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server

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Before the new year )not exactl sure when, cudda been a year ago) I saw a
hairline fracture on my 2007 laptop. I assumed since it is still working so
much later, it is not mercury vapor. If it was mercury it would have all
leaked away, right? I looked at the specs and a few models were made with
mercury but most not. So today I played with the scratch with my
fingernail. It is under some plastic layer. And it began to streak from the
scratch upwards and downwards, and at the bottom of the screen it looked like
liquid leak collecting. Turned it off and it was still there when back
on. Ok, how much worse is it? How long will it survive? Is it toxic? OK, it\'s
LIQUID crystal. But nothing seems to have \"gotten out\". I have a few
discolored knicks on my Kindle but they dona\'t seem to effect operation (I
had dropped my keys on it).



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
 
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legg

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On Wed, 15 Jul 2020 06:37:01 +0000 (UTC),
vjp2.at@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:

*+-I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out
of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.

Thanks.

How much more use can I expect out of this?

I only need like 200 hrs over three months.


I got two refurb acer aspire ones in 2009, one had linpus, the other
Windows. This is the Windows one. After that, I can either replace the
screen or trash the whole thing. Fortunately, all my stuff is on the
removable SD card. I had an HP Aero 4/25 I was so comfy with and when it
died, It was a pain to rescue stuff.



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
Replacing screens on an Aspire isn\'t a big deal. An independent shop
will do it for <$100. I\'ve done it myself using service manual
instructions.

I bought mine as a refurb with minor screen damage and used it till
it fell off the back of the bike for the third time.- then replaced
the screen.

RL
 
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Sjouke Burry

Guest
On 14.07.20 18:15, vjp2.at@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
Before the new year )not exactl sure when, cudda been a year ago) I saw a
hairline fracture on my 2007 laptop. I assumed since it is still working so
much later, it is not mercury vapor. If it was mercury it would have all
leaked away, right? I looked at the specs and a few models were made with
mercury but most not. So today I played with the scratch with my
fingernail. It is under some plastic layer. And it began to streak from the
scratch upwards and downwards, and at the bottom of the screen it looked like
liquid leak collecting. Turned it off and it was still there when back
on. Ok, how much worse is it? How long will it survive? Is it toxic? OK, it\'s
LIQUID crystal. But nothing seems to have \"gotten out\". I have a few
discolored knicks on my Kindle but they dona\'t seem to effect operation (I
had dropped my keys on it).



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
Air is getting in and air is no good medium to replace the
lcd layer.
Also some conducting lines covering the glass layer(s)
get broken.
The screen is finished.
 
S

Sjouke Burry

Guest
On 14.07.20 18:15, vjp2.at@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
Before the new year )not exactl sure when, cudda been a year ago) I saw a
hairline fracture on my 2007 laptop. I assumed since it is still working so
much later, it is not mercury vapor. If it was mercury it would have all
leaked away, right? I looked at the specs and a few models were made with
mercury but most not. So today I played with the scratch with my
fingernail. It is under some plastic layer. And it began to streak from the
scratch upwards and downwards, and at the bottom of the screen it looked like
liquid leak collecting. Turned it off and it was still there when back
on. Ok, how much worse is it? How long will it survive? Is it toxic? OK, it\'s
LIQUID crystal. But nothing seems to have \"gotten out\". I have a few
discolored knicks on my Kindle but they dona\'t seem to effect operation (I
had dropped my keys on it).



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
Air is getting in and air is no good medium to replace the
lcd layer.
Also some conducting lines covering the glass layer(s)
get broken.
The screen is finished.
 
J

John-Del

Guest
I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.
 
J

John-Del

Guest
I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.
 
S

server

Guest
*+-I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out
of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.

Thanks.

How much more use can I expect out of this?

I only need like 200 hrs over three months.


I got two refurb acer aspire ones in 2009, one had linpus, the other
Windows. This is the Windows one. After that, I can either replace the
screen or trash the whole thing. Fortunately, all my stuff is on the
removable SD card. I had an HP Aero 4/25 I was so comfy with and when it
died, It was a pain to rescue stuff.



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
 
S

server

Guest
*+-I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out
of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.

Thanks.

How much more use can I expect out of this?

I only need like 200 hrs over three months.


I got two refurb acer aspire ones in 2009, one had linpus, the other
Windows. This is the Windows one. After that, I can either replace the
screen or trash the whole thing. Fortunately, all my stuff is on the
removable SD card. I had an HP Aero 4/25 I was so comfy with and when it
died, It was a pain to rescue stuff.



- = -
Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia\'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus
blog: panix.com/~vjp2/ruminatn.htm - = - web: panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
facebook.com/vasjpan2 - linkedin.com/in/vasjpan02 - biostrategist.com
---{Nothing herein constitutes advice. Everything fully disclaimed.}---
 
J

John-Del

Guest
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:37:04 AM UTC-4, vjp...@at.biostrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
*+-I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out
of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.

Thanks.

How much more use can I expect out of this?

I only need like 200 hrs over three months.
Depends. It\'s like a car windshield. One good bounce and the crack spreads. With LCDs, you may sever an internal trace that will take out a significant portion of the image. If you can use it as is, try not to disturb it.

Alternatively, you can pick up a cheap monitor from a tag/yard sale or thrift shop and connect it to the laptop.
 
J

John-Del

Guest
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:37:04 AM UTC-4, vjp...@at.biostrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
*+-I\'ve seen some totally destroyed screens, and never saw anything leak out
of them. Don\'t worry about the toxicity.

Thanks.

How much more use can I expect out of this?

I only need like 200 hrs over three months.
Depends. It\'s like a car windshield. One good bounce and the crack spreads. With LCDs, you may sever an internal trace that will take out a significant portion of the image. If you can use it as is, try not to disturb it.

Alternatively, you can pick up a cheap monitor from a tag/yard sale or thrift shop and connect it to the laptop.
 
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