I have no idea what is going on in my place but earlier this week Princess got the black screen of death on her computer.
Having just seen it myself, I knew exactly what it was.
Sad thing is that her computer isn’t still under warranty like mine is. 😦
I brought her computer into work so the fella in my IT department could confirm what I believed.
So now, my child has no computer.
My debate is should I get her a replacement desktop or get her a laptop? Either will be refurbished and cheap.
Why I would go for a desktop:
- Usually cheaper
- We have all the accessories
Why I would go for a laptop:
- I can finally get rid of her old tube (big) monitor
- She starts high school in September, might make life easier for her
I always thought that once the kids’ desktops die, I would replace them with laptops, now that it has happened I’m not so sure.
Any thoughts either way?
Yesterday I had this great post in my head. When I got a minute to sit, I turned on my computer and was about to log into this blog and then I heard it.
At the time I did not know what it meant but it didn’t sound good.
I logged off my computer and went to restart it and I got a black screen and a request to load a disk …
This I now know is the black screen of hard drive death.
While I hadn’t experienced it myself I was only aware of the blue screen of death. I had no clue that there are screens of any other colours.
A quick call to a techie friend and I was brought up to speed.
I. AM. NOT. IMPRESSED.
I bought this computer brand new in August!?! I still have my old laptop that I bought 6-7 years ago refurbished and it still works. It’s slow but functioning.
I had to do a search for the bill, but I found it. Took my laptop and the bill to Future Shop only to be told by the service guy that he will send it out to Toshiba.
I can do that myself. WTFrench fries!?!
My first call to Toshiba was not fruitful as I did not have the laptop in my hand. But the person on the other end did tell me where I could take it. Turns out there are 2 places close by.
After a quick walk to the car, I called back Toshiba to get the necessary paperwork and a recommendation that I take it to the official service depot not one of the authorized dealers.
So tomorrow before I go to work I will drop off my laptop. The estimated time to fix is between 7-10 business days. 😦
No this is not the end of the world as both Princess and Diva have their own computers so I can easily get online. It is however an annoying inconvenience.
Ahhh first world problems!!! 😉