Well, absolutely - I've been very lucky.The m1730 borked in its guarantee period. I had another laptop sitting in its box, ready. The machine still ran OKish, so I could get my stuff back from the RAID array. The m1730 is probably gonna get replaced with an Alienware.If it'd only had one GPU and it'd failed - I don't know in hindsight how I woulda got my stuff back from it because you couldn't have just taken the hard disk out with it being spanned in RAID over 2 disks.I still feel really sad though sending the m1730 away because it was a beast and it was just awesome in every way.They say it probably can't be repaired. The m1730 was cancelled before it should have been because it was eating into Alienware's sales and Dell had just bought Alienware shortly after the m1730 came out.That's why the whole XPS notebook range disappeared.Also, the 8800m GPUs for the m1730 are based on a fairly old design and anyone whose m1730 failed was just given an Alienware to replace it ... so they're not made anymoreNvidia also upped the model numbers but kept the product the same until quite recently. I work at Apple's UK support office in Gateshead. It's across the road from the Metro Centre. If it has anything to do with AppleCare - it goes through us.I don't repair anything. I figure out what's wrong with things and I send loads of stuff off for repair but I have absolutely no idea where any of it goes to, lol.Am a bit of a noob, so I work on iPhones etc. rather than Macs.My iMac is pretty cool but the OS X Lion is ... not great. Windows 7 is far better.The job is quite enjoyable but it doesn't really have any perks so ... I'm on the lookout for something a bit ... more.The legal industry is in a real state - especially here in the North. I'm toying with the idea of doing the LPC this year. I have my place on the course. I dunno.Could well be the router at fault with you. The BT homehubs etc. are all the bottom-of-the-barrel Thompson routers. They die all the time. Try holding the reset button down until you hear a click.If the m1730 doesn't get fixed, I saw a really good refurb Alienware on the company's site. I'll just apply my refund against that.ATM, I'm just getting this lappy ready to roll with X-Bomber.
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