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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.


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.


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... >.>


Oct. 15th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Puh, noch mal Glück gebat. Da bin ich ja froh für dich ^__^

Apropos rauchende Computer mir ist mal vor ein paar Jahren was ganz Witziges passiert. Ich sitz so am PC und plötzlich riecht es irgendiwe verschmort. Ich schnüffele und schnüffele und denke schon oh gott, gleich implodiert dein Rechner! Schnell alles ausgemacht, der Geruch wird trotzdem intensiver. Am Ende hat sich rausgestellt das an der Deckenlampe ein Kabel angeschmort war ^^ Man vermutet halt immer gleich das Schmlimmste.
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Blah...und ich kann offensichtlich nicht mehr tippen, ignoriere einfach die ganzen Rechtschreibfehler, ist schon spät ^^
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)

Ich habe gerade überlegt, warum *Du* noch wach und online bist! *ggg*

Bin nämlich selber gerade schon auf dem Weg in's Bett, weil ich auch nicht mehr tippen kann. Und ausserdem sollte ich mal *vor* 1 Uhr Nachts ins Bett kommen. *seufz*

Bei mir war's damals 'nur' das Netzteil... aber geraucht und gestunken hat's auch. Heute früh, das war eigentlich schlimmer. Wenn *gar* nix mehr geht, und sich der Rechner nicht mal mehr hochfährt, dann kommen einem schon die allerschlimmsten Gedanken. Den Göttern sei's gepriesen und getrommelt, dass es dann doch nicht *ganz* so schlimm war... ^^

*Schweiss von Stirn wisch*


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