I managed to kill 2 PCs this year with my incredible high-end-user demands (NOT!). The first was my ancient HP and the second was the developers machine that Richard lent to me to continue with.
The screen on that died a few days ago. The contrast started fading at the outer-edges of the screen and slowly migrated towards the centre. Within about 3 minutes the whole thing was unreadable. Then it turned green and purple and finally closed its eyes and went to sleep (black). The whole process took under 5 minutes.
You know when you have a gut feeling that something is very, very serious? Yeah. I got that feeling. And despite my relatively limited (for an IT consultant) knowledge of hardware I just knew it was the end for that screen.
Fortunately everything is backed up, and the hard disk still works perfectly. I even can still access the files through Richard’s PC via the home network.
Anydeadhardware, I have a new machine!
It’s an Acer Aspire One.