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Computer Blues . . . Argh!

young woman having trouble with her computer

I’m off to a slow start today due to computer trouble. Namely it would not charge and was running soooo slow. The main problem is the power cord. It refuses to stay plugged in tight. I bought a new cord but it doesn’t stay tightly plugged in either. Dangit!

Discussed the issue with my computer geek son. He suggested calling Dell, since it’s one of their puters, but he warned they might want me to send the little monster to them for repair. Uh, no! I can’t be without it for days or probably weeks.

As an alternative, he suggested using some sort of clip to hold the cord in place, might have to try that. He also explained why the machine was running so slow: it was in battery saving mode. I should have known that, right? The truth is I just want the darn computer to run and not give me headaches – like a car.

Anyway, I finally got the power cord to stay put by running it under the computer to keep it from being pulled loose. My baby is all powered up again. Nice to be connected to the world again!


NOTE: I might still call Dell to complain.

Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

4 comments on “Computer Blues . . . Argh!

  1. Computers can be the pits! Mine is a temperamental, fragile flower, who frequently has meltdowns if she isn’t treated like a queen. I hope your problems are getting resolved, Lyn.

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    • You are so right, Diana. My little darling is running okay today but when I boot up it still gives me a weird message about not recognizing the power source (something like that.) Sigh.

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  2. Frank Kelso

    I know what you mean. Mine keeps telling me, “Incompatible charger. Use Charger supplier with unit.” I would if I could find it. Duh!

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    • I managed to get my computer fully charged with the original charger, yet am still getting the same message every time I turn it on. Crazy thing! Thanks for stopping by, Frank.


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