Monday, July 7, 2008

Computer Diagnosis~Sad

Well, since I hadn't heard from the computer people, I gave them a call.  They said they called and left a message with someone....maybe they dialed the wrong number.  I didn't get the message.  

Anyway, the mother board is dead.  And on my hard drive they have to replace not only the mother board but the processor and ram.  In other words a full upgrade kit= $299

YIKES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Nothing is backed up.   :(

 

 

20 comments:

swmpgrly said...

oh nooooo

domsmom27 said...

Uh-oh!!!!!Hope you backed up your stuff.  I know I don't...even tho I have one of those stick thingies, I never used it.  When will I learn????        Marlene

lv2trnscrb said...

oh no!!! I'm sorry to hear that, Linda; did you have pictures on that you won't be able to retrieve? that's my biggest fear with the computer I use; I download my pictures and then delete them from my camera; I got to make a hard copy of the pictures or put them on a CD because if this crashes, so many memories could potentially be gone

sorry to hear your bad news :(

betty

sugarsweet056 said...

I don't back up mine either, I lost everything when the other one crashed in the Spring. And I still didn't learn my lesson!
Good luck!
Hugs,
Sugar

jjdolfin9 said...

I'm so sorry Linda.  What a pain.  Almost better off buying a new one huh?
Hugs, Joyce

robinngabster said...

Yikes is right!  Are you going to have it done?  I'm sorry to hear this...we have 3 computers in the garage that are all dead.  :(  

monicasmemoirs said...

Oh that has to hurt that nothing was backed up!  Ouch.

Before you spend any money, I have a computer here you might want to try out.  I don't have a monitor or keyboard for it.  If your interested let me know.  It's yours free if you want to try it out.

Monica

rbrown6172 said...

so sorry.  :(
gina

justplainbill said...

Linda, bad for you break. Do ask them if there is any way they/you can possibly retrieve some or all of the files on the drive. I have seen and heard of that being done in other cases.

We all know the value of backing up but most of rarely do it. I obtained an 80 megabit stand alone drive a couple of years ago for less than $100 and do back up everything ever month or six weeks, Of course, soon I have to replace the unit since I am pusing the 80 MB limit.

Good luck with whatever you decide. I would look around for a new Dell desktop without a monitor, I have seen them advertised in the Philly area for less than $400. It seems to have everything that I would require. Bill

carouselqueen70 said...

I am so sorry about you computer crisis. Computers can be such a pain. They can hokd your whole life inside them and when they go there everything goes. Pictures of family and everything. I hope they can retrieve some of your files...hugs, Christine

dbdacoba said...

Yikes, indeed.

beckerb6 said...

I am so sorry.
Barbara

mariealicejoan said...

awww...that's so sad Linda.  We had that happen to us once as well.  Now we back up everything.  Better safe than sorry.  (((hugs)))
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

blackcat020938 said...

Aww.. sorry to hear about your computer having more problems than what you were orignally thinking.

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry it's bad news Linda. Computers are so expensive to fix, mine has cost me around $800 this year! It'll go out the window next time! Jeannette xx  

sangrialel said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this news!  I had it happen to me one time and was so upset that I lost all my pictures.  I back them up now!  Linda

wwfbison said...

Sorry to hear this grim news about your computer.  The same things just happened to ours a few months ago and I ended up getting a new one....I didn't have anything backed up either.  Lesson learned, I bought an external hard drive and have everything backed up now.  
Lisa

browney44 said...

Over a month ago my hubby's laptop it the floor and we've been trying to get Office Depot and Toshiba to get it fixed.  We bought the 3 year extended warranty the day we paid that huge bill.  3 days later the computer crashed so Office Depot gave us a new one but for some reason they canceled the extended warranty.  So a year later the computer is damaged and we want service.  Cancel extended warranty BUT THEY KEPT THE MONEY!!  

Office Depot and Toshiba dropped the ball and both promise to call make this right but we're into the second month without our laptop!

I am on my old Dell computer that has never crashed :::knock on wood:::  the best $999 dollars I've ever spent.  Never will I own an HP or Toshiba again!

debbie

mleppard06 said...

sorry to hear that the computer is worse than you thought, i hope it all gets sorted quick for you. Reminds me that i really should back up again!! take care {{mrs t}} xx

fasttrack58 said...

Oh no, poor computer...
I have been having computer the last two days, I seem to have sorted them out for the moment...
Linda :)