I'm not sure how many people actually come in the Technology subforum, but I'll give this a shot. If someone finds this thread, thank youuu.
Anyway, I'm taking my laptop to Best Buy on Monday to be sent away because I'm finally done with it. I have a 3 year warranty that runs out next February, so it's still under warranty. It's a Toshiba Satellite M305.
This is what's up with it:
1) It slid off the couch a few months ago and broke the right hinge (I just discovered that was the problem a few days ago..). Anyway, since that, the screen has been wonky and if I move around on the couch or if someone else does, it flashes black a bunch. If I adjust the screen, it usually goes back to normal. Yesterday, the back piece of the hinge broke off, so the inside of that hinge is exposed and it makes this loud click noise when I close it from the half that is attached to the screen hitting the outside of the hinge. Does that make sense?
2) When the little hinge piece fell off, I found out that when my laptop is open, half of the seam at the bottom of the screen is just open.. Yeah, not cool.
3) My friend broke off my space bar in December. I've had it fall off before, but it snapped back on and was fine. Nope. It's broken. It has a little hook that it'll stay on, but if I type too much (I'm in college and on a forum..of course I type all the time..) or move the laptop, it falls off and is a pain in the neck to get to stay right again. Part of the B key is broke off too from the space bar being broken too, but it stays on for the most part.
4) Today the internet decided it didn't want to connect anymore. (I'm on my bf's laptop while he's at work). I've reset the router and all that jazz. Nothing. It just keeps telling me something's wrong with the router. Nothing has happened to my bf's Dell..
Basically, I'm really annoyed with it. When my mom and I got the laptops (she had the same one), the guy at Best Buy said before the warranty is up, to "accidentally" drop it and return it. My younger brother got mad last year and threw my mom's into a wall. Destroyed it. They sent it off and she was told the warranty would cover a computer with the same specs and whatnot.
I'm tempted to "drop" mine to make sure it dies.. I have everything on my laptop on my external hard drive.
Anyway, the purpose of this thread:
Does anyone have any brand suggestions for laptops? I didn't mind this Toshiba, but I don't really do any gaming or use it for anything more than trolling the internet and writing papers.