Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Computer Problems...

I have been having a rough week. On Monday evening (@ 7:30pm) I opened my laptop to find a crack in the lower right hand side of my LCD screen, along with vertical lines on the right hand side of the screen and a couple while horizontal lines along the bottom.The kicker is I have no idea how it happened...no, I didn't drop it. Also, it was fine at 5pm when I shut it. After I shut it my husband & I took the kids out to dinner so no one was home. After calling and doing some research....LCD cracks are not covered under Compaq's warranty and the repair cost $400-$600. Which is ridiculous seeing the computer only cost us $500. We had no idea that laptops were this fragile. We have an older Toshiba (7yrs old) and it has been through the ringer and we have no cracked screens there. Anywho...my computer still works and we found a video while searching the hp forums showing you how to replace it. After watching that video, it really looks do-able (as long as you can use a screwdriver). I found the LCD screens on Ebay for @ $70.
On a Happier Note:

I received an e-mail yesterday from PurplePinkandOrange letting me know my lollipops were featured in Scores: $5 and under. THANK YOU!!
While looking through my feedjet on my sidebar this morning I saw that someone came from An Exploration of Creativity. While looking through the blog I found that my Cherry Blossoms Necklace was featured. Thank you so much!!

5 Sweet Comments:

The Barnharts said...

what a bummer! I always think that maybe when we die we will finally find out how all those unexplained things in life happen.

Heather said...

Why are the things that happen to expensive pieces of equipment never covered under warranty? What do warranties actually cover!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw, what a bummer about your screen, Melanie!! But hurray for your features! A silver lining, I suppose!

Tamara Mitchell said...

Stopping in to say hello! I love your etsy items...I make mom bling shirts and tutus :-) I am now off to go see your shop in its fullness!

The Caretaker said...

My hubby once cracked the screen on his laptop and just went on ebay and looked for the screen part and bought it for real cheap. He fixed it by himself for alot cheaper than $400-$600. That might work better for you or might help you alittle.

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