And then yesterday my second hinge gave out.
Joe said I could probably get a non-functional case for my laptop, for about $30, and then switch out the innards into that one. But with all those other little things, and the move coming up and ensuing change in income, ... I don't really want to spend the money.
Today, when I probably ought to have been packing, I found myself challenged to do a little engineering. Home computer repair using duct tape and shoe laces. I'm pretty happy with the results. I feel sufficiently ... accomplished. I think it competes well with the steel can/2x4/duct tape cup holder Joe's dad made for our creeper van.
|view of the top; note the residual silver duct tape peeking out|
|view of the bottom, featuring the support string for the side braces|
|Note the snazzy half hitches on the laces that allow for adjusting the angle of incline|
|Just another view of my masterwork|
|One has to shape the tape around the various edge portals|
|The other edge with portals handily exposed|
|But wait, ... what about that disc drive? I know it doesn't work anyway, ... but still, ... it looks like she taped it shut?|