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Demise of a darkroom

By EddieAC    
I acquired this Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M7400 laptop through a scheme at work back in 2004. It functioned well but only had 256MB of internal ram and a 40GB hard drive. After four years of use the hard drive failed in 2008. I bought an 80GB hard drive which was it's maximum and re-installed it and also increased the internal ram to it's top limit of 2GB

In 2012, after a further 4 years of use, the hard drive failed again. With a new hard disk inserted and re-installed the laptop continued to work okay. Now at the end of 2016, while I was editing photos to go into a Calendar, guess what happened? The hard drive failed once more. I should probably have seen it coming as it was detonating every four years but this time it was beyond redemption. At some point in the last few months of it's life my 5 year old son dropped it and the hinge that attaches the screen to the base broke. It carried on working fine until the final hard drive failure and it would no doubt fire up okay if I put another hard drive into it but I now have a more up to date one so this one will no longer process another RAW file.

I have kept it so far as I think it's internals could be quite good for macro Smile

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saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
11 Aug 2017 6:41PM

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EddieAC Plus
13 2.0k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2017 9:06AM
It certainly is. I'm just surprised the other side is still hanging on okay. Smile

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