Life and other things

Laptops and other things!

Well none of you might have missed me,but am missing you all!

The thing is that my lap top,(Fijitsu-Siemen,four years old), started not charging or even working with the power connected. The suspicion was that the battery was faulty,. When you start looking for things then you realised that what a mine full of choices are available.There was one reasonable priced one available for the model, so I quickly placed an order, only to be meet with a stony silence! No acknowledgement of payment or any information about delivery!

After waiting for two days I cancelled the order(thank goodness for paypal),and went to the manufactures,they delivered the next day, but at double the price to what i was getting elsewhere.

I joyfully connected the laptop and waited for it to charge. about two days later to find that it is not charged at all. The World of the PCs as they are called,they prodded and inverted the machine, scratched their heads and told me that the port which connects the lead is in need of replacement and it will £230, as the standard charge for any repair. Hmm I thought, not long ago their standard fees was £65 for having a look and minor repairs,so the inflation must have leapt ahead,while I errr idled in my little world.

Looking in the yellow pages and ringing around I was quoted from £140 to £95,they were all going to send it away to be repaired and were not sure how long it will be.Ho Hum.

And then I found a little shop which claim to do their own repairs,and after rushing their at the double was told that it will be £45 to replace the port,it will take about two to three days ,but they do not work over the weekend so I have to come back on Monday. Well one has to be grateful for small mercies!

So there you have it, am missing you all and my laptop,I sneak in on this desk top when it is free,which it is not often as my husband is using it all the time, I can not even say what do you do on it all the time,as am as guilty!

So there you have it, am hoping the technical wizards among you will give me some wise advise, others will commiserate with me as to why is it so hard and variable in price it is to have anything repaired in this country, and what it is like in other places, and a few words of sympathy will not go amiss either.

I know that when there are important blogs like the ones by M Hemmet are around,which promise to change the world,some of you might not even read this trivia.

Anyway i will look in again later in the day to see.

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