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HPR3802: Attack of the Squishmallow

Hosted by Rho`n on 2023-02-28 00:00:00
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In this episode, Rho`n records his attempt to replace a broken MacBook Pro display. Content warning: May cause drowsiness—do not listen while driving or operating heavy machinery. On the other hand, it may be conducive to a good nap in which you drift off to sleep while listening to the introduction and wake up in time to hear how things turn out in the end.

Production notes: The "truncate silence" audio effect in your audio editor is your friend. The original recording length was around 2 hrs and 15 minutes. After truncating the silence it was down to 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Laptop in the work area
The MacBook Pro with the broken display removed. To the left are they small plastic cups containg the screws and other small parts that were removed for dissembly.
New display
The new laptop display not completely removed from its packaging.
Repaired Laptop
The repaired laptop booted to its login screen



The transition sound used between audio clips is found on freesound.org:
Name: Harp Transition Music Cue
Author: DanJFilms
License: Creative Commons Zero

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