Maxim Borodin’s laptop is out of warranty, and that seems to be all the license Sony needs to play games with a repair estimate. Can this computer be saved?
Question: I bought a Sony Vaio laptop last year. Three months ago one piece broke inside, and a month later, there was a horizontal crack on the screen. However, I still was able to use my laptop.
I sent my laptop to Sony, and they wanted $500 to repair it. I told them I’d rather purchase the part and replace it myself. But when I got my item back from Sony, there was another vertical crack on the screen, which totally disabled my laptop. I can’t use it right now. Read more “Whose fault is that crack in my laptop, Sony?”
TSA agents believe they are the last line of defense against terrorism, and that sometimes you have to break a few metaphorical eggs to keep America safe.
At least that’s the impression Norma Eigles came away with when she was recently screened at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida. Eigles, who was visiting relatives in Boca Raton, Fla., is 75 years old and has a knee replacement — an unlikely threat to aviation security.
“While I was being patted down, another screener opened my carry-on bag to remove my adjustable cane,” she says. “This was sent through X-ray again, and he then proceeded to unscrew the sections because he said he had to be sure there was no knife or sword in it.” Read more “Look out! 4 things that get damaged at the airport”