Saturday, March 21, 2015

Computer died - Next Vid on Monday, March 23

Yeah, my old ASUS laptop video card died yesterday. I was in the middle of a ranked Hearthstone game when the graphics went funky and the screen looked like something out of a bad 1969 acid trip. This hardware error caused me to lose the game. The death of my laptop "triggered" many hurtful emotions. But then I decided to brave and remember that what does not kill us only makes us stronger.

The good news is this gave me an excuse to get a new computer. But you know what a hassle it is to get a new computer configured just right. So pray for me as I attempt to load my new video editing application, anti-virus software and assorted Japanese pr0n links.

I should have a new video (edited with Pinnacle Studio 18) on Monday.

2 comments:

  1. Instead of laptop, buy a desktop computer, it is easier maintenance, especially replacing broken components which are easy to come by unlike laptop parts.

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  2. If your laptop video card is detachable, you could probably fix it by baking it in the oven for 8 minutes at 385F. Video cards often fail due to loose solder joints, and the heat can melt those back together. I managed to fix 2 out of 3 dead video cards from this simple trick. Just make sure you leave the oven door and a window open after you're done to get rid of any solder fumes.

    http://lifehacker.com/5823227/save-dying-video-cards-with-a-quick-bake-in-the-oven
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvdcq6WbX1g

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