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Mel's computer. #165579
March 16th, 2007 at 05:38 PM
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Well she just called me and her computer took a dump. Her monitor isn't working and she hooked up another one and it isn't working either so it's probably the hard drive. She has someone coming to look at it and she's hoping it will be fixed within the next few days.

She just wanted me to let you all know so you didn't think she just disappeared!

Crossing my fingers for you Mel that it isn't expensive and it can be fixed! kissies

She's gonna go nutz without her computer, like we all probably would. laugh

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Thanks Loz for the update!!!

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oh poo, poor Mel. Hope it is cheap to fix it too. Glad she called ya' though, we would worry!


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March 16th, 2007 at 05:46 PM
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Glad she let you know, cause I would have been missing her!!! Hope it's fixed soon!

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March 16th, 2007 at 06:01 PM
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Thanks for letting us know loz! I sure hope she gets it fixed soon!

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March 16th, 2007 at 07:55 PM
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kissies to Mel- I wouldn't last a day without mine! shocked

Hope you are back to posting soon! thumbup

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March 16th, 2007 at 10:34 PM
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Hope she's back on line SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

Not havin' a computer would s#ck big time here!!


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thanks for letting us know loz kissies
i hope she gets it fixed! and soon!


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March 17th, 2007 at 01:58 AM
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Oh that is not good. Hopefully it will get fixed fast!!! Thanks for letting us know Loz.


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March 17th, 2007 at 01:59 AM
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I would go absolutely crazy...


Mel...please don't go crazy! sca


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March 17th, 2007 at 01:34 PM
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quick! Run to the library & use theirs!

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I suggested that to her on the phone! laugh

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March 17th, 2007 at 03:18 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="COMIC SANS MS, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="3" face="COMIC SANS MS, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by afgreyparrot:
<strong> I would go absolutely crazy...


Mel...please don't go crazy! Duh So , I'm looking.......

The good news is that all my info is still in the hardrive and he suggested getting a USB kit which I can hook up to the new computer and it will be like having an external hardrive with all my info on it and I can go back and forth between the two hardrives and have extra storage space. Does that make sense? I think I get it.....

Bottom line, I need to start looking for a new computer, but I still have my own monitor so either just the tower or the whole package????? Not sure, I gotta look around.....

Thanks for thinking of me and feeling my pain! kissies


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March 17th, 2007 at 06:18 PM
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wow mel, hope ya get another puter soon, at least you can use your daughters to check in now and then till you get a new one,


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At least your webkinz can't die while you're gone! laugh p laugh

I was hoping it would be a little fix....not a whole new computer, that's bad. eek

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oh man. that stinks. mother board , when momma ain't happy... we all go crazy! kissies hurry home!

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March 17th, 2007 at 07:31 PM
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Mel,
Question?

Who are you sending the motherboard to,
to get fixed?
Out of curiousity?

And also, why ? to this question?
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I would also have to repurchase windows
Just curious???? Duh


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March 17th, 2007 at 08:59 PM
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It's normally cheaper to just replace the motherboard. It sounds to me like the person fixing your computer just wants to charge you a bunch of money. The only time I have ever seen capacitors leaking is when you have had a voltage surge. This whole story sounds strange to me. (Just because you have a surge protector doesn't mean you safe from surges,)

Also you might not have to buy Windows again, if you are using Win 2000 it is not a problem to reinstall, if you are using Win XP, Microsoft will allow you to reinstall it again, you just have to call them and they tell you what to do.


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March 17th, 2007 at 09:03 PM
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That's exactly what I was kinda thinkin'...

Hubby says to fix a mother board, you have to
send it to the head company that made it,
it's not just an item you can fix at home, even if you know how to fix them...

And also, like Pat said, it's cheaper to buy them new...

He get's all of his stuff from Newegg

And same for what Pat said also, for the window's, you should be able to do it without
rebuying it...


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March 18th, 2007 at 04:04 PM
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Weezie and Pat, I'm sure if my story sounds a little strange then it's the way I described it. I don't know a whole lot about how my computer runs, but the guy I brought it to is a trusted friend and he repairs computers for a living. He is going to show me the bulging capacitors when I pick up the hardrive.

Pat, I'm surprised you haven't heard of this problem, I did a simple google search and found a ton of info and all of it backed up what my guy told me. It is a major widespread problem that many computer manufacterers have not admitted to. If my friend wanted to make a bunch of money off of me , we would be going the repair route instead of buying new. I was mistaken that I would have to buy XP, but actually what he said was that I would have to re-install it and I assumed that meant buying it. After your comments I asked him about it and he explained.

The reason we have decided to go with a new computer is that he knows how much I rely on my computer, communicating with my friends and family and sending the MB out to be repaired will take far too long for me. I am excited too about getting the new Windows OS, Vista.

For now, I've borrowed a friends laptop , which I'm finding a pain to use but I'm grateful for it. I'm having trouble getting used to no mouse.


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March 18th, 2007 at 04:22 PM
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Mel...just hook your old mouse into the USB port on the laptop.


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Re: Mel's computer. #165600
March 18th, 2007 at 04:24 PM
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I was thinking of that , but didn't know if it would work?????? I thought laptops had special mini mouses (mice???) Duh laugh laugh


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March 18th, 2007 at 04:26 PM
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I can't get it to fit in the hole???? Duh

I don't want to force it, it's not my computer.


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March 18th, 2007 at 04:27 PM
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The Vista from what I have heard is a very large headache...
You have to like ask their permission to reinstall things, and if you reinstalled it *say like a monitor* to it, you can only do it once..

(and like you, Mel, I may be repeating this in the wrong words, or non~computer words' I should be, but it's like you have to ask permission
to do things to your own computer..
and if a part fails, you can't just replace it any more on that working system..)

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I don't know a whole lot about how my computer runs, but the guy I brought it to is a trusted friend and he repairs computers for a living.
I know we just wanted to make sure you didn't get taken for,
cause there's alot of un~scrupulous people out there that will take someone *or can cause they have the knowledge and the average "JOE/JANE" doesn't* to the cleaners and back again because they DON"T know a whole lot about computers or how they run or work.. kissies thumbup


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March 18th, 2007 at 04:51 PM
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Thanks Weezie, I have heard good and bad about Vista. It's like anything else in the computer world, some people will like it and some people won't . I've tried other operating systems and I get the most ease and enjoyment using the Windows systems.

I couldn't stand Firefox for a browser, but I understand that other people swear by it and love using it.

Yeah, my computer language is not always (alright rarely) correct , but I know what I like.

Believe me, I appreciate all your advice and will consider everything and weigh it out with everything else I read and hear. Thank you , it can get pretty confusing kissies


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