Pain with the ThinkPad

I have no problems with my various ThinkPads — in fact I love them greatly. They’re by far the most reliable and well built laptops I have ever owned. That didn’t stop my R51 from stopping working on Saturday. I woke up in the morning having had a bad night with Matt who has an ear infection. Anyways, the machine was locked up when I finally got out of bed, which has like the third time in the last couple of days. Repeated attempts to reboot the machine resulted in a laptop which wouldn’t power up at all (apart from the disk and power lights turning on).

To cut a long story short, disassembly and a good solid clean with aerosol freeze spray (the only non-conductive aerosol I could find) seems to have fixed the problem. Odd.

I’ll keep you posed on if it keeps working…