Holly...the new cat who replaced Miss Daisy who died a few months ago, apparently spent a warm Summer afternoon sleeping on the keyboard of the lappy while it was on and we were all out at the park watching the New Zealand soccer team destroying Italy on a big screen (actually it was a draw but it felt like a victory!)
What I suspect is, being a Celeron CPU...it basically got too hot. The keys only worked sporadically after that...and eventually not at all. I blew everything out with a can of air...didnÂ´t make any difference. Did a system restore, opened everything...took out bits and put them back...all to no avail.
Next step: to the laptop repair shop. The dude is really a good dude (meaning I trust his abilities)...he said the motherboard is basically rooted, and a new one is nearly the price of a new laptop.
IÂ´d like to know if any of the Freaks here have any suggestions.
a) replace the motherboard and hope it lives a few more years. Is it worth ordering one online and doing it myself? What about a second hand MB?
b) dump it ...maybe on ebay to get 50 bucks to help with the costs of a new one laptop?
c) get her a netbook?
d) get a second hand/refurbished lappy with a 12 month guarantee?
e) get a decent new lappy...lower end ASUS for example?
Bear in mind...she usually uses it to watch cat videos on Youtube, check what movie is on where, book holidays at gray German beaches, email me to bring money...etc
ItÂ´s (was) an ACER Travelmate 2354LM 15" 1.3GHz Celeron. 512MB RAM. 60GB HDD. About 5 years old.
I appreciate your feedback.