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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 jamie4091@hotmail.com

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

PLEASE HELP!!!

Thanx

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Ouch!
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,
John

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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.

Bob

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