Okay, so now that I have a way to access the internet, and the plethora of infomation on DIY computer fixes out there, I've found out that I think the guy "fixing" my laptop is lying. The service manual from Dell says doesn't mention anything about a compressor in my system. The guy told me it was the compressor, or a chip to the compressor.
Also he told me that my hard drive had "cracked" or something, but that he could fix it. So today I ask him if he has wiped the hard drive yet to re-partion it. He said "No, is broke". So I ask you can fix it though right? his response: "I hope"! WT****???? He says the Hard Drive shorted out, which sounds about right, the system was overheating. So I'm getting a bad feeling here. For all I know this guy could be taking out my Intel, RAM, all the good stuff, and replacing it with crap!!!!
I'm picking it up tomorrow, sending it to Bucuresti, so that my BIL can send it to the Dell Service Center there. At least I know they won't mess me over, and the work should come with a warranty or guarantee (I can hear Justin Wilson) of some sort.
So I'm hoping the parts won't be too expensive, and that it won't take but maybe a couple of hours to fix, seeing as labor is something like 10 Euro/hour, that's like $12-13 per hour. Not too bad, but it adds up quick!!!
So my few readers, pray, please that my laptop hasn't chopped up and cheap parts put in it, and that Dell won't charge me an arm & leg, and that they can fix it ALL, quickly, and inexpensively! I'll keep you posted.
Oh yeah, one more thing, that my internet connection lays off the crack pipe so that I can upload some pix!!!!