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incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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cross post from /r/sysadmin re: HP 11 chromebooks

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4 have caught fire after being plugged in for 15 seconds or less. Charred the port and the power adapter. Faulty part was the charge port had an excess amount of solder on the wires casing 2 red, 2 black and 1 brown all to connect to each other. All 4 serial numbers were exactly the same up to the last 2 digits. I'm assuming this was a batch issue.

383 with bad track pads. Most of them were fine at first but they dropped like flies. Most failed within the first 2 weeks of use. Probably only a dozen were bad out of the box. This number is increasing an average of 2 per day. That's 10 a week. HP refuses to recognize a manufacturing flaw, I keep demanding they ship me a box of 50 trackpads at a time instead of ordering 1 at a time. Still a work in progress.

100+ with serial/product numbers printed so poorly they can't be read. Literally just looks like a stamped white blotch.

74 had bad ribbon cables. After removing the shielding wrap, most cables just got twisted causing them to pull al the ends out of the connectors. Only 2 were bad out of the box, the other 16 failed within 2 months.

15 with static speakers. The speakers worked but there was a loud static to them. This is out of the box.

7 had broken displays out of the box. Not cracked, just either solid black or solid white. Replacing ribbon cable did not resolve the issue.

3 had bad keyboards out of the box. Not sure what causes this though. This actually is a pretty average number for a batch this size.

1 with bad network interface card.

1 with bad camera

0 bad chargers. Every single charger worked out of the box. So at least I have that going for me. HP G1 and G2s had failing chargers like it was the black plague. HP was nice enough to replace them even out of warranty for awhile.

4,000 deployment in 1 year with a 15% failure rate is pretty spectacular.

incoherent fucked around with this message at 22:22 on Nov 4, 2017

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incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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bull3964 posted:

I'm just going to say again that I would love for there to be a new Pixelbook, exactly the same as the old Pixelbook, just with larger display (by slimming the bezels) and with whatever the newest fastest internals they can put in without need a fan or vent holes.

I'm at a place that I could pitch all rank and file should get a quality chromebook vs a windows laptop. It's absurd that Microsoft makes an ideal quality chromebook (but low end for windows as a chromebook fighter) laptop.

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