…happened last night. With a bang.
Right in the middle of playing Anno 1602, the laptop shut off. All by itself. All attempts to restart it failed, the first couple of times it started booting, only to shut down again. Dead as a doornail.
It was a miserable feeling, let me tell you. Kaputt. Yup.
Which left me no other choice than to purchase a new laptop this morning, which I did with quite a heavy heart, of course. By the time I came home with it, my mood got better, and I am right now taking a break from setting it up to post this.
It is a wonderful Acer Aspire with a – get this – wide screen – yeah. A wide screen. Tried that baby out too, with a Lord of the Rings DVD. Quite nice.
And now that I have a USB 2.0 port instead of USB 1.0 like on the old laptop to plug my dsl modem into, my internet connection burns rubber.
Lol, and when I put my mobile phone near the notebook, it is instantly recognized! Yes to Infrared!
I will get a repair estimate on the old one, however, as it never hurts to have a backup. It really was an “ugh” kind of feeling this morning without email and internet access – I feel LOST without a computer.
But this new one is NICE!