As luck would have it, tonight the graphics card on my laptop decided it was a good day to stop working. I’ve managed to grab an older laptop I have laying around and am trying my best to get it up to speed. Getting up to speed is requiring a lot of updating given this laptop has seen little use the last 2+ years. I’m doing my best, but I may not be online as much as usual the next couple of days.
It’s amazing how many things you take for granted. Browser bookmarks, lapsed anti-virus, spyware protection, firewall, email accounts that need to be set up. It really has been a few years since this computer has seen use. So many tools I use daily that will need to be installed.
The good news is the laptop with the failed graphics card is still under warranty and I have a new motherboard on it its way. Hopefully sometime late Tuesday the new motherboard will be installed and all will be working again, but if I seem a little scarce for a couple of days you’ll know why.
Feel free to comment with your sympathy and share your own stories of computer failures.
Update: It looks like I’ll be without my primary laptop a few more days than I thought. The option that made the most sense was to send it back to Dell and have them fix and send back. I think the earliest I’ll have it back is Thursday and the latest Monday. I’ll be happy if it gets here before the weekend. I can’t even describe how much I’m not enjoying using the old laptop I’m using at the moment.