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Exchanging your notebook LCD screen in Japan

This is the second time I break the screen of a notebook.

First time was with this this Asus Eee PC 1000HE I had for a 1 year and a half. The little boy was on beside my bed and so it had an encounter with my foot, long enough just to crack the LCD screen. The second time was a few weeks ago. I was doing some work on the bed before sleeping but I actually fell asleep. The notebook just fell. Here I am again with a broken LCD screen.

The first time I really had no idea of where to buy a new screen, so I just went around the web looking for some japanese site that seemed reliable enough and that was selling notebook LCD screens. The search took a few days but I ended finding 液晶プロ(Ekishou Pro - “LCD Pro”).

They specialize on replacement LCD screens for notebooks and have a pretty nice line up, covering most brands like Asus, Dell and even Apple.

The looks of the website don’t really help but my first buying went really smooth. The screen for my notebook was listed as in “contact us” so I sent them an email which was quickly replied by their staff with a link to the an available screen, compatible with my model. Payment can be done through credit card or bank transfer. 

The LCD arrived in a few days and worked all pretty well.

So, this time when I got yet another screen broken it was a no brainer. Just went to Ekishou Pro and looked up my model (Dell Inspiron 1122 - or M102z) and quickly found it around the Dell, 11.6 inches category.

Can’t wait for it to arrive soon and get my machine back!

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Fixing and tweaking

After a very very long time, I’ve decided to take some time to fix and tweak stuff on my machine.

For those who don’t know I’m a Slackware user. I’ve been using Slackware as my main system for almost 10 years now and I’m very happy with the distribution. It’s very lean and stable and it has the right mix between stability and recent packages apart from giving you the freedom to install software through the packaging system or not without completely breaking your system. I’m gonna leave the Slackware praising for a different post because that is not the main point here ( I just couldn’t help myself)

As a good geek I’ve always loved tweaking my machine. I find recompiling the kernel a fun way of spending time (actually tweaking the options, not watching gcc work) and I’ve always enjoyed creating little scripts or improving existing stuff to make things work better.

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Even though it’s only been a couple months I gotta get a new laptop. I definitely need one of those new ultrabook things Intel is betting on or a Macbook Air. The one I have right now is nice and fast and the most important: it’s battery last centuries but I can’t deal with it’s size anymore. After getting used to my last 1.05Kg Acer I can’t deal with 1.5Kg Dell anymore. I’m very fond of running linux on my portable machines so I’d like it to be a pc but if I can’t find anything satisfying I might just go for a MbA. I’m taking suggestions.

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