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Monday, February 21, 2011


Good Morning!

My precious computer has a blown motherboard. I left the house on Friday to enjoy the beautiful, warm day with my mother-in-law and I came home to enjoy some time reading blogs on the deck outside. It was not to be. Sometime while I was gone, the motherboard in my computer decided to stop functioning. Sad....

After a conversation with Dell Support via online chat (the best way to communicate with them!), my husband found out that our warranty expired in December. That's not surprising.  Isn't that how it usually works?

The good news...if you can call it good news...is that this appears to be an issue that is under recall.  Yay!  So we won't be out any money on the repair!  That's certainly good news to me.

Dell originally wanted us to send the computer to them and have them replace the motherboard. Terrible option!  All my "stuff" is on there...my photos...my documents...my....well, you get the picture, right?  To send them my computer just seems way too personal.  It would be like sending them an unrestricted part of myself.  That's just not a comfortable thought to me.

My sweet husband is perfectly capable of repairing this computer if he has the parts so they are sending a new motherboard to us for him to replace.  So until that time, I am attempting to function with this incredibly small Dell mini with it's incredibly small keyboard and none of my photos or my photo software.  Since it's a holiday today, I'm not sure if Fed Ex will be delivering. I'm hoping, just this once, that they don't have the day off.  I'm thankful we have this little computer; but for my old eyes and chubby fingers, it's just not comfortable to use like my laptop.  Until I get it fixed, my time on here posting and reading and commenting on your blogs will be limited.

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your upcoming week is even better.  Spring is on its way.  It may be snowing here in NH at the present time; but there's just something different in the air.  I can feel it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing you again soon.


  1. So that is where you have been. Hope you are up and around soon. I miss you.

  2. Oh Candace how horrible indeed. I go through that when I use the min laptop in the living room. It works in a pinch, but certainly wouldn't want to use it all the time. Which reminds me, I need to do some backup on the main computer before I loose all of my pics. Hugs...

  3. Thank goodness for recalls, huh? Hope you have a good week too Candace!!

  4. That is ALWAYS the way it works -- these machines are so temperamental, and I think they do a countdown until the warranties expire. They must have their own version of the crystal ball that drops in Times Square! And then they just go kerplooie ....

  5. OK it stinks when the computer is on the blink! Glad your hubby can repair it - I'm like you and would NOT want to send it in.

  6. Isn't it great to have a hubby who can fix things? :D
    I WANT SNOW. Just one more time, and preferably not during spring break, which is actually in winter. (go figure)

  7. Glad it is fixable. Other than the snow, hope all else is well with you. :O)

  8. Yikes!! Hope you get it repaired soon!

  9. This is so deja vu for me. when i was in New Hampshire I bought a Dell laptop. While I was still in the States it broke down, motherboard problem. After hours on the phone someone came over and supposingly he fixed it. Again it had problems and after again hours on the phone they took it back and replaced it wit another one. When I returned to Greece I had problems again, after hours on long distance calls I sent it from Greece to the States. They return it back fixed but not really fixed. To make the long story short I ended up with a useless laptop costing me a fortune. I totally sympathize with you.

  10. At least it's fixable and you don't have to pay. Woo hoo!!! Thanks for your sweet words about our dog, Guinness. Hearing everone's words of encouragement and sympathy is really helpful.

    I hope you're having a happy President's Day!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  11. Hey, glad they are working with you and sending the part! Even better at no cost!

  12. Candy, that goes to prove that every cloud has a silver lining...not only are your repairs $.000000, you have another computer to use in the meantime....even tho it's small...lol
    Love You Bunches
    Aunt Mary

  13. Yikes! My biggest fear! I hope the part comes quickly and your husband can work his magic so you'll be up and running normally again VERY soon.


  14. Sorry for your computer woes-such a pain! Hope they are resolved quickly!

  15. Ugh that stinks! I did not have my computer for most of December until it gor fixed. That was not easy. If you get a chance stop by and enter my Erno Laszlo giveaway. This is a good one where you can pamper yourself. :) I do not really do giveaways, but this one looked really good. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  16. Ugh that is so frustrating! At least your hubby can fix it though! Hope all is back to normal soon!

  17. The computer can be frustrating. I call mine Hal. At least the problem is repairable and there is no out of pocket expense to bear. This is my first visit to your blog and I've been browsing through your earlier entries. I really enjoyed my visit and I will definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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