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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
oh no!! by pollyanna199 on 20 August 2005 12:18am
:( Last night something tragic happened. My beloved laptop took a spill when I picked up my computer bag and realized it was unzipped. The screen was cracked and now it must be sent (air lifted??) to Hewlett Packard for a monitor transplant STAT! Please everyone, keep my little laptop in your thoughts, and let's pray for a speedy recovery!! Until I get it back I will be using computers in the local library and my work office. It will be tough...
Re: oh no!! by pandab on 20 August 2005 1:51am
Keep a stiff upper lip, Pollyanna! I'm a PC tech, and I've replaced lots of laptop screens. The operation is fairly simple ... though some laptops seem to have more than their fair share of teeny-tiny screws to keep track of <G>. A Dell I worked on once had more than 30 of the little devils!
Re: oh no!! by tucsonmike on 20 August 2005 4:10am
Pollyanna, I've had similar situations. My gigabytes are praying for your gigabytes.
Re: oh no!! by pandab on 21 August 2005 3:21am
In my early days as a PC tech, I worked with a guy who could strip a laptop to its bare components like greased lightning. Every time he worked on one, he pronounced it fixed even before he powered it on. And it always was! When I asked how he knew, he quipped, "No parts left over and nothing rattles when I shake it."
Re: oh no!! by Sophie-Louise on 21 August 2005 4:35am
i know your pain pollyanna! mine just got some virus from the british national party... lord knows how... and everytime i turned it on it swore at me!! i had to wipe my hardrive clean and everything, pain in the bottom it was! but you don't realise how much you actually take these things for granted! i felt deprived not having my lappy! hope yours gets fixed soon!

ugh computers, don't know what to do with them, don't know what to do without them!

sophie xxx
Re: oh no!! by pollyanna199 on 4 September 2005 5:42pm
I want to report the happy news: my beloved little computer is back home!! It has to have the hard drive replaced as well as the screen so it's like a new machine!!
Re: oh no!! by tucsonmike on 5 September 2005 4:25am
Happy for you Pollyanna.

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