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Tecra 8100 help!!!

by TammySS / February 24, 2006 10:40 AM PST

Hi everyone! I have a tecra 8100 that can use a bit of help, if you know how to fix any of these, please email me at

1) The Fn and right arrow keys are broken off, can they be put back on?

2) It has a floppy lid

3) It's hard drive is always making a grinding sound



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by John.Wilkinson / February 24, 2006 11:00 AM PST
In reply to: Tecra 8100 help!!!

1.) You can pop them back on, using a dab of crazy glue if need be.

2.) I don't understand the question.

3.) It sounds like the hard drive is physically failing. I'd recommend backing up all of your important files immediately. (Use floppies, CDs/DVDs if you have a burner, an external hard drive, a local network, or a flash drive.) After that, you'll need to purchase a new hard drive and replace it.

Hope this helps,

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Problem 2 in more detail
by TammySS / February 25, 2006 2:06 AM PST
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The screen does not hold it's place, if you let go of it just slams back down. I have to use a bookend to keep it upright.

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That's a mechanical issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2006 2:19 AM PST

If you dissect how those lid hinges work, you find that either you can tighten them or if not, you have to find replacements.


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