22/11/2008

Serendipity? (Part 2)

Remember the new laptop I got, the ex-demo one that sold at $100 discount? It's mostly good, but the DVD drive is busted. I have some theories as to why, but won't speculate.

I called up HP about it, but the service people there aren't particularly happy to look at it if it “works” (which it does, but there are intermittent read failures, and the speed of disc access is atrocious). At the moment, I'm writing a program to demonstrate the bustedness of the DVD drive in a more reproducible way. Hopefully, once that's done, I'll have much more grounds to send the laptop for warranty servicing.

I'll post the code in a future post, if it does do what I intend….

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