Originally Posted by NormCameron
The more I thought about it, the more I figured it was similar to a desktop.
The fact that it has previously been in for a service did raise a few red flags in my mind. Since it was working for me and stayed working after I'd given it back to my sister gave me false hope I think. I actually suspected that her fiance had been playing silly buggers with it and hadn't fessed up
With permission, I think I'll tackle disassembling it tomorrow. I'm sick of the sight of the thing ATM. I was reluctant to do it sooner because 1) I've never disassembled a laptop before and 2) It's not mine. There's always a first time for everything
Just a thought, if the soundcard itself is dead, would it still behave the way it has, or would it have shown up in Windows with errors? I don't really want to pull the thing apart, put it back together and find it's still broken. In that scenario, I think the laptop will be flying out the proverbial window
Thanks for the links Dwarf. They will come in very handy indeed.
On a side note, the wireless is working great, so they at least got something right