[fpc-devel] Laptop update

J. Gareth Moreton gareth at moreton-family.com
Tue Aug 18 15:40:24 CEST 2020

Hi everyone,

So some news about my broken laptop.  The motherboard needs replacing due to the processor being 
integrated into the board and there being damage caused by overheating to the point that the CPU 
can't regulate itself without going into emergency shutdown.

The only third-party supplier who can ship a spare motherboard gave a quote of £646, which both me 
and the repair shop agreed was not worth it, since I could buy a new Core i7 laptop for that price, 
and my machine is only a Core i5.

I'm still working out how to proceed from here, since I'll need a new laptop for my projects and 
contract work, and of course for my work on x86_64 FPC, but I can't exactly afford something just 

Gareth aka. Kit

P.S. Thankfully the hard drive is in fully working order, so I haven't lost any data.  I'll be buying 
myself an interhal hard drive reader at some point to scavenge data and probably use the old hard 
drives as backup devices (I already have a solid-state hard drive that I scavenged out of an older 
laptop, mainly because I had replaced it myself and is still relatively new).

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