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*sigh*

So this morning, I started up my computer like I do every day. And there was this *very* strange noise - like something had gotten caught in one of the fans (I have three in my computer tower). So, after doing a quick check of my emails and fast exchange of "good morning"s with my business partner, I thought it might be a good idea to re-start the computer.

Only...

It didn't.

I tried everything. Re-starting several times. Taking it completely offline - power-wise and internet-wise - and re-starting it. Using a boot-disc. Jiggling everything that I could jiggle.

Nothing.

Insert cries of despair and ripping out of hair here...

Finally, I took it to the shop and said "fix it, now!". The technician there mumbled something about not getting it done because of all the diagnostics and what ifs... I said, less talk, more doing. He went and did. ^^

Then I went back home, feeling like I'd had something amputated... *sigh* Just goes to show how dependent I've gotten on having my computer available all the time. Especially since my laptop's in Australia with my daughter... *big sigh*

At loose ends at home, I vacuumed and mopped the kitchen and the dining room, vacuumed the hallway, vacuumed, cleaned and mopped the bathroom and started on the living-room. Then the call from the shop: it's 'only' a loose connection and the fan of the graphic card - which doesn't need replacing if I don't mind the noise. Putting in a second hard disc so that I can do more back-ups, just in case...

I was never happier to pick up my big blue computer from the shop than today. Even if it *did* cost as much as I'd budgeted for food for the next two weeks... >.> Oh well... better to have my sweety back than not be able to work.

Now to do that data backup that I'd intended when I started the computer this morning... >.>

Comments

merith
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Good deal on it being something easy to fix!

And, good thing this didn't happen to you/rs!
ravensilver
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank the Gods, yes! I was already trying to figure out how to finance a new computer... *wipes sweat off brow*

Oh! Wow! Yes! That would have been just so frightening!

Though... I *have* had my computer go up in smoke a few years back - it was the power adapter that had gotten overheated. Which is why I now have *three* fans inside my computer... ^__^;

*HUGS*
merith
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine?? Especially like what the guy said - if it had been in his lap - OUCH!

I've had monitors burn out and explode (in a small way). But, I've never had the actual CPU do anything like that before. Definitely not a laptop.
ravensilver
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
I think certain parts of his anatomy would *not* have appreciated that! >.> *shudders*

Monitors, never. But the power adapter, yes. That was a really wierd experience. To suddenly have smoke coming up from underneath your desk... *very* shocking!

Well, you're never *totally* safe from something like this... it's just the way it is with electrical things... >.>

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