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    Cool Laptop finally failed

    I bought a System 76 laptop years ago - it traveled all over the 48 states with me over the years without a failure.

    Finally the video card failed - and replacement cards cost as much as a new laptop now.

    Goodbye old friend.

    Thank you System76 for a great experience.
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    Re: Laptop finally failed

    Are you sure it was the video card and not the ribbon cable that gets fed through the hinge? Normally it's the cable that fails from rubbing from years of opening and closing. That's a relatively easy repair.
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    Cool Re: Laptop finally failed

    Nope - testing revealed that the video card was toast.

    It was donated to the local PC fix it guy.

    At least I kept the hard drive - I'll resurrect that old beast one day - at least in spirit.
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    Re: Laptop finally failed

    I'm glad you had a good experience! I'm also very sorry to hear about your laptop. I hope you find a worthy replacement!
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