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Cord issues and gets really hot
on March 19, 2012
I bought this for my son a couple years ago the same year I bought two other netbooks for my other children all different brands to avoid mixups and fighting. While none of my other two children have had issues it seems my son who owns this netbook always has something going on. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad computer but if you're using it more than a few minutes it gets extremely warm. All my kids are klutzy and all three netbooks have been dropped a time or two, this one is the only one that actually came apart when it was dropped from a relatively short distance as my son isn't very tall. The top panel near the hinge popped right off and while we were able to get it back on the computer no longer works without being plugged in to a wall socket. And after maybe two years I'm now searching for a replacement cord because the cord has some sort of short in it where it doesn't work. Unlike many laptops this cord isn't really easy to find. My daughters netbook is interchangeable with all the other laptop cords in the house, this one is only interchangeable with the cord on my other sons gateway laptop. That's the only reason we know the computer itself still works. I only hope I can find a new cord so he can use it again. These things might not be important when making a computer purchases, but I do know that a lot of people purchase this type of computer for children and aren't looking to replace it every couple years. If you're looking for a computer for your elementary age child buy a different one. It's durability isn't worth the money.