Oh no... Not the...COMPUTER!!!

Wah!

I turned my computer on this morning, did a quick search on Google, went and did some other stuff - as you do - came back, browsed Facebook and mid-sentence to the Grumpy Old Man my screen went black!

I tried to turn the computer back on and heard the first click-pop sounds, but no friendly tone saying it was initialzing. I checked the power cord, it was all plugged in properly and working. I took the computer to the kitchen and plugged it in there, but still nothing...

I started to hyperventilate...

I fumbled through the box of receipts to check if I had bought an extended warranty for it when I got it brand new just 17 months ago, but couldn't tell from the receipt.

I rang JB Hi-Fi to see what they had to say. They said to contact the Apple Store online and book into the Genius bar... Online? Well, yeah, but my computer is dead! No, I can't read the screen on my mobile... Sure, I could use my iPad - if I was prepared to wrestle it from he who must be obeyed if you want to keep you face in one piece my four year old.

I rang off and pried the iPad from my shrieking off-spring (yeah, sure, judge my parenting if you will, he was working on an astro-physics equation if you must know), I made an appointment with the Genius Bar just in case, then rang the apple store and navigated my way through the menu until I finally stumbled up a human. He was very nice and confirmed I am indeed under an extended warranty *WOOT!* and also eligible for home service. Further discussion revealed that the home visit might not happen for a few days, so in the end I've decided to go the Genius Bar in the morning.

I cannot believe my luck with computers, though...

This is the fourth computer to die in the past 3-ish years! I had three die in 18 months (during my second Masters degree) from various virus, trojans and the like. That is why I invested DA BOM! in this iMac and now it has died as well! This time I'm pretty sure it's a mechanical fault, though.

Actually, I don't really care what it is, I just want my computer back!!!





Bless, bless Sif xxx

Comments

Blundermum said…
Take a deep breath...it will all be okay. Provided it isn't contagious, in which case I will throw you under the train to save my own computer. Luckily the apple guys will fix you right up, or sell you a new one :)
Sif Dal said…
They fixed me right up! Took a couple of days longer than they initially told me (during which time I took the opportunity to acquaint myself with breathing into a paper bag), but here I sit in front of my lovely (who has a clean screen for once!)...