Monday, 15 August 2011

Other: Downtime

Hey guys!

Thanks for the supporting comments on my Lollapalooza recap, I really appreciate the replies. Sadly, not all that glitters is gold, as some bad news appeared in my life, although temporary. My normal computer (a three year old HP HDX16 laptop for you techies) experienced a case of death a few days after arriving back home.

Luckily, I bought a 3 year warranty on the machine, and it thankfully slipped in just before the expiry date. The catch is that I have a two week period where I am stranded without computer (I am posting this from a bud's computer), and therefore am forced to put a temporary hiatus on the whole What Goes On project.

For those who actually care about the whole computer repair progress, I believe my issue was the hardware wiring just giving in due to extended use. As a computer science guy, I tend to push my machine, and just from overuse, I think I really pushed it to its death. Now, according to the company,  they will look at it, figure out the issue, and send in for the parts to fix it. If the parts end up not fixing it, or they find that no parts would solve the issue, they'll give my in store credit for the cost of purchase towards a new computer. Either way, they say I will lose my saved data (/sigh) so I'm actually hoping they can't fix the beast, as it would mean I could get a totally new and incredibly better computer essentially for free.

I can only hope.

14 comments:

  1. Dont worry man, we'll be here when you come back :)

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  2. It's a good job it broke just before the warranty went out. I've heard stories things are made to break just after. Anyway, don't worry about us, we'll still be waiting when you get back :)

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  3. Warranties is a god send. Our local stores even extends the warranty if you ship it in for repairs.

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  4. Sucks to be without a computer i know. Good thing about the warranty though, usually computers have a habit of dying just after it runs out not before.

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  5. Well, in that case, hope they cant fix your computer! :P

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  6. I hate it when I lose my data! The day I got a job where I was allowed to telecommute, my pc died and I hat to wait a few weeks to get a new one because my warranty had expired, you're lucky you got in just in time!

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  7. That sucks about loosing your data!! I bet you will remember to back it up externally now huh? LOL. I lost 4 laptops in 3 years, loosing all the data on each one each time, so I feel your pain and raise you 3! Good luck getting it fixed.

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  8. I hope they honor the 3 yr warranty

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  9. A free computer is always a good thing. =)

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