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05 March 2006 @ 12:05 am
Oh, for...  
Three days. THREE DAYS.

New computer's screen is dead. I spent an hour with tech support trying to determine what was wrong. In the end he told me to reseat and/or switch my RAM, then we hung up. Rob got to the memory, swapped their places, but no luck. We took it to Best Buy to let them check it out-- they said yep, screen card is screwy. So now I have to call tech support BACK, explain again and again that nothing I can do will fix the problem, and once they finally get it, they'll have me send the computer back.


I'm leaving on Thursday to go to DC for a friend's baby shower. I'll be on infrequently until then, and even more infrequently from then until I come back on the next Tuesday. If you're in DC and want to see me, say so, and we'll try to work something out.

Maybe by the time I come home, I'll have a computer again. I HAD A COMPUTER FOR THREE DAYS!
High-velocity pie of death: spideyfistynixieq on March 4th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
oh, phooey. sounds like you're pretty much gonna be in DC while i'm in Florida. how ironic is that? like rain on your wedding day, or good advice that you just didn't take... *ducking*

no, seriously, am i reading correctly that you're only up here thursday through tuesday, or was there another week in there? if the latter, i'd LOVE to see you. if the former, well, sorry we'll just miss each other. >:(

also sorry about the computer. hell and damnation!
Elletheletterelle on March 4th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm there the 9th through 14th. Argh!!

And I like that song. :p :) I think it was the video; it reminded me of driving down Rt. 2 from Boston with snow all around me, and gray skies promising more, and icy icy air coupled with the blast from the heater, and just being in college and being very happy.
Maureen Lycaonmaureenlycaon on March 5th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
Three damn days is unacceptable. And yeah, sounds like it's definitely the graphics card. I've got a spare 64Mb ATI one from a few years back, if worst comes to worst and if it will be compatible with your beast. Since you don't (as far as I know) game much or use your PC to watch DVDs, you'll probably find it adequate.

If I were you, I might demand a full refund and go buy a computer at PCClub, but that's just me.
Mary Lewys: Hansonmlewys on March 5th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
I was beginning to think that you'd gotten lost on the way back.

*sighs* Okay, may I hate your computers yet? I hate them.

Is Rob going with you?
Spam: Deathmadbodger on March 5th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, you didn't get a Mac. D'oh!

Hey, if you wanna have dinner or something while you're in DC, let me know. fizzygeek would like to see you too, modulo her work schedule.