Probably a brief hiatus coming

It is a little less than two years old but my laptop has really taken a beating. To begin with I didn’t realize how delicate they were, and kind of threw it around a bit. Also my five-year-old nephew pushed it off my bed, twice, a few weeks ago.

Anyway, now when I plug it in, more often than not the computer doesn’t charge and I have to keep jiggling with the plug until finally it starts charging. Then I don’t dare move the computer at all because it’s likely to stop charging if I do. This is obviously a serious problem.

So in a little bit I’m taking it to the shop. I am waiting for Michael to come home so he can accompany me. His ever-helpful roommate, F. (of dog attack fame), thinks probably some hardware came loose and the computer will need to be taken apart to be fixed.

This will probably be very expensive. Sigh. But I cannot afford to buy a new computer.

7 thoughts on “Probably a brief hiatus coming

  1. Kevin April 15, 2011 / 12:30 pm

    I have the same problem with my laptop. What I do to fix the charge is wrap the cord around the box shaped adapter twice, so there isn’t much slack from the box to where you plug it in to your laptop. Give it a try.

  2. Katja April 15, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    We’ve had the same thing happen – if the hardware in the computer is out of place, that would probably be expensive. However, in our experience, we’ve had the pin on the cord be the part that got damaged, and we’ve managed to get replacements for about $25.

  3. Anne April 15, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    I agree ! I have had the exact same problem with my laptop. Order a new cord thru Amazon — even with overnight shipping, it’ll be less than half the cost of buying it in a store, less than $25 for sure, and I bet it will solve your problem.

    • Meaghan April 15, 2011 / 8:08 pm

      I showed it to the people at the shop and the guy examined the socket and said, “Yeah, it’s broken.” So, not the cord. I wish it had been. It’s going to cost over $100.

  4. Kat April 15, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Regardless, shit happens. See you back when it is fixed. Take care!

    • Meaghan April 15, 2011 / 8:08 pm

      I will borrow others’ computers for a time.

  5. Justin April 15, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    If you are a college student, could you get one and use it as a tax write off?

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