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What can cause my laptop to do this

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I aim to please. Now I just wish I could use this knowledge in a field more suitable instead of selling crap at Furniture Fair for 7 bucks an hour :/

-DP

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=abcat0504010&type=category

Flash drives are also called Thumb Drives, they're basically mini-hard drives used for transporting Data from one pc to another easily. they're not all that expensive, for a school laptop I wouldn't get anything over 1 gig, unless your son is gonna be doing video editing, which unless things have changed a crap ton in 11 years, I highly doubt.

-DP

Gah...don't buy one from Best Buy. They are ridiculously expensive. The top result on that link was a 2GB for $15.

Here is a 4GB for $8.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227331

Or a 16GB for $18.99 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227333

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...the link was showing an example of a Flash Drive, not a suggestion to buy said drive from there. As stated, I'd find a nice cheap 1 gb flash drive from the local Wal-mart and such. Newegg is a good suggestion however, but depending on Mrs. Bunny will need said device is the question. But yeah, I wouldn't suggest buying it from BB, just wanted to show what they were, and it was late so my brain was thinking "quick link example" not "cheap prices"

-DP

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The laptop has returned home. The problem - the cable that connects from the screen to the keyboard had to be replaced - exactly what many fo you said it was. Yay.

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Gah...don't buy one from Best Buy. They are ridiculously expensive. The top result on that link was a 2GB for $15.

Here is a 4GB for $8.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227331

Or a 16GB for $18.99 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227333

Skip all that nonsense and go to Big Lots to see what they have especially if you need it quick. I've also been buying all the cables for work from there. I see no sense in spending $20+ for a printer cable. Or more than $8 for an ethernet cable no matter how long.

lol Saw a Miley Cirus (sp) flash drive on clearance at Target once. Just didn't match my office decor (late modular cubby.) :P

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those "cables" are usually very thin ribbon connectors (makes sense) that seat into their connectors by flimsy pressure locks

keyboard-connector.jpg

Glad they got it sorted out for you and it was nothing major!

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The same thing happened with my husband's work computer once - only thing with his is it was fixed in house for a day. My computer was gone for weeks.

Funny thing, my 1 year warranty expires tomorrow. I had a year to choose to extend the warranty for an additional 2 years for $89 bucks. I just did it. I figure if it happened once, it might happen again - or something else might happen.

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