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 PostPost subject: What happens when an EeePC falls        Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:45 pm 
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My EeePC fell 2 metres earlier today (don't ask, I'm having a bad day :( )
Surprisingly it still functions perfectly, except for one or two minor defects.

The biggest is it's damaged the TFT panel
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Other than that, a few of the keys on the keyboard seem to be a bit noiser and one of the speaker clips popped out, and that's it.

Most of the 'dead' pixels aren't actually dead, it seems that 5 pixels cracked, and the liquid's just leaked over other pixels. it started off small, and grew to roughly the size in the picture, and now they are starting to shrink again. I guess I'll have to see how it looks after a few days, since I doubt that will be covered by warranty, and that means i'll have to pay for a screen replacement >.<

Still, surprisingly robust, considering it just cheap plastic and circuitry :P
Posting from it now...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:38 pm 
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Glad to hear it survived! The picture looks like there are bugs on your screen :D


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You're lucky it has an SSD instead of a hard drive, I wouldn't be surprised if a HD didn't survive this, at least not completely undamaged. :wink:


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Acutally, a simliar incident happened to my wife's computer (shipping damage). The "damaged" pixels on the screen got worse and worse. I thought I was gonna have to buy a replacement screen, but after a few days of use, they started fading away and eventually totally disappeared. With that said, I would hold off on a screen replacement for at least a week to see if the issue clears up.


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Acutally, a simliar incident happened to my wife's computer (shipping damage). The "damaged" pixels on the screen got worse and worse. I thought I was gonna have to buy a replacement screen, but after a few days of use, they started fading away and eventually totally disappeared. With that said, I would hold off on a screen replacement for at least a week to see if the issue clears up.


Yeh, I plan to, last night they started to shrink in size, though they got bigger again overnight. It seems if I leave the screen up, it will move towards the bottom of the screen, if I leave it down, more liquid comes out and the spots grow in size.

So happy I got a laptop with an SSD now, HDDs are almost always the first to go in a normal laptop :)

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It got worse overnight >.<

Started going towards the bottom of the screen though.

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hounsell wrote:
It got worse overnight >.<

Started going towards the bottom of the screen though.


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I think you should go to the place where you bought it.

In our country if 4 pixels are broke (if they are pixels) then you will get a new screen for free.

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It got worse overnight >.<

Started going towards the bottom of the screen though.


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I think you should go to the place where you bought it.

In our country if 4 pixels are broke (if they are pixels) then you will get a new screen for free.


Thats if it comes brand new like that, NOT if it was broken after it was purchased.

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No, here its when its new and when its just broke.
That is only for the screen of LCD

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No, here its when its new and when its just broke.
That is only for the screen of LCD


Weird way of doing it if you ask me. It could have been a deliberate breakage and you expect someone else to pay to replace it? Doesn't sound right and I'd be very surprised if it were true.

In the UK you have the right ro return the screen if it has a certain number of pixels based on the screen size dead. Since Hounsell accidentally damaged his its not covered by warranty. Only manufacturing faults are covered.

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Yeh, if I were to go back to the place it was brought, the most I could expect is for them to repair it at my cost. I'm going to wait a while to see if it starts improving, if it doesn't, I'm going to have to buy a new panel and (preferably) fit it myself. They wouldn't make any discount for me, quite understandably, I wouldn't take the cost of a customer dropping a laptop 2m.

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