it is by no means a good or expensive laptop, but they did not say it is not worth it, they said it isn't even possible
another example of how much unnecessary electronics waste is produced
the end of the power cable was torn into the socket...
she was told by the official service that it is irreparable and the whole mainboard must be replaced
all it took was Elen finding a replacement jack on aliexpress, 3 weeks waiting, and some hot air.
Very grateful that @ripper did drill a hole for a cable duct in my flat so I can improve my network topology.
As it is common in old buildings the walls are pretty unpredictable when drilling.
In the end we were successful.
Banana for scale.
I already regret this
also, ubuntu server 20.04 installer is very convenient to use, with things like auto-importing ssh public keys from your github account if you want