Thursday, May 25, 2006

Computer Woes....cont

I'm probably going to be MIA for a few days...yep....my computer woes are continuing....grrrrr   I came home from work to a "dead as a doornail" monitor.  Now, those of you who are newer readers are not aware that my power supply box blew which in turn killed my motherboard and left me hanging on a limb for a month in February.  I have to say it is my luck with appliances, cars, etc because Megan has the identical E-Machine which is going on 3 years old with no problems.  In fact, I borrowed her monitor tonight to post this.  I really don't want to keep using hers because it's out of warranty.  I don't want anything to happen to it because I'll have to replace it.

Now, we did have a power surge this afternoon but I went to Staples with Becky and bought a super duper power surge protector with it's own circuit in it when I got my computer back before.  It will protect up to God only knows how many amps of a surge.  Megan's monitor was also turned on so I have no idea if that's what caused the problem but the circuit didn't blow on my protector.

They are sending me a new monitor.  I will return the old one when the new one gets here...3 days, not counting Sunday and Memorial Day, so they say.  My power supply box was a nightmare.  Now, I have to say my computer was shipped on a Wednesday and back to me by the following Tuesday.

I will hit as many journals tonight as I can.  Becky is supposed to send a monitor up that she doesn't use.  It was meant for the screaming machine she built for me as a back up but I may confiscate it for the time being.

LOL...look like the house might get a good cleaning this weekend.

I also want to wish a very happy early birthday to dear Lisa Jo Damaged Goods.  According to my birthday alarm, tomorrow is Lisa's big day.  I've been known to be off on these greetings but stop by her journal or send her a big birthday greeting.  HUGS Lisa Jo!!!!!!

I'm off to read journals and put myself on hold, once again, with my PSP group, and then drown myself in tears (j/k) because I'm such a computerholic.

Have a good and safe Memorial Day weekend!

CHRIS

19 comments:

am4039 said...

hope you get your computer fixed asap. You have a great holiday too.

buggieboo1 said...

Chris I hope you can get your pc up and running and staying running! I would die without my PC!

Sharon

lanurseprn said...

WOW good luck with the computer!  My power supply went on mine when it was 3 mos old!  Sheesh!  Luckily, no problems since.  I know what you mean about being a computerholic!  Totally addicted here LOL!
Thanks for the lovely graphic you made me.  I LOVE it!!
Have a good weekend and be safe.
Pamela

tpiez4me said...

I'VE GOTTA HAVE THAT CALGON GRAPHIC!!!!!!!  I so need to find the S S Calgon!  Sorry to hear about your puter problems....I think I shall have to "upgrade" real soon!  UGH....one thing to another and into the fire!
Sharon – http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

jckfrstross said...

oh no what happend to the old one you had for a back up? have a good friday:)

Deb

queenb8261 said...

Sorry abt your computer woes.  See you when you get back on.
Barb

njmom72 said...

So sorry to hear this hun, I know how I feel when I'm having computer problems, I go through internet withdrawal! Hope you can get everything straightened out soon!! :-)

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/TheStrawberryPatch

queeniemart said...

Thank you for the shout out and yes, i was born 38 yrs ago today. damn, i am old.

I hate it that you are having PC problems...i hope those bozo's ship your monitor quick. I will miss you so much!!!!! I have to have my Chris Fix as often as possible. LOVE YOU!!
lisa jo

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Have a safe and happy holiday!
Dianna

xomywayox said...

Darlin it sounds like you just have bad luck with things the require power. Or maybe it's Mocha putting some bad mojo on the machines to steal your time back! That evil kitty...LoL

Have a Great Memorial Weekend!!!!

Brenda

mtrib2 said...

To my knowledge the main source of power surges that damage computers are through the telephone line.    However, the surge protector has plug in's for that too.    I had a power supply go out on my old computer but it was definitely from age.    There was no other damage so I think it must have been a power surge to destroy the motherboard.    That is the limit of my knowledge.    Have a good Memorial Day Holiday sans computer.    mark

dwhee70041 said...

Oh Chris, If it 's not one thing, it's another.... wasn't that Roseanne Roseannadanna?  If you could see how the computer chips were made, you would wonder how they worked at all.  I do.  Best wishes on your new monitor. Happy Memorial day to you.  David

bmorrrick said...

Chris,

Sorry about your computer....so frustrating, huh?  When I was having problems, that was when I realized how "addicted" I'd become with it...ha  Hope you have a great weekend!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

onestrangecat said...

So sorry to hear about your computer problems.
I have a surge protecter but during a storm something still managed to kill my hard drive and my modem.
I hear thunder now so I need to get off the computer really soon.

Love your graphics.

Kathy

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Hope you get ur computer problems fixed soon!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend
Hugss..~Terri~

chat2missie said...

I can't believe your having more computer problems!!  Hopefully you won't have to wait as long for a new monitor like you did your power supply box.  Have a good holiday weekend.
Missie

pennietoonz said...

Oh no,Chris, not more computer problems! Sorry to hear that. Have a great holiday weekend anyhow ....... and guess what? I got our Alive Festival tix today!! :0)
Love ya,
Penny

xxroxymamaxx said...

Awww Chris!  hugs.  Hope you get that monitor worked out soon.  Take some time off and enjoy yourself for the weekend.  Happy Memorial day to ya.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

helloimkara said...

You have my sympathy!!!!  It was terrible for me not being able to get online!!!

Hang in there ;)

Kara