Monday, October 05, 2009
I *heart* Geeks!
Cute Geek came over today & unfortunately the attempt to replace the Graphics Card did NOT solve my computer issue, however Cute Geek WAS able to access & backup all of my data which made me a super duper happy gal.
As for my computer, it's likely the Motherboard<--I think that is such a funny name...anyway... I had backed up my pictures fairly recently, but was unsure about my documents and had NEVER backed up my email (gasp!). I'm thankful for my 2nd chance!! Now the plan is to ship my PC back to HP (on their dime) where they will give it a full makeover & it will be shipped back to me within about 9 days. The bad part is all my data will be gone so I'll have to re-install all that crap, but heck, it'll be like getting a brand new computer. That's kind of awesome. This is all FREE for me thanks to having a mere 13 days left on my warranty. Whew!!! The backup set me back $93 though, which sort of irks me since technically it's HP's fault.
It also turns out that these Slimline computers have been somewhat notorious for faulty motherboards (hee) and so well, that sucks. Let's hope I get AT LEAST another year out of it. Did I mention I just mailed the last payment for it 2 weeks ago? Sucks! While HP has been very responsive in this process, I will only get 90 days of warranty on whatever is replaced/repaired and I think that stinks. That's like HP is saying their computers are only manufactured to last 15 months, at which point if something goes wrong, they claim no responsibility. I'm sorry, but if I fork over $800-$1000 for a computer, I certainly expect to get more than 15 months out of it.
I'm running out of options on computers...I've sworn off Sony (last computer) and I am now swearing off HP...although maybe I should only swear off the Slimline version as I've been pretty fortunate with full size HP computers in the past. My laptop is a Dell and so far, so good, but it's only about 6 months old & I don't use it much. I may have to go over to the dark side of Apple in the near future...