Thursday, February 22, 2007

Death of a Power Supply

I find it amazing how we, who blog and use our computers as the storage location of our life's artifacts, are so dependent on these miracle machines that allow us to communicate across the world, learn so many things we never knew, do research in a fraction of the time of what was necessary in the past, and give us so much joy and pleasure (/sarc).

Today I awoke to a startling sight - a black monitor screen! Much perturbed, I tried to switch the computer on to no avail. It did not jump to life with familiar beeping and gentle hum to which I had grown accustomed. It remained deathly silent. Dread crept over me as I considered all that I entrust to this humble grey box, and the possibility that it was lost.......lost forever.

Thankfully, the problem was only a bad power supply which was replaced at no charge since my dear husband purchased the new one less than thirty days ago. My heart is again at rest, but it is now time to implement my plan to back up all my data lest the day of wrath comes and I really lose it all.

2 comments:

Betty said...

it is now time to implement my plan to back up all my data lest the day of wrath comes and I really lose it all.

About time & not a moment too soon, as Mike would say. :-)

The other day I was feverishly working on a project, with a hard-cover reference book propped up in front of my keyboard. In the middle of my typing, the monitor abruptly went black. A spasm of panic washed over me as I thought, "No! My monitor can't die now, not in the middle of this!"...and then I noticed that the corner of the book was leaning on the darn thing's on-off button.

When the time comes, may your computer loudly announce its imminent demise at at time that is least inopportune for you. :-)

Bag Lady said...

Oh--been there, done that!

Glad it worked out okay.