RIP Computer

My laptop fried today. Literally. The battery had been refusing to hold a charge these past few days, and the plug was loose inside its socket, and I was trying to tape it into place because the computer wouldn’t work otherwise — there was 0% battery, and the plug kept coming undone if you so much as breathed on it, and then the computer would turn off. I went away to get more tape and came back and the computer had turned off again and there was a puff of blue smoke (or, perhaps, the soul, going up to Computer Heaven).

I took it to Best Buy and they said the motherboard was dead but the hard drive was okay. The computer was almost three years old — I got it in late May 2009, just before my ill-fated trip to Washington DC — and I figure it just died of old age. I got a new laptop. Michael will help me transfer stuff off my old hard drive tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “RIP Computer

  1. marycarney May 11, 2012 / 3:50 pm

    Rest in Electronic Peace Noble Warrior! (Mine died two months ago – thank goodness for Dropbox- because I might have lost my recently completed master’s thesis.)

  2. Melissa May 12, 2012 / 9:00 am

    “Computer Heaven”. Lol

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