Archive | June 16, 2014

Deanna Replaced The Screen On Teischan’s Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5315 Laptop — Quite Easily.

chromebooklog666Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

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The replacement screen, from “East Coast LCDs”, that we got from Amazon. Click to access Amazon page.


The OUTSTANDING, spot-on, YouTube tutorial video we used from ‘Screen Surgeons’. Excellent. Everything was as shown on the video. THANKS.

What the broken screen looked like. The crack is diagonal, left-to-right, from top-middle … You should be able to see the two lines. Click to ENLARGE.

Last Sunday, June 8, Deanna going down the stairs from our 4th floor office, tripped on Teischan’s Toshiba Satellite. Teischan had left it in the middle of the stairs — for me to take up and charge. She tends to do that. Leave her laptop or pad on the stairs for Dad to take up to charge. This time it didn’t work like that. Initially we thought that we had got away with no damage to the laptop. Alas, not so. The screen was broken. I was very upset.

I had got the Toshiba, last March (i.e., 2013), for Teischan’s 7th birthday — from TigerDirect, refurbished. It had been one heck of a deal. A quick check of TigerDirect and Amazon proved that I would not be able to get an equivalent laptop, refurbished or otherwise, for even close to what I had paid in 2013 for this laptop. Laptop prices rather than coming down due to the lack of demand precipitated by Pads is actually going up. I was very distressed. Late that night I went looking for screen replacement tutorials on YouTube and found the one shown above. It was excellent. Made me realize that we could try and do it. I then went to Amazon looking for a screen. Found the one shown above. Price was good PLUS it was from Amazon. So I knew that returning it, if we had issues, would not be a problem.

It came on Friday. That was excellent.

My PC guy, Shane Selling of Hexacopter fame, gave me some advice over e-mail: “make a diagram of the laptop and put all the screws, in the right place, on that diagram”. That was good. Thanks, Shane. Taking it to Shane, if we screwed up (with the screws) was always the contingency.

On Sunday we got ready for the ‘surgery’. I got Deanna to watch the video the night before. She, after watching it, was very confident that she could do it. That suited me fine. She is good at detailed, finicky work — and that would let me catch up on my writing. A couple of years ago, again following a YouTube video, Deanna had very successfully replaced a DVD drive in Devanee’s ASUS laptop. So I knew she could work on laptops.

Well I made sure she was all set with the tools. She had her ASUS laptop with the video running. Devanee stood by to help. We eventually sent Teischan away because she was getting in the way. I did some writing.

It was, per Deanna and Devanee, exactly as shown on the YouTube. Thank YOU. That was excellent. Maybe it took 20 minutes. We were not rushing. We lost 5 minutes because I lost the bezel. When Deanna took it off I put it in a safe place and then couldn’t find it. Old age.

Other than misplacing the bezel, which we eventually found, ‘right there’, all went fine.

Laptop looks like new. Works fine. I am delighted.

So just wanted to share that replacing a laptop screen isn’t that hard and can be done at home.

Sights On The Ever Delightful “Cotton Valley Rail Trail”, Wolfeboro, N.H. On Saturday June 14, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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That I walk the exquisite “Cotton Valley Rail Trail” in Wolfeboro, N.H. whenever I can, night or day, right through the year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall is captured in the posts referenced by the links above.

This Saturday I got another chance — and yet again, as had been the case in early spring, Devanee got to come with me. We saw a snake which made it ultra-memorable for her since she shares the family phobia against snakes.

All of us had to be at the “Great Waters Music Festival” volunteer orientation meeting at 1 pm at the “Inn on Main“. Teischan had a weekly ballet lesson at “Northeastern Ballet“, in Wolfeboro, at 11 am. So, I said lets all do lunch at the “Sea Bird” at noon and maybe get in some walking on the trail.

Well while Teischan and Deanna went to ballet Devanee and I set off from the Wolfeboro station and walked to the end of Fernalds Basin on Lake Wentworth and back to Wolfeboro Falls in about 50 minutes of fairly brisk walking with some stops to chat with the locals and smell ‘the coffee’. It was wonderful — bar the snake.

We got to the “Sea Bird” around 11:50. IT WAS CLOSED though all the signs said it was open! I was not amused. I went to the back and had a short conversation in pidgin English with some folks in the kitchen. I kind of figured out that they told me that they were opening at 4 pm. I was not amused. I was mad. Then it slowly dawned on me. The owners Lan and Guy must have gone to Kingswood for their daughter’s graduation. Well, you can’t be mad at folks for going to their daughter’s graduation. I just wish they had put a BIG sign out saying: “Sorry. At the Graduation“.

As it happened a number of people pulled up, from the graduation, looking for lunch. I directed them to “West Lake“.

Deanna picked us up in the KIA just after noon. We too headed to “West Lake”. Both Deanna and I had frequented “West Lake” over the years — way before we met. But, we hadn’t been there in ages. I like the “Sea Bird” and Guy and Lan. “West Lake” was OK. Deanna raved about the food. It was OK. The service, by a young man, nephew of the owner, down from Portland, ME, for the Summer, was first class. I told him that we only had 40 minutes. He made sure that we got very fast and attentive service. I tipped him well and thanked him. I knew “West Lake” when it was owned and run by the legendary “Peter” before he moved to Gilford. I think that is why I tend to be hesitant about the ‘current’ “West Lake” though Peter has been gone for decades.

It was, overall, a very pleasant Saturday even if the “Sea Bird” was closed and we didn’t get a chance to chat with Lan and Guy.

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 They had “NH Boat Museum” Model Yacht Regatta near the start of the trail and they were clearing Milfoil with a diver and a ‘barge’ with a vacuum pump on Crescent Lake.


Everything Is Going To Be Fine In Iraq. No Need For U.S. Or Iranian Intervention. Pope Francis Is PRAYING For Peace & Reconciliation.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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We should be all set.

Pope Francis is PRAYING for peace and reconciliation.

So it should be all over in a couple of hours. Everybody buddies again sharing a communal meal.

I only have ONE QUESTION. Why didn’t he pray for peace earlier?

Didn’t he have a prayer meeting with Israeli and Palestinian Heads of State just last week. Didn’t they pray for peace then? Or was it that he wasn’t too specific and God insist that you be specific.

 It was just yesterday that I wrote about my deep seated doubts about the power of prayer — BUT at the same time the Pope praying to God isn’t the same as me trying to entreat God. The Pope, by his own admission, is the VICAR (i.e., representative) of Christ on Earth. He is God’s Ambassador. So God really should listen to him.

This is such a WONDERFUL concept. So much cheaper, in terms of lives, suffering and money, than war. The pope just prays for peace.

Makes you wonder … right? Or at least makes me wonder. Why haven’t popes in the past prayed for peace. It would have been so useful … say during WW II.

So, lets wait and see. THE POWER OF THE POPE’S PRAYERS.

So if the conflict in Iraq doesn’t come to an end, by the end of today, I am going to think and CLAIM that the pope’s prayers did NOT work.


And if the pope’s prayers don’t work, you think YOU have a chance?

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