Wednesday, March 11, 2009


You may have noticed my posts have been retroactive this week. I've been having a bit of laptop trouble for the last week or so.

First our home laptop struggled to recognize when it was connected to outlet. Then on Sunday, the laptop started crackling. CRACKLING!! (Aren't you scared? Aren't you worried about a FIRE HAZARD?!? Well... I was!) I checked the power cord and sure enough, a frayed wire was poking out. (Fire Hazard concern confirmed, Electrocution concern activated!!) The computer was instantly shut down and unplugged.

Thankfully our laptop is only 2 years old and we had bought a 3 year coverage plan. So I brought the cord into Best Buy on Monday and ordered a new power cord; it will take 9-12 business days before it arrives.

The laptop has also been struggling to hold it's battery charge, so I need to bring the computer in for that. (Maybe this weekend?) This time around I will not keep the laptop plugged in 24/7. I have learned that is not good for battery life!

This is the first time I have ever used a service plan I purchased. In all honesty, I'm kind of excited I have it and will be able to use it and the computer will be back in working order. So I suppose all's well that ends well, but still... I was a little freaked.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank God you made it through that traumatic situation. I haven't used the plans that I have purchased often but when I have, I have loved it. I got a whole new air conditioner in my van once. That was really really worth it. Mom