Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Comeback of My 5050

Of course I'm referring to my laptop, Acer Aspire 5050, which has accompanied me for the past four years. Last month, it died suddenly and wouldn't power up. After I checked it at the local repair store, it turned out to be a motherboard short-circuit. The repair went a little longer because of the computer expo that made the repair store closed for 5 days. Luckily, the laptop is now full operational, but one feature is gone: the touchpad. It seemed that the damage has forced a trade-off between the touchpad and the rest of the system. Well, that's not even a choice to make. I got myself busy installing new hard drive and configuring triple boot operating system and now the 5050 is back in business!