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Old 06-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #127
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"As for the 'low temp solder' problem, also not really true. the problem back then was not enough heat to solder the components in correctly, resulting in a 'cold solder joint'. When the laptop heated, it expanded and the contact opened. That was why you could let the laptop 'overheat' and reflow the solder to fix it."

I do believe that is exactly what I said in my post......call it a cold solder joint if you wish; it is still an inferior connection due to the fact that you cannot use adequate heat for a satisfactory connection. Oh, and BTW..............I did mention that it is called a reflow repair.............
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Thats not really true.. When I worked at Motorola, EVERY phone was tested. And I know for a fact companies like Seagate do too.

This not the case anymore; if companies tested each and evry item that came off of its assembly lines, the end costs would be prohibitive; and at the same time, global ISO standards would be null and void. Modern production simply does not allow the luxury of a dedicated QC check. I spent a career in manufacturing management (Plant Process and Maintenance)...and have never seen every individual item QC'd.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #130
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No takers on the DOS 3.1 comment???


That takes me back to Radio Shack TRS-80 days
Remember the Color computer?
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #131
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Affectionately known as the CoCo? Sure do!
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Affectionately known as the CoCo? Sure do!
First one I owned. Bought it because my dad had gotten one and wanted me to write him a program or two. What a PIA dealing with tape (before the disks came out).

Next thing I bought was an IBM PC AT. I really loaded it up with 640k, 1.2 mb diskette, and get this a 20 meg hard drive. It took several years to fill that sucker up. All told I think I spent about $6k on it which was after my company discount.

Being a mainframe ALC programming nerd I just had to stay with IBM and get the best...
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #133
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Thats not really true.. When I worked at Motorola, EVERY phone was tested. And I know for a fact companies like Seagate do too.

This not the case anymore; if companies tested each and evry item that came off of its assembly lines, the end costs would be prohibitive; and at the same time, global ISO standards would be null and void. Modern production simply does not allow the luxury of a dedicated QC check. I spent a career in manufacturing management (Plant Process and Maintenance)...and have never seen every individual item QC'd.
You were in the wrong industry then.. There are such things as Automatic Test Stations and they would test every single phone that came down the line. Sometime up to 3 or 4 times depending on the phone model. The final step was burning the chip...
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"As for the 'low temp solder' problem, also not really true. the problem back then was not enough heat to solder the components in correctly, resulting in a 'cold solder joint'. When the laptop heated, it expanded and the contact opened. That was why you could let the laptop 'overheat' and reflow the solder to fix it."

I do believe that is exactly what I said in my post......call it a cold solder joint if you wish; it is still an inferior connection due to the fact that you cannot use adequate heat for a satisfactory connection. Oh, and BTW..............I did mention that it is called a reflow repair.............
Read what you said.. Low temp solder that would get hot and 'reliquify' is not the same as a cold solder joint.

Not trying to see whos is bigger, though.. just clarifying.
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How do I un-install Ubuntu? I deleted the partition and all instances of Ubuntu and when I try to boot, I get:

error: no such partition
Grub rescue>

I can boot to W7 with a Hiren's boot disk and when I run EasyBCD, it only shows Windows 7.

It's not that I didn't like Linux, but this version would not let me auto boot or change my password. It had the options to do so, but it wouldn't work.
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Never mind. I found an option in EasyBCD that restored the boot loader.
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I work in Validation at Intel, so far, we are not fond of Win 8 in the PC environment. As a corporation, we stayed with Windows XP until Windows 7 came out, at which point employee PCs were upgraded, in all liklihood, this will repeat with Win8.
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I have dual boot with 7 & 8 on one of my laptops. I have it set to shut off when the lid is closed. It doesn't... on battery or AC.
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I have dual boot with 7 & 8 on one of my laptops. I have it set to shut off when the lid is closed. It doesn't... on battery or AC.
Under which operating system? Also, some laptops have a BIOS Override option for what the lid closed switch does which can take precedence over the Windows power option.
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No option in BIOS. 7 shuts down when I close the lid. 8 does not.
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