What is YOUR geek quotient ???

MINE is ‘up there’.  However, The Geek Squad has nothing to worry about.

Returned from a trip to Florida Tuesday night, 11:30 pm, Computer DOES NOT turn on…      Nancy to Nancy:  it’s late – try it in the morning….   AM – still does not turn on – it trys to – – – –

Calls for help…  Thanks to Rich Benet, IT guy @ VPAR (my Realtor association), I am able to hone in on the problems…….         Replaced power source, installed new 512 RAM card {512 is ONLY option for OLD computer} (put older 512 card in 2nd slot – if it is not DEAD, will add to short term memory [need some of that myself]).  Also, replaced the power cord (guy @ Best Buy suggestion – said ‘sounds dumb, but they go bad as well’).

!!!!!! IT WORKS !!!!!!   I am totally proud of myself.  >>>>Yeah, well, I did ‘piss away’ (??? did I say that ????) the whole day solving that problem.<<<<  One trip to VPAR, two trips to Best Buy -One more trip to BB to return the ‘Battery Backup Power Strip’ the salesman talked me into purchasing-   Multiple opening and closing of the tower case – disassembling the wires – repluging in, in another location to test if the electrical outlet & power cord @ my desk was the culprit –  Replacing the power source was scary /as it did not look ‘just like’ the old one/ all those wires (and they are a different color w/different looking sockets – but the business end is the same)       ??? will I get all of the things ??? (cd/dvd drives, motherboard, memory device sockets, & one or two other things..) plugged in correctly {if not, have to go back in to recheck – OR ‘throw in the towel’ & take an additional trip to see Rich}    

HOWEVER——-  YEP,   MY ‘GEEK QUOTIENT’ is pretty ‘up there’.  My desktop computer is WORKING !!! again  >>>>>>>>>No having to resort to the laptop… have yet to install the printer software and have not figured out/taken the time/ how to set up the wireless access to the printer to same laptop…..<<<<<<<<<

I am able to make this post, yea !!!!

Inside of computer before repair

Inside of computer before repair

                                                    

In garage, cleaning out the dust bunnies

In garage, cleaning out the dust bunnies

Pix to map how wires are supposed to be hooked up               

   

Cord tangle

Cord tangle

The Computer & Me - in that space    (to install component wires)

The Computer & Me - in that space (to install component wires)

Dynex - new power source, looks like a medusa; two RAM cards now; adaptor for motherboard cord to power source

Dynex - new power source, looks like a medusa; two RAM cards now; adaptor for motherboard cord to power source

 

TIME CONSUMING  — that’s why repair people get paid

And, taking things apart satisfies curosity in people like me.

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One response to “What is YOUR geek quotient ???

  1. Pretty impressive, Mom! =)

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