Monday, February 6, 2012

Worserer and Worserer


As you probably know, I've had a few issues with my computer. The cord I ordered online came in. Yay! Well, momentary Yay!

I plugged it in, turned it on and waited through the warm up drill. The little power icon showed it happily charging ... for about 2 minutes. Then it showed it running on battery power - which is limited and fading fast. I tried plugging it in again, tried the cord at various angles, ... Nothing. Nada. Zip.

Sadly, I trudged up to the store and talked to the techie guy, who said, "Hmmm." Never good. He's assuming there's something wrong inside the computer - but one of the joys of living in small city Northern Ontario is that there are no local techie people for these companies. So, the laptop has been packaged up and sent on its merry way. Hopefully the guys in Techie Land are kind and quick. The laptop is still under the extended warranty, so that's a plus, but it could be a month before it finds its way back to me. *sigh*

I'm on a borrowed computer for a couple of hours, so I'll try to visit some of your blogs, but I'm afraid I'm down and out for a while yet.

Keep track of all your good news to let me know when I come back!

56 comments:

  1. That sucks! I don't know what I'd do without my computer...I say this, and I guarantee something happens. :\
    See you soon!

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  2. What did we use to do before computers?
    Anyway, good luck Jemi, I know how annoying it can be.

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  3. You poor thing, I'm sorry this happened. Hope you get it back soon--fixed and ready to go.

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  4. Hope your power problem gets sorted out soon. Must be agony for you.

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  5. Good luck resolving your tech issues!! Hope to see you back soon!! Take care
    x

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  6. Your laptop doesn't like you - and that's just wrong.

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  7. Sorry to hear this, Jemi. By any chance is your laptop an HP? My husband had the worst time with his battery and with the machine overheating. I hope the warranty comes to the rescue!

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  8. Hope it gets fixed! Nothing worse than comp problems in this day and age! LOL

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  9. computer problems are the WORST. I actually had so much trouble w/a computer once, the Mfr. just gave me my money back. LOL! Yes. They did. :p

    Here's hoping this is the fix for you~

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  10. ugh! sorry about the troubles. My mom's power cord for her old dell starting humming so loud the other day she thought it was the refrigerator. o_O

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  11. Oh no! Poor Jemi. *hugs*
    May it be quickly returned in perfect working condition.

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  12. Julie - it really does suck! Here's hoping we didn't just jinx yours!!

    Agnes - thanks! It really is amazing how reliant we've become!

    Catherine - thanks - I hope it's not toooooo long!

    JL - agony is a perfect way to describe it :)

    Old kitty - thanks! It's been so frustrating!!

    Alex - I think so too! I've always been very kind too it! As long as it doesn't. Mind long hours! :)

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  13. Laurel - yes, it is anHP! It does get really hot too! I'll be remembering that when it's time to buy a new one!

    Jessica - I know! Even ten years ago, it might not have seemed this bad - but it's so hard to be without!!

    Leigh - wow! I've never heard of that happening to anyone before! Wild :)

    Kristen -wow! That's loud! I hope she managed to get it fixed!!

    Lola - thanks! It can't be soon enough! :)

    Catherine - yes! I bought an external hard drive a while back - thankfully!!

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  14. I had plugs go bad in my laptop before. No fun. Hope it gets back to you soon.

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  15. I hope it gets fixed soon! I might seriously have a mental break down without my laptop.

    Like, I think sedation and a trip to "that" ward in the hospital might be warranted.

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  16. That is definitely lame. I hope it gets fixed and you have a shiny new computer ASAP!

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  17. Yikes, never a good thing to lose a computer to sickness. I wouldn't have a clue what to do if my computer got sick except to hand it over to my hubby who works magic on it and, tada, it's fixed.

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  18. I think you have a computer curse. Better chant with herbs or something.

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  19. (Major Hugs) I would be all antsy and OCD by now. Here's to hoping they fix your baby quickly and get it returned to you ASAP. (Hugs)Indigo

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  20. That SUCKS! One reason why I bought an iPad is so I would have a backup device in case my computer suddenly went belly-up. *knocking on wood* :)

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  21. I hope they send it back to you soon!

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  22. Hey Jemi,
    I'm very sorry to hear about your problems with the dreaded beast that is a computer. Hope you get it sorted soon.
    And never, ever worry about visiting or commenting on, my shy, humble and unassuming blog. No, don't worry about visiting the Canadian dude living in England and telling the folks in England how awesome Canada is eh :)
    And even Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, loved and adored by billions, wishes you the very best and a bit of happy writing.
    In kindness, Gary and co-starring Penny :)

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  23. Susan - thanks. I hope it's back soon too! :)

    Dianne - I hope it doesn't come to that! Although it wouldn't doubt it!

    Stephanie from your words to the techies gods' ears!!

    Lynda - maybe I should borrow your hubby's! Mine can fix anything in the house ... Except comPuters!

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  24. Leslie - now THAT'S something I haven't tried yet. Hmm... I wonder which herbs would be best :)

    Indigo - thanks! I need those hugs! I'm definitely going a little squirrley!

    DL - I wish I could justify the expense! I'd love to have an iPad!!!

    Golden Eagle - thanks! Me too!!

    Gary & Penny - thanks so much! I hope all is well with you both across the pond! I'll pop by and visit when I can!

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  25. You poor thing! I feel like I've lost my right arm when my computer is down. Not fair to a writer. Big, sympathetic hugs!

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  26. Thanks Jackee - the hugs are desperately needed! Writers should always get theirs fixed first!! :)

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  27. Good luck getting it fixed. We get so used to our computers, I don't know what we'd do without them!

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  28. Beth - it is kind of crazy! I feel so retro writing with a pen & paper! :)

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  29. Sorry about your pc. Hope it gets sorted out soon.

    Yvonne.

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  30. Here's hoping it all gets fixed very soon :)

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  31. Jeremy - thanks - me too!

    Yvonne - thank you! I'm hoping it won't be long :)

    Karen - thanks! I'm hoping it will be sooner than expected!

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  32. Argh! There's very little that's worse for a writer than computer issues. I hope it's resolved soon. :)

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  33. Shannon - I hope so too! Maybe all these well wishes will make it Repair Land and speed up the process!

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  34. Oh no - I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope you're up and running again soon!

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  35. Computer trouble is the pits!!! I've had my share and I empathize with what your going through. Hang in there. It will get better.

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  36. Susan - thanks - it's so frustrating trying to keep up on an iPod! But at least I have it :)

    Kathi - I sure hope so! It's only been a week & I feel like it's been months!

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  37. How horrible, Jemi. We're so attached to staying connected these days. I don't know how I'd handle this. I hope Technie Land is kind and quick for you.

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  38. Medeia - thanks! I think I'm coping ok so far - but it's only a week so far. I'll be out of mind pretty soon!

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  39. Ack! I go nuts when my computer is down. It's pathetic really. You have my deepest sympathy!

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  40. What a hassle! What did people do before computers? I remember, but I kind of like these computer days. Hope you're back together with your own computer soon.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
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  41. Danette - thanks! It's ridiculously hard to handle! I'm hoping it won't be too long!

    Lee - thanks! Me too - it really is amazing how attached we've become to them!

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  42. I've had such computer woes in the past. Once I ordered a desktop computer, and it didn't work! Had to ship the whole thing back. I prefer to buy directly from a store, which I did this last time. I do hope you get your computer back soon, and that the whole process turns out to have been "kind." !!!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  43. Ann - that is awful! I can't imagine having a new pc not work! We live in a small city & none of the stores do repairs of this magnitude locally. They all send them away sigh

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  44. Ack! I hope the Tech Gods smile on you and all is well soon. :)

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  45. Susan - thanks! I'm really hoping they're kind and quick!! :)

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  46. Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Computers can make our lives so easy but if they break down... boy is it tough! Hope it's all mended soon.

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  47. Thanks Rosalind! Me too :)

    We've become so reliant on social media communication, it's hard to go without!

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  48. Jemi, how frustrating. I hope this is resolved soon. No big news here. But I still miss you! ; )

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  49. Theresa - thanks! I miss you as well. It's impossible for me to blog hop/check on my iPod - way too hard! I hope to hear about all kinds of news when I come back! :)

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  50. oh, dear, aren't you a sad little donkey :(( I think an angel loses its wings every time someone's computer breaks :(

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  51. Dez - I really am! It's so frustrating to not be connected!

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  52. Oh no, Jemi! I feel for you - so annoying when these things happen. I hope it gets sorted soon!

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  53. Talli - thanks- me too! I'm really missing all my blog buddies!

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  54. Hope your computer is all better by now, girl!

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