My luck with computers sucks! In late 2008, I had this feeling that something was wrong with my computer; it just seemed wrong. Hubby kept saying it was fine, and we could wait to “fix” whatever it was until tax time (Feb 2009). Sadly, he was wrong, and it wasn’t fine; it died in late November 20008 – just died, completely fried. (I don’t think the graham crackers Seamus put in it helped matters much.) It sucked, but luckily the hard drive was still good (mother board and power supply went), so we didn’t lose anything.
Fast forward to the end of January 2010, and we buy me a new computer. (Yeah, DH and I “fought” over his desktop like a bunch of kids after school for over a year. lol.) We stupidly went with HP even though we knew better. We knew they had issues with their power cords breaking and such. We got one of the newest models out at the time and paid just over $800 after taxes for it. It did pretty well until around November 2010, then the battery started having issues, and I’d have to keep it plugged in all the time or it would die. Then we had to pawn it for a month in early January 2011 due to having to pay off a lawsuit from old medical bills. We got the computer back early this month, and it “seemed” to be ok. But it didn’t last long.
The warranty went up on January 29th, 2011, and exactly 2 weeks later the hard drive completely failed and died out of nowhere. We had no warning, and I had a 500gb hard drive more then half full with digital scrapbooking stuff and pictures. Luckily, most of my pictures were uploaded to Facebook or Photobucket, so I didn’t lose too many. Most of the pictures I lost were from the last 2 months, which sucks, but at least it wasn’t all of Kieran’s first birthday pictures (most but not all are gone). (more…)