Laptop mutiny

Last week, without warning, my laptop mutinied against me. A dark grey band appeared on the screen, almost dead center, obscuring anything beneath it, and forcing me to adjust any open windows back and forth, to be able to read what’s there.

A quick poll of my Innernetz friends narrowed down the problem to either a faulty LCD panel or video card gone rogue. Neither is a quick or cheap fix.

I thought maybe a timeout was warranted, so I left the curmudgeon home while I road-tripped to Tennessee for the weekend. While away, I dusted off my daughter’s old high school laptop, a 2003 generation MacBook. As much as it tried, the old girl had a difficult time keeping up, and spent most of the weekend in sleep mode.

The time apart was not put to good use. Once home I opened my offending laptop, the same ugly band was still there. There had been no introspective contemplation, no reconsideration and no change of attitude.

http://twitter.com/#!/Tara_R/status/130841053401055232

My next step may be an exorcism, cuz I know there won’t be a new silver Apple in my stocking this Christmas.


Submitted as part of Shell’s “Pour Your Heart Out” writing prompt at Things I Can’t Say. Please stop by to read the other posts, and give a little comment love.

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10 thoughts on “Laptop mutiny

  1. This is devastating. Been there before. I felt completely “my life is over” and dramatic about it. I will add a blurb to Santa in my letter to him requesting you get a shiny new Macbook. 🙂

    Also, thank you for your super sweet comment on my post about the Kyle in my life. I’ve not been to your site before, but am bookmarking it now. 🙂

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