Monday, June 4, 2018

One Crisis At a Time

Earlier in the year, I made a commitment to posting at least two times a week on this blog.  I did very good with that for a while, and it all went down the toilet.  One day my PC was working, and the next it wouldn't boot up.  Like at all.

I do have some computer training, but after doing some basic troubleshooting, I found I was getting impatient and annoyed and I just didn't want to do it anymore.  So I passed my PC on to a PC repair shop and waited.

And waited.

And waited.

I called them and harassed them a bit.

Then I waited some more.

All they kept sating was they were trying different things, parts were being shipped, yadda yadda yadda.

This went on for two months.

Eventually the guy admitted he had no earthly idea what it could possibly be.  He had replaced the motherboard, the connectors, the power supply, everything he could think of, to no avail.  He returned my dead PC back to me (at no charge, lucky for him, because I would have been LIVID if he had charged me) and I got started looking for a new PC repair place who might be able to figure out the problem.  So I found someone in my area who does a pickup service and he took my PC around 7 that night to work on.

The dude calls me the next morning and says he figured out the problem.  It was my graphics card the ENTIRE time.  I wanted to literally slam my head into a wall.

So I just RMA'd my shiny, still relatively new EVGA 1080.  I now await the arrival of the replacement.  Without the graphics card, the PC boots up fine and dandy.  I cannot for the life of me understand how such a simple issue could not be figured out in two months.  I just can't with people sometimes.

So in those two months I've been stuck with my laptop, which cannot play any games made post-2001.  I shit you not, the processor is that bad.  It's a pretty new laptop and I paid for the extra graphics card option, but the processor is just so awful.  I have not been on WoW, I have not been doing pet battles, or doing any work on my website at all.  Typing on the keyboard of the laptop also makes my wrists hurt really bad.

So, my new graphics card will be coming in soon and then I can get back to my regularly scheduled programming.

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