BIG Question

View Poll Results: What do You do when your laptop fails?

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  • I Reach For records or cds

    17 31.48%
  • I Ask the Dj playing to play through my set

    3 5.56%
  • I put on a mix and hope no one notices

    9 16.67%
  • My Laptop NEVER fails!

    13 24.07%
  • I ask some one if I can borrow their gear no matter what it is.

    0 0%
  • I go home Crying

    12 22.22%
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    Default BIG Question

    What do you do when your laptop fails and WILL NOT run AT ALL 5 minutes before your set? (assume you have exausted all troubleshooting with no luck)

    I reach for records or cds.

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    I haven't run into that problem since my Toshiba died on me. But I usually carry cd's in my dj bag and have a cd folder in my car just in case its a really bad crash and rebooting doesnt help. Also I carry a firewire HD in my bag with a mirror image of my internal HD and reboot off of it and rock the house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesC View Post
    I haven't run into that problem since my Toshiba died on me. But I usually carry cd's in my dj bag and have a cd folder in my car just in case its a really bad crash and rebooting doesnt help. Also I carry a firewire HD in my bag with a mirror image of my internal HD and reboot off of it and rock the house!
    That is a fantastic idea. Im gonna do that!

    Big ups!

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    I didn't think of that, JesC. Pretty good idea.

    Anyway, I reach for my backup CDs, which are in desperate need of being updated.
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    I hate playing on cd's, reason being is most place that I play have this neat little mix station to play off of



    so if my lappy crashes I would go home and cry!
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    haha yeah, the new place we're moving to has something just as bad, and I gotta plug into an open channel. I'm praying my machine keeps treating me as well as it has been
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    My laptop NEVER fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika.mhz View Post
    My laptop NEVER fails.
    patience.

    "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

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    Try me. I'm a laptop technician by trade. I've never fallen into a situation I couldn't dig myself out of. It's like going on tour with the band. Sure our keyboard might "fail" but we'd fix it before the next show. A guitarist's strings break? but they can sure as hell re-string them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika.mhz View Post
    Try me. I'm a laptop technician by trade. I've never fallen into a situation I couldn't dig myself out of. It's like going on tour with the band. Sure our keyboard might "fail" but we'd fix it before the next show. A guitarist's strings break? but they can sure as hell re-string them.
    Nice I wish I had your skills!

    ...but lets say some asshole trips on a cable and your fine tuned machine hits the floor *crash* the screen is cracked Corner to corner.

    Remember you go on in 5 minutes.

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