Amazon and fedex it 2-nd day.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 07, 2011 03:40 PM (9KseV)

3 I was so mad that I forgot to ask how much that rip-off costed.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 07, 2011 03:41 PM (9KseV)


I haven't paid yet, but the fan, including shipping, is going to be about $35. Labor above that, of course.

I don't think it's unreasonable, myself. I'm sorry it's going to take so long, but I'm not really surprised.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 07, 2011 03:49 PM (+rSRq)

5 By the way, he did look on Amazon and didn't find it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 07, 2011 03:49 PM (+rSRq)

6 Unless it's a non-standard fan, that does seem like quite a bit.

Posted by: Boviate at April 07, 2011 06:27 PM (C8t4z)

7 I think it is nonstandard.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 07, 2011 06:31 PM (+rSRq)

8 I'm not sure if there's even such a thing as a standard laptop fan.

Posted by: RickC at April 07, 2011 07:12 PM (VKVOz)

9 That's why I still use a desktop - I have ten years worth of bits and pieces I can swap in if something goes wrong.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 07, 2011 09:02 PM (PiXy!)

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