Oh, btw, is the grill thing in front of the speaker broken too?
And a great way to increase the volume and clarity of the sound is to cup you hands around the speakers, and kinda angle the sound twoards you.
Of course my zd8000, tank size laptop, has great harman kardon speakers in the front, which don't work to well if it is on your lap, but if you put this thing on your lap, your likely to burn off something you will miss later.
No nothing is phisically broken (Not that I can see). The hand technique to deflect the sounds towars you always works But it's simply not the same with one side dead.
My Dell heats a lot too, Sometimes I think I can use my laptop to iron my shirts hahaha.
Anyways, HP used to have great service, but now I get some foreign guy (I don't have anything against them, but I liked to talk to people in the US better) who I can't understand, and instead of knowing the answer, looks it up in the corporate database.
Oh give foreign guys (like me) a chance, besides, if you're getting a foreign person thant means we (or NOT-US natural people in general) are making a job as good as an American person would... but cheaper. (SAD) Besides, he's probably just following procedures that might say something like: "You do not think, you live to tell the costumer what we have already writen in the Database, otherwise we wouldn't have taken the time to write it there. I doesn't matter if you know a more efficient way, you live to be ruled by that datase (or "procedure"), and this is the only truth of your life" (Believe me when I've seening procedures imply that without saying it so straightforward...
I really like this notebook. Other than it having a lower grade processor (AMD Sempron instead of K6),
I'm not an expert on AMD but I wonder if with k6 you mean athlon (As I recall k6 is a very OLD processor)
I don't know anything about HP notebooks ... but I'm running a Compaq notebook, which is *sort of* like having an HP. (They're incessantly tied together, at least when you try to check out their Web sites or order replacement parts and such.)
I see you don't know, but yeap, I think it was on fall 2001, HP bought Compaq.
On the other hand, something I had forgotten to mention when I first wrote this topic, when my speaker died, I tried to dissasamble the laptop myself and see if it's a loose cable or something like that, I have handled Hardware for a long while now, but, soon enough I discovered that there are great differences between a laptop and a desktop when it comes to assambly.
Either way, the thing is that now I have a small secondary flaw, when my PC goes to LOW-RES instead of streaching everything, it shrinks the screen, I don't have any clue on what could've caused this since I didn't even dissasamble the whole thing, I just kind of opened it, took a peek into the speaker section and closed it, when I switched it on again, the DELL booting screen was small and the information on my BIOS was taken back to factory default...
Now I don't care if the DELL and the XP booting screens look nastily small, but when I want to use my TV out the computer screen turns small and makes it almost impossible to use the computer while watching something through the TV out, anybody has a suggestion on how to fix this???