IanDavidson Posted June 16, 2020 Share Posted June 16, 2020 I don’t think there is a good answer to this however. As a news photographer I have a high spec lightweight laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 6th Gen). This allows me to file within the hour window from the field. Sadly it stopped working two weeks ago. Fortunately I had purchased an extended warranty. But, due to covid they would not come and repair on site and I had to send it off. Overall I have lost two weeks work at a key time in UK politics. I did have the old laptop as a backup. But, it is big and painfully slow. Yesterday I did five covid related stories, but the laptop was so slow I ended up only filing two. And, the old laptop has stopped working. Getting to the point, how do others have a contingency in these situations? I don’t think I can afford a second high spec laptop just as a spare. The other minor niggle is that they had to reinstall the SSD so I have lost everything. I had backed up the photos but it is going to take a lot of work to reinstall Lightroom and, more importantly set up photo mechanic with all the templates, code replacement lists etc that I had set up over the last couple of years to speed up workflow. At least I have learned to take a copy of these for future failures...., Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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