Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Wee Little Problem for the Chat today

Greetings!
There wil not be a chat this morning. It may not be posted for a day or two. So sorry!Wendell will be attending a funeral with me. We will be burying my laptop. Boo hoo! In lieu of tissues, I will just give the big guy a sheet. He is sobbing at the thought of losing his adoring fans.

It is difficult when you have an older laptop. The cost of repairing it could make a significant difference in the price of a new one. Still, I have no funds for a new one, and I like mine just the way it was! This is the part when I stomp my feet and cry about wanting my laptop. In reality, this is no problem at all, just a minor inconvenience. The world around us has far worse problems

I will either share hubby's laptop for a while or start reading how-to articles on replacing a motherboard on a computer. The price of one is really cheap, compared to taking it to a repair shop

We'll see what I do. I'm anxious to find out what everyone is dng for Thanksgiving. I also have lots of thing to share when I can upload pictures. I'm writing this on a tablet, so that's a no go! I have some furniture makeovers to share and my newly painted kitchen.

Have a great day and stop by to see if I manage to get a post up. Chats will have a new normal for me without my trust laptop. RIP, Bubba Computer.

17 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your laptop! I'm afraid that my trusty desktop is not long for this world either - and I'd much rather use it than the laptop - guess it's what you get used to.

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  2. I feel your pain :-(. I am/was in the same spot with my beloved old laptop and just this week purchased a used laptop from Laptop Xchange. I think they are nationwide. So far so good and I got a nearly new, refurbed computer for $219.

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  3. Computers can be your friend or your worse enemy. Best of luck to you! I haven't looked at the features, but many Window based laptops have dropped in price over the last couple of years. Don't worry, we'll be here waiting in the wing. And, to think I kept popping in to see if your questions posted so I could actually be ready for you this time. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend!

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  4. First of all, Wendell.... don't cry. We will still be here whenever you get back onboard. Second, Pat gave me a great idea. Our big computer has been dead for awhile now, and we've been hemming and hawing about replacing it. I never once thought to rebuild the motherboard myself. It may only take one replacement part and that would be much cheaper than taking it in for a fix. WHY didn't I think of that? Thank you for the idea!

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  5. Aww, Patrice, I sympathise. My laptop seemed on its last legs recently. Thankfully, DR did something to give me a wee bit more time with it, but I'm pretty sure it's just a short stay of execution...

    Crazy Sheep Lady - that's an amazing price!

    There, there, Wendell. Don't cry .... We still love you even though we're not popping over today for a chat.

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  6. Oh NO! I HATE computer problems! :(
    I hope you get a fix soon, it's amazing how much we use them and don't even notice until they aren't available.

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  7. I feel your pain. I find myself threading my way from second-hand laptop to second-hand laptop. The one I have now is a hand-me-down from my step-son, so it is fast. However, the CD/DVD drive doesn't work; the keyboard used to light up and doesn't anymore; and the mouse pad is non-functioning (I have a teeny porta-mouse that I have to plug in).

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  8. Sorry about your laptop Patrice. Maybe Wendell was a little heavy hoofted on the computer. lol... It's easy to get dependent on the computer and we feel lost without it. Hope that you can repair it or get it repaired. Sorry Wendell, I was just teasing. It's not your fault.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. I wondered why you weren't up earlier this morning....I had to take Mr BC to the doctors, now I am a little disappointed, but will survive. I hate it when computers are on the fritz.

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  10. I'm so sorry about your computer, Patrice. Will look forward to visiting with you when it is back up and running. :)

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  11. Oh, no....I'm so sorry!! This will give you a chance to rest up for a bit, though!!! For THANKSgiving, we're starting a new tradition. We'll be having lunch with our kiddos at their house!!! Cannot wait to spend this special day with our grand's!!!

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  12. I just went through this very same thing. It was annoying to say the least. I burnt up my motherboard on my other computer. Evan, our computer geek, read that baking it in a low oven would help. And it did. For about 30 minutes. Mine was just shot. Others have had success with the baking though.

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  13. Condolences on the loss of your laptop. How inconvenient!
    Hopefully you will be up and running shortly. We had two sons - they take care of our technology most of the time!
    Give Wendell a hug from me.

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  14. LOL - my laptop is dying too. I think a funeral is in order. :)

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss! I understand how sad that can be. Hope Wendell doesn't take it too hard! :)

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  16. I thank God every day for my old Apple laptop that keeps on working and working like an old Timex watch.

    In fact, last November I dropped this laptop on my hard kitchen tile floor. I sincerely thought I had killed it because dropping these devices on hard surfaces is like the kiss of death. The computer screen froze up. I did a hard re-boot. Crossed my fingers. Said a prayer and asked whoever was listening to please please please let me at least get enough time to back up all my stuff before it died completely. It turned on. It is still working a year later.

    I don't know if I have God to thank or Steve Jobs!! :-)

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