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The laptop that I use in the village, decided to give up its LCD screen. It could be a number of reasons, but it looks to me like the cable that connects from the board to the screen has gone out. Otherwords a break in the wire between point A and point B. Therefore, it was time to improvise and actually, I have created a wonderful village computer…

Sveta and I yesterday, went and bought a cheap 19 inch Samsung monitor, a basic Windows keyboard and I turned the laptop into a desktop computer. It is the cats meow and by far the best computer we have used in the village. I will build a shelf for the laptop to put in up high on the wall and that will allow the speakers built into it, to work and then we do not have to buy extra speakers…

New computer set up...
New computer set up…

Now that is how you cure cheap workmanship on electronics. Bypass what is bad…

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We are limping our car, Sammy the Volga 310221 Gaz around and trying to figure out exactly what is wrong with her. She is vibrating and hopefully today, we will be able to have someone fix her. I would fix her, if I had a way to lift her off the ground and allow me to crawl under her safely, the key is safely. I am pretty sure it is a universal joint on the drive shaft…

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What do you call a bunch of ducks playing in a pile in the water?

That is a brace of ducks in the image, but I call the image; Duck Soup…

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Sveta and I have to get moving today. Sveta is really happy down here and she feels the benefit of living here this time. I think 90% positive that I will stay the winter and keep working on the home. I have to leave in October for a few days, then I will come back down and start up my projects again. This winter will allow Boza and I (since we can stand the -30 below much better,) a chance to see what needs to be done to the place to make it much better for a winter home. The place has not been lived in during the winter for over thirty years and it needs some serious remake in some spots. Boza and I are looking forward to it… 🙂

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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  2. Cristi July 18, 2015

    Did the warranty on your laptop expired? On the other hand, if it expired, it might be better to put the money on the new larger monitor rather than repairing the smaller laptop screen.
    Keep in mind one advice. I use my 8-years old laptop pretty statically, like yours. On a desk, cabled. I do not close the lid on the laptop unless I seriously move it (like put it in a bag and walk with it). Otherwise, I had not closed the lid on my laptop since winter when I took it for a ride elsewhere.
    You could still investigate how much would repairing that cable would be. It might not be expensive.

  3. Arvind Ramanujam July 18, 2015

    Take extra care for the winter. We don’t have to be a hero before Mother Nature.

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