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The excitement continues.
Spoke with Windstream's tech support (HELLOOOOOOO DELHI ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!!!), who sent me to HP's tech support. HP will fix the problem for free if I send them my computer. I am reluctant to do this for the obvious not having a goddamn computer while they fix it reason, as well as the it took you fuckers three weeks just to send me the thing in the first place reason, the I don't trust you reason, and the I really hate you reason.

"You have nothing to lose now," says Sharon. "Crack that fucker open."

I chatted online with a Geek Squad guy named Travis, who said they can do it for $60, and probably much less. This means putting the fucker in my car and schlepping it over to Best Buy, which doesn't appeal in much the same way that putting a cat in the car and taking it to the vet doesn't appeal. But it's cheaper than my pshrink and they can actually produce concrete results.

So I think I'll pop the case off when I get home and see if I can do it. If not, hey, it'll already be unplugged, and can go for a ride in the car-car to a nice farm where it can chase rabbits all day.

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tikistitch From: tikistitch Date: June 19th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (linkage)
and can go for a ride in the car-car to a nice farm where it can chase rabbits all day.

There isn't really a farm! THERE WAS NEVER A FARM!!
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC) (linkage)
*cries*
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: June 19th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I think I speak for all of us who have you on our flists when I say that we are strongly opposed to any plans that involve you not having a computer for three weeks. Where would I go for entertainment? Won't someone think of the children?!

When you get to Best Buy, double-check how much they'll charge to get it out, then compare it to the price of buying a new DVD drive. It might be cheaper to just swap it out. Then you can experiment with fixing it, and maybe you'll end up with two working drives or maybe just one working one and one broken one, but either way it will have been cheap and educational.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 20th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah, Sharon said the same thing. I figured the worst possible outcome would be a seperate drive and a little rectangle cable (technical term).

But! It all worked out.
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